Features, Pros & Cons – Forbes Advisor

Features, Pros & Cons – Forbes Advisor

NameSilo offers a lot more than domain names. In addition to its registration service, it offers WHOIS privacy protection, the ability to back-order unavailable domains, get an SSL certificate, web hosting and email hosting.

Domain Registration

Registering a domain with NameSilo is simple and its pricing is straightforward. To register a domain, search for your desired domain from its home page. From there, you will be able to see which extensions are available, as well as how much each of the various extensions cost. Once you find a domain you would like to purchase, simply follow the prompts to complete the checkout process.

Note that unlike many other registrars, users must create an account before they can purchase a new domain. WHOIS privacy protection is automatically included, so your personal information will be hidden in the domain registry.

NameSilo Domain Registration Cost

Web Hosting

NameSilo offers web hosting plans to help users get their site up and running at an affordable price. Plans start at $2.39 per month with annual billing for 20GB of storage, 100GB of bandwidth, cPanel access and two free business email addresses. While it’s very competitively priced, its hosting plans are not a great value compared to its leading competitors.

Price aside, storage is limited and it does not offer unlimited bandwidth on any of its plans. It also does not offer an uptime guarantee, which is a standard inclusion among web hosting providers. On top of that, it also does not include a free domain name with the purchase of a web hosting plan, though many of the top web hosting providers do.

Website Security

To help secure websites, NameSilo offers SSL certificates for as little as $9.59 per year. While this is affordable, it’s worth noting that web hosting plans often include a free SSL certificate so it may be worth choosing a host that includes a free SSL certificate rather than purchasing one. This also makes the installation process even easier, as it will generally integrate seamlessly when installed via your web hosting provider.

It also offers domain name security tools, such as two-factor authentication. This is not automatically enabled, however, it is very easy to activate it from the cPanel by navigating to ‘Account Settings’ from the left-hand vertical menu and then selecting ‘2-Factor Authentication’ from the horizontal navigation toward the top of the page.

Email Hosting

Email hosting is what enables businesses to create professional email addresses that use their own domain name (e.g., [email protected]). NameSilo includes two email addresses for free with its hosting plans, but it’s also possible to buy email hosting without using NameSilo’s web hosting service. Plans start with a free version with 1GB of storage, then go up to $2.99 per month per inbox with 10GB of storage. Those who need more storage space can upgrade to the Premium plan for $4.99 per month for 50GB of storage.


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