I'm using Namecheap. I never thought I'd use them. The name alone turns me off. A company with "cheap" in their name? Yuck.
To be completely honest I decided to try Namecheap for my Flarum because it was one of the few inexpensive hosts that offered very easy to follow Flarum installation instructions. I had never installed anything via SSH before. But, desperately wanted to try Flarum.
Like many cheap hosts they have their good reviews and they have their bad reviews.
In one bad review, one complaint was that after the first year, the renewal costs are high. Well, they changed their policy. The monthly rate stays the same now after the first year.
In another bad review the complaint was that they found the uptime was really 99.88% or something like that. First, for me, that's fine. My Flarum isn't a money maker or anything. If it's down every now and then, oh well. But also, that was one person's experience. My site is always up and loads fast when I go there. Also that review could have been old. Namecheap seems to be improving.
They also offer some things for free that other shared hosts don't. And finally, I can pay monthly. This shocked me and is ultimately what made me pull the trigger. I'm tired of having to pay for a full year up front. Paying month to month is amazing!
So Flarum devs, you might want to thank Namecheap for giving people Flarum installation instructions that are easy to follow! 😬