FatCow Review 2017
• Oodles of diskspace
• Oodles of bandwidth
• Free domain name
• Unlimited domain hosting
• Unlimited emails
• $200 ad credits
• 100% wind energy
• Cows stink of fart
FatCow Web Hosting Review 2017
FatCow is awarded best Newbie Friendly host for 2017.
Welcome to our in-depth FatCow Review for 2017. Above you will find several tabs that review all the different web hosting services provided by FatCow, please click these to learn more about each specific service.
FatCow was founded in 1998 by Jackie Fewell & offer a range of services including domain name registrations, shared, WordPress, VPS & dedicated web hosting solutions, with Headquarters based in Burlington, Massachusetts.
Like other similar providers such as BlueHost, HostGator & JustHost, this company was also acquired by Endurance Group International, who seem to be on a spending spree & I imagine they intend on buying every single hosting company, if given the chance.
The companies focus is on simplicity and transparency, as too many web hosting companies make things complicated, hiding behind confusing technical service descriptions, unclear pricing structures & poor customer satisfaction, which is exactly what FatCow set out to change.
By becoming more approachable to small and medium sized business owners, as well as personal users with little experience & building a friendly support team from the very start, this provider has become increasingly popular & also one of the industry leaders.
I believe that this website hosting company is the only one to have it’s own sense of humor within it’s sales pitch, which is rarely seen on other popular companies, especially on their plan descriptions that play on words related to Cows, such as “LegenDairy Support”, which puts a smile on peoples faces & is a breath of fresh air in this crowded marketplace.
With zero technical jargon, affordable packages with simple pricing structures, Oodles of features & powered by 100% wind energy, you can get your website setup quickly on a budget, without much fuss at all. FatCow has character, which sets them apart from the rest of the herd.
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FatCow WordPress Web Hosting Review 2017
If you want to build a WordPress website for your business, or even a personal blog, web hosting that is specifically customized & optimized for this content management system is your best option.
FatCow offer a selection of WordPress web hosting plans including WP Starter & WP Essential, which offer a better experience when using this type of CMS.
Pricing starts from $3.75/month for WP Starter, up to $6.95/month for WP Essential. These prices, like most other similar hosts are for your first term only and will renew at the regular rates, so please check current renewal rates before committing to any package.
Here are the FatCow WordPress web hosting renewal fees currently listed on their website, at the time of writing this review, please take these fees into consideration before you order:
- Monthly term: $10.49 a month (billed monthly)
- 12-month term: $9.49 a month (billed $113.88 for 12 months)
- 24-month term: $8.49 a month (billed $203.76 for 2 years)
- Monthly term: $12.49 a month (billed monthly)
- 12-month term: $12.49 a month (billed $149.88 for 12 months)
- 24-month term: $11.49 a month (billed $275.76 for 2 years)
- 36-month term: $10.49 a month (billed $377.64 for 3 years)
The main features of WP Essential include unlimited diskspace, unlimited mailboxes, free domain name, daily site backups, malware protection and the bandwidth capacity for millions of website visitors per month. Faster loading speeds and enhanced security are guaranteed on this plan.
As this hosting is customized for WordPress, you will also enjoy pre-installed plugins, curated WordPress themes & a customized control panel that allows you to conveniently access the most important tools to manage your website.
Along with the features already discussed, you will also receive professional WordPress support, free marketing credits, money back guarantee, with SSD-based infrastructure, all powered by wind energy.
FatCow Shared Web Hosting Review 2017
If your building your very first website, for business or personal use, then shared web hosting is the best place to start. The original FatCow web hosting plan offers a wide range of useful features that will allow you to easily build and promote your new website online, at a price you can afford.
Unlike other providers who have a range of different shared hosting packages, FatCow offer a one price, one package fits all, so you don’t get confused or remain un-decided on which plan would suit your business.
At an affordable price of only $49/year, you have access to a free domain for the first year, unlimited bandwidth, diskspace, email accounts & can host unlimited domains, so you will not need to purchase another package if you intend on running multiple websites in the future. All services are also backed by a 30 day money-back guarantee.
The built in website builder is a simple to use interface, ideal for users with little coding experience, so you are not limited in any way. Spend a few hours building your website and be ready to launch your business across the internet within the day.
Want to build an online store to sell your own products online? If so, there is many features that enable you to do so, such as ShopSite online store that enables you to process credit card payments, along with PowerPay, PayPal integration & shared SSL to keep your customers sensitive information safe.
Alternatively, if you don’t intend on using the website builder or the eCommerce features, you also have access to applications that can build professional websites such as WordPress & Joomla. Simply install the application in your control panel, install your favorite theme and your good to go.
Once you have your website built, you can then start marketing your new website using the free advertising credits provided with your plan. Send targeted traffic to your site and start generating business leads from popular pay per click networks with a $100 Google Adwords bonus, Yahoo!/Bing search marketing credits & a YellowPages listing. With a free toll-free phone number (US only), you can also increase response from your adverts.
FatCow VPS Web Hosting Review 2017
FatCow offer a nice selection of high performance VPS web hosting services with customizable configurations, instant server deployment & no excess usage billing if you go over your allocated resources.
VPS is the most ideal web hosting solution for websites that out grow shared server environments. You may notice your web page loading speed decreasing due to requiring increased server resources & when this happens, it’s time to switch.
On their website you will find 3 pre-configured VPS hosting plans, basic, business & optimum. Pricing starts out from $19.99/month for basic, up to $79.99/month for optimum, which is currently a 20% discount offered for your first term. Rebills are at the regular rates.
The business plan, at $47.99/month offers 2 cores, 90GB storage, 3TB bandwidth & 4GB RAM. Along with the standard server specs included, you also get some valuable extras such as a free domain name, advertising credits, personalized email, 24×7 support & all 100% powered by wind.
As with most other popular VPS web hosting providers, your server is built to scale with cloud based flexibility, as the demands of your business increase, which is good to have, especially if you are ambitious and plan on scaling your business to the moon (like me)!
FatCow Dedicated Web Hosting Review 2017
There may come a time when shared or VPS hosting is just not going to cut it, and you want the ultimate in server speed, security and functionality. Dedicated web hosting offers all this and much more.
FatCow offer a selection of dedicated web hosting plans which offers all the resources you would ever need to dominate the web. With an expert support team on hand specifically trained for this type of hosting, you can take your growing business to the next level of awesome, with beyond maximum server security and speed.
On their website you will find 3 pre-configured dedicated hosting plans, startup, professional and enterprise. Pricing starts from $119.99/month for the startup plan, up to $191.99/month for the enterprise plan. This pricing is based on a 20% discount for your first term, in which the renewals are then charged at the standard rate.
The professional plan, from $151.99/month, you get 4 cores, 1000GB storage, 10TB bandwidth & 8GB RAM, which is ideal for established businesses that wish to expand quickly. You are able to expand your website capabilities, along with the flexibility of dedicated resources.
The features are pretty much similar to their VPS packages, although the server is yours and yours alone. You are provided with fully managed support, cPanel with root access, options to scale server resources & if you surpass your limits, there is no overage charges, like there would be with other similar hosting companies.
Along with the features already mentioned, you will also enjoy increased operating speeds, high level security, advanced data protection with mirrored storage, free domain and marketing credits, but most of all, your website will be unaffected by other users for maximum performance.
Review of Support Provided by FatCow 2017
When you decide on purchasing a web hosting package with any company, especially in the web hosting field, you expect top notch support, from staff that know what their talking about.
When it comes to support, FatCow’s Moo Crew have got your back, in more ways than one. You have access to request support on a 24/7 basis, via several different methods, depending on what you prefer the most, including lightning fast live support.
- Phone – Sales & Support: 888.278.9780
- Live Chat – Response wait time tested: 1m 08s (Excellent)
- Online Support Desk – Submit account specific support tickets
- Knowledgebase – Access a wide range of user guides
- Social Media – You can message them on Facebook, Twitter & Google+