FatCow Review From A Blogger's Perspective

There is a surge of green hosting companies these days and FatCow is one of them. Get to know what goes in every FatCow package, how much will it cost you and if there are any warning bells that you should know about, before signing up with them.

Since 1998 the FatCow Web Hosting plan has provided reliable hosting services for individuals and businesses. Whether you’re looking for a small business web host or domain name for your business—FatCow has the service and experienced team to support you!

The Good Stuff title

Let’s get straight to the good stuff. Why should you choose FatCow? It’s because:

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They are very affordable. A bit over $3 per month for the first term. Not bad!
They are powered by green energy. No more guilts about your server heating up the environment!
Assist you in setting up your site – from transferring from old domains to giving you free site building tools to make use of
Great customer support – they are easy to contact, responds quickly and can answer troubleshooting concerns

Perfect for small businesses or personal sites

The Bad Stuff title

fatcow warning-iconThe major issue with FatCow is that if you are looking for a more robust and massive means of powering your site, this is not the service for you. There are no package upgrades that involve transitioning into a VPS or dedicated server set up here. In a nutshell, here are the limitations that you should think about when choosing FatCow:

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Don’t expect load balancers in place. This is just a shared hosting package.
No exclusivity to the access to the server. This also means you cannot pick your OS. Just so you know, they are Linux-powered.
Their pricing balloons when renewing the service. It nearly doubles on all occasions.
Unlimited data storage and bandwidth may be an issue since this is being offered to everyone on FatCow, not just you. So imagine the stress on the server.

The Hosting Package title

renewalHow much does a FatCow package cost? On promotion as of this writing, they charge $3.15 for every month on FatCow for the first term of subscription. This starts with a 12-month subscription but can be extended to as far as three years. Now when you renew, you have to accept that the promo rates no longer apply and that you will be charged anywhere from $6.99 to $9.99 per month, depending on the length of tenure.

The Features and Specifications title

What are the features that come with every FatCow package?

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Unlimited data storage
Unlimited bandwidth
Unlimited POP mailboxes
Free web site builder, domain name and a script library including support for Joomla, Drupal and WordPress

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Drupal and WordPress
Support for shopping carts
Support for SSL for additional security
Unlimited FTP users

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$125 in ad credits from various search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo
$50 in social networking ads like Facebook
Free listing at the Yellowpages.com site
Plus you have that 30-day money back guarantee option plus the decent 24/7 customer support team.

The Ease Of Use title

img7From the website itself, you can already judge that FatCow is quite easy to use. the script barn, as they call it, gives you a lot of resources to further customize your web server. This helps you install add ons pretty quickly like the latest version of WordPress.

The Customer Support title

imageCustomer support is better than industry standards. They are easy to contact – it does not feel like they are hiding from their customers. What we love the most is the live chat feature so that you can instantly ask their team for information while having it in a transcript that you can refer back to later on.

The Verdict title

imageOverall, we think this is a great fit for those who want uncomplicated and straightforward hosting packages. This is again, not for enterprise business owners.

One Comment

  1. ARNOLD WEBSTER July 9, 2015 at 9:11 pm - Reply

    In planning stage. Is Fatcow a suitable website to sell only 1 or 2 music products?

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