FatCow was established as far back as 1998 and quickly became very popular by offering its web hosting services to small and medium-sized businesses. Like HostGator, BlueHost, iPage, A Small Orange, and many other big and small web hosting companies, it is also now owned and managed by Endurance International Group (EIG
Like we mentioned, FatCow became popular by offering inexpensive web hosting services to beginners and DIY website owners. The company offers a full spectrum website hosting services – from shared hosting to dedicated servers. Like most other renowned web hosting companies, FatCow also provides website builder, email, 24-hour support, 30-day money back guarantee and other services that are related to web hosting.
FatCow pride itself on being a green web hosting company. The implication of this is that their data centers and offices are powered purely by wind energy. The company has 2 spacious data centers located in Boston, MA. The two data centers combined have over 800 servers and half a Petabyte storage capacity. The company also maintains a network infrastructure that includes a pooled server environment. This infrastructure makes it possible for website owners to enjoy faster loading time and low latency rate.
The company’s front-end infrastructure is made up of dual redundant M71 routers and 2 firewalls with IDP technology. The facility is always under constant security surveillance.
FatCow General Information:
♣ Website URL: http://fatcow.com
♣ Address: 70 Blanchard Road, 3rd Floor, Burlington, MA 01803, USA.
♣ Sales Phone Number: +1 866 544 9343 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm EST)
♣ Support Phone Number: +1 888 278 9780
♣ E-mail: support [at] fatcow-inc.com
FatCow Hosting Plans Review
FatCow provides their customers with inexpensive eco-friendly hosting. The company claims to be a shared web hosting company for personal and business websites. You can choose from options such as Original FatCow, WordPress Blog, VPS Service, and Dedicated Servers when you want to host your website on FatCow
Original FatCow (Shared Hosting)
FatCow Shared Hosting plan which is known as Original FatCow comes at It has the following features:
|Domain Name||1 Free (first year only)|
|Money-Back Guarantee||30 Days|
|Web Analytics Tools||Yes|
|Disk Space||Oodles (Unlimited)|
|Domains Per Account||Unlimited|
The company also has WordPress Hosting Plan for WordPress users. The features include
|Feature||WP Starter||WP Essential|
|Core Hosting Plan||Yes||Yes|
|Customized Control Panel||Yes||Yes|
|Pre-installed Themes and Plugins||Yes||Yes|
FatCow also offers VPS Hosting services which have three plans below. The pricing for FatCow VPS Hosting starts from $19.99/mo
The final hosting plan by FatCow is Dedicated Hosting Plan; it has 3 plans which include:
The company, no doubt, has one of the strongest uptime records in the industry. Concerning uptime, FatCow has been averaging 99.85% – 99.9% for the past few years. This is good, considering that no website hosting company will guarantee 100% uptime. However, FatCow recorded a 100% uptime in March 2016.
There has never been a significant crash in their 19 years existence which gives us confidence that the company is reliable regarding uptime.
FatCow offers security features similar to those of other web hosting companies. They provide a regular website backup and can recover your website in case of an attack. Additionally, you can enjoy the shared secure sockets layer (SSL) encryption offered by the company for eCommerce owners. However, FatCow lacks an SSH, secure shell, a protocol that provides added security for data transferred over the internet.
FatCow has easy to use control panel for both beginners and experienced users. Their VDesk control panel allows you to do the all required functions on the back end of your website. Just by using your Cpanel login the FatCow provides, when you buy a hosting package, you will be able to install open source applications like
WordPress, Gallery2, PhpBB and much more on your website. The control panel also supports eCommerce services such as shopping cart and PayPal integration.
If you are completely new to website hosting world, a couple of basic Cpanel introduction videos will make it all easy
FatCow provides support through phone, live chat and you can send them an email about your issues. A test of their live chat support system shows that the average wait time is around 13 minutes. Compared to other hosts, this is not an impressive number.
Regarding solutions for the issues you might face, if you have enough patience to wait in their long queues, most of the basic issues will be solved in one go.
Considering the features, pricing, reliability, FatCow without a doubt, is one of the good website hosting companies. With my experience of using shared hosting both on iPage and Fatcow, I feel they both are pretty much the same with all the features, reliability and user experience. Even with customer support, they are so much similar that, in some situations, I felt like both companies use same support team.
For the kind of service they provide, they are pretty inexpensive compared to other hosting providers. But when compared with Ipage hosting with prices, they are bit more costly. So, If I am forced to choose between iPage vs Fatcow for shared hosting, I would rather choose iPage hosting.
♣ Offers unlimited bandwidth and space with no usage limits
♣ No setup fees
♣ 1 free domain name
♣ Fast and secure servers
♣ Reliable servers
♣ Very affordable plans
♣ Comes with Drag-n-Drop Website Builder
♣ 30-Days money back guarantee
♣ Offers PHP5 web hosting support and unlimited MySQL databases
♣ Offers 24/7 customer support
♣ Lacks some necessary security protocols like SSH
♣ Expensive when you are selecting a long-term plan
♣ Long waiting time to get hold of customer support on Live Chat
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