Today we will be reviewing Fatcow web hosting. Fat cow is a shared webhost. If you’re not sure what that is, you should check out the forums, where you should definitely get a general education before making a hosting decision. Anyhow, you can read our review or simply read this summary: Fatcow is a GREAT budget webhost!
Fatcow is also a Green host. Meaning that all the energy they use to power their servers comes from a green energy source (if this is important to you). They have been around since 1998, so you have less worry they will suddenly go bankrupt!
This review is structured as follows: we do an indepth review of the host and at the end we have a link to fatcow’s 50% off hosting promo!
Tech support is very important when it comes to web hosting. Fatcow’s support ranks well in the three categories we highly value. 1) they are helpful. this is the main thing you’re looking for when you call, isn’t it? 2) theyare friendly. I’ve dealt with some very rude customer service techs in my day, but fatcow is exemplary. 3) they are native English speakers. Sadly, being able to understand my tech support reps has been a huge problem in the past!
Speed and Uptime
I believe fatcow offers a pretty standard 99.9% uptime guarantee. In our experience, many hosts offer this guarantee, but few actually uphold it. Fatcow seems to be the exception to this rule. Their uptime has been great.
Speed seems to be decent for most customers and excellent for many others. We have no speed complaints from Fatcow.
They offer one click installs (which are a must if you host a lot of websites with CMS, ecommerce or WordPress). The standard “unlimited” speed and space apply. If you run a low demand website or low traffic website, then this should apply to you. But if you have a high traffic site, you have no business buying shared hosting anyway! Fatcow is also a green host. They are probably the biggest green host on the internet.
Another feature they offer is Daily server backups to preserve your files. This can be great in the event of catastrophic dataloss. Additionally, many web hosts do not offer this great feature.
PHP, CGI, MySQL (unlimited databases), and Python are all built into the the hosting account. They also offer a free domain (so shave $10 off your yearly bill if you need a domain).
Fatcow is one of the best shared hosting providers on the new. We strongly recommend Fatcow! 5/5! They offer a 30 day money back guarantee, so you can give em a try…