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FatCow Ratings
Total Number of Reviews:
13
Would recommend:
100% of Users
Control Panel Use
4.30769
Customer Support
4.846155
Reliability & Uptime
4.69231
Features
4.53846
Price Value
4.153845
Overall Score: 4.6 out of 5

1op 5 Web Hosting Sites

Rating:
4.94203
Rating:
4.8
Rating:
4.645835
Rating:
4.685185
Rating:
4.589745

Founded in 1998, FatCow is a provider of shared web hosting for SMBs. They specialize is giving the customer as much or as little as needed, such as their “Mini-moo” program which is inexpensive enough to act as a placeholder while the company is developing its brand. They offer a range of services for growing business, including writing SEO-friendly copy, a site builder, Facebook business pages, and a mobile web site builder. Their environmentally-conscious facility is 100% powered by wind. They stand behind their service with a 30 day money-back guarantee. FatCow was founded in Albuquerque, NM, but now hosts in Boston, MA.

Prices Start at:
Prices start at $3.15/mo for the MiniMoo plan: no setup fee, 35% discount on domain name registration, fully customizable control panel, and full “Moo Crew” hands-on support.
 

Reliability:
FatCow is backed by their “HeiferCratic Oath,” to have top notch customer service, including under-two-minute hold times, US-based support, and to have the highest training standards. Their hosting platform is supported by dual routers and has a triple-redundant Internet connection. Each file they host is located in at least two locations.
 

Site Builder Support:
FatCow has a point & click website building tool, as well as support for applications, like photo galleries and blogs.
 

Editor's Bottom Line:
FatCow offers a lot of personality to match their impressive credentials. One thing they offer that seems to be unique among the web hosting offerings is a hosted VoIP toll-free number, complete with auto-attendant, and 100 free minutes, courtesy of Nextiva, as part of their standard “Fat Cow” plan, provided you sign a service contract. For businesses just getting their feet wet, the “mini-moo” plan will get them into the world of web hosting without overwhelming them.
 

Available Services & Products:

  • All The Cowbells and Whistles Plan, 36-month term: $7.49 a month (billed $269.64 for 3 years); 24-month term: $8.49 a month (billed $203.76 for 2 years); 12-month terms: $9.49 a month (billed $113.88 for 12 months); Monthly term (subject to availability): $9.49 a month. Includes: Free setup fee and one year domain name registration; website builder, web analytics tools; $100 Google AdWords, $25 Yahoo!/Bing credit, $50 Facebook credit, yellowpages.com listing; tollfree number and 100 minutes/month of hosted VoIP; unlimited disk space, unlimited bandwidth, unlimited domains, unlimited email; online store tools; WordPress, Gallery2, phpBB, Gbook, Joomla, Poll tools.
     
  • Basic VPS Hosting, $24.99/mo: 1-Core CPU; 1GB RAM; 40GB Storage; 1TB Bandwidth; 1 IP Address; Free Domain Registration; CentOS 6.4; cPanel
     
  • Business VPS Hosting, $59.99/mo: 2-Core CPU; 4GB RAM; 90GB Storage; 3TB Bandwidth; 2 IP Address; Free Domain Registration; CentOS 6.4; cPanel
     
  • Optimum VPS Hosting, 99.99/mo: 4-Core CPU; 8GB RAM; 120GB Storage; 4TB Bandwidth; 2 IP Address; Free Domain Registration; CentOS 6.4; cPanel
  • Startup Dedicated Hosting, $149.99/mo: Intel Xeon E3 - 1220LV2 3.5 GHZ; 4GB RAM; 500GB Storage; 5TB Bandwidth; 3 IP Addresses; Free Domain Registration; CentOS 6.4; cPanel
     
  • Professional Dedicated Hosting, $189.99/mo: Intel Xeon E3-1265LV2 3.2 GHZ; 8GB RAM; 1000GB Storage; 10TB Bandwidth; 4 IP Addresses; Free Domain Registration; CentOS 6.4; cPanel
     
  • Enterprise Dedicated Hosting, $239.99/mo: Intel Xeon E3-1230V2 3.7 GHZ; 16GB RAM; 1000GB Storage; 15TB Bandwidth; 5 IP Addresses; Free Domain Registration; CentOS 6.4; cPanel

Continuously perfect

User's Rating: 5.0
Control Panel Use
5
Customer Support
5
Reliability & Uptime
5
Features
5
Price Value
5
Date:
January 15, 2014
Reviewer:
R. Patricia
Recommend:
Yes
FatCow has been my web host for more than a year. I have not had a single problem. It has been continuously perfect in providing service. Fat Cow's rates are very competitive. I can recommend this web host with a very clear conscience.

Great for Wordpress

User's Rating: 4.7
Control Panel Use
4
Customer Support
5
Reliability & Uptime
5
Features
5
Price Value
4
Date:
January 14, 2014
Reviewer:
Ann
Recommend:
Yes
I'm a novice when it comes to websites. I did a lot of research to locate WordPress hosting providers, and came up with FatCow and another top contender that seemed to have great reviews. Unfortunately for me, I decided to go with the other top contender. Maybe they're fine for people who know how to write their own code, but a novice is in for real trouble. What a nightmare. There was a glitch in the software for setting up WordPress that they'd known about for many months.

Consistently good...

User's Rating: 4.0
Control Panel Use
2
Customer Support
5
Reliability & Uptime
5
Features
4
Price Value
3
Date:
January 5, 2014
Reviewer:
Richard
Recommend:
Yes
Consistently good service. Not the cheapest but have not had any problems.

Helpful features

User's Rating: 4.7
Control Panel Use
5
Customer Support
5
Reliability & Uptime
4
Features
5
Price Value
4
Date:
December 12, 2013
Reviewer:
Hanna
Recommend:
Yes
Fatcow web hosting services has thus far been great. Haven't had a site crash or issue since signing up about 2 months ago. Came highly recommeded from a close family friend was convinced to try their services. Excellent support options and user portal.Easy and helpful features at a decent price. Thanks for the great service Fatcow.

Offers step-by-step tutorials

User's Rating: 4.3
Control Panel Use
4
Customer Support
3
Reliability & Uptime
4
Features
5
Price Value
5
Date:
November 19, 2013
Reviewer:
David
Recommend:
Yes
Fatcow was so helpful in getting me started by offering their step-by-step tutorials on how to function their site builder tools and how to operate my site in their admin area. Haven't experienced any downtime to my site and Fatcow has been reliable to me since sign up.

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