Don't like so many other webhosts, FatCow company has just the one package, and this makes the entire process rather simple. There are no setup activation fees or setup fees, and activation is instantaneous. If you want to commit to 24 months, you can even reduce your rate to $3.67 per month, or $88 per year. I was concerned that FatCow does not offer a month-by-month payment plan, but they do allow you to opt out within the first month, no questions asked, so I went ahead and took the plunge.
At both $4.67 and $3.67 per month, FatCow company gives you a free domain name , unlimited bandwidth, unlimited disk space, unlimited email accounts, unlimited subdomains, built-in point-and-click site builders that are extremely newbie friendly, powerful online store tools, photo galleries , blogs and so forth. Available applications include WordPress , Joomla , phpBB , Gallery2 , GBook and more. They even toss in $150 worth of free advertising with big names, such as Facebook , Google , Yahoo , Bing and so on .
On their main site, FatCow company does not actively promote their uptime, so there are no bold claims. However, that lack of attention to uptime had me a little concerned, and I actually had to dig a bit to find numbers and then confirm them. I was actually surprised at what I found because the number since November 2005 is quite respectable: 99.853%. The only bad thing is that FatCow company seems to experience a small outage nearly every month, but it’s usually less than an hour and often as low as 15 minutes.
During the month that I write FatCow review, there wasn’t any downtime at all, and the site ran without hitch. On the 29th day of service, I even called to inquire about opting out of my 12-month contract. Although I didn’t actually want to opt out, their 30-day no-questions-asked money-back guarantee is an important consideration since they don’t offer monthly contracts. Therefore, I wanted to put it to the fatcow. They asked me some questions about why I was leaving, and then they began the opt-out process in a very professional manner. They were also quite graceful when I came clean about my intentions.
FatCow company is active about promoting their “Moo Crew” 24/7 customer support, and they even have a “HeiferCratic Oath,” which details their promise to the customer. I experienced their excellent support firsthand when I called to opt out. I also had an opportunity to experience it during the sign-up process via live chat. Live chat can be a little impersonal, so I was pleasantly surprised at how well FatCow overcomes those limitations. I asked them a series of questions, each question more difficult than the last. What are the restrictions , related to the email accounts , such as attachment size? Where do you maintain your servers? Finally, how do I set up URL redirection? In each case, the agent was helpful, knowledgeable and concise, and in the case of the redirection, the agent walked me through the process.
• Live Chat
• Support Console (requires login)
• Support Ticket System
• Feedback System
As you can see - finding a way of getting in contact with the support won't be difficult.
vDeck has gotten a new sleek design that I really like. Everything is easy to find and it’s extremely user-friendly. If you like things uncomplicated this is the perfect control panel . I know that I do.
I’ve fatcowed a wide range of webhosts, and rarely have I had an initial experience that went as smoothly as this one did. FatCow company is an excellent webhost, and I’d recommend them to any individual web sites. The service is even robust enough to support large Web enterprises. However, FatCow’s unwillingness or inability to offer an uptime guarantee may be a deal-breaker even for small businesses. You can rely on at least 15 minutes of downtime every month, and for high-volume websites that do business around the clock, that loss of revenue during those 15 minutes can offset any savings gained. For the personal user, you’re not going to find any webhost deals that are much better than this one is.
Easy to Use , Affordable , Friendly Staff and Good Customer Support .
No need to buy anything extra, just the main hosting package and they try to "upsell" a lot of products to you