Fatcow hosting has a special going on now that undercuts many of its competitors at $3.67 a month, however it ends soon and Fatcow’s regular pricing is on the expensive side. At nearly $7.00 per month for regular hosting, Fatcow is one of the most expensive providers on the list. However, it does offer referral and reseller programs that can help offset that high price – if you feel like putting in the effort, and have the time to fool with it.
Most Fatcow users – over 99% of them, according to Fatcow – will get basically unlimited bandwidth and disk space. Only a small percentage of sites fall into that category which forces the company to limit the bandwidth or space they use. All accounts receive unlimited POP e-mail accounts along with their plan, that includes webmail, spam filtering, and a newsletter management tool. You can also have unlimited FTP users and sub-users, and as many domains per account as you need.
Fatcow also has a Website Builder and “Script Barn” which includes WordPress, Joomla, phpBB, and more. Using these tools, you should be able to develop a website or blog without prior knowledge of HTML, PERL, or any other programming language. Applications include wizards that make them easy to install. Fatcow also supports FrontPage and, as noted, unlimited FTP. Google Webmaster Tools and custom search come integrated into your website.
Businesses are also welcome at Fatcow. They offer shopping carts for small business sites, as well as an SSL secure server. PayPal integration is available, and businesses can accept credit cards as well. You can even create a catalog with coupons and sales events. PowerPay is also an available option.
Both personal and business sites can benefit from good exposure, and Fatcow’s plan offers a host of promotional tools. These tools include $100 AdWords credit, $25 Bing/Yahoo credit, and $50 Facebook advertising credit to start with, as well as a free toll free phone number and Yellowpages.com listing. Fatcow’s marketing tools also include HubSpot’s Website Grader, which few other hosts offer.
Fatcow also offers one free domain name (a limited time offer), and a 30 day money back guarantee. If you have any questions or concerns, Fatcow’s friendly Moo Crew is available 24/7 by phone, e-mail, or live chat. Their servers are backed up daily and monitored around the clock, so you never have to worry about technical issues. Also, Fatcow’s servers are 100% wind powered, meaning your website is 100% green.
Fatcow boasts all the features and services of other web host providers, but at a steeper price. If you act quickly enough, you may be able to take advantage of their introductory price, which is far more affordable than their regular one. However, all sites automatically renew at the regular price, so you are only getting one year at a discount. Businesses in particular may find Fatcow a good draw, but personal webmasters are probably going to want to go with a more affordable provider.