Hosting Review

FatCow Shared Web Hosting Review

FatCow Shared Web Hosting Company Background

FatCow is a different alternative in shared web hosting, cutting out the tech talk and replacing it with simple language. Founded in 1998 they have a long history in the Internet world and were the pioneers in the one-plan philosophy that so many other shared web hosting companies have now adopted, because it is so simple and just works.

Pricing and Value of Their Shared Web Hosting Plan

FatCow’s has one web hosting plan and one MiniMoo plan that just hosts your main contact page. Their main shared web hosting plan is $58 a year and for that you get what is listed below. Not bad for just $58 a year.

Here what you get with their hosting plan
  • Free domain name
  • Host unlimited domains
  • Unlimited sub-domains
  • Unlimited MySQL databases
  • FTP access
  • FREE setup
  • 24/7 customer Support
  • Newsletter Manager Tool
  • Web-mail (access your mail while traveling)
  • Unlimited email accounts
  • Web statistics
  • PHP 4 & 5, Perl
  • Website Site Builder
  • $75 in search engine ad credits

Free software for your website(s)
You get their script barn which includes software such as WordPress (blog software), phpBB (bulletin/forum), Joomla (content management), Gallery2 image gallery program, Polls & survey plugins and GBook (guest book).


FatCow uses a load-balanced shared web hosting platform, which means that the websites are spread over multiple servers that can easily accommodate spikes in web traffic during busy times. They do daily backups and have a backup generator incase their is a power loss. They also have twenty four by seven monitoring of their facility.

Customer Service Oath For Their Shared Web Hosting

Their HeiferCratic Oath is a nice touch. They give you some real good points for a good customer service experience, even calling you within your first seven days to welcome you onboard.

Control Panel – (the tool you use to administer your hosting account)

While FatCow does not use one of the main control panels such as cPanel or Plesk, they do have a easy to use point and click hosting control panel. They even have video tutorials showing you how to use the admin panel.



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