Product description

The FatCow hosting provider offers shared hosting, WordPress hosting, VPS, and dedicated server hosting. What is different about it is that their shared hosting offer is only one. There are no variations for this particular type of service.

The Original Fat Cow, as it is creatively called, offers:

  • unlimited email addresses
  • unlimited disk space
  • unlimited bandwidth
  • free website builder
  • 1 GB of Just Cloud storage
  • a free domain name
  • $50 in social networking credits

The VPS Hosting offer, however, has three different packages:

  • The Basic plan – starts at $19.90/month (increases to $ 24.99/month on a regular basis)
  • 1 core
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 40 GB of storage
  • 1 TB of bandwidth

 

  • The Business plan – starts at $47.99/month (increases to $59.99/month on a regular basis)
  • 2 cores
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 90 GB of storage
  • 3 TB of bandwidth

 

  • The Optimum plan – starts at $ 79.99/month (increases to $99.99/month)
  • 4 cores
  • 8 GB of RAM
  • 120 GB of storage
  • 4 TB of bandwidth

 

The dedicated servers offer comes with the same type of offer structure:

  • The Startup plan – starts at $ 119.99/month (increases to $149.99/month on a regular basis)
  • 2 cores
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 500 GB of storage
  • 5 TB of bandwidth

 

  • The Professional plan – starts at $151.99/month (increases to $189.99/month on a regular basis) –      4 cores
  • 8 GB of RAM
  • 1000 GB of storage
  • 10 TB of bandwidth

 

  • The Enterprise plan – starts at $191.99/month (increases to $ 239.99/month on a regular basis)
  • 4 cores
  • 16 GB of RAM
  • 1000 GB of storage
  • 15 TB of bandwidth

 

 

The WordPress hosting offer has only two packages. Their prices are of $3.75/month and $6.95/month. Both plans offer customized control panel, core hosting plan, pre-installed themes, and plug-ins. The pricier plan has enhanced support, speed, and security.

Accessibility

The Fat Cow Company makes its offer easy to understand. The simpler your web hosting needs are, the easier it is for you to choose the Original Fat Cow package, without wondering whether a bigger shared hosting package would work better.

The website building tool is easy to manage even for a beginner. You will find install wizards to provide step-by-step instructions for adding all the applications your site needs. Themes and templates can be chosen without having any programming knowledge. This is one of the best options for beginners and there is also access to tools such as shopping cart, PayPal integration, and catalogues with coupons.

The “Moo Crew”, as the support team is called, is professional, knowledgeable and reliable. Since more and more people with no programming skills are venturing in the online world, these agents are prepared to explain anything to anyone. The response time is very short and you can contact them on the phone, through email, and live chat.

Their uptime really is that good and you can rely on them to keep your site up. Also, they offer daily backup serves, which is something very few other companies do, especially on a budget.

Tech Profile

This hosting service claims to offer:

  • Unlimited hosting space
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Unlimited domains
  • Unlimited e-mails
  • cPanel Control Panel
  • 99.99% Uptime guarantee
  • Free domain name

Marketing Features

This hosting service claims to offer:

  • Advertising credits worth $125
  • Networking credits worth $50
  • Integrated Google Analytics
  • Application Installations Wizzards
  • Free website builder
  • SEO tools
  • eCommerce tools

Cost Concerns

The FatCow offer is pretty transparent. Additionally, they offer a lot of discounts, promotions, and random offers. Their introductory fees are also very attractive. On the other hand, this all makes the transition to the regular fees seem a bit steep.

Watch out for internal selling. Once you sign up for something, you become the main potential customer for an upgrade. Also, there are trials you might be tempted to try out. Just remember that once you do, you need to manually end the trial. Otherwise, once the test period ends, the company starts charging you for this service.

There is a 30 days money back guarantee. This is always good to know.

Downsides

  • Annoying upselling is customary.
  • Free trials are automatically continued and charged, unless you manually end them.
  • Their “unlimited” offer does, in fact, have limits. Once crossed, the company can suspend your account. You need to make sure you do not use too much bandwidth, CPU time, and disk space.

Conclusion

FatCow is easy to use and has really attractive introductory offers. This means that a beginner will be drawn in by the prices and will benefit from a series of interesting features that are not confusing at all. Additionally, he will have all the help needed from the “Moo crew”.