FatCow Web Hosting Review

FatCow Review

FatCow hosting company has an unusual name, but what they offer is typical when compared to the other web hosts we've reviewed. However, the folks at this web hosting service do have a certain charm, and you can see it all over their website. Particularly endearing are all the little cow jokes and nicknames that play a role in their service. This web hosting service’s representatives pride themselves on straightforward service without the techno-talk and complicated service plans.


Hosting Package:
The pricing for this web hosting service is a little confusing because they don't give you a monthly price. Instead, they say that they charge $66 per year, which breaks down to be about $5.50 per month when you divide that number by 12 months. In their plan, you get unlimited storage space, monthly bandwidth, POP3 email addresses and additional FTP user and sub user accounts. Your domain name, the website builder and all the scripts they offer are free. They offer shopping carts and a secure SSL server. To top it all off, you can get your money back within 30 days if you don't like what they're giving you.

Ease of Use:
FatCow prides themselves on making each and every one of their features easy enough for a beginning computer user to master. Their customer service team, which is aptly dubbed "The Moo Crew" is ready and waiting 24 hours a day and 7 days a week to assist you in case any problems arise. Their reliable servers and superb features will prevent such a thing from ever happening.

Help & Support:
For customer support, this web hosting service offers 24/7 phone, email and live chat support. They also have step-by-step tutorials and an extensive FAQs library. Their customizable control panel helps to make what's already easy even easier.

Site Creation Tools:
This service’s website builder allows users who don’t know the first thing about web design to create complex web pages in no time. This service integrates Google Custom Search, which enables users to search within your website, and Webmaster Tools, which provide you with right features to manage your website. This service supports WordPress, Gallery2 and phpBB, allowing you to turn your website into a blog or add message boards and photo galleries to it.

Server Access:
This web hosting service’s feature list says it offers FTP access, but doesn't include any information on if they offer anonymous FTP, .htaccess support or Cron Jobs compatibility.

Marketing Tools:
FatCow’s includes Google AdWords, Yahoo!/Bing Search Marketing and Facebook advertising credits with their plan. They also give their customers a free Yellowpages.com listing and a 60-day trial membership with RatePoint. HubSpot’s Website Grader rounds out their marketing tools, but you can find it online free without having to sign-up for this service.

Reporting and Statistics:
FatCow says they offer "Web Analytics Tools," but they are vague as to what that actually entails. Whether or not they allow you to look at your log files remains unclear as well.

Summary:
Overall, FatCow is a web hosting service that will meet most needs of a small to medium-sized business. The price is affordable; they also have a 30-day money back guarantee. To customize your plan, FatCow offers add-ons at additional cost. Be sure to compare plans before you purchase however, particularly if you find that you need this services add-ons.

FatCow Specifications

Great Web Hosting, No Bull
Just like our company, The Original FatCow Web hosting plan is a different breed—beefed up with everything you'll need to build a successful online presence—before the cows come home. And to help you every step of the way, we've corralled a great team of folks in the Friendly Moo Crew Support Team.

Website Hosting ... Our Bread Milk and Butter
Our robust, all-in-one hosting solution includes everything you need to put your business or personal site online — and to manage it for years to come.

100% Wind-Powered Web Hosting
Our offices and our data centers are all 100% powered by wind energy. You can be proud that the machines hosting your website and email are fully eco-friendly!

Point & Click Site Building Tools
Create a professional-looking website with just a few clicks, using a variety of dynamic themes and templates. No programming or HTML experience needed!

Integrated Google Webmaster Tools
Google Webmaster Tools provides you with detailed reports about your pages' visibility on Google — completely integrated within your FatCow Plan!

Application Installation Wizards
Our simple to use install wizards provides step-by-step instructions for adding a variety of applications to your site — photo galleries, blog software and more!

Online Store and Selling Tools
We offer a variety of tools to help you sell online: shopping carts, catalogs with coupon and sales options, PayPal integration ... you can even accept credit cards online.

Email
Customize your email address (you@yourdomain.com) to enhance your professional image. Plus, you'll be able to check your mail from anywhere.

Free Advertising!
Get the word out about your great new site with credits for major search engines, including Google, Yahoo!, Bing, and for the popular social networking site, Facebook. We give you $125 in free advertising, right up front!

FatCow Friendly Moo Crew Support

We're here to help. If you have questions, our friendly Moo Crew is available 24x7 via phone, email and online chat. Plus, we back our promises with the HeiferCratic Oath.

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