Founded in 1998, FatCow is a provider of shared web hosting for SMBs. They specialize is giving the customer as much or as little as needed, such as their “Mini-moo” program which is inexpensive enough to act as a placeholder while the company is developing its brand. They offer a range of services for growing business, including writing SEO-friendly copy, a site builder, Facebook business pages, and a mobile web site builder. Their environmentally-conscious facility is 100% powered by wind. They stand behind their service with a 30 day money-back guarantee. FatCow was founded in Albuquerque, NM, but now hosts in Boston, MA.
Prices Start at:
Prices start at $3.15/mo for the MiniMoo plan: no setup fee, 35% discount on domain name registration, fully customizable control panel, and full “Moo Crew” hands-on support.
FatCow is backed by their “HeiferCratic Oath,” to have top notch customer service, including under-two-minute hold times, US-based support, and to have the highest training standards. Their hosting platform is supported by dual routers and has a triple-redundant Internet connection. Each file they host is located in at least two locations.
Site Builder Support:
FatCow has a point & click website building tool, as well as support for applications, like photo galleries and blogs.
Editor's Bottom Line:
FatCow offers a lot of personality to match their impressive credentials. One thing they offer that seems to be unique among the web hosting offerings is a hosted VoIP toll-free number, complete with auto-attendant, and 100 free minutes, courtesy of Nextiva, as part of their standard “Fat Cow” plan, provided you sign a service contract. For businesses just getting their feet wet, the “mini-moo” plan will get them into the world of web hosting without overwhelming them.
Available Services & Products:
- All The Cowbells and Whistles Plan, 36-month term: $7.49 a month (billed $269.64 for 3 years); 24-month term: $8.49 a month (billed $203.76 for 2 years); 12-month terms: $9.49 a month (billed $113.88 for 12 months); Monthly term (subject to availability): $9.49 a month. Includes: Free setup fee and one year domain name registration; website builder, web analytics tools; $100 Google AdWords, $25 Yahoo!/Bing credit, $50 Facebook credit, yellowpages.com listing; tollfree number and 100 minutes/month of hosted VoIP; unlimited disk space, unlimited bandwidth, unlimited domains, unlimited email; online store tools; WordPress, Gallery2, phpBB, Gbook, Joomla, Poll tools.
- Basic VPS Hosting, $24.99/mo: 1-Core CPU; 1GB RAM; 40GB Storage; 1TB Bandwidth; 1 IP Address; Free Domain Registration; CentOS 6.4; cPanel
- Business VPS Hosting, $59.99/mo: 2-Core CPU; 4GB RAM; 90GB Storage; 3TB Bandwidth; 2 IP Address; Free Domain Registration; CentOS 6.4; cPanel
- Optimum VPS Hosting, 99.99/mo: 4-Core CPU; 8GB RAM; 120GB Storage; 4TB Bandwidth; 2 IP Address; Free Domain Registration; CentOS 6.4; cPanel
- Startup Dedicated Hosting, $149.99/mo: Intel Xeon E3 - 1220LV2 3.5 GHZ; 4GB RAM; 500GB Storage; 5TB Bandwidth; 3 IP Addresses; Free Domain Registration; CentOS 6.4; cPanel
- Professional Dedicated Hosting, $189.99/mo: Intel Xeon E3-1265LV2 3.2 GHZ; 8GB RAM; 1000GB Storage; 10TB Bandwidth; 4 IP Addresses; Free Domain Registration; CentOS 6.4; cPanel
- Enterprise Dedicated Hosting, $239.99/mo: Intel Xeon E3-1230V2 3.7 GHZ; 16GB RAM; 1000GB Storage; 15TB Bandwidth; 5 IP Addresses; Free Domain Registration; CentOS 6.4; cPanel