fatcow web hostingIF you are looking for no-fuss web hosting services, FatCow may be your answer. At only $49/year, this is a probably one of the lowest prices available on the Web. That works out to only $4.08 per month. Most people I know use this to host their WordPress blogs, Joomla or phpBB forum.

Online sellers will be pleased with FatCow as the company makes selling online easy by providing eCommerce connectivity such as ShopSite Online Store, accepts credit card, PayPal Shopping Cart Integration, Power Pay and shared SSL. To sweeten the deal further, FatCow’s web hosting package is like a starter kit providing you with following stuff to kickstart your new website or eCommerce store:

  1. hosting services
  2. free domain registration
  3. credits/bonus worth $200 for advertising: Google Adwords, Yahoo/Bing!
  4. yellowpages.com listing

What do you get for that price?

Feature 
DiskspaceUnlimited^
BandwidthUnlimited^
Domains per AccountUnlimited
Email AccountsUnlimited
Domain PointingUnlimited
SubdomainsUnlimited
Automated Domain RenewalAvailable
Daily Server BackupsYes
Backup Generator SystemYes
MySQL DatabasesUnlimited
Website Builder & ToolsYes
FTP AccessYes
PHP 4 & 5 Support, CGI, Python, Script LibraryYes
^ subjected to TOS & within normal operation of a typical website

FatCow Bonus Features

  • Google AdWords worth $100
  • Yahoo + Bing search credits worth $100
  • Free domain
  • 1 GB Cloud Space

Pros

  • Cheap & affordable web hosting
  • Free domain
  • No-setup fees
  • Money-back guarantee 30 days
  • 24/7 support via email, chat & call
  • Commitment towards customer service and support. And FatCow is serious about it. They even have an oath on this and someone to investigate issues if you are not satisfied. Below is a partial screenshot of the oath. fatcow oath on customer service and technical support

Cons

  • Limited selection of applications compared to other companies such as Hostgator. However comparing the prices, FatCow is a winner if you don’t need a lot of apps.

Summary

FatCow advertises their packages as unlimited disk space and bandwidth, but take note that usage is limited to their TOS. This is a shared web hosting account, so anything excessive may be suspended or even banned. Therefore FatCow is not applicable if you are planning to use it for intensive activities, such as file-sharing, photo gallery (may have issue if your traffic is big), etc. Actually this limitation is almost imposed by all web hosting companies, unless you are really paying premium prices for unlimited bandwidth and diskspace.

For legit purposes and/or moderate traffic, FatCow is really  a bargain. Highly recommended for small-medium business owners and wordpress bloggers.

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