FatCow Review

Born in 1998 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, FatCow is a web host with a sense of humor. Fat Cow boasts plans with names like MiniMoo, their promotions are "free-range," and they list their udderly fantastic features on a milk carton-style nutritional label. The FatCow mission statement? The HeiferCratic Oath, of course.

Over the past decade, FatCow hosting has proven it's more than a gimmick.

FatCow has consistently rated high for customer service, bargain pricing and quality web hosting. And now, there's yet another reason to love the Cow! Fat Cow is now an environmentally friendly web host, 100% powered by wind power. It's not just another way to attract trendy green customers: FatCow hosting employees and customers take the earth's health very seriously. A healthy environment makes for a happy cow - and service you can take pride in.

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Hosting Ratings:
Price Value 9.5 / 10
Performance 9 / 10
Reliability 9.5 / 10
Customer Support 9.5 / 10
Control Panel 8 / 10
User Feedback 9.5 / 10
Overall Grade: 92%
 

Price Value
Web hosting at FatCow comes with all the trimmings—promotional credits from Google AdWords and Yahoo! Search, Google Webmaster Tools, blogging with WordPress, the ShopSite Shopping Cart, and other name-brand, third-party add-on services (including a meaty “Script Barn”) to make your website(s) as dynamic, rich, and interactive as possible.

As for allotments of disk space, bandwidth, email addresses, and sub-user accounts, FatCow's most popular plan gives you unlimited amounts (plus a free domain name) for $3.67 per month.

Reliability
At the FatCow data center, customers benefit from multi-GB connections, load-balancing technology, daily server backups, a full back-up generator system for uninterrupted power, and 24/7 facility monitoring.

Further backing its reliability, FatCow service comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Control Panel
All FatCow web hosting accounts use the Plesk web hosting control panel.  Plesk is a user-friendly, customizable, and feature-rich control panel with real-time website statistics displayed for your convenience.

Customer Support
FatCow customer support—better known as the Moo Crew—is available 24/7 via toll-free telephone, email, and—our personal favorite—online chat. Plus, the FatCow Help Desk features a thorough (and thoroughly searchable) Knowledgebase and FAQs, along with lots of useful tutorials and some extra free downloads.

Supporting the Moo Crew’s quality customer service is the HeiferCratic Oath, a credo that includes promises to answer phone calls within 2 minutes, resolve issues on first contact or give a firm deadline for such, and maintain the highest standards of courtesy.

The FatCow Moo Crew customer support team is 100% North American-based.

Hosting Plans
The Original FatCow Plan: unlimited disk space, unlimited bandwidth for $3.67 per month. (unlimited domains)