Fat Cow was founded in 1998 and operates on a “one plan, one price” basis. If this plan is too big for your needs, they also offer a smaller version called the MiniMoo Plan. Fat Cow’s focus is on a simple, customer-friendly approach to web hosting with no confusing pricing plans or “techno babble.”
As part of their commitment to simplifying the web hosting business, Fat Cow only offers one hosting plan, at $3.15/month. This includes a free domain name, a number of unlimited features, and 24/7 customer support. They also offer their MiniMoo plan, which includes just a domain name and email address, in order to get word out about your site. With the MiniMoo plan, you can post a generic “under construction” page on your domain until you are ready to upgrade to a full hosting plan.
Reliability & Uptime
Fat Cow uses two data centers in Boston, both of which are equipped with 24/7 security. Fat Cow utilizes pooled servers, meaning that the first server available will be the one to serve a customer’s website. This helps to ensure faster loading times and fewer service interruptions.
Fat Cow offers 24/7 customer support via phone, email, and chat. They also provide what they call the “HeiferCratic Oath,” which includes pledges to do things like call you to welcome you to the service, answer customer calls in under two minutes, maintain a pleasant support experience at all times, and more.
Control Panel and Features
Unlike many web hosts, FatCow provides their own unique control panel for customers to manage website. FatCow’s control panel has seven modules: Web Site, E-mail, Domain, E-Commerce, Scripting and Add-Ons, Marketing Services, and Account Information.
Fat Cow Hosting features include:
- Unlimited disk space
- 30-day money-back guarantee
- Unlimited bandwidth
- 24/7 customer support
- Unlimited POP mailboxes
- Free domain name
- Search engine and social network credits