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FatCow, a well-known and much-respected web hosting company who's been providing reliable and affordable hosting services for individuals and businesses since the late 90s. Despite the low price, FatCow is one of the simplest and most customer-oriented hosting brands on the web. Currently, FatCow is one of the best web hosts on the market and one of our best selling hosting plans.

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  • Unlimited Disk Space & Bandwidth
  • Unlimited MySQL Databases
  • Unlimited Email & Hosted Domains
  • 1 Click Installers
  • Free Domain

FatCow has always focused on delivering the best value and customer service experience in web hosting. As such, they've got quite the reputation, a reputation that's largely built around the provider's simplicity and ease of use.

Historical Rating
Years Months
Overall Reviews & Ratings
Price
Software
User-friendliness
Reliability & Uptime
Tech support
Average Rating

5 Stars (301)

4 Stars (67)

3 Stars (59)

2 Stars (75)

1 Stars (43)

N/A (4)

Total reviews : 549
The best experience I had with them was when I first signed up. From then on, it's been an absolute nightmare.
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http://www.fatcow.com
FatCow Video Review
Historical Rating
Years Months
Overall Reviews & Ratings
Price
Software
User-friendliness
Reliability & Uptime
Tech support
Average Rating

5 Stars (301)

4 Stars (67)

3 Stars (59)

2 Stars (75)

1 Stars (43)

N/A (4)

Total reviews : 549
The best experience I had with them was when I first signed up. From then on, it's been an absolute nightmare.
GET EMBEDDED CODE
Easy to customize and add to your site

About

  • No Set Limits on Disk Space or Data Transfer
  • Free Domain Registration & Instant Website Setup
  • 30-Day Money Back Guarantee
  • 99.9% Uptime Guarantee
  • Easy-to-use Website Builders

FatCow, a well-known and much-respected web hosting company who's been providing reliable and affordable hosting services for individuals and businesses since the late 90s. Despite the low price, FatCow is one of the simplest and most customer-oriented hosting brands on the web. Currently, FatCow is one of the best web hosts on the market and one of our best selling hosting plans.

Shared

  • Unlimited Disk Space & Bandwidth
  • Unlimited MySQL Databases
  • Unlimited Email & Hosted Domains
  • 1 Click Installers
  • Free Domain

FatCow has always focused on delivering the best value and customer service experience in web hosting. As such, they've got quite the reputation, a reputation that's largely built around the provider's simplicity and ease of use.

http://www.fatcow.com
FatCow Video Review
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  • No Set Limits on Disk Space or Data Transfer
  • Free Domain Registration & Instant Website Setup
  • 30-Day Money Back Guarantee
  • 99.9% Uptime Guarantee
  • Easy-to-use Website Builders

FatCow, a well-known and much-respected web hosting company who's been providing reliable and affordable hosting services for individuals and businesses since the late 90s. Despite the low price, FatCow is one of the simplest and most customer-oriented hosting brands on the web. Currently, FatCow is one of the best web hosts on the market and one of our best selling hosting plans.

  • Unlimited Disk Space & Bandwidth
  • Unlimited MySQL Databases
  • Unlimited Email & Hosted Domains
  • 1 Click Installers
  • Free Domain

FatCow has always focused on delivering the best value and customer service experience in web hosting. As such, they've got quite the reputation, a reputation that's largely built around the provider's simplicity and ease of use.

Historical Rating
Years Months
Overall Reviews & Ratings
Price
Software
User-friendliness
Reliability & Uptime
Tech support
Average Rating

5 Stars (301)

4 Stars (67)

3 Stars (59)

2 Stars (75)

1 Stars (43)

N/A (4)

Total reviews : 549
The best experience I had with them was when I first signed up. From then on, it's been an absolute nightmare.
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Customers' Reviews

549
Fraud

Don't get stuck with these money hungry bastards! My business partner used them before I came along. The website was hard to navigate and lame. I took it over a year ago and have gotten compliments since. I took over paying for the domains to make it simple. Today fat cow charged me over $500 for webhosting even I have been doing it for over a year. I am probably going to let the domains go, so I don't have to deal with fatcow again.

Rating : 1.0 ⋅ Date : ⋅ Recommend : No

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0 of 0 people found this helpful
Fraud

Don't get stuck with these money hungry bastards! My business partner used them before I came along. The website was hard to navigate and lame. I took it over a year ago and have gotten compliments since. I took over paying for the domains to make it simple. Today fat cow charged me over $500 for webhosting even I have been doing it for over a year. I am probably going to let the domains go, so I don't have to deal with fatcow again.

Rating : 1.0 ⋅ Date : ⋅ Recommend : No

AVOID FatCow and their shyster billing

I too was attracted by their wind-powered server farms. However they have repeatedly proven to be shysters in billing. (Got charged nearly EIGHT times the *currently* published amount for renewal and they were very underhanded about it). Never again- do yourself a favor and AVOID AVOID AVOID.

Rating : 2.4 ⋅ Date : ⋅ Recommend : No

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0 of 0 people found this helpful
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0 of 0 people found this helpful
AVOID FatCow and their shyster billing

I too was attracted by their wind-powered server farms. However they have repeatedly proven to be shysters in billing. (Got charged nearly EIGHT times the *currently* published amount for renewal and they were very underhanded about it). Never again- do yourself a favor and AVOID AVOID AVOID.

Rating : 2.4 ⋅ Date : ⋅ Recommend : No

Annoyed at issues caused by Cloud upgrade

Working in Software business I know how difficult it is to always ensure upgrades do not screw up existing clients, but it seems that an upgrade (no idea when) broke a link to button that allowed clients send me emails with queries, it stopped working & i had to contact Fatcow & register issue which they resolved immediatly, tells me they knew about it already, i have no idea what stress this issue has caused my patients/clients and now have to manually go back through the log to check every entry & contact each client, what a pain especially when they knew the issue existed

Rating : 4.2 ⋅ Date : ⋅ Recommend : Yes

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1 of 1 people found this helpful
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1 of 1 people found this helpful
Annoyed at issues caused by Cloud upgrade

Working in Software business I know how difficult it is to always ensure upgrades do not screw up existing clients, but it seems that an upgrade (no idea when) broke a link to button that allowed clients send me emails with queries, it stopped working & i had to contact Fatcow & register issue which they resolved immediatly, tells me they knew about it already, i have no idea what stress this issue has caused my patients/clients and now have to manually go back through the log to check every entry & contact each client, what a pain especially when they knew the issue existed

Rating : 4.2 ⋅ Date : ⋅ Recommend : Yes

Fatcow made some changes and they SUCK

Over the last few years, I raved, RAVED, about how awesome Fatcow was. I got all of my clients to transfer to them. They recently remodeled their business and DID NOT tell any clients about the changes. So certain things like the LIVE CHAT help is so scaled down you have to pay for simple help. More importantly, the BACKUP & RESTORE feature is now an ADD-ON for $12.95 a month. This used to be included. How ridiculous. There are too many more downgrades to get in to. Believe me, I will never recommend them again. And as soon as I can, I will move each and every client to a new hosting company.

Rating : 2.0 ⋅ Date : ⋅ Recommend : No

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0 of 0 people found this helpful
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  • User-friendliness
  • Reliability & Uptime
  • Tech support
0 of 0 people found this helpful
Fatcow made some changes and they SUCK

Over the last few years, I raved, RAVED, about how awesome Fatcow was. I got all of my clients to transfer to them. They recently remodeled their business and DID NOT tell any clients about the changes. So certain things like the LIVE CHAT help is so scaled down you have to pay for simple help. More importantly, the BACKUP & RESTORE feature is now an ADD-ON for $12.95 a month. This used to be included. How ridiculous. There are too many more downgrades to get in to. Believe me, I will never recommend them again. And as soon as I can, I will move each and every client to a new hosting company.

Rating : 2.0 ⋅ Date : ⋅ Recommend : No

Worst. Service. Ever.

I started using FatCow in 2011 because of the wind-powered server farms and kept using them because of their incredible customer service. That sure has changed in the last 5 years! The wait time for tech support via chat is anywhere between 5 and 20 minutes. Not so great, but it's made worse by the fact that even the most basic settings are left out-of-reach of the user without tech support intervention. For example, they have to "turn on" access to DNS settings. And then you can't even make SRV record changes without them! If that isn't bad enough, they often say they made a setting change and then just plain don't. It took four (yes four) attempts to have SRV records added last night and, after 16 hours of waiting (because their last response was to give it "up to 12 hours" to propogate), I logged in today and found that they didn't do it. Every issue is a time-sucking ordeal. There hasn't been a single issue in the last year that hasn't consumed my entire day. Not one.

Rating : 2.6 ⋅ Date : ⋅ Recommend : No

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4 of 4 people found this helpful
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  • Reliability & Uptime
  • Tech support
4 of 4 people found this helpful
Worst. Service. Ever.

I started using FatCow in 2011 because of the wind-powered server farms and kept using them because of their incredible customer service. That sure has changed in the last 5 years! The wait time for tech support via chat is anywhere between 5 and 20 minutes. Not so great, but it's made worse by the fact that even the most basic settings are left out-of-reach of the user without tech support intervention. For example, they have to "turn on" access to DNS settings. And then you can't even make SRV record changes without them! If that isn't bad enough, they often say they made a setting change and then just plain don't. It took four (yes four) attempts to have SRV records added last night and, after 16 hours of waiting (because their last response was to give it "up to 12 hours" to propogate), I logged in today and found that they didn't do it. Every issue is a time-sucking ordeal. There hasn't been a single issue in the last year that hasn't consumed my entire day. Not one.

Rating : 2.6 ⋅ Date : ⋅ Recommend : No

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