FatCow has won the Award for Best Green Joomla Host 2010
Review about FatCow
FatCow is founded in 1998 and offers shared hosting services of a different kind. This hosting company intentionally differs in its name, appearance and pricing schema from the other industry players. FatCow provides only 1 plan, but all around this plan is made to be easy and hassle-free for the customer.
Server Speed and Security
FatCow has two data centers located in Boston, Massachusetts. It has a load-balanced platform, with multi-GB connections, daily server backups, and 24/7 facility monitoring. According to FatCow, site data is parsed by dual Big Iron load balancers and is then managed by DELL servers, which are split into application pools. During the monitoring period FatCow has provided an average uptime of 99.820%.
FatCow pledge to provide phone support based in America and guarantee that they will either resolve the customer’s issues as soon as they are contacted or will give them a firm deadline for follow up. Further, they pledge that customers will always be treated in the most courteous manner at all times to make their experience with them as friendly as possible. The Moo Crew will always be trained with the highest standards to make them as knowledgeable as possible for ultimate client assistance. FatCow also assures customers that they will continue to improve upon their support methodology and experience by mailing them regular surveys in order to have their valuable inputs.
The FatCow crew can be contacted also by email and live chat. As an extra feature, customers can get the Time Saver! Premium Support for just $3.95/month.
Joomla Hosting Features
FatCow offers unlimited space and bandwidth, unlimited pop mailboxes, and unlimited domains per account, unlimited MySQL DBs, and PHP 4 & 5. FatCow has all you need for your runing your Joomla website. It offers the required PHP 5, MySQL 5, and an Apache web server. For a limited time there is a free domain with every account – so be quick!
FatCow offers its own branded easy to use control panel. The built on H-Sphere control panel is an all-in-one administration tool with useful links and tutorials and FAQ. Very easy to navigate through it.
With FatCow’s Control panel InstallCentral feature customers are able to install Joomla with only few clicks. Unfortunately in our test it wasn’t the latest Joomla versions (1.5.6). Customers have to pay $5.50/mo for a 1 year account. With every plan comes a 30 days money back guarantee.
FatCow offers Joomla auto-installation via Fantastico, customizable cPanel, customized MySQL manager and File manager. The company has prepared also an application installation wizard and FAQ library, step by step tutorials.
Joomla Hosting Directory rating about FatCow
Customers will get good value for their money. Hosting account is easy to use and speed is good.