The curiously named company seeks to provide you with “udderly fantastic web hosting.” If you love puns about cows and farms, FatCow’s website is certainly worth visiting. Of course, a few clever phrases shouldn’t persuade you to purchase web hosting from FatCow. Let’s take a closer look at this company.
While FatCow may not have the brand recognition or Super Bowl commercials of some of the other web hosting companies, they have been around since 1998 helping individuals and small businesses get their sites on the web.
A couple of bonus features immediately make FatCow an intriguing option. They offer a free domain, which may save you a little money. Also, they have a $100 bonus on Google Adwords and Bing Ads. This can help bring some exposure to your website once you get it up and running.
Another perk or FatCow--at least for some--is their commitment to green energy. The company runs servers that use 100% wind energy.
FatCow’s most affordable shared web hosting starts at $4.08 a month (for the first year). They also offer VPS and Dedicated server plans. They also offer many of standard set-up perks like point & click site building tools, application installation wizards, and online store and selling tools. Available applications include WordPress, Gallery2, phpBB, and Joomla.
You could talk to a FatCow representative via phone or online chat 24/7. They claim to provide “legendary” support.
FatCow’s services seem to be more geared to the small business user. So if you are just starting out or looking to promote your products and/or services, FatCow may be an affordable option for you.
Fat Cow’s Parent Company, the Endurance International Group, received an A- rating from the Better Business Bureau. This is largely in part to government actions against the parent company who fraudulently inflated subscriber counts and revenue per subscriber numbers.