FatCow was designed from the start to be a different alternative in Web hosting. Launched in 1998 Fatcow has grown as a company with one simple monacre old fashioned service and value still ring true. With the promise of no confusion or technobable Fatcows Ruby on Rails hosting plans are an easy way to steak (see what i did there) ...show more »out your piece of the internet. And if you are just starting out there minimoo packages are perfect for you. Fatcow moocrew support is sure to keep your Rails application running smooth on there 100% windpowered servers. «show less
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With unlimited disk space, unlimited data transfer, unlimited mailboxes and ShopSite's online store, the FatCow plan is the perfect home for your individual or small business website.
From FatCow's own site: "Why FatCow? We get this question a lot! Well, why call a computer an apple? FatCow was designed from the start to be a different alternative in Web hosting. We took a look around and saw lots of techno babble, confusing pricing schemes and not much in the way of customer satisfaction or support. We decided that a simpler, more customer friendly approach was needed. FatCow was born in 1998 and the rest is history. We've grown our company with a dedicated group of talented believers in the notion that simple, old fashioned service and value still ring true. FatCow has focused our entire company on delivering the best value and customer service experience in Web hosting to the small business user. We make every effort to make our services easy to own, easy to use and most importantly to provide real business value. And yes, we like to have fun doing it."
"I had tried to upload my FrontPage-designed site recoveredscience.com to two other hosts but they were unable to make it work because FrontPage sites have become an endangered species since Microsoft no longer supports that program. By contrast, the tech team at Fatcow solved this annoying problem for me in only about four days of methodical back and forth, and I am very happy with their competence, courtesy, and speed of response. I also like their pricing and unlimited webspace, so I give them five stars for all the criteria I experienced so far. I will probably move some of my other sites to them, and I recommend them highly"
"FatCow is AWESOME. They have been consistent over the last five years They have hosted my website. Their services outshines in all areas. Keep it up!"
"I am hosting 7 domains on the same fatcow account. Registered one domain with Fatcow, the others with Namecheap (because it’s cheaper!). I never had any problems with Fatcow. Customer service is very responsive, usually I can chat with tech support immediately without any waiting. Good service!"
"If fatcow is the 'best cheap business host' I hate to see what the others are like. My webmaster swears by Fatcow, so I went along. At first it was ok, but since January I have had ongoing email issues. The worst is that I'm learning from customers that their emails are not arriving in my inbox. Live chat is a joke. Three times I have been left hanging, forgotten. I waited for 2 hrs once just to see & nobody came back after putting me on hold. Another frustration: Customer Support can reproduce my issues but Tech support can't. Not a confidenced builder! Fatcow assured me all of my problems are "temporary", they can't reproduce any of them, and have never had these problems on other accounts. After reading reviews I see that other users are struggling with the same issues I am. "
"I've been with Fatcow for 2 years now and they are the absolute worst. My sites load extremely slow if at all... and this is a constant experience. Not only that, but when they renew your account, they hike the price to $115 and can't explain why! Do yourself a favor and bring your business elsewhere. "
"Fatcow's servers are slow at best! This company is owned by the Endurance Group which also owns IPower, IPowerweb, IPage and tons of other lousy hosting companies. I switched to Webhostinghub and I couldn't be happier."
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