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FatCow GreenChart™ - Green Hosting Evaluation

In the below table, you will find all of the green programs that FatCow is a part of. These are the green energy certification seals that prove they are a green web hosting company.

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Green Hosting Features FatCow is a proud member of the EPA Green Power Partner Program.
Green Hosting Features FatCow is powered by 100% wind energy.
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Green Hosting Features FatCow replaced all grid energy used with Renewable Green Energy Credits.
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Employee and Office Green Hosting Efforts
Green Hosting Features The folks behind the scenes at FatCow have already made eco-friendly adjustments in their lives, and they wanted to support their customers and employees by reducing their environmental impact. That means that by hosting with FatCow, your site is green, too!
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FatCow Web Hosting Review by Team Green Hosting

FatCow was born in 1998 and offers two web hosting plans. FatCow has their regular plan called "The Original FatCow Plan" and they also have "The MiniMoo" which is mainly for email and domain parking. The Original FatCow Plan offers unlimited disk space, unlimited bandwidth, unlimited domain hosting, and unlimited email accounts for one flat annual rate. FatCow also backs their great service up with a 30 day, no questions asked money back guarantee.

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FatCow prides themselves on being a green web hosting provider. They currently purchase 100% of the energy used as Renewable Energy Credits to resupply the grid energy they use at their datacenter.

FatCow has impressed team green hosting with their "HeiferCratic Oath" that they openly have published on their site. The FatCow oath states the following (as directly quoted):

When you have a question or technical issue, you want someone to be there for you, with an enthusiastic can-do attitude. That's just what you'll find when you contact our friendly Moo Crew! In fact, if we don't deliver a positive support experience, we will give you a free month of hosting. It's that simple.

We hereby pledge to:
• Call you within the first seven days, welcoming you to FatCow.

• Answer your call in under two minutes, on average, each day.

Provide phone support based exclusively in North America.

• Resolve your issue when you first contact us or set a firm deadline to follow up with you.

• Maintain a pleasant support experience by remaining friendly and courteous at all times.

• Adhere to the highest training standards, so the Moo Crew is always knowledgeable.

• Continually review and improve our support experience by sending you a follow-up survey.

All of this, paired with their $125 in free advertising credits across social networking, Google, and Yahoo sites, we at team green hosting feel FatCow is a worthy contender for your website hosting needs.

FatCow Price Value Review by Team Green Hosting

FatCow offers an excellent deal! For only $66 dollars a year, you'll have fantastic web hosting that offers a wealth of features, support, and stability. For that cost, FatCow provides you with a free domain for the entire time you pay for your hosting, whether you keep FatCow for a year and transfer or keep them for 20 years, you'll always have your free domain access. Pair this with the unlimited everything hosting, we find FatCow a great value for your web hosting needs.

FatCow Reliability Review

FatCow only uses the latest server technology available. FatCow uses what they call "load balance technology" which allows their servers redundancy. This allows FatCow to distribute load on their servers equally to prevent server performance related issues such as slow loading pages, slow download speeds, or even outages.

Based on our research here at team green hosting, FatCow has been very reliable with 99.9% uptime. Some have reported some slowness with their file manager to manage files but this can be fixed by using FTP instead. There are free FTP programs such as FileZilla that will allow you to transfer, view, and modify files directly from the FatCow server as needed.

FatCow Control Panel Review

FatCow uses vDeck 4.0 as their web hosting control panel. As far as supported programming languages, they support it all; PHP 4 & 5, CGI directory, MySQL, Python, and script library. The vDeck control panel will allow you to easily setup your first eCommerce website, to build your first website with their site building tools.

FatCow Customer Support Review

FatCow is proud to say they offer North American technical support for their customers. FatCow has a link on their website that goes to a "HeiferCratic Oath" which is basically a mission statement. To read this statement please scroll up to view the directly quoted oath from FatCow.

FatCow offers the following support options:
  • Toll free telephone sales and customer support
  • Live chat
  • All new knowledgebase loaded with relevant information from this year
  • Flash video tutorials to help you with any questions or procedures of web hosting

FatCow does not currently offer a community support forum so that other FatCow customers can discuss any issues, help others, and provide another resource for information. Hopefully in the future, FatCow will consider offering a community forum.