I’ve seen a lot of good things about fatcow – many good reviews, but the bad ones are scaring me a little. I like the good things about fatcow… a lot, actually. My website is hosted on register.com right now, and that is horrendously expensive. Plus I’ve been getting phone calls from them every two hours! Literally! I’m getting sick of the prices and the annoyance and I want to terminate my account on register.com.
As before said, I am very interested in Fatcow; it looks very interesting and much, much more affordable seeing as I plan on hosting a few other websites in the future, though I have one right now. However, I am seeing some very scary reviews saying things like they put charges on your credit card for seemingly no reason. If you try to terminate service with them they will charge you .00, among other things; they don’t uphold their refund guarantee at all, and even reviews saying that their service is awful, though it seems like almost all reviews say they have amazing or awful service, not any in-between. I’ve also seen reviews saying that nothing works, they can’t get their site to upload, a lot of unexpected removal of sites, extremely slow performance and ridiculous amounts of downtime. Basically everything I’m seeing is scary, despite the majority being good.
I’m not sure what to think about Fatcow hosting. Bluehost seems to have a similar service, but you have to pay for 24 months to get a remotely decent price per month. They appear to be a much larger company than Fatcow but there isn’t any indication on Fatcow’s site as to how large they are.
Another site that looks to be extremely reliable is InMotion. Their service seems impeccable, but you sure do pay for it. The plan that would be best suited for me is 8.95 a month which is more than both Fatcow and Bluehost. All the same I feel like InMotion is probably the most reliable of the three… Don’t know why. Not many bad reviews, anyway.
I suppose I just want to know if anyone has actually had any of these problems with Fatcow. It’s a bit scary to think of them actually adding charges on your credit card for no reason… Also, if possible, could I get some reviews of Bluehost and InMotion as well, if anyone has has experience with these hosts?
I am a web designer. I don’t use free templates. I have a Flash website, and I intend to design all of my websites in the future. I need a host who is going to provide actual storage space, FTP, etc, and doesn’t just have template-based sites.
Hope this helps.
by: Joe G
on: 9th August 09