Fatcow Issue number 1: Downtime And Slow Website.In a hurry? You can click here to jump to the conclusion or solution.
Fatcow is a rip off. If you like downtime and a slow web site, then Fatcow is for you. What else can you expect when the price is so low? Fat Cow promises unlimited hosting, however the problem is that they simply can't afford it. Maybe if many people started donating money, they could put up some more servers? They are constantly having maintenance issues. What a sucking service.
Fatcow Issue number 2: No Domain Name For One YearAnd it's not possible to register a domain for one year (unless the domain name is more than twenty bucks), because you have to spend a minimum of $20. Not any other similar company has this policy. All of them allow you to spend less if, for example, you need a domain name only. It indicates clearly that this business is not financially stable. It's actually a warning that should make visitors steer away from them immediately.
Fatcow Problem number 3: Bad SupportTheir technical support is also not good. I assume that their salaries are too low for professional support representatives or maybe they outsource support to a low salary country? Anyway, stay away from Fatcow. After hosting with Fatcow Sucks for 6 months, I switched to another host. I have been hosting with this new web hosting provider since January 2010. For me it seems as if the owners are multi billionaires. Anything is possible. Always upgrading without charging their clients. Never down, fast web site loading time, instant and professional support, too much to mention here. And what's more, every year they implement improvements without charging more hosting fee. To name a few free improvements the provider has implemented: more RAM, regular security updates, a new superior Control Panel which is better than CPanel, latest PHP etc. Oh, I almost forget to mention the most important fact: they have the lowest account cancellation!
This is an Actual customer story submitted by Linda Cardellinia - Massachusetts.