While FatCow and HostMonster are, in many ways, quite similar, we do believe that there is a clear winner in this matchup. Below, we’ll break down their similarities and differences, and at the end, decide which host we believe to be the superior option.


  • 24/7 customer support
  • Linux-based servers
  • 99.9% uptime guarantee
  • Wide-range of hosting plans
  • 30 day money-back guarantee
  • Unlimited bandwidth

Major Differences:

  • HostMonster uses the industry-standard cPanel, whereas FatCow uses the vDeck control panel
  • HostMonster lacks month-to-month payment plans
  • FatCow has more reliable uptime and page-loading speeds
  • FatCow offers a ‘MiniMoo’ plan that can be used for domain parking and only costs $5.00 a year


FatCow hosting:
  • “MiniMoo” plan
  • Shared
  • VPS
  • Dedicated
  • WordPress
HostMonster hosting:
  • Shared
  • VPS
  • Dedicated
  • WordPress available for installation


FatCow is significantly cheaper. Aside from their very cheap and basic MiniMoo plan, their shared hosting starts at $49.00/year, which comes out to a little over $4.00/month. Meanwhile, shared hosting with HostMonster starts at $9.49/month, and that’s only if you agree to a 3-year plan.


FatCow is the obvious choice, in our opinion. Not only do they perform better in uptime and page-loading speed, but their plans also cheaper with better features. Also, they have WordPress plans readily available.

For more information on FatCow and HostMonster, check out the videos below: