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
- 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
- “MiniMoo” plan
- 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.
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