Squarespace vs FatCow

Squarespace is a unique all-in-one site builder/web host, while FatCow functions as more of a traditional jack-of-all-trades type host. Below, we’ll break down their major similarities and differences, and at the end, we’ll let you know which host we’d recommend.

Similarities:

  • 24/7 customer support

Major Differences:

  • Squarespace offers a 14 day free trial, while FatCow is equipped with a 30 day money-back guarantee
  • Squarespace functions as an all-in-one website builder
  • Squarespace  is ideal for designers, portfolios, photographers, boutique businesses, online shops and bloggers
  • Squarespace is known for their aesthetically pleasing design templates
  • FatCow uses the industry-standard cPanel
  • FatCow is more reliable, with better uptime and faster page-loading
  • FatCow offers a ‘MiniMoo’ plan that can be used for domain parking and only costs $5.00 a year

Plans:

FatCow hosting:
  • “MiniMoo” plan
  • Shared
  • VPS
  • Dedicated
  • WordPress
Squarespace hosting:
  • Personal
  • Business
  • Basic
  • Advanced

Prices:

FatCow is one of the better budget hosts out there. Aside from their practically free MiniMoo plan (detailed above), the next shared plan that FatCow offers costs $49.00/year, which comes out to a little over $4.00/month. Meanwhile, the cheapest plan you can get with Squarespace costs $12.00/month.

Conclusion:

Squarespace and FatCow are extremely different web hosts, and there are benefits to each. However, in terms of value, we prefer FatCow. Their cheap hosting prices with solid plan features make them an appealing option. On top of this, Squarespace’s overall performance (including uptime, page-loading speeds, and technical support) is underwhelming. While Squarespace has the potential to create unique site designs, their high prices and inferior features/function is what prevents us from giving them the nod over FatCow.

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