Weebly vs FatCow

FatCow and Weebly both have solid hosting reputations. 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
  • 30 day money-back guarantee

Major Differences:

  • Weebly’s technical support has a very poor reputation
  • Weebly offers a free plan that comes with 500mb of storage and all the basic necessities for website building/hosting
  • Weebly’s mobile sites are not customizable
  • FatCow offers a ‘MiniMoo’ plan that can be used for domain parking and only costs $5.00 a year
  • FatCow uses the very beginner-friendly vDeck control panel

Plans:

FatCow hosting:
  • Shared (The Original FatCow Plan)
  • VPS
  • Dedicated
  • WordPress
  • The MiniMoo plan
Weebly hosting:
  • Free
  • Starter
  • Pro
  • Business
  • Performance

Prices:

Aside from the $5.00/year MiniMoo plan (mentioned above), FatCow’s shared plans start at $49/year, or about $4.00/month. Similarly to FatCow’s MiniMoo plan, Weebly has their basic Free plan. However, their cheapest standard hosting plan costs $8.00/month.

Conclusion:

This is a very close matchup. Unless you’re going to make use of Weebly’s basic Free plan, FatCow is definitely the cheaper option. FatCow also has the advantage in plan features, as their shared plans have unlimited disk space, bandwidth, etc. On the other hand, Weebly has faster page-loading speeds. In the end, we give FatCow a slight advantage overall, unless you’re planning on using Weebly’s Free plan.

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