Wix vs FatCow

FatCow 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 support
  • 99.9% uptime guarantee

Major Differences:

  • Wix functions as an all-in-one site builder/web host
  • Wix offers a free plan, while includes a free Wix domain, 500MB storage, and 1GB bandwidth
  • Wix’s long-term pricing is more expensive than similar competitors
  • Wix comes with many built-in features, although adding things that aren’t built-in is a difficult process
  • FatCow offers a ‘MiniMoo’ plan that can be used for domain parking and only costs $5.00 a year
  • FatCow is more environmentally-friendly (powered by wind energy)
  • FatCow has the standard 30 day money-back guarantee, while Wix allows a 14 day free trial

Plans:

Wix hosting (6 plans total):
  • Free Plan
  • Connect Domain Plan
  • Combo Plan
  • Unlimited Plan
  • eCommerce Plan
  • VIP Plan
FatCow hosting:
  • “MiniMoo” plan
  • Shared
  • VPS
  • Dedicated
  • WordPress

Prices:

Aside from Wix’s Free plan (detailed above), their hosting plans start at $5.00/month. Meanwhile, ‘The Original FatCow’ plan costs $49.00/year, which is slightly over $4.00/month. However, as mentioned above, FatCow has their very basic ‘MiniMoo’ plan, costing only $5.00/year.

Conclusion:

While there are pros and cons to each, we prefer Wix in this matchup. Wix has more reliable uptime and faster page-loading speeds. Wix also has far more built-in features than FatCow. Both Wix and FatCow have basic plans that can be used for temporary sites. Wix’s is completely free, while FatCow’s costs $5.00/year.

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