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.

Host Unlimited Domains on 1 Account


  • 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: