If you’re having trouble deciding between FatCow and Name.com, we can help. Below, we’ll break down their hosting similarities and differences, and at the end, we’ll let you know which host we’d recommend.


  • 24/7 customer support
  • Linux-based servers
  • 99.9% uptime guarantee
  • 30 day money-back guarantee

Major Differences:

  • Name.com’s plans are more basic in features
  • Name.com’s security is questionable, as people have experienced multiple DDOS attacks
  • FatCow has more kinds of hosting plans to choose from
  • 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


FatCow hosting:
  • “MiniMoo” plan
  • Shared
  • VPS
  • Dedicated
  • WordPress
Name.com hosting:
  • Shared
  • WordPress


FatCow is a bit cheaper. Shared hosting with FatCow starts at $49.00/year, which comes out to a little over $4.00/month. MeanWhile, shared plans with Name.com start at $4.99/month with a 1 year plan.


FatCow is the clear winner, in our opinion. They have more hosting options, better features, and outperform Name.com in uptime and page-loading speeds. Name.com can’t even redeem themselves with low prices, since FatCow is also cheaper.

For more information on FatCow and Name.com, check out the videos below: