Founded in 1998, FatCow has made a name for itself by providing web hosting services to small and medium-sized businesses.

FatCow is owned and managed by Endurance International Group (EIG), the company that also owns iPage, BlueHost, Hostgator, JustHostet and dozens of ppoopular * hosting brands. As a result, FatCow is not only competing with itself. It is also competing with its partner companies.

I tested FatCow on 2009 and I had a positive impression of its service. I was impressed by the difference of the company and its old-fashioned service. Many things can change in a few years, and this has been the case with FatCow.

Find out what FatCow has to offer and how my opinion of the host has changed in recent years.

* Note: You can see the complete list of accommodation brands owned and managed by the Endurance International group in this article.

 FatCow Alternatives

I no longer recommend FatCow hosting for a number of reasons:

Limited choice of server location,

Higher price compared to other similar EIG hosting services,

Incentive sales practices, and

Slow server response time (according to Michael Bely’s experiments).

For a shared hosting service with similar price tags – I recommend A2 Hosting and TMD Hosting.