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BlueHost vs FatCow

Last updated: Author Scott Whatley

I can’t say that I’m often required to come up with a winner for the BlueHost vs. FatCow competition. Personally, I’d call it a ‘moo' point, but many users who are just starting out would rather support a smaller company that gives its services a personal touch.

Although BlueHost and FatCow complete for roughly the same demographic, joining the herd seem to me like a more expensive deal than betting on blue. Both data centers offer SSD storage, good speed, and reliable security for your websites. Depending on your needs, you can choose from a series of hosting plans with either of them.

Still, when I look at the fine print, it becomes obvious that going with BlueHost or FatCow is not so much a matter of preference, but one that relates to reasonable consumer behavior. What you think you might be getting with FatCow in terms of customer service might not actually be the case when you subscribe, as many users have pointed out. But why don’t we take a closer look?

Pricingfrom $2.95/monthfrom $4.08/month
Free DomainYesYes
SSD StorageNoNo
IP Address10
Uptime offer0.9990.99
SSL CertificateNoYes
24/7 SupportYesYes
Email Accounts5Unlimited
Built-in CDNYesYes
1 Click WordPress InstallYesYes
Ideal forSmall to Medium EnterpriseSmall to Medium-sized Websites

BlueHost vs FatCow: Conclusion

Initially, it seems that FatCow vs. BlueHost is not about the money, since the former is just marginally more expensive than the latter. However, when you take a look at FatCow’s subscription renewals, you notice that renewals cost significantly more than the initial ask.

Even if the herd relies entirely on green energy, their customer service seems to be lackluster more often than I’d like. I don’t know about you, but I want to be 100% sure that when I need support, someone will be there to help me out. This and a few other reasons make me recommend BlueHost every time.

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