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FastComet

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Overall Impression

Support - 85%
Performance - 72%
Stability - 89%
Price - 88%
Summary

A good hosting provider with a well known brand, prices are good all over all products.

83%
Host Information
Name FastComet
Website fastcomet.com
Founded 2013
Support Email -
Support Phone 1.855.818.9717
Advantages Disadvantages
Free domain forever Speed can be slow at times
Daily backups

FastComet Review

FastComet prioritises cloud hosting among their other hosting services. Of course, they also offer VPS hosting which is provisioned using SSDs for speed, and is provided as a fully managed solution. The good thing is that customers can choose to locate their VPS in the US, Europe or Asia, and all plans come with cPanel, WHM, and Softaculous. Of course, the price varies according to the specifications of the server and the chosen data center location.

 

FastComet Background

This hosting company is based in San Francisco, California. FastComet has been in operation since the late 2000s, and started offering private cloud hosting in late 2013. Nowadays, it serves more than 11,500 customers in 70 countris worldwide.
Fun fact: when FastComet launched its public cloud service, it switched its focus slightly. The company put more emphasis on packaged solutions rather than simple hosting services. Nowadays, the company is focused more on SSD cloud hosting solutions.

 

Key FastComet Benefits

FastComet makes a lot of claims for a relatively small company. However, they back up most of them. In addition, they offer transparent pricing and free additional services.
Good uptime – their average uptime is excellent(99.98%) which is actually better than the industry standard.
Fast support – this hosting company isn’t among the biggest worldwide brands, but when it comes to support, this is actually an advantage. The public side of the business has officially been around since only 2013. Before that, the actual founding team has 9 years of experience. They worked almost exclusively on System Admin for business clients. Bearing this in mind, taking care of the support system shouldn’t be a problem. They’ve run over 400,000 live chat sessions and 875,000 support tickets. In addition, their support is really friendly. Something that can’t be said for a lot of web hosting companies. This company invests a lot of efforts and money in their support and it shows.
45 Days money back guarantee – the industry standard is 30-day money back guarantee. However, FastComet gives you additional 15 days to that. That means you can try their service for free. In fact, this is really rare among web hosting companies. This means they are really confident about their services.
Free cloudflare CDN – this hosting company offers a free Cloudflare content delivery network even with their basic plans. The good thing about CDN is that it will host your data across worldwide servers, so that it loads almost instantly for anyone. It’s fair to say that most basic cloud hosting companies don’t even offer this service on their paid plans. In case they do, you’ll usually have to pay some extra bills. Yet, FastComet offer this service for free! What is more, they are open source friendly with over 150 applications. This is awesome for new businesses!
Free migrations – most web hosting companies say that they do free migrations, but in reality they just send you a support document that you’ll have to figure out all by yourself. Or, they use a tool which will automatically migrate your website. FastComet, have a team of experts who will move the entire site for you. This will be done in less than an hour, with no additional charges or higher plans needed.
Free domain for life – most web hosting companies offer only a 1 year free domain, but not FastComet. Yet another example of FastComet’s transparent pricing system.
Honest pricing – a lot of the web hosting companies around(if not all of them), list low prices on their homepage just to trick you. Once the initial deal expires, they will lift up the rates. However, the renewal prices they offer are exactly the same.

 
 

Hosting Features of FastComet

FastComet offers dedicated servers hosting at good conditions. cPanel is available in all plans, plus hybrid HDD and SSD storage. In addition, applications and modules are installed free of charge by the tech team. Also, applications can be upgraded cost-free. What is more, all servers are provisioned with a free web and CDF firewall that helps to reduce the risk of DDos attacks and hacking attempts.
Also, FastComet also sells a few application-specific hosting services. For instance, their WordPress hosting is based around a shared hosting account(with free template installation, virus scanning, firewalls, backup). The good thing is, the users still get FTP access, which is a plus point. Especially when you compare FastComet with some managed WordPress hosts.

 

FastComet – Control Panel & Usability

FastComet uses the industry-standard cPanel.

 

FastComet – Data Security and Backups

This hosting company has invested in additional security and free daily backups, which is absolutely rare in the industry.

 

FastComet – Hosting for WordPress

FastComet offers 3 WordPress plans:
StartSmart – for $2.95/mo you get all important features, website starter kit, free domain for life, single website, 15GB SSD space, unmetered traffic.
ScaleRight – for $5.95 you get all important features, website starter kit, advanced features, free domain for life, multiple websites, 25GB SSD space, unmetered traffic.
SpeedUp – for $9.95 you will get all important features, website starter kit, advanced features, RocketBooster, free domain for life, multiple websites, 35GB SSD space.
In addition, you will get the following awesome features: free WordPress installation, step by step tutorials, 24/7 WordPress support, free extension installation, people-powered WordPress transfer, no downtime, free domain transfer, we’ll do all the work for free.

 

Shared Hosting

This company’s shared hosting is provided from a choice of datacenters, and it offers a basic plan for a single website, or more advanced plans for multiple sites and domains. All plans benefit from unlimited bandwidth and SSD storage, and all servers run CloudLinux with FFmpeg support.

 

Customer Support

FastComet’s support is fast, competent and really friendly.

 

FastComet FAQs

Do they have online tutorials?

Yes. Their website is chock full of detailed tutorials & guides. Some of the themes include: cPanel settings, mail settings, restore manager, files and FTP, logs and resources, security, manage domains, database and users, software and services.
 

Do FastComet have cPanel?

Yes, this website company uses the industry-standard cPanel.
 

 

Final Thoughts

FastComet is and excellent web hosting choice, especially for small businesses.

 

 

 

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