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About Fatcow

Why FatCow? We get this question a lot! Well, why call a computer an apple? FatCow was designed from the start to be a different alternative in Web hosting. We took a look around and saw lots of techno babble, confusing pricing schemes and not much in the way of customer satisfaction or support. We decided that a simpler, more customer friendly approach was needed.

FatCow was born in 1998 and the rest is history. We’ve grown our company with a dedicated group of talented believers in the notion that simple, old fashioned service and value still ring true. FatCow has focused our entire company on delivering the best value and customer service experience in Web hosting to the small business user. We make every effort to make our services easy to own, easy to use and most importantly to provide real business value. And yes, we like to have fun doing it.
Great Hosting Plans. No Bull.

Just like our company, FatCow’s Web hosting plan is a different breed. To simplify getting your personal or small business website up on the net, we created and pioneered a one plan one price philosophy. The FatCow Web hosting plan has everything you need to stake out your piece of the Internet, right out of the box.

If a full hosting plan is a bit more than you’re looking for, our MiniMoo plan might just fit the bill. We created MiniMoo as a way to get started on the Web with just a domain name and an email address to get the word out. You can post a generic under construction page until you’re ready for a full hosting product, or you can use our SiteDelux site building tool to build your own page.

MiniMoo is perfect if you’re just starting your business or need a placeholder for several domains.

If you’d like a friendly voice to help select a Web hosting plan to meet your specific needs, our sales & service staff at 1-866-544-9343 is always here to help.

How FatCow Web Hosting is Green

Producing wind power ourselves is udderly impossible, so our company has purchased Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) to offset our energy use. RECs represent the environmental benefits of wind energy, and reduce the amount of electricity in the energy grid that’s produced by fossil fuels.

The folks behind the scenes at FatCow have already made eco-friendly adjustments in their lives, and we wanted to support our customers and employees by reducing our environmental impact. That means that by hosting with us, your site is green, too!
Promote Your Eco-Friendly Site with FatCow’s Green Badge

Based on customer feedback, we’ve put together a variety of free green badges you can add to your website to announce you’ve gone green. When visitors click on the badge, they’ll see a FatCow certificate that verifies your website is powered by 100% wind energy. See certificate.

Start promoting your energy-efficient website by downloading a free green badge today. As energy awareness continues to grow, people are looking to make environmentally responsible decisions as consumers. Use our green badge to:

Appeal to your eco-conscious customers
Verify that your website is powered by renewable energy
Build your reputation as environmentally responsible

FatCow’s Advanced Technology
FatCow utilizes two data centers in the Boston, MA area. Combined, they occupy over 2400 square feet of space, comprised of over 800 Servers and half a Petabyte of storage. Each center is equipped with:

24×7 security
Both data centers run on N+1 power (both A/C and D/C)
and have the same network architecture and equipment.

Our solid, secure network infrastructure is comprised of a pooled server environment, which gives virtually any server on our network the ability to access Web site files when a request occurs. This means that the first machine available will be the one to serve a customer’s Web pages, giving our customer sites faster loading times and fewer service interruptions than traditional hosting infrastructures.

Our front-end network consists of:

dual redundant M7I routers
2 firewalls incorporating IDP technology cross-connected to the outside world with BGP border gateway protocol.

Site data is parsed by our dual Big Iron load balancers and is then managed by our DELL servers, which are split into application pools (Web, FTP, incoming mail, etc.). This type of architecture allows us to customize each machine to the service it performs, which means more density per box, and ultimately, faster and more reliable services. No pool lives entirely on one rack. Therefore, even the loss of a rack’s switch or its power will not take that service pool down.

Our network-attached storage enables any machine to access a customer’s data. Every machine is clustered with another identical machine that will seamlessly take over if the primary unit crashes. These units are also backed up to another set of storage units that have a mirror copy of the data in case of disk failure in the primary units. An estimated 5.5 gigabits of storage are processed per second through our servers.

Support Pledge
When you have a question or technical issue, you want someone to be there for you, with an enthusiastic can-do attitude. That’s just what you’ll find when you contact our friendly Moo Crew! In fact, if we don’t deliver a positive support experience, we will give you a free month of hosting. It’s that simple.

We hereby pledge to:

Call you within the first seven days, welcoming you to FatCow.
Answer your call in under two minutes, on average, each day.
Provide phone support based exclusively in the United States.
Resolve your issue when you first contact us or set a firm deadline to follow up with you.
Maintain a pleasant support experience by remaining friendly and courteous at all times.
Adhere to the highest training standards, so the Moo Crew is always knowledgeable.
Continually review and improve our support experience by sending you a follow-up survey.

We Stampede the Competition
We’ve always contended that FatCow is one of the best overall values in web hosting. Now with a decade under our belts, we have proven that we are one of the best overall values in web hosting. See for yourself! We’ve compared several leading web host’s plans with FatCow’s, and we’ve got them beat, hooves down!

Original Fatcow plan:
Since 1998 the FatCow hosting plan has provided the greenest grass on the net for our customers to build their individual and small business websites. Everything you need to get your personal or business website up and running is included.
Plan Includes:

Unlimited Disk Space
Unlimited Bandwidth
Easy-to-use Site Creation Tools
Easy-to-install Blogs and Forums
Wizards to Add Open Source Apps
E-store Builder by ShopSite
Free Google and Yahoo! Credits

TheMinimoo:
If a full hosting plan is a bit more than you’re looking for, our MiniMoo plan might just fit the bill. We created MiniMoo as a way to get started on the web with just a domain name and an email address to get the word out.
Plan Includes:

1 Email Account
Email Forwarding
Email Auto Responders
Coming Soon Page
Friendly Toll Free Support

FatCow Web Site Management
FatCow offers a variety of tools to help you create and edit a first-class website. These tools can get you up and running after only a few minutes, or help you build a masterpiece.

Design & Professional Services
My Marketing Services
Marketing your website doesn’t have to be complicated. Let our marketing professionals design, optimize and advertise your website so you can attract new visitors, increase conversions and build your business.

Professional Services
Can’t find time to do all the Web work yourself? Our staff of trained professionals assists in a full range of services to help you realize your goals, so you can focus on what matters to you—your business.

Premium Support
Get the fastest resolution and most experienced agents for your support issues with our Premium Support service.

Web Concierge
Get your own Web Concierge who will assist you managing your FatCow account, expedite your Support requests and help you realize the full potential of your presence on the Web!

Credit Card Processing
iPayment
Start accepting credit cards through your website, and watch your online sales go up!

PayPal
PayPal payment services enable you to easily and securely receive credit card, debit card and bank account payments online through one of the most trusted names on the Internet.

Disk Space and Bandwidth
Additional Bandwidth
Enhance your ability to meet demand by increasing your monthly bandwidth limit

Additional Disk Space
Enhance your Website by increasing your available Web-hosting space

Scripting and Databases
MySQL Database
Create a database-backed website using MySQL

Web Site Management Tools
WebSite Creator E-Commerce by CM4all
Get your online store up-and-running with a professional shopping cart in just a few minutes.

WebSite Creator Premium by CM4all
The Premium version includes a forum, a photo gallery tool, more than 220 templates, and allows creation of sites with an unlimited number of pages.

Other Services
Site Backups and Restore
Prevent the loss of critical web files with our easy-to-use Site Backups and Restore tool. Make your own local backup or restore from system generated backups with the click of a button.

WebSite Creator by CM4all
Use our affordable site-creation tool to build an interesting and dynamic website from right inside your browser.

New! SiteLock Basic
Establish trust with customers, increase sales and protect your site from identity theft, fraud, spyware, spam, viruses and online scams.

New! ServiceMan
From SSL to HTML to DNS, ServiceMan delivers quick and convenient solutions to web hosting tasks that may be time-consuming or overwhelming. It’s a cost-effective, high-impact way of getting the help you need, when you need it.

FatCow Domain Registration and Services
Create a unique identity on the Web with your own domain name. Register a domain today and make your site and email memorable.

Domain Privacy
Protect your personal information with Domain Privacy!

Register a New Domain
Give your website a unique identity.

Transfer an Existing Domain
Manage your domain with FatCow.

Subdomains
Direct traffic to key Web pages using subdomains. Please note: this product is only available on our UNIX platform.

Automated Domain Renewals
There’s no need to worry about your domains lapsing with our Automated Domain Renewal Service. This service is free for all customers!

FatCow E-Mail Services
Create email accounts using the domain of your choosing or add more email boxes to your existing account.

Microsoft Exchange Mail
Exchange
Exchange simplifies email management, providing a calendar, task and folder sharing capabilities, unlimited Outlook licenses and more. Create email accounts with your domain, or add additional mailboxes to your account, with Exchange. Exchange is available in three sizes: Basic (2GB), Plus (5GB) and Premium (10GB).

Microsoft Exchange Mobile Services
Exchange Mobile Services
Check your email, access your contacts, update your calendar and more, all from your mobile phone.

Other Email Services
Additional Email Accounts (POP)
Get professional email boxes that match your domain name.
Premium Spam Filter
Premium Spam Filter gives you enhanced control over your inbox, ensures you receive mail from trusted senders and monitors Spam with robust reporting tools.

FatCow E-Commerce Services
Doing business online shouldn’t be complicated, so FatCow offers tools that make launching your online store easy.

Shopping Cart
ShopSite Shopping Carts
Sell Your Products Online with a robust, yet simple shopping cart for small- and medium-sized businesses.

Credit Card Processing
iPayment
Start accepting credit cards through your website, and watch your online sales go up!
PayPal
PayPal payment services enable you to easily and securely receive credit card, debit card and bank account payments online through one of the most trusted names on the Internet.

SSL Certificates
QuickSSL Premium Certificate
Protect sensitive information during online transactions easily and securely with a QuickSSL Premium Certificate.

Extended Validation SSL Certificate
A True BusinessID with Extended Validation achieves the highest level of trust through the strictest standards of any SSL certificate.

Other Services
Doba. Product Sourcing. Simplified.
Access to over 1.5 million products, which can be sold on your site without worrying about inventory management or shipping. You choose the products to sell, and the suppliers take care of the rest.

FatCow Scripting and Site Add-Ons
More space, additional bandwidth — it’s all here, along with other great tools that can help you grow and improve your site.

InstallCentral
InstallCentral
If you’d like a blog, forum, photo gallery, etc. for your site, InstallCentral, our application installation center, might be the place to look for one. Apps are completely free, and we take care of the installation and upgrade process.
Web Icons
Download hundreds of FREE, beautifully designed Web Icons ideal for Web and Software projects.
FatCow Marketing Services
Looking to generate more traffic to your site? From search engine optimization to linking opportunities, you’ll find what you need at FatCow.

Search Engine Optimization
My Marketing Services
Do you want potential customers to find your online business? Let our team of SEO professionals get you prominently listed on the top search engines.

E-Mail Marketing
Constant Contact
Use this tool to create and send eye-catching HTML email newsletters, announcements and promotions, build and manage permission-based email lists, and track email campaign results.

Reputation Management
RatePoint – Free 60 Day Trial
Show potential customers you’re a reputable, consumer-approved business through a 60 day Free membership with RatePoint.

Search Engine Marketing
Google $75 AdWords Credit
Use this credit–starting at $75–to get your site noticed when people search for your products or services on Google!

Simply Local Search
Submit your business to more than 40 local search engines, telephone information directories and GPS navigation systems.

SubmitNet
Make your website search-engine friendly and submit it to top search engines and directories using SubmitNet’s simple, effective tools.

WebSite Grader
Figure out how your site ranks with this free, simple tool.

Yahoo! Sponsored Search Credits
Sponsored Search by Yahoo! is one of the most effective ways to reach the customers you really want – the ones already interested in what your business offers.

Other Services
Nextiva: Voice over IP Service
VoIP Phone Service offers Fortune 500 Features on Your Budget

Free Online Advertising with YP.com!
Reach customers looking for a local service or product and create a free listing on YP.com — the new YELLOWPAGES.COM.

Community Directory
Help improve your site’s SEO value by showcasing it in the FatCow Community Directory!

Logo Design
Logoworks And LogoMaker
Don’t have your own logo? No problem! With Logoworks and LogoMaker, you can design an affordable logo in no time.

Address :

Fatcow

70 Blanchard Rd

Burlington , MA 01803

US
+1 902 367 3369

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