iPage vs Fat Cow

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iPage vs Fat Cow

At first glance, this might seem like an unusual comparison as both of these web hosting companies are part of The Endurance International Group umbrella of web hosts. However, having personally used both iPage and Fat Cow, I can attest there is a distinct difference—at least with my experiences.

Both iPage and Fat Cow can be considered budget web hosting options as they offer some of the lowest price deals on their hosting plans. And both web hosting plans provide an abundance of features to host and maintain your website. You also get plenty of free marketing tools to promote your sites. In fact, the hosting plans at iPage and Fat Cow are pretty much identical—again not surprising as they’re both part of Endurance.

Since it’s logical to conclude that iPage and Fat Cow use the same data center and support center, you would think the results would be the same. But for whatever reason, I found the support at Fat Cow to be unacceptable. In contrast to that, I’ve always found the support of my iPage account to be fine. I also prefer iPage’s control panel for installing applications. I find it a lot more intuitive and streamlined than Fat Cow’s interface. Also, I found the sign-up process at Fat Cow to be a hassle as they pre-selected some additional services that I didn’t want. I finally did get the charges removed, but it took some doing.

iPage
iPage Hosting

Started Business: 1998
BBB Rating: A-
Data Center Location: Boston, MA

Price: $1.89-2.95 mo.
Unlimited Bandwidth: Yes
Unlimited Storage: Yes
Unlimited Email: Yes
Host Multiple Domains: Yes

Hosting Interface: iPage Control Panel
Server Uptime: N/A
Full Refund Period: 30 Days
Dedicated Hosting Available: Yes

Free Extras:
SiteLock Security Suite
Toll Free Phone Number (U.S. only)
YellowPages.com Listing
$100 Google Adwords Bonus
$50 Facebook Advertising Credit
$25 Yahoo!/Bing Sponsored Search

Advantages of Choosing iPage:

  • iPage offers some of the lowest prices for their unlimited web hosting.
  • You can host multiple domains.
  • iPage is great for first time website owners or experienced web masters.
  • You can choose from two free site builders you get with your hosting package.
  • They offer phone, email, and live chat support.
  • iPage offers an anytime money-back guarantee (pro-rated).
  • iPage control panel is a very user-friendly interface.
  • Dedicated and VPS Hosting is now also available.

Click here to see more details on iPage

Fat Cow
Fat Cow

Started Business: 1998
BBB Rating: A-
Data Center Location: Boston, MA

Price: $3.15 mo.
Unlimited Bandwidth: Yes
Unlimited Storage: Yes
Unlimited Email: Yes
Host Multiple Domains: Yes

Hosting Interface: Fat Cow Control Panel
Server Uptime: N/A
Full Refund Period: 30 Days
Dedicated Hosting Available: No

Free Extras:
$100 Google Adwords Credit
$50 Facebook Advertising Credit
$25 Yahoo!/Bing Search Marketing Credit
YellowPages.com Listing
Toll Free Phone Number (US only)

Advantages of Choosing Fat Cow:
Nice collection of freebies.

Click here for more details on Fat Cow.

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