In this review and comparison we bring you two giants in the hosting industry. You might even say they are nearly twins, since both were founded the same year in 1998. Fatcow is a giant because they bring technical simplicity to their clients. With a single feature-rich hosting plan, a movement toward “green” and carbon neutral energy consumption, and winning customer service, Fatcow has risen to the top of their niche.
Out of the gate at the same time was Lunarpages, with an intent on providing business websites the hosting tools they need not only to succeed, but to grow through advanced plans including VPS and dedicated server hosting.
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With these two equally reputable giants going head-to-head, which one is right for your business website? Take a look at our comparison and find out who we recommend below.
As mentioned, Fatcow keeps it simple for their clients with a single hosting plan for just $4.66 per month, or $56 per year.
Lunarpages offers a variety of hosting plans to suit clients’ needs. Their Starter hosting is only $3.95/mo. The Basic hosting plans runs $4.95/mo. Windows platform hosting is $9.95/mo. And the Business hosting is $19.95/mo. Those clients who just want Microsoft Exchange Email pay only $10.95/mo.
Lunar also offers VPS plans starting at only $22.95/mo, and dedicated hosting starting at $109/mo.
Products and Services
Lunarpages offers extra services that are attractive for most any small business website. That list includes professional web design packages, SEO and SEM help, and merchant account and payment processing tools and support. Lunarpages also offers managed IT services for those businesses who don’t have the staff available to provide the needed hosting attention to the website and server.
Fatcow also provides a “Marketplace” where clients can get additional and professional help in the areas of site backup and restore, SSL certificates, additional security options, SEO services, email services, web site management, marketing, and eCommerce services. Fatcow also offers “Green Badges” to proudly display on your website to show your visitors that your hosting is environmental-friendly.
Web Hosting Features
Fatcow puts it all into one plan that includes unlimited bandwidth, disk space, email accounts, MySQL databases, and hosted domains. They put plenty of support for 3rd party scripts and plugins, multi-media, and they offer free eCommerce solutions.
With Lunarpages. Bandwidth is unlimited on all plans but the Starter Plan. In fact, the Starter Plan simply offers very basic 50GB of bandwidth and 5GB of storage, 5 email accounts, and scripting support. All other plans give unlimited email, MySQL databases, and plenty of support for scripting and eCommerce.
Lunarpages offers phone support business hours only 7 days a week. They also provide a community forum and a “Wiki” section with blogs, newsletters, articles, and tutorials.
Fatcow has 24/7 support via chat and email, and offers phone support as well. Their online help center has helpful articles, tutorials, user guides and more.
For business owners with a growing website, there is no doubt that both of these reputable companies are worthy of consideration. However, with the scalability options and features presented by Lunarpages for business websites, our recommendation goes to them.
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