FastComet Review (2019): 10 Exact Things You Need To Know

After hosting seven sites with them for over 40 months on three different plans, here is my outcome.

Pros

  • The best in class support in the industry with most knowledgeable team.
  • Five layer caching mechanism, enormous CPU and RAM resources you'll be getting the fastest hosting.
  • Free domain name and same renewal price forever, first of its kind in the industry.
  • Nine data center locations across US,UK and Asia, most by any other companies.
  • Free site backups and restore up to 30 days based on plan.
  • BitNinja powered hosting server security.
  • Offers most features included in the plan with no upsells like most companies do.

Cons

  • The starter plan of $2.95/month doesn't offer much resource thus average load time, you need to choose Scaleright or speedup plan for better speed, although uptime remains same (99.99%) throughout all the plans.
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Conclusion:

Considering the fact, company charges same renewal price, one can understand how much money can be saved during renewals as most companies offers initial pricing for $2.95/month and charges $9.95/month during renewals.


With 14 days free trial (no credit card required) and 45 days money back guarantee, the company offers everything to create a trust factor to get started with them.

It was 2015, I signed up with FastComet for hosting this single site.

Now, It's been four years since I Started with basic plan and moved to the highest shared hosting plan and occasionally using VPS hosting during traffic spike periods.

This FastComet Review comes with historical 40 months of data including uptime and speed of all shared hosting plans followed with my experience of using customer support followed by other essential parameters and here is the look at the invoice I paid to FastComet till now.

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FastComet About

FastComet was founded in 2013 with founders having ten years of experience in the hosting industry, the company got  headquartered at San Francisco, USA.

In 2019, FastComet has become inseparable from most users and the company has grown exceptionally well with over 70+ employees providing services from nine operational data center locations across the globe for over 50,000 customers.

With the advanced cloud hosting platform FastCloud powered by 24x7 support, 45 days money back guarantee, free domain name for lifetime, free SSL & CDN FastComet provides shared, VPS and Dedicated Server Hosting at prices starting from $2.95/month. On the top of that, the company offering an exclusive 15% OFF for BloggingIO visitors with free domain name for lifetime.

FastComet Review After 50 Months Usage

How do you feel, when your hosting company gives you the best managed hosting experience and you keep on making passive money every day? I'm talking about FastComet, the best web hosting I ever used in my entire career of seven years and Unlike many FastComet Review with just general type contents, I was their customer since 2015 watching them growing from zero to hero, I shared about everything including pros,cons, things you need to adapt etc.

P.S: I hold three separate accounts, One FastComet Speedup account where I host this site BloggingIO and two Scaleright plan where I host my niche sites, thus you can expect a review of every single shared hosting plan right from Startsmart, Scaleright to speedup plans.

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I hold three separate accounts.

Pros of FastComet Hosting 

There are tons of reasons why I recommend them as the best alternatives to other companies and lets get started.

#1 FastComet Offers Fast Loading Time & Uptime

As most of them aware, site speed matters when it comes to rankings in Google and here is the latest report of my site loading across multiple US locations and the average load time is less than 500ms (0.500 seconds)

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The above report taken on July 4th 2019.

You can also check the updated results from Gtmetrix and Pingdom results below.

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Last Feb, I moved one of my sites from an renowned company to FastComet and luckily, I captured the loading time of the site and have a look at it.

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Any guess about this hosting company? the load time is around 2.5 seconds

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Moved the site to FastComet Speedup plan

To continue further, I want to let you know that the speed is achieved on Speedup plan. The plan offers more resources like RAM & CPU cores, and also reduces the number of sites hosted per server.

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Here is the another report of this site bloggingio.com hosted on speedup plan and I have updated the first six months speed and uptime graph below.

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Jan 1 - Jun 30 2019 ( Average Uptime - 99.98% | Speed - 267.82ms)

Higher the plan, higher the resources. If you're looking for the fastest servers, choose Speedup else you can choose ScaleRight plan which gives you the balanced CPU cores and RAM where you can host unlimited websites.

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#2 Caching Mechanism

Most providers use three-layer caching mechanism while FastComet comes with five layer caching mechanism. The Five layer Mechanism includes

  • 1. VARNISH 
  • 2. Apache Mod_lSApi
  • 3. apc/oPcache
  • 4. CDN 
  • 5. memcached

OptimumCache reduces memory usage, decreases the number of disk operations - all while improving your website's response time.

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APC is an alternate mechanism that caches objects instead of the whole page providing fast loading images.

Update: FastComet Started Offering HTTP/2 optimizations and it is responsible for reducing latency which in terms increases loading speed further. The HTTP/2 is enabled by default on StartSmart and ScaleRight plan.

#3 Same Renewal Price

You can renew all your services at the same prices you signed up with FastComet. For example, if you got a StartSmart for $2.95/month, you can renew with the same price for the lifetime.

If you get an account with $2.75/month with Bluehost or HostGator, the renewal goes like $7/month along with you need to pay for a lot of upsells like backups and security.

Can you name a company offering same renewal price? It's highly impossible because most companies charge 5x during renewal and that's why I recommend them.

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This image says you all.

As said in my A2 Hosting reviews, choose a  plan which allows you to host unlimited or more than one website. Whatever you do online, there will be a need for the second internet site.

If you are on a budget, choose the FastComet Startsmart else always go for higher plans like Scaleright or Speedup.

#4 Free Backup & Monitoring

JetBackUp provides Cpanel based Backup tools which usually costs around $3.95 per month for a single domain but comes bundled with FastComet.

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You can take full account, File, DNS Zone, Email accounts, Cron jobs, SSL Cert and Database backups.

Suppose anything gets messy, you can always restore from a point-in-time recovery snapshot, completely free of charge.

Every one of the provider in the industry charges $2-$4 per month for backups restores, you can cut short such price when you host here.

#5 BitNinja Proactive Security Monitoring

They will do a regular audit on their servers to protect sites from virus scan and malware. That's what tech people say as Proactive monitoring.

Partnership with BitNinja to offer better security for its servers. BitNinja is known for its all in one security solutions defending websites by incorporating machine language to prevent attacks.

FastComet Web Application Firewall stops attacks at the network edge, protecting your site from common web threats and stops attacks.

#6 Nine Datacenter Locations

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While writing this review, FastComet provides service from nine data centers across the globe and most data center locations when compared to competitors. They are

  1. Chicago, US North
  2. Dallas, US Central
  3. Newark, NJ
  4. London, UK Europe
  5. Frankfurt, Germany, Europe
  6. Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe
  7. Singapore, Asia-Pacific (suitable for India, South Asia)
  8. Tokyo, Japan, Asia
  9. Toronto, Canada.

#7 Observer Monitoring

How many times did you felt frustrated when your site goes down? Shared hosting is all about sharing resources and when some website takes more resources, it affects other sites on the same server.

To avoid unnecessary contradictions, FastComet Observer Monitoring system was introduced where you can track your sites resource usage on your own, so you can actually understand whether your sites are outgrown shared environment or other sites affecting your sites performance.

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The observer dashboard is transparent with all essential data like disk usage, IO usage, Email space.

#8 Free Domain for Life

This is one of the existing part of FastComet review.

If you host with them for life, then they will host your domain for life for absolutely free of cost

Even if you host with them for ten years, they'll renew your domain. Another stunning offer from this company.

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#9 FastComet Support

Hands down. The best customer support folks work for them.

You can see from the below image, if you have a problem on SSL installations, you can reach the right person by clicking on SSL installation/setup without wasting a single second.

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They have a rocket-fast support team which takes 10 minutes or less response time for all ticket inquiries.

My last ticket on 21 March 2018, I saw my emails are getting failed to deliver, so I raised a ticket at 05:53 and got an email back at 06:00 with the message "Your issues are fixed"

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#10 FastComet Social Reports

People love customer support

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Love from Startup companies

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The love for speed
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Speed + Support

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Customers recommending FC to Strangers

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FastComet Pricing 2019

Use the below tab to browse between the prices of Shared, VPS and Dedicated Server Hosting.

StartSmart

Just for one who are getting started


$

2.95

/mo

  • Single website
  • 15 GB SSD Space
  • 24x7 support
ScaleRight

Best plan during site growth


$

5.95

/mo

  • Unlimtied webites
  • 25GB SSD Space
  • 24x7 suport
Cloud 1

$

59.95

/mo

  • Single Core
  • 2GB RAM
  • 50GB SSD
  • 2TB Bandwidth
Cloud 2

$

69.95

/mo

  • 2x cores
  • 4GB RAM
  • 80GB
  • 4TB Bandwidth
DS1

$

139

/mo

  • 2x AMD EPYC 7501 Cores
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 80 GB SSD Space
  • 4 TB Bandwidth
DS2

$

169

/mo

  • 4x AMD EPYC 7501 Cores
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 160 GB SSD Space
  • 5 TB Bandwidth

FastComet Faq

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FastComet Verdict

Choose FastComet if you need

  • Full SSD Hosting (both files and databases)
  • Free domain name forever
  • Same renewal price
  • 45 days money back guarantee
  • InHouse developed five layer caching mechanism.
  • 24/7/365 support ( <10 mins response for tickets)
  • 99.99% uptime
  • 395ms response time
  • CDN & SSL
  • Daily and weekly backups
  • Spam experts powered Email Hosting for all accounts
  • Seven data center locations
  • Any questions regarding this host, please comment below and I am ready to help you or you can contact over sales@fastcomet.com

    This FastComet review first appeared on bloggingio.com and credits goes to the respective site owner.

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    by Mohanraj

    Editor's Rating:
    4.9
  • Hi, This is Mohanraj, founder of this site. Due to some SEO restrictions, we are forced to remove awesome pros/cons comments from visitors. The post was first published on 2015 and gets updated everytime whenever there is an update.

    Now, you can also get 14 days free trial, no credit cards required, test FastComet services.

  • Deval Shah says:

    wow brother very nice review . i already purchase this vps thanks to u good job ..

    • Mohan Raj says:

      Thanks for the comment, Deval. Hope you’re having a good time. If possible, can you add your reviews in comments?

  • Timix A Thomas says:

    I am fed up of my current web host and looking for a better web host.And I am considering fastcomet too. After reading this review, I Think I should go with them.

  • A nice detailed review.
    I still have a few lingering doubts, though, because the author is an affiliate – I’ve had bad experiences when I trusted hosts’ affiliates.
    Still, I’ll keep this in mind, as the host seems good.

    • I sure will try FastComet, they look very good.
      Thank you for the review.

  • Hearing positive reviews from most people 🙂 Let you try and share your feedback here

  • Theodore Nwangene says:

    Great review Mohan,
    This is my first time of hearing about Fastcomet and it seems to be a very good, reliable and affordable hosting provider.

    The price is really off the ground. And yes, most hosting companies I’ve used always increases their price when you want to renew.

    I think I’ll consider this company when I’ll be working on my next project.

    Thanks for sharing

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