After hosting seven sites with them for over 40 months on three different plans, here is my outcome.
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.
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.
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.
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)
You can also check the updated results from Gtmetrix and Pingdom results below.
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.
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.
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.
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.
#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
Varnish is the superior caching technology which improves your Time to First Byte (TTFB) to a greater extent 10x thus delivering the fast loading pages.
OptimumCache reduces memory usage, decreases the number of disk operations - all while improving your website's response time.
APC is an alternate mechanism that caches objects instead of the whole page providing fast loading images.
CloudFlare operates 110 global locations around the world. The CDN automatically caches your static files at our edge nodes, so these files are stored closer and delivered faster to your visitors while delivering your dynamic content directly from your web server.
To create an account with CloudFare, just navigate through cPanel, you will find the options.
Memcached used by one of the most popular websites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Wikipedia, which significantly improve your website performance.
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.
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.
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
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
- Chicago, US North
- Dallas, US Central
- Newark, NJ
- London, UK Europe
- Frankfurt, Germany, Europe
- Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe
- Singapore, Asia-Pacific (suitable for India, South Asia)
- Tokyo, Japan, Asia
- 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.
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.
#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.
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"
#10 FastComet Social Reports
People love customer support
Love from Startup companies
The love for speed
Speed + Support
Customers recommending FC to Strangers
FastComet Pricing 2019
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1. What is FastComet?
FastComet is the hosting company founded in 2013 offers web hosting services for customers over the world.
2. Where is FastComet Based?
FastComet was based on San Francisco, California, USA
3. What are FastComet Nameserver?
The FastComet nameservers varies according to the plans, you can check get the namerservers from your dashboard.
Choose FastComet if you need
Any questions regarding this host, please comment below and I am ready to help you or you can contact over firstname.lastname@example.org
This FastComet review first appeared on bloggingio.com and credits goes to the respective site owner.
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