FastComet Review (August 2018) – The Best Hosting Company?
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, and I can proudly recommend them, not just by words but from my experience of using them for the past 18 months.
If reading texts in not your cup of coffee, you can directly visit official website to know more about them.
You find this name FastComet, new and never heard off, (they have grown a lot in the past three years) and now, I hold three separate accounts hosting multiple sites of mine.
There are tons of reasons why I recommend them as the best alternatives to other WordPress hosting companies and through this FastComet review, I shared my insights about the company.
Pros of FastComet Hosting
#1 Google & Humans love fast loading sites
You might know Google ranks the website based on Page speed, and so hosting plays a significant role in your SERP ranking.
People tell you, website speed can be improved by optimizing images and by using caching plugins.
But what's the use of it?
Every website uses Smush it and W3 total cache plugin. So how to make your website even faster?
One optimal solution is to use SSD drives in hosting servers. SSD drives have the tendency to improve website speed by more than 300%.
The screenshot is taken just a few days back, and you can see my site loading up with just 144ms in the USA.
You might think, is SSD drives a big thing to write at the beginning of this FastComet review? Actually, this content was first written in 2015 where most companies never offered SSD Cloud hosting and FastComet was the first of few companies to do so.
Last Feb 2017, I moved one of my sites to FastComet from a so called renowned web hosting company 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.
Let's have a look at the server resources of each plan. Higher the plan, higher the resources. If you're looking for the fastest web hosting plan, you can choose Speedup plan else you can choose ScaleRight plan which gives you the balanced CPU cores and RAM where you can host unlimited websites.
#2 Most Advanced Caching Mechanism
Most of hosting providers use three-layer caching mechanism while FastComet comes with five layer caching mechanism. The Five layer Caching Mechanism includes
- 1. VARNISH caching
- 2. gOOGLE pAGE SPEED
- 3. apc/oPcache
- 4. CDN CACHING
- 5. memcached
Varnish cache is the superior caching technology which improves your Time to First Byte (TTFB) to a greater extent 10x thus delivering the fast loading websites.
You just need to Turn ON to enable Varnish cache.
The servers come loaded with Google page speed optimization. It's a tool which improves page load time faster by 21%, and Google develops this technique.
You just need to enable this option from the cPanel like below.
OptimumCache reduces memory usage, decreases the number of disk operations - all while improving your website's response time.
APC is an alternate caching 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 below options.
Memcached is a memory caching system used by one of the most popular websites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Wikipedia, which significantly improve your website performance.
Update: The company started supporting HTTP/2 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.
This update section is added to this FastComet review post to bring you the latest update with FastComet.
#3 Same Renewal Price
You can renew all your services at the same prices you signed up. For example, if you got a single website plan for $2.95/month, you can renew with the same price for the lifetime.
How awesome, is it?
Can you name a hosting company offering same renewal price? It's highly impossible because most companies charge 5x during renewal and that's why I recommend this hosting.
#5 Free Backup & Monitoring
JetBackUp is the company which provides Cpanel based Backup tools which usually costs around $3.95 per month for a single domain but comes free of cost with all hosting plans with this hosting company.
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.
#6 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.
Their Web Application Firewall stops attacks at the network edge, protecting your site from common web threats and stops attacks before they even reach your website.
In this FastComet review, I'm writing about new security updates below.
Update: FastComet made a 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.
Eight Datacenter Locations
While writing this FastComet review, the company provides service from eight data centers across the globe. They are
- Chicago, US North
- Dallas, US Central
- Newark, NJ
- London, UK Europe
- Frankfurt, Germany, Europe
- Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe
- Singapore, Asia-Pacific
- Tokyo, Japan, Asia
FastComet offers the most data center locations when compared to competitors.
#8 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 websites on the same server.
To avoid unnecessary contradictions, FastComet introduced Observer Monitoring system where you can track your sites resource usage on your own, so you can actually understand whether your sites are outgrown shared hosting environment or other sites affecting your sites performance.
The observer dashboard is transparent with all essential data like disk usage, IO usage, Email space.
#9 Free Domain Hosting 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 (No first year free, second year $15 blah blahs).
Even if you host with them for ten years, they'll renew your domain for free of cost. Another stunning offer from this company.
#10 Customer Support
Hands down. The best customer support folks work at FastComet.
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"
Not only with FastComet, be with support team of any product, always raise a ticket with screenshots and all valid details, so that you can get an immediate solution.
#11 FastComet Uptime
I never added uptime results in this FastComet review, since most of the time it's 99.99%.
However, few visitors asked about the uptime of their servers. Here is the uptime of my sites for 2018. The uptime is 99.99% and the last downtime was in Jan
People love customer support
Love from Startup companies
The love for speed
Speed + Support = FastComet
Customers recommending FastComet to Strangers
Steps to buy hosting account
Choose your prescribed plan and pay through CC/ PayPal
Host one website
- Free domain for life
- Unmetered traffic
$2.95 / month
Same renewal price
Host Unlimited websites
- 2X server resources
- Unmetered traffic
$5.95 / month
Same renewal price
Host Ecom websites
- Free Globalsign SSL
- Unmetered traffic
$9.95 / month
Same renewal price
Facts & Features:
Fastcomet Review ~ Verdict
You can choose FastComet web hosting if you need
- Fast loading sites.
- 24/7 Support
- 99.9% Uptime
- Advanced security
Any questions regarding this host, please comment below and I am ready to help you.
This FastComet review first appeared on bloggingio.com and credits goes to the respective site owner.