Fastcomet Review – The #1 BlueHost & HostGator Alternatives
FastComet is the #1 alternatives to BlueHost and HostGator.
The reason is simple. FastComet offers fastest hosting with 99.99% uptime (proof inside) with one-click WordPress installation, free GlobalSign SSL, same renewal price and free domain forever.
And this post is an unbiased FastComet review, which is the best web hosting company I have ever hosted with.
If reading texts in not your cup of coffee, you can directly visit https://fastcomet.com/features to know more about them.
I'm using FastComet since 2014 and this FastComet review is all about sharing my experience about their ups & down, how their server works, how their customer support behaves and much more you need to know before choosing them.
- 1 FastComet Review
- 1.1 FastComet History
- 1.2 FastComet SSD Shared hosting plans
- 1.3 #1 Google & Visitors love fast loading sites
- 1.4 #2 Most Advanced Caching Mechanism
- 1.5 #3 Improves your Site SEO
- 1.6 #4 Same Renewal Price
- 1.7 #5 Free Backup & Monitoring
- 1.8 #6 Proactive Security Monitoring
- 1.9 #7 Seven data centers locations
- 1.10 #8 Additional features
- 1.11 #9 Free Domain Hosting for Life
- 1.12 #10 Customer Support
- 1.13 FastComet Uptime
- 1.14 Steps to buy hosting account
- 2 FastComet Review ~ Verdict
- 3 FastComet Hosting
The FastComet review talks more about the uptime and real time incidents but first of all you need to know how they started their business.
Fastcomet, you find this name new and never heard off, (they have grown a lot in the past three years). They are in system administration business for more than seven years and later they started offering web hosting services to the public in 2013 becoming official hosting partner for many multinational companies till now.
While writing this FastComet review,they are serving more than 25000+ customers from 70 different countries which are the fastest growth by any company since they launched their service for public few years back only.
Let's have a look into their plans.
Host one website
- Free domain for life
- Unmetered traffic
$2.95 / month
Same renewal price
Host Unlimited websites
- 2X server resources
- Unmetered traffic
$6.95 / month
Same renewal price
Host Ecommerce websites
- Free Globalsign SSL
- Unmetered traffic
$12.95 / month
Same renewal price
They provide three shared hosting plans.They are
Here comes a quick Comparison of the above three plans. Each plan is designed keeping customers in mind.
- StartSmart - Host one website, 15GB SSD space, free domain for life, unmetered traffic costs $2.95/month.
- ScaleRight - Host multiple Websites, 25GB SSD space, free domain for life, unmetered traffic costs $6.95/month.
- SpeedUp. - Host multiple websites, 35GB SSD Space, free Domain for life, Free SSL, unmetered traffic costs $12.95/month.
If you're beginner you can start with StartSmart plan which costs $2.95/month including free domain for lifetime where domain registration alone costs you $12.95 a year with Godaddy.
There are tons of reasons why I recommend them as the best alternatives to BlueHost and HostGator and few of the positives are
Pros of FastComet Hosting
#1 Google & Visitors love fast loading sites
You might know that 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 cache 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 more faster ?
The only solution is SSD Hard drives in hosting servers. Based on thousands of research, it is found that SSD drives improve website speed by more than 300%.
Only a few host on the planet using SSD drives and out of it, FastComet is the only hosts which provide SSD hosting for such a low cost.
The screenshot is taken just a few days back, and you can see my site loading up with just 144ms in the USA. I'm pretty sure FastComet provides fastest shared hosting servers.
This review of FastComet is wrote based on shared hosting plans.
#2 Most Advanced Caching Mechanism
Most of hosting provider use three-layer caching mechanism while FastComet comes with five layer caching mechanism.
The Five layer Caching Mechanism includes
Varnish cache is the superior caching technology which improves your Time to First Byte (TTFW) to a greater extent 10x thus delivering the fast loading websites.
Fastcomet 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.
PHP 7 With APC and OptimumCache
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 whole page providing fast loading images.
CloudFlare CDN Caching
CloudFlare operates with 30 data centers 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.
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.
#3 Improves your Site SEO
Wondering how it improves your site SEO?
Fastcomet has a good policy which is ignored by most web hosts over the world. They don't allow Websites which has child porn, spam and scam sites to get hosted on their servers. Check this
First, know how Shared web hosting works.
It's a single server where hundreds of websites hosted with the same IP. Let's look at this condition.
If a server contains 200 sites and 100 of them are related to porn, gambling, viruses, etc. as mentioned above, then your website will be considered as spam by Google, since all sites using the same IP.
So what if your shared hosting doesn't allow such sites, and you are free to rank higher on search engines ?
#4 Same Renewal Price
They have a Strict fair policy for 100% customer satisfaction and there is no upsells like most hosting companies do.
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 pay the same amount for your lifetime.
How awesome, is it?
There is a 45-day money back guarantee: If you are not happy they will provide a full refund and also there is no contract required, and you are free to cancel your service anytime with no extra charges.
#5 Free Backup & Monitoring
For excellent performance and security, they perform daily and weekly backups of all client files, databases, and emails to an independent storage array. Note the point it's for free and not for any additional cost.
Suppose anything gets messy, you can always restore from a point-in-time recovery snapshot, completely free of charge. Their proactive monitoring approach prevents 99% of most common web hosting issues and ensures excellent performance and continuous uptime for your website and they store backups upto 30 days based on packages.
You don't need an additional backup plugin for WordPress when you are with FastComet.
#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.
Check my FastComet Video review posted on youtube.
#7 Seven data centers locations
While writing this FastComet review , they seven data centers across the globe. They are
- Chicago, US North
- Dallas, US Central
- London, UK Europe
- Frankfurt, Germany, Europe
- Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe
- Singapore, Asia-Pacific
- Tokyo, Japan, Asia
#8 Additional features
Another great stuff from them where they will do all kind of installation stuff for more than 150 open source applications. You can also ask for extra module installation to make your blog better.
Suppose any of your friend planning to start a website, bring them to FastComet, and they even help them to install themes on WordPress and all other platforms.
Since I host multiple websites (more than ten sites), I love the automatic upgrade feature. If WordPress gets upgraded, then my sites will be automatically gets updated without any downtime.
#9 Free Domain Hosting for Life
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).
Godaddy Charges $15/year for domain renewal, and if you renew your site for five years, then it costs you $60 for five years.
You can save such costs while you host with Fastcomet.
#10 Customer Support
They have a rocket-fast support team which takes 10 minutes or less response time for all ticket inquiries. Apart from it, you can use website transfer by which you can move your site from your old host for completely free of cost.
They provide fully managed
I never added uptime results in this FastComet review intially since most of time it's 99.9%.
However, few members asked about the uptime of their servers. Check out the screenshot which shows 100% uptime of this site. Check out my past two months uptime and I got 100% and 99.99% in recent times.
You can also check my website loading time which is aggressive fast.
Note: The server is based in Dallas, so that site loads with 1 sec in farthest location due to latency and this happens will all data centers.
If your visitors are from Asia, then choose Singapore data center.
Steps to buy hosting account
I added screenshots specially for new people to understand the sign up process.
If you have any queries,I will help you to do things better.
Step 1: Choose your prescribed plan and move to next step.
Step 2: Register the domain for free
Step 3: Check the final amount and pay using PayPal or CreditCard.
FastComet Review ~ Verdict
You can choose FastComet web hosting if you need
- Faster WebHosting
- 24/7 Support
- 99.9& Uptime
- Advanced security
Any questions regarding this host, please comment below and I am ready to help you.
With same on renewal price, Free Domain Hosting for life, SSD drives, Free daily and weekly backups proves Fastcomet is way better than many hosts on the planet right now.
This FastComet review first appeared on bloggingio.com and credits goes to the respective site owner.