FastComet Review: Honest Opinion After 40 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 lifetime.
Unlike many FastComet Review with just general type contents, I was their paid customer since 2015 watching them growing from zero to hero, I talked about everything about FastComet in this review.
I can proudly recommend them, not just by words but from my experience of using them for the past 18 months.
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.
You find this name "FastComet" new and never heard off, (they have grown a lot in the past three years).
Now, they are serving more than 45,000+ customers from 83 different countries which are the fastest growth by any of the company since they launched their service for public few years back only.
There are tons of reasons why I recommend them as the best alternatives to other companies and lets get started.
Pros of FastComet Hosting
#1 FastComet Offers Fast Loading Time
You might know Google ranks the website based on page speed, and so hosting plays a significant role in your rankings.
The above screenshot is taken just a few days back, and you can see this site is loading up with just 144ms in the USA.
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.
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.
FastComet is transparent towards their offering as you can see the RAM and CPU availability listed for each plan while most companies don't show this data.
#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. gOOGLE pAGE SPEED
- 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.
You just need to Turn ON to enable Varnish cache from cPanel.
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 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 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.
#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 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.
Eight Datacenter Locations
While writing this review, FastComet provides service from eight 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
- Tokyo, Japan, Asia
#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 Uptime
I never included uptime earlier in this reviews since most of the time its about 99.99% and the downtimes happens at some random times holds for some seconds.
Here is the latest uptime report for the last three months
#11 Social Reports
People love customer support
Love from Startup companies
The love for speed
Speed + Support
Customers recommending FC to Strangers
Choose FastComet if you need
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.
FastComet Review: Honest Opinion After 40 Months Usage