FastComet Review -The Best Web Hosting? (Nov. 2017 Updated)
How do you feel, when your hosting company gives you the best managed hosting experience and you keep on making passive money every day?
FastComet is the best web hosting I ever used, and I can proudly recommend them, not just by words but from my experience of using FastComet for the past 18 months.
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And this post is an unbiased FastComet review, sharing my experience of being their customer for last 18 months.
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FastComet, you find this name new and never heard off, (they have grown a lot in the past three years).
I hold three separate accounts with FastComet, hosting multiple sites of mine.
There are tons of reasons why I recommend them as the best alternatives to top hosting companies and few of them are
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 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 faster?
The only solution is SSD Hard drives in hosting servers. After reading hundreds of reports, I learnt that SSD drives can 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.
Last Feb 2017, I moved one of my site to FastComet from an renowned web hosting company and luckily, I captured the loading time of the site and have a look into it.
I also added March 2017 uptime where the site's loads on an average of 347ms every month.
To continue further, I want to let you know that the speed is achieved on Speedup plan. The plan offers more resources like RAM and CPU core also reduces the number of sites hosted per server.
Let's have a look into 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 provider use three-layer caching mechanism while FastComet comes with five layer caching mechanism. The Five layer Caching Mechanism includes
1. Varnish Cache
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.
You just need to Turn ON to enable Varnish cache.
CacheWall (formerly known as xVarnish) is a control panel system for Varnish Cache, the web application accelerator, created for cPanel shared web hosts. The tool takes care of implementing Varnish cache which is responsible for optimizing and delivering fast loading sites lowering the response time of the websites.
2. Google Pagespeed
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.
You just need to enable this option from the cPanel like below.
3. 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 the whole page providing fast loading images.
4. CloudFlare CDN Caching
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.
If you check my site, I didn't use CloudFare still now but still delivering greater results. But I took the step to add CloudFare soon and you can see the site can load even faster than ever.
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.
October 2017 Update: FastComet started supporting HTTP/2 . It is responsible for reducing latency which interms increases loading speed further. The HTTP/2 is enabled by default on StartSmart and ScaleRight plan
#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 on 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
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
JetBackUp is the company which provides Cpanel based Backup tools which usually costs around $3.95 per month but comes free along with FastComet.
This is how the JetBackup looks in cpanel.
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.
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 up to 30 days based on packages.
#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.
May 2017 Update: FastComet made an partnership with BitNinja to offer better security for its servers. BitNinja is know for its all in one security solutions defending websites by incorporating machine language to prevent attacks.
#7 Seven Datacenters Locations
FastComet provides service from seven data centers across the globe (most when compared to competitors) . They are
- Chicago, US North
- Dallas, US Central
- London, UK Europe
- Frankfurt, Germany, Europe
- Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe
- Singapore, Asia-Pacific
- Tokyo, Japan, Asia
You can do speed test of the data centers from your location.
#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 overcome the issue, FastComet introduced Observer Monitoring system which tracks the resource usage for individual account, so as a user you can track the resource usage of your sites. You can learn more about Observer Monitoring System here.
#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
Hands down. The best customer support folks works at FastComet. Each employee undergoes three month extensive training on various technologies before handling support tickets.
You can see from the below image, if you have 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.
This is the last ticket I raised at 8:04 and got a reply with solution at 8:08
Apart from it, you can use website transfer by which you can move your site from your old host for completely free of cost.
#11 FastComet Uptime
I never added uptime results , since most of the 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 across the globe.
Note: The server is based in Dallas, so that site loads fastest in nearer location and takes some 1 sec in farthest location and this happens due to the latency.
Hope you loved my reviews on FastComet. There is also an 45 days money back guarantee, so you can get an hosting account without any hesitations.
You can also check what other customers speak about FastComet
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Steps to buy hosting account
I added screenshots especially 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 click checkout.
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 Ecom websites
- Free Globalsign SSL
- Unmetered traffic
$12.95 / month
Same renewal price
If you're a beginner, you can start with StartSmart plan which costs $2.95/month including free domain for the lifetime where domain registration alone costs you $13.95 a year with GoDaddy.
This site bloggingio got hosted on ScaleUp plan which offers the fastest hosting experience even faster than most cloud hosting companies like Digital Ocean etc.
Step 2: Register the domain for free or use your already existing domain name.
Step 3: It's a single page but I highlighted each steps for easy understanding
1. Choose I'm a new customer and enter the details like address,email address etc.
2. Choose a long term package for more savings. In this screenshot, I choose 12 months package costs $3.95/month
3. Choose a datacenter location suitable for your audience. If you have global audience, choose any US location like Dallas or Chicago.
4. Once everything is done, you will get this message. Click create account and pay through Credit card or PayPal.
Facts & Features:
FastComet ~ 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.
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