About FastComet Hosting
Started in the 2000s, FastComet is a web hosting company which ranks among the most used web hosting in the world. The main reason for making the company grow year after year is its non-compromising attitude towards providing the top-notch performance to its customers. FastComet relay stands out on the expectation of their customers as compared to other web host present. In this review, we will cover all the main aspect of FastComet that anyone wants to know about.
Summary of FastComet Review
FastComet is a Web Hosting Company which was started in the 2000s and soon shifted its interest in 2013 to public cloud hosting. The company has successfully hosted more than 11,500 customers from more than 70 countries all around the world. This makes FastComet SSD Cloud Hosting company one of the biggest and well-known companies trusted by the people. In addition to this, the company also allows hosting an adult website on their servers. Only, the illegal contents or any website related to child porn are not allowed by the company to host on their servers.
FastComet also provides their customers the facility of Domain registration apart from providing web hosting solutions. The company has shifted their focus on packaged solutions rather than focusing only on normal web hosting solutions. The company also provide Open Cart hosting for someone who wants to start an e-commerce website. With the help of Open Cart, one can start their e-commerce website with a single click just after hosting their domain in FastComet.
The servers of FastComet are located at overall 8 locations all around the globe which include Frankfurt, Chicago, Dallas, Newark, London, Amsterdam, Singapore and Tokyo.
Pros of FastComet
Every web hosting company has some advantages which help the customers to build trust in them. FastComet is no new. The company has many Pros to offer their customers. In this review, we will certainly discuss some of their biggest advantages.
1. Money back guarantee of 45 days and no hidden fees
FastComet offer their customers all the plans with no hidden fees. All the plans come with a fixed price. The company aims in making customer 100% satisfied and can do anything to achieve that. E customer is charged for only those services which they actually use. The company does not trick the customers with any extra fees and payments. Also, at the time of renewal, the prices remain the same as before. No extra price is added at the end of the subscription period. In addition to this, if the customer is not happy with the quality and services of the FastComet than they can claim for the money back anytime within 45 days of payment.
2. Performance and high speed
Majority of the web hosting company uses a conventional hard disk which are slow in speed. Hence, these traditional hard drives make the slow down the loading speed of the website which further affects your search engine optimization in a negative way. On the other hand, FastComet uses solid-state drives i.e. SSD drives which increases the performance of the website by 300%. Therefore all the databases and files will be loaded at a much faster speed. The average loading time of this website is 200 milliseconds which is great as compared to the loading speed of the other competitors which is 500-600 milliseconds.
This is a great sign as faster load times of your website will make the visitors of your website happy. Your visitors will not bounce back without visiting your website or blog.
In addition to this, the support team of the company will also tell you the ways in which you can improve the GTMetrix scores and Google Pagespeed Insight. As all the speed features provided by the company are built in and by default enabled, thus the customers are also not required to use any caching plugins.
3. Free CloudFlare CDN
When any visitor comes to your website and opens it then the browser downloads all the static files of your website. Now, the far the location of the visitor from your website main server the lower the loading speed will get. So to solve this problem, CDN providers send the static information of your website to the server which is closest to the physical location of your visitor. This improves the performance of the website by increasing the loading speed of the website effectively.
CloudFlare has a wide server infrastructure of more than 100 data centers present all over the world. This helps in improving the performance and speed of any website present anywhere around the world. As it will provide good loading speed to all the visitors who are visiting your website irrespective of their location. Also, getting started with this service is not a difficult task. After you create and launch your website with FastComet, you can easily activate the feature of CloudFlare that is present in the control panel of your website.
4. 99.99% Uptime guarantee
Uptime is an important feature to discuss the review of any web host. As a website with good uptime will help your visitors to always find your website online. FastComet guarantees their customers an uptime of 99.99% which is quite good. It means that the website will only go down for only 1m .5 sec in a week. Although sometimes the company even touches the uptime of 100%.
5. Security is priority
In order to protect your website and visitors from any kind of online threat, a special application firewall is used by the company that is already optimized for any all sorts of systems of content management such as Joomla, Magento, WordPress, etc. In this way, FastComet blocks up to 99% of major threats.
Also, there is an isolated environment for each of the shared hosting website provided by the company which protects your website from the danger even of any other website form the same server gets infected. The company provides intelligent security firewall which protects your website from all possible virus attacks, malware, and exploits.
6. Free SSL certificates
SSL certificate is one of the most essential parts of any website security. The company provides you with private certificates that are encrypted by SHA-256 hashing algorithms and 2048-bit RSA keys. In just one click, anyone can order the certificate and they will receive them in less than an hour. The SSL certificates provided by the company provide a connection which is 8 times fastly secured as compared to the traditional ones. In addition to this, the owner of the certificate is also eligible to the insurance of $10,000.
The company also provide free SSL certificates for the customers who don’t want to pay for SSL certificates. Those certificates are issued by Let’s Encrypt.
7. Managed WordPress hosting
One of the most popular platforms for building blogs and websites is WordPress. WordPress is one of the easiest to use and user-friendly platform. The team of FastComet is working dedicatedly for providing their customers with the best solutions of WordPress solution that is possible at a very affordable cost. The company provides the best WordPress cloud features to its customers. These include free daily and weekly backups, SSD only cloud hosting, 1 click WordPress auto installation with free theme setup and free upgrade service of WordPress to keep your website secure and up to date.
8. One click installs and easy configuration
The company provides Magento, Joomla, and other 150 other platforms apart from WordPress to their customers which are available for one-click installation. You don’t have to download these and install in order to use. But, in case if you fail to find any of the required application that you want then you can simply connect to the server through FTP and then manually install them.
In addition to this, in order to make your website work in a fully functional way, the installation wizard which is provided by the company will install all the required free modules. You can also choose the free theme templates that are available.
9. Free domain name
Domain name is very important for your website or blog as it represents you over the internet. Although depending on the place and domain extension you purchased, it can cost you $20 a year. But, FastComet provides you domain free of cost for lifetime. This means that you can either buy a new domain or transfer the existing one for free of cost.
10. Free site transfer/migration
FastComet allows you to transfer your website from another hosting provider for free. The company does not charge any hidden payments or additional fee from you.
11. Backup and monitoring of website for free
The company very well understand the importance of the backup. That is why they provide daily backup of your website data. The company also provide you 1 click Restore Manager which helps in unrestricted access to your backups. In addition to this, the company also provide 24*7 technical support if you face any difficulty in restoring your website. This is also provided at no extra cost.
12. Convenient cPanel
The most powerful control panel present in the market that helps in managing your website is cPanel. The cPanel has a very intuitive, convenient and user-friendly interface which is totally mobile friendly. The interface of cPanel is so user-friendly that anyone even a newbie can operate it with ease. The cPanel provides many features such as contacting customer support, managing your account and the services that you use, launching a new website, managing your domain names, getting notifications and emails and monitoring everything from account status to traffic bandwidth.
13. Free customer support
FastComet provides customer support through phone, email, and chats with their customers. The customer support provided by the FastComet is very good. Although the fastest option to receive support is online chat in which the representative will reply in less than 10 minutes.
14. Free tutorials
For the users who don’t want to take help of the customer support instead, wants to solve the problem all by themselves then for such users the company has also provided a huge library of tutorials and guides for free.
A number of videos and articles are present on a variety of topics ranging from setting up and configuring your website to launching an online store or blog. There are guides available for every topic.
15. Great affiliate, coupons and referral programs
Time to time the company also provide referral program and coupons for their customers. A free hosting is provided if you invite up to five of your friends. The company provides free hosting for three months every time you invite a friend.
In addition to this, the company also has an affiliate program in which for every new referral signup you will receive a commission fee. This means the more you refer the more commission you will receive.
Cons of FastComet
1. Setup fee for monthly payments
The greatest disadvantage that the FastComet provide their customers is that the company charges a setup fee of $19.95 if you choose to pay the company for a service on a monthly basis. The only way to escape this setup fee is to choose the subscription for at least one year.
Although the company will not charge any cancellation fee if you choose to opt them out within 45 days from signing up with them.
2. No additional domains on the StartSmart plan
Only one site can be hosted with the StartSmart plan. This plan does not allow adding several domains on their website. This is although not a disadvantage to those who want to host a single website. But, it is definitely one for those who want to host several websites together. But they can also choose another plan anytime to host several websites.
Do I Recommend FastComet?
After the whole review, yes we do recommend FastComet to everyone ranging from beginners to advanced users. The pros of the company definitely overcome all the cons offered by the company.