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FastComet Expert Review

Overview

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Although they’ve only been operating their cloud hosting services since 2013, FastComet’s history and experience go back much earlier. Currently, they’re based out of San Francisco, California, but have a global reach with their strategically positioned data centers in eight locations across the globe, including Europe and Asia. They now provide hosting services for over 45,000 customers across 83 countries to attest to this. With all their hosting products, they provide generous features and surprisingly low prices.

Features and Ease of Use

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There’s no shortage of features and services provided by FastComet, and they’re by far one of the most complete hosting services I’ve reviewed. They provide all the basics such as:

  • Free lifetime domain registration with their hosting plans
  • SSL certificates
  • Daily and weekly backups on an independent storage array
  • Free migration
  • Unmetered traffic

Their individual hosting products are also incredibly feature-rich considering the prices they charge:

  • Choose Your CMS: You can opt to either use their free website builder or simply install one of the popular CMSes, such as WordPress, Joomla!, OpenCart, and Magento.
  • Fantastic Suite of Software: LiteSpeed, Varnish Cache, Memcache, and BitNinja are just some of the examples of the type of software included for free with their hosting.
  • Scalable Hosting: Since you’ll be hosted on a cloud infrastructure, you can scale up to a VPS plan or dedicated server as your need for resources grow at any time.
  • Geographical Proximity to Your Target Audience: FastComet’s data centers are located on three different continents around the world, which will give your target audience quicker access to your websites and applications.
  • Far Better Security: You get enterprise-grade access control, 24/7 monitoring, and state-of-the-art security software and hardware. There are also trained guards and CCTV monitoring the premises of each data center.
  • Free CloudFlare CDN: This rare but sought-after feature offers your visitors faster content loading times, wherever they may be located.
  • SSD storage: You get 300% better speeds with their SSD-only storage compared to the HDD storage many web hosts offer.

It’s almost impossible to think of anything that slipped through FastComet’s net of features and services. From start to finish, you’ll be given the opportunity to work with software you know and are familiar with, such as cPanel and WordPress. Their free migration and setup services will also make sure that you already have all these basics to begin with.

Unfortunately, FastComet doesn’t provide any sort of uptime guarantee with their hosting. However, they claim that their proactive monitoring eliminates 99% of all hosting issues before they cause any disruption in service, and my tests of their service revealed zero downtime for the past several months.

Pricing and Support

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The terms of FastComet’s web hosting pricing plans are exceptionally generous, with 45-day money back guarantees and no contracts. They also help you with website migrations for free and give you 24/7 priority support with any plan. Fixed prices also means you won’t get a shock when renewing your plan with them — whichever rate you purchased at initially, you’ll be locked in at that rate for life.

  • Shared Web Hosting: All plans come with a Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate, free lifetime domain, and unmetered traffic.
    • StartSmart: Single website, 15 GB SSD storage, one CPU core, unlimited emails, and their Website Starter Kit with a range of handy hosting software such as a one-click app installer and website builder.
    • ScaleRight: Multiple websites, 25 GB SSD storage, two CPU cores, unlimited emails, the Website Starter Kit, and other advanced features such as a private DNS and more SSL options.
    • SpeedUp: Multiple websites, 35 GB SSD storage, three CPU cores, all of the other features of their ScaleRight plan, plus their performance-enhancing RocketBooster pack with LiteSpeed LSAPI, Varnish Cache, Memcached, 30 daily backups, and more.
  • Fully Managed Cloud VPS: These packages come with free software installation, server setup, and hosting management — plus a seven-day money back guarantee. Servers can be scaled up or down at any time and can be provisioned within minutes. They also run on more advanced hardware than the web hosting solutions.
    • VPS Cloud 1: One CPU core, 2 GB RAM, 50 GB SSD storage, 2 TB bandwidth, 2000 Mbps network.
    • VPS Cloud 2: Two CPU cores, 4 GB RAM, 80 GB SSD storage, 4 TB bandwidth, 4000 Mbps network.
    • VPS Cloud 3: Four CPU cores, 8 GB RAM, 160 GB SSD storage, 5 TB bandwidth, 5000 Mbps network.
    • VPS Cloud 4: Six CPU cores, 16 GB RAM, 320 GB SSD storage, 8 TB bandwidth, 6000 Mbps network.
  • Fully Managed Dedicated Server: Plans are very similar to their cloud VPS plans but with even more resources.

FastComet provides the full suite of support channels with a ticket system, email, live chat, and phone support. They provide phone lines for both the U.S. and Europe, though this is only for sales — if you want tech support, they only have a toll-free number for the United States. The support itself is also superb and I generally got a response within seconds using live chat and minutes via ticket or a phone call. Their live chat agents are particularly good as they don’t disappear every now and then for a few minutes, unlike some other platforms. On top of this, they provide a lot of self-help resources on the website.

Hendrik Human

Review Summary by Hendrik Human

4.7/5

It’s very hard to come up with any obvious issues using FastComet. They have great uptimes (99.96% and up), almost flawless support, global data centers, and generous software bundles. They also provide a decent range of hosting types. All in all, they’re one of the best hosting companies around.

Pros:

  • Multiple global data centers
  • Feature-rich software included with all hosting plans
  • Affordable prices
  • Outstanding support services

Cons:

  • Server performance lower than reported by them
  • No uptime guarantee
  • Starting Price: $ 2.95
  • Setup Time: 60 Minutes
  • Free Domain: Yes
Hendrik Human

Review Summary by Hendrik Human

4.7/5

It’s very hard to come up with any obvious issues using FastComet. They have great uptimes (99.96% and up), almost flawless support, global data centers, and generous software bundles. They also provide a decent range of hosting types. All in all, they’re one of the best hosting companies around.

Pros:

  • Multiple global data centers
  • Feature-rich software included with all hosting plans
  • Affordable prices
  • Outstanding support services

Cons:

  • Server performance lower than reported by them
  • No uptime guarantee
  • Starting Price: $ 2.95
  • Setup Time: 60 Minutes
  • Free Domain: Yes
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