Reviews and expert opinion FastComet

Ranked 8th from 1957 Web Hosting
4.7
Ease of Use
4.6
Features
4.7
Pricing
4.6
Support
4.7
Server locations
London
Amsterdam
Singapore
Tokyo
Chicago
Dallas
Frankfurt am Main
Newark
Mark Holden
Mark Holden
Web Hosting Expert
FastComet provides all-in-one hosting solutions with all the CMSes and performance-enhancing software you’ll need. It can also easily cater to customers anywhere in the world with its globally-positioned data centers.

Overview

FastComet

First launched in 2013, FastComet is an American-based business selling a good selection of speed-optimized web hosting services. While a relatively young company, FastComet already has more than 45,000 customers from 83 countries. Services and support are available in English only.

Features and Ease of Use

FastComet offers a broad selection of services, including shared hosting, cloud hosting, and dedicated server rentals. In addition, it also provides SSL certificates and domain registration services. Here are a few of the core features that shared hosting customers enjoy:

  • Daily off-site backups retained for seven days
  • Free domain registration for the life of the plan
  • Unlimited add-on domains, except in the base package
  • Free Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates
  • Cloudflare CDN
  • Unmetered traffic (with reasonable usage)
  • Free website migration service

When purchasing a hosting plan, users can choose from servers located in multiple data centers worldwide such as in Chicago, Dallas, Newark, London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Singapore, and Tokyo. FastComet uses 100% SSD storage, meaning that when compared to traditional HDDs, you can access files and databases up to 300% faster.

The shared hosting plans are incredibly feature-packed. For instance, they come with a premium one-click installer for over 300 programs, support for PHP versions 5 through 7.2, and support for advanced coding languages such as Python, Node.js, and Perl. You’ll get SSH access, MySQL and remote MySQL databases, an FTP manager, and cron jobs.

Security is similarly impressive with CageFS virtualization, BitNinja server protection, two-factor authentication, and many more protective measures. FastComet doesn’t provide a free website builder with its packages, but it does offer you a discount to purchase one with all plans.

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

Pricing and Support

The terms of FastComet’s web hosting plans are exceptionally generous with a 45-day money back guarantee. The company also helps you with website migrations for free and gives you 24/7 priority support with any plan.

Fixed prices also means you won’t get a shock when renewing your plan — whichever rate you purchased at initially, you’ll be locked in at that rate for life.

The packages are not cheap but offer great value considering all of the features and resources they include. FastComet only provides annual contracts, though you can cancel at any time without penalty. Both SSL certificates and domain registration come included with shared hosting packages.

Customer service is also very good. You can reach them via 24/7 live chat, telephone, and email, or check out a help center that contains lots of tutorials. Every time I’ve contacted them on live chat, I was connected with an agent almost instantaneously — even at odd hours of the day. They also boast an average issue resolution time of ten minutes, which is impressive to say the least.

Pricing

4.6

Web Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Number of Sites
Price
15 GB
Unlimited
1
$2.95
25 GB
Unlimited
Unlimited
$5.95
35 GB
Unlimited
Unlimited
$9.95
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Number of Sites
Price
15 GB
Unlimited
1
$2.95
25 GB
Unlimited
Unlimited
$5.95
35 GB
Unlimited
Unlimited
$9.95
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VPS Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
CPU
RAM
Price
50 GB
1 x 2.50GHz
2 GB
$59.95
80 GB
2 x 2.50GHz
4 GB
$69.95
160 GB
4 x 2.50GHz
8 GB
$89.95
320 GB
6 x 2.50GHz
16 GB
$139.95
Plan Name
Storage
CPU
RAM
Price
50 GB
1 x 2.50GHz
2 GB
$59.95
80 GB
2 x 2.50GHz
4 GB
$69.95
160 GB
4 x 2.50GHz
8 GB
$89.95
320 GB
6 x 2.50GHz
16 GB
$139.95
More Details

Dedicated Server

Plan Name
Storage
CPU
RAM
Price
160 GB
4 x 2.50GHz
8 GB
$139.00
320 GB
6 x 2.50GHz
16 GB
$179.00
640 GB
8 x 2.50GHz
32 GB
$259.00
1.25 TB
16 x 2.50GHz
64 GB
$419.00
Plan Name
Storage
CPU
RAM
Price
160 GB
4 x 2.50GHz
8 GB
$139.00
320 GB
6 x 2.50GHz
16 GB
$179.00
640 GB
8 x 2.50GHz
32 GB
$259.00
1.25 TB
16 x 2.50GHz
64 GB
$419.00
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Cloud Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
50 GB
2 TB
1 x 2.50GHz
2 GB
$59.95
80 GB
4 TB
2 x 2.50GHz
4 GB
$69.95
160 GB
5 TB
4 x 2.50GHz
8 GB
$89.95
320 GB
6 TB
6 x 2.50GHz
16 GB
$139.95
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
50 GB
2 TB
1 x 2.50GHz
2 GB
$59.95
80 GB
4 TB
2 x 2.50GHz
4 GB
$69.95
160 GB
5 TB
4 x 2.50GHz
8 GB
$89.95
320 GB
6 TB
6 x 2.50GHz
16 GB
$139.95
More Details

Bottom line on FastComet

It’s very hard to come up with any obvious issues using FastComet. It’s got great uptimes (99.96% and up), almost flawless support, global data centers, and generous software bundles. It also provides a decent range of hosting services, so you can safely scale your business with the company. All in all, this is one of the best hosting companies around.

Pros:

  • Good value for money
  • 45-day money back guarantee
  • 24/7 customer service
  • Multiple global data centers

Cons:

  • Uptime not backed by SLA
  • Servers may not be as fast as advertised
Mark Holden
Mark Holden
Mark is a full stack web developer specializing in HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, MySQL, and PHP. When he's not busy building websites or geeking out over the latest addition to his ever-growing gadget collection, he enjoys playing drums for his progressive rock band. He can also make a mean Spanish omelet.

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