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Score 9.2 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Cloudways

I would not hesitate to tell others to join Cloudways.
Brandon Dith-Berry | TrustRadius Reviewer

FatCow

I honestly can't speak to whether FatCow would be well suited for large companies. But for independent contractors, bloggers, and entrepreneurs, FatCow is a perfect fit. If you're a novice user, their tools and interface allow you to build a site quickly. For advanced users, the clean interface makes it simple to find what you need. One-click installation of web applications is awesome. I haven't updated my site in a while, but they provide a great platform for those looking to showcase their portfolios and blogs.
Benjamin Brogdon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cloudways

  • Good control panel interface with many settings.
  • Simple payment method.
Dario Pedroni | TrustRadius Reviewer

FatCow

  • Flexibility of how you want to use it (WordPress, HTML coding, Wix, etc)
  • Unlimited storage for all your website needs
  • Reasonable rates as compared to other hosting services
Kristin Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cloudways

  • More personal application help.
  • Easier application installation just like WordPress websites.
  • A free tier to try the product/some kind of trial.
Craige Hardel | TrustRadius Reviewer

FatCow

  • I was very disappointed with my initial renewal. I understood that the price I had paid was an introductory price, but the renewal rate was much higher than I anticipated. They could be more transparent with their renewals.
Benjamin Brogdon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cloudways

Cloudways 9.3
Based on 5 answers
They answer quick and always help solve my problems. Their documentation is also robust.
Brandon Dith-Berry | TrustRadius Reviewer

FatCow

No score
No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

Cloudways

I liked Cloudways more than other websites due to its simplicity and how clear their website was (and still is). It is the first server hosting platform I ever used.
Dario Pedroni | TrustRadius Reviewer

FatCow

Before choosing FatCow, I looked into a few services. As this was 9 years ago, the options weren't as diverse as they are now. GoDaddy was the most popular at the time, but the rates were significantly higher for a smaller package, and they had a pretty sexist ad campaign at the time that really turned me off of their services. Since choosing FatCow, I have looked into using WP Engine as I do my website in WordPress, but it wasn't worth it to move it over at the time and I elected to stick with what I had.
Kristin Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cloudways

  • Better website load times which led the more time on site.
  • A slighter higher hosting bill.
  • Less time on maintenance with the additional technical know-how of their support.
Craige Hardel | TrustRadius Reviewer

FatCow

  • Integration of Google Analytics made it simple to see where traffic comes from.
  • Ease of use frees me up to focus on communicating ideas rather than fighting with software to make it work.
  • Stability makes it perfect to showcase my work.
Benjamin Brogdon | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Cloudways

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$25*

* per application

FatCow

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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