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FatCow VS Coolhandle

FatCow VS Coolhandle

As the world economy continues on its path to improvement, more and more small and medium sized business owners are starting their own companies and getting their products and services on the web. The abundance of online companies need reliable and professional web hosting.

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Don’t let the name fool you. FatCow is a truly professional hosting service who’s been around over a dozen years. They have designed a single hosting plan that suits most any small to medium business website and comes with great features and service. Coolhandle also has reliable, professional hosting since 2001. They offer a choice of great plans for any business to make their mark on the cyber world.

Therefore, how do you decide which host to use? We take a detailed look at both of these companies and offer our recommendations below. Please read on.


When it comes to pricing, FatCow offers an affordable single plan for only $5.50 per month.

Coolhandle also makes it easy for their customers to choose a plan they need with three options. The first is the “Starter” plan for $4.95/mo, then the “Business” plan for $10.95/mo, and the “Pro” plan for $12.95/mo.

Products and Services

To succeed in your online website you need a host that offers those “extras” that make your site stand out. FatCow makes sure you have all the products and services you need including an entire range of website and site management services. You can get professional security services, email services, website management, and marketing services. As well, you receive marketing credits for Google, Yahoo!, Bing, and Facebook, and eCommerce solutions. All this comes with a 30-day money back guarantee.

Coolhandle also offers a 30-day money back guarantee on their plans and a 99.9% uptime guarantee, and provides a free domain name for life. They give customers eCommerce solutions, and free marketing credits as well. Like FatCow, they offer optional professional web design services for their clients.

To make it even more interesting, both companies have an excellent “Green” policy, including a 100% or more energy usage from renewable sources, and energy efficiency strategies in their server farms. Both companies offer clients a “green” certificate to proudly display on their sites.

Web Hosting Features

What do you get from FatCow for one low price? Practically everything you need, including unlimited disk space, bandwidth, hosted domains, email accounts, script support, multi-media, and eCommerce.

Coolhandle’s plans all give you unlimited bandwidth, disk space, and a free domain forever. The “Pro” plan offers unlimited hosted domains, mailboxes, and MySQL databases as well. All plans come with support for popular scripting, a choice of eCommerce shopping carts, all controlled by cPanel control panel software, the #1 contorl panel in the industry.

Customer Service

Customer service is a top priority for FatCow and Coolhandle. Both offer 24 hour telephone support, and user-friendly online knowledgebases for self-help.


Both companies have a very attractive plan for any size business website. However, Fatcow gets our recommendation for their dedication to 99.9% uptime, cPanel control panel, and a dedication to offer extra features just not found on the Coolhandle plan.

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