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FatCow VS eBoundhost

FatCow VS eBoundhost

Go green or go blazing fast? That’s the question when choosing between FatCow and eBoundhost. Two web hosting companies with very different advertising platforms. The choice between which one to go with lies in not only what the two companies have to offer but in what is important to the customer when it comes to how their web site is hosted.

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To make things easy across the board, FatCow yields one low price for the one web hosting package it offers. At just $66 per year, the company packs its hosting account with unlimited web space, unlimited data transfers, unlimited email accounts and unlimited domains per account. And the unlimited features don’t stop there – you also receive unlimited domain pointing and sub-domains. Quite a lot for very little money.

eBoundhost provides nearly the same amount in features for even less. For $3.95 a month (roughly just under $48 yearly), this company offers unlimited disk space, unlimited bandwidth an unmetered mailboxes. Additionally, eBoundhost backs up their hosting accounts with a 90 day money back guarantee. Both companies offer quite a bit for a very low price.

Products and Services

eBoundhost accounts all include your choice of several bonus scripts to install. The company also offers free search engine submission and SEO consultation. Many different scripting languages are supported as well including Ruby on Rails, PHP 4 and 5 and Python. To manage your web hosting account, eBoundhost will let you choose from either Plesk or cPanel/WHM, depending upon your own personal preference.

While FatCow does not offer free search engine submission, they do give each new customer a $50 Google AdWords credit, a $25 Yahoo Search Marketing credit and a free Submitnet basic plan subscription. You’ll also be covered in as far as scripting needs with FatCow supporting PHP 4/5 and Python. FatCow customers have access to the company’s own customized control panel to manage their sites.

Web Hosting Features

FatCow web hosting accounts are chock full of extra features. FrontPage extensions, Google custom search and webmaster tools, PayPal shopping cart integration and a website builder are just a few of the features they offer. The company is also able to tout being a 100% wind energy powered web hosting company by their offsetting the electricity they use for servers with wind-generated renewable energy certificates – simply by using their services, you can be assured of being a bit more eco-friendly. With a 99.9% server up-time guarantee and 24×7 customer service at your fingertips, FatCow adds in quite a few extras with no extra cost and allows you to “go green” with your hosting.

eBoundhost gives each new customer a $50 free credit toward Yahoo advertising, also offers FrontPage extensions and extends security by offering spam and virus filters as well as RBL spam blocking capabilities. The company also offers web designer services and a unique program not offered by other hosting companies, a To Do task organizer – a remote accessible program available from any PC. Since the company doesn’t run a lot of bells and whistles in as far as writing programs or getting your site optimized for search engines, they are able to concentrate their effort on ensuring your site is reliably hosted and at super fast speeds.

Customer Service

FatCow consistently received high marks for customer service. The “Moo Crew” support team is dedicated to ensuring your call is answered quickly and will always resolve your support issue expediently and courteously. They also offer an extensive knowledge base, FAQs and tutorials as well as the standard e-mail support.

eBoundhost offers its hosting clients a help center with FAQs nicely categorized out for easy use, online manuals and a quick e-mail contact form. The company has 24×7 support technicians on site and they can be reached by phone (albeit not toll free).


It all comes down to either going with the ecologically friendly and superior support solution, FatCow, or the lightening fast and dedicated to just ensuring your hosted reliably, eBoundhost. For the money and for the extra features you receive as well as the great support, the recommendation for hosting in this case is FatCow, hands down.

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    21st October 2009
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