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FatCow VS GreenvilleHost

FatCow VS GreenvilleHost

When it comes to energy-saving strategies in the web hosting industry, many companies are going the “Green” way by purchasing alternative and renewable energy certificates. Why? Web hosting servers, depending on the size of data center, can use as much electricity in one year as a small town. Two hosting companies have taken the lead in the “Greening” of hosting services: FatCow and GreenvilleHost.

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FatCow has been in business since 1998, since before the dot com boom and bust. They have refined their product over the years to offer a feature-packed plan and a service that is environmentally friendly. They purchase 100% of their energy use through renewable energy certificates.

GreenvillHost was founded in 2008, but has already become one of the top “Green” hosts in the industry. Their dedication to the environment is clear with a 200% purchase of energy credits to support wind energy.

Both offer a great hosting plan for a very affordable price. But which one is for you? We analyze these two “Green” companies and give you our recommendation below.


GreenvilleHost is a newcomer, but they have found the price that meets demand. Their “Green” hosting plan starts at just $2.95 per month for a 2-year plan, or $3.95 per month for a 1-year plan.

FatCow offers their hosting plan for just $66 per year, or only $5.50 per month.

Products and Services

FatCow has been in the business long enough to develop a long list of extra products and services for their customers, including professional web design, marketing, site management, and eCommerce solutions. You get a free listing and $125 in marketing credits to use with search engines and Facebook. Their plan is backed by a 30-day guarantee.

GreenvilleHost does not have as long of a list of extras, but they do provide the same 30-day money back guarantee plus a 99.9% uptime guarantee. They also give $75 in marketing credits to use with popular search engines. Additionally, GreenvilleHost customers have access to cPanel control panel which is the highest rated in the industry.

Web Hosting Features

Both the FatCow and GreenvilleHost plans come packed with features, including unlimited bandwidth, monthly traffic, hosted domains, email accounts, and MySQL databases. Both companies offer scripting support, support for multi-media, and come with free eCommerce solutions.

Customer Service

Award-winning customer service is a must to be considered a top web host. Both FatCow and GreenvilleHost have service worthy of many industry awards. Both offer 24 hour support through phone and email. FatCow also offers 24 hour chat support as well.

Both offer an extensive online knowledgebase where clients can find articles and tutorials on how to best manage and design their websites.


In the battle of the “Green” hosts it is not an easy choice. Both of these reputable companies offer an outstanding hosting product alongside an award winning support system. If you are into the extra features that come with a hosting plan, FatCow may be for you. But for the best guarantees and the best price, and a clear focus for energy reduction, GreenvilleHost gets our recommendation.

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