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FatCow VS HostClear

FatCow VS HostClear

There is a lot of competition in the web hosting industry, but there is always room for another quality hosting company who delivers exceptional service. HostClear is one of those newcomers who opened their online doors in 2008, however they have established themselves as a reputable company with a great choice in hosting plans.

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As well, FatCow is another top-rated web host that is highly respected in the industry. Their commitment to bringing affordable web hosting in a single, easy-to-comprehend plan along with protecting the environment through wind energy sets them apart from the crowd.

Each of these companies is worthy of any small or medium sized business owner for their website needs. But which one is right for you? Read on to find out our recommendation.


FatCow brings a single plan to their customers and makes it easily affordable at just $66 per year, or $5.50 per month.

HostClear offers a choice of hosting plans for their customers. Their “Home” package is $3.95 per month, the “Business” package is $5.95 per month, and the “Business Pro” package brings it all for just $9.95 per month.

Products and Services

FatCow is dedicated to helping their customers’ websites succeed. In addition to hosting services FatCow also offers professional web design services, marketing and SEO services, and eCommerce services. FatCow also provides a free website builder for all customers, as well as generous credits to use with search engine and social media marketing. All plans are backed with a 30 day money back guarantee.

HostClear also offers web design and marketing services and marketing credits. However, the credits are appropriated to the plan chosen, up to $200 for the Business Pro plan. The company provides clients with cPanel control panel, which is the tops in the industry. HostClear also offers free domain registration, and an attractive anytime money-back guarantee and a 99.9% uptime guarantee on all plans.

Web Hosting Features

FatCow’s hosting plan packs in the features with unlimited storage space, monthly traffic, email accounts, hosted domains, and MySQL databases. FatCow also supports all popular scripting and 3rd party software, and provides multi-media support. ECommerce is a breeze with free included online shopping cart software as well.

HostClear’s plans all come with unlimited space and traffic. Customers can get fast, faster, and fastest speeds according to the plan purchased, and all plans come with support for multi-media, scripting, and comes with eCommerce included as well.

Customer Service

FatCow is dedicated to providing 24 hour support for customers through telephone, email, and online chat. They provide an outstanding online knowledgebase of helpful articles as well.

HostClear does have 24 hour support, but only via email. Telephone support has limited hours. HostClear also offers an online help center, but not as extensive or user-friendly as FatCow.


HostClear does offer a great set of plans, and offers a fabulous control panel for clients. But FatCow has all the extras, the online help center, and dedication to the environment that makes sets them a notch above HostClear. Our recommendation goes to FatCow.

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