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SiteCloud VS FatCow

SiteCloud VS FatCow

In the 21st century it has become clear that our fossil fuel resources are limited for energy production. Alternative electricity sources must be developed in order to sustain our energy consumption. Several companies in the web hosting industry are taking the lead in showing their support for wind energy and 100% carbon-neutral energy consumption.

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Both FatCow and SiteCloud are leading the way for other web hosts with their brand of web hosting backed by 100% Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) and an energy-efficient usage policy. SiteCloud is doing this in addition to bringing affordable cloud technology to their clients.

Which of these “green” hosting companies is right for you? We take a look at their features, support, and prices, and give you our recommendation below.

Pricing

Although many web hosting companies offer a plethora of options and price points, these companies offer one straight forward pricing plan.

FatCow offers a single hosting plan that is all-encompassing for just $6.50 per month, or $78 per year.

SiteCloud brings their brand of cloud server technology for shared hosting prices at just $4.95 per month.

Products and Services

SiteCloud does offer extra services such as a free website builder, marketing credits, and a free domain registration for life. They offer cPanel control panel, the best in the industry. And they back their plan with a 30 day money back guarantee and a 99.9% uptime guarantee.

FatCow offers a wide range of extras including freee integrated webmaster tools, site building tools, eCommerce solutions, and plugin installation. They also offer $125 in free marketing credits. Plus they offer additional paid professional services in domain services, web site management, eCommerce, and web hosting. Their plan is also backed by a 30 day money back guarantee.

Web Hosting Features

Both the SiteCloud and FatCow plans are designed to be all-inclusive with plenty of features like unlimited bandwidth, file storage, hosted domains, email accounts, and MySQL databases. Both provide application support for popular scripts and third party plugins.

The FatCow plan does offer additional support for eCommerce solutions with an online store, credit card payment support, PayPal integration, and a shared SSL secured server certificate.

Customer Service

Both of these worthy hosts have a dedication to supporting their clients. SiteCloud offers 24/7/365 support via online chat, and email, but they do offer live telephone support during business hours. FatCow provides 24 hour support via telephone, chat, and email.

Both also provide an online help center. The SiteCloud knowledgebase is left desiring a little more and contains a limited number of articles. The FatCow is a little more extensive with additional helpful articles in more categories, plus video tutorials and user guides.

Recommendations

Cloud hosting is the wave of the future. But the industry still has some catching up to do as far as offering cloud hosting with all the features found with shared hosting plans. SiteCloud does a great job of bringing their brand of cloud hosting with a feature-rich plan. But FatCow has the experience behind them to bring additional helpful services plus an outstanding customer support for their clients. Our recommendation goes to FatCow.

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