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4.8
SUPERB!
  • User Friendly
    4.8
  • Support
    4.9
  • Features
    4.8
  • Reliability
    4.8
  • Pricing
    4.7

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Your website is slow and unsecured. We can fix it. Utilizing SSD-only storage for files and databases storage and providing Global CDN access, FastComet focuses on achieving just-a-second load time for your website content.
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Money Back: 45 Days

Pricing Range

Shared Hosting $2.95 - $5.95
VPS $47.95 - $111.95
Dedicated Server $118.19 - $279.19
Cloud Hosting $47.95 - $111.95

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99.9% Uptime

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Lloyd Bathurst

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Lloyd Bathurst,
5.0
I was looking for ages for a hosting provider for a Woocommerce site I am going to make for my wifes hobby. I read all of these 'Top 10's' that has the same old hosting providers in them. I like to as...Read Morek questions regardless of how they score in the top tens. Bearing in mind the people who write these make a lot of money when people click through and sign up from their page.

I quizzed a few and got some dodgy answers and made me think there were some nasty surprises inside.

I came across FastComet at 23:30 UK time and thought i would have a long wait for support to answer some questions - if at all that time of night. Within 30 seconds i was greeted by a re and they proceeded to answer all my questions. There is plenty of information on the site about their plans. (Not like some others). All my questions were answered quickly and concisely. No beating around the bush here.

I signed up at around midnight UK time and was unsure about how to set Woocommerce and the SSL certificate up. I needed to be up at 6am for work. Their support said to raise a ticket - which i did - and they would set it all up for me.

I came in from work this evening and low and behold. It was completed less that half an hour after i logged the ticket. This came with an apology that the SSL was not yet set up. They quickly updated this to advise that it was now set up around 45 minutes later with instructions of how to verify it.

If i had of known they would be that quick and efficient i would have stayed up longer and had a play around with my themes in Woocommerce.

Very impressed. Can not fault them at all. I would highly recommend them to anyone. Don't just go by Top 10 sites. Look around for the golden nuggets like this one :-)
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Jose Smit
Jose Smit from South Africa,

Very clueless and don't know how a VPS works

1.0
Sadly not a professional company.
FastComet
FastComet,
Dear Jose,

We are sorry to learn you are not satisfied with your customer experience. It is clear you might be using our VPS plans, but we could not identify your profile in our system based on the information you provided.

...Read MoreRegardless, we still want to address your feedback concerning the technical assistance we have offered. First of all, we must acknowledge your point of view and agree that the server configuration our team supplies can appear relatively seamless. That fact makes it easy to neglect the effort we put into managing our clients' solutions. Years of hosting experience and various customer scenarios helped us tailor our VPS packages to satisfy a wide area of requirements. Each request you might have for our experts is carefully considered and fulfilled accordingly. You might not be aware of the strict internal procedures we follow and the aptness they assume, but you can rest assured of our constant support.

We firmly believe that any misunderstanding can be clarified if adequately communicated so that an appropriate resolution is presented. Therefore if you are willing to request any further help, our team remains at your disposal, available 24/7 on our website, and ready to assist you.

Regards,
FastComet Team
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Stelios Stelakis
Stelios Stelakis from Greece,

So bad website and awfull support from one employ called Martin w.

1.0
Earlier i had spoken with a lady so helpfull so good and patient, and then the nightmare came,
A useless impolite dump guy came up when i tried to book the server.
As a result after 45 minutes i couldnt register as the system we...Read Morere full of glitch he told me he will do it manually ... He said lie that he couldnt reach me to the phone but if such a thing happened i would got at least a notification and he told me he cannot register me... (cause we were arguing in chat i am sure).
Here are the last sentences of chat for the truth:

Martin W.
We tried to reach you, however the call couldn't get through and the second time an automated massage of some sort was activated. I am sorry, however because of this, we are not going to activate the account.

You — Please update your info
OK as you wish, now i am travelling and maybe lose the signal , but i was looking phone and it was ok , anyway so pitty but i will review all these for your information

Martin W.
Feel free to do it, once again I am really sorry about this whole inconvenience, if you reconsider, you can contact us back anytime, once you are back home, or in a more appropriate time for you.

You — Please update your info
no i am not going too
you tell me you dont want me and want me to come back and beg you ??? nah,,,,
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Steve
Steve,
You're kidding me right? You're leaving them a bad review because you didn't have signal and they couldn't verify your account???
Eren ERDOGAN

Customer service is very bad.

1.0
If you open the ticket, you can relax. because it will be not fix or solve any problems by Technical Supports. They do not know how to fix or solve fix the problems. This situation is unacceptable.

This problem is :

I send t...Read Morehe request my website. The share server give me a responce the another website.

They are not solving this problem for 8 hours. This problem still continues.

I will write again how many hours they solved it If they solve my problem.
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FastComet
FastComet,
Hello Eren,

We are sorry to hear that you are disappointed by our support service. My colleague Michael updated your ticket a few minutes ago with additional information on the case.

Basically, as you can see from the provid...Read Moreed information the issue was not actually caused by any misconfiguration of your account but because you used the temporary URL to access your application but the app is configured to work with your domain name. When the application is configured to work with your domain name it displays a custom system page if you try to reach the site via a different URL.

We are sorry that it took longer than you expected to provide you with the proper information about the issue but some cases require more time for investigation and your ticket was escalated to our senior support team to make sure that this is not a server-related problem. Unfortunately, not all tickets can be solved within a few minutes.

If you need additional information on the case or you experience any further difficulties, please feel free to update us via your ticket and we will be glad to review it further.

Thank you.

Regards,
FastComet Team
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M Gh
M Gh from Turkey,

KEEP DISTANCE!!

1.0
THE MOST STUPID HOSTING SERVICES I'VE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE.
DOWNTIME MORE THAN 70%
STUPID SPAM FILTER!!
MY welcome messages are not being delivered to my clients! They can't reset their password because the stupid spam filter ...Read Moredoesn't allow the emails to be delivered
Uneducated support.
Stupid sign up process.
They marked me fruad in the begning and called me to ask what am I going to do this the service.
KEEP YOUR DISTANCE!!!!
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FastComet
FastComet,
We were sorry to hear you were not happy with our services, M Gh. We take seriously feedback from clients who are not satisfied with our services, and we review each case thoroughly. Regrettably, based on the provided information,...Read More we cannot identify your account and address the mentioned situations in detail. We have tried to search through both our Live Chat and Ticketing database by the name you have provided in your review, and we haven't found a case that fits your description. Nonetheless, we would like to address a few of the points you've made, one of which was about your initial order verification.

Indeed we perform such checks with our users when you are initially signing up for our services. Some of you might ask - why are we doing this? And the answer is quite simple - Trust and security are extremely important for us here at FastComet, especially when we talk about users' payment security online. This is why all of our security and billing support staff are well trained and versed in various tactics to prevent, control, and monitor any payment frauds, account intrusion situations, and others from happening. And we are also working closely with other leading industry experts and payment processors to minimize the completion of unauthorized payments on a global scale. This is why we also have a number of strict control policies, and sometimes we perform checks that require us to approve the signup itself manually. It might sound quite complicated; however, this whole process takes no more than a few minutes, and most of the time even less.

With that out of the way, we would like to address the downtime you've mentioned you had experienced for about 70% of the time while using our service. Regardless of the reason for that, we are quite sorry to hear you were unable to work on your project as you would normally do . We undoubtedly had helped you resolve that. However, with all our due respect, and please don't get us wrong here, M Gh, we are only trying to explain a possible reason for that misconception. We strongly believe this is the reason for that statement. The reason for that is based on our excellent uptime since the start of 2020. This is why something like 70% downtime isn't possible to be caused by the service itself, nor would it have gone unnoticed as all of our servers have maintained an almost excellent track record. Since the start of the year, we've made a nearly flawless 100% uptime. And we have backed that up with our 99.99% uptime guarantee for all of our service operations. We strongly believe that in an event you were facing problems with your website, another factor might have caused it, and this might have required you to reach us for assistance so that we can review things for you and do whatever we possibly can to resolve it for you.

With that in mind, and with a risk to repeat ourselves, we would love to review this whole case in more detail, so that we might provide you with even more information about it. Also, we would prefer to have the case at hand, and if possible, to help you get it resolved if indeed the case is still not resolved. Unfortunately, as we cannot find your account or similar interaction with us with the mentioned parameters by you here, M Gh - we would be unable to address things in a more specific manner. Therefore, please excuse us once more for the more generalized response.

When using an infrastructure that others share, we do our very best to protect all users from someone else's misbehavior. We are achieving that by employing various tools, and security features developed by us. Dealing with SPAM is no different. When there are SPAM messages sent, there is a risk of damaging not only their domain name but also the server's IP reputation, which is particularly bad in case we are talking about a Shared Hosting environment. This is where we've implemented almost draconic rules and protection measures so that such events can be brought down on the spot or avoid them. We are dedicated to always improving upon what we've created; however, we never limit ourselves as a company to be that closed-minded. This is why we have multiple protection levels, including third-party services that will surely improve the experience for all of our users - one of which is SpamExperts. The service comes to the rescue and has been saving business owners and regular users around the world - time and money with their anti-spam solutions. Thus, when we get a report from them, a particular user is sending out spam - we would surely review the report and take the necessary measures to prevent that from happening. If one of those systems marks the emails you've sent from your website, if marked as spam, we would have clearly and in detail indicated the reason for the reason behind that. In such events, we do provide detailed reports, and gladly review things further to assist in getting this resolved.

Please note, M Gh, that in no way we aim to put you at fault for the situation. We want to explain the reasoning behind our decisions to implement such strict rules when dealing with SPAM emails. We do it so that we might prevent events that might affect other users. Should you choose to discuss things further and let us review this whole case - please send us more details about the account domain name, email, or ticket number so we can assist you further and forward your case to a support supervisor. In order to do that, please feel free to reach us over our official communication channels, where we are 24/7 available to assist you.

Our team remains at your disposal, and looking forward hearing from you!

Kind Regards,
FastComet Team
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Shabina Thasariya
Shabina Thasariya from India,

Very bad support and worst attitude

1.0
FastComet
FastComet,
Dear Shabina Thasariya,

We were sorry to hear you were not happy with our services. We take seriously feedback from clients who were not satisfied with our services and we review each case thoroughly. We have reviewed your case...Read More thoroughly (including your complete ticket history), and we would like to address your concerns accordingly.
It seems that the reason for your frustration is that we have been forced to stop global access to your website as we have received an official complaint from our Upstream Provider. The official complaint was on behalf of RiskIQ (representative of Facebook Inc.) about digital threat incident impacting Facebook, its employees, management and/or Board of Directors, specifically concerning personal data and/or personally-identifying information (PII) belonging to one or more Facebook individuals that constitutes a privacy interference at the Internet Presence Location(s).

We are not in the position to interpret the law and we were legally obliged to place the restriction of your website until the issue was resolved in order to avoid any global restrictions from being placed on the server.

We are sorry to hear that you are not satisfied with our approach to resolving this sensitive matter. Our team is available for you at any time and will be happy to resolve any issue you might face or question you might have. Our main priority and mission are to provide our clients with a smooth and satisfying customer experience both with our support and our services.

We remain at your disposal to help with any further requests or questions.

Best,
FastComet Team
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Dimitrios Konidaris
Dimitrios Konidaris from Greece,
Moved from A2 Hosting

Do yourself a favour and choose another hosting provider!!!

1.0
I purchased the Cloud VPS and seriously this is the worst hosting provider i ever experienced.
My previous hosting provider is A2 Hosting and maybe transferring my business to Fastcomet was the worst choice i ever made.
Please d...Read Moreo your self a favour and choose another hosting provider.
First and most important issue was the performance on my previous hosting provider i was receiving an A-B grade on gtmetrix but when i transferred to fastcomet i went to F-E grade. They tried to increase the performance and went to B-C.
The technical support chat is not a technical support chat they just tell you to create a technical support ticket. As for the sale department they don't even read your questions they just reply whatever suits them. Also they lack a lot of features compare to their competitors.
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FastComet
FastComet,
Dear Dimitrios,

We regret to discover that you are not satisfied with your customer experience and our hosting services as a whole. It's important to note that we truly value any feedback, even the negative one, as it motivates...Read More us to further improve our services. Considering you have opted for one of our more powerful server solutions, we appreciate the opportunity to clarify any misunderstandings that might have occurred.

To begin with, we are grateful that you decided to try our products and look for a new provider to host your business. We completely understand the importance of online presence nowadays and the need to trust a company. Unfortunately, because of the short amount of time during which you evaluated our services, you could not familiarize yourself with all of the perks our plans included, whether they relate to customer support experience or additional features.

Furthermore, we performed an in-depth review of your case (including your complete chat and ticket history) and want to address your concerns accordingly. Since performance is a vital part of a successful website, we always strive to help our customers with server-side optimizations. Your cooperation was a valuable aspect of the assistance process, and we are glad to see you were satisfied with the excellent results in the final GTMetrix test. Hence we are surprised that you pointed this as an issue, whereas you previously agreed it looks great.

Upon investigating your chat communication, we also noticed a suitable solution was provided in each conversation. While we can handle most of your technical requests over the Live Chat, some tasks require additional review by our Technical experts over a ticket. Nevertheless, we take pride in the initial response time and prompt technical resolution our team can offer. Rest assured that our main priority and mission are to provide our clients with a smooth and satisfying customer experience, both with our support and our services.

Again, Dimitrios, we are sorry to hear that you did not recognize our product as a good fit for your needs. Please let us know if you are willing to reconsider and reach us back, as we would be happy to accommodate your hosting requirements. Our team remains at your disposal, so if you are willing to communicate things further with us, as always, we are here 24/7 to assist you.

Regards,
FastComet Team
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Shehab Ahmed
Shehab Ahmed from Egypt,

Resource limit reached every minute for my WordPress site ( Visitors 200 monthly ! )

1.0
Every day i see resource limit reached, and every week down time and SSL error saying your SSL Cert is from MediaHome.router !
because they restart their server or something and some services fail to go online!
Anyway they are w...Read Moreay overpriced, such a service level and quality of servers and available resources fits ( 2$ hosting ) NOT ( 200$ ) hosting!Less
FastComet
FastComet,
Dear Shehab,

We were sorry to hear you are not satisfied with the service and the support you have received from us. We take seriously feedback from clients who were not satisfied with our services and we review each case thoro...Read Moreughly. As you have expressed overall dissatisfaction with our services a detailed evaluation of your case was performed by our Senior Customer Success Managers.

We were surprised to come across your negative review and overall negative experience with our services as according to our records, we can see that the Support team members involved were extremely responsive with all of your inquiries and provided proactive assistance accordingly to the situation.

We can see your account is still active and we really would like to keep you as a customer and help you resolve the website transfer issues that occurred. Our team is available for you at any time and will be happy to resolve any issue you might face or question you might have. Our main priority and mission are to provide our clients with smooth and satisfying customer experience both with our support and our services.

Indeed, on the shared hosting plan your website uses, the resources available are limited, since they are shared between all accounts on the server. To ensure fair usage, there are specific CPU and process executions allocated to each account, and in order to be transparent, we list these in detail on our full feature list page: https://www.fastcomet.com/pricing. Unfortunately, we cannot remove package quotas; they apply to all customers who pay the same amount as you do.

Please note that in no way we aim to put you at fault for the situation. Our team has simply tried to explain the causes of the issues you have experienced and give you steps to address them.

You have been with us for more than a year already and have had the chance to evaluate the service. If FastComet isn't a fit for you because of our pricing or any other reason, we get it. You choose who you partner with to serve your business or your customers' businesses. Our objective is to be the best cloud platform at helping you and your customers grow. Being the best doesn't mean we're looking to find ways to do less for our customers to charge less. It means finding ways to do more at helping our customers and agency partners create rich, performant, and secure experiences that drive revenue.

We are looking forward to hearing from you, so that assist you further.

Best,
FastComet Team
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Bassem Ghazal
Bassem Ghazal from Egypt,

They did not refund me

1.0
I have working on my website during my exams period and i was not free to continue and i asked for refund but they did not give me my money and i submit many support messages to get my money back and because the are thieves they t...Read Moreold me that the bank does not accept the refund i swear they are thieves they scammed me any many of my friend when we tried to rate them on trust pilot they have a deal with trustpilot to remove the bad ratesLess
FastComet
FastComet,
Hello Bassem Ghazal,

Thank you for contacting FastComet hosting services

I reviewed your case and will gladly provide you with more details regarding it. The hosting account you are using is a part of a Ponzi scheme aiming ...Read Moreto exploit or affiliate program. Basically, a client starts to purchase 1-month hosting accounts using the same credit card which was canceled right after the affiliate commission was due. The client was notified and new sign-ups were made by using different prepaid cards continuing to exploit the scheme with slight modifications. We contacted the affiliate to remind him of the rules you need to follow when you are a part of the affiliate program and if you fail to comply your account will be suspended and no commissions will be due.

The full set of rules can be found here https://www.fastcomet.com/terms/affiliate

As a result, all client’s accounts referred by that affiliate were canceled at the exact same date with the exact same request from the exact same IP address which was clear proof for the violation of the terms.

Now back to the issue you have experienced where the refund was declined by the payment processor. Usually, that is the case when you are using virtual credit cards/ prepaid cards/ crypto cards, etc. majority of those payment instruments does not support refunds by default and that is why our Billing team assisted you on how to contact your can so the limitation of the card is being waived and we can process the refund. This is exactly what happened in your case as the payment of $2.48 (the amount paid for 1 month of hosting) was refunded in full on 06/24/2021 05:09:07 PM.

Our team remains at your disposal, so if you wish to communicate this matter, as always, we are here 24/7 to assist you.

Regards,
FastComet Team
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Expert Review

Aviran Zazon

Last Update | September 2021

Monthly Update - September 2021

Hosting Plans Web Hosting; Cloud VPS Hosting; WordPress Hosting; WooCommerce Hosting;
Top Features Free Domain Transfer; SSD-Only Cloud; Free Cloudflare CDN; Powerd By cPanel; Daily and Weekly Backups; Free 24/7 Priority Support; Free Managed Migrations; 100% Satisfaction or Money Back Guarantee
Customer Support Live Chat; Phone and Email Support; Ticketing System

 

During September, FastComet:

  • Birthday Blowout: 70% off on all Shared Hosting plans and locations and 20% off on all Cloud VPS and Dedicated Servers
  • HostAdvice Special Deals: 75% off on all Shared Hosting Plans & Locations

During August, FastComet:

  • Hot Summer Sale on all web hosting plans: 70% off on all Shared Hosting plans and locations and 20% off on all Cloud VPS and Dedicated Servers plus free migration and 24/7 support

During July, FastComet:

During June, FastComet:

  • Shared Hosting Plans at 75% off
  • Updated their Dashboard; added a new banner rotator feature
  • Made the payment authentication more convenient with the new 3D Secure 2.0

During May, FastComet:

  • Didn’t issue any new features or updates
  • Didn’t report any server issues

FastComet offers 24/7 Live Chat Support, Email Support, Ticketing System and Knowledge Base.
It Is Home to Plenty of Free Applications, Including the Softaculous App Installer.
Offers Shared, Cloud VPS, Dedicated, WordPress, WooCommerce, Magento, Joomla, and Other Types of Hosting.
Has Strong Uptimes and Solid Server Performance.

FastComet as a hosting service started its journey all the way back On January the 1st of 2013 and is a privately-owned, independent global web hosting company. It has gained a lot of popularity due to its high server speeds, free SSL, amazing uptime, consistent live chat support, and low starting fees.

Now, the interesting part about all of this is the fact that I’ve never really used FastComet in the past, it never really got onto my radar before I began this review, and truth be told, I probably would have never even found it, but damn, I’m so glad I did.

I will take you on a trip with me as we take an in-depth look at everything it has to offer, so you can see why I ended up loving it so much.

Your expectations might not be as exceeded as mine were, but keep in mind that I went on it expecting not that much to be honest. Anyway, without going on and on about how amazing this hosting provider turned out to be, let’s actually take a look at everything.
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8.8
SUPERB!
Rated by Aviran Zazon
  • User Friendly
    9
  • Support
    10
  • Features
    8
  • Reliability
    9
  • Pricing
    8

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Getting Started With FastComet

When you first attempt to sign up for the service, you are greeted by three offers.

Shared Hosting – cPanel shared Hosting

Screenshot of the shared hosting plans

Here you’ll have access to FastCloud, FastCloud Plus, and FastCloud Extra, all of which have their own distinctive feature sets.

Cloud VPS Hosting- Private SSD Based Cloud Servers

Screenshot of the Cloud VPS Hosting

Here you have four plans to choose from, Cloud 1, Cloud 2, Cloud 3, and Cloud 4. Things can get a little bit more tricky here, but you shouldn’t have too many issues here if you know what you want.

Dedicated CPU Servers – High-Performance Solutions

Screenshot of the Dedicated CPU Servers

I absolutely love the dedicated server part of this hosting provider. You get a lot, and the prices seem quite fair compared to many others out there. What you end up picking will ultimately rely on what you really need here, and the descriptions are self-explanatory.

For the purposes of this review, I went with the Shared Hosting plan FastCloud, which offers a single website, free website transfer, free domain transfer, cPanel and Softacolous, and 15GB of SSD space.

Keep that in mind as we move further along this review. If you’re going to go the cheap and accessible route, this is the perfect review for you.

Screenshot of the FastCloud Plan

Click on “Get Started” to begin this adventure.

Screenshot of selecting a domain name for your account

You can register a new domain or simply transfer your pre-existing one.

Screenshot of account information

On the account information tab, you’ll need to enter your first name, your last name, your email, your master password, your country and state/region, your zip code, city, address, phone, and optionally, the company you work in.

Then you can select the hosting plan you’ll want to use. In this case, I’m using Shared Hosting – FastCloud, the data center location, and the time period through which you’ll be making the initial purchase.

You also have other features, such as domain registration, domain privacy, search engine submission, search engine optimization (SEO) audit, and GoogleSiteMap.

Last but not least, you’ll just need to add your payment information, which can be done through a Credit Card or through PayPal.

Screenshot of the payment information panel

That is all there is to it, so you should be good to go.

You should then receive an email that the credit card payment has gone through.

Screenshot of email that the credit card payment has gone through

You will then receive an email showcasing everything, including the login details and the control panel URL. Your hosting password will be randomly generated, and you have the ability to change your account password with the link they will provide you. You will additionally receive information about the server name, server IP, nameserver 1 and nameserver 2, as well as the FTP hostname.

Using and Managing Your Website on FastComet

The very first time you end up logging into the FastComet website, you are greeted by this screen.

Screenshot of the FastComet website

Here you have access to support tickets, invoices, domains, and orders.

Under that, you can see all of your active products on the service.

On the support tickets tab, you can submit tickets to the support team.

Screenshot of the "My tickets" tab

You can review all of your invoices on the invoices tab, see which ones are paid, and which ones need to be paid.

Screenshot of the "My Invoices" tab

You can see your domains on the domains tab, register a new domain, renew or transfer a domain.

Screenshot of the "My Domains" tab

On the Order tab, you can basically upgrade or downgrade to a certain package.

Screenshot of the Order tab

Now, we’ll move on to the cPanel.

On the email you received, you should see your cPanel login as well as password.

Once you enter, you will be greeted by this screen.

Screenshot of the cPanel

You have many categories here, and although they may seem overwhelming after we go through all of them together, you should feel right at home using FastComet.

Files

File Manager

The file manager is your good ol’ cPanel file manager, where you can, as the name might imply, manage your files.

Screenshot of the File Manager

Inodes

An inode is this simple data structure that is used to describe a file or a directory in Unix-style file systems. This lets you see the inodes in each folder.

Screenshot of a panel with two columns: Folder and Inodes

Images

The images tab lets you modify and manage images that are saved to your account. This includes the thumbnail, the scaler, and the converter.

Screenshot of the Images Panel

Directory Privacy

Directory privacy lets you set a password to protect certain directories of your account. When this feature is enabled, a user who tries to open a protected folder will be prompted to enter a username and a password before they can access your content.

Screenshot of the Directory manager

Disk Usage

Here you can monitor the available space on your website.

Screenshot of the Disk Usage window

FTP Accounts

Here you can configure FTP accounts and get your website online quickly. There’s even the FTP client that can manage your website’s file.

Screenshot of the FTP Accounts window

FTP Connections

Here you can monitor the visitors that are logged into your site through the usage of FTP.

Backup

Here you can back up and download a full backup of your website.

Screenshot of the Backup window

Backup Wizard

This is essential as the previous step, although it’s done through a wizard.

Screenshot of the Backup Wizard

Git Version Control

Here you can create and manage Git repositories and you can use Git to maintain any set of files and track the history of all of the changes from multiple editors.

JetBackup

JetBackup is the software that you can use to back up your servers to the disaster recovery server located in a remote facility.

Here you have access to full account backups, file backups, cron job backups, DNS Zone Backups, Database Backups, Email Backups, and Queue.

Jetbackup window

Databases

phpMyAdmin

phpMyAdmin allows you to manage all of your settings, including Databases, SQL, Status, Export, Import, Settings, Variables, Charsets, Engines, and Plugins.

Screenshot of the phpMyAdmin window

MySQL Databases

Here you can create a new database and check your pre-existing databases so you can modify as well as repair them.

Screenshot of the MySQL Databases window

MySQL Database Wizard

Here you can create a database through a more streamlined process.

Remote MySQL

Here you can add a specific domain name that allows visitors to connect to your MySQL databases.

SEO and Marketing Tools

These are tools specifically made to help you rank up higher on search engine results.

This is done through Attracta, where your account is integrated with their web host’s control panel.

Screenshot of the Attracta site

Keep in mind that the free SEO tools provided by Attacta allow for guaranteed inclusion in Google, Yahoo!, and Bing, and will get your website listed in the Powerful Attracta Directory. You also gain access to malware scanning as well as Google Blacklist checks, and in-depth SEO tips for better rankings. You always have access to the support team as well.

Domains

In terms of domain management, you have access to site publisher, domains, addon domains, subdomains, aliases, redirects, Zone Editor, and Dynamic DNS.

Site Publisher lets you select a template for your website, while the domain tab lets you create new domains, new addon domains, subdomains, and even aliases and redirects. This is all really straightforward and should allow you to manage everything with ease.

Email

Here’s where FastComet gives you truly amazing tools.

You have access to set up email accounts, forwarders, email routing, autoresponders, default addresses, track delivery and so much more. I specifically love the global email filters, email deliverability settings, address importer, spam filters, and email disk usage. This just lets me manage everything with ease and not waste storage on spam emails. Keep in mind we’re getting just 15 gigs of SSD storage, so every megabyte counts.

Email Panel

Metrics

  • Visitors – View up to 1.000 of the most recent entries in the Apache log
  • Errors – Review the most recent entries in the website’s error logs.
  • Bandwidth – See how much bandwidth usage your website has used for the past 24 hours, week, or year.
  • Raw Access – see who’s visited your website without the usage of graphs, charts or other graphics.
  • Awstats – See visual statistics about the visitors to your website.
  • Resource Usage – See how many resources your website is currently using.

Security

  • SSH Access – allows for secure file transfer as well as remote logins through the internet.
  • As the name implies, IP Blocker lets you block an IP address from accessing your website.
  • SSL/TLS – allows you to generate SSL certificates, certificate signing requests, and private keys.
  • Manage API Tokens – lets you create and manage API tokens for cPanel API 2 and UAPI.
  • Hotlink Protection – prevents other websites from directly linking to files on your website.
  • Leech Protection - This allows you to prevent users from giving out or publicly posting their passwords to a restricted area of your site.

Screenshot of the Leech Protection

SSL/TLS Wizard – This lets you purchase and installs SSL certificates for your account.

Screenshot of the SSL/TLS Wizard

ModSecurity – This is a web application firewall that protects servers from malicious traffic at a network layer.

SSL/TLS Status – This lets you view the SSL status of your domains.

Screenshot of the SSL/TLS Status window

  • Looks like I need to do quite a bit of configuration here.
  • Two-Factor Authentication -  This lets you set up multiple ways of identification, such as a password as well as a generated security code.
  • Let’s Encrypt SSL – this gives you access to free domain-validated certificates in an automated way.

Software

Here you have access to the following features:

  • Ghost Publishing Platform – a professional publishing platform that is based on the Node.js runtime environment.
  • Cloudflare – this lets you speed up and optimize your cPanel website.
  • FastComet Website Builder – their own website builder with themes.

Screenshot of the FastComet Website Builder

  • WordPress Manager by Softaculous – you can essentially manage your WordPress website from here.
  • PHP Pear Packages – This lets you install PHP extensions as well as applications.
  • Perl Modules – Perl modules are essentially collections of functions that let you perform tasks in Perl.
  • Optimize Website – You can optimize your website’s performance by tweaking the way Apache handles the requests.
  • Softaculous Apps Installer – this lets you install apps through scripts.

Screenshot of the Softaculous Apps Installer

  • Setup Node.js App – This lets you create Node.js apps.
  • Select PHP Version – This lets you change the PHP version.
  • Setup Python App -  This lets you create Python apps.

Advanced

  • Terminal – command-line access.
  • Cron Jobs – automate certain commands or scripts.
  • Indexes – customize the way a directory appears when no index files are in the directory.
  • Error Pages – an error page that informs visitors when there’s a problem.
  • Apache Handlers – control how the Apache webserver software manages certain file types and extensions.
  • MIME Types – tell browsers how to handle specific extensions.
  • Virus Scanner – scan for a virus.

Preferences

Here you can change the cPanel language, change contact information, and manage the users.

Screenshot of the cPanel Preferences

FastComet Website Builder – Themes

Screenshot of the FastComet Website Builder

This lets you create your own custom websites through their own website builder.

Softacolous Apps Installer

Here you can install apps such as WordPress, Joomla, AbanteCart, and phpBB through scripts.

Planet WordPress

Last but not least we have Planet WordPress.

  • Here you have AThemes – this lets you design, build and launch a WordPress website without programming.
  • Solo Stream Themes – This is a collection of themes that work with WordPress.
  • Themify Themes – This is a drag and drops WordPress builder.
  • Theme Forrest – A store where you can purchase from over 51.000 WordPress themes.
  • CodeCanyon Plugins – This lets you purchase WordPress Addons.
  • Mojo Themes – Yet another theme store.
  • Template Monster - You guessed it, a themes store.

This is what I like to call the advertisement corner.

FastComet Level of Support

FastComet is known for having a high level of support, and to test this, well, I decided to close my account and see how fast they would actually respond.

I opened the chatbox and entered my name, email and selected a department.

Screenshot of the live chat

Here’s how that went.

I got an instantaneous response, with a person from the support staff saying hello.

Conversation with guy from FastComet support

I was kindly asked for the reason as to why I wanted to cancel, and once I explained, they told me how to. Even though the message states that the account is not eligible for a refund, since the account was made on the same day, I would receive it in either case.

So I did exactly as I was instructed to do.

Screenshot of the Account management panel

Screenshot of the My Products panel

Screenshot with order details with highlighted "Request Cancellation"

Remember to state a reason, and click on Request Cancellation.Screenshot of the reason, and highlighted "Request Cancellation"

You’re also prompted to enter your master password.

Screenshot of the master password request

Message of submitting the request on green background

That’s all there is to it.

Email to confirm that they received your cancellation request

Server Speed and Uptime

When it comes to uptime, throughout my testing period, the website did not drop its connection once, which means that they do indeed live up to the 99% uptime claim.

In terms of speed, the fastest my website loaded was 0.300s, while the slowest was 2.100s. The global average was around 0.800s.

This makes it an exemplary hosting provider, however, keep in mind that the speed can vary from website to website, depending on what you have to showcase. Text and images are one thing, but videos and animations are another.

FastComet Pricing

Shared Hosting Plans start at $2.95.

Screenshot of the FastComet Shared Hosting Plans

Cloud VPS Hosting plans start at $47.95.

Screenshot of the FastComet Cloud VPS Hosting Plans

Dedicated CPU Server Hosting Plans start at $111.19.

Screenshot of the FastComet Dedicated CPU Server Hosting Plans

Because there is no great hosting without great technical support that cares about your website.

Security and Backups

As mentioned before, FastComet provides SSH Access, IP Blocker, SSL/TLS, Manage API Tokens, Hotlink Protection, Leech Protection, SSL/TLS Wizard, ModSecurity, SSL/TLS Status, Two-Factor Authentication, and Let’s Encrypt SSL in the cPanel.

FastComet is a superior provider when it comes to backups. As I explained in one of the previous sections, the company provides you with several features to manage your data and maintain copies for safekeeping. After all, not all web hosting providers allow for free daily backups, so I must give FastComet credit for it.

Specific Features of FastComet

There are certain features of FastComet that make it stand out when compared to other hosting packages. Keep in mind that none of these features make it the perfect all-in-one solution. However, they give a clear incentive as to what one can expect when picking this as their hosting option.

For one, it has fantastic uptime, and a lot of tests by various users have shown it to be at 99.95% throughout a 12-month average. Then you have the speed, which is around 500 ms, which is by far an excellent speed for any website, especially one that runs the heavy resource-intensive WordPress.

You also get quick as well as personalized support, or in other words, you aren’t talking with a robot. Still, you can resolve your issue quickly and efficiently, which I genuinely enjoyed, primarily through the live chat option.

The 45-day money-back guarantee lets you be a lot more flexible with your testing. You can basically push your website through its monthly usage, test out everything and then decide if you’ll stick with it or get your money back, which is another thing I genuinely enjoyed.

One thing that cannot go understated is the importance of free daily backups. You see, FastComet offers free daily backups, where these backups are stored off-site for up to 30 days, and the company will even help you restore older versions within a single click. Aside from this, the free Cloudflare CDN is an excellent touch and something I loved seeing.

Now let’s assume for a second that you already have a hosting provider and want to transfer your website and your domain to FastComet. They also offer this as a service, and the best part here is that it is entirely free. In fact, instead of just giving you an automated tool, the team will manually transfer the site for you, so you will not have to do anything by yourself.

Conclusion

FastComet surprised me with its ease of use, speed, uptime, and set of features that truly make it shine. The support team also ended up being extremely quick, and I was instructed on how to cancel my account and get a refund within minutes. I honestly had a wonderful time going through all of the menus and setting everything up. Installing WordPress or other apps is a breeze, and you get a solid deal with even the cheapest plan in terms of Shared Hosting if you are just starting out.

I would recommend FastComet for both newcomers and experienced users, as their Dedicated CPU Servers look solid as well.

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FastComet pros

  • Amazing Server Uptime and Speed
  • 45-Day Refund Policy
  • cPanel Support
  • In-House Website Builder
  • Global Server Network
  • Free Daily Backups

FastComet cons

  • Some Features are Locked to the Higher Plans

FAQ

Is FastComet safe?

FastComet allows for many security features, such as SSH Access, IP Blocker, SSL/TLS, Leech Protection, Two-Factor Authentication, Let’s Encrypt SSL, and Free Daily Backups.

Is FastComet good for WordPress?

Yes, FastComet is optimized for WordPress. Its managed WP Hosting comes with free domain transfer and managed migrations, SSD Only-Cloud, Free Cloudflare CDN, cPanel, free daily and weekly backups, free 24/7 priority support, fixed prices with no additional fees, and 100% satisfaction or money-back guarantee.

Who owns FastComet Hosting?

FastComet is a privately-owned, independent global web hosting company headquartered in San Francisco, led by a team of over 70 employees disclosed on their site.

FastComet Prices, Plans & Features - 2021

Shared Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space Bandwidth Panel Number of Sites Price Score
FastCloud 15 GB Unlimited cPanel 1 $2.95 9.3 Details
FastCloud Plus 25 GB Unlimited cPanel Unlimited $4.45 9.7 Details
FastCloud Extra 35 GB Unlimited cPanel Unlimited $5.95 9.4 Details

VPS Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space CPU RAM OS Price Score
VPS Cloud 1 50 GB 1 x 2.50GHz 2 GB $47.95 9.1 Details
VPS Cloud 2 80 GB 2 x 2.50GHz 4 GB $55.95 9.4 Details
VPS Cloud 3 160 GB 4 x 2.50GHz 8 GB $71.95 9.7 Details
VPS Cloud 4 320 GB 6 x 2.50GHz 16 GB $111.95 8.7 Details

Dedicated Server Plans

Plan Name Space CPU RAM OS Price Score
DS 1 80 GB 2 cores 4 GB $118.19 9.7 Details
DS 2 160 GB 4 cores 8 GB $135.19 9.9 Details
DS 3 320 GB 8 cores 16 GB $183.19 9.1 Details
DS 4 640 GB 16 cores 32 GB $279.19 9.8 Details

Cloud Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space CPU RAM Bandwidth Price Score
Cloud 1 50 GB 1 x 2.50GHz 2 GB 2 TB $47.95 9.6 Details
Cloud 2 80 GB 2 x 2.50GHz 4 GB 4 TB $55.95 7.9 Details
Cloud 3 160 GB 4 x 2.50GHz 8 GB 5 TB $71.95 9.7 Details
Cloud 4 320 GB 6 x 2.50GHz 16 GB 8 TB $111.95 9.8 Details

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