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FastComet vs iveCloud

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Pricing
15 hosting plans 34 hosting plans
Starting price $2.49 / month $3.84 / month
Free domain No Yes
Coupons 3 coupons No
User Ratings
4.8
4.9
Reliability 5.0
5.0
Pricing 4.5
5.0
User Friendly 5.0
5.0
Support 5.0
5.0
Features 5.0
5.0
User Reviews
1168 reviews 26 reviews
Latest positive review
I really like fastcomet services, excellent service and great service. I recommend it to everyone.
Claudio Andrade,
9.6
I really like fastcomet services, excellent service and great service. A server with daily backup and always works in the restore. I recommend it to everyone.
Loving ivecloud.co.za
Sahra Mckeown,
10
Signup for the Entrepreneur Plan - Direct Admin reseller hosting.
I have been shopping around looking at all different hosts and the benefits/features which each host can offer me the best price for my 300+ client accounts.
Q... More uestions I ask each host:
1. Will/Can they help me move each account without downtime? (All host replied yes)
- Ive cloud replied, “We can do better, before migrating your accounts. We will do all necessary preparations and configuration on our side to move your clients in batches of 50 accounts. This will allow us to check each domain to ensure success and zero data loss.
2. Once I reach the diskspace allocate to my account what then? (All hosts replied with different answers, ivecloud.co.za gave me the best detailed response!)
- Ive cloud replied, “If you reach your allotted space, you will be charged an over usage fee of R0.80 per 1GB. Alternatively, our billing department can calculate a fixed discounted cost per incremental usage per month to avoid any surprised billing (e.g. 50GB x R0.60 = R30/pm). This will give you stability in knowing your expense with an added discount rate.
3. If one of my clients has an issue, how will the host help? (Most hosts replied by saying their reseller hosting is well documented but I can contact them for help)
- Ive cloud replied, “We stand by our service and our resellers, we will never abandon you to figure things out for yourself. Thus, should an issue arise beyond your expertise and you don’t know how to resolve it, our highly experienced support team will review and assist you to solve the problem as quickly and smoothly as possible. Our support team may also provide 1 on 1 remote assistance via Anydesk to demonstrate on how to resolve control panel issues and usability (This not a service obligation, we find resellers learn faster if they see visual demonstration).
4. Does the host provide WHMCS licensing and/or they support it? (Most reply that they do not provide licensing and support will need to be from WHMCS)
- Ive cloud replied, “Yes! We certainly do. iveCloud is an Authorized WHMCS Reseller, as such, we provide first line support to all our resellers. This includes but not limited to installation and basic configuration, troubleshooting & again 1 on 1 remote assistance via Anydesk to demonstrate functionality and/or usability.
Having received such detailed answers to my questions, there was no doubt in my mind that ivecloud.co.za is the provider I was looking for!
Been using them now for 8 months and they delivered on all guarantees provided in my initial onboarding questions.
Thank you to all the staff and management of ivecloud.co.za for being such a refreshing exception and looking after your resellers!
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Latest negative review
FastComet is the WORST I've EVER - 3 year customer
Roy Tousignant,
3.2
As I'm finally slamming the door and leaving FastComet behind me, I'd like to warn others to find another host. I just looked back at my support tickets with them since 2018, and it's atrocious. In that time, FastComet has ma... More naged to corrupt and destroy months worth of our data multiple times and by multiple means. If they weren't just rebooting our server half a dozen times a month, (crashing our nodeJS application in the middle of write-to-disk operations) then they were letting the shared server's disk drives fill up while our paid account still showed 15gb's "free." (also crashing write-to-disk operations)
FastComet: They'll sell you the disk space whether they've got it or not.
Worse though is that in attempting to resolve these issues, support staff entered our account, looked through our application's code, and instantiated multiple instances of our script -- without our request or authorization. In other words, FastComet's support had no concern for the privacy / security of our intellectual property as it exists in our code, not to mention that of the data we collect. FastComet support breached our account that day because whoever was working the desk - with a spectacular act of ego - just assumed that these continuous, repeating crashes and errors we'd been reporting must be a problem in the code /we'd/ written. Rather than a problem in their fly-by-night server management -- selling disk space they don't have, with server up-time claims they can't actually produce.
And when they started trying to "fix" our script, (instead of their borked server configurations) they apparently didn't notice or care that there was already an instantiation of our script running. So we ended up with multiple scripts running in parallel, (which the script was not written to accommodate) each triggering on the same conditions in a cascade, competing with each other for read/write access over the same files, putting our data at risk yet again. Which all happened while we were LIVE with the endpoint that our nodeJS application serves. All this... as a support response, days after their disk space issue corrupted months of our data.
Now, that was some time ago. (2018) And I would've left FastComet then and there had they not given us a year of free hosting to apologize. (Ultimately, the application and data being collected is supportive / non-critical.) And while I can say things have improved since then (one should hope so!), I'm still sitting here closing out our account. At least once a month I still end up having to reboot the script, their billing department is a nuisance, phoning me at the end of every month to remind me to send payment. (because I refuse to authorize them with recurring billing) And this month, when the script went offline and I went to restart it, I found that I couldn't 'term' into the server over SSH anymore, for some reason. Haven't been able to for two weeks.
And I'm just sick of trying to figure out what's gone wrong /this time/ with FastComet. So I'm sitting here waiting for my entire directory structure to download via FTP, so I don't have to deal with them anymore... Which I have to do by FTP, because FastComet's near-useless backup systems don't allow you to just download one of the zipped backups. You can only restore them in place. Brilliant.
So yeah: If you're looking for a host... There's a ton of 'em out there. FastComet is one you can cross off the list immediately, and keep looking.
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Shared Hosting
3 plans from $2.49 to $4.99 4 plans from $3.84 to $35.71
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FastCloud

$2.49 / MO
  • Space: 15 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 1
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BRONZE PLAN

$59.00 / MO
  • Space: 2 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 1
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FastCloud Extra

$4.99 / MO
  • Space: 35 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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SLIVER PLAN

$99.00 / MO
  • Space: 5 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 3
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Over $10 No

GOLD PLAN

$199.00 / MO
  • Space: 10 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 10
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VPS
4 plans from $38.95 to $90.94 22 plans from $5.85 to $188.56
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No

CPT - L SSD #1

$90.00 / MO
  • Space: 20 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Over $10

VPS Cloud 1

$38.95 / MO
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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CPT - L SSD #2

$180.00 / MO
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Dedicated Server
4 plans from $90.35 to $226.85
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Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

DS 1

$90.35 / MO
  • Space: 80 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Cloud Hosting
4 plans from $38.95 to $90.94
No
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

Cloud 1

$38.95 / MO
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: 2 TB
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No
Resellers
No
8 plans from $7.74 to $84.49
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No

STARTER

$119.00 / MO
  • Space: 10 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: direct-admin
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Over $10 No

STARTER

$170.00 / MO
  • Space: 10 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: whm
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Data Centers
4 of 6 4 of 6
North America Yes Yes
Europe Yes Yes
Asia Yes No
Oceânia Yes No
South America No Yes
Africa & Middle East No Yes
Support Services
6 of 6 4 of 6
Live Chat Yes Yes
Phone Support Yes Yes
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support Yes No
Video guides Yes No
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
5 of 6 6 of 6
WordPress Yes Yes
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal Yes Yes
Magento Yes Yes
Softaculous No Yes
PrestaShop Yes Yes
OS Support
1 of 2 2 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET No Yes
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
4 of 8 5 of 8
PHP Yes Yes
Java No Yes
Python Yes Yes
Node.js Yes Yes
Django No No
Perl Yes Yes
Ruby on Rails No No
ASP.NET No No
Database Support
3 of 3 2 of 3
MongoDB Yes No
MySQL Yes Yes
PostgreSQL Yes Yes
Payment Types Support
3 of 6 3 of 6
PayPal Yes Yes
Credit Card Yes Yes
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer Yes Yes
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
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