FastComet Reviews – Rated #1 Affordable Hosting (2017)
FastComet has been rated as #1 affordable and reliable hosting from Hostingstep, and let's directly go into the FastComet Review.
#1 FastComet Uptime - 99.97%
Check Fastcomet uptime for past 12 months ( Click to expand )
- August 2016 - 100%
- September 2016 - 100%
- October 2016 - 99.99%
- November 2016 - 99.99%
- December 2016 - 99.99%
- January 2017 - 100%
- February 2017 - 99.97%
- March 2017 - 99.98%
- April 2017 - 100%
- May 2017 - 99.98%
- June 2017 - 99.97%
- July 2017 - 99.98%
- August 2017 - 99.94% ( Maintenance)
Most of the downtime's lasts for less than 30 seconds which happens due to server reboot and maintenance tasks.
I used this tool to check the last downtime of the server. To my surprise, the server carries a uptime of 330 days (while writing this review post), that mean the server was last down on November 5th, 2015 and it's really incredible.
#2 Response Time - 440ms
Last 12 months Response Time
- August 2016 - 450.03ms
- September 2016 - 402.01ms
- October 2016 - 431.26ms
- November 2016 - 458.57ms
- December 2016 - 411.21ms
- January 2017- 444.94ms
- February 2017 - 461.63ms
- March 2017 - 482.05ms
- April 2017 - 452.89ms
- May 2017- 414.55ms
- June 2017 - 450.20ms
- July 2017 - 479.95ms
- August 2017 - 377.48ms ( Best uptime for Fastcomet in the last 12 months)
Though the repsonse time is slightly higher than SiteGround and A2 Hosting, still its ahead of renowned companies like InMotion Hosting and GreenGeeks and ranked #3 for response time.
Thanks to SSD drives, customized server setup, guaranteed RAM and CPU cores distribution.
FastComet offers a superior five layer caching mechanism Varnish + LiteSpeed LSAPI+ MemCached + APC + OPCache that offers much faster experience on their SpeedUP plan costs $12.95/month while our demo site is hosted on $6.95/month plan
#3 Customer Support ( 10/10)
I love and at the same time, hate their support. The thing I love – The live chat is active 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year, but it's only for billing and general inquiries.
The thing I hate (not really) – For all technical queries, you need a raise a ticket, but most of the tickets are processed within 10-15 minutes which is industry's best support response time. To check it, we raised a ticket and got a reply within minutes.
If you're choosing a web hosting, then you should definitely look for customer support ticket and chat response time.
Their customer support people are real techies having absolute knowledge about most open source applications and they really helped me to install WordPress and SSL and essential plugins tweaked few things for performance improvements. I don't have any issues regarding their customer support.
Great insights of #FastComet hosting with historical uptime, response time and TTFB values.
#4 Free domain name forever
Yes, you heard it right. None of the company so far have such an incredible offer. There are 10+ domain extension which includes .COM .ORG .NET and country specific domain extensions for absolute free of cost.
How this works?
You can register a new domain name for free and they will keep on renewing it for you as long as you keep an active account with them.
This is one hell of a offer you can get, just remember renewals for .COM costs $13.95 per year.
#5 Same Renewal Price
No marketing Gimmicks. Pay $2.95/month for a plan and continue paying the same $2.95/month for lifetime. It won't increase to $9.95/month during renewals. How good it is when comes to savings?
That's what I told in the homepage of this site, "Love saving money more than anything? FastComet is the hosting you're looking for"
99.97% Uptime + less than 500 ms loading time + free domain name + same renewal price + 24/7/365 customer support. Do you need anything else from a hosting company? Get Started Now
#6 45 days money back guarantee
FastComet offers 45 days money back guarantee on all shared hosting plans and you will get a full refund.
#7 Seven Datacenter locations ( Most by Any)
You can be at any part of the world, FastComet is there for you to offer the best hosting experience and they have the most datacenter locations compared to other hosting companies. So I rated them 10/10
#8 Free Site Transfer
You can get free site transfer for all type of hosting plans be it Shared, VPS or dedicated hosting. I transferred one of my site in less than 8 hours, however if you have big websites it may take upto 24-48 hours.
#9 Free Email Hosting
It's becoming a trend, hosting companies stopped offering free email hosting for its clients. FastComet still offers Email hosting through cPanel.
The basic plan gets an 250MB mailbox size while the premium plan comes with 1GB Mailbox size.
#10 Bunch of Security Addon for Free.
I should really congratulate FastComet for partnering with multiple companies to offer secured hosting solution for such a nominal cost.
1. Let's Encrypt Free SSL : Most companies offer the same, so there is no special about it.
2. Free Globalsign SSL : I can see the company charges $69/year since it offers premium SSL solutions but comes free of cost along with FastComet on selected hosting plans.
3. SpamExperts: All the incoming and outgoing emails are filtered by SpamExperts, the leaders in email solutions. So most of the spam emails gets filtered even before reaching your inbox.
4. BitNinja: Its an all in one security suite to defend our websites which costs $5/month basically but with this company, you can get this for free, ofcourse.
5. JetBackUp: The company takes care of cPanel based backup solutions. While the cPanel's default backup solutions is not so reliable, the company integrated JetBackup which usually costs $3.95/per site on monthly basis.
Apart from it, there are few more premium tools added into their servers, but I think its enough to tell you how well they are an customer friendly company.
Demo Site Details
As for my testing parameter, I bought a hosting package and installed a demo site on their servers and started monitoring their services.
- Site URL – http://hostingstep-fc.com
- FC indicates FastComet
- Domain and Hosting registered on Aug 2016.
Sign up process is simple. Only 3 screens to get started.
Customer UI and Cpanel images below. The Cpanel might look similar with the most hosting provider and the highlighted JetPack plugin is exclusive to FastComet customers which usually costs $ 9.95 per month for the single domain. The Customer portal UI looks promising giving us a quick navigation, easy to upgrade/downgrade accounts, support tickets.
#3 FastComet Pricing & Plans
Reasons to Buy FASTCOMET
I'm absolute stunned and impressed with their business model. They built hosting package covering up the entire thing right from fast loading servers to awesome customer support, all bundled together with competitive pricing (infact same renewal price forever).
Now, its time for you to enjoy the hosting and hope you love this FastComet review.