FatCow is another Green Hosting provider that has appeared on the market in 1998 and offers cheap Magento hosting. It is 100% powered by renewable energy. From the very start it was meant to offer an alternative in Web hosting. FatCow does not confuse its customers with technical details of the hosting plans and other web hosting related complicated things. Its founders decided to be the first to present to their customers the “one plan one price” philosophy. During the years this plan has evolved including new features and services, but the original concept of simplicity and customer friendly approach has remained.
FatCow provides real business value to its customers, going the extra mile and taking care of all their needs. Their current package offers unlimited storage space and transfer, a free domain name, and unlimited addon domains. It provides an excellent 24/7 support per phone, email and live chat. Customers have also access to a large knowledge base, and in order to make their start online easier, customers also receive $50 Google AdWords voucher, $25 Yahoo advertising credits and $50 Facebook Ad credits, and many other bonuses.
The FatCow hosting plan fulfills the requirements for hosting a Magento website. FatCow has its own Control Panel vDesk customized for the needs of their customers. PHP 5, MySQL and shared SSL are available.
Only SSH is not allowed on FatCow’s servers, since it makes them more vulnerable. Nevertheless, the Magento Installation is also possible without SSH. SSH is mainly used to unzip the Magento files and issue bitserve command. You can unzip the Magento files on your own computer and later upload the files to the FatCow home directory, and complete the Magento installation from there.