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FastComet Review

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FastComet Company Overview


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FastComet Plans & Pricing

Shared Hosting

Plan Name

Plan Price

Plan Features

FastCloud

$3.48/mo

All Important Features

Website Starter Kit

Single Website

Free Website Transfer

Free Domain Transfer

cPanel & Softaculous

15GB SSD Space

FastCloud Plus

$5.28/mo

All Important Features

Website Starter Kit

Advanced Features

Multiple Websites

Free Website Transfer

Free Domain Transfer

cPanel & Softaculous

25GB SSD Space

FastCloud Extra

$6.98/mo

All Important Features

Website Starter Kit

Advanced Features

RocketBooster

Multiple Websites

Free Website Transfer

Free Domain Transfer

cPanel & Softaculous

35GB SSD Space

Dedicated Hosting

Plan Name

Plan Price

Plan Features

DS 1

$118.15/mo

2x AMD EPYC 7501 Cores

4 GB RAM

80 GB SSD Space

4 TB Bandwidth

cPanel/WHM/Softaculous

4000 Mbps Network Out

DS 2

$143.65/mo

4x AMD EPYC 7501 Cores

8 GB RAM

160 GB SSD Space

5 TB Bandwidth

cPanel/WHM/Softaculous

5000 Mbps Network Out

DS 3

$194.65/mo

8x AMD EPYC 7501 Cores

16 GB RAM

320 GB SSD Space

6 TB Bandwidth

cPanel/WHM/Softaculous

6000 Mbps Network Out

DS 4

$296.55/mo

16x AMD EPYC 7501 Cores

32 GB RAM

640 GB SSD Space

7 TB Bandwidth

cPanel/WHM/Softaculous

7000 Mbps Network Out

Cloud Hosting

Plan Name

Plan Price

Plan Features

Cloud 1

$50.95/mo

Single 2.50GHz Core

2 GB ECC RAM

50 GB SSD Space

2 TB Bandwidth

cPanel/WHM/Softaculous

2000 Mbps Network Out

Cloud 2

$59.45/mo

2 x 2.50GHz Cores

4 GB RAM

80 GB SSD Space

4 TB Bandwidth

cPanel/WHM/Softaculous

4000 Mbps Network Out

Cloud 3

$76.45/mo

4 x 2.50GHz Cores

8 GB RAM

160 GB SSD Space

5 TB Bandwidth

cPanel/WHM/Softaculous

5000 Mbps Network Out

Cloud 4

$118.95/mo

6 x 2.50GHz Cores

16 GB RAM

320 GB SSD Space

8 TB Bandwidth

cPanel/WHM/Softaculous

6000 Mbps Network Out

FastComet Full Review

FastComet is one of the best web hosting providers available on the market today. Web hosts help website owners manage their websites effectively and efficiently by ensuring it stays online all the time, secured, and has sufficient storage space.

FastComet is not new to the hosting industry. It has been running since 2013 and continuously providing web hosting services to over 50,000 personal and small-business website owners from different parts of the world. It has 11 enterprise-class data centers scattered across the continents, including the previously difficult-to-reach parts like India and Australia.

FastComet 11 enterprise-class data centers

FastComet 11 enterprise-class data centers

It is rated excellent by more than 1,000 FastComet reviews from TrustPilot and hailed as the number one web hosting company by the HostAdvice community from around 60,000 authentic user reviews. FastComet also received numerous recognitions from HostAdvice: Best Customer Service, Excellent Service Award, Best Shared Host, and User's Top Choice.

Getting Started With FastComet

When you visit FastComet, you will be greeted with a colorful homepage. From here, you can navigate the home tabs to see the different services offered, plans and pricing, technologies used, smart control panel, and the page about its humble beginnings.

You can also see the shared hosting plans and all cloud VPS's & dedicated servers. Aside from that, you can also see a head-to-head comparison between FastComet and other web hosting companies. Checking out these comparisons is a good idea before you start deciding on a plan.

screenshot of FastComet dashboard

screenshot of FastComet dashboard

FastComet services include Web hosting, WordPress hosting, domain management, WooCommerse Hosting, and many more.

Choose Website Hosting from the All Services tab to be directed to the plans and pricing page. Depending on your needs, you can choose from Shared Hosting Plan, Cloud VPS Hosting, and Dedicated CPU Servers. For this review, let me walk you through the most popular hosting option called the FastCloud shared hosting plan.

This is the cheapest plan offered by FastComet, with a starting price of $2.95 per month. They offer a 45-day money-back guarantee for all shared accounts, which allows you to try the services for 45 days. You can cancel your plan within the 45-day grace period, and they will return the money that was deposited when you signed up.

You can choose to stay in the current plan or upgrade your account, and your work will be right where you left it. They used to offer a free trial account, but the trial was cut off in 2019.

When you click the "Get Started" or "Start Now" button, you will be directed to a domain registration page.

Screenshot of FastComet domain registration page

Screenshot of FastComet domain registration page

Here, you type your chosen website domain name to first see if it's available. You can either create a new domain name or register an existing one from other hosts. FastComet has a straightforward process for domain transfers coming from other hosting providers.

If the domain name you input is not available, you will be asked to choose another. If your domain name is accepted, you will need to fill out your account and product information to get started. I registered my WordPress website to serve as my test site.

FastCloud Hosting Plans-Account Information | FastComet

FastCloud Hosting Plans-Account Information | FastComet

The WordPress site used for testing is relatively small. If you are a beginner like me, you can also create your own WordPress site and test it with FastComet to see how it works. Afterward, when you get some experience, you can expand and go big.

If you do not mind spending a little extra on some add-ons for your website, you can select extra features in addition to the ones listed in your plan.

FastCloud Hosting Plans-Extras| FastComet

FastCloud Hosting Plans-Extras| FastComet

The first two extras are automatically updated once you purchase a FastCloud plan. The other extras you can choose include Search Engine Submission, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Audit, and/or Google SiteMap. Make sure to read the descriptions before you continue.

Next, you need to input your payment information to complete your order. FastComet supports either a credit card or Paypal. Make sure to review everything before you check out.

Screenshot of FastComet Payment Information

Screenshot of FastComet Payment Information

You are now good to go with your FastComet web hosting journey! Be sure to check the email address you registered with FastComet for a receipt on your purchase. In addition, FastComet will send you an email that contains your login details and a URL for secure access to your control panel.

This will also include your temporary hosting password, which you should change through the link found in the message. Make sure to note these important hosting details so you don't have a hard time accessing them later. After this, your basic account setup is complete.

Creating an account and purchasing a FastComet plan is easy and quick; you can finish with everything in less than an hour.

Using and Managing Your Website on Fastcomet

Go to FastComet and use your credentials to log in. The homepage where you can see all the aspects of your website management will open. Familiarizing yourself with the hosting management dashboard and its function will surely help you make the most of the hosting service you availed.

Here, you can see the latest promotions, your account information, an overview of your support tickets, invoices, domains, and orders. You can also see your active products and the registered domains for your website.

Below the Homepage tab is the Products tab. You can see the following tabs on this page: My Products, Order, Renew and View Add-ons.

Screenshot of Products tab

Screenshot of Products tab

Under My Products, you can see the service you availed of and, in this case, a web host. You can also view the price, billing cycle, your next due date, and the status of your payment. Clicking View Details shows comprehensive information about the service you purchased.

Under the Orders tab, you can see the different plans and prices should you wish to upgrade or downgrade.

Under the Renewals tab, you can choose the period and billing cycle to renew your hosting package. Renewing the hosting account will extend the current due date. Most of the time, it is done annually. When you click View Add-ons, you are directed to your shopping cart showing the add-ons you can buy and the ones already added to your cart. You can review your purchase then check out to finalize.

Next to the Products tab is the Domains tab, which opens the following subtabs: My Domains, Register New Domain, Renew, and Transfer.

Screenshot of FastComet Domains tab

Screenshot of FastComet Domains tab

In the Register New Domain tab, you can check the availability of the free domain name you wish to use. You can also browse for domain names that are on sale. These domain names are from those that failed to renew their hosting accounts on time.

If another website has already taken your chosen domain name, FastComet will suggest available, including those on sale. You can click the Select button to choose your domain from the list, then click Add to Cart to purchase.

You will be directed to your shopping cart, where you can add some add-ons and finalize your payment. Once payment is confirmed and purchase is successful, the updated domain will show up under the My Domains tab.

Screenshot of shopping cart

Screenshot of shopping cart

You can check the domain name life cycle on their tutorial page to see how registering your domain works.

The Renew tab under Domains allows you to renew the due date of your domain name. The Transfer tab under Domains allows you to transfer an existing domain name to FastComet. You will be asked to check its availability and then you can add it to your cart for purchase.

In the Billings tab, you can find all your invoices for every service or product purchased. The billing section is used to pay and add funds to your account which ensures that your web hosting provider can directly deduct purchases from it. Managing your credit card details is also done here. This is where you can update your payment info.

Screenshot of FastComet Billings tab

Screenshot of FastComet Billings tab

The Supports Tab is where you go when you need help in managing your web hosting. It has different tickets you can submit for support from the FastComet team. Buying a plan guarantees ticket usage. You can also access the tutorial page from the Supports tab.

The tutorial covers many topics, including how to get started in web hosting, WordPress website creation, WordPress hosting, WooCommerse Plug-ins, and many more. The Knowledge Base tab contains written articles and frequently asked questions about web hosting.

The Observer Tab shows your reports. It is still in Beta mode so expect more changes in the future. The Order tab contains your cart. Here, you can see the summary of the services you purchased such as domain names, add-ons, hosting plans, and more.

The Personal Info tab allows you to edit personal information, card details, contracts and sub-accounts, and passwords.

FastComet FastComet Personal info tab

FastComet FastComet Personal info tab

You can also see this information when you click your name at the upper right of the homepage. Next to it is a notification bell. It shows the number of important messages like the status of your purchases, renewals, and messages from the FastComet team that you have not yet read. The Logout tab is located at the lower left of the homepage.

That's about it for the account management home page. It is now time for us to explore the FastComet cPanel.

Fastcomet cPanel

cPanel is a widely known hosting control panel that aids in web hosting management, especially for non-tech-savvy website users. It is user-friendly, has automation features, and is easy to follow and understand, even for beginners.

FastComet offers the cPanel for free to all users as part of the perks of buying a hosting plan.

Accessing the Control Panel

To access your cPanel server or your hosting account, check the welcome email sent by FastComet after purchasing a hosting plan. There, you can see your cPanel URL, username, and password.

Screenshot of Fastcomet cPanel

Screenshot of Fastcomet cPanel

Once inside, you should change your password. Accessing your cPanel is also possible through the Client's area. Here, you can also change your preferences like contact information, language, themes, notifications. Don't forget to click the Save button before proceeding.

After logging in, you'll see your cPanel dashboard, feature sections, and the Stats related to your account. It has different sections whose features are arranged depending on how they will be used by your web hosting account. You can also see the account's general information and statistics.

Let's take a look at these sections.

Section 1: Files

Here, you can manage your files and folders, browse file directories & their contents, and modify them by editing, deleting, moving, or restoring. Here, you can also see the detailed list of your account usage by folder and files. One of the features under this section is an integrated backup wizard that backs up your account data.

In addition, you can also manage all your images, FTP accounts, FTP connections, Git version control, and JetBackUp. For privacy, you can also protect your account's files by setting up a password.

Screenshot of FastComet Files Tab

Screenshot of FastComet Files Tab

Section 2: Databases

Screenshot FastComet Databases Tab

Screenshot FastComet Databases Tab

Here, you can find all the features that help you manage your web hosting account's database. PhpMyAdmin can also be used for database management.

To create, modify, and assign users to the database, you can use the MySQL and MySQL Database Wizard. Remote MySQL is used to connect the database to your account.

Section 3: SEO and Marketing Tools

This section helps users see how their site is performing in search engines and web directories. Attracta SEO tools are available in the cPanel, which exist to help you improve your ranking. Having a couple of tools to help out with SEO services and website marketing is a big plus.

Screenshot of FastComet SEO and Marketing Tools tab

Screenshot of FastComet SEO and Marketing Tools tab

Section 4: Domains

This part gives you access to the tools needed to manage the domains connected to your account. Here, you can manage add-on domains, subdomains, park domains, aliases, and redirects. You can use the Simple and Advance Zone Editor to edit DNS records.

Screenshot of FastComet Simple and Advance Zone Editor

Screenshot of FastComet Simple and Advance Zone Editor

Section 5: Restore Manager

This section lets you restore files, databases, domain aliases, email accounts, configurations, etc. You can also choose what to exclude from the daily backup of files.

Restore Manager |FastComet

Restore Manager |FastComet

Section 6: Email

One of the best features of the FastComet cPanel is its email services.

From this section, you can manage all email accounts associated with your account, configure email forwarders used for forwarding emails, modify records, define email accounts, create an autoresponder to automate replies, track email delivery, create filters for email accounts including spam messages, manage contacts and calendars, and more.

Screenshot of Restore Manager

Screenshot of Restore Manager

Section 7: Sitewit - Search Engine Marketing Tools

This section contains tools that could help your website have better search engine visibility such as Google, Yahoo, and social media sites like Facebook and Instagram.

Screenshot of FastComet Sitewit tab

Screenshot of FastComet Sitewit tab

Section 8: Cloudflare

FastComet partners with Cloudflare to ensure that your website is secure, private, fast, and reliable. As a client, you can register on Cloudflare and activate it in the cPanel.

If you do, you'll find that all the main features of Cloudfare including checking the status of the website, changing security levels, optimizing loading speed, receiving analytics insight for website traffic, and getting support from different Cloudflare services, are available.

Screenshot of FastComet Cloudfare tab

Screenshot of FastComet Cloudfare tab

Section 9: Metrics

This section will display certain stats regarding visitors, errors encountered, bandwidth generated by your account, users log, accessed pages, average consumption, and resources used.

Screenshot of FastComet Metrics Tab

Screenshot of FastComet Metrics Tab

Section 10: Security

This section contains tools you can use to secure the website. You can make access keys for your account, block malicious users from accessing the site, install SSL certificates for domains, turn Firewalls on or off, and more.

Screenshot of FastComet Security Tab

Screenshot of FastComet Security Tab

Section 11: Software

PHP software configuration, package installation, changing of PHP versions, website feature optimization, and a couple of other tools can be found in this section.

Screenshot of FastComet Software Tab

Screenshot of FastComet Software Tab

Section 12: Advanced

This part contains advanced account features. Here, you can schedule automatic commands, make indexes for files and directories, fix code errors, and more.

FastComet Website Builder

FastComet has its own website builder that can be used to create a professional and visually pleasing website. The website builder is equipped with over 200 themes and over 40 widgets. You can customize the looks of your site by dragging the text, images, videos, buttons, icons, tabs, menus, sliders, tables, and charts in the preferred positions.

Screenshot of FastComet website builder

Screenshot of FastComet website builder

Apps Installer

One amazing feature of FastComet is the Softaculous Apps Installer that lets you install applications like WordPress easily and quickly using your cPanel hosting account.

Screenshot of Softaculous Apps Installer

Screenshot of Softaculous Apps Installer

WordPress Themes

When installing WordPress using the Softaculous Apps Installer, you'll be able to choose one out of a couple of free themes and templates. Adding your own themes can be done through the customization tab.

FastComet Customer Support

I tested FastComet's customer support and I am honestly impressed with how fast the replies are. It took less than 10 seconds to get someone to talk to! And before you think about it - no, the replies weren't automated.

I tried asking for a different mode of payment aside from using a credit card. I also received a call, an email, and a text message about my account's payment. They are really living up to their statement of 24/7/365 customer support!

Screenshot of FastComet Customer Support

Screenshot of FastComet Customer Support

Buyer’s Guide For FastComet

Plans and Pricing

FastComet hosting plans to choose from include shared hosting, cloud VPS hosting, and dedicated hosting. A very detailed comparison of the hosting plans and their features can be found on the FastComet website. The info is presented in an easy-to-understand tabular format.

Hovering your mouse cursor over a hosting feature shows a detailed explanation of its functions or uses. Then you can compare with the other plans to see which one works best for you.

Shared Hosting-CPanel Shared Hosting

From here, you can choose between three hosting services: FastCloud, FastCloud Plus, and FastCloud Extra. Each plan has distinctive features that are suitable for all kinds of hosting needs.

The three share all important features of hosting a website like daily backups, free site transfer, unlimited FTP accounts, database, subdomains, etc. FastCloud can host a single website only, while other plans can host more than one. It is most appropriate for personal use or small-business owners as a small online store.

FastCloud Plus and Fastcloud Extra offer more advanced features such as bigger storage space, CPU and RAM, free private DNS, unlimited add-on domains, and better security. All of the shared hosting plans offer free website transfer and free domain transfer.

Screenshot of FastComet Shared Hosting Plans

Screenshot of FastComet Shared Hosting Plans

Cloud VPS Hosting -Private SSD-based Cloud Servers

In Cloud Hosting, you can choose from four different plans: Cloud 1, Cloud 2, Cloud 3, and Cloud 4. A table showing the features of the plans is also available on the page for easy comparison.

Screenshot of FastComet Cloud VPS Hosting Plans

Screenshot of FastComet Cloud VPS Hosting Plans

This cloud hosting SSD-only storage plan offers unlimited website hosting, with SSD web space ranging from 50 GB to 320 GB, data transfer of 2 TB to 8 TB, and RAM availability from 2GB ECC to 16 GB ECC. In addition, it also offers free SSL certificates, free Cloudflare CDN, free domain transfer, free site setup, and free migrations of files.

Dedicated CPU Servers-High Performance Solutions

In this category, you can select one of four different plans: DS 1, DS 2, DS 3, and DS 4. Features are also listed in tabular format for easy comparison. This plan is mostly for advanced users who manage huge websites or companies with a lot of daily traffic.

Screenshot of FastComet Dedicated Hosting Plans

Screenshot of FastComet Dedicated Hosting Plans

The dedicated server plans offer unlimited website hosting with SSD web space ranging from 80 GB to 640 GB, data transfer of 4 TB to 7 TB, and RAM availability from 4GB ECC to 32 GB ECC. In addition, dedicated hosting comes with free SSL, free Cloudflare use, free domain transfer, free site setup, and free site hosting transfer. No hidden fees.

The shared hosting, cloud hosting, and dedicated server hosting offer good security, 24/7 human support team & tech support, free daily backups, latest cPanel features, good email account features, excellent database, developer features, free SSL certificates, and free tutorials as part of the perks when you buy a plan.

Easy live chat support with lightning-fast responses can help users get personal and technical support whenever necessary.

The number of plans you can choose from this hosting provider is incredible, and the prices are not only lower than most other web hosting provider plans but are just right for the services you get. If you still have questions and need clarification, their 24/7 support team is always at your disposal.

Make sure to choose wisely based on your budget and needs.

Check out FastComet's different hosting plans & current deals.

Security and Backups

FastComet hosts your website with the promise of utmost security. FastGuard protects servers, together with BitNinJa Firewall; a global defense network that not only protects the website but also improves its performance. They use multi-level security to protect their client websites and the hosting service from bots, malicious traffic, spam, and many more external and internal attacks.

It has secure account isolation and dedicated resources for each site. They have made sure that even if other websites from the same server are under threat, yours will not be affected.

Screenshot of FastComet of Security and Backups tab

Screenshot of FastComet of Security and Backups tab

To prevent your website from being targeted by cybercriminals who can flood any site with so much malicious traffic that it can't operate normally, FastComet partnered with Cloudflare. It keeps the website speed steady by making sure that the traffic it gets is normal. This security feature is easily accessible in your cPanel.

FastComet also has a built-in ModSecurity Web Application Firewall to screen incoming and outgoing communications between your site and its visitors. It validates the request and protects your files. To protect your website from spam, viruses, and other email-related attacks, it uses an advanced email filter called SpamExperts to scan emails before they reach your inbox.

And lastly, it offers free daily backups to ensure that your data is always safe and secure.

Features of FastComet

FastComet's general features include:

  • Free, quick, and easy domain transfer
  • SSD-only cloud hosting servers that make accessing your files faster
  • Free Cloudflare CDN that makes your website works faster
  • Powerful website hosting cPanel for website management
  • Daily and weekly backups to secure your data
  • Free 24/7 personal and technical support
  • Free managed migration from one plan to another
  • 100% satisfaction or 45-day money-back guarantee
  • Multi-level global network security to protect your website

Pros

In addition to its general features, FastComet also has the following advantages:

  • Its starting plan is cheaper than most of its competitors
  • 11 data centers scattered across the globe
  • Storage runs on SSD, which means your data loads faster
  • More resources per account
  • Free SSL Certificate to protect and encrypt the data being transferred so no other people can access it
  • Uses SpamExperts to make sure that you have smooth and safe email communication
  • Free Web Application Firewall that helps protect your website from malicious attacks
  • Free virus and malware protection
  • It has a free in-house website builder with lots of free templates, themes, and widgets.
  • Easy way of installing applications like WordPress using Softaculous Apps Installer from within your cPanel
  • Free 15- day trial for its cPanel features
  • Responsive and easy to navigate Client's area that is also compatible with mobile
  • Free templates, tutorials, and a wide list of web hosting knowledge-based articles you can choose from
  • Good server monitoring, optimization reports, and SEO metrics
  • Very strong uptime averaging 99% and site speed tested by many hosting reviewers and users worldwide
  • Pretty high review and reliability ratings both from users and hosting reviewers

Cons

They said that no technology is perfect, and that's true. Here are some of the disadvantages of using FastComet:

  • Do not offer a free trial upon sign-up
  • Although the starting price for the cheapest plan is low, the renewal price is higher than the starting price
  • Money-back is not actually 100% because they claim that some of the services used within the 45 days are not free
  • FastCloud, the cheapest plan, offers a minimal disk space of 15 GB for a single website.

Final Thoughts

After all the research and reviews conducted, I found FastComet a good hosting provider that is always working to make its service aligned with what they have promised.

It has a lot of amazing features that could really help website users all around the globe. It is user-friendly, beginner-friendly, and paired with great customer support.

Not to mention great security, uptime rate, site, and server speed. In other words, we highly recommend FastComet for your web hosting needs! We hope this FastComet review helps in finding the perfect web host for your new website!

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