FastDomain Review

FastDomain.com Overview

FastDomain Hosting is a relatively new hosting company to the market. FastDomain were started in 2005, typically this would be something to think about, but in this case it should be of no concern as they are wholly owned by Bluehost who have been operating in the web hosting industry since 1996, and have a proven track record of providing hosting services that are reliable, and backed by excellent customer support.

FastDomain.com Data Center

The hosting service provided by FastDomain is hosted at the same facility as Bluehost, because of this the servers have the same reliable infrastructure in place, such as UPS power back-up as well as a diesel generator should a power outage continue longer than a UPS can cover. The network is monitored 24/7 to provide FastDomain customers with peace of mind that the servers their web sites are hosted on, are kept running reliably and as fast as possible. Should an issue occur, it will be rectified quickly and efficiently.

FastDomain's $3.95 Per Month Plan

The current web hosting plan offered by FastDomain is excellent value for money. For $3.95 per month, you get a great feature set, for instance you receive 1 free domain name for as long as you hold an account with FastDomain, UNLIMITED storage (hard disk) space, and UNLIMITED bandwidth (traffic to your web site) per month, unlimited add-on domains, unlimited subdomains, unlimited FTP accounts and much more.

Below is a summary of standout features offered by FastDomain.com

UNLIMITED Storage Space
UNLIMITED Bandwidth Per Month
2,500 Email Accounts,
Unlimited Domains
Unlimited Subdomains
24/7 Network Monitoring
24/7 Email Support, 24/7 Live Chat Support, 24/7 Toll Free Phone Support, Help Center
POP3/IMAP Email Access
100 MySQL Databases, 100 PostgreSQL Databases, PHP, Python
CGI-BIN, CGI-Library
Quad Processor Linux Servers running Customized Apache Web Server
Custom Cronjobs, SSH (Shell Access), Override .htaccess Support
OS Commerce Shopping Cart, Agora Shopping Cart, SSL Secure Server
Supports Streaming Video/Audio, Real Video/Audio Support, Add own MIME Types

Customer Support

FastDomain's goal is to provide customer satisfaction, their support staff in our experience have always been friendly and courteous and only too happy to assist with any issues that may occur with your hosting. Regardless of whether you are a new customer, or an existing long term customer you will receive the same great level of support. FastDomain provide several ways to contact technical support, such as Live Chat Support, a mail based ticketing support system, and toll free telephone support.

On the FastDomain Help Center page customers can open support tickets, check on the status of current support tickets, review ticket history, and search or browse the knowledgebase articles that answer frequently asked questions.

If you have an issue that you can't resolve by using the Help Center information, in our opinion the Live Chat option is the best way to contact technical support, typically any issues you have with your web hosting account are resolved right there and then, no waiting hours upon hours to receive a reply via email, in our experience with Live Chat interfaces, we believe any host that does not offer this facility is behind the times, and should consider adding this type of support. From a customer's viewpoint, Live Chat is as good as it gets in our opinion.

Control Panel and Scripting Support

FastDomain Hosting utilizes cPanel like many other web hosting providers. Over time cPanel has become the standard by which control panels are judged and has proven itself to be very user friendly. There are many guides and articles available on cPanel usage so for new customers it should not take very long for new customers to come to grips with the cPanel interface. Like many other cPanel based hosting providers, FastDomain supports multiple addon domains, multiple subdomains, multiple email accounts, and much more.

On the scripting front, FastDomain support PHP 5, Perl 5, Python, Ruby/Ruby on Rails v1.1, Javascript, and more. FastDomain also use Fantastico script installation which allows customers to easily setup many common scripts such as forums, blogs such as Wordpress, guestbooks, mailing lists, image galleries and too many more to mention.

Conclusion

If you are an individual who has the need to setup a simple blog, or even a small business wishing to setup a web site to allow customers to view your products and services, FastDomain.com is an excellent host that is well suited to the aforementioned requirements. FastDomain provide a top level of service for those customers who have a limited budget to spend per month on web hosting, but require a reliable web hosting solution. In our experience with FastDomain Web Hosting, they have been superb, both on the reliability front, and the support front, and we highly recommend you consider FastDomain Hosting to fulfill your hosting requirements.

We hope you found this FastDomain review informative. If you feel they are not the host for you, please have a read of our other web host reviews.

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