FastDomain Hosting Editor's Review
FastDomain Hosting Company Overview
FastDomain Hosting started business in 2005 and is headquartered in Utah. Their aim is to offer feature rich hosting at low prices.
FastDomain gives a 30-day-money-back-guarantee and a 99.9% network uptime guarantee. They provide their customers with state-of-the-art 24/7 support through a toll-free telephone number and promise hold times of less than 2 minutes.
Their feature-rich one-plan-fits-all package starts at $5.95 /month and has only a short billing cycle, wich is one year. This makes the package pretty affordable.
FastDomain only offers one hosting plan, that starts at $5.95 /month (if signed up as a 1-year plan) and offers unlimited storage, unlimited bandwidth and a free domain name for life.
Additionally, the package includes 2,500 email accounts, 100 mySQL databases, a free site builder, and more than 50 easy-to-deploy web applications like blogs, galleries or communities. These can be installed by a 1-click-installer. Rich ecommerce features provide different online shop systems and a shared SSL certificate for secure submission of credit card data. The feature-rich package comes with multimedia support for streaming audio/video, Real Audio/Video, Flash, Shockwave, MIDI files and own MIME types.
Geeks will like about the hosting plan, that it supports PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby (RoR), custom PHP.ini files, override .htaccess support, SSH Shell Access, CGI-BIN, a CGI-Library, 100 mySQL databases, 100 PostgreSQL databases, SSI and FrontPage Extensions. The plan is backed by a 30-day-money-back-guarantee and includes a free search engine submission.
Although there are cheaper hosting providers, the feature rich plan comes at a good price value. What we like especially, is the short billing cycle of only 12 months. This makes the package pretty affordable.
Reliability and Performance
FastDomain's infrastructure is located in a start-of-the-art-datacenter, using a OC-48 backbone connection through several different providers for network reliability. They promise a 99.9% network uptime guarantee.
The web servers FastDomain uses, deploy Quad Processors for lightning-fast performance. They are all running on the Linux operating system with customized Apache Web Server setups.
The data center is equipped with UPS (uninterruptible power supply) with battery and emergency generator backups. Courtesy site backups are performed on a regular basis. The facility is monitored 24/7, both physically and in all aspects of network security.
The performance and the reliability of FastDomain's data center and hardware is high.
Features and Control Panel
FastDomain's control panel is orderly structured. On the left of the screen there is a search box and below it the statistics about the web hosting account in real time - domain names, used monthly bandwidth and so on. On the right, there are many large buttons, that make it pretty intuitive to understand the functions behind them. One can easily create new databases, download log files or configure email functions. What we like is, that every group of functions is boxed (like all email functions in one box) for better categorization. The control panel can be tested at FastDomain's web site through a live demo.
FastDomain's control panel is an excellent piece of software, offering all functions one can think of.
Fast Domain offers 24/7 toll-free support and promises hold times of less than 2 minutes. Additionally to phone support, they offer live chat and a ticket system through their Cerberus HelpDesk.
To empower customers to help themselves, there is a searchable knowledgebase with a considerable number of articels as well.
FastDomain offers a very high support level.
FastDomain offers a high-quality web hosting package at a reasonable price. Due to their short billing-cycle (only 1 year) the plan is pretty affordable.
They offer a 99.9% network uptime guarantee and a 30-day-money-back-guarantee. The hosting plan comes with many features programers will like.
FastDomain's high-end infrastructure, realiable internet connection, secure data center and high-performing servers make performance and reliability strong. The deployed control panel is great.
With 24/7 toll free customer service and promised hold times of less than 2 minutes, FastDomain offers a very high service level.
We rate FastDomain to be a strong provider with good services and a reasonable price. They are a solid choice and offer a lot.
Screenshot of FastDomain Hosting's web site