FastDomain which offers the same webhosting service as its sister companies BlueHost and HostMonster was established in 2005. Their Headquarters is at Orem, Utah. They are an accredited domain registrar by ICANN.
The web hosting provider has a host of unlimited features and hosting solutions at low-prices when compared with other web hosts on the same level. They currently have a special offer of $5.95/month for their customers.
• Unlimited Hosting Space, File Transfer, Domain Hosting
• Instant Setup
• Free Setup, Free Domain Name, Free Site Builder
• cPanel Control Panel
• Streaming Video/Audio
• Web Blogging Software
• 1-click installation of over 50 Scripts-Perl, Python, PHP, Ruby on Rails (RoR)
• Support of MySQL Databases, SSI, CGI-BIN, CGI-Library,
• SSL Secure Servers
• SSH Secure Shell Access
• FrontPage Extensions
• 99.9% Uptime Guarantee
• 30-Day Money Back Guarantee
FastDomain offers an all-inclusive-fits-all plan starting at their special offer price of $5.95 per month. This price is available for those who sign-up for 1 year plans or longer.
The plans come with both RVSiteBuilder and also Parallels Site Builder to help you create your site fast. Transferring sites from another web host can be tedious but Eleven2 makes it easy for you by providing free site migration. They transfer your sites free of charge. Search engine submission is also free.
Price: Their price is affordable for the many features provided on the one hosting plan.
Control Panel: FastDomain offers cPanel with every account, the favorite control panel for most users. It is fast and easy to use. You will be able to manage your website, create email accounts and databases, log files, check your website traffic statistics as well as edit and update them with the intuitive cPanel control panel.
Script Installer: Although the company does not offer Fantastico easy script installer, they have their own SimpleScript which has over 50 web applications coupled with easy 1-click installation capability. FastDomain offers SimpleScript free of charge to other web hosts to market the brand.
E-Commerce features include a shared SSL certificate to secure credit card information by encrypting the data.
Multimedia: For media users, FastDomain packages enable streaming of audio and video as well as Flash, MIDI and real Video/Audio among other capabilities.
Customer Support: Their 24/7 customer support is available on a toll-free phone, live chat, email and ticket system. They promise a hold time of fewer than 2 minutes. There is also a community forum used by customers to share their views and experiences as well as video tutorials and a self-help knowledge base with helpful information. Billing support is available during business hours.
The free domain name is for one year only, while their competitors offer it for the life of the account.
The one-plan which is a fit-all package is limited. User like some flexibility so they can upgrade the plans when their businesses grow but this is not available here. This disadvantage may discourage many prospective customers.
I bought Fastdomain one-hosting plan package having been attracted to it by the low-price. Unfortunately, one is supposed to sign for a one-year term in order to qualify for the special offer of $5.95 per month. This is a long commitment which ties you to the service even when you want to move elsewhere especially since most web hosts do not refund your money when you want to migrate elsewhere.
The other thing is that this one-hosting plan does not fit all needs. When my business reaches its potential and I know it will, I will have a problem of transferring my website to another web host since there are no upgrading opportunities at Fastdomain. I would prefer to move now than have problems later. If you expect your business to expand then this may not be the right plan for you.posted by Nicholas Friday, 15 February 2013 06:13 Comment Link