FatCow Review

Fat cow is one of the few offering affordable shared hosting out there, plus plenty of extras, warrants FatCow be on our list of top web hosts overall. Meanwhile there hardware is not super modern like others in our top list but nonetheless they provide a decent speed.

If you are looking for a low-priced web host with a good feature set then Fat cow is good for you.

FatCow has many beginner level tools for getting your site up and running. From drag & drop site builders to easy eCommerce setup to marketing assistance. A novice will have little trouble getting a great site up and running quickly.

Biggest Pro’s of Fat cow :

FatCow Hosting : FatCow ensures a fast internet download/upload to its servers by providing multi-Gigabit connections for maximum speed and provides redundant multi-Gigabit connections for maximum data transfer reliability.

Backup Policy : The Cow maintains daily server backups to ensure that data can be restored in the event that data is lost – which is not often seen in budget hosting. It goes one step further by providing a backup generator system to ensure that data is not lost in the first place.

FatCow Money Back Guarantee  : If you are not satisfied with a service of FatCow then you can cancel your subscription to FatCow, you need to provide 30 day written notice and will incur a $35 early cancellation charge. There is a money-back guarantee if you cancel within 30 days of signing up, although this doesn’t include money back for domain registration fees and additional services you’ve purchased. If you have received a free domain name, they will deduct the cost from your refund unless you do not want to keep it.

FatCow Extras : To attract customers, FatCow will give new users a $100 Google Adwords credit, $25 Yahoo!/Bing search marketing credit and a $50 Facebook advertising credit. You can also earn more credits through the referral and affiliate programmes.

The site tools include a neat drag-and-drop website builder, web analytics, FrontPage extensions, FTP access and Google custom search and webmaster tools. There are a number of applications available in a one-click installer including WordPress, Joomla, phpBB and GBook. Shared SSL, PayPal Shopping Cart are also integrated into the site, along with other online payment options.

For additional fees, FatCow offers a wide range of bolt-on services such as Facebook and web site design, premium support, SEO services and more.

Conclusion: Is FatCow Hosting Recommended?

I am neutral on FatCow.

FatCow compares favourably with many other shared web hosting companies out there on cost. It has a competitive and simple price structure which novices are likely to appreciate. Its key focus seems to be getting small to medium sized businesses online with the right kind of support which makes this service ideal for internet newbies. The simple and effective site builder and support structure will appeal to those who have little experience of building a website, whilst the ability to install WordPress and other applications make it versatile enough to attract more experienced customers.

Tips and tools for Startups

I have learnt that understanding the needs of your customers and the market is key to building a strong foundation for your start-up. Here are my recommendations  for the most useful tool per category:

CRM/ Sales funnel management

Salesflare


The intelligent sales CRM built to automate most of your sales funnel.

Salesflare automatically populates your address book with the data it gets from your company database, email signatures, and social media sources.

It’s a tracker and logbook for all interactions of leads towards you, handed to you on a silver platter in an automated timeline.

From the data it gathers, Salesflare will send out to-do reminders on specific leads, so no deal can fall through the cracks anymore.

Salesflare works wherever you work: desktop, mobile or just from your Gmail where it gives you everything you need from an integrated sidebar.

You can make it work together with over 700 apps via Zapier. Popular integrations include Slack, Stripe, Mailchimp and Trello.

Web/ mobile analytics: user tracking

Kissmetrics


Kissmetrics generates precise customer behaviour data metrics that is bound to give Google Analytics a run for their money.

While Google Analytics attributes each new visit to a new user, Kissmetrics takes it up a notch with its capacity to recognize visits from a particular device as originating from the same user source.

This makes Kissmetrics more efficient than Google Analytics in filtering out potential recurring leads from your website into your sales funnel.

Website usability testing

UXProbe

The remote testing tool that allows your users to experiment with your digital platform at the comfort of your own time and space. You may customize the tasks you desire for the user to perform.

The user’s entire experience — on-screen movements and expressions — while performing the task are captured for your immediate or future perusal.

The app’s post-test evaluation metrics will reveal illuminating insights to how your website fares in terms of user experience.

Domain Name

Domainglo

There are many online domain name generators but what i found the best is Free domain suggestion tool for startup. It doesn’t work like other domain name generators. what i have heard, it is created by a team of 20 year old domainers. It’ fast and clever. It works like a magic tool. You just need to put a keyword and bang here is your list of domains. Not only that it includes brandable domains suggestion for free. And last part provides keywords related to our keyword which we searched. It bought many domain through this generator like  pantybras .com, CoinExchanger .org, Payooze .com, Qomfo .com and many more. Below is a small presentation of this magical domain name generator

SEO

Ahrefs


The go-to tool to upsurge your search traffic, monitor your niche, and outrank your competitors. Ahrefs reveals the backlinks of every website on the World Wide Web, allowing you to dig deep into the SEO strategy of your competitors.

A top feature is its keyword explorer, which enables you to see the exact keywords your competitors are ranking for in search results. This makes competitor research a piece of cake and helps you determine the keywords to target for maximum reach.

Web Hosting

AGM offers industry standard, reliable and stable web hosting in Nepal. I’m not the only one who crowned AGM WebHosting to be one of the top rated hosting provider in Nepal.

Email marketing

MailChimp

The go-to tool for rolling out newsletter campaigns that won’t wind up in your target recipient’s spam box. It also tracks and analyses the outreach of your campaign in detail.

Mailchimp offers a variety of easy-to-use newsletter templates, which integrate easily with other tools.

Design tools: graphics

Canva

Canva might just be the most user-friendly graphic design tool you’ll ever come across, and best of all: it’s free. It gives you the power to create practically anything — from social media banners, flyers, infographics, to business cards — just by dragging and dropping.

The paid version packs all this power, plus the additional punch of creating brand kits and customisable design templates.

Project and task management

Trello

The collaborative tool to keep your team harmonized and on top of its work.

Trello’s user-friendly interface with boards, lists, and cards, enable you to organize and prioritize your projects in a fun and flexible way.

Double the fun with the Slack integration.

Customer engagement/ support

Intercom

An in-prompt personal messaging function that allows you to chat with and at the same time offer support to the visitors to your website in real-time.

With Intercom, you can activate leads in the early stages of the sales cycle. It also tracks user behaviour.

A low-maintenance solution to stay on top of your users, regardless of their commitment status.

Billing/ online payments and subscriptions management

Stripe

Dubbed the best software platform for Internet business seller. Stripe’s APIs and functionality helps you build the best product for your users.

It securely stores customer payment information for one-tap purchases on your website or app, while helping you build high-converting payment flows.

It is a holistic solution to any subscription service, on-demand marketplace, ecommerce store, or crowdfunding platform.

Recruiting tools: prospecting and lead generation

Hunter

Hunter will seek out professional email addresses for you.

Activate your search with a company or domain name and Hunter will work its magic.

Bulk upload email addresses in a .CSV and Hunter will tell you which ones are ‘deliverable’.

Team communication and coordination

Slack

Slack functions as a central hub where everything comes together.

You can set up an army of bots to keep you notified of all the happenings in your start-up, or keep the energy level high with the dankest memes and most fire GIFs.

It’s an ever-changing blackboard filled with output of your team’s efforts, from every possible corner of your business.