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    Is FatCow/EIG a good host for a CV/Resume site?

    Hi all,
    I'm thinking of signing up with FatCow or iPage with their current promotion of $1/month for a site to host a very simple, clean website for my CV/resume/bio. (I am currently a college electrical engineering student). The website won't be hosting a lot, and it probably won't see many visitors (I'm putting the website URL on my paper resume, business card, or just going to tell other students and recruiters by word of mouth).
    Reason I am asking is that I have searched for FatCow on these forums, and it seems to be not a well liked web hosting company around these boards for alot of reasons.

    I am on a tight college budget, do you think FatCow, even with all its shortcomings, will be suitable for my purposes?

    Thanks

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    That shouldn't be a problem as long as your site is not using a lot of resources in terms of MySQL and number of visitors. But apparently that's not the case for you. If you can live with some downtime now and then, you can go with them. Notice however that the prices will be much higher after your 'promo' period.
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    As long as your website stays online and can be loaded quickly then you shouldn't have a problem with using them. However, if people are griping about downtime and slow loading speeds then I'd suggest that you find a different host. This is your CV that we're talking about, and if potential employers are going to be looking at your website then you certainly don't want it to be unavailable or loading slow when they're interested in you as a potential candidate.
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    Re: Is FatCow/EIG a good host for a CV/Resume site?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Bee View Post
    As long as your website stays online and can be loaded quickly then you shouldn't have a problem with using them. However, if people are griping about downtime and slow loading speeds then I'd suggest that you find a different host. This is your CV that we're talking about, and if potential employers are going to be looking at your website then you certainly don't want it to be unavailable or loading slow when they're interested in you as a potential candidate.
    ^This. Don't waste your time, just start off with a better host from the beginning. MDD, StableHost etc would be a much better choice.

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    It really depends on you. I have had no experiences with FatCow so far, but if it really bothers you with the bad reputation as you have described, you may as well just go with a better host. Else, I don't see a problem with their promotional plan as long as your website stays up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by e5volcano View Post
    Hi all,
    I'm thinking of signing up with FatCow or iPage with their current promotion of $1/month for a site to host a very simple, clean website for my CV/resume/bio. (I am currently a college electrical engineering student). The website won't be hosting a lot, and it probably won't see many visitors (I'm putting the website URL on my paper resume, business card, or just going to tell other students and recruiters by word of mouth).
    Reason I am asking is that I have searched for FatCow on these forums, and it seems to be not a well liked web hosting company around these boards for alot of reasons.

    I am on a tight college budget, do you think FatCow, even with all its shortcomings, will be suitable for my purposes?

    Thanks
    I'm sure it would be quite fine for a static CV. As a electrical engineering student though, you might want to try hosting it on github for better visibility. Here's more info: http://pages.github.com/
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    I have had a site hosted at Fat Cow. In my opinion their prices are too high, their control panel is horrible, and their reliability is not very good, although there's plenty worse.

    I have no horse in this race, my web hosting is my hobby, not a business. I'm actually a retired geek but I just can't stop.

    My minimum suggestion for you is do not sign up with any provider that does not offer cPanel. cPanel makes everything about hosting a site easier, especially for beginners. In addition cPanel is expensive, so a host providing cPanel is willing to spend more to get the best. This is the person you want to do business with.

    If a host also offers Softaculous that is a bonus point, as Softaculous helps you install software, like Wordpress, etc.

    I'm certain you can get better hosting for less money.
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    It's not good, no. Lots of slowdowns, and micro-downtimes (2-3 min, all day long, every day). It uses the EIG proprietary vDeck, not the industry standard cPanel. Pretty much any host is better.

    Stablehost is excellent. The owner of Veerotech post here too, and that's a good one as well. Lots of good hosts to choose from, and shared is about $5 per month. That's not expensive at all.

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    Thanks for the all the replies everyone.
    Is there any good host that offers a good control panel with 1 click installs as well as domain registration with their webhosting plane for no more than $5 a month?
    The nice thing about that fatcow deal was that it came with free domain registration that I didn't have to pay per month

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    Quote Originally Posted by e5volcano View Post
    Thanks for the all the replies everyone.
    Is there any good host that offers a good control panel with 1 click installs as well as domain registration with their webhosting plane for no more than $5 a month?
    The nice thing about that fatcow deal was that it came with free domain registration that I didn't have to pay per month
    Check out the shared web hosting offers and go from there. There are some pretty good deals there, but also do a little research on the provider. I personally don't believe in those $1 hosting services.

    Usually when they offer a free domain is when you sign-up for a whole year or more. After that, they sneak in a nice price for the registration. Of course that's not every host though.

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    How about dreamhost? Offering 2.95 a month for first year and free domain registration for first one

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    Quote Originally Posted by e5volcano View Post
    How about dreamhost? Offering 2.95 a month for first year and free domain registration for first one

    Dreamhost has a good reviews.
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    Re: Is FatCow/EIG a good host for a CV/Resume site?

    Quote Originally Posted by e5volcano View Post
    Thanks for the all the replies everyone.
    Is there any good host that offers a good control panel with 1 click installs as well as domain registration with their webhosting plane for no more than $5 a month?
    The nice thing about that fatcow deal was that it came with free domain registration that I didn't have to pay per month
    Most if not all listed in this thread include those except the free domain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vernard View Post
    Dreamhost is also owned by EIG. Lots of negative feedback this past month due to network issues.
    Dreamhost is not owned by EIG.
    It's not much better, however, than EIG brands or Godaddy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kpmedia View Post
    Dreamhost is not owned by EIG.
    It's not much better, however, than EIG brands or Godaddy.
    My mistake, I saw Dreamhost and though BlueHost.

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