FatCow is popularly known to provide the web hosting services for individual bloggers and small business persons. Whether looking for a website domain or complete website solution, FatCow has it all. FatCow guys believe in hard work and follow a strict work schedule to give their customers best satisfactory services and support. FatCow being a consistent performer has won many industry awards too. FatCow’s hosting plans and occasional discounts have achieved them a growth rate of 250% over the last two years.
Talking about the plans that FatCow offer, it has one basic plan which is called as FatCow’s Original Plan. It offers unlimited disk space, free domain, unlimited email account and bandwidth, and MYSQL database. But other than this so common plan FatCow has some really cool package to offer these days. This is the simplest and best plan for testing purposes known as Cheap Sheep Plan/ Package. In this article we will mainly highlight the Cheap Sheep Plan which is actually cheap and affordable for new comers.
So the Cheap Sheep plan is gaining its popularity because of the low price it offers in addition to various benefits.
The image above shows the Cheap Sheep Plan’ promotional image on the FatCow’s official website. As shown here the package just costs $0.75 cents per month which is surely an attractive price. It includes some basic features namely, free domain, 2GB of storage, 200 GB bandwidth etc. We will now further discuss in detail the benefits and key features this plan provides.
The main website features include 2 GB disk space, 200GB bandwidth, a free domain, 1 MYSQL Database. These prime features are surely less in quantity as compared to the basic plan but they provide a good start up experience for a beginner. Other website building tools include Drag and Drop site builder, Website Creator by CM4all. In addition to website building it majorly provides four content management systems such as Joomla, Drupal, Mambo and e107. Blog feature is also available with the support of Word Press, Pixel Post, and b2evolution. Other features are listed below which are being offered generously in this minimum cost plan.
- Photo Galleries (Gallery2, Coppermine, Zen Photo)
- Forums (Gbook, phpBB, SMF)
- Google Custom Search Engine
- Supported Software & Scripts
- PERL Support
- File Manager
- FTP with Unlimited FTP Sub users
- Secure FTP
- Custom Error Pages
- URL Redirect Service
- MIME Types
- Visitor Statistics
- Shop Site Starter Shopping Cart
- E-Commerce Shopping Cart
- Agora Cart Shopping Cart
- PayPal Integration
- Shared SSL
As per the original plan FatCow provides unlimited email accounts and features but for the affordable and small sheep plan FatCow offers one mailbox. Other e-mail features include
- Email Addresses at Your Domain
- Web mail
- Email Forwarding
- Auto responders
- Customizable Spam Filters
- Virus checking
The marketing features of Sheep package is nearly same as that of basic package, both provides ad words and marketing credits for popular search engines like Google, Yahoo etc. The precise available features of marketing for Cheap Sheep plan are given below.
- Google Webmaster Tools
- $100 Bonus for Google Ad Words
- $100 Credit for Yahoo/Bing Sponsored Search
- Free Yellow Pages Online Business Listing
Cheap Sheep Plans are preferable for those who do not need bells and whistles attached to their all-inclusive web hosting plan, thus the cost is reduced to 75 cents per month. The moment individuals want to add more features and go for something bigger then they can upgrade to full hosting plan. The Cheap Sheep Plan is strongly recommended to those who are emerging with small businesses and want to get some experience with FatCow.