Does FastComet offer a choice of operating systems?
All FastComet hosting plans are provisioned on Linux, with cPanel, plus WHM where appropriate.
Do I get root access to my VPS or dedicated server?
Yes, VPS and dedicated server plans include this as standard.
Does FastComet offer fully managed hosting?
Yes. It offers managed WordPress hosting, and its VPS plans are fully managed off-the-shelf. Some hosts charge extra for management, so this is worth noting if you don't plan to run your own server.
Are there any perks for signing up to FastComet?
If you sign up to a shared hosting plan, FastComet promises a "free domain forever." It also takes care of the domain renewals. You also get free access to CloudFlare, a content delivery network (CDN) that could help to speed up your website.
How do I get support from the FastComet team?
FastComet offers live chat, email and ticket support, but there's no telephone support.
Can I use WordPress with FastComet?
Yes, FastComet provides two different options for WordPress. You can choose a managed WordPress plan, or install WordPress by yourself.
On a managed WordPress hosting plan, you won't need to worry about upgrades or error messages, because FastComet will take charge of all of the technical stuff. All you need to do is select your template, create your content, and upload your media.
You can also install WordPress on its shared hosting plans, and then maintain and manage WordPress yourself. Despite being slightly more technical, this is still fairly easy, and this route is slightly cheaper. However, maintaining WordPress can be more time-consuming, particularly if you don't have any experience.
What payment methods does FastComet accept?
FastComet accepts Amex, Visa, Mastercard and Discover, as well as PayPal. It only offers monthly payment plans, so when signing up, it's best to choose a payment method that you plan to stick with permanently.
Where are FastComet's datacenters?
FastComet uses 7 different datacenters around the world, giving it very good coverage and an excellent choice for customers. Its locations are Chicago, Dallas, London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Singapore and Tokyo.
What is cloud hosting?
Cloud hosting simply means that your data is replicated in more than one location. If one datacenter goes offline, your website should still be available, because the other datacenters would automatically step in and serve your site. FastComet offers cloud hosting with all VPS plans, in addition to SSD storage.
Will FastComet back up my data?
Backup services aren't included automatically on shared hosting or VPS hosting plans, so you'll need to make your own arrangements. It provides easy one-click backup tools, but you obviously need to remember to log in and click. Set a reminder in your calendar every day, or -- preferably -- set up an automated backup solution.
Customers with dedicated servers benefit from automatic backups.