That’s right, this site is now powered by wind!
On top of making me feel all smug and superior about my hosting decisions, they offer pretty good hosting plans. They’re relatively inexpensive and put far fewer limits on their users than GoDaddy does. Bandwidth, storage space, email addresses, MySQL databases: all virtually unlimited. There is, of course, the fine print that they might scale you back if you’re using a ton, but that’s still better than GoDaddy.
If that weren’t enough, I test my load times pretty regularly and it seems like my pages are loading faster on average than they were with GoDaddy. My guess is that they’re not as oversold as GoDaddy servers tend to be, but that’s pure speculation. (Yes, I’m aware that there are some things I can do to speed up my site and, I assure you, they’re in the works.)
That’s not to say that it’s all gravy. Their interface is clunky, riddled with advertisements, and not very intuitive. I’d also stress that my pages are loading faster on average. Sometimes the load speeds are absolutely abysmal, due in large part to wait times on the server end.
Even given the problems I’ve seen thus far, I’ve seen worse and I think it’s a fair trade-off. If you’re looking for wind-powered hosting too, I’m sure you could do worse than Fat Cow.