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The above graph displays service status activity for Fatcow.com over the last 10 automatic checks. The blue bar displays the response time, which is better when smaller. If no bar is displayed for a specific time it means that the service was down and the site was offline.

Service Status History

DateTimePing Time DateTimePing Time
04:1212.5 ms. 
16:2912.57 ms.
19:4012.4 ms. 
04:1512.15 ms.
16:2412.8 ms. 
19:3912.64 ms.
01:1812.5 ms. 
09:3712.49 ms.
14:0712.43 ms. 
22:4113.17 ms. 

* Times displayed are PT, Pacific Time (UTC/GMT 0)  |  Current server time is 10:43

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Having Problems with Accessing Fatcow.com?
John Dring · 21 July 2016 - 09:25
· · Chrome 51.0 on Windows

Can't access Control Panel or anything this morning.

Fiona J Biltcliffe · 21 July 2016 - 08:45
· · Safari 9.1.1 on Mac

There most certainly is an issue - cant reach my site, wont send email, yet everything else I have not with fatcow is working fine

Charles Sylvan · 20 June 2016 - 17:39
· · Firefox 47.0 on Windows

seems to be a chronic problem. tech support has gone down as well as the hosting services.

Michael McCarthy · 2 June 2016 - 10:22
· · Safari 9.1.1 on Mac

No repsonse in two days to a request to resolve email problem. Changed email password and now I seem to be locked seeing any email (although I can get into the control panel to try to change the password). This is unacceptable; terrible customer service.

Darlene Gaffney · 5 April 2016 - 22:26
· · Safari 9.0 on iPad

I have tried for over 24 hours now to log on and cannot. Chat this am proved to be unfruitful. I am within 30 day cancel period. Might have to do it.

Chumpy Ly · 5 January 2016 - 23:49
· · Chrome 46.0 on Mac

Fatcow is down for me, as well as my website.

Juan Manuel Alcorta Villarreal · 6 October 2015 - 02:49
· · Safari 6.1.6 on Mac

Up and running, my webpage is down, when uploading updates, but fatcow is slow 7 50 pm Oct 5 2015

Ed Oswalt · 30 September 2015 - 02:23
· · Chrome 45.0 on Windows

All afternoon "ERROR: Connection dropped by IMAP server." -- Can't access email.

Linda McGettigan · 29 September 2015 - 21:59
· · Firefox 40.0 on Windows

I haven't gotten any connection for the past 30 minutes! I'm trying to run a business!

Mary Rose Maguire · 29 September 2015 - 21:50
· · Chrome 45.0 on Windows

I'm also down. Can't receive emails. Haven't tried to send but it's frustrating.

Sonia Fiorelli-Cornejo · 29 September 2015 - 21:47
· · Chrome 45.0 on Windows

Now I am wondering if the 1,000 emails I sent through "emailbrain" went out?????? AGHHHHHHHHH

Sonia Fiorelli-Cornejo · 29 September 2015 - 21:40
· · Chrome 45.0 on Windows

Having the same issue as everyone else. Outgoing is fine but no incoming. I am running my business out of my email and need it!!! For the most part, I havent had any problems with Fatcow. Let's hope is up soon.

Bill Haines · 29 September 2015 - 21:37
· · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

Can't get into my account...getting a white screen after entering my login/pw that says "invalid credentials" at the top along with some other random looking numbers and words. No response from thier chat function.

Alexandre Hebra · 29 September 2015 - 21:29
· · Firefox 41.0 on Windows

yep, down for more than an hour... no emails... severely affecting my business... trie to CHAT but no one answers, calling the 800 number is useless. Maybe it's time to look for a more relyable provider.

Ronnie Krensel · 29 September 2015 - 21:26
· · Firefox 40.0 on Mac

outgoing email seems to be okay, incoming email is def not working. I get an message that says:

ERROR: Connection dropped by IMAP server.

Second time this year for me too...they've got uncanny skills when it comes to crashing when we need them most.

Arturo Fanjul · 29 September 2015 - 20:18
· · Chrome 45.0 on Windows

I can send email but not recieve anything. Can not login to Control Panel either

Jeff Gary · 29 September 2015 - 20:02
· · Chrome 45.0 on Windows

I'm not able to get to my fatcow account or my website. fatcow having issues today. tried to get to chat and it's not working also.

Stephanie Potos Biedlingmaier · 18 July 2014 - 17:17
United States · Time Warner Cable · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

Mine has been down since last night. Both outlook and online access.

Pamela Winegard · 24 April 2014 - 05:44
United States · Windstream Communications

My email is down, online access to my website is down and the Fatcow webpage is down despite this site's assertion that the Fatcow's servers are running. Google search says there is something wrong with Fatcow's servers. So I don't think it is me.

Thomas Traxler · 18 April 2014 - 10:46
United States · Mediacom Communications

Fatcow has not been making me a very happy camper. Just opened a new ecommerce site. I had just posted information about sale for our grand opening and what do you know.. cant even access my site. Way to scare off customers.

Liviu Neagoe · 18 April 2014 - 06:30
Romania · RCS & RDS

Servers down again?? 2nd time this year without any notification.And I just renewed my subs on them:((

Russell Harper · 24 February 2014 - 18:50
Canada · Cogeco Cable

Control Panel reporting 502 bad gateway. InnoDB locked. Support not connecting. Been on and off, mostly off, for a month now.

Boris Rosen · 11 January 2014 - 16:17
United States · Comcast Cable

Glad they're back up. Annoying, but I've had this with other providers from time to time. It comes with the territory.

Mike Ciaraldi · 11 January 2014 - 15:36
United States · Charter Communications

For what it's worth, i've been a Fatcow customer for over ten years and have generally been very satisfied. They are usually been prompt in responding to problems and/or answering questions. And no, I don't work for them. :-)

Ali Satellite · 11 January 2014 - 15:33
France · OVH SAS

all websites including FATCOW.COM are down!

According to older comments from 2012 and 2013 its not their first time ! It's too bad for web hosting company that even their own website is down

Mike Colucci · 11 January 2014 - 15:32
United States · CenturyLink

@noah.. That isn't really true, there are tons of hosting companies not owned by them. Just opened an account at arvixe. This is not acceptable, too many times and for too long. Short of the building being leveled, we can restore services in less than an hour; disaster planning is essential.

Noah Moreland · 11 January 2014 - 15:11
United States · Comcast Cable

Just so everyone who is saying they are going to switch from fat cow understands... They own everything so your other option is them. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endurance_International_Group (list of brands)

John Benjamin · 11 January 2014 - 15:09
United States · BellSouth.net

Called Fatcow and they are working on identifying and fixing the problem. I suspect they might be under attack from an outside source.

Simon Parker · 11 January 2014 - 15:07
United Kingdom · Virgin Media

They are giving updates here

Urban · 11 January 2014 - 14:05
Sweden · Bredbandsbolaget AB

This is the last problems for me i will transfer my hosting plan as soon as, or IF they open up again. This is crap, cant even reach my mail.

Chad DeRigo · 11 January 2014 - 13:54
United States · Verizon FiOS

oh no.... the customer service number 1-888-278-9780 is not in service? Did Fatcow.com close up overnight?

maybe there wasn't enough wind to power the servers? ;)

from FB: We are currently experiencing an issue in our data center. Our network team has identified the root cause and is working to restore services. We will update you as soon as we have additional information. Please follow @FatCowSupport on Twitter for service related updates.

Roger Waibel · 11 January 2014 - 13:53
United States · WideOpenWest

Yep. 3 sites down. Scared the *#@! out of me when I tried to log in to do some updates. Noticed it was slow yesterday afternoon.

Anas Ajlouni · 11 January 2014 - 13:51
Jordan · Linkdotnet-Jordan

all servers are down :(, anyone know when this problem will solve ???

Mick Barry · 11 January 2014 - 13:48
Ireland · UPC Communications Ireland Limited

This is embarrassing, a client was on to me wondering why her site was down, I'll have to go to hostgator or bluehost just not good enough. Please don't say they are GONE for GOOD

Chad DeRigo · 11 January 2014 - 13:48
United States · Verizon FiOS

This is completely unacceptable. I transferred all my domains here from Godaddy two years ago, but am regretting it now. This is the third (at least) major outage in the past few months!

Natalia 'Tally' Alderson ッ · 11 January 2014 - 12:50
United Kingdom · Virgin Media

So i was about to start building my website, i may reconsider the host after reading all of these comments, seems like this is a regular occurrence. As for my partner, well i'll let him email fatcow directly to tell them what he thinks.. you know if it ever goes back up.

Barry S. Goldberg · 11 January 2014 - 12:40
United States · Verizon FiOS

Always nice to know it isn't just me. If past history is a guide, I guess it will eventually be back up and running...

Chris Khristie · 11 January 2014 - 12:36
Malaysia · Telekom Malaysia Berhad

Fatcow has been down for awhile now. All sites are down. Losing business everywhere. There better be a worthy compensation for this.

Apartmani Radicevic · 11 January 2014 - 12:30
Serbia · Serbia BroadBand-Srpske Kablovske mreze

i send them a message via facebook, but, of course no reply
Edit: OK, they replied: We are currently looking into this. -MSM

Rajju Dwip Bajracharya · 11 January 2014 - 12:18
United Kingdom · Sky Broadband

what happen fatcow ? is there any where we can talk to fatcow ??? It is down and there is no where we can complain...

Atif Mustafa Khan · 11 January 2014 - 11:56
Pakistan · Micronet Broadband (Pvt).

all my domains and mail services are down for several hours i might have to think of changing the service provider

Valerie Lawson · 17 November 2013 - 19:56
Australia · Telstra Internet

getting this message on all devices
Error establishing a database connection

Patrick Fletchall · 14 November 2013 - 15:22
United States · Comcast Cable

My domains are down recently as well. Not good timing, was working on a client's edits.

Jeanne Rhodes-Moen · 14 November 2013 - 15:20
United States · Charter Communications

Fatcow is down but my domains are working. Have recently been hacked twice... wondering if Fatcow is now dealing with the same?

John Andrew Wilson · 24 May 2013 - 05:27
United Kingdom · Kcom

Seem to have a slow initial connection to the server from the browser.. pingdom picks up a 10 second delay!! 10 seconds is way too long!!! I am definitely thinking of moving providers.. its just not consistently good enough.

Dan Erickson · 23 May 2013 - 21:40
United States · Charter Communications

This is happening way too often. I like you Fat Cow, but if you can't keep the server up I might have to find a new home.

David McCarran · 23 May 2013 - 21:26
United States · Verizon Wireless

Try streaming HD video from Fatcow... great if you do not mind watching in slow-mo

Treasure Illustrated · 23 May 2013 - 21:24
United States · Verizon Internet Services

Yes the FatCow Server is down AGAIN. This is the 4th time in 4 weeks that I know about! Guess we'll be looking for a new hosting service.

Rachel Peterson · 15 May 2013 - 11:34
United States · Comcast Cable

My website scored a 49 on google site speed test because of fatcow's slow server response time. Old score was 89 and nothing has changed on my site so I know for a fact this is Fatcow's problem. Their tech support idiot told me there's no problem on their end. Whatever, Fatcow... I'm so done with this joke of a hosting company. Moving everything to Dreamhost asap. FATCOW SUCKS! Treat them like the plague and stay away, far, far away.

Olena Osipov · 9 April 2013 - 21:23
Canada · MTS Allstream

OMG. I'm so done with you Fatcow! Had 25 people on the website!!! You guys go down way too often. Switching to Bluehost!!!

Miro Shtyba · 9 April 2013 - 21:13
United States · Charter Communications

How in the world is Fatcow down? Not losing any revenue/sales, just disappointed. No good Fatcow, no good

Jen Ritchie · 9 April 2013 - 21:01
United States · Reliablehosting.com

wow!! so beyond pissed right now!! just had a huge social media endorsement this morning and now when people go to my site to buy they see nothing!! Is fat cow going to compensate for the massive loss of business I am experiencing right now ??? this was a huge opportunity for me I have been working towards for the last year and it just went out the window!! so so so so very pissed!!

Spencer Carpenter · 9 April 2013 - 20:55
United States · Verizon Internet Services

Ok I was working on my website... I thought they had a good track record?

David Garcia · 9 April 2013 - 20:53
United States · North State Telephone Communications

Its weird... Fatcow is down but now Ipower - its the same thing. In the past when i had problems with one I usually had the same issue with their other site.

Matthew Sullivan · 9 April 2013 - 20:51
Canada · Durham College Of Applied Arts And Technology

Great, In the middle of a huge work haul. Now I must wait until Fatcow gets running again.

Bryan Butterfield · 9 April 2013 - 15:23
United States · Comcast Cable

Rekha D: Currently, we are experiencing an issue with our servers. This is the reason you are unable to access the wordpress admin page. We are aware and working to resolve the issue as soon as possible.

Apple Dystopia · 23 March 2013 - 14:08
United States · Clear Wireless

Fatcow sucks. I'm going to move my site to Page.ly, probably before my pre-paid time with Fatcow is up. I have about 15 more months prepaid with fatcow, but is it worth losing visitors? I'm trying to get a business going here, and they're down far too often. For a simple WordPress site, there's no excuse for this sh!t.

Drake Tucker · 13 March 2013 - 08:47
United States · University of Nebraska-Lincoln

fatcow seems to be down for me since 9am this morning. Can't load "draketucker.com", "ethanseagren.com", or Fatcow itself. Tested and it is only those sites. on multiple browsers.

Dan Zoeller · 28 January 2013 - 17:07
United States · Comcast Cable

Is FatCow having problems right now? Some of my sites work (slow) but others are just a blank page.

dancelines.com.au · 23 January 2013 - 22:22
Australia · Telstra Internet

Fat Cow just admitted a problem. Said it might take up to 4 hours to respond. If this keeps up I'll be leaving them

Charisa Richardson · 15 January 2013 - 10:38
Costa Rica · Cable Tica

On my fatcow server I have two networks and they are both down. The site that is not on the network is working so I'm not sure what the problem is?? I am getting the 500 internal server error.

John Andrew Wilson · 13 November 2012 - 05:19
United Kingdom · Kcom

my site keeps going off and on line, im seriously thinking of leaving fatcow

Eva Umeckzki · 12 November 2012 - 21:18
Indonesia · PT. Natrindo Telecom Selular

it's finally UP and fortunately I don't lost anything ;) Hope it's not going down again..

Frank Stephens · 12 November 2012 - 17:33
United States · AT&T U-verse

Yep, down again for several hours. This makes it very difficult to run a business. Completely unacceptable. I'm looking for another hosting company.

Lanelle Tompkins Brandkamp · 12 November 2012 - 17:02
United States · AT&T U-verse

Holy crap. 7 hours ago I was testing an htaccess file by redirecting my site to cnn.com. It's been stuck that way ever since. I can't do a thing to change it. Please gives us FTP back!!!

Sylvan Wells · 12 November 2012 - 15:32
United States · Comcast Cable

My e-mail was back for about 15 minutes. Now it is down AGAIN. Still no web sites up either. I am beginning to get pissed.

Michael Pearson · 12 November 2012 - 15:16
United States · AT&T U-verse

have gotten email saying sites back up but it still not loading saying same thing as it did when fatcow went down

Vu Nguyen · 12 November 2012 - 14:53
United States · AT&T Services

wow this is unacceptable. We should all receive discounts or something...

Medi Trenz · 12 November 2012 - 14:41
United States · Level 3 Communications

Fatcow.com is finally up, but my website is still down. This occurs too frequently hours at a time.

Just Dahl · 12 November 2012 - 14:35
United States · WideOpenWest

I just signed up yesterday. My sites and email are going up and down. Will Fatcow be more reliable than this for the future. Is this just a fluke?

Bob McCord · 12 November 2012 - 14:10
United States · Time Warner Cable

This is the most ridiculous thing i have ever seen. I am an I.T. Guy. For them to tell me that their servers are down is an epic fail. ALL OF THEM? are you F'ing serious? So the backup servers are down too? Did the cow eat the Damned things? Their main page is up, I hope to the Big Man Above that they restore everything on all 4 of my websites there or they may be the "skinny cow". I had a previous issue with them 2 weeks ago where one of my WP sites just disappeared...I contacted tech support and they asked me where MY back up of the website was?!!? LOL...On your freaking server I said...God bless US all for this kind of stupid crap...

Max Elliott · 12 November 2012 - 14:09
United States · PAETEC Communications

My site is back up and so is email. I've been with them for more almost 2 years and this is the second time it's happened. The only frustrating thing is email; my client directory is on a completely separate ISP which I was able to access.

Barry S. Goldberg · 12 November 2012 - 14:08
United States · Verizon FiOS

I think the problem may be fixed but it will take a while to percolate out to everybody. I just randomly got a few e-mails from three hours ago, but still can't access my websites (even though this site says they are all up and running).

Charles Burns · 12 November 2012 - 13:45
United States · AT&T U-verse

they're website is up, but anythign hosted by them is still down. kind of annoying... that their site is working well enough to buy a new web hosting package, but not well enough for me to access any of my existing sites, or webmail. also, ive been told by a fatcow tech support rep that any emails sent to us during the outage are most likely going to be lost!

Just Dahl · 12 November 2012 - 13:32
United States · WideOpenWest

I understand when downs happen every now and again. I thought this was kinda funny though...I must be special. The Fatcow Message: Fatcow.com is UP and reachable. The website is down or blocked just for you...

Medi Trenz · 12 November 2012 - 13:32
United States · Level 3 Communications

fatcow sucks big time. it has been down for hours too many times. I am moving my service elsewhere.

Eric Bloom · 12 November 2012 - 13:31
United States · Time Warner Cable

our site is down too although this site is saying they are back up and running.

Frederick Lane · 12 November 2012 - 13:26
United States · Burlington Telecom

Just discovered my three sites on FatCow are down. Anyone have any information on what's going on?

Patty Christy DeWitt · 12 November 2012 - 13:13
United States · Frontier Communications

I'm brand new with them so glad to know it's not just me. Maybe their 100% wind energy needs a backup system.

Gabriel Souza IctusRealty · 12 November 2012 - 13:04
United States · Comcast Cable

This is the 2nd down I experience with FatCow, but this is by far the worst, almost 2 hrs now... I guess you do get what you PAY for!!!

Jason French · 12 November 2012 - 12:59
United States · Comcast Cable

Ok, I still can't get my emails, this is very frustrating. I've never had a problem with fatcow and hopefully this is a one time thing.

James Demas · 12 November 2012 - 12:19
United States · AT&T U-verse

Been hosted by Fatcow since early '90s. I can count on two fingers how many times this has happened to us. Be patient all, this too shall pass.

Barry S. Goldberg · 12 November 2012 - 12:19
United States · Verizon FiOS

I managed to find a Tech Support number (couldn't go through their home page, obviously) a couple of hours ago and talked to somebody who confirmed they were "dead in the water." No word as to what the problem was or when it would be fixed, but I'm getting awfully anxious...

Michael Jennifer · 12 November 2012 - 12:03
United States · Etheric Networks

Its all a matter of how fast they can get back up! I've had FatCow with multiple domains and features for several years. They've been awesome! But that could all go to hell if they can't get up in a hurry.

Angelica Florine Steele · 12 November 2012 - 12:02
United States · Time Warner Cable

Thank you, Calvin. I'm going crazy watching these comments fly. Don't want anyone to "loose" money. >_<

Calvin Chopp · 12 November 2012 - 11:57
United States · PAETEC Communications

Settle down. Yes it's down. All providers go through it from time to time. Maybe they're taking a while to get back to you on how long it's taking them to fix it because they're busy FIXING it. Life goes on.

Chad Kukahiko · 12 November 2012 - 11:52
United States · Time Warner Cable

just got off the phone with them. they said they'll be back up in 30-45 minutes.

Kelly Brother-Leonard · 12 November 2012 - 11:45
United States · Comcast Cable

No good. I'm loosing money! Going to go turn adwords off, before I loose any more!

Matthew Smith · 12 November 2012 - 11:37
United States · CenturyLink

Just spoke to customer service. Their service is "experiencing a catastrophic failure." No ETA.

Just Dahl · 12 November 2012 - 11:35
United States · WideOpenWest

I thought the place was run by wind power in New Mexico, IF they are in Boston Mass that might explain some outages lately.

Christina Ellen · 12 November 2012 - 11:35
Canada · Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Well that just killed my professionalism for the week... was going to show a client mobile web options from my site, but I can't! :(

Zac Eckstein · 12 November 2012 - 11:32
United States · Comcast Cable

They are responding to feedback here: www.facebook.com/FatCow

They say they will update on Facebook about what's going on. Better be quick...

A.b. Martinez · 12 November 2012 - 11:28
United States · AT&T U-verse

Does anyone know of any way to contact their support to get some answers, and an ETA that we can pass along to our clients?

John Andrew Wilson · 12 November 2012 - 11:24
United Kingdom · Sky Broadband

im sad :(, i wanted to use these guys as they are sustainable but this is making me think twice...

Zac Eckstein · 12 November 2012 - 11:22
United States · Comcast Cable

Grrr! I hate when this happens! I have two sites on Fatcow and it looks really unprofessional when they go down like this!

Sean Schexnayder · 12 November 2012 - 11:21
United States · Comcast Cable

gawd damn these people are BRUTAL! between all the password crap we had to deal with and now constant outages. GOTTA GET AWAY FROM THE FAT COW! over 30 domains and all down. friggin beautiful...

Just Dahl · 12 November 2012 - 11:20
United States · WideOpenWest

hopefully this will not be happening all the time. Is there no wind in New Mexico?

Eva Umeckzki · 12 November 2012 - 11:19
Indonesia · PT. Natrindo Telecom Selular

:( i'm working on my sites and suddenly it's freeze.. i thought that something's wrong with my internet connection.. what's up?

Lora Elzer-Germain · 23 October 2012 - 00:02
United States · Time Warner Cable

Yes, It' down - I have 4 Accounts with them.. Servers are all down.. I'm loosing business considering I boast about 24hr shopping on my websites...

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