FastComet FastCloud Extra$5.95/mo
Last Updated on January 10, 2022 by Obaro Alidou K.
FastCloud Extra is the top tier plan of FastComet’s cloud hosting offers. It is a power-house and an ambitious hosting plan. It provides some interesting features and the top security level of the game.
Is FastCloud Extra the right choice for your website? Let’s find out…
FastCloud Extra Features and Price
All FastComet plans already come with 1-click WordPress Install, unlimited email accounts, FTP, databases, sub-domains, free Drag & Drop site builder with 350+ Templates, free app install & Upgrade, multiple PHP versions, latest PHP & MySQL versions, free website & domain name transfer, Let’s Encrypt SSL, free Cloudflare CDN, HTTP/2, BitNinja server security, free daily backups, cPanel &Softacullous, and more.
Additionally, the FastCloud Extra plan provides specific features including:
- 6GB of RAM
- 6 CPU Cores
- Free private DNS
- 1-Click Restore Manager
- Free GlobalSign SSL
- Free Dynamic SSL seal
- RocketBooster (more details on that later)
FastCloud Extra Developer Features
What Makes FastCloud Extra an Awesome Hosting Plan?
FastComet has put a lot of care into building this plan. In fact, it is full of amazing speed optimization and security technologies that need an in-depth review. So let’s get in….
Each FastComet plan comes with 10 server-side speed optimization capabilities such as:
- Cloudflare CDN Caching
- Browser Optimization
- Aggressive GZIP
- Cache Header Optimization
- Asynchronous Resource Loading
- Lossless Data Compression
Exceptionally, the FastCloud extra plan includes RocketBooster which is a combination of 5 layers of caching and speed optimization technologies.
FastCloud Extra’s RocketBooster includes:
This is an Apache module, designed for a seamless and optimized serving of PHP pages.
Using LiteSpeed technology, the LSAPI module for Apache is a drop-in replacement for SuPHP, FCGID, RUID2, and ITK, which allows much higher performance, low memory footprint, and better compatibility than PHP-FPM. It also understands directives from .htaccess files. In short, LSAPI means faster and more stable websites.
Varnish Static and Dynamic caching
Varnish is an accelerator of web applications. It is serving content from in-memory which will give you fast PHP executions and MySQL queries.
It works perfectly in combination with Varnish to cache bootstraps, modules, view etc.to make your site load faster.
OpCode Caches are a performance-enhancing extension for PHP. They do this by injecting themselves into the execution life-cycle of PHP and caching the results of the compilation phase for later reuse.
That makes your visitors’ experience super smooth.
APC is an Alternative PHP Caching. Instead of the whole page, APC focuses on object caching to deliver your entire website object very quickly. No matter your content size or type, it is going to deliver fast.
#2. Faster Speed and 99.98% Uptime
Website speed is crucial for your SEO and business success. So how fast is FastComet’s FastCloud Extra plan?
To get an accurate answer to that question, I have monitored the performance for a whole year. However, as it is impossible for a server to be 100% up for an entire year—and 1 month is not enough to calculate uptime, I have used a six-month basis to gauge the FastCloud Extrauptime.
The result: FastCloud extra average loading time is 539ms with 99.99% uptime.
The monitoring tool has recorded three downtimes. The cool thing is they lasted for a very short period of time. The first downtime occurred on June 25 at midnight and lasted for 1 minute only. The two others happened the same day (August 3) at night as well (they lasted respectively for 2 mins and 8 mins). In summary, downtimes for FastCloud Extra have lasted for 11 minutes in total (for six months).
Get Fastcloud Extra speed and uptime in-depth analysis in my managed WordPress hosting guide where other tools have been used to monitor performance.
#3. FastCloud Extra Security
Apart from Free SSL Certificates, there are 15 security capabilities from FastComet’s FastCloud Extra.
CloudLinux OS is a platform that improves server stability and security by completely isolating user accounts and allocates resources. This will give you the feel of a virtual server even on shared hosting.
Here is the one I like the most.
All shared hosting accounts are deployed in a dedicated environment completely isolated from the rest of the hosting accounts on the same server. This enhances your data security and adds an extra layer of protection to your hosting environment.
It consolidates the previous.
CageFS is a virtualized file system and a set of tools to contain each user in its own “cage”. At the same time, your package will be fully functional, without being restricted in any way. I have found it great.
Web Application Firewall
Web Application Firewall protects your website from malicious attacks like SQL injection, Cross-site Scripting (XSS), Local File Include, Remote File Include, XML-RPC DDoS Attack, etc.
Using an older software version could expose your website to malicious attacks. Your site could get infected. But no worries, FastComet got you covered as they will clean and secure your website.
Unbelievable! Most cheap hosting providers will just delete your files in case they get infected by a virus or malware. Some will charge you to remove the virus. Guess what? It is free with your FastCloud Extra plan.
BitNinja Server security
BitNinja combines protection against XSS, DDoS, malware, script injection, enumeration, brute force, and other automated attacks – on all major protocols.
FastCloud Extra’s 30 Daily Backups
FastComet Extra benefits from 30 free daily backups that are kept offsite for 30 days as well. In case something goes wrong, you are allowed unrestricted access to your backups via the 1-click Restore Manager.
Moreover, the 24/7 technical support is always ready to give you a hand if you need help restoring your website and that comes at no extra cost.
FastCloud Extra Human Server Monitoring (24/7/365)
They have 24/7 human monitoring on servers. The magic here is that they are using a unique in-house built prevention and reaction system that can solve an issue on the server long before it affects it.
Network redundancy is crucial. If your hosting provider does not have a redundant network, your websites will most of the time be crashing.
To keep this review clean and simple, I will just list the remaining security features:
- Network Firewall
- Brute-force Protection
- Malware Protection
- Hotlink and Password Protection
- Two-Factor Authentication
- ModSecurity Manager
Honestly, FastCloud extra provides extra security steps that even big names like WP Engine or SiteGround don’t.
FastCloud Extra Resource Allocation
|Monthly Traffic||100K (Unlimited)|
|CPU Cores||6x Xeon CPU E5-2680 V3|
|Entry Process (EP):||40|
|Script Executions:||4 000/hour; 40 000/day; 800 000/month|
|Average Script Execution Time:||6|
|Average Daily CPU Utilization:||100%|
|Minimum Cron Job Interval:||5mins|
|Money-back guarantee||45 days|
FastComet’s FastCloud Extra includes RocketBooster, an Out-of-the-box WordPress speed optimization with five extra layers of performance enhancement based on the Varnish cache wall, Memcached, Opcode, APC, and Litespeed technology. It is one of the safest hosting deals in the market as well, with WAFs, DDoS protection, ongoing malware scan & report, IP reputation botnet attack filters, and free private DNS.
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