Today I am going to talk about InMotion Hosting Review, why I like / dislike it based on my experience.
InMotion Hosting is a web hosting company that was founded in 2001 and it has Data Centers in Virginia and Los Angeles. It is accredited and rated A+ by BBB.
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Pros of InMotion Hosting
1. Hosting Performance
The most important thing I look for in any web hosting company is how good their servers are – in terms of uptime and speed.
Some time back, I took Business Hosting plan from InMotion Hosting and moved this website to their server.
I had hosted this website on a Canadian Company with VPS server. But I got so much downtime during the 1 month I hosted it, that I moved it to current InMotion Hosting Business Hosting.
And here are the stats of last 8 months.
InMotion Hosting Uptime Score (November 2017)
99.55% InMotion Hositng uptime score for November 2017. Test website went down for 45 minutes during this period.
99.98% InMotion Hosting uptime score for September 2017. Test website went down for 2 minutes during this period.
99.76% InMotion Hosting uptime score for October 2017. Test website went down for 24 minutes during this period.
99.98% InMotion Hosting uptime score for July 2017. Test website went down for 2 minutes during this period.
99.99% InMotion Hosting uptime score for August 2017. Test website went down for 1 minutes during this period.
InMotion Hosting Uptime Score (June 2017)
100% InMotion Hosting uptime score for June 2017. Test website has not gone down.
99.98% InMotion Hosting uptime score for April 2017. Test website went down once for 2 minutes during this period.
Of course, the response time may usually bounce around for shared servers but since InMotion Hosting is using SSD drives on all their servers, instead of spinning-tape hard drives, the overall performance is better and noticeable.
Also, according to their sales material, they don’t overbook their shared servers like many shared hosting companies do. What many hosting companies do is fill their servers with websites at more than 100% of server capacity.
So, if there is a spike in traffic in even one of these websites, it will bring down the whole server. Fortunately, InMotion Hosting don’t do that, so any traffic spikes are handled without any issues.
Both of InMotion Hosting’s Data Centers located in Los Angeles and Virginia are connected to Tier 1 Internet Service Providers – clearly indicating that data speed is their priority.
2. Customer Support
The 2nd most important aspect I look for web hosting companies is their customer support – how quickly they respond and how well they solve my problem when I need them.
InMotion Hosting has a US based Tech Support which can be reached via Chat, Email, Phone, Ticket system and Skype.
Since I am on Skype all day, it’s my favorite option to contact them.
Also once I had some issue related to WordPress Plugin and instead of calling them, I tried to solve it myself. So, I dig into their Support Center and searched for my problem and found the answer.
They also have their staff answer questions if we post them in their articles:
It gave me wait time of 10-15 minutes! So I called them instead and got instant response. I assume this 10-15 min thing would be one off. I will again try to reach them later and post my findings here.
They’ve also got extensive documentation that includes FAQ’s, tutorials, product guides and a community section that allows you to post a question on their forum.
We are almost at the half way of our InMotion Hosting Review article.
3. Control Panel
Unlike other web hosting companies, InMotion has Control Panel (popularly called cPanel) on the Accounts Dashboard screen. So, there is no separate login for cPanel.
I prefer cPanel compared to any other interface because it’s very simple, easy to use and offers lot of options for your web hosting. I also like using Softaculous with one click install.
4. Free Data backups
You need to have frequent backups of your website – to be safe. Any server, however good or world class it may be, will go down someday. So, hosting company which offers frequent data backup facility is a must have.
InMotion hosting offers free automatic site backup – just like other web hosting companies.
What makes InMotion good is that this is offered free to all customers and there is no charge to get this data. Compared to this, HostGator charges $19 to retrieve your data backup.
All shared and VPS accounts with data less than 10GB are automatically backed up every 24 to 36 hours.
But as always, never rely on such automated backups. Take your separate multiple backups manually at regular intervals and store them in multiple places.
5. Free Domain
All shared (business) hosting plans from InMotion come with free domain. While all VPS hosting plans purchased for 6 or 12 months include a free domain.
6. Money back guarantee
InMotion Hosting provides 90-day (highest in Hosting business) full money back guarantee on all 6 month and longer hosting plans of Business and VPS plans. This makes trying InMotion Hosting a no brainer.
7. Free Website Transfer
Even when you are ready to switch to new hosting company, you might be worried about Site downtime. InMotion gives guarantee of no site downtime or any loss of important website data during this transfer.
This service is offer free, so I applied for this while moving HostingPill to InMotion Hosting. I didn’t notice any site downtime when the it was moved.
8. Advertising Credit
InMotion provides $250 of free advertising credits when you sign up for their business hosting plan.
Cons of InMotion Hosting:
- For shared hosting plans, InMotion’s price is slightly higher than other companies. However, to get 56% off, click this InMotion plans page to bring the price down.
- Lower plans of shared hosting do not include monthly plans (only 12 and 24 months allowed)
- No option for hosting on Windows servers (FAQ)
What happy customers are talking about InMotion:
Vishnu S.J @VSJ1
@InMotionCares @inmotionhosting Loves your reseller hosting !! Good support.. I think Soon I will take a VPS from you too !!!.
Ben Arp @thatbenarp
Thanks to @inmotionhosting for the account credit after the weekend downtime. Much appreciated! #inmotionhosting
@inmotionhosting Thank you for having my email working this morning! Was so happy to see that!
Kristina Fogle @Kristina4Jesus
Love working @inmotionhosting!
Inga Rodinson @MrsRodinson
Ok, impressed with the @inmotionhosting support service.
InMotion Hosting Review – Verdict:
Overall, InMotion is a solid, well respected web hosting company. That’s the reason I switched this HostingPill.com to them.
If you have few websites to manage and are happy to pay a bit more for good support and server performance, then InMotion Hosting is a great fit for you.
And if you are totally new to website world, you might find my WordPress Setup Guide on InMotion Hosting.
Good luck and Happy Hosting!
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