InMotion Hosting Review
InMotion Hosting stands out as an independently operating web hosting company that puts great value on swift and professional customer support and hosting plans designed to meet the most varied of hosting needs. As we will see in this InMotionHosting review, this company has a marked business orientation, but some of their hosting plans will appeal to individual users as well.
InMotion Hosting Overview
Launched in 2001, the company operates two data centers, one in Virginia Beach, USA, the other in Los Angeles, USA. The Los Angeles data center is powered by green energy as part of InMotion Hosting’s effort to reduce their carbon footprint.
Hosting plans offered by InMotion are packed full of amazing features that we will address in more detail in this article. The company offers business shared hosting, VPS hosting, dedicated servers, WordPress hosting, managed hosting and reseller hosting. Domain registration, and web design are also part of InMotion’s services.
Plans & Pricing
InMotion’s shared hosting plans are available under the Business hosting category, which contains three plans, each designed to meet different resource and website requirements. The Launch plan is InMotion’s entry-level shared hosting plan, and it’s designed to meet all skill levels, and it’s priced at $5.99/month. The two other plans in this category are priced at $5.99/month (Power plan) and $8.99/month (Pro plan) and are designed for small businesses and developers or growing businesses.
Backed by a 90-day money-back guarantee, these plans feature unlimited disk space and transfer, fault tolerant SSD storage, free data backups, SSH access and a long list of other valuable features.
Powered by the cloud, InMotion VPS hosting includes free server management, real-time redundancy, cPanel, free SSD storage. You can choose from three plans priced between $29.99/month and $59.99/month, if you choose the yearly billing option. Monthly billing and 6-month billing are also available, but not without a monthly price increase.
Free backups, unlocked CPU cores, live-state snapshots, root access, and a 90-day money-back guarantee are only some features of the arsenal of features that come with these plans.
Powerful all-SSD dedicated servers come in 6 different configurations, three of which are commercial class dedicated hosting plans. Moreover, you can configure each plan to add more resources. Prices start at $99.99/month and go as high as $539.99/month.
Boasting Intel Xeon CPUs, up to 3 x 1 TB SSD, 15 TB data transfer, up to 15 IPs, free server management, 30-day money-back guarantee, free cPanel, and 99.999% net uptime, InMotion’s dedicated servers are among the most powerful ones we’ve reviewed.
WordPress hosting plans have the same pricing structure as InMotion’s Business hosting plans. These plans include unlimited disk space, unlimited transfer, BoldGrid website builder tool, free data backups, 90-day money-back guarantee, WP-CLI enabled, auto-updates, free themes and plugins, etc.
Hosting resellers have the option to choose from three reseller plans priced between $13.99 and $27.99/month. SSD storage, free cPanel & WHMCS billing software, free eNom license, free backups, free auto-installer, easy white labeling, and a 90-day money back guarantee are included with each of these plans as well.
InMotion Hosting offers an arsenal of features with each and every one of their plans. Other hosts may charge you extra for features that are included for free with InMotion’s hosting packages. Here are our top picks for the features included with their hosting plans:
- All-SSD storage with all their plans for faster speeds;
- Free data backups and live-state snapshots for better data security;
- Free domain name with business hosting, VPS hosting and WordPress hosting plans;
- SSH access/full root access;
- Free server management;
- Free Auto-installer;
- Support for various programming languages: Ruby, Python, Perl, MySQL and PostgreSQL, etc.;
- 90-day money-back guarantee with all plans (except dedicated servers, which come with a 30-day money-back guarantee);
- Free no-downtime website migration services (up to 30 cPanel to cPanel transfers for free);
- Up to $250 in advertising credit;
- eCommerce features (1-click shopping cart installs: PrestaShop, Magenta, WooCommerce, free SSL certificate with some plans, free drag and drop website builder);
- Malware protection;
- cPanel & WHMCS licenses;
- 24 x 7 US based support;
- PCI compliant hosting;
- DDoS Attack Protection, advanced and configurable firewall;
- Free dedicated IPs;
- Discounted hosting for students and educators.
InMotion’s customer support is on stand-by 24/7 on live chat, phone and email. VPS and dedicated plans come with free Launch Assist support offering you 1-to-1 Sysadmin time. Besides human support, there are a number of self-support resources in InMotion’s Support Center including email tutorials, website tutorials, product guides, FAQs, Education Channel pages, and Community Support.
Pros & Cons of InMotion Hosting
InMotion Hosting is a CNET certified and Better Business Bureau A+ rated web hosting that stands out through its reliable hosting services and excellent support. You can start with a simple shared hosting plan and upgrade to more advanced plans at the pace set by your website’s development process.
Here’s what we like and dislike about InMotion Hosting:
- Hosting plan variety;
- 90-day money-back guarantee (longest in the industry);
- Free backups;
- Free website migration service (cPanel to cPanel);
- High-availability servers;
- SSD storage.
- Some freebies are only available with 12-month plans (e.g. free domain name).
Except for the lock-in periods that come with shared and WordPress optimized hosting plans, there aren’t other disadvantages to becoming an InMotion customer.
InMotion Hosting Review Conclusion
Undoubtedly, InMotion Hosting’s plans are mainly configured for business users and professionals, yet they come with full server management and lots of newbie-friendly features (1-click installs, cPanel control panel, auto-updates, drag and drop site builder). While not all hosting types offered by InMotion offer month-to-month billing, you can dare to sign up for longer periods as well thanks to the 90-day money-back guarantee offered with most plans.
If you’re looking for SSD storage, premium support, fail-safe infrastructure and an arsenal of features to give you even more bang for your buck, InMotion web hosting is a good place to host your website.