InMotion Hosting was started in 2001 in US by a small group of experienced people in hosting. But they have consistently grown over the years and are now seen as among the top web hosting companies. They have won several awards for their hosting services such as best website host, best performance host, best business hosting, best overall host etc.
InMotion HostingStarting from $3.49
Reliability and Uptime9.5/10
- Customers can choose server location.
- Max Speed Zones and Solid State Drives (SSD) for maximum page load speed.
- Free domain name registration and transfer.
- 90 day money back guarantee.
- Top-notch US-Based 24x7/365 days support.
- Spam safe email accounts.
- Free daily backup.
- Premium hosting at affordable price.
- Have to pay extra to enjoy some of their security features.
- The domain names you can route to hosting account is limited across all their hosting plans.
- No monthly billing option available except on Pro Business Class hosting.
The company’s quick success is thanks to their top notch U.S. Based customer support service and above standard website Uptime. Through this they have been able to win customers loyalty.
Inmotion Hosting goal is clear on their website.
Our goal is to thrill every customer with our expertise, professionalism, availability and honest desire to see them succeed.
And from all I read from real InMotion Hosting users comments on their hosting services, InMotion Hosting has achieved this goal and are consistent with it.
But the support isn’t the only reason InMotion Hosting customers are loyal to them. InMotion Hosting are known for their page load speed too and they consistently work to improve on it. They have two data centers that are located on the East and West Coast of the United States. That is downtown Los Angeles and in Virginia Beach. This gives customers the choice of which data center they want to utilize depending on where most of their website visitors or clients are located; allowing customers to maximize their server speed. And for customers that live within the Max Speed Zone their email and website run up to 6x faster.
Also recently InMotion Hosting started using solid state drives (SSD) for their Business Hosting. The benefit of that is that it loads 20x faster than normal hard disk and is able to push through about 65% more data from the server.
InMotion Hosting server run Linux CentOS across all plans. However they have a range of packages that will meet any website need you have comprehensively.
With InMotion Hosting you can create any kind of website you want. They support popular web site building open source programs such as:
Or if you wish to use a drag and drop website builder, InMotion Hosting gives you that option with their Premium Website Builder. The premium website builder can be used to create rich website content and interactive features. You can use it to create basic sites, flash animations, blogs, forum and galleries. And they offer more than 500 templates and themes. Building a website with premium builder is straight forward.
And if you’re creating an e-commerce site with Inmotion Hosting you have the following options:
- Cube Cart
If you already created a website and simply want to change host or transfer your site to InMotion Hosting, they have a step by step article that takes you through how to transfer your website to InMotion Hosting if your former host has a Cpanel and another for if your former host don’t use Cpanel. They also offer to help you in the migration process, if you want help.
InMotion Hosting has extensive self help customer service and knowledge base set up that is really helpful.
InMotion Hosting Types And Features
InMotion Hosting has different range of hosting packages that allows you to start however small you want and grow as big as you want from there.
- Business Hosting
- Dedicated servers
- Virtual Private Server (VPS) hosting
- Reseller hosting
- Managed hosting
The Business hosting package is InMotion Hosting Shared hosting. And under this package it has 3 different plans.
All the plans under their Business hosting has unlimited disk space and monthly data transfer. Free domain name registration and transfer. Free website backups and data recovery. 24x7x365 days excellent customer service. And at least 90 day money back guarantee for most of their plans. Dedicated hosting is only eligible for a 30 day guarantee.
A lengthy money back guarantee gives you the confidence you need to give InMotion Hosting a try. Test them with no financial obligation. I do hear though that if you ask for a refund cost of domain and a small administration fee is deducted. You might want to read their terms.
See all the features for each plan on the Business shared hosting package in the image below.
If you want to use WordPress you either go with one of their Shared hosting plans or sign up for their managed WordPress hosting. Inmotion Hosting excels in managed WordPress hosting. The Managed WordPress hosting is specifically designed for installing WordPress and it comes preinstalled.
Inmotion Hosting uses Cpanel as backend. And its Cpanel provides all the usual features of a Cpanel such as Login information, FTP login, Webmail, email settings, Addon domains, DNS configuration, etc.
InMotion Hosting offer features that help greatly with website security and email spam. Free security services are available only for account under 10GB in size. And McAfeeSpam and virus protection is available for $1.39/month. And also available for email accounts.
For e-commerce needs SSL certificates is available for $99.99 a year with a $25 installation fee that includes a dedicated IP address.
Lots of freebies in the form of apps and advertising credits.
Max Speed Zone, SPAM Safe email accounts, attentive after-sales services, reliable servers are what stand out InMotion Hosting.
InMotion Hosting Cons
- Domain names are limited. 2/6/25 are the official addon domains for Launch/Power/Pro as you can see from the features table above. Even the unlimited domains allows on Pro are sub domains which only a few will find useful.
- No monthly billing option available except on their Pro Business Class hosting.
Summary of InMotion Hosting
InMotion Hosting is one of the best hosting choices for any kind of website you want to create IF you’re not like me that come up with new website ideas every few months (although I am yet to get to 25 the max allowed by InMotion Hosting) and or cost doesn’t matter to you as much, as long as you get reliable web hosting service and excellent customer service.
To be honest I was really impressed with how much goodwill InMotion Hosting has among its customers. Before you read one negative comment from a customer about InMotion Hosting on any review site you’re on, you must have read more than twenty positive ones. And the great comments from customers were mostly about their customer service. Customers described them as polite, very professional, patient and some narrated incidents of how they went out of their way to help and support.
What was the few negative comments?
Someone said although they have minimal downtime, when they do have downtime which is due to server maintenance, they are not notified of it in advance. If you ask me, I doubt that. It seems unbelievable about a reputable host like InMotion Hosting. He/she could have missed the notification.
Another person complained that sometimes downtime schedules last much longer than estimated.
So should you use InMotion Hosting? Well, are you willing to pay extra for premium hosting services? If you are, then I recommend InMotion Hosting 100%. If you’re a beginner and like things been fixed for you or if you’ve tried other hosting services and haven’t found the satisfaction you’re looking for, and you’re not on a budget, InMotion is likely the best for you. They are one of my top 3 web hosting companies.
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