InMotion Hosting Expert Review
InMotion is a reliable and affordable web hosting provider that stands out in a landscape dominated by Endurance International hosts. InMotion impressed us with the breadth and variety of tools and features that simplify the SMB hosting process, both for webmasters and beginners.
Our tests also revealed that InMotion has made a significant investment in high-end server infrastructure. Site speed and reliability scored well. This kind of score card is no surprise that InMotion is a top-rated hosting provider for small and large businesses.
Both the pros and cons
- Expert support available 24/7/365 via phone, chat, email and ticketing.
- BoldGrid's drag-and-drop website creator makes it easy to quickly set up your WordPress site.
- Automate repetitive back-end processes with WordPress, Plugin, and Themes backups.
- With InMotion's staging environment, you can securely test new WordPress sites.
- InMotion's reliability ensures that you don't lose a customer.
- To speed up your site's loading speeds, you can choose between two US data centers.
- Protect yourself from hackers and other malware-related threats with firewalls.
- InMotion's most affordable hosting plan comes with just 2 MySQL databases.
- InMotion web hosting plans are more costly than affordable solutions.
- InMotion offers unlimited bandwidth but the shared WordPress hosting plans have a limit on disk space.
Prices and payment methods
InMotion offers a plan for every business size. The basic shared WordPress plan is great for micro-businesses. The WP-1005 monthly plan starts at $7.26 per month and includes 1 website and 40GB SSD storage. It also comes with some cool WordPress features such as free automatic updates and a BoldGrid drag and drop website builder.
InMotion offers a Starter Business Plan, Launch. It costs $5.99 per month. This plan includes 2 websites, unlimited storage, email accounts and preinstallations of most CMS platforms. You also get a backup manager and safe application rollback. You will need to upgrade to the next level if you wish to have e-commerce capability.
InMotion offers dedicated and VPS plans for businesses that are mid-sized or larger. VPS managed plans cost $27.99 per month, cover unlimited websites and root access as well as a resource monitoring dashboard. Essential starts at $105.69 per monthly. This includes WHM and cPanel, 500GB SSD storage and SSL certificates.
InMotion prices are generally higher than the average. The company places a high value on expert support and quality features, both of which have their benefits in terms time saved and reduced stress. The company offers periodic discounts that can lower the cost of plans.
It's easy to use
InMotion's review shows that the company is able to accommodate both developers and beginners. BoldGrid is a drag-and-drop web builder that allows you to create a website for your business. It also offers automatic WordPress plugin, theme and theme updates.
InMotion can migrate your website for free if you have one. Other features such as unlimited email and free SSL certificates will help you make a lasting impression on customers.
We are developers and we care about how web hosting services address our needs. InMotion's many developer features earned us high praise. These include PHP 5 and multiple programming languages, as well as a stage environment where you can test your ideas out before they are published. InMotion offers mobile logins via cPanel - we love this feature - as well as the Softaculous 1-click installer that allows you to install over 400 scripts.
Load times and reliability
InMotion's performance in terms of uptime and load time was exceptional, according to our tests. Although the company claims 99.9% uptime is acceptable, our testing revealed that the uptime actually was closer to 99.95%. The site did occasionally go offline due to scheduled maintenance.
The average attention span is shrinking and slashing load times can make a big difference in customer retention and placement. Our testing shows that InMotion loads in an average of 812ms, which is far faster than Google's recommendation of 2 seconds.
These are the features
InMotion offers many features, even for the most basic plan. We are very pleased with them. The BoldGrid website creator is free and can be used to build a website or migrate an existing site with the InMotion support staff. Small businesses with no web hosting knowledge can take advantage of useful features such as a staging area for testing out new configurations or automatic WordPress updates. InMotion webmail is also available.
You also get a lot for your money with the company's developer tools. Softaculous' website installer allows you to access over 400 scripts including phpMyAdmin, as well as a variety of e-commerce platforms. Multiple FTP accounts are available and you can use different programming languages to kick up your backend. InMotion nameservers can be used to increase your site's traffic and make sure your URL is pointed in the correct direction. Although the company does not offer automatic backups you can set up an automatic backup program and make offline copies.
InMotion took the time to optimise your server's speed and security. Your website will load extremely quickly thanks to features like SSD storage and caching. You can also choose between two different data centers. InMotion protects your website from hackers and malware with firewalls.
InMotion Hosting believes that you can't have enough customer service. The fact that they offer support via phone, email and ticketing, as well as Skype, impressed us.
InMotion states that their support team averages four years' hosting certification experience. Every interaction with them confirmed this.
InMotion offers a wide range of support services for beginners. InMotion offers a vast knowledge base that gives insight to both technical and billing issues. The Customer Community portal allows you to get quick answers, from 8am to 9pm EST Mon through Friday. You can also find useful infographics from InMotion to help you understand the basics of hosting.
Review by a User
Our expert reviews examine specific criteria to assess whether a service is outstanding, average, or just adequate. After you have finished our review, read our customer reviews and see what InMotion customers thought about the service, features, and performance.
InMotion was rated highly by our experts as a company with a lot of features and who offers individualized support at every stage. InMotion offers a smooth landing for users who are just getting started with web hosting. It includes a user-friendly website builder and preinstalled WordPress.
InMotion is also a great tool for developers. You can easily be creative with back-end configurations thanks to the availability of multiple programming languages as well as the 1-click app installer. It was also a joy to discover that our staging servers allowed us to quickly test our website in a secure environment. We also loved how easy it was to log into our cPanel on both mobile and desktop devices.
Although InMotion may be slightly more costly than its rivals, it offers a wide range of features and a knowledgeable support team. We recommend InMotion for both new and existing businesses looking to improve or launch their website.