Some of you might be wondering, how come some famous web hosting is not included in our list of best web hosting?
The problem is, based on my experience and research, famous / large web hosting is often not the best. Whether it’s in terms of price, performance or quality.
Maybe because they are too focused on promotion or too many customers, so often famous web hosting services only provide makeshift services. Especially web hosting that has been acquired by EIG.
But this time is a little different. Inmotion Hosting is a well-known web hosting that made it into the Duelhosting recommendation. Note: Inmotion Hosting is not an EIG group (so far).
How good is Inmotion hosting? Let’s find out.
Inmotion Hosting Server
Like most large web hosting company, Inmotion Hosting has their own data center, located in the US.
One is located in Los Angeles, and one in Herndon. Everything is in the USA, there are no servers for Europe or Asia, so if you choose Inmotion Hosting, you should target your website for overseas.
Inmotion Hosting does not explain the specifications of the server they are using, but states that they use Dell and Lenovo servers.
Inmotion Hosting has very good uptime, but I was confused when I found out they “only use tier 1 data centers. Tier 1 data centers generally have 99.6% uptime, while the best tier is tier 4, has 99.99% uptime.
Then how can Inmotion Hosting have good uptime if they only use tier 1 data centers? It turns out that Inmotion Hosting has three tier 1 data centers at once. So when one data center is in trouble, it will automatically be transferred to another data center.
Pros of Using Inmotion Hosting
1.# Business web hosting and e-commerce.
From the look of the website, it looks like a corporate impression. Hosting Inmotion is more focused on corporate and ecommerce classes.
No wonder they have a very complete upgrade package, ranging from VPS, dedicated servers to managed servers. Managed server is one package that is widely used by corporate, but not all web hosting plans offer this package.
In addition, Inmotion Hosting has integrated with the Google app. this is a cloud service that is widely used for business. With Inmotion Hosting you don’t have to bother doing Google app settings, just a few clicks, your website can already use the Google app.
When you first subscribe to Inmotion Hosting, your account is not immediately active, you have to leave a telephone number, which will then be verified by the Inmotion Hosting staff.
On the one hand this is troublesome, especially if your English level is perfunctory, on the other hand, this verification means that Hosting is quite safe from bad neighbors, such as phishing websites, mallware and the like.
You need to know, IP addresses on shared hosting are used with other customers. If by chance your website is “neighboring” with a website that is illegal, then it will affect you, such as e-mails that are considered spam, and also reduce the “trust” of search engines on your website
With this verification, the possibility of obtaining a bad neighbor can be minimized, but that was before, quite a hassle.
3.# Uptime and performance are very good
We compare some of the results of the uptime test and the performance of Inmotion Hosting, and as a result the Hosting has a value above average. Their servers rarely experience downtime and also very fast.
4.# 99.9% Uptime Guarantee
Inmotion has an uptime guarantee of 99.9%. Must be careful, 99.9% not 99.99%. 99.9% uptime means in a month, maximum downtime is around 43 minutes.
Indeed the Inmotion Hosting’s uptime guarantee is only 99.9%, but the Inmotion Hosting really gives you compensation if they fail to meet that standard, and the compensation is very interesting, which is 1 month free. But again but, this guarantee has its drawbacks, which I will explain later.
5.# Free domain and transfer
If you subscribe for at least 1 year, you will get reward a free domain. In addition, if you want to move services to Inmotion Hosting, they will move your website without charging.
6.# Free daily backups
You never know when data loss occurs, therefore backup is very important. Many web hosting services do not provide automatic backup facilities or charge for it.
Inmotion Hosting provides free daily backup features to all shared hosting accounts. This automatic backup is only valid if the size of the file you are storing is no more than 10 GB.
7.# 90 day money back guarantee
Inmotion Hosting Guarantee is not only 30 days, not even 60 days, but 90 days !.
As long as you subscribe to at least 6 months, you are entitled to a 90-day warranty.
Cons of Using Inmotion Hosting
1.# Uptime Guarantee for Pro only
I have explained above, that Inmotion Hosting gives you 1 month free if their uptime is less than 99.9%.
But unfortunately this guarantee only applies to Pro (most expensive) shared hosting packages. For other packages, congratulations you can’t get anything.
2.# Price trap
Here again Yes, Inmotion doesn’t miss this marketing trick, it’s cheap at the beginning, it’s expensive behind. Indeed, in this case the difference is not that big, but enough to surprise those who are less observant.
3.# Minimum Contract
You can only choose a monthly subscription for the Pro (most expensive) package. In addition, you must subscribe for at least 1 year. But at least Inmotion has a 90 day money back guarantee.
- Bandwidth :Unlimited bandwidth.
- Control Panel : cPanel.
- Support : Ticket, Email, Chat, Phone.
- Payment : Paypal, credit card, google wallet.
- Fines : Late payment of more than 7 days, subject to a $ 15 penalty.
- Maximum Backup: The maximum capacity for daily backups is 10 GB.
- Inode Limitation : The maximum number of files that can be stored on a shared hosting is 50 thousand inodes (files).
- Free : Domain, website migration.
This web hosting has a very stable and fast performance. You who need experienced and well-known web hosting, Inmotion Hosting can you choose. But remember, they only have servers in the US.