Inmotion Hosting Review 2017: One month back I shifted one of my blog which was earlier hosted with some US based web hosting provider to Inmotion Hosting (Note: Now it’s been more than a year I am hosting my few sites on Inmotion. This review was written back in late 2014). In this post, I will share my experience with Inmotion Hosting with their pros and cons. This Inmotion Hosting Review is based on my personal experience with them, so read it carefully.
Before I proceed further and write an in-depth review about Inmotion Hosting, let me give you a brief about myself. I’m a professional Internet Marketer and a web hosting critic with 6+ years of experience in web hosting and domain name registration industry. I’ve worked with some of the big web hosting companies in my professional career of 6+ years. I love to try different hosts and write a review about them. My last review on this blog was about Hostgator India.
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So let’s start the review process with some background why I switched to Inmotion Hosting. About a month ago one of my fellow bloggers wrote a detailed review about how your web hosting helps you rank better in search engines and why you should move to a 100% whitelisted host like Inmotion Hosting for better uptime & search engine ranking.
I was getting frequent downtime with my host and was looking for an alternative to hosting my blog. As I had already read the blog which my fellow blogger wrote about Inmotion Hosting, I decided to give Inmotion Hosting a try. Without any delay, I open up Inmotion Hosting official website and started a chat with them. I told each and every problem I was facing with my current host to them. They ensure me a better uptime guarantee and also told me that they will help me moving my blogs to their hosting environment for free.
As per their suggestion, I bought a business hosting pack from them and asked them to move my blog to their server. Their proactive support team moved my blog to their server in next few hours and asked me to change A record in my domain control panel to point new IP with my domain. As soon I changed the IP in next few hours my blog was live on Inmotion Hosting servers.
The immediate thing which I noticed soon after I moved to Inmotion Hosting was my blog speed. Inmotion Hosting utilizes multiple data centers, premium bandwidth providers, and advanced routing technology (Smart Routing™ Technology) to ensure their network is faster than the competition. My blog which earlier was taking more than 5 seconds to load was getting loaded under 2 seconds.
It has been more than 30 days since I moved my blog to Inmotion Hosting, I haven’t faced any downtime yet which earlier was very frequent with my previous host. Even on peak hours, my blogs open smoothly.
What I Like in Inmotion Hosting
100% White Listed Servers
Your search engines ranking plays a major role in your blog success. It becomes easier to rank higher when your website is hosted in whitelisted servers. Inmotion Hosting doesn’t allow any XXX, illegal or hate website on their servers and this makes their servers 100% whitelisted. You’ll notice a positive change in your search engine ranking as soon you’ll move your site to their servers.
90 Days Money Back Guarantee
The first thing that gave me the confidence to move to Inmotion Hosting was its 90 days money back guarantee. 90 days is a huge period and you can easily judge the performance of any host during that period. Most of the hosting providers only offer 30 days or 45 days money back guarantee but Inmotion hosting is among the very few hosting providers which provide that long period money back assurance.
Premier Support™ is a trademark for Inmotion Hosting support. The Premier Support™ comes with every hosting pack you buy from Inmotion Hosting and includes Phone, live chat, email, online tutorials, and community-based Q&A. This mean you need not to only depend on their employees all the time to seek support, you can help yourself using the online tutorials, and community-based Q&A. If sometimes it is important to get reach to their support team, there are 3 options available for you i.e Phone, live chat & email.
Max Speed Zone™
I as mentioned above in my review that the first thing that I had noticed soon after moving to Inmotion Servers was my blog speed. Inmotion Hosting uses Max Speed Zone™ to optimize your site speed. That means their routing technology has been designed in such a way that you always get a good speed no matter where are you sitting in the World.
Free Data Backups
Backing up your data is crucial and highly recommended to anyone who is running a site or a blog. Most of the hosting provider offer data backup service as an additional service to hosting service but with Inmotion, you get data backup service for free with every hosting pack.
cPanel with 310+ free software
For a nontechnical person like me installing software like WordPress, Drupal, Joomla etc manually is a painful task. Thanks to Inmotion Hosting powerful cPanel which is loaded with 310+ popular scripts with one click install feature, which enables you to install your favorite software in fewer clicks without having any technical expertise. Using cPanel you get the full control on your website and can manage your complete website using a single control panel.
Free Domain Registration
Everyone like freebies and I like them too. Inmotion Hosting gives you a free domain name with every hosting pack you purchased with them. If you’re moving your hosting to them and don’t want to change your domain, don’t worry the free domain credit will be added to your account that you can use later.
What I Didn’t Like in Inmotion Hosting
Up till now, i’ve discussed all the good things about Inmotion Hosting, now it is the time to talk about the things which I don’t like.
Although I get a quick response on chat support but the phone support didn’t impress me much. When I called to their support team they put me on hold for 10-15 minutes. I can understand being a big hosting provider they must be having a big call flow but this area needs some improvement. In my experience phone support is a problem with every other host. Thanks we have many other options with Inmotion Hosting that we can utilize to get support.
No Discount Coupons
Discount coupon codes have become a standard across the hosting industry. Every hosting company nowadays offering some discount codes to attract new customers. We got shocked when we came to know that Inmotion Hosting doesn’t offer any discount coupon codes. Without any discount, I find the pricing a bit higher compare to other hosting providers. You may get similar hosting packages from other hosting providers up to 20% cheaper.
Overall Inmotion Hosting impressed me and I think I’ll stick to them until I’ll not find a better host. 100% whitelisted servers, free backups, max speed zones really impressed me. Although the pricing is a bit higher but it is negligible when you compare it with the quality of service you get with Inmotion Hosting. I’ll give 4 STARS out of 5 STARS to Inmotion Hosting and will recommend you to try them.