InMotion has been doing web hosting since 2001. Recent reviews show that improvement of their services for the past years has been quite noticeable. In fact they are now offering one of the most complete hosting packages up to date.
Best For Businesses, Not For Personal Websites.
Why? Aside from the most relevant tools and features for a business website, InMotion’s Business Class Account includes Search Engine Optimization assistance and access to their own certified Google Adwords specialists.
InMotion does offer plans to service bloggers and other personal websites. But based on my research and experience with InMotion vs other hosts like iPage or BlueHost, I recommend InMotion for small to medium sized businesses, and iPage for blogs and personal websites.
THE BESTS OF InMotion
Editor’s Pick – Hosting Review – 2009
CNET Certified Service Provider
One of the best things about InMotion is that they offer multiple packages to cater to the different needs and preference of users. You will notice that most low cost web hosting providers only offer one package, well with InMotion, you get to choose a package that best suits what you simply need which of course features and services that are relevant and what you are only willing to pay for.
Unique Control Panel
A typical control panel is found on the hosting website itself. With InMotion, the control panel is on its own. If you’ve had experiences with other hosting providers that bombard users with company add-ons, offers, etc., with InMotion, you will be spared from all these distractions. This way, you may simply focus on getting your website done the way you want it.
A Low-Cost Web Host with 2 Different Data Centers
Why is this important? If you are running a business that needs constant communication with the website back office, an accessible data center is really convenient. And this is usually not the case with most low-cost hosting providers. InMotion has not just one but two data centers! Their data centers are located in downtown L.A. and the other one near Washington, DC.
THE HOSTING PLAN
- First domain and transfer – Free
- Search and registration domain services
- Parked and add-on domains/sub domains
- Premium Web Site Builder for Business Class plans allows you to design a complex website even as an amateur
- Ecommerce is compatible with Google Checkout
- Shopping Cart: Zen Cart, OS Commerce, and Cube Cart
- Spam protection
- Automatic Responders
- Programming supports include CGI, Perl, PHP, Python, SSI, Cron Jobs, FrontPage Extensions, MySQL and Flash / Shockwave.
- Multimedia supports include Real Audio/Video streaming and MIDI Files.
InMotion’s CUSTOMER SUPPORT
As a business owner/entrepreneur, you need hosting you can count on, and then some. What if you have an urgent question about how to use their control panel, or deal with some technical aspect of your website? It’s important that your web hosting company has professional web hosting/development tech support staff who are available to assist you anytime, even at 3am on a Sunday.
InMotion offers the following customer support as standard with every hosting plan:
- Phone, Email and Chat Support available 24/7
- Video Tutorials
- Helpful forums
What’s not to like about InMotion?
Services That Are Usually Offered for FREE, is NOT FOR FREE with InMotion.
- Transfer of multiple domains is not included
- Premium Web Site Builder is not included in Personal Hosting Plans