InMotion Hosting Review 2017

Is InMotion The Right Host For You?

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InMotion Hosting not only have a cool name (it's pretty cool right?) but they've been kicking some serious butt in the Hosting industry for over 16 years with a quality affordable hosting service. Founded in 2001, InMotion Hosting are really well respected and definitely worth a look when deciding your hosting provider in 2017 and onwards. We'll break it all down for you, so you get to see "what's under the hood" before you make your hosting decision.

Speed 7.5/10
Customer Support 9/10
Reliability 10/10

Overall Rating


Bitpak's review on InMotion Hosting

InMotion are one of the best established leaders of the hosting industry and have a great brand and reputation. But Bitpak we don't take what other people think as gospel. We'll do our own research, use their service back to you and you make a well informed decision if InMotion Hosting is going to be the best option for you.

One of the most important things you need to bear in mind is we are difficult to please. We have high expectations, we've used and reviewed every major hosting service available today and so when we give a review, it's based on fact and given from the perspective on people who know what they're talking about.

If you are pretty knowledgeable about hosting already, you'll be able to skim through the review, find all the information you need on one page so you  make a decision if InMotion is right for you without having to search through multiple pages of different hosting providers.

If you're new to hosting, we'll take the time to explain what's important, or what a technical component means so you'll be able to decide if it's important to you or not. There are hundreds, if not thousands of hosting providers. InMotion are one of the better options, but it's difficult to know where to start because some hosting providers are better for new or smaller sites whilst others fit perfectly for large e-commerce stores. We'll help you out, don't worry, all will become clear.

" A 90 day money back guarantee shows how serious they are about delivering performance and customer service"

Things to consider before choosing a host

Before you go ahead and pick your host, there are 4 things you need to consider.

Service Specialty: Generally speaking, a hosting provider will target one type of service of hosting. More often than not, it's for smaller business websites or blogs but some specialize in more technical services, or larger capacity for e-commerce. Be clear what you need.

Customer Support:  Time is money. So for that reason, the quality of customer support will ultimately determine how frustrated and how cost effective the  The amount of time you spend dealing with problems and chasing the hosting provider will decide how expensive the hosting really is.

Technical Specifications: If you're not technically minded then it's nothing something you need to worry about, but you do need to be aware which technical components are going to make the difference in the quality of your hosting service. We'll help you with that, don't worry.

User Interface: How accessible information and tools are also play  an important in your hosting decision, especially if you're new to hosting. You'll want the CPanel to be intuitive and simplified whereas, if you like to use the advanced features you need them to laid out logicall.y

There are a lot of hosting options and it's easy to make an impulse decision or be side tracked by price or branding.  I've made those mistakes in the past and I quickly realized, that what I need to do is make a quick list of what I need so that when I do my shopping I focus on the right hosts for my website.

If you'd like to be guided, I can't stress enough how important it is not to undervalue the importance of Customer Support. If you don't value your time,  then you should. For example, lets say you value your time at $20 per hour, just to be conservative in the example. If you spend 10 hours a year on customer support. Chasing tickets , hunting through knowledge bases to find they don't offer the answer. Then you're have an extra cost of $200 on the hosting. That's a fairly large price increase, and that's more like the real cost of hosting. Choose a service that offers a better customer support experience and you're saving hundreds of dollars each year.​

Detailed review of InMotion Hosting

With InMotion Hosting you're going to get a good solid hosting provider that has been in the market for 16 years and are someone you can rely on.  They offer massive money back guarantees, whereas some well respected hosting providers are willing to offer up to 90 days, InMotion offer up to 90 days, which is only 1 of a handful of hosting provider who are confident enough to put their money where their mouth is.

While these benefits are definitely big ones to consider if you're on a budget, or if you're looking for a company that cares (their datacenters are green friendly), as hosting nerds we here at Bitpak are also concerned with the technical specifications of a host, and therefore the performance they can offer.

Undoubtedly InMotion are always looking to improve their technology - switching over to SSD servers on virtually all packages before some of their competitors have done so, however the actual power of their tech doesn't match some of the high-performance oriented hosts out there.


Various length money back guarantees

Amazing uptime performance.

Good tech for a host that offers so many services.

Great datacenter coverage of the U.S.


Some of their packages can't boast higher than average speeds.

Security features are somewhat basic.

Not great if your audience is outside the U.S.

Customer support gives more precadence to higher plans.

If you're looking for a solid host that offers different packages for businesses and entrepreneurs of all sizes then you'll definitely find something that works for you, whereas with some of the high-performance oriented hosts you'll likely not if you're a smaller business that's still scaling.