InMotion Hosting is an all-around established web hosting provider. From shared to VPS to dedicated plans, all types of webmasters can find a suitable plan. However, as we have mentioned in our main InMotion Shared Hosting review, InMotion caters more towards businesses who are searching for either dedicated or VPS plans. This is precisely how InMotion has become a giant in the VPS market. Their dominance in supreme overall performance (not just reliability) and quality customer support, along with one of the cheaper starting prices you can find, unquestionably puts them as a leader for VPS hosting.
Features & Pricing
InMotion VPS offers a wide range of features, but like their pricing, they don’t overdo it. Many hosting providers tend to quite literally shove added and unnecessary features down potential customers throats. Naturally, this could become significantly overwhelming and who really wants that headache? InMotion did a fantastic job elaborating on all of their features. Moreover, they are one of the only VPS web hosting providers to offer many things on an “unlimited” basis. Such unlimited features include: MySQL databases, domains/websites allowed, e-mail accounts, FTP accounts and individual cPanel sub accounts. If it is not on an “unlimited” basis, they generally end up giving you more than other services provider. A good example of this is how many dedicated IP addresses are offered. Through most other companies, only 2 dedicated IP addresses are offered, even on the most upgraded package. With InMotion, they give their customers 10 IP addresses on the VPS-3000 plan.
In terms of pricing: for all of the advertising InMotion does to bring in business customers, you would perhaps expect a long list of plans. However, this is not the case at all as InMotion offers three plans. We found this to be rather beneficial as more plans could spell more headaches and confusion. Three plans, all backed by powerful features and an economical price, is the perfect variety to offer potential VPS customers. Additionally and far more importantly, InMotion VPS offers a 30 day money back guarantee. There are absolutely no strings attached. If you are not satisfied with the service, simply request a refund. That said, here is a breakdown of the three VPS plans offered by InMotion:
|Storage (RAID 10)|
|Dedicated IP Addresses|
CentOS, cPanel, WHM
CentOS, cPanel, WHM
CentOS, cPanel, WHM
|Full cPanel License|
|Reseller Access (WHM)|
We would also like to point out that the features listed above are in addition to what you would receive on an InMotion shared hosting plan.
InMotion takes a unique approach to customer service. Many companies across the globe want to answer support questions as quickly as possible. Very few actually want to provide real genuine service. Even the ones that take a high quality direct approach like MediaTemple do not stand up to InMotion’s support philosophy. It is true that InMotion provides all of the support options you would expect to find as a VPS customer. Live chat? Check. Phone and e-mail. Yes. Timely? Of course. An incredible support center with an FAQS section, video and e-mail tutorials, a forum, tools and resources, and education channels? You can find this all through the unbelievable InMotion customer service center. However, InMotion really sets themselves apart with their weekly Google+ hangout sessions. We thought this was a joke and was to be taken lightly. We were dead wrong. Not only is it intuitive and helpful but the live hangout reps can likely get you instant help should you require it.
As in our shared InMotion Hosting review, we have nothing but praise for them, precisely in regard to their reliability. Like all other major hosting providers, InMotion guarantees 99.9% uptime. However, they also use a technology they have labeled ‘Max Speed Zones.’ This feature allows you to choose the location of the datacenter you’d like your site to be hosted in. In turn (and also due to N+1 configurations using RAID5), this speeds up your website speed exponentially.
We have said it before and we will say it again. InMotion is not a hosting provider for very small individual webmasters. However, once you are looking for an upgrade to VPS, dedicated or managed, InMotion is a top five hosting provider. They offer the perfect amount of features and plans, and their reliability is second to none. Moreover, a service is only as good as its support and InMotion does not disappoint here. Backed by their 30 day money back guarantee, we strongly recommend you go with InMotion for your VPS needs.