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InMotion Hosting Performance Review

InMotion Hosting is known for their free domains, free data backup, green data centers, and a 90 day money back guarantee. They have been operating since 2001, and host over 500K sites. Their data centers are located in Los Angeles, CA and Ashburn, VA (near Washington D.C.)

I have purchased a hosting plan on InMotion Hosting and set up a typical web site. I use that example website to run these tests. Learn more about how I test.

Here's the plan information I chose:

Plan NameBusiness Launch
Cost$6.99/month
Disk SpaceUnlimited
BandwidthUnlimited
Uptime Guarantee99.9%
Money-Back Guarantee90 days
NotesThey had to call me to verify before setting up my account. They normally only do this during business hours, but you can call them if it's at night. After verification my site was ready within 30 minutes.

Page Speed Test Results

This test measures the total time it takes to load a standard web page. Lower is better. Learn more about the Page Speed Test.

InMotion Hosting (full benchmark) performs okay in the Page Speed test, with an average result of 3.28 seconds. Its best run was 2.74 s, but has been as bad as 14.12 s. InMotion Hosting's most recent result on Apr 30 was 2.91 seconds. InMotion proves to be stable in its page speed results, usually showing no spikes or erratic performance. While they do optimize connections, they could be making things faster by compressing images and setting the cache headers properly.

Let's see if InMotion Hosting is consistent in its page speed stats:

Uptime Test Results

This test is performed by measuring the % uptime of a host. Higher is better. Learn more about the Uptime Test.

InMotion Hosting (full benchmark) performs stellar in the Uptime test, with an average result of 99.96 percent. Its best run was 100.00 %, but has been as bad as 93.68 %. InMotion Hosting's most recent result on Apr 29 was 100.00 percent. When InMotion goes down, they typically are unavailable for only a minute or two. That's alright in my book. They're one of the only hosts that lets you know ahead of time of upcoming maintenance, and how long you can expect your server to be unreachable. I appreciate the communication.

Let's see if InMotion Hosting is consistent in its uptime stats:

Support Response Test Results

This test measures how quickly the host's support team responds to your request. Lower is better. Learn more about the Support Response Test.

InMotion Hosting (full benchmark) performs above average in the Support Response test, with an average result of 0.9 hours. Its best run was 0.2 h, but has been as bad as 2.3 h. InMotion Hosting's most recent result on Mar 2016 was 0.2 hours. Typically InMotion's tech support will get back to you within 3 hours, regardless of the time of day. That's key when you need assistance with your site.

Let's see if InMotion Hosting is consistent in its support response stats:


InMotion Hosting Versus Other Hosts

If you're trying to decide between InMotion Hosting and another host, here's are some specific comparisons that will show you the differences in detail:


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