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Is InMotion Hosting reliable? InMotion Hosting Uptime Stats

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
Disk SpaceUnlimited
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.

Uptime Test

This test is performed by measuring the % uptime of a host. Higher is better.

I use Pingdom to report website uptime. Pingdom is configured to make an HTTP request to the host every minute, and report if it is unreachable. It'll also report an error if the host takes longer than 30 seconds to respond (Yes, that's not actually down, but if your site takes that long to respond it is unusable in my opinion). Pingdom performs this test from at least 3 servers worldwide, and reports a problem if 2/3 servers do no respond.

This test is important if you are concerned about the reliability of your web host (this is important!)

Measuring uptime with Pingdom

InMotion Hosting Uptime Test Results

InMotion Hosting (full benchmark) performs okay in the Uptime test, with an average result of 99.95 percent. Its best run was 100.00 %, but has been as bad as 93.19 %. InMotion Hosting's most recent result on Jun 28 was 99.79 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:

Recent Raw Results for InMotion Hosting

Date Uptime Downtime Outages Avg Response Time
2017-06-2899.792 %3 mins3655 ms
2017-06-27100.000 %0 mins0571 ms
2017-06-26100.000 %0 mins0555 ms
2017-06-25100.000 %0 mins0615 ms
2017-06-24100.000 %0 mins0612 ms
2017-06-2399.861 %2 mins1615 ms
2017-06-22100.000 %0 mins0682 ms
2017-06-21100.000 %0 mins0664 ms
2017-06-20100.000 %0 mins0752 ms
2017-06-19100.000 %0 mins0852 ms
2017-06-1899.931 %1 mins1765 ms
2017-06-17100.000 %0 mins0758 ms
2017-06-16100.000 %0 mins0776 ms
2017-06-15100.000 %0 mins0727 ms
2017-06-14100.000 %0 mins0694 ms
2017-06-13100.000 %0 mins0663 ms
2017-06-12100.000 %0 mins0647 ms
2017-06-11100.000 %0 mins0638 ms
2017-06-10100.000 %0 mins0621 ms
2017-06-09100.000 %0 mins0638 ms
2017-06-08100.000 %0 mins0622 ms
2017-06-07100.000 %0 mins0615 ms
2017-06-06100.000 %0 mins0561 ms
2017-06-05100.000 %0 mins0538 ms
2017-06-04100.000 %0 mins0549 ms
2017-06-03100.000 %0 mins0561 ms
2017-06-02100.000 %0 mins0558 ms
2017-06-01100.000 %0 mins0629 ms
2017-05-31100.000 %0 mins0609 ms
2017-05-30100.000 %0 mins0608 ms
2017-05-29100.000 %0 mins0584 ms
2017-05-28100.000 %0 mins0576 ms
2017-05-27100.000 %0 mins0585 ms
2017-05-26100.000 %0 mins0553 ms
2017-05-25100.000 %0 mins0559 ms
2017-05-24100.000 %0 mins0477 ms
2017-05-23100.000 %0 mins0452 ms
2017-05-2299.931 %1 mins1449 ms
2017-05-21100.000 %0 mins0456 ms
2017-05-20100.000 %0 mins0454 ms
2017-05-19100.000 %0 mins0469 ms
2017-05-18100.000 %0 mins0482 ms
2017-05-17100.000 %0 mins0565 ms
2017-05-16100.000 %0 mins0545 ms
2017-05-15100.000 %0 mins0583 ms
2017-05-14100.000 %0 mins0559 ms
2017-05-13100.000 %0 mins0545 ms
2017-05-12100.000 %0 mins0550 ms
2017-05-11100.000 %0 mins0549 ms
2017-05-1099.514 %7 mins3679 ms
2017-05-0999.444 %8 mins3629 ms
2017-05-0899.931 %1 mins1716 ms
2017-05-07100.000 %0 mins0586 ms
2017-05-06100.000 %0 mins0578 ms
2017-05-0599.167 %12 mins7592 ms
2017-05-0493.194 %98 mins19677 ms
2017-05-03100.000 %0 mins0547 ms
2017-05-02100.000 %0 mins0543 ms
2017-05-01100.000 %0 mins0565 ms
2017-04-30100.000 %0 mins0573 ms
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