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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
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.

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 impressively 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 26 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:

Recent Raw Results for InMotion Hosting

Date Uptime Downtime Outages Avg Response Time
2017-04-26100.000 %0 mins0589 ms
2017-04-25100.000 %0 mins0605 ms
2017-04-24100.000 %0 mins0623 ms
2017-04-23100.000 %0 mins0650 ms
2017-04-22100.000 %0 mins0618 ms
2017-04-21100.000 %0 mins0573 ms
2017-04-20100.000 %0 mins0587 ms
2017-04-19100.000 %0 mins0565 ms
2017-04-18100.000 %0 mins0590 ms
2017-04-17100.000 %0 mins0563 ms
2017-04-16100.000 %0 mins0533 ms
2017-04-15100.000 %0 mins0517 ms
2017-04-14100.000 %0 mins0556 ms
2017-04-13100.000 %0 mins0543 ms
2017-04-12100.000 %0 mins0550 ms
2017-04-11100.000 %0 mins0548 ms
2017-04-10100.000 %0 mins0536 ms
2017-04-09100.000 %0 mins0539 ms
2017-04-08100.000 %0 mins0545 ms
2017-04-07100.000 %0 mins0548 ms
2017-04-06100.000 %0 mins0549 ms
2017-04-05100.000 %0 mins0551 ms
2017-04-04100.000 %0 mins0528 ms
2017-04-03100.000 %0 mins0577 ms
2017-04-02100.000 %0 mins0579 ms
2017-03-29100.000 %0 mins0635 ms
2017-03-28100.000 %0 mins0587 ms
2017-03-27100.000 %0 mins0594 ms
2017-03-26100.000 %0 mins0560 ms
2017-03-25100.000 %0 mins0565 ms
2017-03-24100.000 %0 mins0586 ms
2017-03-23100.000 %0 mins0583 ms
2017-03-22100.000 %0 mins0580 ms
2017-03-21100.000 %0 mins0594 ms
2017-03-20100.000 %0 mins0604 ms
2017-03-19100.000 %0 mins0592 ms
2017-03-18100.000 %0 mins0671 ms
2017-03-17100.000 %0 mins0674 ms
2017-03-16100.000 %0 mins0628 ms
2017-03-15100.000 %0 mins0686 ms
2017-03-14100.000 %0 mins0679 ms
2017-03-13100.000 %0 mins0680 ms
2017-03-12100.000 %0 mins0631 ms
2017-03-11100.000 %0 mins0621 ms
2017-03-10100.000 %0 mins0657 ms
2017-03-09100.000 %0 mins0692 ms
2017-03-08100.000 %0 mins0676 ms
2017-03-07100.000 %0 mins0672 ms
2017-03-06100.000 %0 mins0663 ms
2017-03-05100.000 %0 mins0628 ms
2017-03-04100.000 %0 mins0612 ms
2017-03-03100.000 %0 mins0597 ms
2017-03-02100.000 %0 mins0607 ms
2017-03-0199.931 %1 mins1579 ms
2017-02-28100.000 %0 mins0620 ms
2017-02-27100.000 %0 mins0593 ms
2017-02-26100.000 %0 mins0590 ms
2017-02-25100.000 %0 mins0572 ms
2017-02-2499.583 %6 mins1560 ms
2017-02-23100.000 %0 mins0581 ms
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