InMotion Hosting vs. Host Monster

InMotion Hosting

Host Monster

Better Business Bureau (BBB) Accredited

Accredited: Yes
Rating: A+
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Accredited: No
Rating: A+
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Why You Should Care

We take great pride in the reputation of our company and strive to resolve any issues that our clients may have. The Better Business Bureau is the leading agency in the country for consumers researching the companies they deal with. InMotion Hosting has continually maintained an A Rating with the BBB for nearly 5 years.

InMotion Hosting

Host Monster

24x7 U.S. Based In-House Support

Hours: 24x7
Type: Phone, Email & Chat Support
In-house: Yes
Location: U.S. Based
Toll Free: Yes
Hours: 24x7
Type: Phone & Email Support
In-House: Unknown
Location: U.S. Based
Toll Free: Yes

Why You Should Care

Providing an in-house support team insures that support technicians are properly trained on the equipment, procedures & software of the hosting provider. It allows a company to assure that a high level of quality of support is maintained. Providing that support on a true 24x7 basis allows customers to get quick resolution to any issues that may arise.

At InMotion Hosting our support is comprised of 100% In-House, U.S. Based technicians available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

InMotion Hosting

Host Monster

Data Backups

Automated Data Backups: Yes
Backup Frequency: Every 24-36 Hours
Additional Fee for Backups: No
Additional Fee for Data Recovery: No
Free Backup Size Limit: 10GB
Self Backup Tool: Yes
Automated Data Backups: Yes
Backup Frequency: Weekly
Additional Fee for Backups: No
Additional Fee for Data Recovery: Unknown
Free Backup Size Limit: 30GB
Self Backup Tool: Yes

Why You Should Care

As a business with an online presence, the protection of your data and web files is of the utmost importance. In the event of a catastrophic system or user error, valuable data can be lost in moments. The backing up of your data and web files can help insure that the recovery of that data is as smooth as possible. While most hosting companies allow you to backup your own data, InMotion Hosting goes a step further and backs up all customer data every 24-36 hours.

While you shouldn't rely solely on automated data backups, you can rest assured that InMotion Hosting is doing everything possible to insure the safety of your valuable data.

InMotion Hosting

Host Monster

Standard Shared Hosting Features

PHP Support: Yes
PHP 5: Yes
MySQL Support: Yes
MySQL 5: Yes
PHPMyAdmin Support: Yes
PERL Support: Yes
FTP Access: Yes
PHP Support: Yes
PHP 5: Yes
MySQL Support: Yes
MySQL 5: Yes
PHPMyAdmin Support: Yes
PERL Support: Yes
FTP Access: Yes

Why You Should Care

By choosing a hosting company that provides support for standard functionality insures you'll have all the tools you'll need to build a website with all the neccassary functionality. This includes the ability to create & manage SQL databases, perform PHP scripts & utilize various programming languages.

InMotion Hosting

Host Monster

Money Back Guarantee

Money Back Guarantee: Yes
Length: 90 Days
Money Back Guarantee: Yes
Length: 30 Days

Why You Should Care

Money back guarantees allow customers the time to judge the quality of service & support for themselves. The length of that guarantee directly affects how long you have to make that judgment.

InMotion Hosting

Host Monster

Server Security/Access

SSH Access Available: Yes
SSH Access by Default: No
Additional Fee: No
SuPHP: Yes
SSH Access Available: Yes
SSH Access by Default: Yes
Additional Fee: No
SuPHP: Yes

Why You Should Care

Providing available SSH access allows more advanced users a greater level of access than what is available through standard web hosting control panels. Because of the additional security concerns this type of access may generate InMotion Hosting requires clients to request SSH access before it is granted. Those clients are then moved to an SSH enabled server to eliminate the additional risks for our non-SSH clients.

SuPHP is the next generation of scripting access which provides far greater security than PHPSuExec when running PHP based scripts.

InMotion Hosting

Host Monster

Email Functionality

Email Address for Add-On Domains: Yes
Spam Protection: Yes (2 or 4 Stage)
Email Address for Add-On Domains: Yes
Spam Protection: Yes

Why You Should Care

While it's common practice for hosting companies to provide some form spam protection, InMotion Hosting goes a step further and provides 2 stage spam protection for Personal Hosting clients and an industry leading 4 stages of spam protection for Business Class Hosting clients.

An additional factor to be concerned about is the ability to create email addresses for add-on domains. While most hosting companies do provide this functionality, there are several utilizing older control panels that do not provide this ability.

InMotion Hosting

Host Monster

Room to Grow

Multiple Shared Hosting Plans: Yes
Virtual Private Servers: Yes
Dedicated Servers: Yes
Multiple Shared Hosting Plans: No
Virtual Private Servers: Yes
Dedicated Servers: Yes

Why You Should Care

Website hosting is not a one size fits all product. By providing multiple levels of web hosting and multiple packages within those levels, your company has a clear path available to grow your online presence as your business grows.