InMotion Hosting vs. 1&1 VPS Hosting

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InMotion Hosting vs 1&1

Pre-Built & Optimized Software Configurations

Pre-built and Optimized Configurations are available as a FREE one-click add-on during checkout. These optimized server settings are designed and tuned to provide a significant performance boost right out of the box by using the perfect selection of web server, software, caching, and script execution. This helps you significantly reduce your server response time, resulting in even more traffic with less resource usage. Choose from WordPress, PHP, or Standard Configurations. 1&1 only offers pre-installed apps, not optimized software configurations.

Real-Time Redundancy

InMotion Hosting VPS plans all come with a high availability feature providing real-time redundancy to keep your site(s) up and running. Your node will be a part of a cluster of servers that contain redundant hardware, so if your node fails for any reason, all of your data and files will be safeguarded, and your partition will spin up instantaneously on a different server. 1&1 Hosting does not offer real-time redundancy for their VPS Hosting plans.

cPanel License Included

All of our InMotion Hosting Managed VPS plans come with a cPanel license included! This allows you to manage your domains, files and accounts quickly and easily at no extra charge. 1&1 Hosting charges $15/mo for cPanel licenses for their Managed VPS Hosting plans.


Solid-State Drives (SSDs)

All InMotion VPS Hosting plans come on premium Dell servers equipped with solid-state drives (SSDs) that perform up to 20x faster than traditional spinning hard drives. Faster read/write speeds means your content gets loaded and delivered to your visitors quicker. 1&1 Hosting also offers VPS Hosting plans that come with free solid-state drives.

30 Free cPanel Transfers

If you are tired of your current host and are looking to transfer, we can help! InMotion Hosting offers up to 30 free cPanel transfers up to 5GB with all VPS Hosting plans. Move your site with the peace of mind that it will be done safely and correctly. 1&1 Hosting does not offer this with any of their VPS Hosting plans.

Money-Back Guarantee

InMotion Hosting boasts an industry leading 90-day money-back guarantee for all multiple-month VPS Hosting plans. We are 100% confident you will love our products and services, and if you are not completely satisfied, we’ll give you your money back. No questions asked. 1&1 Hosting has a 30-day money-back guarantee for all of their VPS Hosting plans.

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DDoS Attack Protection

All of our VPS Hosting plans utilize Corero’s SmartWall® Threat Defense Systems (TDS), providing all customers with real-time defenses against volumetric distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks up to 5 Gbps. This allows your Virtual Private Server to be protected while not blocking legitimate traffic to your sites through Corero’s exclusive pattern matching engine. 1&1 Hosting also offers DDoS protection.

Free Live-State Snapshots

Our snapshot feature provides users with the convenience of quickly and easily creating an identical copy of their VPS partition at any time during the development or maintenance process, allowing them to revert to this snapshot in time at any point, including files and RAM processes. 1&1 offers server snapshots, but for a price.

Free Domain

InMotion Hosting offers a free domain for a year with all multiple-month VPS packages. If you don’t want to purchase a domain during checkout, a domain credit will be added to your account to be redeemed at a time of your choosing. We offer all major TLDs including .com, .org, .net, .us, .biz or .info. 1&1 Hosting offers discounted domains for the first year.

Unlimited Domains, Subdomains and Email Accounts

We don’t want to limit your abilities to expand your business, so we allow unlimited domains, subdomains and email accounts for VPS Hosting packages. We do not want to restrict you from having everything you need for your site(s) and business. 1&1 Hosting does not offer unlimited email accounts or subdomains.

Based on information available 07-29-2022. For corrections or suggestions, please email [email protected]

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