InMotion Hosting vs. GoDaddy Dedicated Servers

Do You Run a Mission-Critical Setup or a Heavy Database-Driven Dynamic Site?

Hardware matters! Solid-State Drive (SSD) speed benefits any workload that requires a lot of reading and writing to storage, like a database for instance. Perhaps you simply want high performance, multi-core, and multi-threaded processors in your Dedicated Server without sharing resources with neighboring sites like you would with other hosting solutions. Fortunately, InMotion Hosting has every plan to suit your needs.

  Our Dedicated Servers are perfect for your business because we offer: 

  • Samsung SSDs & High Performance CPUs
  • cPanel & WHM Included
  • 99.999% Network Uptime
  • 1Gbps Uplink Speed
  • One-on-One System Admin Support
  • Employee-Owned Company
  • Free Server Management
  • Custom Configuration

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InMotion Hosting vs GoDaddy InMotion Hosting

Free Solid-State Drives

InMotion Hosting includes free Solid-State Drives (SSDs) that offer higher performance than the standard spinning platter, hard disk drives. We proudly choose Samsung SSDs for our servers. Samsung SSDs provide faster read/write speeds, between 94k-98k read and 88k-90k write IOPS. GoDaddy does not offer SSDs on their line, but our Dedicated Server Hosting does.

Money Back Guarantee

We are confident in our services. Therefore, we offer a Full 30 Day Money Back Guarantee, regardless of the Dedicated Server Hosting plan you choose. GoDaddy offers a 2 day return restricted to specific plans.

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At InMotion Hosting, we grow with your company! Need more storage, a local backup drive or additional drive? Or a faster hardware RAID card? Simply ask and we will install it – usually within 48 hours. Upgrade your server at any time with InMotion Hosting. At GoDaddy, you are locked into the hardware their plans offer.


InMotion Hosting is employee-owned and operated. Being an independent organization, we can focus beyond just the bottom line. Our core values are built around meeting customer needs and constantly enhancing their experience. Our #1 goal is to thrill you, the customer! On the other hand, GoDaddy is a publicly traded company.

Dedicated IPs Included

InMotion Hosting offers a generous amount of free dedicated IPs.

5-15 IPs 3

Software & Hardware RAID

In addition to offering Software RAID configurations, InMotion Hosting partners with Cisco and Lenovo to provide high quality Hardware RAID cards. Our Hardware RAID Cards utilize NV Cache and offer excellent performance for your mission critical setup. GoDaddy only offers software RAID.

Free Server Management

We not only install your operating system’s security patches, but also pro-actively check to make sure they are updated to limit security risk. We also update your cPanel provide the newest and most stable cPanel & WHM features.

Hardware Replacement Guarantee

Our 2 hour hardware replacement guarantee is an additional peace of mind service, where we will replace any faulty hardware within 2 hours of notification. GoDaddy does not have a guarantee.

Custom Configuration

Your business is not a cookie-cutter business, why should you use GoDaddy’s cookie cutter web server? With InMotion Hosting, you can upgrade your processor, add more RAM, or even swap out a RAID card with more cache. The options are virtually unlimited.

One-on-One System Admin

Need help setting up your server? Need a professional to optimize your site? Want a system admin to speed up your pages? InMotion Hosting offers time with our Tier 3+ sysadmin, free of charge. GoDaddy doesn’t offer this service for free.

Blazing Fast 1Gbps Uplink Connection

InMotion Hosting includes lightning fast 1Gbps Connections on all of our Dedicated Servers.

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cPanel and WHM Included

InMotion Hosting gives you full control over your server with cPanel and WHM. Unlike many hosts, we include cPanel at no extra cost!

Network Uptime

Our BGP multi-homing and redundant switching network design maximizes uptime. We use 3 top tier bandwidth providers to keep you online. In the event one goes down, our smart routing technology will automatically switch providers.

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Pre-configured ‘Out of the Box’ Server

Our fully managed dedicated servers come preinstalled with LAMP stack. Everything you need to start your new server right.

Multi-Layer Advanced Defense System

InMotion Hosting partners with Corero to defend against DDoS attacks that lead to unplanned server outages. InMotion Hosting also has multi-layer, high-bandwidth switches that layer through various scripts and APIs to change the routing within the network itself on demand. All this to ensure you, our customer, stays online. GoDaddy puts that responsibility on you.

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

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  • cPanel & WHM Included
  • Samsung SSDs & High Performance CPUs
  • FREE One-on-One System Admin Support

Once again, InMotion Hosting has earned my appreciation and business. As you know, there is a lot of competition out there for web hosting and domain name registration. Time and again I use In Motion Hosting because the level of professionalism, ease to reach an English speaking, American support individual combined with easy to understand, transparent and reasonable fees cannot be beat. Not anywhere. In Motion is always easy to reach for any reason, and tech support when needed is 100% American, competent and responsive. Matt in your sales division was awesome as expected, and I’m on my way to starting our company’s newest website.”

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