InMotion Hosting vs. HostWinds VPS Hosting

Our VPS Hosting plans provide a scalable, flexible and reliable option with generous amounts of RAM, storage and bandwidth to support a myriad of website needs.

  • Solid-State Drives for 20x Faster Hosting
  • Unlimited Domains and Websites
  • eCommerce Optimized
  • 90-Day Money-Back Guarantee
  • Free Website Migrations
  • Unlimited Email Accounts
  • U.S.-Based Support Available 24/7/365 via Phone, Chat and Email

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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. HostWinds does not offer optimized software configurations, only an application installer.

cPanel License Included

All of our 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.


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. Hostwinds does not offer cloud-based real-time redundancy for their Linux SSD VPS Hosting plans.

Free Solid-State Drives

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. Hostwinds also offers VPS Hosting plans that include solid-state drives.

Live-State Snapshots

Our Live-State Snapshots, sometimes to referred to as "hot" snapshots, provides users with the convenience of quickly and easily creating an identical copy of their VPS at any time. What makes our Snapshots different than most, including Hostwinds, is that you can take a snapshot while the VPS is currently running. Many providers force you to shutdown or stop the VPS before you capture a snapshot image. Use Live-State Snapshots as an additional disaster recovery tool during updates or upgrades.

SSH & Root Access

If you are an experienced developer and are looking to have your VPS provisioned quickly so you can get SSH access and root credentials to start making updates, InMotion Hosting VPS plans offer you that power. Both InMotion Hosting and Hostwinds offer SSH and root access with their VPS Hosting plans.

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. Hostwinds only offers a free domain for Shared or Business customers - not VPS customers - on one year or longer service plans, up to a $25 domain.

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. Based on the Refund Policy in the Hostwinds Knowledge Base, Money Back Guarantees are not offered on any VPS plan.

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Based on information available 12-28-2022. For corrections or suggestions, please email [email protected]

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