InMotion Hosting vs. FatCow

Our Shared Hosting plans are the perfect option for static websites, database-driven content management systems, online stores and custom applications. We offer:

  • Solid-State Drives for 20x faster hosting
  • FREE domain or domain transfer
  • 90-day money-back guarantee
  • Unlimited disk space & bandwidth
  • FREE data backups
  • 1-click application installer
  • U.S.-based support available 24/7/365
    via phone, chat and email
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Listing of Features comparing InMotion Hosting to FatCow
Features InMotion Hosting FatCow

Free Solid-State Drives

InMotion Shared Hosting includes free Solid-State Drives (SSD) that offer higher performance than standard spinning hard disk drives. During our internal benchmark test, we found SSD to be about 20 times faster than our SAS 15K drives. With this level of performance, your content gets delivered to your visitors quicker. FatCow does not offer Shared SSD Hosting.

Money-Back Guarantee

We are so confident you will love our InMotion Business Hosting product, we give you 90 days to try it out. If you are not completely satisfied with our product or service, you can request your money back. No questions asked. FatCow only offers a full money-back guarantee for 30 days.

90 Days

30 Days

Max Speed Zones

InMotion Hosting has data centers on both the West Coast and the East Coast of the United States. We give you your choice based on location and proximity for optimal speeds, something we call Max Speed Zones. FatCow does not allow you to choose your data center.


In addition to offering SSH Access, Ruby, and PHP, we offer both MySQL and PostgreSQL as options for your database management. This gives you the flexibility to develop applications with the database you feel more comfortable with. FatCow does not offer PostgreSQL.

Free Domain

We offer a FREE domain with all 1 and 2 year Business Hosting plans. If you don’t want to purchase one during checkout, we’ll give you a free domain credit to use at a later time for all of the major TLDs including .com, .net, .org, .us, .biz or .info. FatCow also offers a free domain with the purchase of a Shared Hosting plan.

Pre-Installed WordPress

Get the popular Content Management System (CMS) WordPress installed with your hosting package on checkout. No need for any manual download or setup. InMotion Hosting gets you started as soon as you purchase your Shared Hosting plan. FatCow does not preinstall WordPress for their Shared Hosting plans.


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!

Free Data Backups

InMotion Hosting offers FREE data backups (up to 10GB) every 24-36 hours. Frequent data backups are very important for retaining your business-critical web information in case of data loss. FatCow offers automated data backups at an annual price of $12.95.

Every 24-36 Hours


Unlimited Disk Space & Bandwidth

Both InMotion Hosting and FatCow Shared Hosting plans all come equipped with unlimited disk space and bandwidth. Instead of worrying about limited megabytes and gigabytes, you get to focus on the thing that really matters, running your website(s).

Based on information available 6/10/2015. For corrections or suggestions, please email

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The service we are now receiving from techs like Jonathon H. is far superior than what we had at FatCow. As a business, we appreciate techs like him that tackle and solve issues immediately. It makes a big difference to us, being able to rely on support at InMotion Hosting to keep our business running smoothly and our clients happy and free of needing to know there is even a problem."
David N.

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