InMotion Hosting Dedicated Server Review

By

Cosmo

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Oct 1 - 2014

InMotionHosting

Dedicated Server Hosting Review

InMotion Hostingis one of the bigger web hosting companies on the market today and has been in business since 2001.

InMotion Hosting was started back in February of 2001 with a small team that has grown to 70 employees as of 2010 with 55 located in its Virginia Beach office and 15 in its Los Angeles office. Of that number, 39 (or 55%) of InMotion's staff were devoted to customer service and systems.


InMotion Hosting's specializes in high-performance business class hosting offered in a comprehensive range of shared, VPS and dedicated server packages. It is also one of the industry's most awarded web host since its inception in 2001.


Dedicated Server Hosting Plans

For high-traffic sites requiring the best web hosting performance, InMotion Hosting offers 2 classes of dedicated server platforms that have 3 plans in each class. Its standard dedicated server hosting -Essential, Advanced & Elite- with the following specifications :

Dedicated Server Essential Advanced Elite

Intel CPU Specs

Core®

E2220 / E5400

Xeon®

E3-1220v2

Xeon®

E3-1230v2

Clock Speed

2.4 GHz

Varies

3.1 GHz

Turbo

3.3 GHz

Turbo

Cores

2

4

4

Threads

2

4

8

CPU Cache

1-2 MB

8 MB

8 MB

RAM

4 GB

8 GB

16 GB

Disk Space

500 GB

1 TB

1 TB

Premium Transfer

6 TB

monthly

10 TB

monthly

10 TB

monthly

Full cPanel Licence

2-Hour Hardware Replacement

Enterprise-class CentOS

Dedicated IP Addresses

5

10

15

99.99% Net Guarantee

Smart Routing™ Technology

30-Day Money Back

Guarantee

12 Month Term

1 year plan

$119.99

monthly

$159.99

monthly

$229.99

monthly

6 Month Term

Half year plan

$129.99

monthly

$179.99

monthly

$249.95

monthly

Monthly Term

1 month plan

$149.99

monthly

$199.99

monthly

$269.99

monthly

For the most demanding business websites, InMotion Hosting offers some of the most powerful enterprise-level dedicated server platforms in the market with its Commercial Class range of servers -Commercial Class 500, Commercial Class 1000 & Commercial Class 2000- with the following specifications :

Dedicated Servers CC-500 CC-1000 CC-2000

Intel CPU Specs

Xeon®

E5-2430v2

Xeon®

E5-2430v2

Dual Xeon®

E5-2430v2

Intel QPI

Clock Speed

2.5 GHz

Turbo

2.5 GHz

Turbo

2.5 GHz

Turbo

Cores

6

6

12

Threads

12

12

24

CPU Cache

15 MB

15 MB

15 MB

RAM

16 GB

32 GB

64 GB

Disk Space

1 TB

RAID-1

600 GB

RAID-1

1200 GB

RAID-5

Premium Transfer

15 TB

monthly

15 TB

monthly

15 TB

monthly

Full cPanel Licence

2-Hour Hardware Replacement

99.9% Uptime Guarantee

30-Day Money Back Guarantee

Enterprise-class CentOS

Dedicated IP Addresses

15

15

15

12 Month Term

1 year plan

$419.99

monthly

$489.99

monthly

$589.99

monthly

6 Month Term

Half year plan

$449.99

monthly

$539.99

monthly

$629.99

monthly

Monthly Term

1 month plan

$479.99

monthly

$569.99

monthly

$669.99

monthly

Automatic Renewal of Plans

Like all other web hosts today, InMotion Hosting will renew its customers plans after the expiry of their initial registered hosting terms as a courtesy. This is a standard web hosting industry practice but one which potential customers may be unaware of.


This discretion is stated in InMotion Hosting'sTerms of Service:


2.  Cancellation Policy

The Initial Term shall begin upon commencement of the Services to Customer. After the Initial Term, this Agreement shall automatically renew. Additionally after the initial term, you acknowledge, agree and authorize company to automatically bill and/or charge on your credit card for successive terms of equal length as the initial term, unless terminated or canceled by either party as provided in this section.


Cancellation / Refund policy

InMotion Hosting's dedicated server plans are backed by a30-day money back guaranteethat offers the following refund schemes :

Plan Term Business Class VPS Dedicated

Monthly Term

1 month plan

90-Day

Guarantee

30-Day

Guarantee

30-Day

Guarantee

6-Month Term

Half year plan

90-Day

Guarantee

90-Day

Guarantee

30-Day

Guarantee

12 Month Term

1 year plan

90-Day

Guarantee

90-Day

Guarantee

30-Day

Guarantee

Standard non-refundable fees are excluded from refunds including domain name registrations and setup fees.


Customers exercising InMotion's free domain name promotion will have $11.95 deducted from their entitled refund per domain name as well as a $5.00 administrative fee. The registered domain name(s) will for the customer to keep.


Uptime

InMotion Hosting's dedicated server plans are backed by a network guarantee that provides a prorated credit for the amount of time the dedicated server is down.


Dedicated servers offer the best uptime of all web hosting solutions and are generally unaffected by server downtime arising from excessive consumption of shared server resources by other users on the same server (e.g in shared hosting environments).


However, customers may still experience downtime in cases such as unexpected hardware failure or power blackouts that neither can be foreseen nor is under the control of the web hosting company.


Plan Features & Add-Ons

InMotion Hosting's plans come with numerous features and extra add-ons - some which may come with additional monthly charges. Click on the links below to learn more.

Green Hosting

InMotion Hosting is considerably more proactive than its peers when it comes to green or environmentally-friendly hosting. Virtually all web hosts operate large data centers which consume large amounts of energy, a substantial portion which goes into cooling and air-conditioning to moderate the temperature of the data centers so that they function optimally and don't overheat.


It opened up thefirst ever Green Data Centerin Los Angeles that uses Outside Air Cooling Technology, reducing cooling costs by 70% and cutting InMotion's carbon output by 2000 tons annually. This is comparable to the cooling methods that Google uses to moderate the temperatures of its servers.


InMotion Hosting has also partnered withTrees For The Future, a non-profit organization dedicated to sustainable agroforestry to provide for the planting of 5,000 trees throughout the developing world.


Special offers

InMotion Hosting periodically offers discounts on its web hosting plans. Do check out ourInMotion Hosting Promotionspage for the latest available promotions.


Conclusion

InMotion Hostingis a good web hosting choice with a complete range of business class hosting plans that cater to businesses that want a solid online presence with good uptime. Its powerful Commercial Class servers are suitable for the most demanding high-traffic business websites.



In a

nutshell

* For web hosting company in general and not to specific plans.

Pros

1.

Business Class Hosting

InMotion Hosting offers a robust range of business class shared hosting plans that cater to ecommerce sites. It also offers a powerful selection of dedicated server plans in its Commercial Class range.

2.

Long Refund Periods

InMotion Hosting offers a 90 day money back guarantee with its shared hosting plans. It also offers a 30 day guarantee with its VPS and even dedicated server plans.

3.

Uptime Refunds

InMotion Hosting will provide one month of credit for its Business Class plans if there is downtime in excess of the 99.9% guaranteed. Its dedicated plans are also covered by a network guarantee that offers a prorated refund for downtime experienced.

Cons

1.

More pricey

InMotion Hosting's plans are slightly more costly than its peers as it caters more to high-performance sites.

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