InMotion Hosting makes a point of offering several different website hosting packages aimed at the business owner who needs reliable and feature-rich hosting. So who better to tell us about their services than Kathryn Marr, co-founder and CCO of Blue Ivory Creative? For three years now, Kathryn has used InMotion to host the site for her own web design firm as well as recommending it for her clients. Here’s why she chose InMotion and why stays with them.
I grew up in South Carolina as part of a hard-working family who never took time off for vacations. I always knew I wanted to explore the world and have a career on my own terms so it was natural that I developed a passion for entrepreneurship. I went to college and developed my leadership, sales and marketing skills while being mentored by top professionals such as one of the developers of Adobe Illustrator.
Today, I am proud to help other entrepreneurs create their own lifestyle through Blue Ivory Creative, the company I co-founded with my partner, Luke. My role in the company is to handle graphic design, web design and social media for our clients.
I have the Business Power Plan with InMotion Hosting. I chose this one because it allows me to host multiple websites from my account, which provides added value for my web clients. It works very well for my needs. However, I will be switching to the Pro Plan to host unlimited websites very soon.
I also maintain several hosting plans for my clients on InMotion hosting. So I do have experience managing VPS Hosting and Dedicated Server hosting, as well.
I chose this company based on all the features included in their packages for which other hosting companies charge extra. One of the biggest appeals to me was the automatic backups they do for every site every 24 hours. This has saved me multiple times! I had also heard great things about their speed and customer support and that really appealed to me. Finally, they’re ranked the #1 Business Host, and that stood out to me instantly.
My experiences have always been excellent.
Recently, I made some updates to my website and, in the transfer process, somehow lost a lot of the content of my site. Panicked and certain that I lost my site permanently, I used the customer support live chat feature on InMotion Hosting’s website. The representative was polite, spoke English well, and was able to completely restore a backup that was made automatically within one hour of getting in touch with them. He also gave me tips on avoiding the same mistake again. It was a wonderful experience and, quite frankly, saved me!
I love all of the features included at no extra charge. This includes backups every 24 hours, solid state drives on their servers (which are MUCH faster!), cPanel (very important to easily manage a site), and unlimited storage space. With other hosts that I’ve used, I’ve had to perform manual backups, or have run out of storage space. So it’s very refreshing to have those features included.
One of the cons is that you do have to pay for a full year upfront. This is perfectly fine for myself and many of my clients, but if you’re unsure about the longevity of your project, or if you’re not going to stick with InMotion, it can be a bit of a downside. Honestly, I haven’t really experienced any other cons; the customer support and uptime are excellent!
Absolutely. For nearly any type of business, InMotion hosting is extremely reliable, which is critical, especially if they sell their products online. A lot is included for a very reasonable price and the customer service has been very helpful every time that I’ve used them. I do recommend InMotion to every one of my clients and I would also recommend them to other web design firms.
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