Hi! I’m the editor here at Bitcatcha and today I get to interview our founder, Daren, about his experience with Inmotion Hosting, which provides the VPS for this site, Bitcatcha.com.
I’ve written a review about Inmotion Hosting and found it to be a very reliable hosting service with tons of great features and lots of ways to help your business grow. But I wanted to hear it straight from someone who uses Inmotion Hosting in a robust manner. So, let’s get to it!
First of all, thank you for inviting me to do this interview. It’s my pleasure to share my knowledge about Inmotion with my readers.
My name is Daren and I’ve been webmaster & developer of quite a few sites in the last decade. I currently run multiple websites, including this one, and use 12 hosting companies.
Of course, this interview will focus on Inmotion Hosting and I have a lot of information to share regarding my experience over the past several years with them.
Back in October 2009, I came across Inmotion Hosting while researching a new hosting company and decided to give it a try. So I signed up for their Power Plan, which is a shared business hosting plan. Now it is 6 years later and I’ve also added the VPS 2000S plan, which gives me my own virtual private server with SSD, cPanel license and unlimited everything (databases, websites, FTP accounts, email accounts).
I host 2 websites with my Inmotion Power plan. One is a foreclosure-listing site and the other one is about webmastering. My foreclosure-listing site is a static HTML site with a minimum level of PHP used; while my second site is a WordPress blog. Both of these websites are affiliate sites that earn revenue for me.
While for my VPS I use it as the website hosting server as well as email hosting server for bitcatcha.com.
Interesting question. I will have to refresh my memory!
As mentioned above, I use Inmotion Hosting as my business host. Therefore I had a couple of concerns: 1) cost; and 2) quality. I wanted to achieve a balance between these 2 factors which would result in a good value.
I wanted a package that included cPanel since it’s an established control panel and I already had experience using it. Also I needed the hosting to be stable and have excellent uptime of at least 99.9 percent. Speed was my concern, too. I wanted my websites to load quickly. The Max Speed Zone feature of Inmotion Hosting definitely got my attention. With this feature I can choose the location of my datacenter to better serve my visitors.
So I eventually decided to try out Inmotion Hosting due to its quality and the fact that it provides the features I wanted most. And I know I made the right move because I have been very satisfied and am still with them 6 years later.
I find it very handy. I can easily complete any task in a few clicks. Of course, this is what user-friendly means, right? The instructions are clear too.
Softaculous is something worth mentioning in cPanel. I used it to install WordPress in just one click. That was real easy. Besides WordPress there are many more pre-installed programs like Joomla and Drupal.
From the cPanel on my VPS server, I can access SSH, my databases, root access and easily manage my account, such as adding new domains or seeing how much bandwidth I’m using. I also use SSH to initial the Bitcatcha Server Speed Checker. It’s really convenient to have access to all that through a single portal.
Superb! There is really nothing much to say about this. There are months they achieved 100 percent uptime while others 99.98 – 99.99 percent. I know this because I track my website’s uptime. You can check out Bitcatcha.com’s uptime record at Inmotion Hosting Review page
Honestly the answer depends on how you use the hosting. In my case, I did not come across any disadvantages using Inmotion for my hosting. I really can’t think of anything about them that is not up to my standards.
The only disadvantage (if it’s even considered one) is their pricing. I renewed my plan recently and of course the price went up. It is a reasonable cost but it would be nice if they offered a discount for loyal customers. :)
Note: As a Bitcatcha reader, you can get a 50 percent discount on shared hosting plans, 40 percent off for VPS and 36 percent off dedicated hosting packages. Learn more here
Both the Power plan and the VPS 2000S plan use SSD servers. This makes their servers up to 20 times faster than those that use spinning drives. SSD, along with the Max Speed Zone feature, really make all my websites load much faster.
Not at all. Well, let’s put it this way: I will switch if the host gets unreliable with a lot of downtime, which is something I simply can’t have happen with Bitcatcha. So far, Inmotion Hosting meets all my expectations and since I’ve been with them for 6 years, I really don’t expect that to change.
Look no further, go with Inmotion Hosting, the service that provides excellent reliability and stability to Bitcatcha! I’m absolutely biased. :)
Thank you too. It’s been fun being on the other side of the interview process for once!