InMotion vs IXWebHosting – Compare Hostings – InMotion Review
For individuals and businesses that want to establish their own web presence, finding the best possible web hosting service is an absolute must. However, with a plethora of companies offering numerous hosting plans, finding the best one is no easy task. In fact, it actually can be both confusing and daunting. With that in mind, we are going to take a look at two popular Linux web hosting services, InMotion and IX WebHosting, and see how they measure up when compared side by side.
Both InMotion and IX WebHosting are rated highly by users, since both share many handy features in common. Both guarantee 99.9% uptime, provide powerful software to guard email accounts against unwanted spam. Both offer free domains with site builders and instant setups at no extra charge. There also are a lot of inexhaustible things that come with a web hosting plan from each company, such as disk space, backups, bandwidth, MySQL databases, FTP accounts, POP3 accounts, e-mail aliases, auto responders, sub-domains, add-on domains, hosted domains and parked domains. In addition, each company offers user guides, video tutorials and 24-hour server monitoring and telephone support.
However, InMotion offers an appreciably broader range of customer service options, with an online FAQ list and 24-hour webchat in addition to support via telephone. InMotion’s e-commerce package is also far more substantial, containing options for dedicated IP, shared SSL, open PGP/GPG encryption, merchant account support and Google Checkout whereas IX WebHosting offers only dedicated IP and shared SSL. InMotion’s range of application and scripting support is also wider, as it enables Python, GD, streaming audio and video, Shockwave, Joomla, Mambo, Moodle and b2evolution, which IX WebHosting does not.
Although InMotion’s $5.95 average monthly price is $2 than that of IX WebHosting, it is fair to say that InMotion offers a whole lot more, especially in terms of customer service, e-commerce and application support, thus clearly making it the better of the two choices.
Review by Kirill KK