Hostinger vs InMotion Hosting: What We Think
Commentary by WHSR Staff, Timothy Shim
Lithuania may not be many users first choice as the source of web hosting services but a surprisingly decent company started out there in the form of Hostinger. After a few name changes and hitting some small speed bumps along the way, Hostinger today hosts over 29 million users and has spread its office across the globe.
InMotion Hosting is one of our favoured web hosts and although they are US-based they offer a huge number of very positive features that should impress almost any would-be website owner. From an industry-leading 90-day money back guarantee to free site migration services, this company wants you to host with them and is willing to do what it takes to keep you there.
At the same time, mature sites who are looking for a change should also feel stress-free with either since after being around for so long, they have grown to offer many different types of plans which should satisfy even the most demanding of users.
The different type of hosting services offered by InMotion Hosting.
InMotion Hosting: Better Speed Test Results
With its wide geographic business spread, Hostinger has data centres on three continents and does remarkably well in our speed tests. InMotion Hosting has also proven to offer some of the best performing servers we’ve seen to date and almost always clock in at less than 450ms TTFB.
TTFB for Hostinger test site below 600ms.
InMotion Hosting TTFB: 415ms.
Both hosts also have very good uptime records which, while not perfect, are more than good enough for anything except critical services.
If you’re looking for any major differences, the only thing I could probably say is that on one side, Hostinger edges slightly ahead with great security features such as BitNinja’s DDoS protection, but InMotion really comes out tops for customer support.
Customer support is a cornerstone of almost any service and InMotion Hosting offers this through a wide range of channels. From live chat and a ticket system to even connecting with them via Skype, we’re tried them out and feel that their reputation for excellent customer service is well deserved.
These are two hosts that almost anyone should have no issue picking up on and they are ready for you to grow to any size you would need. Hostinger does have a slight edge over InMotion in terms of price but to me the advantage of that is slightly debatable.
Hostinger: Cheaper Entry Plan
This is because to really take advantage of Hostinger’s cheapest plans (steepest discounts) you’ll have to sign on with them for an incredibly long period of time (as long as 48 months!) I don’t really recommend signing on with any service for that long a period, so choose wisely.
I also must add that InMostion Hosting, while being slightly pricier than Hostinger does have plans that I feel are just that bit more competitive. What they offer feels more substantial than the usual bling and they’ve got the numbers to back them up.
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