From HostMonster to InMotionHosting

After almost 10 years with www.HostMonster.com I decided to switch to www.inmotionhosting.com.

During these last 8 months with HostMonster my experience has not been a good one. Between their inability to control DDoS attacks and my sites going down a few times per month, it was just eating too much of my time. However, there was a time HostMonster was a very good web host. This is not the case as of this post. HostMonster tech support say, the company is going through a lot of changes. Hopefully they get this under control before it ends up hurting their brand. Good luck to HostMonster.

After some research I signed up at www.inmotionhosting.com. The thing that sold me was they include SSD's in all their web hosting plans and their up time is almost perfect. Now that my websites run on SSD drives they run much faster. As for working in cPanel everything is very snappy with no lag at all. SSD's really do make a big difference in website performance and backend management. As far as I know, inmotionhosting is one of the first to offer SSD's on a shared hosting plan for lower than average prices. HostMonster's cPanel use to lag me out from time to time, or my FTP client simply would not connect. My connection speeds are (100mb/30mb).

Anyway, I will be testing my new web host "inmotionhosting" over the next 3 months and will post a follow up to this article.

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  • Over the past 5 weeks or so with InMotionHosting I’ve learned a lot about this company.

    Unfortunately, from the beginning, I had issues with InMotionHosting. Good thing I left half my sites on HostMonster because the sites I transferred to InMotionHosting were constantly having issues loading. This lasted for about 5 weeks. Call me Mr. Patience. I knew my sites were clean and as optimized as I wanted. When I called InMotionHosting Support they would recommend things like caching plugins, plugins for image optimization, plugins for this and that and everything else I’ve already tried. I knew it was them all along, and not anything a plugin was going to fix. Plugins will sometimes make thing worse. So be careful with using plugins to “fix” your website.

    After a few weeks of dealing with InMotionHosting tech support I found out the server I was on was over loaded with accounts and those accounts were abusing their bandwidth… It was a nightmare. So I requested my account be moved to a healthier server. That took 2 weeks to happen.
    The good news, they finally moved my account to the new server and all issues disappeared. Now I can say the service is very smooth, sure it only took 5 weeks for it to happen and several hours on the phone.

    Now I can honestly I am happy with InMotionHosting. 😊 I will say the snappiness of their cPanel is awesome. I am able to navigate the cPanel at lighting speeds compared to HostMonster. InmotionHosting cPanel is seriously fast and worth a look.