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WebHostingPad VS InMotion Hosting – An In-Depth Comparison on the Web Hosting Service

updated on Sep 14, 2014
WebHostingPad VS InMotion Hosting – An In-Depth Comparison on the Web Hosting Service WebHostingPad and InMotion have a large number of similarities in their products. For example, they both offer budget-friendly web hosting packages for individuals and small businesses. Therefore, this comparison is made to analyze the quality of their services and to make clear of the common things as well as the differences between them.

To work out an unbiased comparison, we have reviewed both companies' reputation, web hosting price, feature, uptime, speed and technical support. Based on the information collected and monitoring statistics, we have given ratings on some aspects of them. Read details in the following table.

RatingWebHostingPadInMotion Hosting
Plan in ComparisonPower PlanLaunch
Price
Feature
Loading Speed
Uptime
Support
Customer Reviews181196
Customer Rating
Recommended
WebsiteWebHostingPad.comInMotionHosting.com

Price & Discount

Price & Discount WebHostingPad has 2 shared hosting packages named Power Plan and Power Plan Plus, the regular price of which starts from $4.95/mo. With the discount offered at present, the effective price of the Power Plan is now as low as $1.99/mo. This low rate is locked to long-period terms that are more than 3 years, and that for 2-year subscription is $2.99/mo.

For extras, the Power Plan includes $25 Google AdWords credits, $25 Bing/Yahoo search credits, and a 30 days money back guarantee.

InMotion has 3 upgradable shared hosting packages – Launch, Power and Pro which are $6.99/mo, $8.99/mo and $14.99/mo originally. Since the company provides a limited-time 50% discount for Launch and Power in the current promotion for all subscriptions through the promotional link below, the cost of Launch starts from only $3.49/mo.

Included in Launch are not only the basic features, but also a lot of free ones, such as $275 advertising credits for Google, Bing, Yahoo, Twitter, YP Listing and Amazon, automated daily data backups, premium website builder, and a worry-free 90 days full refund guarantee.

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Features

Both of the companies offer the same unlimited disk space, bandwidth and email accounts, and utilize cPanel as the account panel and Softaculous for the installation of applications like WordPress and Joomla. However, there are still many differences in some other features like the support for SSH.

Read the following table for the 2 companies' support for some important features.

RatingWebHostingPadInMotion Hosting
Plan in ComparisonPower PlanLaunch
Disk SpaceUnlimitedUnlimited
BandwidthUnlimitedUnlimited
Control PanelcPanelcPanel
1-Click InstallerSoftaculousSoftaculous
PHP 5
Perl
PostgreSQL
Ruby
PHPMyAdmin
SSH
SSD
Daily Backups
Money Back Guarantee30 Days90 Days
Uptime Guarantee99%99.9%
Regular Price$4.95/mo$6.99/mo
Discount40%50%
Current Price (For 2-Year Term)$2.99/mo$3.49/mo
How to ClaimLink ActivationLink Activation

Uptime & Speed

WebHostingPad guarantees 99% uptime, which means that the downtime totaling 72 hours per month is reasonable for the company. Honestly speaking, this is not as good as its competitor which guarantees 99.9% uptime and allows no more than 7.2 hours' downtime per month.

Of course, the guarantee is not a proof for the reliability in practice. Therefore, we have done server monitoring for the 2 companies to see their real uptime for at least 3 months. The results of the monitoring are as following:
  • WebHostingPad: Averages 99.51% uptime in the past 3 months, and 99.48% in the past 30 days.
  • InMotion: Averages 99.96% uptime in the past 3 months, and 100% in the past 30 days.

As for speed, WebHostingPad cannot match with its competitor either because InMotion is really a leader in this aspect. The company operates 2 data centers with locations on the east and west coast respectively, both of which are equipped with first-rate facilities like Dell servers and Cisco networks, and cutting-edge technologies including BGP smart routing, Max Speed Zone and direct peering. All of these factors contribute much to speed boost.

According to our monitoring, the server response time of InMotion averages 237ms in the past month, which is approximately 235% faster than that of WebHostingPad. Read details in the following chart.

Technical Support

Technical Support Both of the 2 companies provide every customer with 24x7 US based technical support via phone, live chat and email. The support covers website transfer from another provider, technical issues encountered in hosting, and so on. All of the 3 ways are quite convenient for both professionals and newbies. But our experience of trying to contact the 2 companies' support team shows that the response from InMotion is much faster.

In addition, InMotion has a more helpful support center than its competitor, which includes over 3000 articles with tutorials on email, domain name and website, dozens of education channels, and hundreds of video tutorials. These are useful resources for webmasters who want to learn more about web hosting or solve issues by themselves.

Which Is the Better Web Host?

Based on the price, feature, performance and technical support compared above, we'd like to recommend InMotion as the winner as its web hosting service adds more value for customers no matter they are personal bloggers or small business owners.

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