Below is a comparison of HostGator (http://www.hostgator.com) and InMotion Hosting (http://www.inmotionhosting.com)
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HostGator and InMotion Hosting are two hosting services that have been around for some time. Because both companies stand for experience and quality, it can be difficult to choose one over the other for your hosting needs. However, there are subtle differences between the two that may tip the scales toward one service or another. This review will cover all the features of both HostGator and InMotion Hosting, to help you choose the best hosting service for your needs.
Plan Features and Pricing
Both HostGator and InMotion Hosting offer three different web hosting packages, but HostGator's least expensive plan is the cheapest of the two companies. The basic HostGator package also offers additional eCommerce features over InMotion Hosting. The mid-range plans have the same monthly subscription rate, but HostGator's business plan is considerably less than InMotion. Both of the business plans were pretty well loaded, so there is little you would need to add to your service beyond the basic business package.
HostGator and InMotion Hosting both guarantee a 99.9% uptime, and InMotion Hosting offers its exclusive Speed Zone technology to ensure your systems continue to run as fast as possible. HostGator has invested in green technology to help keep their systems running smoothly without leaving a carbon footprint. In reliability ratings, these two hosting companies score fairly evenly, so you need to decide which technology you prefer to invest in.
These companies both offer round-the-clock technical support, but we have found that HostGator tends to rank a little higher in customer satisfaction than InMotion. Both provide phone, email and live chat for customers, so you can choose the point of contact that is most comfortable for you. HostGator also offers a support portal, with tutorials and articles to help business owners set up and maintain their web hosting service. We couldn't find any such portal available through InMotion, although customers claim the live support is quick and thorough.
All of the hosting plans available through InMotion Hosting are based on Linux servers, which work well for most hosting customers. However, HostGator offers a choice of Linux or Windows hosting, making it a bit easier for a business owner to tailor his hosting services to his specific needs. It also appears that HostGator may offer the greatest value for the money, particularly in the area of eCommerce features. HostGator provides more freebies in their web hosting packages and is still able to beat InMotion Hosting's prices on most of their plans.
Both HostGator and InMotion are well respected, experienced hosting companies that have withstood the test of time thus far. However, when comparing the features of each plan, we found that HostGator offers its customers a little bit more for their hard-earned dollars. HostGator also seems to have more satisfied customers, which is a big factor in choosing a company you will enjoy working with. We like both of these companies, but tend to recommend HostGator to most business customers due to the value and the high customer service rating.
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