InMotion Hosting Review

After 2 Years of testing, let’s package up all the InMotion Hosting Test Results and find out how they’ve performed so far…

InMotion Hosting Review – Testing Method

  • Prior to testing, I have setup identical content on all 8 Live Test Sites
  • Each week over 80,000 speed & uptime tests are run using independent tools, GTmetrix & Pingdom
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  • Test results below are from 04 Apr 2016 to 30 Dec 2017

Test #1: Speed

The GTmetrix Speed Test checks how long it takes for a website to fully load using a desktop internet browser. This test is then repeated every hour throughout the week (1,340 times).

  • InMotion Hosting’s speed has been a little inconsistent across 2016 & 2017. Their load times have been on a bit of a roller coaster, where some weeks they can be the fastest hosts, while other weeks they can drop to slowest. As a result, they find themselves in the middle of the pack.
  • InMotion is currently sitting in 5th place in our Speed Rankings.
InMotion Hosting Speed Test Results Table - Overall

H2 2017 Results

InMotion Hosting Speed Test Chart - Aug 2017 to Dec 2017
InMotion Hosting Speed Test Results Table - Aug 2017 to Dec 2017

H1 2017 Results

InMotion Hosting Speed Test Chart - Jan 2017 to Aug 2017
InMotion Hosting Speed Test Results Table - Jan 2017 to Aug 2017

2016 Results

InMotion Hosting Speed Test Chart - Apr 2016 to Dec 2016
InMotion Hosting Speed Test Results Table - Apr 2016 to Dec 2016

Test #2: Uptime

The Pingdom Uptime Test confirms that the website is actually accessible to visitors. This test is then repeated every minute throughout the week (80,640 times).

  • InMotion Hosting have also performed erratically when it comes to Uptime. There have been stretches of good followed by poor results, highlighted by their Week 41 performance of 58 minutes of downtime. An even more disappointing result happened in Week 55, where 135 minutes of downtime was logged.
  • InMotion is currently ranked 6th in our Uptime Rankings.
InMotion Hosting Uptime Test Results - Apr 2016 to Dec 2017

InMotion Hosting Review – Overall Test Results

The Overall Ranking accumulates the results from the speed & uptime tests to determine the #1 Host.

  • InMotion Hosting’s performance can probably be summarized as promising but inconsistent. They have had moments where they look as though they are world beaters, but then a disappointing week will come along to hurt their chances. InMotion’s 2017 performance was not as good as 2016, especially evident in their dropoff in Uptime. For InMotion to challenge for a Top 3 spot in 2018, they will need to significantly improve their consistency across the board.
  • InMotion is currently 4th in our Overall Rankings.
InMotion Hosting Overall Test Results - Apr 2016 to Dec 2017

How does InMotion Hosting compare to our 9 other Hosts?