One of the first things that comes to mind when thinking of choosing a hosting platform for your blog, is which one to go for?
Which hosting platform would be secure and reliable on the long run?
Since you are just starting out, you really don’t want to blow all your money on a hosting platform, right?
Well this blog post, is going to compare the two leading players in the shared hosting industry.
Inmotion OR Bluehost? Which One is The Best
When it come to choosing the right one among Inmotion Hosting & Bluehost, I would go ahead and say without a shadow of a doubt, that it is Inmotion.
But dont take my word for it, lets have a look at it.
A simple Google Search for Bluehost features will give you this link: https://www.bluehost.com/hosting-features
This URL has all features Bluehost talks about. Quite frankly, those features really don’t matter when you compare the hosting features and package available at Inmotion.
For Starters, Inmotion hosting uses SSD Storage for their hosting platform, that all by itself proves that they are faster than Bluehost which fails to mention anything about their Web Hosting Infrastructure.
I have worked with Bluehost & Inmotion for as long as a decade.
Ever since i started dabbling with websites and web development.
The company i used to work for had a reseller account from Bluehost.
Often times our customer’s website would go down without any prior notification from them.
The most common problem we faced with Bluehost is with emails.
Email hosting with Bluehost is a freaking nightmare.
This really did cause a problem to our brand image at the time.
Their support would take hours on top of hours to resolve any issue reported to them.
Now i really don’t to go on talking about a hosting service that made my life a living hell, so if you are interested I would like to redirect you to this Bluehost Review which breaks down in detail about their service.
Let me share with you a glimpse of the hell i was dealing with.
I got 16 of these emails on a Friday, a weekend in Oman and then i get the below mail which made me go WTF.
When i launched this blog and couple other websites, i was skeptical about Inmotion because i have never seen their ads as much as i have seen Bluehost.
I have never heard of anyone promoting or suggesting it as a hosting service, on the flip side, many entrepreneurs like Pat Flynn at smartpassiveincome.com (Huge fan) were promoting Bluehost like its the best thing ever.
Inmotion does cost alot more than Bluehost which is why it is so much better and really alot less painful to deal with.
I was impressed with Inmotion hosting’s support that i decided to take my “hosting relationship” to the next level by being their reseller for offering their service to my web hosting clients.
I gotta say this and am not exaggerating, i have never lost a single a client and neither have i heard anyone facing any issue with their hosting or emails.
Inmotion Hosting turned out to be the best investment i had ever made.
Now let me give some facts about Inmotion based on my experience. I don’t want to copy paste their features list over here and makes this page long. Thats not how i roll here.
- WordPress hosting with Inmotion gave me an additional layer of security in the login section without using any extra plugins. It provides a security feature to block the IP address temporarily for an hour, if the login failed more than 5 times.
- SSD Storage, meaning faster data retrieval and faster page load time. Good for SEO.
- Never faced any issue with emails, including my clients.
- Never had a downtime, including my clients.
- Prompt notification before a server upgrade or maintenance.
My Verdict: Inmotion Hosting
Based on my experience with both the platforms, i definitely recommend Inmotion Hosting as your web hosting provider.
My experience with Bluehost was not good at all and there are many people who feel the same way as I do.
When it comes to Inmotion, the price is quite higher than Bluehost but they really do deliver for it and at the end of the day it worth it, on the long run.
I have been a customer and an affiliate with Inmotion Hosting since, 2011 and prior to that with Bluehost.
I have done my best to give you my opinion based on my experience with each of them.
This banner has my affiliate link in it, so if you were to make a purchase and get started with Inmotion, it would be a huge support for me. 🙂
Thank you for reading this blog post. Let me know your experience with your hosting provider in the comments below.