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InMotion VS ReliaCloud

InMotion VS ReliaCloud

The web hosting industry is filled with companies who can offer a single hosting plan suitable for most websites. However, some websites need a little more computing power and hosting options, and can quickly outgrow a single-server hosting plan.

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Both ReliaCloud and InMotion Hosting has growing websites covered with expandable options. InMotion offers expanding single-server plans, as well as VPS and dedicated server plans as well. ReliaCloud is breaking new ground with their cloud server configuration technology that provides complete flexibility and growth options.

Which of these hosts are best suited for your business? We take a closer look at each and provide our recommendation below.

Pricing

InMotion has set plans available for their customers. They do offer personal plans with limited features ranging from $3 to $5. Their three business plans are $5.95 for the “Launch” plan, $7.95 for the “Power” plan, and $13.95 for the “Pro” plan.

The ReliaCloud pricing structure is like a cafeteria plan and depends completely on what you the client need. You get to choose your server(s), server hours, outbound data transfer, operating system, and number of IP addresses. A basic ReliaCloud plan comes out to about $36 per month.

Products and Services

ReliaCloud doesn’t offer a lot of extras in terms of products and services. Instead, they focus on bringing Enterprise-Class service and reliability through their unique cloud server configuration.

InMotion offers professional web design to their customers, and has Google Adwords specialists on hand for professional consultation of search engine optimization. They also offer a 90 day money back guarantee on all plans.

Web Hosting Features

At InMotion their personal plans come with limited features, but suitable for a personal website or blog. Their business plans all come with unlimited disk space and monthly traffic, and clients get multiple websites on each account, up to 25 sites on the Pro plan. All plans come with ready support for all the popular scripting languages, multimedia, and a choice of free eCommerce shopping carts with all plans.

The ReliaCloud option is truly set up for customization and configurability for each client. Customers can upload their own software and scripts, and manage their server space as they see fit.

Customer Service

InMotion wants to exceed customers’ expectations on support and is at the ready 24 hours a day via phone, and provides clients with an online support center filled with articles, tutorials, and community support.

ReliaCloud does offer online chat support, as well as online articles and video tutorials, though not as extensive as InMotion.

Recommendations

ReliaCloud is pioneering the field in cloud server technology and configuration. Their plans are still quite expensive and it takes a real web master to be able to manage the account. InMotion offers a great set of plans with a 99.9% uptime promise and money back guarantee. Their support is top-notch and they allow growth with business websites. Our recommendation for the small to medium size business owner goes to InMotion.

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