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GoDaddy vs InMotion Hosting

Comparison
Compared options Visit GoDaddy Visit InMotion Hosting
Pricing
21 hosting plans 27 hosting plans
Starting price $4.99 / month $2.49 / month
Free domain Yes Yes
Coupons No No
User Ratings
1.5
4.1
Reliability 1.5
4.1
Pricing 1.7
4.0
User Friendly 1.6
4.1
Support 1.4
4.1
Features 1.5
4.1
User Reviews
557 reviews 236 reviews
Latest positive review
Nice Hosting
Muzaffer Bhat,
8.8
I host a blog site http://digitalbhat.com with GoDaddy and found it satisfactory. I recommend this host to all on merit basis and overall experience I had with the service provider.
Inmotion is super great
Nana Tamakloe,
9.6
I just moved there 3 months ago, prices are good. Support is good. And the server is much faster compared to my old one. The guys are casual and not like robots. I wish them much success. I feel at home here. Hope I wont need... More to review this review in future. Less
Latest negative review
Worst possible experience during Transition
Sunny G,
2.0
These guys call them web hosting experts, really,
a) They don't know how to transfer mail out, the content when it transitioned during builder upgrade lost.
b) They can't hold a screen share for technical support since they... More are two afraid of looking and actually at the trash they create including when I am starting zoom where they are not sharing anything on their end.
c) Their phone and Email integration is worst ever - never syncs up
Stay away and try something else
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Changing hosts!
Nilla's Photography,
2.8
I've been with InMotion for 4 years and only 1 site. Speed has got painfully worse.
Support isn't good and I've spent too many hours on chat and emails.
In October, my site was down for a several days due to Support's arrogan... More ce. My WP theme had a major update, which broke my site even though I built a Child theme.
I requested a restore and gave Support the exact file from which to restore. However, support restored from a 2018 backup! (Another issue - support creates all these old folders on my File Manager when dealing with problems, then doesn't delete them). It's only the 2nd time in 4 years that I requested a restore. Support was adamant that I was wrong and the restore was correct and from the Oct 2020 file. We know what we've designed and built over the years, right?
Finally after several days of my site looking incomplete - not really functional - and hours on chat, one support guy confirmed that the restore was from a 2018. He didn't know how that could of happened, even though I gave them the exact file name/date/etc. (I've built a staging site now.)
If that wasn't bad enough for the October month, last week InMotion emailed to advise that I had to delete files as my account was too large, or it was being moved to another server. I'd have temp details until propagation was complete. InMotion provides "unlimited disk space"!
I emailed twice to advise that I'd clear all the old folders (around 30GB) and heard nothing. Sunday just gone, I get another email saying the move was almost complete and not to make changes to my site or use temp details to make changes!
I've been arguing with InMotion ever since that I didn't want my account moved and that I wanted to delete the 30GB of useless files created by InMotion, but it moved my account regardless!
These are only a couple of problems that I've experienced in 4 years. I'm now looking at another host as I've had enough!
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Shared Hosting
6 plans from $5.99 to $39.99 4 plans from $2.49 to $12.99
Under $4 No

Lite

$2.49 / MO
  • Space: 10 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 1
View Lite plan
Under $8

Economy

$5.99 / MO
  • Space: 100 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 1
View Economy plan

Launch

$4.99 / MO
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 2
View Launch plan
Over $10

Ultimate

$12.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View Ultimate plan

Pro

$12.99 / MO
  • Space: 200 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 100
View Pro plan
VPS
4 plans from $4.99 to $69.99 12 plans from $5.00 to $160.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8

Enhance

$4.99 / MO
  • Space: 20 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Enhance plan

cVPS-1 Unmanaged

$5.00 / MO
  • Space: 25 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View cVPS-1 Unmanaged plan
Over $10

Launch

$19.99 / MO
  • Space: 100 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Launch plan

VPS 2GB

$17.99 / MO
  • Space: 45 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View VPS 2GB plan
Dedicated Server
8 plans from $129.99 to $399.99 5 plans from $139.99 to $539.99
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

DS-32

$129.99 / MO
  • Space: 4 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View DS-32 plan

Essential

$139.99 / MO
  • Space: 1 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Essential plan
Resellers
No
6 plans from $15.39 to $67.99
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

R-1000S

$15.39 / MO
  • Space: 80 GB
  • Bandwidth: 800.05 GB
  • Panel: cpanel
View R-1000S plan
SSL
3 plans from $63.99 to $135.99
No
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

Standard SSL DV

$63.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Standard SSL DV plan
No
Server Locations
2 of 6 1 of 6
North America Yes Yes
Europe No No
Asia Yes No
Oceania No No
South America No No
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
6 of 6 6 of 6
Live Chat Yes Yes
Phone Support Yes Yes
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support Yes Yes
Video guides Yes Yes
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
5 of 9 7 of 9
WordPress Yes Yes
Managed Wordpress Yes Yes
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal Yes Yes
Magento Yes Yes
Fantastico No Yes
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop No Yes
Zen Cart No No
OS Support
2 of 2 1 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET Yes No
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
0 of 7 2 of 7
PHP No Yes
Java No No
Python No No
Node.js No No
Django No No
Perl No No
Ruby on Rails No Yes
Database Support
0 of 3 2 of 3
MongoDB No No
MySQL No Yes
PostgreSQL No Yes
Payment Types Support
2 of 6 2 of 6
PayPal Yes Yes
Credit Card Yes Yes
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer No No
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
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Second

Winner

Winner

Winner: InMotion Hosting

Bruno Mirchevski Hosting Expert

While InMotion Hosting and GoDaddy offer many of the same types of hosting solutions, they really aren’t in the same league. InMotion consistently out ranks GoDaddy in every measurable category by both the team of HostAdvice experts, and actual customers who have reviewed the companies. While GoDaddy is a very well-known company, they seem to have forgotten that they need to put the quality of their hosting above the quality of their marketing campaign. For all of these reasons, and many others, declaring InMotion the winner in this comparison is a very easy decision.