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Is InMotion Hosting reliable? InMotion Hosting Uptime Stats

InMotion Hosting is known for their free domains, free data backup, green data centers, and a 90 day money back guarantee. They have been operating since 2001, and host over 500K sites. Their data centers are located in Los Angeles, CA and Ashburn, VA (near Washington D.C.)

I have purchased a hosting plan on InMotion Hosting and set up a typical web site. I use that example website to run these tests. Learn more about how I test.

Here's the plan information I chose:

Plan NameBusiness Launch
Cost$6.99/month
Disk SpaceUnlimited
BandwidthUnlimited
Uptime Guarantee99.9%
Money-Back Guarantee90 days
NotesThey had to call me to verify before setting up my account. They normally only do this during business hours, but you can call them if it's at night. After verification my site was ready within 30 minutes.

Uptime Test

This test is performed by measuring the % uptime of a host. Higher is better.

I use Pingdom to report website uptime. Pingdom is configured to make an HTTP request to the host every minute, and report if it is unreachable. It'll also report an error if the host takes longer than 30 seconds to respond (Yes, that's not actually down, but if your site takes that long to respond it is unusable in my opinion). Pingdom performs this test from at least 3 servers worldwide, and reports a problem if 2/3 servers do no respond.

This test is important if you are concerned about the reliability of your web host (this is important!)

Measuring uptime with Pingdom

InMotion Hosting Uptime Test Results

InMotion Hosting (full benchmark) performs great in the Uptime test, with an average result of 99.96 percent. Its best run was 100.00 %, but has been as bad as 93.68 %. InMotion Hosting's most recent result on Jan 18 was 100.00 percent. When InMotion goes down, they typically are unavailable for only a minute or two. That's alright in my book. They're one of the only hosts that lets you know ahead of time of upcoming maintenance, and how long you can expect your server to be unreachable. I appreciate the communication.

Let's see if InMotion Hosting is consistent in its uptime stats:

Recent Raw Results for InMotion Hosting

Date Uptime Downtime Outages Avg Response Time
2017-01-18100.000 %0 mins0737 ms
2017-01-17100.000 %0 mins0745 ms
2017-01-16100.000 %0 mins0723 ms
2017-01-15100.000 %0 mins0711 ms
2017-01-14100.000 %0 mins0683 ms
2017-01-13100.000 %0 mins0657 ms
2017-01-12100.000 %0 mins0677 ms
2017-01-11100.000 %0 mins0704 ms
2017-01-10100.000 %0 mins0675 ms
2017-01-09100.000 %0 mins0668 ms
2017-01-08100.000 %0 mins0622 ms
2017-01-07100.000 %0 mins0616 ms
2017-01-0699.167 %12 mins2622 ms
2017-01-05100.000 %0 mins0619 ms
2017-01-04100.000 %0 mins0611 ms
2017-01-03100.000 %0 mins0636 ms
2017-01-0299.861 %2 mins1668 ms
2017-01-01100.000 %0 mins0637 ms
2016-12-31100.000 %0 mins0608 ms
2016-12-30100.000 %0 mins0580 ms
2016-12-29100.000 %0 mins0581 ms
2016-12-2899.861 %2 mins1656 ms
2016-12-27100.000 %0 mins0603 ms
2016-12-26100.000 %0 mins0606 ms
2016-12-25100.000 %0 mins0631 ms
2016-12-24100.000 %0 mins0614 ms
2016-12-23100.000 %0 mins0629 ms
2016-12-22100.000 %0 mins0630 ms
2016-12-21100.000 %0 mins0630 ms
2016-12-20100.000 %0 mins0640 ms
2016-12-19100.000 %0 mins0629 ms
2016-12-18100.000 %0 mins0584 ms
2016-12-17100.000 %0 mins0607 ms
2016-12-16100.000 %0 mins0606 ms
2016-12-15100.000 %0 mins0615 ms
2016-12-14100.000 %0 mins0621 ms
2016-12-1399.861 %2 mins2622 ms
2016-12-12100.000 %0 mins0576 ms
2016-12-11100.000 %0 mins0569 ms
2016-12-10100.000 %0 mins0600 ms
2016-12-09100.000 %0 mins0578 ms
2016-12-08100.000 %0 mins0583 ms
2016-12-07100.000 %0 mins0529 ms
2016-12-06100.000 %0 mins0528 ms
2016-12-05100.000 %0 mins0561 ms
2016-12-04100.000 %0 mins0544 ms
2016-12-03100.000 %0 mins0538 ms
2016-12-02100.000 %0 mins0524 ms
2016-12-01100.000 %0 mins0453 ms
2016-11-3099.097 %13 mins6495 ms
2016-11-29100.000 %0 mins0350 ms
2016-11-28100.000 %0 mins0352 ms
2016-11-27100.000 %0 mins0352 ms
2016-11-26100.000 %0 mins0362 ms
2016-11-25100.000 %0 mins0366 ms
2016-11-24100.000 %0 mins0368 ms
2016-11-23100.000 %0 mins0361 ms
2016-11-2299.861 %2 mins2371 ms
2016-11-21100.000 %0 mins0356 ms
2016-11-20100.000 %0 mins0356 ms
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