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InMotion VS 1&1 (US)

If you’re looking for a hosting company offering a plethora of choices and great services for your dollar, InMotion and 1&1 hosting are two terrific web hosting companies to consider. The hardest part is deciding which one will be the perfect choice for your web hosting needs.


For as low as $3.99 a month, 1&1 offers hosting that comes with all the bells and whistles you expect out of a web hosting account. All accounts come with at least one included domain and can be hosted on a Windows or Linux server.

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InMotion hosting accounts start as low as $3.00, include a free domain for the lifetime of your account and allow more than one site on one single account. Additionally, InMotion offers a unique services of allowing it’s costumers to choose where they will be hosted – this enables you to ensure your account is closer to your actual physical location and means faster accessing.

Products and Services

InMotion offers a wide range of other products in addition to their web hosting accounts. Dedicated servers, VPS hosting as well as web site management services are all offered. InMotion’s unique web site management service is there for those who need more than just a little bit of assistance with the creation and maintenance of their new site. InMotion offers this service for less than $80 a month and for this low monthly price you’ll have web designers, marketing experts, search engine experts and more at your fingertips.

As well as web hosting accounts, 1&1 has a large assortment of other products and services to choose from. Dedicated servers, virtual servers, e-mail solutions and e-commerce solutions are just a few other products offered.

Web Hosting Features

Each account with 1&1 offers at least one included domain, unlimited 1&1 domains, unlimited bandwidth and the ability to have your domain privately registered (keeping your contact information safe). All accounts come equipped with the 1&1 WebsiteBuilder tool, the 1&1 Photo Gallery and the 1&1 FormBuilder – great, easy to use tools to help you create your web site with no hassle. 1&1 also gives each new customer $75 in vouchers to use toward marketing with Google, Yahoo and Citysearch.

InMotion hosting accounts offer restricted limits on web space and bandwidth but the amount is enough to accommodate nearly any online business. Account holders can look forward to using cPanel to control their web site, are able to install FrontPage extensions if needed and can choose from a large number of available web site plugins.

Customer Service

1&1’s service center houses FAQs, a convenient link to log into your account control panel, information on their toll-free support available 24/7 and access to the company’s Netviewer – a secure way to allow online assistance from their support team.

InMotion has its support all conveniently located in one spot as well. Customers can access tutorials, user guides, a knowledge base and more. InMotion also offers a live chat option for those occasions when support is needed as soon as possible.


Both InMotion and 1&1 offer great hosting deals at low monthly prices. In this comparison, 1&1 comes out the slight winner for having unlimited web space and bandwidth with all their hosting accounts.

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13th November 2009
Posted by Web Hosting Consultant in Best Web Hosting

One Response to “InMotion VS 1&1 (US)”

  1. John says:

    1&1 is simply awful! Any company that makes you promise not to sue them – check the disclaimer – when you sign up, has serious problems!

    InMotion on the other hand is terrific – great service! (I tried both for 3 years)

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