InMotion VS GreenGeeks
InMotion and GreenGeeks hosting companies both offer web hosting accounts at attractive prices. When it comes to choosing between the two, the needs of the hosted business should be assessed. One offers simplicity and ecologically friendly service, the other offers more variety in services. Knowing the requirements needed for hosting may make the decision easier.
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InMotion offers three levels of personal / cheap hosting services ranging from $3.00 to $5.00 a month and includes not only the standards for most basic web hosting but also a free domain with each account.
GreenGeeks keeps it simple by offering one standard account at $6.95 a month. A hosting account with this company gives you quite a lot for your money and tosses in free web site migration to make any switch from a current provider to their accounts a breeze.
Products and Services
GreenGeeks likes to keep everything simple and offers web hosting, reseller hosting and an affiliate program. Their reseller hosting program allows resellers to host their own clients for as little as $.39 a month and comes with a cPanel control panel to administer resold accounts. Affiliates can make a tidy sum by receiving between $50 to $100 for each referred account. GreenGeeks gives its affiliates an easy to use log-in area to track click-through information and commission payouts as well.
While not offering an affiliate or reseller program, InMotion does offer dedicated servers, VPS (Virtual Private Server) hosting, and a very interesting web site management product. Dedicated server accounts start at $199.95 a month and VPS hosting is as low as $39.95 a month. The web site management product offered by InMotion is for those who need assistance with building a website. For $79.95 a month a team including web designers, search engine experts, marketing experts and more will help create and maintain your site.
Web Hosting Features
InMotion hosting accounts do have restrictions on disk space and monthly transfer allowed but most online businesses should have no worries in reaching the maximum allowed. Each account comes with cPanel installed for a control panel, FrontPage extensions and a nice assortment of website plugins. Some of these plugins include PHP-Nuke, Mambo and Moodle (not included in the lowest priced account). InMotion accounts are also Dreamweaver and Adobe Go Live compatible.
As opposed to the restrictions for bandwidth and space offered with InMotion accounts, GreenGeeks allows for unlimited space and bandwidth with each of their hosting accounts. Cpanel is also the administration control panel of choice for hosted accounts. Hosting accounts have a huge assortment of add-in programs to choose from – WordPress, Joomla, phpBB and Drupal are just a few. All accounts are PHP and Ruby on Rails compatible for any scripting needs. Add in that all of GreenGeeks accounts are run on 300% green web hosting (the company purchases 3 times their power consumption in wind energy credits) and you’ve got a rather great deal that’s not only economical but giving back to the planet.
Both companies offer extensive support services within their help centers. You’ll find a toll-free number, knowledge base, and live chat options at both hosting companies. InMotion offers a few more support options with a community support forum and tutorials to help those new to hosting.
Both InMotion and GreenGeeks are great hosting companies. If your business requirements need room to expand and the possibility of requiring a dedicated server, InMotion would be the hosting company to choose. However, if simplicity with an abundance of features, bandwidth, space and being eco-friendly are important to you and your business, GreenGeeks is the hosting company for you.