InMotion Hosting Signup Process
InMotion Hosting needs to do account verification with a phone call before you can access your new hosting account. A lot of companies do this these days and while it is a bit of a hassle, I do understand the need to cut down on fraudulent accounts. If you are in hurry to get a website up like I was, you don’t need to wait for them to call you, just give them a call right after you finish signing up online and they will take care of it right away.
After verifying a few things, I remember that there was a bit of an attempt by their representative to try and introduce some up-sells to me. Since I knew what I needed and didn’t need anything this didn’t last very long. Come to think of it, pretty much every business will try to see if there is anything else that you might need when you are wrapping up a phone call. Maybe I jumped to the “up-sell” conclusion and all she really was trying to do was to see if there was anything else she could help me with. So if a 5 or so minute phone conversation is a deal breaker for you then choose a host that doesn’t have a telephone account verification process. But honestly, if that’s the only downer I say let this verification/setup step slide.
Promotional Pricing & Monthly Term…
InMotion’s business class hosting costs more than your average shared hosting. They don’t have coupons but do have promotional pricing on the initial invoice (shown below). The first two plans (Launch and Power) have limits on the number of domains, email accounts, and MySQL databases. I have their Launch Business Class plan which only allows for hosting 2 websites and 2 MySQL databases. If you need to host more sites the Power plan allows for 6 websites, and the Pro plan allows for “unlimited” websites. The only plan that has the option for a monthly or 6 months contract is the Pro plan, but they shouldn’t even offer a monthly option because it has a $40 setup fee! InMotion Hosting does have a 90 day money back guarantee period. After the 90 days they will provide a pro-rated refund for any months left on your contract if you need to cancel. This made paying yearly acceptable to me.
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