Inmotion eCommerce Web Hosting Review
InMotion offers a couple of interesting plans when it comes to eCommerce servers. Based on what software you want to use for running your eCommerce store, some of them may be more suitable than the others:
A successful eCommerce site absolutely needs to have fast page loads. InMotion Hosting has some of the fastest shopping carts around due to their exceptionally fast MySQL databases that almost all shopping carts use.
Inmotion’s main selling point when it comes to hardware is their SSD drives. This technology is up to 20x faster than standard HDDs. And the faster your store operates, the happier your customers are.
- Standard WordPress hosting. Those packages are optimized to work with WordPress, and also to handle WooCommerce as the script running your e-commerce store. There aren’t any WooCommerce-specific hosting plans, but the parameters of this package should be sufficient anyway (more on that in a minute).
- Specialized SSD shared hosting for e-commerce. Something a bit more optimized for e-commerce projects that are starting out small.
- Advanced SSD VPS hosting for e-commerce. A one-step-up from the shared e-commerce hosting. A solution for stores operating at a slightly larger scale
- Apart from running WooCommerce as your software of choice, you can also install OpenCart or even Magento on any of the e-commerce plans.
- Multiple data centers utilized – get your site served from the nearest location. But only in the US.
- VPS server configuration optimized for speed: RAID6 disk space, SSD drives, 4-8GB of RAM.
- InMotion provides some tutorials as to how to go about building your ecommerce store
- Fast shopping cart which is very crucial
- SSL certificate not included out the gate. You have to install it manually (or ask for it to be installed).
InMotion Hosting Review Conclusion
Even though InMotion offers e-commerce hosting plans of all types, their cheap shared hosting options aren’t that impressive. For instance, even though you’re promised to have a PCI compliant server, the SSL and dedicated IPs are paid additionally. And there doesn’t seem to be any straightforward way of just enabling everything