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Before I get to the InMotion hosting review I want to talk a bit about the benefits of a VPS host. It’s been four months since I moved this blog to InMotion hosting, which I wrote about in my post, WassupBlog Now Hosted On a VPS Host. I reckon enough time has gone by and it’s time for me to write a InMotion Hosting review. As I mentioned in that post the first thing I noticed once WassupBlog went live is the vast increase in speed. This is important because we all know how much Google loves a site that loads quickly. In fact, I’ve heard it said that a site’s PR can be affected if it loads slowly.
I have to admit I was sad about leaving BlueHost because they were a great host but unfortunately WassupBlog outgrew them. My love for plugins probably attributed to that and I knew it was only a matter of time before I had to say my goodbyes. After some research I decided on InMotion hosting partly because of the cost, partly because of the good reviews but mainly because they used, and included cPanel for free. Over the years I’ve come to love cPanel as its a powerful web hosting control panel that lets you easily manage your website, email and so much more.
Probably the biggest benefit, something that I only found out about after moving, is that a VPS host gives you a lot more security. As you all know this blog previously was always hosted on shared hosting sites. This means that hundreds of other sites were hosted alongside me. What I didn’t know was that if a majority of those sites had a bad rep with Google it was quite possible they were passing some of their bad reputation to me. If I had known of that possibility I would have moved a lot sooner.
I’ve always prided myself on maintaining a clean site, one free from any malicious software. Unfortunately I can’t vouch for other sites and it seems that if the hosting account of a particular user of a shared hosting server is corrupted with malicious files then all the accounts on that server could be affected. Something else I didn’t know. This means that VPS hosting offers you a lot better security.
I’m sure most of you at one time or another have had a warning from host warning you that your account would be suspended or terminated if it’s discovered that you suddenly are using more resources than you’re allowed. This occurs even though many web hosting companies advertise that there have “unlimited” resources and hosting available. It’s this particular message that has forced me to move from several hosts. What I found to be most distressing was the way they not only took the offending site offline but all the sites Read the rest of this entry