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Are you thinking of creating a website? If yes, then choosing the right hosting company is one of the most important things you should take care of. There are many different hosting providers in the market. Some of them will even allow you to host for free. But they might charge you extra for registering a domain or Solid State Drive (SSD) storage. This website (Shoot Philadelphia) is hosted by Inmotion Hosting. I have built other websites in the past and they were all hosted by Inmotion Hosting. Inmotion Hosting is an employee owned American company, based in California, that has won numerous awards and is generally considered as one of the best hosting companies.
What Is Website Hosting?
Shoot Philadelphia is a website. Every website has to be hosted. Hosting, also known as website hosting is a service that enables the users to post or upload a web page or website onto the internet. It is a business of serving, housing, and maintaining files for websites. When someone types in your website URL, the Domain Name System (DNS) will in turn return the IP address of the server that is linked to that name. That is how others will find your site on the internet.
Why Do You Need Professional Hosting?
You can host your own website. Your computer will be your server. But that is not always advisable. You will run into consistency and performance issues. One of the key aspects of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is website performance.
Web hosting permits you to publish a website and make it live all over the internet. You do not have to worry about performance, availability and server management. Hosting with a company like Inmotion Hosting also protects your website against cyber threats. Hosting companies like Inmotion Hosting will also will back up your data regularly. You just have to focus on your content and theme and not worry about anything else.
Addition Features That Comes With The Inmotion Hosting Plans.
- Most Inmotion hosting plans allows you to register a domain for free (about $20/year saving).
- The hosting plans will also come with free themes. Once you register your free domain, you should check out these themes before deciding to buy your own theme (Premium themes can cost $50 or above).
- Inmotion Hosting will also register the SSL for free. If you check out the URL of this website you will notice a padlock on the left of the URL. SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is a standard security technology. This allows for secure and encrypted communication between the web browser and the web server. If your site is not registered, you will see a “Not Secure” message to the left of the URL. Many hosting services will charge extra for this service.
About Inmotion Hosting.
Inmotion Hosting is an employee-owned American company that provides different types of web hosting services. In addition to hosting, they also offer a wide range of additional website products such as website builder, domain names, email services, and web design. Inmotion Hosting has the breadth, expertise, and resources to serve websites for both big and small businesses. Inmotion hosting has been in the hosting business for a long time. They have a customer base of more than 300,000 domains.
They also have two headquarters, one in Virginia Beach and the other in Los Angeles. They have servers in the East Coast and West Coast. Once you buy their hosting plan, you will have the choice of connecting to the server that is located closest to you. Choosing a server close to you will vastly improve the performance of your site.
Types of Hosting Offered by Inmotion Hosting.
Shared Hosting- Shared hosting is perfect for those who want a low-budget, basic hosting. Basically you will share a server with other websites. Shared hosting is the best option if you are just starting out or if your website has low traffic. Shared hosting is typically less expensive than dedicated hosting.
VPS Hosting- Virtual Private Servers (VPS Hosting) is somewhat similar to shared hosting as you have to share a physical server. But with VPS hosting, you will also get your virtual operating system, which provides you the same functionally as dedicated hosting. It is more powerful than shared hosting and is a good option if your website traffic has grown beyond a certain level.
Dedicated Hosting- Dedicated hosting in where a whole server is leased by a single organization. You can opt for managed dedicated hosting also. In this case Inmotion Hosting will perform the server management, upgrades, patching etc. completely for free. With dedicated hosting, you get full control over everything. It is the perfect solution for many small, medium and large organizations.
WordPress Hosting- WordPress hosting is specially designed and optimized for WordPress (regular WordPress blogs, photography blogs or any blogs that have e-commerce feature). It is equipped with many useful features like 1-click install, which helps you install WordPress on your website and make it live within minutes. It is build keeping in mind the performance of the WordPress website. This website (Shoot Philadelphia) uses the WordPress Hosting plan. Inmotion Hosting offers the best hosting plans for WordPress hosting.
Inmotion Hosting Customer Support.
One of the best things I like about Inmotion Hosting is their customer support. I do not like submitting a ticket, emailing customer support or calling them. You can call them or submit a ticket, but I love the chat feature. Once you login in (C-Panel) and start the chat, they already know all the basic information about you. You can immediately start discussing the issue. As I was building this website, I had to call them a few times to resolve a few issues that were technical in nature (including the SSL registration). The response was always quick, very professional and to the point.
Awards Won by Inmotion Hosting.
Inmotion Hosting has won a lot of awards over a long period of time. Inmotion Hosting is also a top-rated CNET hosting company for 17 years. Inmotion Hosting also has an A+ service rating with the Better Business Bureau.
There are a lot of options out there for hosting your website. Hosting my site with an American company is important to me, because of the protections that it comes with. Inmotion Hosting offers different types of hosting plans to fit your needs and the cost of such plans are very reasonable (whenever you think about the cost of hosting, you should also consider the additional features like domain registration, SSL, number of email accounts and SSD storage.
Which hosting service are you using for your website?