SiteCloud, the leading cloud hosting service, offers scalable and reliable hosting solutions to entrepreneurs seeking to launch into the global e-commerce marketplace. InMotion Hosting is also another industry favorite, especially among entrepreneurs looking for business-focused pre-packages without the extra cost of add-on features.
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Even though both are favorites among many and offer a variety of features and e-commerce tools, one leads the way in business hosting solutions, as outlined in the following comparison.
SiteCloud offers a variety of several different hosting platforms, dependent upon your company’s individual needs and hosting budget. SiteCloud’s cloud hosting packages include: StormSite Cloud Hosting, Cloud VPS (Virtual Private Servers) Hosting, and Reseller Hosting.
For small scale business owners on a tight budget, StormSite’s Cloud Hosting package may be the most practical, starting at $4.95/month. However, for mid to large scale business endeavors, the Cloud VPS Hosting package is a suitable hosting solution, varying in price ranges anywhere between $29.00 to $99.00/month with an uptime reliability of 99.9%.
InMotion Hosting also offers several web hosting packages with more of a business concentration. The small business starter plan, Launch, begins at $5.95/month. The Power plan is the top choice among business clients starting at $7.95 month. The Pro plan is the optimal package, offering the most features and ability to host 25 sites on only one account for $13.95/month.
Although InMotion Hosting is more business-focused when compared to SiteCloud, it doesn’t offer as many unlimited features, such as sub domains, MySQL databases, or FTP accounts. SiteCloud ranks as the better value when it comes to pricing for the most unlimited features.
Products and Services
As an eco-friendly web hosting provider, SiteCloud strives to honor its commitment to efficiently pool server resources to deliver quality services, and in doing so, rewards clients with cost savings and numerous unlimited features, topped with a 99.9 % uptime and 30-day money back guarantee.
For larger-scale business endeavors, SiteCloud’s fully managed VPS plans offers users cutting-edge advanced technology and enhanced hardware features (RAID-10 storage capacity and equal share CPU). The latest version of cPanel is also available as an add-on for an additional $10/month.
InMotion Hosting offers many of the same features, although some are more limited. In addition, all of the host’s packages include a 90-day money back guarantee, data backup, Max Speed Zone Enabled, virtually no downtime when transferring websites, and business-class hardware.
Although SiteCloud offers more unlimited services, InMotion Hosting ranks higher for offering more e-commerce tools.
Web Hosting Features
Both SiteCloud and InMotion Hosting are reputable and responsible web hosting services; however, when comparing unlimited web hosting features, SiteCloud ranks higher. The basic StormSite Cloud Hosting package offers clients unlimited enhanced performance SAN web space, hosted domains, bandwidth, website migration, and FrontPage extensions, Dreamweaver, and iWeb ready, and e-mail services including auto responders, mailing lists, and webmail access.
InMotion Hosting’s basic plan only offers six domains supported, 25 additional sub domains, two MySQL databases and 1,000 FTP accounts. Note that the basic plan is not e-commerce ready. The upgraded Power Plan is still somewhat limited in only offering 26 parked domains, 100 additional sub domains, 50 MySQL databases, and 2,000 FTP accounts, compared to SiteCloud’s unlimited features.
SiteCloud and InMotion Hosting strive to offer quality customer service to reduce downtime, which is essential for any business website; however, InMotion Hosting ranks higher, winning the Best Business Host Award in 2010.
Both providers offer support via e-mail, online chat, online resource libraries, and InMotion Hosting offers24/7 toll-free support, while SiteCloud’s phone tech support has limited hours of operation.
Additionally, InMotion Hosting allows users to choose the closest data center location to enhance website performance up to six times faster. However, since SiteCloud is a specialized cloud hosting company whose advantage stems from its non-location based servers, this is not necessarily a decisive point of comparison.
After a complete review of both SiteCloud and InMotion Hosting, we found each to have its strengths and weaknesses. When it comes to offering the best value for unlimited features, SiteCloud ranks higher, but keep in mind that there may indeed be limitations in the fine print. If you are looking to launch a high-traffic, eCommerce site, then InMotion Hosting may be the better choice.