There are always going to be instances with any host where the First Tier person you're dealing with simply doesn't know how ...展开
to help you, or maybe even doesn't want to take the time. I've had a few of those even at InMotion. But the vast majority of the time, the First Tier people want to be helpful, they are knowledgeable, and when they don't have an immediate answer they will do their best to get one from their higher tier technicians. The rare times I've had a problem that I knew was not caused by my own coding, I've been very pleased with their response time and their willingness to help. I've been with them since 2013 and I can recall only one time where the person blamed it on my code immediately without bothering to do any research. Of course it turned out that it **wasn't** my code -- it was a glitch in an htaccess file that was apparently caused by CPanel. I never touch htaccess so I knew it wasn't something that I'd done. The second person I talked with was much more helpful and he troubleshooted the file, told me the problem, and he fixed it himself. That is awesome service!
I recently tried out A2 hosting for a personal fan site. The site received more traffic than I had anticipated and I needed t...展开
o upgrade. No one could tell me what level I should upgrade to based on the traffic the server was receiving, so I just bumped it up to the next level. The pricing ended up being more than what they told me it would be. So when I realized I would upgrade yet again to the next level, I was talking to their sales support and asked for an EXACT quote of the price I would have to pay if I upgraded. The salesperson said "Considering recent your renewal invoice payment- those funds can pay for the first month of hosting, leaving you $6.02 credit for the renewal invoice" This is a direct quote. So imagine my confusion when I went to upgrade and they tried charging me $8 for the upgrade. When I asked them about it, they continued to just tell me that I was misunderstanding what the sales rep had told me. Read that line and tell me how it could be interpreted as anything other than "upgrading is free, and you will have $6 credit towards next month". Ridiculous service, and I definitely won't be renewing.
I recently recommended InMotionHosting's (WordPress Hosting - WP-2000s) to a few clients. I thought I was providing a superio...展开
r product to what they previously were using (GoDaddy).
Boy I was wrong. Front-end performance is so-so, but nothing exceptional. BUT where I was flabbergasted was their back-end performance.
I went upload 11 images into WordPress. These images totaled 11.2 MB. It took over SEVEN minutes to upload those 11 images. The CPU usage in cPanel was maxed out. So while I was waiting for these to upload, I went to my personal website, logged-in, and uploaded the same 11 images in less than 60 seconds. (I'm using A2Hosting on a mid-level plan that is comparable "on paper" to the InMotionHosting WP2000s plan).
I reached out to InMotionHosting support and in summary was told that "Speeds Vary" on the backend. Which translates "Sorry, You're Out of Luck, so pay 4 times as much for our VPS hosting".
I wouldn't recommend them to anyone.