DreamHost VS InMotion Hosting – VPS Hosting Comparison

DreamHost VS InMotion Hosting – VPS Hosting Comparison

Mar 12, 2015

This comparison is going to evaluate their VPS hosting based on analysis about price, feature, performance and customer services.

With headquarters in San Diego, California, DreamHost has been providing hosting services since 1997. The company provides many services including web hosting, cloud and domain services. So far, the company has served 1.5 million websites, blogs and applications and supported over 400,000 customers.

As for InMotion, it is a US-based company with two headquarters in both eastern and western coasts of America. And the company has run many types of business covering web hosting, domain registration and web design. InMotion is a quite well-known company in the industry and has gained good reputation among customers.

At first, there is a comparison table available so that you can get a general picture about both companies.

Rating DreamHost InMotion
Overall 2.5 of 5 stars 4.5 of 5 stars
Features 3 of 5 stars 4 of 5 stars
Uptime 3.5 of 5 stars 4 of 5 stars
Technical Support 2 of 5 stars 4.5 of 5 stars
In-depth Review DreamHost VPS review InMotion VPS review


DreamHost offers four packages with price at $15/mo, $30/mo, $60/mo and $120/mo. Each plan comes with $100 Google AdWords credit. Also, there is no hidden fee included.

As for InMotion Hosting, the company provides three plans named VPS-1000S, VPS-2000S and VPS-3000S, pricing at $29.99/mo, $49.99/mo and $74.99/mo normally, but now it offers 50% off for the purchase made through the promotional link below. The effective price is starting at $14.99/mo, $24.99/mo and $37.99/mo respectively.

InMotion Promotional Link Activation

As for refund policy, DreamHost offers 97 days refund for payment made via credit card, but InMotion Hosting offers 90 days full money back guarantee plus with anytime pro-rated money back.


Considering price, DreamHost and InMotion Hosting have slight differences between their primary plans. How about their features? To answer this question, we have listed some major features below, through which you can figure out how the two companies provide.

Feature DreamHost InMotion
Plan In Comparison Plan 1 VPS-1000S
Storage 30 GB 60 GB
Bandwidth Unlimited Unlimited
Free IPs 1 2
SSH Access Yes Yes
Root Access Yes Yes
Control Panel Web-Based Control Panel cPanel & WHM ($425/yr valued)
Price $15/mo $14.99/mo

From the table above, you can find out that InMotion Hosting is more competitive in features.

  • InMotion Hosting has much larger amount of RAM and storage which enables faster server processing and better data storage.
  • InMotion Hosting has more free IP addresses than DreamHost.
  • InMotion Hosting provides more powerful control panel than DreamHost who only supports their self-developed control panel.


For speed, both companies use SSD disks which provide your VPS servers with fast processing speed. Significantly, with more server resources at InMotion Hosting, a sample site hosted is faster than DreamHost, look at the following comparison chart.

Moreover, InMotion Hosting is doing much better in reliability. The company had less downtime and no serious outages in the past years. Their customers vote massive positive comments towards the company’s performance in reliability.

Customer Service

DreamHost supports ticket system, and the telephone support is available for paid users. InMotion Hosting is committed to provide convenient and high-efficient customer service through all email, live chat, phone and ticket system with 24×7 100% US-based employees in their East Coast support center.

If you have a look at their customer reviews on the internet, you can notice that InMotion Hosting wins because the company has gotten higher scores than DreamHost. Due to their excellent performance in customer assistance, InMotion Hosting has been rated as the best hosing service provider by many review websites.


After comparison between the two companies, we can draw a conclusion that InMotion Hosting is more recommendable for better customer service and more powerful performance in feature and reliability.