InMotion normally includes a limited number of IP addresses for any offered InMotion account but these are normally shared IP addresses. InMotion offers additional dedicated IP addresses to the website owner for an additional price at $2.00 per month resulting in an increase of $24.00 to the basic package. The purpose of purchasing a dedicated IP address is if the business website makes use of a SSL certificate or if the legacy application does not allow the use of hostnames.
InMotion includes the use of a limited number of dedicated IP addresses on their VPS hosting packages. The reason for this is that VPS is considered by InMotion to be a higher priority client as revealed by its higher monthly price. There are three VPS hosting packages offered by InMotion that include:
- VPS-1000 at $29.99 per month
- VPS-2000 at $49.99 per month
- VPS-3000 at $74.99 per month
The prices shown above are paid on a yearly, two-year, or three-year contract but will be higher if paid monthly or semi-annually. The main features of purchasing a VPS account is that the backup of the website information including the databases and relevant data are done every 24 to 36 hours. All of the VPS packages include the use of:
VPS Package Differences
The VPS-1000 has a storage size of 40 GB while its bandwidth is limited to a maximum of 750 GB per month. The additional benefit is that there are already 2 dedicated IP addresses included in the basic package along with a RAM of 1GB. The features in VPS-1000 are significantly different from the VPS-2000 since the features are doubled in size such as the storage space at 80 GB. The bandwidth allowed to be used by InMotion is at 1,500 GB per month but its best feature is still the 5 dedicated IP addresses included when compared to only 2 for VPS-1000. The additional 3 dedicated IP addresses are considered to be at a total of $6 per month value.
The most expensive of the three VPs packages is the VPS-3000 since the IP addresses included are 10 in total. This is further enhanced by the fact that the storage space allotted to the website owner will be at 160 GB as well as a bandwidth of 2,500 GB per month. The virtual private servers are beneficial to website owners that are expecting an increase in business as well as:
- Heavy website traffic
- Highly interactive and dynamic website
The higher price for the VPS hosting service is due to the fact that a high performance server is divided into virtual servers and that CPU and RAM resources are already allocated to a VPS website owner. The reserved resources will not be released to other VPS website owners even if the website owner will not be able to maximize the allocated CPU and RAM resource. VPS website owners will also have additional features not found on shared services such as:
- Custom firewall
- Higher website security control
- Dedicated mail server
Shared or Dedicated IP address?
The IP address found on the “main” server is primarily perceived to be as a shared IP address since the “Main” IP address is used as a default. The best way to determine whether the IP address being used in the website is a dedicated one or not is by checking the stats within the cPanel account. The cPanel account may make use of either a shared or dedicated IP address depending on the package purchased by the website owner. Unfortunately the assignment of Dedicated IP addresses is not done by default since IP addresses are scarce. Therefore the website owner will have to request for the dedicated IP address after the purchase of a webhost package.