VMotions IT Solutions is a Irish company that offers a huge range of hosting products as well as related services. They were founded in 2010, but their founders come from an experienced background in the hosting industry. Most of their packages are geared towards small business website owners although they have a number of plans for personal websites, larger business websites, and even custom enterprise solutions. They also operate out of three data centers in Ireland, France, and the USA.
Features and Ease of Use
Tools and features that allow any customer to set up a superb hosting solution according to their needs:
- 99.9% Uptime guarantee
- Free domain registration
- Multidomain hosting with support for up to 25 domains
- Free Let’s Encrypt and Comodo SSL certificates with many others to purchase
- Free Webmail hosting
- Monthly to daily automatic backups
- Up to 50 GB SSD of shared storage space and 2,400 GB SAS dedicated server space
- Unmetered shared hosting bandwidth with up to 3 TB dedicated server bandwidth
VMotion offers just about every type of hosting there is, and each comes with a huge list of features, making it impossible to discuss all of them. However, the most important is that you get usable amounts of storage as well as unmetered bandwidth which will give most customers adequate room to grow their website according to their purposes. Even the shared hosting packages come with semi-dedicated resources, assuring you at least of above average performance and stability.
With a wide variety of plans designed specifically for various CMSs and with those CMSs pre-installed, you also have a quick and convenient way to get a WordPress, Magento, or OpenCart hosting solution up and running. You can also contact them to install Windows for you if you don’t want to host on Linux.
As you can see, VMotion covers all the basics with SSL certificates, email, domains, backups, and the powerful DirectAdmin control panel. However, some of these may be paid extras, so just make sure of it before you pick a solution for you. For all their server products, you can also choose whether you want a self-managed or fully managed server.
Pricing and Support
VMotion offers a huge variety of hosting products which means it could take you a while to work through everything and find one perfect for you. However, their packages and pricing are pretty straightforward and they handily organize them under the type of hosting as well as which customers they’re suitable for.
For a European hosting company, their prices start quite low. You also get a decent amount of storage and bandwidth (mostly unmetered with shared hosting plans) as well as free DNS management, a domain name, and email forwarding (with at least annual billing). Longer terms are also discounted.
However, there are a few things you should be aware of. Firstly, not all plans come with a month-to-month option. Secondly, if you choose a billing term shorter than a year, you’ll be charged a once-off setup fee. Thirdly, they don’t always actually include your free SSL certificate in the pricing and they may tick other upsells, like daily backups, by default. Lastly, the prices shown on their website don’t include VAT.
That being said, a 30-day money back guarantee should give you enough time to try out their services and make sure you understand everything before committing to them. They also offer prorated refunds at any time after that, which is pretty reassuring.
In terms of support, you can reach out for help via the phone or ticket support. Their phone lines are only operated between Irish office hours, while their ticket support is 24/7/365. They are generally quite polite and helpful, although it can sometimes take one or two days to get a reply:
They do also provide an excellent knowledge base that I’ve found very helpful not only when setting up my hosting, but also just when I need some general information.