Arvixe Review

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Overview
Good

Affordable, 99.9% uptime, both Linux and Windows hosting, generous CPU power allocation, 24x7 customer support, lifetime free domain and SSL certificate, fast servers, 60-day money back, automated one-click installations, self help knowledgebase

Bad

Costlier than its competitors considering the domain restriction

Overall

An ideal, budget-friendly Web host for a business of any size

Detailed Review

Arvixe is a budding hosting firm known for its effective and affordable shared hosting plans. However, it falls apart from other hosting services because if offers shared hosting on Linux, Windows, and Mac platforms. This is something that you will rarely find in the service portfolio of other reliable Web hosts. It is just remarkable that the Arvixe does not specialize in only one area and prefers diverse shared options.

The hosting service is simply beneficial for personal, small, and big businesses that are looking for an affordable price, quick loading speed, plenty of features, and reliability. The only limitation is that its customer service is a bit slow and needs to be improved. Moreover, due to the core technical support team in the U.S. outsourcing upfront support to the Middle East and India, some latency for support is common during American non-business hours.

Shared Hosting Plans

You have two options: Personal Class and Business, each having its PRO version. The reasonable priced Personal Class plan allows choosing Linux or Windows hosting, the latter demanding a bit more pay. These plans come with unlimited bandwidth and disk space, free domain name, and up to six domains, with Windows plan featuring six dedicated application pools. The Pro plans come with unlimited sites support. The Business Class is for business owners who need a dedicated IP and SSL certificates.

Features

The unlimited facility is applicable to disk space, email accounts, data transfer monthly, domain aliases, FTP accounts, sub-domains, and MYSQL and PostgreSQL databases. Even the number of domains is unlimited but not in case of its cheapest plan where the limitation is up to six. The shared hosting service also features more free add-ons such as site and domain builder and online store.

The company offers shared ASP .NET hosting on both Linux and Windows server; chiefly for small businesses. If you sign up for Linux hosting, you get cPanel offering RVSiteBuilder, Softaculous, and Fantastico one-click script installers. For Windows hosting, WebSitePanel is integrated.  

Control Panel

Arvixe offers standard cPanel hosting control poanel for Linux hosting, simply ensures quick and simple server administration without any learning curve. It has several app installer scripts, including Drupal, Joomla, phpBB, b2evolution, phpNuke, and OSCommerce for easy start of your site, social network, blog, forum, shopping portal, and photo gallery.

WebSitePanel is the chosen control panel for Windows/ASP.NET web hosting, which is easy to use due to a neat visual design. You can manage everything about your sites easily, including files, FTP accounts, domains, databases, and emails. The panel is integrated with MS Web Application Gallery that is full of application installer scripts. The additional benefit is that you can install .NET apps such as CommunityServer DotNetNuke, DotNetAge, and .NET Forge CMS.

Uptime

It is truly 99.9% due to the adoption of SSD for processes and services! Each server also is set to have fewer users to boost both reliability and uptime. The servers are maintained in several state-of-the-art data centers featuring proper UPS power supply, ventilation, and air conditioning. You can also expect brute force detection, firewall, and DDos attack response for security apart from nightly security updates.

Extras

Noteworthy extras include free site transfers, Cloudflare CDN, Attracta SEO, $100 Adwords voucher for U.S. and Canada customers, spam blockers, multimedia support, and statistics and logs. For a pay, you can even get dedicated IP address (Personal plan users), shared Tomcat, SSL certificate, and 6Scan Web security.     

Conclusion

Arvixe offers all-embracing and competitive shared hosting plans with good technical and customer support. However, it might not be that good for those who need a budget multi-domain hosting solution.

Pricing
Plan Name Pricing Terms Details
Personal Class $7.00 month
  • Unmetered Disk Space
  • Unmetered Monthly Transfer
  • 6 Domains Hosting
  • Free Domain Name
PersonalClass Pro $10.00 month
  • Unmetered Disk Space
  • Unmetered Monthly Transfer
  • Unlimited Domains Hosting
  • Free Domain Name
PersonalClass $8.00 month
  • Windows Hosting
  • Unmetered Monthly Transfer
  • Single Domain Hosting
  • Free Domain Name
  • Dedicated Application Pools
Pricing
Merchant Price
Official Website $4.00
Specifications

Shared Hosting Features

  • Uptime Guarantee

    99.9

  • Website Builder

  • Script Installer

  • Data Migration

    Free

  • Disk Space

    Unlimited

  • Databases

    Unlimited

  • Bandwidth

    Unlimited

  • Domains

    Unlimited

  • Sub Domains

    Unlimited

  • Email Accounts

    Unlimited

  • FTP Accounts

    Unlimited

  • Ad Credits

    $175

  • DC Options

  • Auto Backup

    Free

  • Support Options

    4

  • Dedicated IP

    $2/mo

  • SSL

    $30/yr

  • Control Panel

    cPanel

  • Free Domain(s)

User Reviews

Happy User

Arvixe By Sarah on December 1st

I switched to arvixe last year from Hostgator and i am glad i did. After series of downtimes from and regular blackmailing to suspend account for various reasons previous hosts, i decided to say good bye to my previous host. Arvixe offers really decent uptime and fast servers with top notch support. What else you even need!

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