Arvixe Web Host Review
Arvixe was established in 2003 with an aim to provide high quality shared, reseller, VPS, and dedicated web hosting. It is a limited liability company which has since grown into one of the most competitive web hosting services in the market that also offers cloud hosting. One of the main edges of Arvixe compared to other companies is their reliability which can be compared to other more expensive web hosting plans. Their customer service and technical support team are also one of the most responsive and timely in responding to client concerns.
The company offers a 99.9% site uptime and they back this up with a full refund to the client if they fail this guarantee. So far, most clients have been satisfied with the uptime in this web hosting company and complaints had been mostly due to slower upload speeds. But in general, you can count on your site being up and running most of the time.
Arvixe's basic shared web hosting plan is available in both Linux and Windows. Some of its features include: unlimited disk space, unlimited data transfer, 6 domains, free domain name as long as you stay with them as a subscriber, and various site building tools. These include the advanced site building tool RVSiteBuilder, Cloudflare technology, Softaculous Script installer, and Attracta SEO. Clients can also choose between three different server locations in the US, Europe, and Hong Kong. They also offer unlimited subdomains, FTP accounts, and domain aliases.
Beginners would like their easy-to-use cPanel, one-click website builder, file manager, password protected directories, HTML editor, and it is also Adobe and Dreamweaver compatible. Its email features include unlimited mail boxes, auto-responders, forwarders, mailing lists, SpamAssassin, Catch-all email addresses, manual email filtering, RoundCube, Box Trapper, Spamhaus, and Razor filters.
For developers, they offer unlimited MySQL databases, CGI, Python, Perl, Ruby, PHP 5, shared SSL, and dozens of applications such as audio and video streaming, Flash, Shell Access, ionCube, and more. It also offers web analytics tools such as Awstats and Webalizer. You also get Raw Access logs, error and Referrer logs, subdomain stats, and Analog software.
For their Business plan subscription, they offer an additional dedicated IP address to help ensure the stability of the site. The Reseller plan includes 50 to 200 GB of disk space, 500 to 2000 GB data transfer, free domain, and free SSL certificate. Their VPS plans offer 20 to 100 GB of disk space, unlimited data transfer, 1 to 3 GB of memory, 2 to 8 CPU cores, and multiple IP addresses. Their Dedicated hosting includes 100% server management, 24/7 support, state of the art data center, free domain and SSL, as well as nightly security updates.
Arvixe offers affordable plans when compared to other companies in the web hosting market. For their Shared web hosting plans, you can get as low as $4 to $8 a month. Their Business Hosting starts from $22 to $40 a month. Their Reseller plan costs from $20 to $60 per month while their VPS hosting ranges from $20 to $100. Arvixe's Dedicated Hosting starts from $429 a month and Cloud Hosting at $108 per month.
Customer support comes in phone, email, and live chat. So far, most clients had been really satisfied with their response time as well as the quality of their technical team. The only problem that you may encounter though is waiting periods during peak hours.
The company has excellent security measures which include multiple spam protection and manual email filtering, DDoS attack response, network monitoring, Firewall, Brute force detection, and nightly security updates.
Arvixe is highly recommended if you are looking for an affordable web hosting company which can deliver more than what you have paid for. They provide web hosting plans which are packed with advanced features while still retaining the ease of use that will suit beginners. You may need to learn some of the how's of their cPanel but it will definitely be a short learning period and their benefits also make the time spent all worth it.
The only problem that you may encounter with this company is getting in touch with their technical support team every once in a while. But this is quite understandable since they only do this during peak hours. Considering their unlimited features, one click installation of applications, advanced security systems, opportunity to subscribe to a more advanced plan, and their overall affordability makes this company an 8 out of 10.