Features and Ease of Use
ARN HOST provides different kinds of hosting plans on its shared platform. First, there are the Linux shared plans. Then, the WordPress plans and other CMS hosting plans, and finally, the Windows plans.
Other kinds of shared plans listed on the website (like the themed plans) all fall within the four categories listed above. All of these plans have the following features:
- Free SSL certificate
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- From 1GB to 20GB disk space
- From 10GB to unlimited bandwidth
- Daily automatic backups
With the Linux, WordPress, and other CMS plans, users will have a CloudLinux operating system. As such, programming scripts like PHP, Python, Ruby, and mcrypt are supported on these plans. They also come with MySQL databases and cPanel control panel.
The Windows plans support ASP.NET and PHP, while offering MSSQL databases. It also offers Plesk Onyx control panel for file management.
The Linux plans come with Varnish cache, while the WordPress plans use Litespeed cache for WordPress (LSCWP). The Windows plans have CloudFlare CDN. These tools ensure that your website pages are loaded with speed.
With any plan, you will be able to install over 450 CMS ranging from the popular WordPress to others like OpenCart and Drupal. This is made possible with Softaculous.
These shared plans come with SSH access, which is a secure way to get into your account from other devices. It also allows WP-CLI access with SFTP login. Furthermore, it offers malware scanning through imunify360 proactive security, and uses CageFS from CloudLinux, AV+ antivirus, DDoS protection, and CodeGuard backup.
These plans are further enhanced with SSD servers which are arranged in a RAID configuration.
The ARN HOST website is not very easy to navigate with conflicting and incorrect information appearing on different pages. For example, on its Windows plans, CloudLinux is listed as one of its features. Its Linux and Windows plans both have Litespeed on its features, but when you check its technical information, you’ll find that these plans don’t use Litespeed. This might be confusing for people going through the website.
Pricing and Support
ARN HOST has several plans that you can choose from and for a small fee, you can purchase any of them. Its billing cycles are monthly, quarterly, semiannual, annual, biennial, and triennial. Some of the plans have discounts on yearly cycles and free domain registration.
There is a 30-day money-back guarantee on all plans, too. PayPal, Bkash, and Bangladesh bank payments are the billing methods available.
Its client support is through live chat, phone email, knowledge base, and live chat, and it also has a toll free line. I sent an email, but never got a reply.