Spanish company Arsys was founded in 1996. It has offices in Barcelona, Madrid, and Logroño (all Spain) and its website can be switched between Spanish, English, and Portuguese. This provider is part of United Internet (one of Europe’s largest internet companies), and it has more than 1.5 million active services, 266,000 clients, and 300+ personnel on staff.
Features and Ease of Use
Arsys offers several hosting solutions including website hosting, WordPress hosting, website builder hosting, VPS, dedicated server, and Hybrid Cloud hosting.
Each of the three website hosting plans – Professional, Advanced, and Ultimate – comes with a free domain for one year, unlimited data transfer, and a 30-day money-back guarantee with no contract required.
The Professional plan includes Linux OS, 10 GB of web space, five email accounts with 6 GB of storage each, and one MySQL database. The higher Advanced plan comes with 60 GB of web space, 60 email accounts, 10 MySQL databases, and a basic SSL certificate.
Some of the standard website hosting features are:
- Free domain for one year with hosting
- Unlimited data transfer
- Symantec Basic SSL included
- 30-day money-back guarantee
- Cancel at anytime
- Sandbox testing environment
- SSD storage
For an online store, you can check out (no pun intended) the Online Shop plans that come with a website builder and a shopping cart with a checkout system. The recommended Online Shop Advanced plan includes the ability to add up to 2,000 products, accept multiple payment methods, provide multiple shipping methods, and use the other design, marketing, and website features that are important for making a success of your online store.
Arsys also offers the pay-for rankingCoach SEO service to improve your search ranking. It includes a keyword tool, real-time analysis and reports, on-page SEO tutorials, and link-building help. It’s compatible with CMS platforms like WordPress as well as with the Arsys web builder and e-commerce system. You can try rankingCoach for free for the first 30 days.
Pricing and Support
The website hosting plans are competitively priced compared with other Spanish and European hosting providers, especially when you consider the included features. Since you can get 50% off for the first year, the mid-tier Advanced plan costs little more than a cappuccino per month. Yet, for this price, you get a free domain, unlimited monthly data transfer, and a Symantec Basic SSL certificate.
You can purchase plans on a monthly or annual basis.
Arsys prides itself on its attention to customer support, and you can make contact via telephone, live chat, the client area, email, or Twitter. I received instant replies when I tested the live chat.