Reviews and expert opinion Arvixe

Ranked 650th from 1915 Web Hosting
4.3
Ease of Use
4.2
Features
4.3
Pricing
4.3
Support
4.3
Mark Holden
Mark Holden
Web Hosting Expert
Californian web hosting company Arvixe has been providing its services since 2003. It offers two server locations -- United States and Hong Kong -- as well as a better-than-average money-back guarantee.

Overview

Arvixe

Arvixe was founded in 2003 in San Luis Obispo, California. It serves an active customer base of thousands of individuals, small businesses, and larger corporations around the world. Arvixe operates out of two data centers in Dallas, Texas, and Hong Kong. Services and support are offered in English.

Features and Ease of Use

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Arvixe may seem like a small setup at first glance, but it offers a decent feature set coupled with above-average shared hosting security. You’ll find both Windows and Linux plans here, along with VPS, reseller, and dedicated hosting plans if you wish to scale up in future. Arvixe’s shared hosting packages come with the following features:

  • Unmetered disk space
  • Unlimited data transfer
  • SSL support (though certificates are an additional cost)
  • 99.9% uptime guarantee
  • Daily R1Soft backups
  • Free domain registration

If you have little to no coding knowledge, you may find Arvixe’s website builder rather handy. This allows you to set up a website with just a few clicks, even including hundreds of templates you can choose from. Other than that, you’ll have the Softaculous app installer and either the cPanel or Plesk control panels (depending on the operating system you select).

Arvixe also offers support for advanced coding languages such as Ruby on Rails, Perl, and Python. However, PHP support is only up to version 5, which means your scripts and CMS installations may run slower than usual.

That said, one thing I did like about Arvixe is that the shared hosting packages include excellent security features, such as brute force detection, redundant carriers, RAID 10 drives, and DDoS attack mitigation.

Pricing and Support

Shared hosting plans at Arvixe are slightly more expensive than average, especially since you’ll have to purchase an SSL certificate separately. However, you do get a free domain registration with your plan, and you can host multiple domains with unlimited storage and data transfer. Arvixe also gives you Google Adwords and Yahoo! Bing credits — all things considered, Arvixe’s pricing is very reasonable.

Arvixe also has a 45-day money-back guarantee, which is better than the industry average of 30.

Billing terms are quite flexible. You can pay on a monthly, quarterly, half-yearly, annual, or two-year contract basis. The longer your contract, however, the greater the discount you’ll be entitled to. Payment options include credit cards and PayPal.

Support channels are limited to live chat, ticket, and email support. Arvixe used to offer phone support, but this has since been discontinued in favor of live chat support. I’m happy to report that Arvixe’s support really is 24/7, as advertised: I accessed their live chat and connected with an agent almost immediately. Arvixe also maintains a blog and a knowledge base.

Pricing

4.3

Web Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Free SSL
Number of Sites
Price
Unlimited
Unlimited
-
6
$7.00
Unlimited
Unlimited
-
Unlimited
$10.00
Unlimited
Unlimited
-
1
$8.00
Unlimited
Unlimited
-
5
$11.00
Unlimited
Unlimited
+
6
$25.00
Unlimited
Unlimited
+
Unlimited
$38.00
Unlimited
Unlimited
-
10
$30.00
Unlimited
Unlimited
-
Unlimited
$43.00
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Free SSL
Number of Sites
Price
Unlimited
Unlimited
6
$7.00
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
$10.00
Unlimited
Unlimited
1
$8.00
Unlimited
Unlimited
5
$11.00
Unlimited
Unlimited
+
6
$25.00
Unlimited
Unlimited
+
Unlimited
$38.00
Unlimited
Unlimited
10
$30.00
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
$43.00
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Reseller Plan

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Panel
Number of Sites
Price
50 GB
500 GB
WHM + cPanel
Unlimited
$23.00
200 GB
2000 GB
WHM + cPanel
Unlimited
$53.00
50 GB
500 GB
WHM + cPanel
Unlimited
$28.00
200 GB
2000 GB
WHM + cPanel
Unlimited
$63.00
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Panel
Number of Sites
Price
50 GB
500 GB
WHM + cPanel
Unlimited
$23.00
200 GB
2000 GB
WHM + cPanel
Unlimited
$53.00
50 GB
500 GB
WHM + cPanel
Unlimited
$28.00
200 GB
2000 GB
WHM + cPanel
Unlimited
$63.00
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VPS Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
50 GB
Unlimited
4 CORES
2 GB
$43.00
100 GB
Unlimited
8 CORES
3 GB
$73.00
50 GB
Unlimited
4 CORES
2 GB
$63.00
100 GB
Unlimited
8 CORES
4 GB
$103.00
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
50 GB
Unlimited
4 CORES
2 GB
$43.00
100 GB
Unlimited
8 CORES
3 GB
$73.00
50 GB
Unlimited
4 CORES
2 GB
$63.00
100 GB
Unlimited
8 CORES
4 GB
$103.00
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Dedicated Server

Plan Name
Storage
CPU
RAM
Price
128 GB SSD
Xeon E3-1220 V2 3.1GHz, Turbo 3.5 GHz
4 GB
$131.70
1 TB
Xeon E3-1220 V2 3.1GHz, Turbo 3.5 GHz
4 GB
$131.70
256 GB SSD
Xeon E3-1230 V2 3.3GHz, Turbo 3.7 GHz
8 GB
$178.50
1 TB
Xeon E3-1230 V2 3.3GHz, Turbo 3.7 GHz
8 GB
$178.50
256 GB SSD
Xeon E3-1270 V2 3.5GHz, Turbo 3.9 GHz
16 GB
$230.50
1 TB
Xeon E3-1270 V2 3.5GHz, Turbo 3.9 GHz
16 GB
$230.50
512 GB SSD
2x Xeon E5-2620 2.0GHz, Turbo 2.5 GHz
32 GB
$360.50
1 TB
2x Xeon E5-2620 2.0GHz, Turbo 2.5 GHz
32 GB
$360.50
Plan Name
Storage
CPU
RAM
Price
128 GB SSD
Xeon E3-1220 V2 3.1GHz, Turbo 3.5 GHz
4 GB
$131.70
1 TB
Xeon E3-1220 V2 3.1GHz, Turbo 3.5 GHz
4 GB
$131.70
256 GB SSD
Xeon E3-1230 V2 3.3GHz, Turbo 3.7 GHz
8 GB
$178.50
1 TB
Xeon E3-1230 V2 3.3GHz, Turbo 3.7 GHz
8 GB
$178.50
256 GB SSD
Xeon E3-1270 V2 3.5GHz, Turbo 3.9 GHz
16 GB
$230.50
1 TB
Xeon E3-1270 V2 3.5GHz, Turbo 3.9 GHz
16 GB
$230.50
512 GB SSD
2x Xeon E5-2620 2.0GHz, Turbo 2.5 GHz
32 GB
$360.50
1 TB
2x Xeon E5-2620 2.0GHz, Turbo 2.5 GHz
32 GB
$360.50
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Cloud Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
150 GB
Unlimited
8 CORES
4 GB
$111
200 GB
Unlimited
12 CORES
6 GB
$132
300 GB
Unlimited
16 CORES
8 GB
$152
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
150 GB
Unlimited
8 CORES
4 GB
$111
200 GB
Unlimited
12 CORES
6 GB
$132
300 GB
Unlimited
16 CORES
8 GB
$152
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A Free Domain is included when purchasing any hosting service from Arvixe

Bottom line on Arvixe

U.S.-based Arvixe may not be one of the big-name providers, but it offers a feature set and customer support that can rival some of its more well-known competitors. That said, it only has servers in the U.S. and Hong Kong, so you may be out of luck if your target market isn’t in either of those two countries.

Pros:

  • Free website builder
  • Solid 24/7 customer support
  • Free domain registration
  • 45-day money-back guarantee

Cons:

  • Free SSL certificates offered only in Linux VPS
  • PHP support only up to version 5

Secure, Feature-Rich Hosting at Arvixe

Mark Holden
Mark Holden
Mark is a full stack web developer specializing in HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, MySQL, and PHP. When he's not busy building websites or geeking out over the latest addition to his ever-growing gadget collection, he enjoys playing drums for his progressive rock band. He can also make a mean Spanish omelet.

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