Arvixe provides Linux and Windows Shared, Reseller, Virtual Private Server (VPS) and Dedicated Server Hosting Solutions.
Established in 2003 out of California, Arvixe is a web hosting company offering a full range of web hosting services. Arvixe was well known for offering personal and business web hosting to thousands of customers around the world. On October 31st, 2014 Arvixe was acquired by Endurance International Group (EIG). Throughout this Arvixe web hosting review, we will look at a number of hosting criteria including, reliability, service, performance, support, features and pricing.
Arvixe Features – Shared, Business, Reseller, VPS and Dedicated Hosting
Arvixe Shared Hosting – Arvixe web hosting offers Linux web hosting and ASP .NET Windows web hosting services for clients with personal websites. Their shared hosting plans offer clients with unlimited disk space and monthly data transfer as well as support for six domains. The PersonalClass PRO plan allows for hosting an unlimited number of domains. All shared hosting plans come with additional features that include cPanel, One-Click Installers, Cloudflare CDN and RVSiteBuilder.
Arvixe Business Hosting – Small business web hosting from Arvixe offers a wide range of business-oriented hosting services and features. The basic business class hosting plan offers customers with unmetered bandwidth and space as well as support for six domains. For as long as you are a business client of Arvixe, you will have a free domain name, and SSL certificate with a dedicated IP address for the time you are with them.
As a small business, you may only have one website, but if you require additional domain support, the Business Class Pro plan is the ideal option, offering unlimited domain support.
Arvixe Reseller Hosting – A reseller hosting plan from Arvixe allows you to resell their hosting services to your own clients. The basic reseller plan offers you 50GB of disk space and 500GB of monthly bandwidth transfer as well as a free domain name and SSL certificate for the time you are with them. The WHM control panel is also available to make it easier to oversee all the hosting accounts you are responsible for.
Arvixe VPS Hosting – The Arvixe VPS Class plan offers 50GB disk space, unmetered bandwidth, 2 IP addresses and a free domain name for life. The basic hosting plan runs on a 4 core system with 1.5GB of memory.
The additional features available with your VPS plans include WebSitePanel or WHM Control Panel, Root Access as well as Virtual DVD Drive. If you require a little more juice than the basic plan from Arvixe, you can consider the VPS Class Pro which offers 100GB of disk space, unlimited monthly data transfer. This particular VPS runs on 8 cores with 3GB of dedicated memory.
Arvixe Dedicated Server Hosting – If your website requires more performance than an average shared or VPS hosting environment, you might want to consider one of the Arvixe managed dedicated servers with a fully managed and monitored server environment. When you choose one of their dedicated server hosting plans, you will have the choice of either a Linux or Windows platform as well as receive a free SSL certificate and domain name for life.
The basic personal web hosting plan starts at only $4/month, offering unlimited space and bandwidth. However, you can only host 6 domains with this particular account. In order to host an unlimited number of domains you could opt for the PersonalClass Pro Plan which comes in at $7/month.
If you operate a business website, you may require the additional perks of opting for a business class web hosting plan. For $22/month, this small business web hosting package gives you unlimited space and bandwidth with a free domain name, dedicated IP address and SSL certificate for as long as you host with Arvixe.
The reseller web hosting plans from Arvixe start at $20 per month and they include private name servers, free domain name, WHM Control Panel and SSL certificates.
Arvixe Reliability and Customer Support
Up until the Summer of 2015, Arvixe had been a reliable web hosting company and being purchased by EIG hadn’t impacted Arvixe like some of the other hosts under their umbrella. In June and July of 2015 there were large scale server migrations that resulted in numerous problems with some customers having to deal with downtime and other issues for many days. With technical support channels being overwhelmed because of so many problems to deal with, response times on their phone, ticket, and live chat systems greatly suffered. This added to already high customer frustration levels. One of the most important factors affecting customer satisfaction in the web hosting industry is the overall level of customer support and turn-around time. Hopefully things will someday stabilize for Arvixe and they will go back to being a reliable hosting option.