Arvixe Review 2017

You might have heard that Arvixe is a good web hosting company or probably get to know that they’re quite affordable but still, you want to read a review about them. You may still have a question in mind that Is Arvixe any Good? Arvixe Sucks or Arvixe is reliable. To answer all of these questions read this Arvixe review 2017.

Finding a good hosting company for your next website can be quite challenging. Especially when the market is flooded with hundreds of hosting giants all trying to deliver the best products and services depending on their estimated customer requirements. Moreover, hundreds of new hosting companies come into the market every month and hundreds more die out without a trace. But only a few of them remain in the market due to their strong business model. Arvixe is among those few companies that have remained anonymous for a very long time but is now gaining market due to its world class services, therefore, competing head on with giants like Godaddy and Endurance International. Its plans are targeted towards both personal and business use and have the best services and features along with the necessary performance benefits ideal for any kind of website. Therefore it has recently acquired loads of positive ratings from users and magazines including PCMag and others. Let’s dive deeper to understand the numerous benefits it provides and how you can levy them to build you next website.

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Plans and Features

Unlike traditional web hosting companies, Arvixe doesn’t offer the usual plans for personal and business users. Instead, it has modified its plans to be more customer centric. All its plans are full of features that lack in most hosting services. Although it classifies the plans broadly into personal, business, reseller, VPS and dedicated plans, it doesn’t sub-classify them further into multiple levels to restrict users based on a number of server resources they use. Below is a detailed explanation of the plans and their features ideal for all types of customers.

Personal

The personal plan is divided into a personal and personal pro. Priced at $4 per month the personal class plan provides users with all the features that a traditional web hosting company could provide. The personal pro plan comes at a price of only $7 a month and allows users to host unlimited websites on the plan. The personal plan can host only 6 domains, however. Along with the RV site builder and the softculous installer built into the cPanel, the company makes it really easy for anyone to host any kind of website without having to setup and configure technical stuff by themselves. You also have access to unlimited FTP accounts, domain aliases, and subdomains ideal for any type of task you may expect to carry out on the host.

The personal plan also comes in windows variants for users who like to build websites in ASP.Net. However, the ASP versions of the personal class host come at $5 and $8 respectively. Along with the above, the personal class plans come with numerous add-ons and extras ideal for newbies and experienced hosting customers alike. You can get priority support, private or shared tomcat and SSL certificates for your website at cheaper prices compared to other hosting companies.

Business

The business web hosting plans in Arvixe take the hosting experience to a whole new level. Without compromising with resources and offering higher stability and features to business customers, Arvixe provides great business hosting plans in both Linux and Windows variants. Just like the personal hosting plans the business hosting plans have all the features and are also classified into business and business pro sub plans. Priced at only $22 per month, Arvixe allows users to host up to 6 powerful websites in its business plan. For customers who want to host more than 6 websites, Arvixe provides business pro plan that allows users to host unlimited websites at only $35 per month.

Unlike the personal plan, the business hosting plan comes numerous hosting improvements and hardware features that lack in most hosting companies. The business servers now come with SAS 70 Type II Certified, DDoS Attack Response, Secured Entrance/Exit, Redundant Carriers, Network Monitoring features that can significantly improve performance while focussing on higher uptime and reliability. Therefore Arvixe business hosting plans are the ideal hosting plans among all other competitors in the market.

Moreover, you can also opt for windows based systems that are priced at only $27 and $40 a month. You can now create any ASP website on your server with the windows installations and can synchronize data from across multiple websites. Along with the features, the business class hosting comes with essential add-ons, which greatly improve end user experience. For new customers, the priority support can be an ideal add-on that could greatly help them set up their website or even troubleshoot issues during running or installation.

Reseller

The reseller plan comes with numerous improvements over other hosting plans provided by major hosting companies. You can easily build and host any number of websites on your hosting with custom branding and other necessary improvements that normally come with major hosting companies. Priced at $20 and $50 a month, the reseller hosting account is ideal for small hosting companies or web application development companies that manage their client’s websites on reseller hosting accounts.

Other Plans

Like usual web hosting companies, Arvixe also provides customized VPS and dedicated plans to suit user requirements. Its VPS benchmarks are best in the industry and are ideal for any large scale application that carries out financial transactions. The company does not support running e-commerce applications on its shared platform and therefore encourages its users to opt VPS plans to run any type of e-commerce or applications that require payment processing on the website.

Performance and Reliability

Very few companies have remained popular for their web host performance and reliability. Arvixe has always remained as one of the top hosting companies. With over a million customers and arrays of optimized server hardware that also compete with hosting companies like BlueHost and A Small Orange, it offers some of the best plans to its customers. Fortunately, its performance is also average when compared to its competitors. The page speed, server uptime, and customer support benchmarks over a limited period have remained quite steady and have therefore proven to be invaluable to customers. When compared with major hosting companies that claim to provide exceptional services, Arvixe fares average in its benchmark tests.

Page Speed and Uptime

Fortunately, Arvixe has always maintained an excellent record for server uptime with more than 99.96% as compared to its competitors who fare much worse. Servers go down only once or twice in a month for a couple of minutes and get back up without any kind of damage to data or configuration. Even maintenance tasks are carried out without taking the server down with the help of cloud data distribution procedures. Arvixe runs one of the fastest SSD servers on the planet with its fastest page speed result at 2.75s and longest at 5.35s only. Its average page speed is around 3.20 seconds which is significantly better than most of its competitors. With optimized hardware and features the business users get the most advantage as they have exceptional resources that can be used to deploy their own websites without much setup and speed related concerns.

arvixe performance test

Arvixe Performance Test

Usability and Customer Support

Unlike what one would expect from such a company, Arvixe has one of the top customer support teams. Firstly the company badly wants newbies as its customers. Else they would have made the whole cpanel and other major interface elements harder to navigate and setup. Therefore it is only recommended for a customer who has prior experience in dealing with hosting companies to go with business plans as they provide higher and complicated functionalities. Due to its awesome cPanel, the company also doesn’t expect a lot of people lining up for support. Fortunately, they do and the company’s competence to handle so many queries elevates its image. You can also opt for priority support that can help you setup your website with the customer service ready at hand to help you whenever you want them

Unlike user expectation, Arvixe has one of the top customer support in the market. The average reply time for each query is at least 1 hours. With millions of customers waiting in line with their queries, the company restructured its support forums to make them more user oriented. As the company mostly targets beginner users, there are always hundreds of queries with its customers. But with proper documentation of basic procedures like Godaddy and Arvixe provides, this is greatly minimized.

Personal Experience

I recently bought a power plan from Arvixe and transferred my domain name from Godaddy. Although the plan offered a free domain name, I skipped the offer as I already had one. The setup was quick and the presale support was definitely better than GoDaddy. It took around 2 days to transfer the domain name to Arvixe but I have had worse with Godaddy (which took more than 9 days to transfer). After the transfer, I installed WordPress from the softaculous apps and the site was deployed within seconds. I went onto install plugins and one of the plugins damaged the WordPress database. I filed a support ticket just then and waited for any possible backup that I may be able to retrieve. Fortunately, the support team got back within 7 mins and guided me through the whole process of restoring the database. The problem was resolved within the next 20 mins and without any expense whatsoever unlike in other hosting companies. Therefore I am pretty satisfied with the company and the server is definitely faster than any shared hosting plan I have ever used due to the SSD drives that push data 65% faster than traditional magnetic drives.

Conclusion

Arvixe is ideal for business users who want anytime support and uptime along with faster websites to improve their user experience. Although the prices are a bit lower than its competitors, the improved performance and support compensate for the extra dime. If you are an experienced web administrator and want a perfect hosting company within your budget, Arvixe must be your first choice.

Over the years, the popularity of Arvixe has significantly grown due to their quality service and powerful servers. However, customers at smaller plans have often faced difficulties while setting up their website even after the customer service guides them through the process. Arvixe is ideal for you if you want to run blogs or another corporate website that don’t attract a lot of e-commerce related sales. As the hosting company does not support heavy e-commerce applications in its shared hosting plans to maintain server health, you can run normal blogs or other types of websites with relative ease. Its plans are also designed to restrict e-commerce applications on the server.

When compared with its competitors, Arvixe is definitely a better hosting company when it comes to page speed, server uptime, and performance reliability. It’s awesome customer support is definitely for beginners. Their presales support is great and after sales tech support is awesome. Go with it if you want a reliable server without expecting support.

A2 Hosting vs. Hostgator vs. SiteGround

Hostgator is one of the oldest and most popular web hosting companies in the world and operates along with some other giants in the web hosting industry that are controlled by the Endurance International Group. Siteground is relatively new but is one of the major competitors with excellent services that mainly target customers planning to host on specific CMS platforms like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal and Magento. A2 hosting is famous for providing highly optimized servers that run on top of highly scalable architectures for running high powered websites and applications. All the three web hosting companies are focused on providing their best services through their server infrastructures that are ideal for different market segments.

While Hostgator targets all newbies and experienced people and provides cheaper services with limits to resource consumption, Siteground targets customers who want to run specialized high performance websites on top of their commonly used web content management systems like WordPress, Joomla and Magento. A2 Hosting on the other hand supports all content management systems and aims to provide high performance systems targeted at page speed improvement and customizations generally restricted in other web hosting companies.  Let’s dive deeper into the services provided by each of the companies to find the best ones that suit your requirements.

Also Read: A2 Hosting Review & A2 Hosting vs Bluehost Vs Godaddy

Plans and Pricing

The pricing of the products depends on the resources made available for web application hosting. As the three companies target quite different customer bases, their prices also differ significantly. Although Hostgator has the cheapest plans, they don’t provide as many resources as Siteground and A2 Hosting provide. Hostgator also lacks the deep customization features provided by A2 Hosting. Siteground hosting although doesn’t allow server customization, they focus on providing enough resources for running even large scale web applications on top of major CMS’s. You can run very powerful websites with their plans without ever running out of resources. The pricing comparison below targets all services provided by the companies and compares them with the resources and features provided by each.

A2 Hosting

A2 hosting provides shared, reseller, cloud, VPS, managed VPS and dedicated servers that are ideal for all kinds of use cases. You can modify each of the server configurations to suit your application requirements. However, you have to opt for higher plans if you need their high performance servers. The shared hosting plans are divided into the following:

  1. Lite: Priced at $3.92/month, this is one of the cheapest plans available on the web. However, it lacks numerous features provided by the higher swift and turbo plans. It comes with solid state drives that power speed up all your web activity. Websites run on a 2.1Ghz core processor that can handle major types of server processes. It also comes with optimized versions of WordPress, Joomla and other major content managements systems ideal for common website deployment.
  2. Swift: Along with all the features included in Lite, the swift plan comes with unlimited email addresses, domain names and databases. Your websites also run on top of 2×2.1Ghz core processors that are more than enough to run normal blogs or even a small ecommerce website. It comes with a 1GB physical memory and 8GB virtual memory. You also get server rewind backups that are not available in Lite plans. It is priced at $4.90/month along with additional features that may cost more upon inclusion. You can always scale up to a higher plan when your resource usage exceeds the limits set by the plan. However, it is highly unlikely that you will ever have to scale if you are running a normal website with up to 10000 visitors a month.
  3. Turbo: One of the most powerful shared plans in the market comes with optimized hardware that can run even the most resource intensive ecommerce websites. It comes with specially designed and optimized turbo servers that are up to 20x faster than normal SSD servers. With inbuilt caching and server side optimization methods that lack in most web hosting plans, this provides one of the most customizable web interfaces for all web applications. It comes with all free features with unlimited usage and can run even the most powerful apps without any resource constraints. It has a 2GB physical memory and 8GB virtual memory. Content delivery networks are included in the plan and therefore you don’t need to configure or setup additional CDN’s for optimizing your websites. Priced at $9.31/month it is one of the best plans on the web when it comes to resource availability and optimization features included in the plans. Numerous other features are included in the plan that will be discussed in detail in the features and add-ons section.

a2 hosting plans pricing

Along with the shared plans, A2 hosting also provides VPS and cloud hosting that is ideal for high resource consuming and custom web application that need extra features to run on a commercial web server. Its VPS plans come in Dynamic and Managed solutions. The dynamic VPS plans are ideal for web administrators who need complete control over their server and would like to develop custom applications on top of it. You can modify the servers into any form you like to suit your application requirements. For any additional features you need to contact their customer support.

Managed VPS solutions are ideal for users who want the company to manage all their server side configurations. You are provided with a simple CPanel that has all the features in it for you to easily manage the high power servers without having to worry about the nitty gritty details. All maintenance and configuration tasks are handled by the company and if you need additional customizations, you can directly contact their customer support team for assistance.

A2 Hosting VPS Plans

A2 hosting also provides highly customizable virtual servers that are easily scalable and are ideal for most web apps. You can opt for their cloud hosting and customize the servers as per your requirements. Therefore, it is ideal for developers who need more control over their systems instead of commercial web administrators. You can also opt for their managed and non-managed dedicated servers that are built for commercial application hosting. Prices vary depending on the resource consumption of the web applications hosted on the servers. The dynamic VPS plans start from $9.89 per month and the managed VPS plans start from $32.99/month. The pricing for the cloud hosting plans vary depending on the type of configuration you select. Dedicated servers however start from $99.59/month.

Hostgator

Built for all types of customers, Hostgator is one of the most popular web hosting companies in the world. It hosting millions of domains and provides all types of services generally required by the common users. However, there are a lot of resource constraints that are definitely not good when compared with other A2 Hosting and Siteground. As Hostgator doesn’t specify the amount of resources provided to each of its plan, it is hard to figure out the exact amount allocated for each plan. The shared hosting plans provided by it are as follows:

  1. Hatchling: Ideal for the beginner, this is one of the cheapest plans available on the web. It has all kinds of basic features but comes with restricted resource usage ideal for running only small blogs that get less than a thousand visitors a month. Prices start from $5.56/month for a three years plan and costs $8.76/month when you opt for a monthly basis. You can host only one domain on the plan but you can run a small ecommerce store on top of the server. One click installs and other easily customizable features allow users to easily deploy common web content management systems ideal for running small blogs or wikis.
  2. Baby: A bit more powerful than the hatchling plan, this allows users to host multiple website each with their own domain name. You can also have a private SSL to carry out secure transaction on your website. It is more powerful than the previous plan and can allow you to easily run an average sized ecommerce store or a blog that can handle up to 10K visitors per month. You can also develop custom application on top of the server as long as the resource consumption doesn’t exceed the set limits.
  3. Business: One of the powerful plans provided by the company, it is priced at $11.96/month for a 3-year period. It comes with all available resources and allows users to build larger website that can easily handle up to 20K visitors a month. You also get a toll free number with your plan which is ideal for all kinds of businesses. You can easily run even the most sophisticated web content management systems like Magento or even high resource consuming WordPress and Joomla websites on top of the server and still run functionally without any interruptions. Over the years, the company has maintained a great track record of providing excellent server resources for its customers but high resource consuming applications often tend to be upgraded to the next high plans that is the VPS or even the cloud plans offered by the company.

hostgator web hosting plans

Along with the shared hosting plans, the Hostgator also provides dedicated WordPress hosting that is ideal for running high powered WordPress websites that can handle up to 30K visitors every month. You can also opt for their VPS or dedicated plans that are ideal for most types of high resource consuming websites.

Also Read: Bluehost vs Hostgator

Siteground

One of the widely appreciated and feature rich web hosting platform also provides some of the best plans for hosting any kind of website on its shared hosting platform. As it primarily targets the major content management systems like WordPress, Joomla and Magento, you can easily build your website on top of the platform to ensure maximum stability while running your website with all standard parameters. However, you cannot modify your web server as much as you can in case of A2 hosting. The shared plans offered by Siteground are as follows:

  1. Startup: Ideal for small websites and startup blogs, this is the cheapest plan provided by the company. It comes with limited features that are ideal only for a small time website and cannot handle any of the large scale features required by major high resource consuming websites. It comes with only 10GB web storage space and can handle up to 10K visitors per month. Moreover, you can only host one website on top of the server. It is priced at $3.95/month after heavy discounts.
  2. GrowBig: A more powerful configuration priced at $7.95/month is ideal for handling up to 25K visitors per month. It comes with 20GB storage space along with additional features like SuperCacher for one year, Free SSL certificate for a year and 30 backup copies for your website that you can revert back to whenever you like. You can host multiple websites on top of it but the total web page visits should be less than 25K in a month
  3. GoGeek: A more powerful plan than the previous two is priced at $14.95/month but comes with more resources and can handle up to 100K visitors per month. It is mainly targeted towards developers who want to create powerful web applications on top of their server. Along with all the essential features included in the previous plans, it also comes with PCI complaint hardware, personalized GIT and Staging support and numerous other advanced developer features generally not available in other web hosting companies.

siteground web hosting plans

Along with the above plans, the company also offers Cloud hosting and dedicated servers which are ideal for developing custom applications. They are much more powerful than the shared hosting plans and often come with additional controls that lack in more web hosting companies. Along with the above, the company also provides additional hosting solutions for WordPress and Joomla through custom plans designed to build any kind of website on top of these major content management systems.

Features and Add-ons

All the three companies provide exceptional features that allow users to build nearly any kind of web application on top of their servers. However, each of the companies are built around numerous additional features ideal for a specific segment of users. Some of the major features in the three companies are as follows:

A2 Hosting: It is popular for its highly optimized Turbo servers that claim to provide up to 20X speeds. Along with caching and other high performance servers, the A2 servers are one of the highly customizable configurations on the web. You also get all unlimited features like domain names, RAID storage, email addresses and databases for your web applications. The servers are highly configurable and allow custom features that lack in most web hosting companies.

We tested A2 Hosting server performance and found that they have best servers among A2 Hosting, Hostgator & Siteground.

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A2 Hosting Server Performance Test Results

Hostgator: Although it is one of the most popular web hosting companies, it only offers a limited resource usage that is ideal for only small websites and ecommerce stores. Moreover, it doesn’t allow web administrators to customize their servers to suit their requirements. Thus you are stuck with the standard installation and cannot build anything other than the already available solutions.

We tested Hostgator server performance. Below are the results of our test.

hostgator server performance test

Hostgator Server Performance Test Results

Siteground: Although one of the most stable web hosting companies in the world with specialized services for WordPress and other major content management systems, this does not provide any additional features that are suitable for high end developers or even powerful custom applications. You are stuck with the maximum number of page visits allowed in a month even though most of them have been incurred by your development team. Its GoGeek plan only comes with additional support for GIT and other development features that lack in most web hosting companies.

We tested Siteground server performance. Below are the results of our test.

siteground server performance test

Siteground Server Performance Test Results

Performance and Reliability

Without doubt A2 hosting is one of the most performance oriented web hosting companies in the world. Its highly optimized web hosting plans often help users deploy any kind of powerful web application on top of their servers. Although Hostgator is one of the most popular web hosting companies, it doesn’t fare well in terms of performance and reliability of its servers. Siteground fares well when tested for standard installations of WordPress and other CMS’s it supports but it doesn’t do good when it comes to the performance of web applications other than those. Let’s dive deeper into each of the factors to understand the best hosting company for your requirements.

Page Speed

A2 hosting is one of the few companies that focuses heavily on optimizing page speed along with server performance. It has shown exceptional speed in delivering any type of web application through its servers with the help of its highly optimized web servers. The turbo servers are definitely 20x faster than Siteground and even much faster than Hostgator. The average page speed test results in 2.36s for websites hosted on A2hosting, 4.2s on Hostgator and 6.2 on Siteground. These figures are enough to show the excellent server performance of A2hosting. IF you want a high speed server configuration with all types of speed delivery mechanisms already built into it, then A2hosting should be your first choice.

Serve Uptime and Downtime

As Hostgator runs one of the largest clusters of web servers and also has its partners under endurance group, it has the highest flexibility when it comes to reducing server downtime. It performs excellently and often tends to score above 99.2% uptime over one-year period. Siteground on the other hand is also a highly optimized server and also performs perfectly when it comes to server uptime with more than 99.8% uptime rate over the same period. However, it is A2 hosting that shines above all. As it is a relatively smaller web server setup, it still managed to compete with Siteground and other major web cloud based web hosting solutions that can easily scale beyond their traditional web servers to maintain uptime. It has shown a continuous server uptime rate at 99.7% over the same period.

Conclusion

After years of hosting with numerous companies, I have found A2 hosting to be one of the most powerful web hosting companies in the world. It offers some of the best services at affordable prices. It also has one of the most powerful and highly optimized sever configurations that is generally not found in most web hosting companies. You can easily build any kind of web application on top of the server and the applications are automatically optimized to deliver their best performance. Although Hostgator and Siteground also have powerful web servers, they restrict their users to build anything custom on top of their servers. Thus Hostgator comes second in the comparison while Siteground that restricts on the basis of page views falls at the end of the spectrum.

Free Hosting Control Panel

Control Panels makes it easy to manage your web hosting server. Generally people host multiple websites on to single server & sometimes it becomes very complicated to manage them without a control panel. Almost all the web hosting companies offers 2 popular hosting control panel known as cPanel & Plesk along with VPS & Dedicated Servers but both of these control panels are paid and if you want to get them you’ve to pay some additional monthly cost to your web hosting provider. To decrease some burden on your pocket and to manage your monthly budget today we’re posting about some Free hosting control panel to manage your Windows & Linux server easily. These Free Hosting control panels are not only free but comes with almost all the feature which paid control panels like cPanel, Plesk etc has. All you need to do is to install any of these Free hosting control panel on your server & Once installed, they will save you too much time on creating new websites, databases, e-mails, etc.

Free Hosting Control Panel for Linux Server

Here we’re featuring few most popular Free Web Hosting Control Panel to manage your Linux server with an ease.

Kloxo

kloxo Kloxo is a fully scriptable, distributed and a 100% object oriented hosting platform. Kloxo fully supports Linux CentOS 5 and can be fully Integrates with billing software such as AWBS, WHMCS and HostBill. Kloxo also supports apache/lighttpd, djbdns/bind and pure-ftpd. Watch Kloxo Free Hosting Control Panel Demo.

ISP Config

ispconfig ISPconfig is another popular and easy to manage Free Hosting control panel available to manage Linux Server. Using ISPconfig you can do the following

  • Manage multiple servers from one control panel.
  • Web server management (Apache2 and nginx)
  • Mail server management (with virtual mail users)
  • DNS server management
  • Virtualization (OpenVZ)
  • Administrator, reseller and client login

Check ISPConfig Demo

Free Hosting Control Panel for Windows Server

Zpanel

zpanel ZPanel is a free and complete web hosting control panel for Microsoft® Windows™ and POSIX (Linux, UNIX and MacOSX) based servers. ZPanel is written in PHP and uses several open-source (or freely available) software packages to provide a secure, web hosting system. From the easy to use control panel, users can create and manage MySQL databases, email mailboxes, forwarders and distribution lists as well as setup and host multiple domains on one server.

Website Panel

website panel WebsitePanel is a complete free hosting control panel for Cloud Computing Companies and IT Providers to automate the provisioning of a full suite of services on Windows servers. The powerful, flexible open source WebsitePanel platform gives users simple point-and-click control over Windows Server applications including IIS, SQL Server, Exchange 2010, Sharepoint 2010, OCS and Hyper-V Deployments. Using Website Panel

  • Domain Names
  • Web Sites
  • Web Applications
  • FTP accounts
  • Databases
  • Hosted Organizations
  • Microsoft Exchange 2010 Mailboxes and Users
  • Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Sites
  • Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 users
  • Microsoft Lync 2010 users
  • Windows Hyper-V Virtual Servers

If you wish to check the Demo Visit Here There are many other Free Hosting Control Panels are also available on internet to manage Virtual Private Server & Dedicated Server but above mentioned hosting panels are trusted & tested by most on internet. We’ve also given a link above to test the demo of these panels. If you’ve any query on this or want to suggest any other Free Hosting Control panel kindly comment below.