Arvixe is a privately held hosting company located in San Luis Obispo, CA with more than 10 years under its belt. Founded in 2003 by Arvand Sabetian.
Arvixe Hosting Plans
The organization offers numerous classes of hosting services, including personal, business, VPS, dedicated, and reseller hosting options.
Personal & Business Class (Shared) Hosting
Personal class hosting focuses on individuals looking for a cost-effective hosting option. There are two options: standard and pro which ring in at $4 or $7 per month; both offer unlimited disk space and data transfers, servers located in the United States or Europe, and a free domain name. Of course, SSL certificates, dedicated IPs, and the enhanced features come with an additional cost. Business class services, also divided into standard and Pro options, start at $22 or $35 per month, respectively, and include the same unlimited features as the Personal class, as well as a dedicated IP address and SSL certificate.
VPS and Dedicated Class Hosting
VPS standard hosting starts at $40 per month and Pro at $70 per month and includes limited (50 GB or 100 GB), unlimited monthly data transfers, a free domain, free SSL certificates, and two IP addresses. Dedicated servers come with fully (100 percent) managed servers, nightly security updates, 24/7 dedicated support, free SSL certificates and domain names, and more. Dedicated class pricing starts at $105 per month for single processor servers or $329 per month for multi processor servers.
Best of Arvixe Hosting
Proven Business Record – Arvixe is a very popular hosting provider with proven longevity; it has been in business for more than a decade with a positive future ahead of it.
Upgarding Options – The company offers a wide array of hosting choices to serve nearly any organization’s needs. In its shared, VPS, and dedicated service levels, it provides both Linux and Windows hosting.
Valuable Addons – Arvixe is CloudFlare CDN and RVSiteBuilder ready, making creating a website easy, even for novices. All personal, business, and reseller class sites include RVSiteBuilder at no additional charge. CloudFlare comes at a low cost and accelerates website performance.
Generous in CPU power allocation – The unlimited hosting is not truly unlimited. But that said, I noticed that Arvixe is being very generous in term of server power usage. The web host allow usage up to 700 CPU seconds, 2000MB of RAM, and 500 physical processes – which I think is not bad at all for a $4/mo web host.
60 -day full money back guarantee – Arvixe stands behind its service with a 60-day full money back guarantee; this is above the industry standard 30-day guarantee.
The personal class shared hosting option is slightly more expensive than several Arvixe competitors (as you can only add 6 domain names in one account).
The unlimited hosting is not truly unlimited; it’s only unlimited until you overuse the Arvixe CPU
Important to know
The company Arvixe is sold to Endurance International in 2014. Endurance International Group, aka EIG, also own a number of well-known web hosts including iPage, BlueHost, Hostgator, and A Small Orange. You can check out the full list of EIG’s hosting brands in this page.
Update August 2015: Some Arvixe users were badly affected in recent data center migration.