Founded in California, Arvixe has been a provider of web hosting services since 2003 and has thousands of websites around the world as well as being the winner of several awards, most notably by Inc magazine for being one of the fastest growing web hosting companies in the world.
Types of hosting available: Shared hosting, Business , Reseller, VPS , Dedicated
Included features are the unlimited bundle, Cloudfare CDN, RVSiteBuilder, HTML editor, daily backups, and a $75 Yahoo/Bing advertising credit. One of the best and most unique features that Arvixe web hosting has, and one that separates them from virtually every web hosting provider is that they also give a you free domain name for life.
Unlimited Disk Space
1 click install scripts such as WordPress
Free Domain for life
$75 Yahoo/Bing marketing credits
Unlike some of the hosting companies we’ve tested, Arvixe gives you the 99.9% up-time guarantee and even says they will refund you if that guarantee is broken during any month. If you are running a dedicated server, Arvixe promises you that you will have a 100% up-time, with a full refund if you don’t.
Arvixe data centers have a fully redundant power supply and they have a backup generator to go along with it. Arvixe claims that the data centers, located in Houston and Dallas, are monitored 24/7 throughout the year ensuring no server down-time will occur. Servers also are constantly backed up throughout the week for the Personal and the Reseller hosting packages. The Business and e-commerce packages are covered even better as they are backed up hourly throughout the day.
Ease of Use
Like the majority of hosting services, cPanel is used as the control panel for the Arvixe web hosting packages. For those who aren’t familiar with cPanel, Arvixe offers a free demo and tutorials to get you started, though you shouldn’t have any trouble getting used to the interface. Arvixe also comes with (in all hosting packages) a free SiteBuilder called RVSiteBuilder. This is one of the more popular site builders and it is very easy to use for new users; as a bonus, it also comes with over 500 website templates to help get you started.
For the basic package with all of the features the price tag comes to just $4. This is pretty standard for hosting services but Arvixe throws you a big bone and gives you a free domain for life after sign up, this is a very rare offering as most hosting sites only give you a domain free of charge for one year. Another awesome pricing feature that Arvixe has, is the option for you to pay on a monthly basis (those who read some of my other reviews know I love hosting companies that offer this), so if you don’t want to drop $100~ for your first website then Arvixe, or HostGator are great options for monthly payment plans. If you are looking for a business hosting provider it is recommended you look to HostMetro or Inmotion, as Arvixe charges $22 a month for the basic business package.
Help and Support
Arvixe Web Hosting offers all of the typical helplines, including Email, live chat, online ticket system, and phone support. Like all of the top ten hosting companies on our list, Arvixe has a huge knowledge base of articles and video tutorials to help you with whatever task you are trying to accomplish. They have a customer forum and best of all, a very active blog page, that posts regular ‘how-to’ and information type articles.Pros: Free domain name for life, ability to pay on a monthly basis, huge library and up-to-date blog of useful information, $75 in yahoo advertising credits, free backups for all hosting packages, Unlimited bundle, customer error pages.Cons: The $75 in yahoo/bing credits is a little low compared to what other hosting services offer and the Business hosting package is pricey.
With its excellent customer service, free domain for life, and the option to pay month by month, Arvixe easily ranks as one of the best web hosting services available.
Summary: With its excellent customer service, free domain for life, and the option to pay month by month, Arvixe easily ranks as one of the best web hosting services available. We have been using Arvixe for about a year now and have not had any problems with them so far. Customer support responds quick and we love how they give you a free domain forever. The only small downside is that they rarely run any deals and promotions. it’s very hard to find any good, working Arvixe coupons so our suggestion is to keep an eye on sites like CouponFollow since they are usually fast to post new offers when they are available.