Arvixe Dedicated Servers Review

By

Cosmo

|

Sep 27 - 2014

Arvixe

Dedicated Server Hosting Review

Arvixeis a privately-held web hosting company founded in 2003 by Arvand Sebatian, then a twenty-something year old studying at the California Polytechnic State University.

While being one of the smaller web hosting providers on the market today, it has grown considerably over the past few years to establish itself as one of the main players in the web hosting industry.


In 2011, it was listed as the209th fastest growing companyin the U.S. and the 17th fastest growing private IT company by Inc Magazine with a staggering 3-year growth rate of 1487%! Not bad for a small outfit operating in the company of many more well-established competitors.


In 2013, Arvand was featured inInc Magazine's list of 30 Under 30, a group of rising stars who are disrupting industries, making millions and building successful companies.


Dedicated Server Plans

Arvixe offers a highly-customizable range of robust dedicated server packages for when even VPS solutions are no longer performant enough for growing high-traffic websites -Barebones, Personal, Small Business, Backup & Professional servers- offered in single and multi processor configurations.

Pre-customized servers Single Processor Multi  Processor

Barebones Server - Single

Intel Xeon® 3050

2GB RAM, 250GB HD, Linux

$105.00

per month

X

Barebones Server - Multi

Dual Intel Xeon® E5620

12 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD

X

$329.00

per month

Personal Web Server

Intel Quad 2 Core Q9550

8 GB RAM, 2 x 1 TB HDD.

$165.00

per month

X

Small Business

Intel Core i7-3770

16 GB RAM, RAID 1, 2 x 120GB SSD

$289.00

per month

X

Backup Server

Intel Core i5-2400

8GB RAM, RAID 5, 3 x 1TB HD

$269.00

per month

X

Professional Web Server

Dual Intel Xeon® E5645 Hex Core

12M Cache, 2.40 Ghz

12 GB RAM, RAID 10, 4 x 1TB HDD

X

$469.00

per month

Enterprise Server

Dual Intel Xeon® E5-2620 Hex Core

15M Cache, 2.0 Ghz

32GB RAM, RAID 10, 4 x 240GB SSD

X

$609.00

per month

Server Upgrades

Arvixe's dedicated servers are highly-customizable featuring an extensive list of upgrades to choose from to meet the needs of the most performance-demanding websites.

Extra Processors Single Processor Multi Processor

Intel Xeon® 3050

2M Cache, 2.13 GHz

$105.00

per month

X

Intel XeonE3-1230-V1

8M Cache, 3.20 GHz

$119.00

per month

X

Intel Core2 QuadQ9550

12M Cache, 2.83 GHz

$135.00

per month

X

Intel Core i5-2400

6M Cache, 3.10 GHz

$179.00

per month

X

Intel Core i7-3770

8M Cache, 3.40 GHz

$219.00

per month

X

Dual Xeon E5620 Quad-Core

12M Cache, 2.40 GHz

X

$329.00

per month

Dual Xeon E5645 Hex-Core

12M Cache, 2.40 GHz

X

$349.00

per month

Dual Xeon E5-2620 Hex-Core

15M Cache, 2.00 GHz

X

$359.00

per month

Hard Drive Redundancy

Platforms Single Processor Multi Processor

Raid 0

Uses an extra drive for increased drive performance (requires 2 drives minimum).

$30.00

per month

X

Raid 1

Uses an extra drive for data protection (requires 2 drives minimum).

$30.00

per month

$30.00

per month

Raid 5

Uses 20 - 40% of each drive for data protection (requires 3 drives minimum).

$30.00

per month

$30.00

per month

Raid 10

Uses 50% of total drives for data protection, fastest (requires 4 drives minimum).

$30.00

per month

$30.00

per month

Extra Hard Drives

Platforms Single Processor Multi Processor

250 GB

SATA

$10.00

per month

X

500 GB

SATA

$20.00

per month

X

1 TB

SATA

$30.00

per month

$30.00

per month

2 TB

SATA

$55.00

per month

$55.00

per month

120 GB

Solid state drive

$40.00

per month

$40.00

per month

240 GB

Solid state drive

$70.00

per month

$70.00

per month

Extra Memory

Platforms Single Processor Multi Processor

2 GB

$20.00

per month

X

4 GB

$40.00

per month

X

6 GB

$60.00

per month

X

8 GB

$80.00

per month

X

12 GB

X

$120.00

per month

16 GB

$160.00

per month

X

24 GB

X

$240.00

per month

32 GB

$320.00

per month

X

96 GB

X

$960.00

per month

Other Upgrades

Platforms Single Processor Multi Processor

Windows Server 2008

Standard 64-bit

$30.00

per month

$30.00

per month

Windows Server 2012

Standard 64-bit

$30.00

per month

$60.00

per month

(Dual CPU)

cPanel / WHM

Control panel with Softaculous

$30.00

per month

$30.00

per month

WebSitePanel

Control panel

$30.00

per month

$30.00

per month

Extra Bandwidth

per 10 TB

$30.00

per month

$30.00

per month

Extra Disk Space

per 10 TB

$30.00

per month

$30.00

per month

Uplink

1000Mbps Uplink

$40.00

per month

$40.00

per month

13 IPv4 Addresses

$26.00

per month

$26.00

per month

29 IPv4 Addresses

$58.00

per month

$58.00

per month

MS SQL Web 2012

Microsoft database system

$30.00

per month

$30.00

per month

MS SQL Standard 2012

Microsoft database system

$199.00

per month

$199.00

per month

Automatic Renewal of Plans

Interestingly, Arvixe unlike almost every other web host in the market, does not automatically renew a customer's plan upon expiry of the initial registere hosting term. In fact, customers will have to enable the auto-renewal option in their control panel after registering for a plan:read moreabout enabling Arvixe's automatic renewals.


Cancellation / Refund Policy

Arvixe's dedicated server plans are however not covered by a money-back guarantee. Under Arvixe'sTerms of Service:


Money Back Guarantee

60 Day money back guarantee will only be offered under our Personal/Reseller (Linux and ASP Plans), Business (Linux and ASP Plans) ... No refunds will be given on domain names, SSL certificates, dedicated servers and marketing accounts (mailer accounts).


Although Arvixe does not offer a refund for cancellations of its dedicated server plans, it does offer a generous network guarantee which is discussed in the next section. This guarantee ensures that your site will always be online or you will receive a prorated refund for excessive downtime experienced.


Uptime

Arvixe plans are backed by a99.9% uptime guaranteewhich entitles a customer to the following refund schemes :

Personal / Business Dedicated Server

99.9% Uptime Guarantee

Network Guarantee

  • Arvixe offers refunds based on the amount of downtime experienced in excess of the 99.9% level guaranteed. You can read more about the calculation here under Money Back Guarantee section of Arvixe's Terms of Service.

  • Arvixe offers a 100% power and network guarantee with its dedicated servers. Customer can receive a pro-rated credit for the amount of time network/power is unavailable to the server over the days in the given month.

You can check out Arvixe's dedicated server guarantee's in itsTerms of Servicewhich states :


Guarantees for Dedicated Servers

We offer a 100% power and network uptime guarantee. Customer can receive a pro-rated credit for the amount of time network/power is not available to the server over the days in the given month (percentage of downtime multiplied by the amount paid for that month).


As server hardware can fail, there is not a 100% guarantee on hardware or software. However we guarantee replacement of faulty hardware within 4 hours of recognition of the specific issue. Any downtime past the 4 hours hardware replacement SLA will be credited to the account in a similar manner as the power/network uptime guarantee.


A third party web host uptime monitoring site records Arvixe's uptime at99.97%since 2005, one of the highest uptime recorded among web hosts today.


Arvixe also conducts monthlycustomer satisfaction surveysfor feedback on the service rendered to its customers. Every month, Arvixe will also announce a winner chosen from the surveys - April's winner won a Galaxy Tab 4.


The surveys provide Arvixe with valuable feedback such as the following for April 2014 :


April 2014 Survey Results

3660 surveys were sent. Out of 374 survey responses the average rating was 8.4171 and 89.3% would recommend us.


Plan Features & Add-Ons

Arvixe offers numerous value-added services in addition to its web hosting plans from CloudFlare content distribution network to Sucuri enhanced web security. Click on the links below to find out more.

Green Hosting

While Arvixe does well in the reliability and performance of its servers as well as customer service, Arvixe does not presently seem to have any green hosting initiatives. But this could be because Arvixe does not own its own data centers.


Special offers

Arvixe periodically offers discounts on its web hosting plans. Do check out ourArvixe Promotionspage for the latest available promotions.


Conclusion

Arvixeis one of the smaller nimbler web hosting companies that offers a broad range of web hosting solutions that will be able to cater the needs of even the most demanding sites. Its prices are decent and customer support is also top-notch. A safe web hosting choice from a fast growing company.



In a

nutshell

* For web hosting company in general and not to specific plans.

Pros

1.

Comprehensive range of solutions

Arvixe offers an extensive range of hosting packages to meet the needs of any type of sites. Its dedicated server range is highly customizable with an exhaustive list of upgrades to cater to even the most demanding sites.

2.

Uptime Guarantee

Arvixe offers a 99.9% uptime guarantee that entitles refunds on excessive downtime experienced. This includes dedicated servers which entitle customers to a prorated refund.

3.

High profile growing company

Arvixe is one of the few if not the only web host listed in Inc Magazine as one of the fastest growing company in the U.S. which shows the company is doing something right in keeping its customers happy. It's founder Arvand is also an effective leader despite his youth.

Cons

1.

No refunds for some plans

Arvixe does not offer refunds for cancellation for VPS and dedicated server plans.

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