Arvixe VPS Hosting Review

By

Cosmo

|

Sep 27 - 2014

Arvixe

VPS 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.


VPS Hosting Plans

For growing websites requiring high-performance and have outgrown simple shared hosting solutions, Arvixe offers Linux and ASP.NET VPS hosting packages in three variants -Lite, Normal & Pro plans- with the following features :

VPS Plans VPSCLASS Lite VPSCLASS Normal VPSCLASS PRO

12-Month Term

1 year plan

$20.00

monthly

$40.00

monthly

$70.00

monthly

6-Month Term

Half year plan

$25.00

monthly

$45.00

monthly

$75.00

monthly

1 Month Term

1 month plan

$30.00

monthly

$50.00

monthly

$80.00

monthly

Disk Space

20 GB

50 GB

100 GB

Dedicated Memory

1 GB

1.5 GB

3 GB

CPU Cores

2

4

8

Free Domain

IP Addresses

1

2

2

Domains

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

Hosting Accounts

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

cPanel Control Panel

X

Softaculous Pro

1-click automated installer of over 140 popular scripts including WordPress, Drupal & more.

X

CloudFlare CDN

Content Distribution Network that greatly improves website loading times.

X

Daily R1 Soft Backups

Automatic daily backups with many restoration options.

X

RVSiteBuilder

Advanced website builder that integrates into Arvixe's control panel.

X

$5.00

per month

Extra Add-Ons

VPS Plans VPSCLASS Lite VPSCLASS Normal VPSCLASS PRO

Additional IP Addresses

per IP

$2.00

per month

$2.00

per month

$2.00

per month

Extra Memory

per 1 GB

$20.00

per month

$20.00

per month

$20.00

per month

SSD Drive

VPS uses a solid state drive delivering from 125% up to 200% improved speeds.

$5.00

per month

$10.00

per month

$20.00

per month

Arvixe's VPSCLASS Lite Plan is a barebones VPS server solution that is unmanaged and does not come with many of the standard features of its VPSCLASS plan.


This plan is suitable for website owners who want a midway hosting solution between shared and dedicated hosting and is comfortable administering the VPS without all the usual bells and whistles that come with standard VPS packages.


Because the administration and management of a VPSCLASS Lite server is borne by the customer, the costs of this plan is also substantially cheaper. This is a good option for customers with technical skills as they are able to subscribe for a cheaper plan that offers the same advantages as a similar managed plan at a higher price.


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

All Arvixe Personal and Business Class plans come with a 60-day 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). Refunds will not be given to accounts that have been canceled or suspended due to abuse of our services based on our terms of service and acceptable use policy... Money back guarantee only applies to new accounts and does not apply to account upgrades.


Do note that the usual non-refundable fees such domain registration, SSL certificates, dedicated servers and marketing accounts (mailer accounts) are excluded from refunds.


Uptime

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

Personal / Business VPS / 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.

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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