After many revisions this article no longer looks even remotely like it used to. A long time ago, it was an expression of my admiration to this Hosting provider. Then EIG (Endurance International Group) bought Arvixe. I don’t want to sound like all went to hell, but it went to hell.
As you can see on the screenshot, all plans are packed with a lot of features. There are some specs that I will mention later like entry processes, but for now I would shed some light on these. As you can see the only difference between these plans is that you can host 6 domains on Personal Class while you can host unlimited domains on Personal Class Pro, and the price.
Generally, its a rule of thumb, not to host everything on one host. Arvixe never disables your site, if you go over your allotted server resources, they slow you down, but never actually disable. In that case, they send you an email with a warning about your website performance, and tell you what is causing it. That is helpful when there is a script or a plugin that is misbehaving.
Arvixe WAS one of the best hosting providers for Adult oriented websites or for websites with Porn and Sex content. They were autobloggers wet dream. with everything that you would ever need in one place. But… EIG. Enough said.
Specifications – Specs
Now we get to the fun part, the dreaded shared resources usage.
This is kept here as a reminder of the good old times.
|Resource (Units)||Personal Class||Personal Class Pro|
|CPU (Accessible cores)||1 (100%)||1 (100%)|
|Physical Memory/RAM (GB)||3||3|
|Virtual Memory/RAM (GB)||6||3|
You know, when I first saw these stats, I laughed. I did a GoDaddy Review, you can see it here.
And after that I compared them to the Arvixe. GoDaddy didn’t stand a chance. But now. My dishwasher has better hosting capabilities than Arvixe. They still say you get this, and these are the specs you are paying for. But what you get is something very different. Something very slow and unresponsive.
Ease of Use
They use industry standard cPanel, so getting around wont be a problem. Every other aspect of account management is very easy to grasp, website interface is intuitive, nothing fancy to distract you and everything is easy to find.
Help & Support
Everybody thinks that they will never need support, or at least hope that they will not. Well I’m sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but bad things tend to happen. As Murphy Law states “If it can go wrong, it will go wrong”. Sooner or later you will need to contact them, and that is where Arvixe has fallen after the EIG buyout. Before that happened these boys and girls had it all. They had the knowledge, response times were less than 3 min, and every ticket was answered by people who actually knew English, and had proper understanding of website hosting.
These days, if your problem is something small and retarded, they will help you out ( sooner or later ). But, if you have a problem with something that can’t be fixed by a regular plumber ( no disrespect to plumbers intended ), well then, you are in for a ride down the lanes of retarded e-mail communications, tickets that tend to disappear into the thin air, and phone calls to some sort of Kwik-E-Mart, where dear old Apu is going to try to tell you it’s somehow your fault.
I want to show you something!
You see, Arvixe has this thing on their website that is some sort of survey app, and you as a customer are asked if you wish to complete it. Then you get an link to your website and some perks bla bla bla.
You can check it out on this link and see for yourself.
This is state of those surveys in 2015
AND this is state of those surveys in April 2016
Just something to think about.
I would update that screenshot but that page is no longer updated, and it just stands at number 0.
So here we are, at the very end of my review. Well, the bottom line is that Arvixe was fantastic Web Hosting Provider. They truly were one of the best.
But now, if you need a website, or perhaps a company operated by humans, then I suggest that you move along and try something else.