Arvixe Review

Reviewed by: Jerry Low . .
  • Review Updated: Oct 21, 2020
Plan in review: Personal Class
Reviewed by: Jerry Low
Review Updated: October 21, 2020
Arvixe is no longer recommended. The hosting company was sold to EIG in 2014 and many Arvixe users were badly affected by the data center migration in August 2015.

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, this hosting provider made the Inc. 500 list as one of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies in both 2011 and 2012.

A little more about Arvand Sabetian

Before we dig into Arvixe's hosting plans, I thought it'd be interesting to take a closer look on Arvand Sabetian and how things work in the company.

Arvand Sabetian landed Inc. 30 under 30 for two consecutive years in 2002 and 2003. He first started his Arvixe after his junior year of high school. According to an article on Inc, Sabetian didn’t want to give up his company when he started college; so what so he convinced a few friends to help him keep it running while they got their degrees. In 2008, the young entrepreneur was set to graduate with a degree in civil engineering and in the same time, his company Arvixe was bringing in about $150,000 profit annually. He decided to give Arvixe one more year… and, the rest is history.

Arvixe grew from a one-man operations into a company making multi-millions today. What's most interesting about Arvixe to me is that although the company has over 80 employees, it does not have a HQ office. The following video tells more about how Sabetian works with his team.

Updates / Important to know

Arvixe Hosting Plans

The organization offers numerous classes of hosting services, including personal, business, VPS, dedicated, and reseller hosting options.

* Note: Compare these plans with other hosting services using our Host Comparison Tool.

Personal & Business Class (Shared) Hosting

Personal class hosting focuses on individuals looking for a cheap web 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.

Arvixe Uptime Review

I have got a shared hosting account at Arvixe in March 2014 and had been tracking on the hosting uptime for some time.

In summary, Arvixe hosting had been doing okay so far. The following image indicates the uptime score for the past 30 days. Note that the test site was not properly that the slightly low uptime record is due to some error with my tracking. The correct uptime score should be around 99.9% if my error is neglected.

Arvixe Uptime – March 2016: 99.57%

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Site was down for 10 minutes on March 25, 2016. Overall uptime score for the past 30 days 99.57%.

Arvixe Uptime – February 2016: 99.49%

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Arvixe Hosting Uptime for the past 30 days (February 2016): 99.49%. Result is obviously going downhill, test site hit multiple short outages for the past 30 days.

Arvixe Uptime – September 2015: 99.99%

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Arvixe Hosting Uptime for the past 30 days (September 2015): 99.99%.

Arvixe Uptime – May / June 2014: 99.43%

Arvixe Hosting Uptime for the past 30 days (May - June 2014): 99.43%. Note the site's response time is averaging below 800ms, which is pretty good for a budget shared hosting.
Arvixe Hosting Uptime for the past 30 days (May – June 2014): 99.43%. Note the site's response time is averaging below 800ms, which is pretty good for a budget shared hosting.

Editor’s Review

Arvixe offers a slew of hosting options, each with option subsets an addons.

What I Like About 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.
  • 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 Not-so-Good

  • Horrible uptime record – Our test site went down very often.
  • 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 (which is the norm for all unlimited hosting services, learn more).

Frequently Asked Questions on Arvixe Hosting

Who is Arvixe?

Arvixe is a US-based web hosting company that has been in the business for over a decade now.

Is Arvixe Hosting still in business?

Yes, Arvixe is still up and running, offering users a wide range of web hosting options.

What are some good Arvixe Hosting alternatives?

Good alternatives to Arvixe include InterServer, DreamHost, A2 Hosting, SiteGround, TMD Hosting, and InMotion Hosting.

Verdict: So Is Arvixe Hosting Any Good?

My takeaway is that Arvixe is an okay host for small-to-middle sized websites; but likely NOT the best pick for businesses or large websites. There is quite a history of consumer complaints about the server reliability, although looking at the company’s fast growth, we do question whether those complaints are a result of rushed servers.


Similar web hosts reviewed at WHSR (non-EIG brands): InterServerDreamHost, A2 Hosting, SiteGround, Hostinger, TMD Hosting, and InMotion Hosting. You can also check out our best business hosting list for easy comparison.

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More Info/To Order

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About Jerry Low

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