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Arvixe WordPress Hosting Review

updated on Nov 16, 2016
Arvixe WordPress Hosting Review Arvixe is a provider of affordable hosting that has been enjoying some popularity, but is it a good option for hosting WordPress? In this article, we have made a comprehensive review on Arvixe WordPress hosting from several aspects, including price, WordPress websites management, security, reliability, performance and technical support.

We have hosted a WordPress website on Arvixe shared hosting platform for more than 2 years, and kept monitoring the site closely with a 5-minute interval. So this review is promised to be quite unbiased.

About Arvixe & WordPress

Founded in 2003, Arvixe has been providing affordable Linux web hosting services to individuals and families since its establishment. They strive to provide quality web hosting with a rare combination of reliability and affordability.

WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and a content management system based on PHP and MySQL, which runs on a web hosting service. This CMS is the most popular blogging system in use on the web, with over 60 million users. Besides, it is used by more than 18.9% of the top million websites as of August 2013.

Price

Arvixe has been offering budget web hosting service for a fairly long time. The company has released 2 plans at affordable price, and these plans are rated from $4/mo and $7/mo. Such prices are quite impressive since they are lower than the average of today's market. But note that the costs increase to $7/mo and $10/mo when the monthly term is chosen. As no discount is offered now, Arvixe plans are affordable, but no cheap, because many web hosts like InMotion and BlueHost provide shared hosting plans at $2.95/mo only for the initial term.

For the extras, Arvixe provides $200 advertising voucher, which saves plenty of money for customers in promoting their WordPress websites. Moreover, the company offers 60 days money back guarantee.

Management

It is not easy to find a really rich-featured web hosting plan to set up and run WordPress websites, however, with Arvixe, customers are able to get enough tools to manage websites well.
  • Thanks to the Softaculous script installer within its cPanel, customers are allowed to set up WordPress with a few simple clicks and upgrade the software easily.
  • The powerful cPanel enables customers to manage every aspect of the WordPress websites with the least efforts being made.

Security

Arvixe WordPress Hosting Review - Security Security is always important for every website. By offering shared SSL and utilizing suPHP, Arvixe can encrypt site data and restrict execution permissions to enhance the security of customers' WordPress websites.

In addition, the company also uses some of the most secure firewalls and network monitoring system in the industry to ensure the security of WordPress hosting by preventing malicious attacks.Besides, Arvixe goes with a cPanel which contains a large number of website security features that can be used to protect websites from being damaged.

Reliability & Performance

Arvixe guarantees solid 99.9% uptime. With multiple data centers located in Dallas and Houston, they deliver complete redundancy in supplying data center power to servers and heating, ventilation and air conditioning to ensure that all the servers are secure and online all the time.

However, the promise is not the only thing to look at because statistics always speak louder. Unfortunately, the uptime of Arivxe which is monitored by us is far less than 99.9% - averaging no more than 99.8%. This bad performance in uptime has also been proved by numerous user reviews.



For the speed, Arvixe claims to use cutting-edge hardware and software solutions to provide the best possible performance for customers to run their WordPress websites. A segregation software is also said to use to separate each user into their own rooted environments. But the fact has told that Arvixe is not good at providing fast servers and networks. And due to the downtimes, latency is not rare to see.


Technical Support

Arvixe provides 24x7x365 technical support for the WordPress hosting customers. When coming across issues about the WordPress installation or server configuration, customers are able to contact the technical support staffs through phone, email and live chat. These communication channels are good as customers can always select the preferred one according to their real situation, but if the efficiency is considered, the technical support provided by Arvixe is really poor.

As many users have said, many of the support agents don't have sufficient knowledge about server management or WordPress. As a result, the replies are delayed, or the answers are not professional at all. What's worse, those agents on live chat are of no help at all when the question is a little bit server-related.

Arvixe Technical Support

The only good thing is the Arvixe knowledgebase which includes a large number of articles and video tutorials with much useful information that help customers learn more about WordPress and resolve common issues by themselves.

Conclusion: Arvixe Is Not A Good Option for Hosting WordPress

Arvixe is absolutely not one of the best hosts for building and running WordPress websites Although this company provides affordable prices and an easy-to-use control panel, the performance and technical support are so poor that can keep almost any WordPress site from making a success online.

Considering this fact, we would offer more suggestions for you to consider. Making a good choice from the start is important since you will never want to transfer websites here and there.