BlueHost and Arvixe are both well-known web hosting providers. However, BlueHost is better for personal and small businesses who’re looking for a reliable Linux-based US web hosting service.
BlueHost has offered an unlimited web hosting service for more than 16 years, serving 2,000,000+ customers. Compared to BlueHost, Arvixe is younger in the industry.
Although it’s a fast-growing company since 2009. Arvixe provides all the web hosting, VPS, dedicated server and reseller packages based on both Windows and Linux platform.
In this comparison, we mainly compared the BlueHost Basic plan with the Arvixe Personal Class plan.
Simply, BlueHost is better than Arvixe for Linux-based web hosting services. After all, BlueHost ensures the rich experience, rock-solid technology, world-class self-owned data centers and 100% US-based technical support.
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To check whether both web hosts add a burden to your budget, we take their Linux-based shared hosting as an example given the large user base. An early conclusion is that Arvixe is not as budget-friendly as BlueHost.
There are three hosting plans you can choose from BlueHost, each of which comes with different levels of hosting charges and features. Regularly, you will be charged $7.99/mo to sign up with them.
Arvixe has released two packages in total: Personal Class and Person Class Pro. With them, you are charged from $7/mo and $10/mo. What’s worse, there are no discounts available for you. Obviously, BlueHost ensures you much cheaper prices with great discounts. To be frank, Arvixe is not a cheap option even when compared with many other web hosts.
What highlights Arvixe is the commitment to a full refund during the first 60 days which is a longer period of time than the industry average of 30 days. BlueHost is an exact hosting provider that claims a 30-day full refund policy. Anyway, both web hosts show their confidence to provide you with a happy hosting experience.
As for the hosting features, both BlueHost and Arvixe offer all the basic hosting features listed in the following.
- The server resources offered by them are surely sufficient, but the prerequisite is that you do not over-consume your allocation.
- There are a lot of free extras available, such as the free domain, free advertising bonus, free website transfer service and free daily backup.
- With the great combination of cPanel control panel and the 1-click installer, you can start and manage your site effortlessly.
- All the necessary security features are available, such as spam filter, regular scanning, SSL, SSH, Password Protection and Hotlink Protection.
- All the widely used programming languages and databases are pre-configured.
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However, BlueHost also offers some add-on features especially when you pick up the Plus and Prime plans. For instance, you can get the SpamExperts tool, the domain privacy service and the Site Backup Pro tool.
Arvixe is focusing on various web hosting solutions so that it doesn’t dig into the core web hosting technology as BlueHost. As a professional Linux-based web hosting provider, BlueHost technology is leading the industry. They started to invest millions of USD in customizing the Linux core to be better managed for web hosting services. Eventually, BlueHost launched CPU Segregation technology in 2010 that can guarantee CPU, memory and disk I/O for every user on every server, and efficiently protect the server from heavy users.
To learn more about the BlueHost technology, watch the following video.
Compared to Arvixe that rents the data centers, BlueHost has invested 3 state-of-the-art data centers, and has customized the Linux kernel for the managed web hosting services. With the consistent huge investment on the data centers and infrastructure, now all the BlueHost servers are with fully redundant power supply and network connectivity.
Our editors have compared the performance of 2 sites hosted with BlueHost and Arvixe. The one with BlueHost is approximately 118% faster than Arvixe, including database query, page creation & page loading. See the performance comparison chart as following.
In addition, BlueHost ensures the better uptime than Arvixe. As tested, BlueHost achieves the 100% uptime.
The uptime of Arvixe is 99.75% only.
Even, we have found a lot of complaints about Arvixe about this aspect.
BlueHost offers 24×7 technical support through toll-free phone, webchat and email. BlueHost guarantees that customers can get a response from the support team with less than 30 seconds of waiting.
Compared to BlueHost, Arvixe has 3 technical support centers in the US, Middle East and India. During the US day-time, the Arvixe technical support is reasonable and acceptable that they usually respond to client requests in 2-5 minutes, but, when it’s turned to the support from the Middle East and India from 18:00PM to 8:00AM, the Arvixe technical support can make your hair white.
Certainly, outsourcing of the support can cost down to provide better hosting service, but, it’s not easy to manage and control the quality. Arvixe still needs more work in this area.
BlueHost VS Arvixe > Conclusion
Arvixe is a good ASP.NET hosting service. However, their Linux-based web hosting is not in the best class when comparing with BlueHost. In the case that you’re looking for a cost-effective, reliable and fast Linux-based web hosting service, BlueHost is the better option.