Arvixe vs. Bluehost

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Here is a matchup of two quality web hosting providers who offer excellent cPanel hosting plans. Arvixe and Bluehost both go beyond just the unlimited data storage and transfer features to include items like Cloudflare CDN and Search Engine Submission. Also, they both employ equally impressive datacenter technologies.

We do feel that Arvixe provides greater value with their hosting plan and includes some other advantages over Bluehost. For example, Arvixe’s entry level hosting package costs $4 mo. and you can host up to 6 sites. By contrast, Bluehost’s entry plan lets you host only one site and your space is limited. The pro level plan at Arvixe lets you host an unlimited number of sites and costs $7 mo. Bluehost’s pro plan also gives you unlimited domain hosting but costs significantly more.

Arvixe also gives you a free domain for as long as you have your account, whereas Bluehost free domain is only for the first year. We’ve also found the customer support at Arvixe has responded more quickly to our live chat requests. Bluehost has unfortunately been one of the slower web hosts to respond to chat support inquiries.

UPDATE: Please be aware that as of August 2016 we now recommend Bluehost over Arvixe. For some reason, Arvixe renews your account prematurely. And if you don’t want to renew, it can be a lengthy process trying to get a refund. Be aware that they now have an F rating with the Better Business Bureau.

Arvixe Web Hosting
Arvixe

Started Business: 2003
BBB Rating: F
Data Center Location: Dallas TX, Amsterdam, Hong Kong

Price: $4.00 mo. – $35.00 mo.
Unlimited Bandwidth: Yes
Unlimited Storage: Yes
Unlimited Email: Yes
Host Multiple Domains: Yes

Hosting Interface: cPanel
Server Uptime: 99.9%
Full Refund Period: 60 Days
Dedicated Hosting Available: Yes

Free Extras:
Free Website Transfer
Free Site Builder
Free Online Store
$100 Google Adwords Voucher
$100 Yahoo! Bing Voucher

Advantages of Choosing Arvixe:

  • Free domain for life.
  • Returning customer discounts.
  • Unlimited Databases
  • Live chat support available.
  • 60 Day Money Back Guarantee

Click here to see more details on Arvixe

Bluehost
Bluehost

Started Business: 1996
BBB Rating: A+
Data Center Location: Provo, UT

Price: Price: $3.49 mo. – $13.95 mo.
Unlimited Bandwidth: Yes
Unlimited Storage: Yes
Unlimited Email: Yes
Host Multiple Domains: Yes

Hosting Interface: cPanel
Server Uptime: N/A
Full Refund Period: 30 Days
Dedicated Hosting Available: Yes

Free Extras:
Search Engine Submission Tools
$100 Google Advertising Credit
$50 Facebook Ad Credit
Free Yellowpages Listing

Advantages of Choosing Bluehost:

  • Bluehost offers an anytime money-back guarantee (pro-rated).
  • They have their own proprietary resource protection solution to protect shared hosting users from other abusive users on the same server.
  • Install applications with SimpleScripts 1 click installs.
  • Dedicated and VPS Hosting is now also available.

Click here to see more details on Bluehost