Arvixe is a California-based webhosting company. You might not have heard of them before now, but Arvixe web hosting was one of the nation’s fastest-growing companies in 2010 and 2011 and has an all-around admirable reputation. A representative review says, “Arvixe is my sixth hosting provider and easily the best.”

Since 2003 they’ve offered affordable, comprehensive hosting plans for Windows, Mac and Linux. Every plan includes nightly security updates and a free domain name for life.

Free Website Transfer

Is your personal or business website already hosted elsewhere? Arvixe will move your site for free! You can try out your new host for 60 days risk-free.

Personal Websites

The cheapest web hosting from Arvixe is for individuals and families. For just $4/month, Personal Class customers get up to six domains, each with unlimited subdomains, with one domain being free forever. Other perks include:

  • Unlimited email addresses
  • Unlimited data transfer
  • One Click Website Builder

This plan is feature-rich, but it can stepped up a notch to Personal Class Pro. This $7/month service is good for unlimited domains.

Keywords for other hosting options with Arvixe include:

  • Business web hosting
  • CMS hosting
  • VPS hosting
  • Dedicated hosting
  • Reselling host services

Business Websites

Dedicated and VPS hosting are subsets of Arvixe’s business webhosting plans. These plans include storefronts. Business Class hosting is for up to six domains and Business Class Pro is for unlimited domains. These cost $27/month and $40/month, respectively. Like the personal page programs, they include these and many more features:

  • cPanel control panel
  • Fantastico script installer
  • One Click website builder
  • Frontpage extensions
  • Page redirects
  • Mailing lists
  • Autoresponders
  • Webmail
  • Spam blocker
  • Perl
  • Python
  • Ruby on Rails

VPS Hosting

VPS hosting costs less with Arvixe than with other hosts we’ve reviewed. The company offers two packages. For $40/month you can get virtual private serving with two ip addresses and 40 GB of disk space. For $70/month you can get five ip addresses with 80 GB. Additional ip addresses can be purchased for $2/month with either plan.

Domain reseller privileges are included with each plan. Read more at arvixe.com.

Easy Web Design

Arvixe features cPanel. This user-friendly dashboard is used by countless webhosts and is preferred by experts and novice web designers alike. With everything you need placed on one page, it’s difficult to get confused.

Furthermore, this webhost ensures that any custom tools you’d like to use can be integrated with their  software, provided that the tools won’t compromise system integrity.

Blog Hosting

The five main blog programs supported by this host are: PostNuke, WordPress, b2evolution, Textpattern and Habari.

Customer Support

US-based customer service is available 24 hours a day. However, in some webhosting reviews people have said that Arvixe’s live chat feature isn’t always available; sometimes you need to call in or send an email for a faster response.

Money Back Guarantee

Arvixe.com offers a 60-day money back guarantee. Will you need it? Judging from the many sincere  reviews, this webhost is here to stay.