With the expansion of online business, the number of web hosting companies has also grown and are competing against each other. As such it becomes a tricky task for a new webmaster to choose a web hosting provider which can provide him with the optimal services. However, you should choose a company very careful and only after considering all the vital aspects.
It is better to go through the company profile and read the reviews about it. Bluehost and Arvixe are two professional web hosting companies with a rich experience of about a decade in the industry. It is really hard to make a choice between them unless and until you can compare them on certain yardsticks and then derive a final conclusion.
When one talks about the performance, Arvixe has been providing top quality Windows, Linux as well as ASP.NET web hosting services worldwide. Therefore, you can easily operate your website on any Operating System without any hassle. The Company has well equipped data centres in US, Europe and Singapore which uses the latest technology to secure the backups. Their servers operate on Dual Quad Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPUE5 620 @ 2.40GHz which provides highest reliability and uptime.
On the other hand, the Bluehost web hosting company only offers the Linux hosting which is considered to be one of their major drawbacks. Their servers also operate on the Dual Quad Processor Performance along with the UPS power backup and 24/7 network monitoring. Since, Arvixe is using a more advanced technology thus it is better choice.
The pricing and the plans are one of the most important factors that determine the choice of the particular web hosting company. Arvixe usually offers two types of plans after offering an attractive discount of 30% which are known as Personal Class and Personal Class Pro priced at $4.0and $ 7.0 respectively. Apart from that, they also offer other additional plans such as Personal Class ASP and Personal Class ASP Pro for which you have to pay $5 and $8. All these different kinds of packages offer unlimited disk space and bandwidth. The customers can also register for a new domain free of cost once they decide to purchase a plan.
As far as Bluehost is concerned, it offers three types of popular plans which includes Starter, Plus and Business Pro. If you opt for the Starter plan you need to pay $3.95 and you get 100 GB disk space and unlimited bandwidth ,whereas the Plus will cost you $6.95 and both unlimited disk space and bandwidth. The Business Pro plan is about $14.95. The basic plan also offers a single domain name. Since Arvixe is offering better plan options at affordable prices, therefore, it should be opted over Bluehost.
Website speed test is a vital tool which decides how your website is going to perform and how much time you will take to load a blog or a video on your website. Today people want quick response time and they dislike the idea of waiting for a page to open. Therefore, the speed of the website is checked on a speed tool. This test was also conducted to determine which is better-Arvixe or Bluehost.
With the help of highly advanced data centres, Arvixe has been phenomenally successful in providing fast speed and quick server response and therefore wins the race against the Bluehost.
Like the other web hosting companies, Arvixe and Bluehost also provides a guarantee of 99.9% uptime. In fact, Arvixe went a step further and promised a 100% uptime guarantee for dedicated servers with pro-rata refund for any downtime. The Company has also stated that if it fails to provide the 99.9% uptime promise, it is ready to refund your money. This proves that it is a genuine and reliable company because only trustworthy companies can make give such assurance.
On the other hand, one does not find any such quality assurance from the Bluehost regarding the server uptime. They also do not monitor their servers all throughout the day. In fact, there have been a few instances where they have failed to maintain the 99.9% uptime guarantee. So, obviously, the customer can decide upon the better choice.
In order to choose an optimal Web Hosting Company, it is important to check whether their customer care and technical support assistance is up to date or not. As a webmaster, you need help from the support staff whenever your website develops a snag. The customer support staff should be responsive and knowledgeable to deal with all kinds of problems. Now when you compare these two companies on this criterion, both are giving a tough competition to each other. Both Arvixe and Bluehost have live chat options and were quick to respond on the phone calls and emails.
But again Arvixe proves to be slightly better because it provides with the facility of a discussion board where all the visitors can raise questions and ask for any kind of help. In fact, it is a forum where all visitors can take an active participation by answering those questions so that it can help other people.
Both Arvixe and Bluehost make use of the cPanel which is the most widely used control panels today. The Linux users of Arvixe can use this cPanel. However, if you also avail the WHM control Panel if you have opted for the Reseller and VPS plan. The Window Users can use DotNet Panel.
On the contrary, since Bluehost only provides the Linux hosting, it only makes use of the cPanel.
Arvixe provides a 100% assurance on compatibility with the Dreamweaver and Adobe GoLive so the customers can manage their web pages easily. They can install multiple applications with just a few clicks. Bluehost on the other hand, offers multiple free website scripts and also supports international domain names.