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Arvixe vs GoDaddy

Last updated: Author Scott Whatley

In terms of promised website speed and performance, there is a clear winner in the debate between GoDaddy vs Arvixe. However, I make it a point to go beyond mere promises when I settle a comparison between two hosting providers and, in this particular case, the result was quite an unexpected upturn.

GoDaddy and Arvixe are very similar to one another, which can make it difficult to choose between them. At a glance, Arvixe works with better infrastructure and can, as such, offer better overall performance. Otherwise, both providers guarantee 99.99% uptime, provide 24/7 customer support, and offer hosting options for Linux and Windows. In addition, although Arvixe is more expensive than GoDaddy, they could both do with minor improvements in terms of website speeds.

But here’s the red flag: Arvixe has recently been flooded with complaints about uptime and unresponsive customer service. Bear this in mind as you go through my side-to-side comparison and decide whether GoDaddy or Arvixe is more likely to serve your needs.

PlanSharedPersonal Class
Pricingfrom $3.99/monthfrom $7/month
Free DomainYesYes
SSD StorageYesNo
SSL CertificateNoYes
Uptime offer0.9940.999
Email Accounts1Unlimited
24/7 SupportYesYes
FounderBob ParsonArvand Sabetian
Year Founded19972003
Ideal forSmall to Medium EnterpriseSmall ventures

At the end of the day, it might seem that Arvixe is the better hosting provider, but I venture that this conclusion only holds on paper. Not only is GoDaddy better reviewed by actual customers, but their offer is also more versatile in terms of different hosting plans and they are more affordable across the board. With this in mind, I have to settle the Arvixe vs GoDaddy in favor of the latter.

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