One of the most critical elements of any online business is web hosting. It serves as the critical backbone to your website, whether it is an online store, a company website or a regularly updated blog. If your visitors can’t access your site in a timely and efficient manner, nothing else is going to matter.
At the same time, we also have to recognize that more expensive hosting isn’t necessarily superior hosting either. In today’s review, we’ll be looking specifically at Web Hosting by Arvixe and the extra special deal that they’ve put forward for all the readers of John Chow dot Com.
All About Arvixe Hosting
Let’s get started at the beginning. It is generally not desirable to sign up with a brand new web hosting provider, because you don’t know if they’re going to be a fly-by-night operation and you can’t be terribly sure about their reliability or customer service. It makes more sense to go to an established provider with years of experience.
In the case of Arvixe, they’ve been around for a solid ten years, hosting thousands of personal, small business and enterprise websites for businesses all around the world. This staying power on its own holds some weight, but it’s even better to hear that Arvixe is an award-winning provider. HostReview ranked Arvixe as the best affordable hosting provider, for example, and Arvixe was ranked as #1 in the 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards by HostReview.
When you sign up for the basic shared hosting plan with Arvixe, you get unlimited disk space, unlimited bandwidth, unlimited email accounts and other desirable features.
PersonalClass Web Hosting
While several other services are offered by Arvixe, the focus of today’s post is on the PersonalClass Web Hosting.
You have your choice of either Linux-based web hosting or ASP .NET web hosting with Arvixe. The pricing is a little bit different with Linux being marginally cheaper at a standard basic plan of $4.00 per month. That includes unlimited disk space and unlimited data transfer, as mentioned above, but you are limited to a total of six domains on that plan. If you need to host more websites than that, you can upgrade to the PersonalClass Pro plan for $7.00 per month.
The rest of the core features are otherwise identical. You get a Cpanel control panel, unlimited subdomains and FTP accounts, Cron jobs, WebDAV web disk, unlimited e-mail, mySQL 5 databases, PHPmyAdmin, PHP 4 and 5, Perl module installer, Ruby on Rails support, Flash support, nightly security updates, redundant carriers and more. There are optional upgrades for a dedicated IP address ($2/month), SSL certificates ($25/year) and so on.
Additional Features and Services
Some of the additional key features that you get along with the PersonalClass web hosting with Arvixe include a free domain for life (.com, .net or .org), a 60-day money-back guarantee, a free $75 voucher for Bing/Yahoo!, and unlimited databases. A free $100 voucher for Google AdWords is coming soon too.
Beyond the PersonalClass hosting, you’ll find that Arvixe also has a full slate of other services available. People who need a little more might turn to the BusinessClass hosting, starting at $22 per month, and that comes with a dedicated IP address and free SSL certificate for life. There is also the ResellerClass option, starting at $20 per month, plus an affiliate program that pays up to $135 per sale with a bonus $10 just for signing up.
Arvixe is set up to handle to nearly any kind of web hosting that you’d need from blog hosting and CMS hosting to shopping cart hosting or forum hosting.
Exclusive Coupon for John Chow Readers Only
Now, it’s one thing for a web hosting provider to tout all of its great features and its great pricing, but you really have to take them out for a test drive to get a sense of their reliability and whether they’re the right fit for you. To that end, Arvixe has put forward an extra special offer for readers of this blog.
If you enter JOHNCHOW in the coupon code area during checkout, you’ll get your first month of PersonalClass shared web hosting for $0.01. Thanks to the 60-day money-back guarantee, if you find that Arvixe isn’t working out for you, you can always walk away. I’m sure they hope you stick around though.