Both have excellent customer/technical support team and reliable servers. Both provide UNLIMITED Bandwidth, UNLIMITED Disk Space, 24×7 Support with all their packages. But they do differ in some features.
The important factor is which hosting company provides the most necessary features for your requirement or need. Based on our research, we came up with following comparison table.
Shared hosting comparison
|Price for hosting limited websites||$4/mo – Websites (Domains) allowed – 6||$4.95/mo – Websites (Domains) allowed – 1|
|BBB (Better Business Bureau) member?|
|100% Network uptime||(as per Host-Tracker.com)||? (We will update once we get clear on this).|
|Green Web Hosting||(All Arvixe employess work from home, thus saving close to 448 tons of CO2 a year)||(Shared and reseller servers are wind powered)|
|Price for Hosting UNLIMITED Websites||$7.00 / month||$7.95 / month|
|Money Back Guarantee||60 day Money Back Guarantee||45 day Money Back Guarantee|
|Free Domain Name|
|Windows Hosting / ASP .NET Hosting|
|RMS server(required for boonex/orca)||(available in dedicated server)|
|ffmpeg||(available in dedicated server)|
|CubeCart,OS Commerce,Zen Cart|
|Elgg hosting||(available in dedicated server)|
|Ruby On Rails, Perl, Python, Cron|
|GD 2&Image Magick.|
|MySQL 5 Databases||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|MS SQL Server Databases||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|Private SSL Allowed||(allowed in $7.95 plan)|
|Backup||Arvixe uses R1Soft backup and customers will have an option of browsing their files from within the last 2 days or the last 2 weeks.||You can make an ‘instant’ backup of your entire account from control panel.|
|Discounts/Coupons offered||20% off any hosting plan! Arvixe Coupon||20% Initial Order Hostgator Coupons|
We agree both Arvixe and Hostgator are both reliable and affordable web hosting providers. Hope that comparison table above has helped you decide. We are slightly inclined towards Arvixe due to some advantages listed in comparison table above plus following advantages:
Additional Arvixe benefits. You may also want to use Arvixe if:
- You need Windows/ASP .NET shared hosting becase Hostgator does not provide Windows hosting. Good news! Hostgator has started hosting windows based sites.
- If you are planing to use Social Network or Community Website Hosting software like BoonEx / Oraca Software or Elgg or LovdbyLess, Arvixe shared hosting is a better option. Because in case of Hostgator, you need a dedicated or reseller account to host BoonEx Software website. – Arvixe web hosting plans for social networks start at $4.
- Arvixe also offers support and hosting for Video Sharing Software Hosting like VidiScript,iVidPlay, ClipBucket, ClipShare, osTube Hosting – All these plans start at $4.
- Arvixe also has special hosting packagaes for osCommerce Hosting ,CubeCart Hosting,Buy Safe Hosting,Zen Cart Hosting, Magento Hosting – All these plans start at $4.