Hostgator and Arvixe are one of the best web hosting providers. Hostgator is more popular, but Arvixe is also good. Hostgator is known for offering inexpensive prices and great features combined with professional support. On the other hand, Arivixe provides budget hosting solution along with user-friendly features. They both are a decent hosting provider, but what if you have to select one for your website? Undoubtedly, it will take you in a state of dilemma.
In this blog, we are presenting a one on one comparison for finding out the better contender for your hosting requirement.
The only way to know the ground reality was through practically analyzing both of them. Therefore, we performed over 328 tests on various web hosting solutions such as Hostgator, Bluehost, eHost, SiteGround, Arvixe and many others. We analyzed them on essential factors like website uptime, page load speed, user-friendly interface and customer service.
On the grounds of our tests, we will be comparing the two giants of hosting, Hostgator and Arvixe. Afterward, we will declare a winner.
Hostgator v/s Arvixe – Performance Comparison
When it comes to the performance and reliability, Hostgator and Arvixe both are a trusted brand in the industry. They both claim to offer similar features like fast page load time, 99.9% website uptime, 24×7 customer support, etc.
We have performed several tests at leading web hosting providers that include Hostgator, Bluehost, iPage, SiteGround, Justhost, Godaddy, Arvixe, and others for measuring their website uptime performance. They both come out as one of the best performers in the industry.
Criteria for comparing Hostgator and Arvixe performance
We have taken three factors into account for measuring the server performance of both hosting solutions.
- Customer Support Response Time Test
- Uptime Test
- Customer Support Response Time Test
How did we compare Hostgator & Arvixe performance?
Here is the step by step procedure of analyzing the performance of both hosting solution.
Step 1: It begins with purchasing web hosting plans of both companies Hostgator and Arvixe.
Step 2: After purchasing the web hosting plans, we hosted the same website on them. From the same website, we mean with same HTML files, WordPress CMS, Content, Plugins, etc. Obviously, the domain name was different.
Step 3: For measuring the website uptime, we took the help of Pingdom services. We set up an account on pingdom.com and consistently buzzed each website at an interval of 1 minute.
Step 4: For calculating customer support response time, we raised several support tickets in all hosting providers. Afterward, we calculated the average response time for our tickets.
Step 5: We raised a support ticket with all of these hosting’s customer supports and waited for their responses. We calculated response times for each of our reply for that ticket to calculate average support response time.
Hostgator v/s Arvixe - Page Load Speed Test:
|Web Hosting||Avg. Page Load Time||Best Page Load Time||Worst Page Load Time||Compare With Hostgator||Visit Website|
|Godaddy||4.76 s||1.49 s||15.67 s||Hostgator v/s Godaddy||Visit Godaddy|
|Namecheap||4.13 s||1.23 s||9.65 s||Hostgator v/s Namecheap||Visit Namecheap|
|iPage||3.87 s||2.67 s||13.43 s||Hostgator v/s iPage||Visit iPage|
|Bluehost||3.45 s||1.15 s||9.23 s||Hostgator v/s Bluehost||Visit Bluehost|
|WpEngine||3.43 s||2.27 s||9.44 s||Hostgator v/s WpEngine||Visit WpEngine|
|SiteGround||3.19 s||2.31 s||11.22 s||Hostgator v/s SiteGround||Visit SiteGround|
|Hostgator||3.11 s||1.88 s||13.80 s||Visit Hostgator||Visit Hostgator|
|Dreamhost||3.67 s||2.12 s||10.21 s||Hostgator v/s Dreamhost||Visit Dreamhost|
|Digital Ocean||3.44 s||2.33 s||8.56 s||Hostgator v/s Digital Ocean||Visit DigitalOcean|
|Arvixe||4.52 s||2.54 s||9.12 s||Hostgator v/s Arvixe||Visit Arvixe|
|Justhost||4.28 s||2.13 s||9.66 s||Hostgator v/s Justhost||Visit Justhost|
|Amazon Web Services (AWS)||4.56 s||2.55 s||9.12 s||Hostgator v/s AWS||Visit AWS|
|eHost||4.23 s||1.41 s||10.11 s||Hostgator v/s eHost||Visit eHost|
|InMotion Hosting||3.44 s||2.45 s||9.12 s||Hostgator v/s InMotion||Visit InMotion|
In our tests, we found that the average page load speed in Hostgator was 3.11 seconds which was far better than Arvixe average page load speed which was 4.52 seconds.
Also, there was a significant difference in best page load time. The Hostgator’s best page load time was 1.88 seconds while it was 2.54 seconds of Arvixe.
We have conducted the test 20 times for calculating the average page load speed. As you can see, Hostgator came out to be the best hosting solution in almost all the test runs.
SITE HOSTED ON HOSTGATOR
SITE HOSTED ON ARVIXE
Winner – Hostgator
Hostgator v/s Arvixe - Website Uptime Test Results:
Excepting 100 percent Website Uptime is like living in a fool’s paradise. No hosting provider offers 100 percent uptime, but some great hosting provider offers near to it. For performing Website Uptime tests, we took the help of Pingdom services. We measured the website uptime for a specific period of time multiple times.
|Web Hosting||Avg. Uptime||Best Uptime||Worst Uptime||Compare With Hostgator||Visit Website|
|Bluehost||99.98 %||100 %||93.56 %||Check Comparison||Visit Bluehost|
|Hostgator||99.97 %||100 %||96.78 %||Visit Hostgator||Visit Hostgator|
|SiteGround||99.96 %||100 %||94.43 %||Check Comparison||Visit SiteGround|
|WpEngine||99.96 %||100 %||93.56 %||Check Comparison||Visit WpEngine|
|iPage||99.91 %||100 %||88.67 %||Check Comparison||Visit iPage|
|Namecheap||99.89 %||100 %||89.28 %||Check Comparison||Visit Namecheap|
|Godaddy||99.88 %||100 %||87.34 %||Check Comparison||Visit Godaddy|
|Dreamhost||99.95 %||100 %||96.33 %||Check Comparison||Visit Dreamhost|
|DigitalOcean||99.97 %||100 %||95.55 %||Check Comparison||Visit DigitalOcean|
|Arvixe||99.89 %||100 %||92.13 %||Check Comparison||Visit Arvixe|
|Justhost||99.93%||100 %||90.12 %||Check Comparison||Visit Justhost|
|Amazon Web Services (AWS)||99.93 %||100 %||96.48 %||Check Comparison||Visit Amazon Web Services (AWS)|
|eHost||99.94 %||100 %||95.52 %||Check Comparison||Visit eHost|
|InMotion||99.97 %||100 %||95.34 %||Check Comparison||Visit InMorion|
Hostgator came out as a winner with 99.97% average uptime, while the average website uptime was 99.89% of Arvixe.
It might look a small difference, but if your business depends much on your website, then every single minute can result in a major loss.
Winner – Hostgator
Hostgator v/s Arvixe – Customer Support Ticket Response Time Test Results:
For comparing customer support ticket response time test results, we average the time these hosting providers took for responding our raised tickets.
|Web Hosting||Avg. Response Time||Best Response||Worst Response||Compare With Hostgator||Check More Details|
|SiteGround||3 hours||1 hour||12 hours||Check Comparison||Visit SiteGround|
|Hostgator||4 hours||1 hour||21 hours||Check Comparison||Visit Hostgator|
|Bluehost||6 hours||1 hour||22 hours||Check Comparison||Visit Bluehost|
|WpEngine||6 hours||1 hour||18 hours||Check Comparison||Visit WpEngine|
|Namecheap||9 hours||1.5 hour||36 hours||Check Comparison||Visit Namecheap|
|Godaddy||12 hours||3 hours||39 hours||Check Comparison||Visit Godaddy|
|iPage||14 hours||7 hours||42 hours||Check Comparison||Visit iPage|
|Dreamhost||7 hours||1 hour||18 hours||Check Comparison||Visit Dreamhost|
|DigitalOcean||13 hours||6 hours||46 hours||Check Comparison||Visit DigitalOcean|
|Arvixe||7 hours||2 hour||22 hours||Check Comparison||Visit Arvixe|
|Justhost||13 hours||6 hours||48 hours||Check Comparison||Visit Justhost|
|Amazon Web Services (AWS)||7 hours||1.5 hours||16 hours||Check Comparison||Visit Amazon Web Services (AWS)|
|eHost||6.5 hours||2 hours||21 hours||Check Comparison||Visit eHost|
|InMotion||4.5 hours||1 hour||18 hours||Check Comparison||Visit InMotion|
The average response time of Hostgator was 4 hours while for Arvixe, it was around 7 hours.
Moreover, Hostgator features a professional live chat and phone support. The responses are quick and precise to queries. Undoubtedly, it has an upper hand on Arvixe in terms of customer service.
Winner – Hostgator
Hostgator v/s Arvixe – User Interface Comparison:
For new web developers and website owners, it is an essential feature that can play a major role in deciding a hosting service. We found the interface of Hostgator and Arvixe as user-friendly. It is easy to perform basic tasks like adding the domain name, installing CMS (WordPress, Joomla, etc.), accessing file manager, and other such tasks.
It will be a tie as both of the interfaces were equally easier to access.
User Interface Result – Tie
Hostgator v/s Arvixe – Hosting Packages and Pricing comparison:
The pricing of web hosting plans has always been a major factor for many users in deciding web hosting. To be honest, everyone is looking for more features at cheap prices. It looks like this factor will continue to influence the decisions.
While being popular, Hostgator still offers much cheaper plans with more features than Arvixe. Just like other rounds, Hostgator is a clear winner of this round too.
Moreover, Hostgator comes with a 45 days money back guarantee that means you will get a complete refund if you are not happy with their services.
Winner – Hostgator
The Final Verdict
This comparison has always been one sided. From the beginning to the end, Hostgator dominated in almost every aspect. It has proved that the high-quality web hosting services have made it the most popular web hosting service. Undoubtedly, Hostgator is the way to go.