Hostgator v/s Arvixe Hosting – Full Comparison Why is Hostgator better?


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.

  1. Customer Support Response Time Test
  2. Uptime Test
  3. 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.

Subsequently, we measured the page load speed of the same web page with the file size of 93 KB of HTML, 48 KB of CSS, 312 KB of JavaScript and 1,544 KB of images from each hosting server using GTMetrix.

Step 3: For measuring the website uptime, we took the help of Pingdom services. We set up an account on 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 HostingAvg. Page Load TimeBest Page Load TimeWorst Page Load TimeCompare With HostgatorVisit Website
Godaddy4.76 s1.49 s15.67 sHostgator v/s GodaddyVisit Godaddy
Namecheap4.13 s1.23 s9.65 sHostgator v/s NamecheapVisit Namecheap
iPage3.87 s2.67 s13.43 sHostgator v/s iPageVisit iPage
Bluehost3.45 s1.15 s9.23 sHostgator v/s BluehostVisit Bluehost
WpEngine3.43 s2.27 s9.44 sHostgator v/s WpEngineVisit WpEngine
SiteGround3.19 s2.31 s11.22 sHostgator v/s SiteGroundVisit SiteGround
Hostgator3.11 s1.88 s13.80 sVisit HostgatorVisit Hostgator
Dreamhost3.67 s2.12 s10.21 sHostgator v/s DreamhostVisit Dreamhost
Digital Ocean3.44 s2.33 s8.56 sHostgator v/s Digital OceanVisit DigitalOcean
Arvixe4.52 s2.54 s9.12 sHostgator v/s ArvixeVisit Arvixe
Justhost4.28 s2.13 s9.66 sHostgator v/s JusthostVisit Justhost
Amazon Web Services (AWS)4.56 s2.55 s9.12 sHostgator v/s AWSVisit AWS
eHost4.23 s1.41 s10.11 sHostgator v/s eHostVisit eHost
InMotion Hosting3.44 s2.45 s9.12 sHostgator v/s InMotionVisit 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.



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 HostingAvg. UptimeBest UptimeWorst UptimeCompare With HostgatorVisit Website
Bluehost99.98 %100 %93.56 % Check ComparisonVisit Bluehost
Hostgator99.97 %100 %96.78 %Visit HostgatorVisit Hostgator
SiteGround99.96 % 100 %94.43 %Check ComparisonVisit SiteGround
WpEngine99.96 % 100 %93.56 %Check ComparisonVisit WpEngine
iPage99.91 % 100 %88.67 %Check ComparisonVisit iPage
Namecheap99.89 %100 %89.28 %Check ComparisonVisit Namecheap
Godaddy99.88 %100 %87.34 %Check ComparisonVisit Godaddy
Dreamhost99.95 %100 %96.33 %Check ComparisonVisit Dreamhost
DigitalOcean99.97 %100 %95.55 %Check ComparisonVisit DigitalOcean
Arvixe99.89 % 100 %92.13 %Check ComparisonVisit Arvixe
Justhost99.93%100 %90.12 %Check ComparisonVisit Justhost
Amazon Web Services (AWS)99.93 %100 %96.48 %Check ComparisonVisit Amazon Web Services (AWS)
eHost99.94 %100 %95.52 %Check ComparisonVisit eHost
InMotion99.97 %100 %95.34 %Check ComparisonVisit 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 HostingAvg. Response TimeBest ResponseWorst Response Compare With HostgatorCheck More Details
SiteGround3 hours1 hour12 hoursCheck ComparisonVisit SiteGround
Hostgator4 hours1 hour21 hoursCheck ComparisonVisit Hostgator
Bluehost6 hours1 hour22 hoursCheck ComparisonVisit Bluehost
WpEngine6 hours1 hour18 hoursCheck ComparisonVisit WpEngine
Namecheap9 hours1.5 hour36 hoursCheck ComparisonVisit Namecheap
Godaddy12 hours3 hours39 hoursCheck ComparisonVisit Godaddy
iPage14 hours7 hours42 hoursCheck ComparisonVisit iPage
Dreamhost7 hours1 hour18 hoursCheck ComparisonVisit Dreamhost
DigitalOcean13 hours6 hours46 hoursCheck ComparisonVisit DigitalOcean
Arvixe7 hours2 hour22 hoursCheck ComparisonVisit Arvixe
Justhost13 hours6 hours48 hoursCheck ComparisonVisit Justhost
Amazon Web Services (AWS)7 hours1.5 hours16 hoursCheck ComparisonVisit Amazon Web Services (AWS)
eHost6.5 hours2 hours21 hoursCheck ComparisonVisit eHost
InMotion4.5 hours1 hour18 hoursCheck ComparisonVisit 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.

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