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  • User Friendly
    2.0
  • Support
    1.9
  • Features
    2.2
  • Reliability
    2.1
  • Pricing
    2.7
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A few words from Aruba

Aruba SpA, founded in 1994, is the first company in Italy for Data Center, cloud, web hosting, e-mail, PEC and domain registration
services and has extensive experience in the creation and management of Data Centers, having a network active at European level:
in addition to proprietary Data Centers - 3 already active in Italy and one arriving by 2020, plus another in the Czec...Read Moreh Republic -
additional partner structures are in France, Germany, UK and Poland.

The company manages over 2.6 million domains, more than
8.6 million email accounts, over 6 million PEC accounts, over 130,000 servers and a total of 5 million customers. It is active on the
main European markets such as France, England and Germany and boasts leadership in the Czech and Slovak Republics and a
consolidated presence in Poland and Hungary.

In addition to web hosting services, it also provides dedicated server services, housing and colocation, managed services, digital signatures, substitutive conservation and smart-card production. Since 2011 it has
expanded its offer with Cloud services and in 2014 it became the official Register of the prestigious "cloud" extension. Aruba Data
Centers can host over 200,000 servers.

For further information: https://www.aruba.it.
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Shared Hosting $13.50 - $168.95

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Shahab Karimi

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Shahab Karimi,
5.0
So I obtained a small service ( 1 $ per month ) from Aruba and boy oh boy, it is the best thing in the world, for the past year, it has never been down even once, I have test speed of min 80mbps downl...Read Moreoad and 25mbps upload constantly. On this very small server, I am running 2 proxy servers, ftp server, a webserver with ISP config, and a parse server on an Ubuntu 14 and I cannot express how satisfied I am with everything this little vps has brought me.Less

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Steven Harwood
Steven Harwood from United Kingdom,

Cheap but avoid at all costs

1.0
Tempting price but zero support for when things go wrong (which they inevitably will with a buggy interface).

We've lost access through the control panel to two servers hosted with Aruba. We are still being charged for these se...Read Morervers but technical support tickets are marked as 'rejected' by them without any response or help on the matter.

Do not put any sensitive or data you can't afford to lose on their machines and, if you must use them, then only top up with the minimum amount.
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Walter Incandela
Walter Incandela from Netherlands,

BE AWARE !!! DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY IN THEIR SERVICES

1.0
I'm into websites since 15 years, I've been customer of many different hosting companies and I can tell you that ARUBA is the worst. I pay for a hosting with domain about 3 years ago, now I transfered the domain somewhere else but...Read More they were supposed to keep my data in the hosting. NO! They delete all of my files hosted in their servers JUST AFTER 2 DAYS MY DOMAIN WAS TRANSFERED.

When you transfer a domain name somewhere else, the company always keep the hosting with all of your files since you've paid for it, BUT THEY DIDN'T! And they reply me saying that there is no way to retrive anything anymore.

BE AWARE!!!
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Expert Review

Michael Levanduski
Michael Levanduski
Hosting Expert

Expert Overview

First hosting company in Italy

Aruba.It is the very first web services company in Italy, and they are still going strong.  They opened in 1994 and has grown and advanced over the years.  They offer a number of services including hosting, domain registration, e-security and more.

The company currently hosts over two million domains, 6 million email boxes and over 20,000 servers.   This is spread across over 2 million customers.  They continue to work hard to keep up to date with the latest technologies in all of these areas, and are dedicated to the long term success of the company and their customers.

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8.2
Good
Rated by Michael Levanduski
  • User Friendly
    9
  • Support
    8
  • Features
    9
  • Reliability
    8
  • Pricing
    7

Uptime & Reliability

Good hosting with no clear guarantee

I was not able to find a set uptime guarantee, or even a list of their past performance on their site.  The site is not in English by default, however, and the translation did not come across extremely well.  It is possible that they list some information about it but I wasn't able to find where.

Despite that, I did not find any customers complaining of frequent downtime or anything, so this likely is not an issue.  I would not be concerned because of the fact that they do seem to focus on high quality hardware and data centers.

Features

You'll get everything you need

This company has a lot of different hosting packages to choose from.  They seem to really push combining their hosting with their other services, which some people may see as a negative.  For example, they offer hosting plus email management.  Most hosting companies include email support as a standard feature, but Aruba.IT seems to want to charge extra for it.

They have Linux and Windows servers available, which is nice.  They also include a domain name with just about every package.  The bottom line here is that they have everything you'll need to get your site up and hosted properly, even if it is sometimes confusing.

Support

24/7 technical support

They really don't provide too much information about the technical support they offer.  It is there 24/7, which is good.  They have a phone number listed, but little else.  It seems like they have a ticketing system as well, but I could not confirm that.

Pricing

Slightly over priced

The prices they offer are higher than what you would expect to see.  It seems like they bump their prices up and try to include other services in the packages to justify it (such as the email or DNS management).  The prices are not so far out of the ordinary that they will be a major problem for most companies, but it is still a concern.

 

Summary

A nice option if you know what you need

This company seems to provide a very nice service, as long as you know exactly what you need.  With so many different options available it can be confusing.  Especially with how they organize everything it can be even worse.  Those who don't know a lot about hosting will undoubtedly get confused as to which of their many packages is the right one for them.

Pros:

  • Well-established company
  • Lots of features and options available

Cons:

  • No clear uptime guarantee
  • Expensive
  • Confusing packages

Aruba Prices, Plans & Features - 2021

Shared Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space Bandwidth Panel Number of Sites Price Score
BASIC Unlimited Unlimited 1 $13.50 3.9 Details
EASY Unlimited Unlimited 1 $22.52 4.6 Details
ADVANCED Unlimited Unlimited 1 $33.78 4.0 Details
PROFESSIONAL Unlimited Unlimited 1 $168.95 2.6 Details

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