Arvixe vs RU-CENTER

Comparison
Compared options Visit Arvixe Visit RU-CENTER
Pricing
23 hosting plans 8 hosting plans
Starting price $4.00 / month $1.65 / month
Free domain Yes No
Coupons No No
User Ratings
1.9
4.4
Reliability 1.5
4.5
Pricing 2.5
4.5
User Friendly 2.0
4.5
Support 1.5
4.5
Features 2.0
4.5
User Reviews
193 reviews 79 reviews
Latest positive review
Great support
Ma. Paulina Francesca Del Mundo,
9.2
I accidentally deleted my entire website (my fault), and my backups weren't working properly, but they managed to provide a backup and support within record time. Saved me from a panic attack. Truly appreciate that! Some cons... More : a bit slower than my previous BlueHost, but definitely far less expensive. Also uses the latest MySQL on VPS only, not shared hosting. Less
Меня устраивает
Борис Викторович,
10
У меня был небольшой простенький сайт на популярной CMSке, поэтому особо долго не искал, у кого захоститься. Взял популярный хостинг с самой дешевой ценой. На тот момент это был ник ру. с тех пор уже 3 года прошло, проблем с ... More хостингом ноль. крайне редко только получаю уведомления о том, что будут проводиться какие-то технические работы, ну и то, что оплатить обслуживание надо. В остальном работу хостинга даже не замечаю. Так мне кажется, и должно быть 👍 Less
Latest negative review
No Service only Lies
Glenn Gregory,
2.0
Over the last year, the service from Arvixe has been horrendous. There have been server outages that have lasted from hours to almost a week. Technical Support staff is incompetent. Additionally, they do not read the messages... More that one sends in chat. As for generating a trouble ticket, I generated a trouble ticket on Dec. 30, 2022 at 8:30am Central Time. They did not respond until January 3, 2023 at 9:05am stating there was no problem. Well. NO SH*T, Sherlock. The server reappeared sometime after 21:00 on Saturday, December 31, 2022. Even though the server shared057.arvixe.com died sometime on December 29. There are no reports that anything was wrong with the server. Plus, Arvixe raises their rates every year once you are stupid enough to purchase a service. Things were good in 2015, yet the service and support has rapidly declined since 2019. At one time, I hosted 10 domains on Arvixe. Because of poor service I moved them to another hosting service. Will move the last three this month. Less
Keeps subscribing you to unwanted services, Unfriendly interface
Dmitry Kvasov,
4.8
I've been a user of Ru-Center for 20 years I guess - since the time it was virtually a monopolist of doman registration. I only use them for domain reguistration - no hosting , no anything. My laziness is the only thing stop... More ping me from moving from them.
You would think it's super difficut to screw up a service like that - just register a domain, provide simple interface to things like DNS control and Top-up the balance and that's it. Yet I am quite unhappy with what they offer.
Every month I found myself subscribed to somethiing I definitely didn't signed up to. Personal Manager, Extented Security Plan, Antivirus (mind you, I have no hosting with them, not sure what they were planning to run anti-virus on). Support is silent on this account, you just have to log in every now and than and switch those services whack-a-mole style.
I am sure this is not a fluke: stories of "RU-CENTER subscribed me to something I didn't ask for AGAIN!" is all over Russian tech comminuties.
By the way, to find the page to switch those servies off is a bit of a quest in itself - the navigation is weirdly organized and look quite dated.
I know why I am still using it: I had no chance way back then, and now I'm too lazy to transfer domains to other hosters (domain transfer is a bit cumbersome process). It's a classic "boiling the frog" tale. But if you are looking for a provider from scratch - I'm sure you can easlily find a better one.
On a plus side - I never had technical issues / downtimes or anything like that. But again - I use them for the most basic service possible, managing the domains.
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Shared Hosting
8 plans from $4.00 to $357.50 8 plans from $1.65 to $66.65
Under $4

PersonalClass

$4.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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Сайт 1

$1.65 / MO
  • Space: 10 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: other
  • Number of Sites: 2
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Under $8

PersonalClass Pro

$7.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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Сайт 3

$4.98 / MO
  • Space: 15 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: other
  • Number of Sites: 2
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Over $10

BusinessClass

$22.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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Сайт 4

$9.98 / MO
  • Space: 30 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: other
  • Number of Sites: 2
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VPS
4 plans from $4.00 to $357.50
No
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

VPS CLASS

$40.00 / MO
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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No
Dedicated Server
8 plans from $4.00 to $357.50
No
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

Xeon E3-1220 V2 3.1GHz, Turbo 3.5 GHz

$128.70 / MO
  • Space: 128 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Xeon E3-1220 V2 3.1GHz, Turbo 3.5 GHz plan
No
Cloud Hosting
3 plans from $4.00 to $357.50
No
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

Basic

$108.00 / MO
  • Space: 150 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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No
Data Centers
2 of 6 1 of 6
North America Yes No
Europe No Yes
Asia Yes No
Oceânia No No
South America No No
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
5 of 6 2 of 6
Live Chat Yes No
Phone Support Yes Yes
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support Yes No
Video guides No No
Knowledgebase Yes No
CMS support
4 of 6 3 of 6
WordPress Yes Yes
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal Yes Yes
Magento Yes No
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop No No
OS Support
2 of 2 1 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET Yes No
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
2 of 8 3 of 8
PHP Yes Yes
Java No No
Python No Yes
Node.js Yes No
Django No No
Perl No Yes
Ruby on Rails No No
ASP.NET No No
Database Support
1 of 3 1 of 3
MongoDB No No
MySQL Yes Yes
PostgreSQL No No
Payment Types Support
3 of 6 3 of 6
PayPal Yes Yes
Credit Card Yes Yes
Moneybookers Yes No
Wire Transfer No No
Webmoney No Yes
Bitcoin No No
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