Arvixe and WP Engine are two very different web hosts. WP Engine specializes in WordPress hosting, while Arvixe has many kinds of hosting plans to choose from. Since they are designed for separate kinds of hosting, they are a bit tricky to compare.


  • 24/7 customer support
  • Uptime guarantee
  • 60 day money-back guarantee
  • Linux-based servers

Major Differences:

  • Arvixe has both Linux and Windows-based servers
  • Arvixe has a much wider range of hosting plans
  • WP Engine is only for WordPress hosting and has many WordPress specific features
  • WP Engine is far more expensive
  • WP Engine has better security features and customer service


WP Engine hosting:
  • WordPress
  • Managed WordPress
Arvixe hosting:
  • Personal
  • Business
  • Reseller
  • VPS
  • Dedicated
  • WordPress available for installation


Arvixe has much cheaper hosting options, with plans starting at $4.00/month. Meanwhile, WP Engine’s cheapest plan, the Personal plan, costs $29.00/month. They have managed and custom WordPress hosting plans as well, which are far more expensive.


WP Engine is a premium web host with WordPress specific features, customizable and managed plans, fantastic uptime percentage, and excellent customer support. However, it’s expensive. If you are looking for WordPress hosting and money is not an issue, you would likely be pleased with WP Engine’s hosting. Their reliability and features are far superior to Arvixe’s. However, if you are on a budget, or are not looking for WordPress hosting, Arvixe has some decent offerings to choose from.

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