What Happened With Arvixe? – Why You Should Choose a Hosting Company Not Owned by EIG?

Arvixe was founded in California in 2003, and hosts thousands of websites globally. Now, Arvixe as a former top pick in the Web hosting space, has fallen on tough times. The website-hosting service boasts one of the most-complete feature sets in the industry, but in the past several months, we’ve received email messages from users complaining about long downtimes and poor customer service response from Arvixe.

What Happened With Arvixe?

EIG Bought Arvixe October 2014

In October 2014 EIG bought Arvixe from Arvand Sabetian and Avanquest (who owned it jointly). According to EIG’s release, they recently acquired Arvixe last October 31, 2014. Quoted from their release:

In addition, on October 31, 2014, the company acquired the assets of Arvixe, LLC. The total consideration for these acquisitions is expected to be approximately $77 million.

The meltdown of frustrated Arvixe users on twitter proved just how bad things can get. And finally, a downtime that lasted nearly a full day affecting millions of customers worldwide. You couldn’t reach any customer service, pure disaster. While it’s true web hosting outages can happen to any web hosting company, it is rare to happen on such a large scale.

Twitter Activity From Arvixe Customers

EIG Hosting List

The list is compiled mostly based on news in the mass media

Belongs to EIG Since May 2007 or Earlier

  • FatCow (fatcow.com)
  • FreeYellow (freeyellow.com)
  • HyperMart (hypermart.com, hypermart.net)
  • iPower (IpowerWeb, ipower.com)
  • PowWeb (powweb.com)
  • PureHost (purehost.com)
  • VirtualAve (virtualave.net)

Belongs to EIG Since July 2009 or Earlier

  • EasyCGI (easycgi.com)

Acquired by EIG in 2010

  • HostClear (hostclear.com)
  • JustHost (justhost.com)
  • SuperGreen Hosting (SuperGreenHosting, supergreenhosting.com)

Belongs to EIG Since April 2010 or Earlier

  • 2slick (2slick.com)
  • AccountSupport (accountsupport.com)
  • ApolloHosting.com (apollohosting.com)
  • Berry Information Systems L.L.C. (berryinfosysllc.com)
  • BlueDomino (bluedomino.com)
  • CarielWeb (carielweb.com)
  • ComputersConcepts (computersconcepts.net)
  • Dollar2Host (dollar2host.com)
  • DomainHost (domainhost.com)
  • Dot5Hosting.com (dot5hosting.com)
  • Ehost (ehost.com)
  • EntryHost (entryhost.com)
  • Escalate Internet (escalateinternet.com)
  • Globat ([email protected], globat.com)
  • Homestead Technologies, Inc. (homestead.com)
  • HostADay (hostaday.com)
  • HostCentric (hostcentric.com)
  • HostWithMeNow (hostwithmenow.com)
  • HostYourSite.com (hostyoursite.com)
  • IMOutdoorsHosting (imoutdoorshosting.com)
  • iPage (ipage.com)
  • MyResellerHome (myresellerhome.com)
  • NetworksHosting (networkshosting.com)
  • OsullivanSystems (osullivansystems.com)
  • ReadyHosting (readyhosting.co.uk, readyhosting.com)
  • Saba-Pro (SabaPro, sabapro.com)
  • SouthEastWeb (southeastweb.com)
  • Sprly (spry.com)
  • StartLogic (startlogic.com)
  • TightHost (tighthost.com)
  • UsaNetHosting (usanethosting.com)
  • VPSlink (vpslink.com)
  • Web2010 (web2010.com)
  • WebDevHosting (webdevhosting.com)
  • WebHost4Life.com (webhost4life.com)
  • WebstrikeSolutions (WebstrikeSolutions.com)
  • Xeran (xeran.com)
  • YourWebHosting (yourwebhosting.com)
  • ZipitDesigns (zipitdesigns.com)

Belongs to EIG Since July 2010 or Earlier

  • A Small Orange (asmallorange.com)

Acquired by EIG in November 2010

  • BlueHost (bluehost.com)

Belongs to EIG Since 2011

  • MailEIG (maileig.com)
  • NamesDirect (namesdirect.com)
  • NameZero (namezero.com)
  • PipeDNS (pipedns.com)
  • VDeck (vdeck.com)
  • WebsiteWelcome (websitewelcome.com)
  • YourHostingAccount (yourhostingaccount.com)

Was Acquired by EIG in 2011

  • NetFirms (netfirms.com)

Acquired in July 2011

  • Dotster (dotster.com)

Belongs to EIG Since July 2011 or Earlier

  • Dotster (dotster.com)

Belongs to EIG Since October 2011 or Earlier

  • Domain.com

Was Acquired by EIG in 2012 or Earlier

  • Nexx (nexx.com)

Acquired in June 2012

  • HostGator (hostgator.com)

Acquired in August 2012

  • Intuit Websites

Belongs to EIG Since 2013 or Earlier

  • Spertly
  • Unified Layer (unifiedlayer.com)

Acquired by EIG in March 2013

  • MojoMarketplace (mojoness.com, mojo-themes.com, mojo-code.com)

Acquired by EIG in 2014

  • BuyDomains (buydomains.com)
  • Webzai (webzai.com)

Belongs to EIG Since 2014 or Earlier

  • SEOGears (seogears.com)
  • TypePad (typepad.com)

Acquired in January 2014

  • BigRock (bigrock.com)
  • Directi Web Technologies (Directi, directi.com)
  • ResellerClub (resellerclub.com)

Belongs to EIG Since February 2014 or Earlier

  • JustCloud (justcloud.com)

Acquired by EIG in October 2014

  • Arvixe (arvixe.com)

Belongs to EIG Since August 2015

  • Verio (verio.com)
  • Site5 (site5.com)


  • 000WebHost (000webhost.com)
    Sister company of SEOHosting which was later acquired by EIG
  • BizLand (bizland.com)
    Former name of EIG. Founded in 1996
  • FastDomain
    Has become part of Bluehost since December 2006 (or earlier)
    Bluhost was later acquired by EIG
  • HostNine (hostnine.com)
    Is a sister company of A Small Orange (ASO), which is an EIG hosting.
  • HostMonster (hostmonster.com)
    Is a sister company of BlueHost, which was acquired by EIG
  • LogicBoxes (logicboxes.com)
    Acquired by Directi, which was bought by EIG
  • MyDomain (mydomain.com)
    Belongs to EIG
  • SEO Hosting (seohosting.com)
    Was part of HostGator which was later acquired by EIG
  • webhosting.info
    Acquired by Directi, which was bought by EIG
  • IdeaHost (ideahost.com)
    Belongs to EIG

Why You Should Choose a Hosting Company Not Owned by EIG

The fortunate fact is that there are several other highly reputable hosting companies in the industry that still have not been taken over by the Endurance International Group. Slowly but surely, many hosting companies are finding out about EIG and will refrain from a deal if it means a reduction in service, support and reliability for their customers.

NON EIG Hosting Recommendation

There are options available for those who are looking for non Endurance International Group hosting, the following are some of the best options for reliability, price, customer service and performance; ASPHostPortal, A2 Hosting, InMotion Hosting, HostForLIFEASP.NET.


ASPHostPortal.com, a New York based web hosting provider has been offering services to clients around the globe since 2008. Currently company claims to have clients in over 150 countries around the world and is providing web hosting services to more than 20,000 customers. This company currently supports Windows 2012 hosting with ASP.NET 4.5, MVC 4, Visual Studio 2012, WebSockets, and IIS 8.0.


HostDime is a privately owned, leading website hosting provider offering managed services that range of reliable, secure, entry-level to enterprise-level hosting operations. Since it’s founding in late 2001, Hostdime has offered fully supported managed services and tools to empower their users to do more all the while being cost effective.

Liquid Web

Formed in August of 1997, Liquid Web Inc. has distinguished itself as a leader in the web hosting market with an unwavering dedication to providing the best hosting products available. Liquid Web is a known web hosting company that offers different hosting solutions to users in order to suit their needs. From shared web hosting to dedicated, the company has something to offer for everyone.


HostForLIFE was founded in 2008 and since then they have grown into one of the largest windows hosting companies in the UK. HostForLIFE is operated from their registered office based in Manchester and data center in Amsterdam and the newest London data center. At HostForLIFE you will find low cost, yet reliable, windows hosting services. Today they host millions of websites across their infrastructure. From entry level Shared Hosting packages all the way up to Private Clusters.

Anjali Punjab

Anjali Punjab is a freelance writer, blogger, and ghostwriter who develops high-quality content for businesses. She is also a HubSpot Inbound Marketing Certified and Google Analytics Qualified Professional.