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  • pairNIC - domain name registration (as low as $13/year)
  • pairSIM - one-click software installation
  • pairCDN - content delivery network
  • pair reseller program - reselling our Web site hosting services
  • pairColo - co-location packages and network services in Pittsburgh, PA
  • pair Networks does not offer "Business Associate" services under HIPAA

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  • pair Networks, Inc.
    Suite 210
    2403 Sidney Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15203-2168

about pair Networks


Our Advantages Over Other Hosts

Whether you're a professional Web designer getting your business online, or simply have a small hobby site, pair Networks has a Web hosting plan that's right for you.

Currently in our eighteenth year of continuous operations, pair Networks is the Web host with long-term stability -- we'll be here long after many other companies have gone out of business. We have no long-term debt, we've been profitable since 1996, and we reinvest our profits to further grow the business.

Here are some of the many reasons our service is superior:

» Experience And Expertise
pair Networks was founded at a time when truly reliable Web hosting was hard to find. Since January 1996, pair Networks has been providing World Class Web Hosting to customers from all around the world. You'll benefit from our years of experience and top notch technical expertise. We have the knowledge and experience to keep your Web sites online and running smoothly.

» World Class Network
Our network connectivity is second to none. Multiple 10 GigE connections to multiple, tier 1 Network Service Providers ensure that your Web sites will always load quickly and give your visitors the fast and smooth experience they demand. Industry-leading routing and switching hardware keep your data flowing quickly and efficiently on our fully switched, collision-free, congestion-free network.

» Top of the Line Web Hosting Servers
We use only top of the line, custom-built servers running the ultra-stable and secure FreeBSD and Ubuntu operating systems. The security, stability, and reliability of our security-hardened servers is passed on to you as a direct benefit. Specializing in the FreeBSD and Ubuntu platforms ensures that we are able to provide you with the best possible service and support.

We continually upgrade our servers as more powerful equipment becomes available. Your Web site will always be hosted on state-of-the-art equipment with plenty of room for growth.

» Uptime and Reliability
Our network is monitored and maintained 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Our server and network uptime is well in excess of 99.9%. Your data is backed up daily to ensure full recovery in the event of a disaster. Our entire facility is protected by multi-stage security, FM-200 fire suppression systems, battery backup systems, and two factory-new redundant 1.5 megawatt Detroit Diesel generators that can run indefinitely. Your data is always safe with pair Networks.

» FreeBSD and Ubuntu Operating Systems
UNIX operating systems have been proven stable and reliable through decades of enhancement and improvement. pair Networks uses the open-source FreeBSD and Ubuntu operating systems exclusively for all of our Web hosting services. You can count on this added reliability, scalability, and security as a benefit to your site.

» Security
pair Networks keeps your data safe with a combination of multi-layer physical security and comprehensive network security. Only authorized personnel are permitted to access our datacenter facility. All restricted areas are protected by video surveillance as well as on-site personnel, 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Our FreeBSD and Ubuntu servers are extensively hardened and tested to protect your data from compromise. Our systems administrators actively maintain awareness of new security developments, and as open-source systems, FreeBSD and Ubuntu are easy to update with new protections. We work hard to keep your site operational and your data secure.

» Redundant Systems
pair Networks keeps your Web site online through redundant network systems. Our diversely connected network ensures that your Web site will be available on demand regardless of most network problems or circuit failures. Your data is protected by multi-stage security, fire suppression systems, on-site and off-site data backup systems, and two factory-new redundant 1.5 megawatt Detroit Diesel generators that can keep your Web site up and running indefinitely. Our systems are designed to always stay online.

» Complete Control Over Your Account
When you host with pair Networks, you maintain complete control over your account, 24 hours a day. The personalized Account Control Center allows you to configure electronic mailboxes, e-mail forwarding, autoresponders, domain names, e-mailing lists, and other configuration changes, all through a secure Web interface. Most of our accounts also provide command-line access to popular UNIX shells via SSH.

» Flexibility
Unlike many other hosting companies, our Web hosting services allow you to add multiple domain names without requiring additional accounts. This can be used simply to park variations of a domain name onto a single site or to host completely different sites within a single account, provided the sites are maintained by the same individual or group. Options such as secure server (SSL), additional mailboxes, custom CGI, PHP, e-commerce software, MySQL databases, and Internet Merchant Accounts (for accepting credit cards online) are also available.

» Price and Performance
pair Networks offers the full range of services you need at the price that fits your budget. No matter how large or small your Web site is now, we offer the affordable upgrade path that will meet those needs for years and years to come. Regardless of how quickly your needs may evolve, we are the Web host that you can grow with.

Our prices are competitive and compensatory to the value of our services. In addition, most of our services automatically receive prepayment discounts (except for pairLite and pairColo services).

» Money-Back Guarantee
We are so confident in the quality of our hosting services that we offer a 100-Day Money-Back Guarantee of satisfaction. If, for any reason, you are dissatisfied with our services, and close your account within 100 days of initial setup, a full refund will be provided, including our hosting setup fees (does not apply to pairLite or pairColo services; domain name registration fees are nonrefundable).

Why Host with pair Networks?

Most Web hosting companies make the same claims. It's no wonder your eyes glaze over when comparing them. You've read the long list of advantages -- here's the executive summary:

» We're Honest and Reliable
We are well known in the industry for our honesty and reliability. We offer only the best hosting services and our technical support staff is second to none.

» We Set The Standards
We have been hosting Web sites since January 1996. We helped found and develop the Web hosting industry, setting prices, standards, and conventions for others to follow.

» Uptime, Uptime, Uptime
We own and operate our own datacenters. We maintain an enterprise-class multi-homed network that utilizes multiple GigE connections to Internet backbone providers. We use only the fastest, most reliable, and secure FreeBSD & Ubuntu-based servers.

» We Don't Harm the Planet
From our environmentally-focused activities to our earth-friendly corporate culture, pair Networks strives to conduct a successful, profitable business in a responsible manner that does not harm our planet. As of August 1, 2007, all of pair Networks' operations, including datacenters, support operations, administrative facilities, and employee commutes & business travel are 100% Carbon Neutral. Plus, we are powered by 100% renewable energy.

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» The Best Service at a Fair Price
We offer everything from inexpensive Premium Web Hosting and E-Commerce Plans to complex Dedicated Hosting Plans. You have complete control over every aspect of your services using the Account Control Center. Finally, if you aren't satisfied, we have an industry-leading Money-Back Guarantee.

» We're Profitable
Since our second month in operation, we've been reinvesting our profits back into the business. The company is stable, growing rapidly, and will be at the forefront of the hosting industry for many, many years to come.