In 1995, Kevin Martin, a pinball enthusiast and Pittsburgh resident, needed a host for his website about pinball. When he couldn't find one, he built his own.
pair Networks quickly grew from hosting a pinball website to providing homes for thousands of websites in over 120 countries. We've been hosting sites before Google became a verb. When you pair with us, you become a part of our journey from pinball passion project to the original tech company of Pittsburgh. We believe in more than just hosting websites. Our mission is to give your website a home so you can share your passion with the World.
"In 1995, I needed a really great web host, but I couldn't find any. So I built one." -Kevin Martin, Founder of pair Networks, Inc.
pair began operating in 1996. We've been online longer than Google has been around and since before WordPress was launched. With 22 years of experience, we extend our staying power to our customers and their brands.
With a 22 year history, we've had to invent and build our own tools along the way. The great part for you is -- our tools are optimized for our systems and your hosting experience. And they're supported by the people who know them best -- us. Whether you're using our custom-built and highly secure control panel, easily adding free SSL certificates to your account, or configuring automatic backups, you'll appreciate that we built the kinds of tools we want to use.
Watch out for hosts that oversell hardware! With pair, resources promised are delivered to you with only enterprise level hardware. No Hidden Fees. What you see is what you get.
We operate a fully redundant network with only Tier 1 providers feeding your content directly into the backbone of the Internet.
We believe in our services, not locking customers in with heavy penalties.
Upgrade, downgrade, change to a completely different hosting account, all without account change fees.
We're not part of a huge group of hosting companies. We're an independent, locally-owned company with global reach in over 120 countries.
pair's operations are carbon neutral. With all the electricity that it takes to run a datacenter, that's kind of a big deal.
Our support staff works right here at our Pittsburgh headquarters.
The average tenure for our support employees is 9.2 years.
We've won 12 Best Places to Work in Pittsburgh awards. Happy support employees are helpful support employees.
Let's talk about what "fully managed" really means. At pair, we manage your server software, network speed and security, network uptime, your server hardware and its performance, core WordPress updates, email setup, disk and bandwidth, addons like our CDN and ecommerce software, account access, pairSIM installations, and pair software and services.