Web Hosting Providers
- I have had 5 domains hosted with Powweb over the past 4 years. Powweb was a great host until they were acquired 2 years ago by a mega-corporation Endurance International Group, Inc. The corporation is known for buying out a quality hosting services and then market the daylights out of it.Now the reliability is pitiful and it takes multiple support contacts to even have them acknowledge that there is a problem/outage before tier 2 & tier 3 support get involved. Either an email server or web server fails about every 30-45 days. Tech support is in India and Philippines and they are not given information when there is a systemic outage etc.
- Founded in 1999, PacificHost is a award winning web hosting provider offering variety of web hosting solutions for small to medium-sized enterprises. PacificHost has been providing web hosting services to thousands of clients till date, from the individual to the Fortune 500 Company.
Servers of PacificHost are hosted on the Peer1's SuperNetwork which is powered by Juniper and Cisco technologies, and is connected to over 500 networks around the world.
PacificHost offers a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee, 99.9% Uptime Guarantee and USA based support. The support staff of PacificHost available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. PacificHost provides the basic assistance on live chat as well as offer phone support on toll free number. The company also offers the website migration assistance for new customers.
PacificHost claims the full Money Back Guarantee within the first 30 Days of service, though there are no refunds of account Set Up Fees or Domain Name Registration Fees.
PacificHost has long list of achievements, awards and hosting badges. The website of PacificHost looks little dense though all necessary information is readily available on web pages. The company uses WHMCS as a billing software.
- Pair Networks Hosting(SINCE 1996)Established in year 1995, Pair Networks (pair.com) is Independently owned, one of the oldest and most experienced web hosts, providing hosting services in over 150 countries. Pair Networks was founded in the summer of 1995, by its current CEO “Kevin Martin” with a 600 square-foot office, a single employee, a partial T-1 line, and a $10,000 family loan.
The web hosting services of Pair Networks include shared hosting, VPS hosting, dedicated servers, Pair Cloud hosting, server colocation, WordPress hosting, eCommerce hosting, CDN services, SSL certificates, etc.
Pair Networks has 2 data centers facilities located in Pittsburgh and Denver. Both of these facilities are connected with redundant 10 GigE connections to multiple backbone providers. They also feature multi-stage security, FM-200 fire suppression systems, battery backup, and independent redundant generators. They are monitored and maintained 24 hours a day, every day of the year to maintain server and network uptime of 99.9%.
Pair Networks uses only top-of-the-line, custom-built servers running the stable and secure FreeBSD and Ubuntu Linux operating systems. These servers are continually upgraded as more powerful equipment becomes available.
For any reason, if you are not satisfied with their services, you can issue a full refund for hosting fees paid including set-up fees. The setup fees are non-refundable if the money back guarantee period expires. The money back guarantee excludes domain name registration fees, over-usage fees and QuickServe dedicated servers. Apart from this, Pair Networks also provides a pro-rated refund for prepaid but unused time.