What is pair Networks?
pair Networks has been operating from 1996 and has built a strong reputation over these past years. Moreover, they have many different options for you to choose from, starting from entry level to enterprise plans.
Not only they offer shared hosting plans, but they also offer dedicated server plans and VPS plans for an enterprise level website.
I’ll be covering all you need to know about them in this pair Networks review. So, let’s find out whether they can live up to their reputation or not?
Services Offered by pair Networks
pair Networks has some services they feel proud of. These services include:
- Shared hosting
- VPS Hosting
- Dedicated Servers
- Domain Names
- SSL Certificates
At first glance, it seems they have quite the collection, so I am hoping for a quality output. Moreover, they offer a wide range of SSL certificates known as pairSSL which varies from $10 to $499 a year, based on your requirements.
Enough chit-chat for now. Let’s take a look at their shared hosting options.
pair Networks Hosting Pricing & Plans
The shared hosting comes with four different plans. They include:
- Package-1: This plan starts at $5.95/mo. It will provide you with 15 GB disk space and 75 GB bandwidth.
- Package-2: The plan will cost you $9.95 every month. This one comes with 30 GB disk space and 150 GB bandwidth.
- Package-3: With 60 GB disk space and 300 GB bandwidth this plan starts at $17.95/mo.
- Package-4: This plan will cost you $29.95/mo. It comes with 80 GB storage and 400 GB bandwidth.
Plans in More Detail
Now, that you know what the plans are, let's dive a little deeper. I'll be covering all the relevant technical information you might need to judge them in this pair Networks review.
|Package 1||Package 2||Package 3||Package 4|
|Disk Space||15 GB||30 GB||60 GB||80 GB|
|Bandwidth||75 GB||150 GB||300 GB||400 GB|
|How many domains are allowed?||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|HDD or SSD used in servers?||HDD||HDD||SSD||SSD|
|Anti-DDoS protection||Yes (Paid)||Yes (Paid)||Yes (Paid)||Yes (Paid)|
|Anti-malware protection||Yes (Paid)||Yes (Paid)||Yes (Paid)||Yes (Paid)|
|Assisted website transfer||Yes (Paid)||Yes (Paid)||Yes (Paid)||Yes (Paid)|
|Auto-installer||Included (pairSIM)||Included (pairSIM)||Included (pairSIM)||Included (pairSIM)|
|Money-back guarantee||100 Days||100 Days||100 Days||100 Days|
|Customer support||Email, Phone||Email, Phone||Email, Phone||Email, Phone|
|Choice of server location||No||No||No||No|
|Free automated back-ups||No||No||No||No|
Content delivery networks are a great way to deliver any kind of contents to your visitors. Unlike other hosting providers that work with Cloudflare or jsDelivr, pair Networks will deliver their very own customized pairCDN.
All you have to do is to request pairCDN from the control panel, and then you can add it up with your website. However, it's not free. You'll have to pay $1 for every 10GB data.
They don’t offer auto-installers like Softaculous, but they do provide pairSIM. This is a software installing manager and lets you monitor all updates and add-ons.
It also comes with some popular scripts and offers one-click installation. pairSIM is also not free of charge. It will cost you $2.49/mo.
To complete this pair Networks review, I tested out their response time. They have done well, but they could do better than this. The response time averages at ~252 ms, scoring a solid C+. As you can see, they did a swell job in the USA, UK region, but in Brazil or Japan, the response time goes beyond 500 ms.
Pros of pair Networks
pair Networks offer a knowledgebase full of useful information. Moreover, they even got video tutorials to help you build your site and tackle with any technical issue you might face. Along with these they also offer tutorials for their pairSIM and pairCDN to help you get familiarized with their infrastructure.
Superb Technical Support
All of their customers seemed to be extremely pleased with the technical customer support. I haven't seen a single complaint against them. Although I don't have any first-hand experience on it, still they are looking quite good in this section.
Performance is one of the critical features of this pair Networks review. That's why I loved the fact that pair Network offers and can actually provide a 99.99% uptime. This level of uptime is extraordinary.
100-day Money Back Guarantee
They have pricey plans, but they also back it up with a 100-day money back guarantee. It's quite surprising because you don't get to see more than 30-day money back guarantees in the typical hosting market.
Cons of pair Networks
Barebone Shared Hosting Plans
All of their shared hosting plans lack in features. Although you’ll be paying a considerable sum for the plans, still none of the plans offer unlimited bandwidth and disk space. All of them provide only 500 Email and 10 FTP accounts.
Compared to popular hosting providers these features are far behind the minimum requirement.
Most of the additional features they provide are paid. Moreover, features like DDoS protection or assisted website transfers cost a lot more here. So, when the costing starts to pile up, all the plans become too pricey.
No Live Chat
Maybe you checked out their plans and want to know more about them, so you are thinking about asking the sales group through live chat. Well, with pair Networks you can’t do that. Unfortunately, they don’t have a live chat option.
They only provide emailing and calling services. That’s why I emailed them to judge their response rate. To my surprise, I didn’t get any reply back from them as of now. This truly disappointed me.
pair Networks Review – How Good Are They?
Lastly, after judging all their outputs, I have to say pair Networks is a lousy hosting provider.
Sure they have good uptime, but they also have an average response time. Additionally, too much pricey add-ons and plans aren’t worth your money if you don’t get the minimum level of features.
Overall, I would not recommend them.
I suggest checking other hosting providers before making the last call!
- Superb Technical Support
- 99.99% Uptime
- 100-day Money Back Guarantee
- No Live Chat
- Pricey Plans
- No cPanel