Recommended to me by many fellows at cnsw.org, I’ve always been a fan of pair.com when I started in early 2006 into the world of online venture. They rarely advertise online (or maybe I just don’t know), and are hardly heard of by many hosting customers even after they have done plenty of research of the hosting industry. However, they are plainly one of the top 5 best hosting companies you can name in the entire North America.
Recently they have introduced a lite hosting solution for hobbyist hosting that’s not so demanding in criticalness and support, Pair Lite. With much lower price, I’m rather interested in getting an account. As frustrated as it gets, they currently don’t serve clients from outside of North America. Anyway, I asked the sales team a few questions, they replied to me 8 hours later. I’m quoting the message to share with you the differences between hosting services offered by pairlite.com and pair.com.
pairLite is still going to be on the same hardware, software, and network that currently provide our customers with the uptime they experience with pair.com.
You also have the same staff supporting the customers, and answering their questions.
With that being said, you will be sacrificing the level of support and flexibility that you currently have.
The differences include:
- pairLite does not allow for over-usage. All resource limits are hard limits.
- You are committing to a term-contract when purchasing a pairLite account. Your payments will not be pro-rated like they are with a pair.com account.
- You will not have access to telephone support with pairLite. All support inquiries will go through email.
- You will not have dedicated IP address. You will use a shared IP with this account.
All seems pretty nice. But I don’t what pro-rated is?