Verio Web Hosting: Focusing on the Needs of Small
Verio is a web hosting company that is primarily
aimed at businesses. With Verio, you can register a
domain name, get a hosting plan, get a virtual
private server (VPS), build and market your site, or
join their reseller programs. They boast a solid
track record with getting business websites up and
running. Incorporated in 1996, Verio went public in
1998, which paved the way for their future successes
with acquisitions of other up-and-coming hosting and
Internet companies. In 2000, they became a
subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation which
put them in an entirely new class which now has
5,000 resellers to speak of.
Verio is also partnered with several industry
leaders which helps ensure that their customers
receive the best service possible. For instance,
Verio is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, an
Elite SunTone Certified Service Provider, ISO
9001:2000 certified, and have achieved third party
validation under the Statement of Auditing Standards
No. 70 (SAS70) Type I & Type II certification.
Their two main web hosting plans are Featured Unix
Hosting, which starts at $11.95, and Featured
Windows Hosting which starts at $12.95. Some
features on the Unix Hosting plans have 10GB of disk
space, 400GB bandwith, and up to 200 email accounts.
The Windows Hosting plans start with 20GB of disk
space, 500GB bandwith, and up to 400 email accounts.
Some starter plans can be used successfully by
individuals, though the bulk of their plans are
geared more for small to medium sized businesses.
Their starter plans also allow for the customer to
build the site themselves, this way you don’t have
to put a chunk of money down for website design like
a business would. All variations of these two plans
have a free setup, come with a free domain name, and
have a 30 day risk-free trial period. Verio wants to
make sure that you like the services they provide
for you, before you stake any money on it.
If it’s an Ecommerce hosting plan you seek, Verio
can accommodate. They enable you to build the best
online store for your needs. The Hosting 2000 &
Shopsite is $28.95 a month and offers you a shopping
cart with sufficient disk space, file transfer,
email accounts and opt-in email marketing. The
Windows Storefront starts at $24.95 a month and also
offers sufficient disk space, file transfer, email
accounts, opt-in email marketing, as well as
commerce-enable existing sites.
Verio does everything they can in order to achieve
100% uptime. If they do not, they offer a pro-rated
system of credit. Their credits can only be used
toward future billing charges.
Verio also offers virtual private servers for your
needs. If your business has outgrown the shared
servers, this is an option worth investigating.
Their five VPS plans range in price from $89.95 with
10GB of disk space to $599.95 280GB of disk space.
With every Windows Web Server, Verio offers a
variety of online marketing tools to help you grow
your business. Some of these tools include Search
Engine Marketing, Banner Ads, and access to a
marketing library with over 80 tutorials. All
websites and applications run in their
state-of-the-art data centers with rapid connections
through Verio’s Tier 1 network.
Finally, Verio’s support staff is available 24 hours
a day to ensure that your questions are answered and
issues resolved as quickly as possible. Their
technical support includes access to their team of
experts via phone or email. They will help get an
answer to you quickly and offer a workaround
solution when necessary. They also have extensive,
searchable documentation, and searchable online help
Some awards Verio has received include: 2006
Finalist in the Selling Power Excellence Awards,
2006 Microsoft Hosting Service Provider of the Year,
NTT Named to Forbes Global 2000 in 2006, and NTT
Named to Fortune Global 500 (retained the #1 spot),
to spotlight a few.