eVerity was formed by James Hold on July 4, 2000. Originally named SmarttBiz, eVerity
began by offering merchant services and web design services
to both online-only and established brick-and-mortar companies.
Shortly after opening, eVerity began offering web hosting
and domain registration services as well.
In February 2002, merchant services were phased out so that the web hosting division
could be given priority. To this day, we have continually provided a top-rated product, as
demonstrated by having one of the lowest turnover rates in the industry.
James Hold, eVerity's President and Founder, began developing web sites in 1998 while
attending University. At this time, the internet was relatively new, and many other developers
were taking advantage of uneducated business owners, over-charging them hundreds, even
thousands of dollars. In an effort to meet the demand for web development services at a
FAIR price, James opened his own company. Honesty and integrity have always been first and
In fact, that is the reason why "eVerity" was chosen for the name.
The word verity means truth and honesty. "E", of course, is for electronic commerce. Hence
the name eVerity.
eVerity's Business Philosophy
By competing honestly and fairly, eVerity has had to face self-imposed challenges that other
web hosting providers have not had to deal with. Still, while more aggressive
web hosts have come
and gone, eVerity has grown steadily since its inception in 2000. eVerity currently operates
with zero debt, healthy profit margins, and better stability than competitors.
We boast better uptime too.
(This isn't just talk. Feel free to choose any third-party monitoring service, and
monitor/compare our uptime/download speeds yourself. You'll be impressed for sure.)
Typical Server Configuration
RAID1 is used to improve performance and as a backup solution. A RAID1 disk array
consists of a RAID controller that writes the same data to two separate SAS drives
at the same time. It can also read from both drives at once, which greatly increases
the speed at which data can be sent to the processor(s). If one drive fails, the other
drive can continue to function while the first drive is replaced, resulting in zero
downtime in the event of a drive failure. A third SAS drive will be used to archive
daily and weekly backups.
What is SAS?
SAS stands for Serial Attached SCSI. SAS drives are the least likely to fail of all hard
drive types. They also offer the fastest I/O (read/write) times by spinning at 15,000
RPM's. I am not aware of any type of hard drive that offers better performance and
How Does eVerity Compare with Other Hosts?
The vast majority of hosts use 1 or 2 drive systems with Pentium 4 processors. A few entry-level budget hosts use cheap Celeron processors, which almost always crash sooner or later, but are very inexpensive. The most common hosting configurations use SATA drives, which are slow in comparison to SAS, but cost about 1/3 the price. eVerity not only invests in better servers, but also in choosing a top data center as well. Equinix has one of the best reputations for service, reliability, and network uptime, as well as over 40 Tier 1 connections to the internet's biggest backbones.
How is eVerity able to offer so much and still keep prices so competitive?
Simple. In addition to its physical infrastructure, a host's biggest expense is providing customer support. The next biggest expense is marketing to gain new customers. Investing in the best servers, best data center, and best technology, actually reduces eVerity's cost to provide support (fewer customers have problems), and makes it much easier to recruit new customers. With a stellar reputation for over 7 years, eVerity's biggest success is in customer retention. It is almost unheard of for one of our customers to cancel their account to leave for another host (though they are free to do at any time).
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