Asheville's finest webhost. Now with extra solar.

About Us

Dedicated to taking the worry out of your Internet presence needs, Purplecat can handle everything from domain name registration to setting up individual mailboxes, or simply hand over the keys to your new site and let you take it from there. It's up to you. We're here to make you happy.

All Purplecat servers run the legendary FreeBSD operating system, known for its remarkable security and performance. This combined with modern hardware and frequent updates to the latest stable code make Purplecat's servers extremely fast and rock-solid reliable.

No, we're not a reseller like many small web hosts. Purplecat owns all the equipment your site is hosted on, as well as the solar panels that power them. We've gone the extra mile for everything, including: redundant drives on all servers, complete backup strategies, standby servers, and redundant hot-swap power supplies in each server fed by redundant online backup power supplies, all hosted in a secure enterprise class datacenter with multiple redundant fiber connections to tier one providers.

Our reliable infrastructure, combined with knowledgeable technicians holding decades of experience in the industry, provide a worry free, hands-off, complete Internet presence solution giving you the resources you need for a reliable, pleasant hosting experience.

Our 99.9% uptime guarantee provides peace of mind, as well as one month's refund if we ever don't meet that guarantee.

Owned and operated by Asheville native Peter Brezny, Purplecat supports the community by donating tens of thousands of dollars per year in service and support to local non-profit, environmental and arts organizations:

  • 2003: ~$2000.00 donated
  • 2004: ~$5000.00 donated
  • 2005: ~$12,000.00 donated
  • 2006: ~$17,000.00 donated
  • 2007: ~$19,000.00 donated
  • 2008: ~$21,000.00 donated
  • 2009: ~$22,000.00 donated
  • 2010: ~$10,000.00 donated
  • 2011: ~$23,000.00 donated
  • 2012: ~$20,000.00 donated
  • 2013: ~$19,000.00 donated
  • 2014: ~$25,000.00 donated
  • 2015: ~$11,000.00 donated

Starting in September 2007, Purplecat became one of several WNC businesses to go "carbon neutral" by contributing to the Western North Carolina Green Building Council's "Appalachian Offsets" program. Going green is an important part of responsible business and we're delighted to participate in a program with such a significant local impact.

Furthering our commitment to the environment and responsible business, in March 2011, Purplecat became WNC's first solar powered web host. Our new 2.1KWhr array, combined with our continued offsets through the Green Building Council made us a carbon negative business. To view our green power generation stats, click here and check out the systems monitoring page.

In October 2013, our second and much larger 10kWhr photovoltaic array began producing power, thanks to the fantastic work of Sugar Hollow Solar. On an average day, we now produce more than twice the power we consume, putting us on track to be a lifetime carbon negative business. Here are the stats from installation to March 2015:

10 kW-hr array output.

Give a little back to your community by hosting with Purplecat Networks, Inc!

Some of the local and international groups we routinely contribute to include:

Wikimedia Foundation

Canary Coalition

Dogwood Alliance

Just Economics of WNC

FreeBSD Foundation



YWCA Asheville

Green Opportunities

North Carolina Stage Company

Union of Concerned Scientists

Rocky Mountain Institute

Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre

Physicians for Social Responsibility

Different Strokes Performing Arts Collective

Sierra Club