# 1 Green Web Hosting

Green website hosting is great hosting feature added recently in addition to existing website options offered by webhosting companies, which involves a given company attempting to prove that they are not having any negative impact on the environment (basically are eco-friendly) in an attempt to attract more customers.

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CompanyGreen Geeks
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Host Papa
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Dream Host
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Plan nameEcosite LiteBasic EmailLiteDreamObjects 40 GBHatchling
Product typeShared Hosting
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Free domains1 001
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About Green Web Hosting

Green Web HostingEco-friendly or green website hosting is a recent addition to the field of webhosting which involves a given provider attempting to prove that they are not having any negative impact on the environment in an attempt to attract green consumers.

World internet usage statistics show that the internet is still doubling in size in the U.S. and growing from 400 to 1000% a year, worldwide. The energy usage needed for that type of demand is staggering. In fact, the total electric bill to operate those servers and related infrastructure equipment was $2.7 billion in the United States and $7.2 billion worldwide. With so much demand on resources, eco-friendly hosting services, utilizing Green Marketing, has emerged.

How Do Hosting Companies Go Green?

The most popular way hosting companies prove their green credentials is Carbon offsetting, others include planting trees and more day to day activities such as energy conservation and the use of energy saving appliances.

Buy Carbon Credits. Offset means "neutralize", "balance", or "cancel out". When you buy a carbon offset, therefore, you are helping to fund a project that reduces the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Offsets can also involve planting trees.

Buy Green Tags. Also known as Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs), buying green tags means the energy that you use is created by a green source (wind, solar, hydro) and delivered to the power grid you're connected to. (Even though you aren't using it necessarily.)

Virtualization - this is a type of sharing of resources among customers, so that you can more effectively use your server hardware. This can potentially reduce the number of servers consuming energy.

Use more energy friendly servers. There are alternative types of servers that green companies can choose to buy and use. Some have two servers housed within a single box, utilizing the same power supply. This cuts down on consumption. There is also a server technology called "speed stepping" that will reduce the amount of voltage and heat a server uses, especially during peak usage.

Data Center Layout. Anything from how you weatherize your center to how you lay out your air conditioning can greatly reduce the amount of energy consumed.

Other methods. Propane gas is also being utilized for back-up resources. Propane gas is cleaner than diesel. There are also windmill driven data centers, installing solar panels, completely solar data center, paperless office, telecommuting employees, incentives for alternative work transportation are all additional measures that web hosting companies can take to become green or greener hosting companies.

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turnkeyinternet.net Icon Alexa143,740 - Apr 22, 2020 - Earth Day and Your Data Center – Green is Not What It Used To Be - Going green this earth day is more than just recycling, or turning down the lights - focusing on green powered data centers to house your company's IT infrastructure can make a substantial impact. The post Earth Day and Your Data Center – Green is Not What It Used To Be appeared first on TurnKey ...
ecowebhosting.co.uk Icon Alexa30,962 - Apr 22, 2020 - Six Ways To Go Greener While Staying At Home - On Earth Day, Kate gives you six easy ways to get greener at home, whether changing your bank, planting bee-friendly plants, or just fixing a button. The post Six Ways To Go Greener While Staying At Home appeared first on Eco Web Hosting Blog.
whc.ca Icon Alexa36,493 - Apr 21, 2020 - 5 Small Business Tips For Going Green in 2020 - It's no secret that environmental issues are important to Canadians. In fact, 50% of Canadians say they will not consider a political party unless the party has a commitment to fighting climate change. But as a small business, and especially in the age of the Coronavirus pandemic, what can you do ...
hostdime.com Icon Alexa43,472 - Apr 20, 2020 - 5 Initiatives HostDime Implements for Green Data Centers - Take an inside look at HostDime's green data center initiatives that include cleaner generators, roof solar panels, hot aisle containment, and 100% electronic equipment recycling. The post 5 Initiatives HostDime Implements for Green Data Centers appeared first on HostDime Blog.
canspace.ca Icon Alexa430,182 - Apr 16, 2020 - What makes CanSpace Hosting Green Hosting? - Over the past few years, we are seeing a trend of increased social and environmental responsibility from all kinds of businesses. It’s a reflection of something that is becoming more important to consumers, and companies are taking note. When we first thought about the kind of hosting company we ...

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Colocation Firm Green Mountain Adds Megaport in Stavanger, Norway - Apr, 2020 - Norwegian colocation services provider, Green Mountain (greenmountain.no), has added Megaport (megaport.com) to its portfolio of network providers onsite in DC1-Stavanger. Using Software Defined Networking (SDN), Megaport is a global network as a Service (NaaS) provider connecting more than 1,700 customers in data centers globally. Green ...
Connectria Unveils Carbon-Neutral ‘Green Cloud’ in North America and EU - Feb, 2020 - Connectria (connectria.com), a global provider of managed cloud services and cloud hosting, has launched a Carbon-Neutral 'Green Cloud' in both North America and the European Union (EU). Connectria‘s Green Cloud would allow companies running IBM i and VMware systems to reduce their energy consumption "by as much as 95% and be carbon neutral" ...
Green House Data Adds Victor Tingler to Its Executive Team - Jan, 2020 - Digital transformation expert Victor Tingler (linkedin.com) has Green House Data's executive management team as senior vice president of digital transformation. Tingler's addition to the Green House Data team would reflect the company's continuing efforts to broaden its commitment to digital transformation in the enterprise. Prior to ...