Green Web Hosting

The whole world is going green, so it just stands to reason that even technology and the internet are both trying to get more environmentally friendly as well. As little as a few years ago, it probably seemed impossible to most of us, this idea that anything to do with the internet could possibly go green. However, there is no denying the fact that, in the last several years, the entire idea and industry of environmentally friendly products - from cars to heating and cooling to, now, even computers - has grown by amazing leaps and bounds. These days, we even have green web hosting. A relatively new technology, not a lot of people know what this means, what it is, or what it does. That is, of course, the purpose of this missive: to not only define green web hosting, but to discuss its fundamentals, its merits, and how you can use it.

To put it in its very simplest terms, this particular kind of hosting actually utilizes a power source that is completely environmentally friendly. It remains friendly to nature as it engages in all the activities it must go through day to day. Now, it pretty much goes without saying that servers have to run all the time. Twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, three hundred and sixty five days a year: servers are going all the time, barring unexpected problems, maintenance, scheduled downtime, and so on. It also goes without saying that a traditional server will thus use a whole lot of energy to do this. That is where green web hosting differs. These servers and the companies who run them put forth their best efforts to make sure they only use energy sources that are entirely and completely renewable.

Many green technologies and power sources can be used for green servers. Some companies have the resources at their disposal needed to create renewable energy all their own. Those companies that cannot do this can go through processes needed to acquire the energy they need for their servers from things like wind turbines, biogas, solar power, and things of that nature. The energy used is thus entirely renewable and it allows the companies who go this route to minimize any greenhouse emissions they would otherwise be putting out.

Of course, a lot of people are very interested in knowing how much green web hosting will cost them. As with any other hosting services, this naturally differs from company to company. Then again, that is the kind of non-answer that does not really help much, isn't it? To be entirely truthful, yes, it will cost more to go with an environmentally friendly hosting server. Will it cost a great deal more? No, the prices are not at all exorbitant - plus there is the added bonus of knowing that you are doing your part to cut down on greenhouse emissions and to keep the planet healthier. That goes a long way towards convincing a lot of people that green web hosting is the right choice for them.

Features
Linux Basic
Windows Basic
Linux PRO

Diskspace

50 GB

100 GB

250 GB

Monthly Fee

$399.00

$549.00

$1499.00

Setup Fee

$0.00

$0.00

$299.00

Bandwidth

1,000 GB

1,000 GB

5,000 GB


Pricing
Linux Basic
Windows Basic
Linux PRO

Current Discount

0%

0%

0%

Monthly Price

$399.00

$549.00

$1499.00

1 Year Pricing

$4,399.00

$5,999.00

$15,499.00

2 Years Pricing (extra discount!)

$7,499.00

$10,499.00

$29,099.00