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What is Green Web Hosting?

There is a recent rise in the popularity of Green Web Hosting because of the concern for the nature. Many industries have taken action and play their part in helping by reducing energy consumption and recycling. The same goes for the web hosting industry.

Firstly, let get a better idea about green web hosting. This type of hosting is a kind that uses nature-friendly power source for their daily activities. As we all know, servers are like appliances that requires electricity. The servers are on 24 hours a day and therefore, it consumes a lot of energy. So, green web hosting companies put their efforts in using only renewable energy sources.

Not all companies have the resources to generate their own renewable energy. Therefore, those companies can turn to supplied energy by choosing to buy Renewable Energy Certificates. By doing this, they can get energy generated by wind, solar or even biogas. Companies that generate their own energy also use energy generated by either solar power, wind turbines or other methods. This gives them ability to power their machines with this renewable energy.
So, what does this entire means? It means that web hosting companies are saving the planet by reducing carbon emission. It also allows companies to purchase offsets enabling them to mitigate their own greenhouse emissions. So, this can ease the hosting company from starting their own wind farm or solar power generator.

what is green web hosting

what is green web hosting

Another added value that the green web hosting has is their special offers on packages to non-profit organizations. It is their act to not only encourages organizations to use web hosting but also encouraging the use of renewable energy and paperless working environment. Some web host with green hosting also provide web host services to companies that have telecommuting being used by their staff and workers.

However, does green hosting cost more? Well, this is a question that we all need to think deep about. Green we hosting companies may run at a higher daily operation cost compared to other web host provider companies but the idea of having a paperless company using renewable energy is something that is encouraging. With a single company operating in this way, it can reduce a whole lot of waste and reduce a lot on energy consumption which will directly help in preserving the nature. So, saving the earth does come with a price and it is not a big one to pay if you’re supporting a green web hosting company. Not only do you play your part in saving nature, you also get you web hosting needs.

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FatCow $56 Plan

Yes, it’s true!  In case you haven’t heard it, Fat Cow hosting has gone 100% Green!  They are now powered 100% by Wind Power!

This is great news as we can now add another amazing web host to the list of eco friendly web hosts.

Give them a try!

Fat Cow 100% eco friendly webhosting

Our offices and our data centers are all 100% powered by wind energy. You can be proud that the machines hosting your website and email are fully eco-friendly!

How It Works

Since generating wind energy on site isn’t feasible, we’re offsetting all of our electricity use with wind-generated Renewable Energy Certificates, which prevents the release of 2,660 metric tons of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere each year.

That figure is staggering when you consider the estimated yearly benefit to the environment is equivalent to any one of the following:

  • planting approximately 2,390 acres of trees
  • not driving 6.1 million miles
  • removing 510 cars from the road

Why Go Green?

Quite frankly, our employees and our customers were the driving factors behind our decision to go green. This initiative isn’t a marketing ploy; our staff members encourage responsible environmental practices inside the office and practice them outside the office. And, we know that many of our customers feel just as strongly.

Reduce your carbon footprint by hosting your site on servers powered 100% by wind energy.

All the Cowbells and Whistles

With unlimited disk space, unlimited data transfer, unlimited mailboxes and ShopSite’s online store, the FatCow plan is the perfect home for your individual or small business website.

So, there you have it – all of the features you could ever dream of in a hosting company, at a super low price, and all 100% wind powered, click on the link below and sign up today!  The earth will be glad you did!

fat cow has gone green

fat cow has gone green

 

Wind Powered Web Hosting


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Green Web Hosting

With Renewable Energy Certificates, 1&1 will help save 30,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year!

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  • Reducing energy.We want clean energy, and we also want to consume as little energy as possible. Since the start of our first data center nearly 20 years ago, we have been using highly efficient power supplies with less than 20% heat loss, as well as omitting any unnecessary components within our servers.Our data centers around the world are among the most energy efficient data centers in existence. Our combined global initiatives allow us to prevent 30,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year.
  • Paperless billing.All billing statements sent to customers via e-mail. We’ve also replaced our welcome packages with information that is available in electronic form. With the thousands of customers that join 1&1 each month, this saves a significant amount of paper each year.
  • Responsible office practices.In our corporate offices we participate in the community recycling program, and have chosen reusable kitchen items, as opposed to using paper or plastic cups and utensils.
  • Going green globally.Our employees in our global headquarters in Germany share the green passions of their US counterparts. 1&1 employees in Germany benefit from environmentally friendly radiant heating and cooling in office buildings, and mostly bike, walk or use public transportation for commuting.


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“1&1 is proud that our worldwide customers are now part of our 1&1 green coalition, with all hosted websites contributing to offsetting carbon emissions through the support of renewable energy.”
-Oliver Mauss, 1&1 Internet CEO

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iPower Goes Green

100% Wind Powered

wind energy emblem

If you choose iPower for your webhosting needs, you can be proud that the machines hosting your website and email are 100 percent eco-friendly!

Even the companies offices are 100% powered by wind energy.


Cool!

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Sustainable and Environmentally Friendly Web Hosting Services

If you are like most people, protecting the environment is a priority for you.  All of us have a vested interest in keeping the environment clean from pollution.  As the population of the world increases and the demand for goods, products and services increase, so does the likelihood that the production of those items will lead to polluting our environment.

When we are talking about being “Environmentally Friendly” we are most often talking about lowering our carbon foot print, and reducing emissions (pollution) to the environment that result in what are known as “Greenhouse Gasses”.  These emissions can lead to acid rain, damage the ozone, and have long term negative effects to the environment.  These are typically created when producing electricity through conventional methods.

The good news is, many providers of goods and services are now offering options to us that are “eco friendly” and not harmful to the environment.  And, they are doing so at no additional cost to you, in fact, many times these same companies are able to do it even less expensively than their competitors.

Brazos Wind Farm in the plains of West Texas

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One of the challenges for companies today is the fact that running a company, especially a technology company requires a lot of energy to run.  With all of the electronic equipment needed to run a company today, the energy requirements are enormous.

Companies that do demand a large amount of energy can purchase what are known as REC’s.  According to the EPA (Environmental Protection agency) A REC is a “RENEWABLE ENERGY CREDIT“.  1 REC = 1 Mega Watt Hour (MWh) of electricity generated via a renewable generation method and delivered to the power grid.  This energy can then be used like any other electricity, but instead of being generated in a method harmful to the environment, it is friendly to the environment, and sustainable.

These certificates are typically purchased from Wind Farms.

Using this method a company can determine their energy usage, and purchase the equivalent amount of REC’s to meet that demand.  In some cases, companies will actually purchase more credits than their actual usage.

One such company is HostgatorHosgator is a large website hosting company that requires a tremendous amount of energy to run, yet they have made a commitment to purchase 130% REC’s.   That means they are putting 130% renewable energy back into the power grid.  They are not only replacing all of the power they use with eco friendly power, they are replacing 30% more!  Amazing!   All of Hostgator’s REC’s are purchased from wind farms in the state of Texas.   If you are concerned about the environment, Hostgator should be your web host of choice.

 


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