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Green Hosting: eco Friendly Web Hosting

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http://thumbs.dreamstime.com/thumb_168/11853561998B1BPG.jpgThe effects of global warming are already upon us, and the impact is overwhelming because most people have not been very conscious about the environment. If we do not take the necessary steps now in order to protect and save whatever is left on the planet, we and the future generations will have to deal with the devastating effects that climate change could bring.

So what makes web hosting “green”? Unlike typical web hosting, green web hosting takes steps that help web hosting companies in reducing the negative impact to the environment. They can use energy-efficient servers, plant a tree on behalf of a client or for every hosting plan sold or run servers and data centers using alternative energy sources. If the web hosting companies make use of renewable energy sources, this will make a huge difference in the world.

Web hosting companies may charge more for green web hosting, but when you really think about it, you are doing something great for the planet so it’s worth paying the extra money. There are many companies that offer affordable web hosting with reduced impact to the environment.

It is good to know that people are now pushing for a greener world. Different businesses and organizations are spreading the word that now is the time to take an active part in saving the planet. Since the World Wide Web reaches a large audience, it is an ideal avenue for increasing awareness on the harmful effects of global warming and the steps that we can take in order to reduce the impact. In the web hosting industry, companies are playing their part and are slowly becoming aware of the importance of going green. The simple act of having green web hosting is one of the many things that a site owner can do to show support in the environmental efforts. For web hosting companies, one way to join this noble cause is to get Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs). Also called Renewable Energy Credits or green tags, these are non-tangible commodities that can be sold and traded, serving as proof that you have purchased renewable energy. Another way is to generate power directly from renewable sources such as wind and solar.

The Future of Green Web Hosting

The number of websites continues to grow by the minute, and it shows no signs of stopping. Just imagine how much electricity web hosting companies use to run servers and data centers day and night. This is detrimental to the earth’s atmosphere. There’s no better time than now to act and do everything we can to minimize the harmful effects. Green web hosting involves the use of natural resources instead of electricity to run websites. This practice will do wonders in safeguarding the environment. Going green may be a bit more expensive than the typical web hosting package, but just bear in mind that by setting up your site with green web hosting, you are contributing to the efforts of protecting our planet.

13 Comments to “Green Hosting: eco Friendly Web Hosting”

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  • Paras Mathukiya March 31, 2011 at 11:28 am

    This is The Future of Green Web Hosting

  • Con Orpe August 5, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    I breed rabbits as a hobby, and recently set up a website. But I think it could be better.
    Any tips?
    Website is http://www.mini-fstud.piczo.com

  • JDOGG1122 August 13, 2013 at 12:53 am

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  • Jason August 19, 2013 at 12:10 am

    I’m starting a niche natural/eco-friendly ecommerce business and would like to use a green hosting company. I orginally was looking at using Yahoo’s Small Business ecommerce solution simply because it’s easy and everything is right “out of the box” plus it seems like a great way to get started with an ecommerce biz fairly easily. The only problem is their hosting isn’t ecofriendly or “green”. I would love to have a “green” web host since this goes along with my business and plus I don’t want to be wasting energy. So my question is really two fold, 1) CAN I use a green” hosting service while at the same time using Yahoo’s ecommerce solution 2) Which green hosting service is best?

  • Mark August 23, 2013 at 7:16 am

    Thoughts?

    Religion and social status have always been deal breakers in relationships. But for those navigating today’s dating pool, the currents may just have gotten rougher. No longer is it enough to share an interest in piña colada or getting caught in the rain—today’s singles want to know whether potential partners are fit and how often they work out, among other personal details. And then there’s the friction between vegans and vegetarians.

    It might sound counterintuitive; after all, neither group eats meat. But for many vegans—who also eschew animal products like the dairy and eggs eaten by vegetarians—love may not be enough to conquer ideology. “I’m in a relationship with a murderer,” bemoans Carl, one of many vegans who wrote in to the “Vegan Freak” podcast for romantic advice. Carl, who didn’t give his last name, says his girlfriend is a regular vegetarian, and their differences are becoming a major source of tension. In the vegan world that’s not an uncommon dilemma. Bob Torres, one of the show’s hosts, says that dating and relationships are two of the most popular topics on the podcast, which deals with all things vegan.

    Vegans are hardly the only partner-seekers with health concerns. Online dating site Match.com has noted a steady rise in interest in the topic among its 15 million members. In 2004 about 15 percent of its members said they exercised regularly. Among today’s members, about 43 percent say they exercise three to four times each week. That’s more people declaring their devotion to exercise than declaring their religion on the Web site. Food has also become a concern; just under half the site’s members want their partner to have a healthy diet, compared to 12 percent three years ago. And these are issues that relationship counselor Ian Kerner, who works with the site, thinks can cause more serious conflict in relationships than political or philosophical differences. “I think people can get past a lot of intellectual debates, because that’s what makes opposites attract,” he says. But getting past a fitness fanatic/couch potato clash? “I can’t tell you how many times I hear people breaking up over things like this,” says Kerner. “It’s a lot about sharing values, about how they spend their time. It’s both scheduling conflicts and different value systems.”

    Vegans and vegetarians can get caught in worse dating dilemmas. For many vegetarians and almost all vegans, their distaste for meat runs much deeper than their taste buds; it’s an outward expression of their ethical and moral beliefs about animal cruelty and responsible living. Take John Cunningham, who lives in Baltimore. “If I don’t have to contribute to cruelty in society and this world, I would like to abstain from that,” he says. He’s been a vegan since 2001, and he married his long-term girlfriend (a vegetarian) this past summer. He understands the critical role veganism can play in dating and relationships. “If someone is going to make such a large change in the way they eat, the motivation behind that has to be serious,” he says. “That can’t be taken causally when entering into a relationship.”

    Not surprisingly, a number of niche dating sites have popped up to respond to veggie dating demands. Vegan Passions, Veggie Fishing and Planet Earth Singles are all sites that cater to environmentally conscious daters. Planet Earth Singles launched in April (fittingly, on Earth Day) and already boosts 23,000 eco-friendly members, many of whom are among the nation’s 1.4 million vegans or 4.7 million vegetarians. “If somebody is for the environmental movement, they want to support it on all levels, even in their relationships,” says Jill Crosby, the founder of Planet Earth Singles.

    But it still ain’t easy dating green. While these niche sites do boost memberships in the thousands, they’re nowhere near the size of dating goliaths like Match.com or eHarmony, and no site has come along to unify vegans the way JDate has done for Jewish singles. “I know it sounds corny,” says Paul Williams, a 35-year-old vegetarian in Atlantic City, N.J. “But basically I want to date someone with a good heart that can understand why I’ve chosen to be a vegetarian.” Finding a woman to share tofu for two is even tougher when you’re not near large urban centers that have an established vegetarian community and the restaurants and bookstores that often go with it. “It’s very difficult,” says Williams of finding a vegetarian mate. “I go to all the generic Web sites, like MySpace and Plenty of Fish, and I was a paid member of eHarmony for a bit. They rarely matched me up with any vegetarians.”
    Still, fairy-tale vegan romance can be found. Vegan Freak host Bob Torres shares his podcast duties with his wife and co-host, Jenna Torres. The couple met at Penn State and both now teach at St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y. They’ve been married for nine years and vegan for three. They’re not the only ones; Bob and Jenna say they have seen successf
    Ranting, WTF?
    sorry, i meant the last comment to the other guy, not matt, the other guy wrote something about ranting and was like wtf was i ranting about, its an article.

  • Michael C August 30, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    I’m starting a niche natural/eco-friendly ecommerce business and would like to use a green hosting company. I orginally was looking at using Yahoo’s Small Business ecommerce solution simply because it’s easy and everything is right “out of the box” plus it seems like a great way to get started with an ecommerce biz fairly easily. The only problem is their hosting isn’t ecofriendly or “green”. I would love to have a “green” web host since this goes along with my business and plus I don’t want to be wasting energy. So my question is really two fold, 1) CAN I use a green” hosting service while at the same time using Yahoo’s ecommerce solution 2) Which green hosting service is best?

  • whites are not the only racists September 1, 2013 at 8:05 am

    What the hell is this doing in the LGBT section ? Because really here at least you are assured to get SOME response, if only “what is this doing in LGBT”?! 🙂

    Forget about web programming or environment or internet… 0 replies whatsoever.

    So, thoughtful, nice, highly educated fellow LGBT’s… perhaps someone HERE that would happen to have heard of a truly eco-friendly web hosting company ?

    One that is not just using the eco-label as sales argument ?

    Thanks
    & Apologies !!
    While we are at it and following the guidelines… if no eco-friendly one.. perhaps a gay one ?
    Thank you Jordans. I just KNEW that at least someone in LGBT would answer 🙂 Even if you are an affiliate 🙂

  • kamikami September 22, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    I have designed my father a construction wed site, but the provider was awkward. I shut it down, it was small, 300 hits.
    Homestead.com I think. Anyways, the product would likely be marketed for children, to their parents. The company has green tec., but it’s very small.
    Web page provider Goals
    Exceptionally Green
    American
    Well known
    I went with super Green. I’m not happy:)

  • Hannah October 17, 2013 at 9:37 am

    It will be my wife’s blog; her name is Halley and it will be about living green, environmental health issues, baby stuff, kid stuff, eco-friendly products, healthy recipies, book reviews, that kind of thing

  • Xedo October 28, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    I want to start a web hosting company with plans, domains, and all that. Is Account Lab Plus any good? What programs would I need to use to build a fully functional web hosting website like GoDaddy?

    Do I need a license?

  • veemodz October 31, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    I’d love to know how the founders of those popular sites hosted their websites when they first began as start ups? Have they used online web hosting companies to host their sites? If yes any idea which are those? Thanks for your answer.

  • turg143 November 20, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Hi, I want to start the web hosting company. I understand that I need to purchase one server machine (planned to purchase from IBM), web server and database server (will purchase from Microsoft), anti-virus.
    But I also come to know that there are lot of risks involved like hacking, server crashing and so on.
    But i don’t know exactly which are all the risks? Also what will be the approximate cost to start such a website?