iPage Hosting

Web Hosting Article


What in the World is Green Web Hosting?

Submitted By: Paul Julian | Category: Choosing a Host | Total Views: 3896 | Word Count: 396

Published on June 17, 2010, read more web hosting articles here.


We hear the word "green" a lot these days. What used to be just a color in a box of crayons has become a universally-used term for everything that's done to save our planet. Now that scientists have begun to realize just how much destruction of our natural resources takes place just by the way we live, they've sounded the alarm for everyone to pitch in and do their part. You may be bicycling to work, taking your own cloth shopping bags to the store, or recycling, but have you ever considered green web hosting? Maybe a better question is "Have you ever heard of green web hosting?", because a lot of people don't even know it exists.

So, what is green web hosting? What makes it different from the web hosting we've had for years? The answer lies in the type of power the company uses to run their servers. Most of them operate on wind power with a few also using solar power. In addition, many green hosting companies advertise that they operate on 130% windpower or 300%. When you first hear that, it seems to make no sense. After all, how can anything be more than 100%. In practice, though, it's a wonderful idea. These companies are producing enough green energy to not only run their operations, but they're creating extra for public use. They are actually giving back to the environment instead of taking away from it.

Another thing that many green web hosts advertise is that they have less carbon emissions. You may never have realized that web servers emit carbon, but they do. In fact, each server emits as much carbon as an SUV that only gets 15 mpg. Each server that is converted to green operation is the equivalent of annually removing 444 cars from the roads, powering 321 homes with clean energy, saving 5,654 barrels of oil, or protecting 551 acres of forest land. As you can see, green web hosting companies can have a major impact on our environment.

It only makes sense for those who are seeking websites to patronize companies that have green servers. Not only can we do our little part in cleaning up our environment and saving our resources by switching to one of these hosts, but by so doing we can put pressure on other web hosts to convert their servers to something more efficient.

About the Author
To learn more about green web hosting please visit CarbonNeutralWebHosting.net.

Articles You May Be Interested In

What is SaaS?
SaaS, or Software as a Service, is a computing distribution model where businesses rent online software instead of purchasing and installing it on their own computers.

What Are the Key Benefits of Windows Hosting Services?
Windows Hosting has increasingly getting the attentions from web users especially among the new generations of developers. Windows Hosting services had rapidly gained its popularity and monopolizing more than 50% of the web Hosting.

Hosting Matters When It Comes To Interactive Marketing
Selecting a proper web hosting company is a serious task that can have significant impacts on your eMarketing initiatives. Conduct an intelligent market research and ensure your host supplements your online marketing initiatives rather than making

Increase Your Web Design Business Revenue & Customer Loyalty Reselling Hosting
By adding hosting as a service to your web design business you can lock in web design customer retention on site maintenance and updates as well as get more revenue

Share Applications and Data with Remote Desktop
In the dynamic whirlwind of a growing organization, the art of delivering the latest and greatest applications to meet business needs can be a time consuming and expensive task.

eHostInfo Sponsors



Lunarpages Internet Solutions

iPage Hosting



Disclosure

We are a professional review site that receives compensation from the companies whose products we review. We tested and reviewed the web hosting sites ranked here. We are independently owned and the opinions expressed here are our own.