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GreenGeeks Offers Carbon Footprint Conscious Web Hosting

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GreenGeeks is an eco-friendly web hosting company committed to reducing their carbon footprint as much as possible while giving great service and features.

?As one of the few web hosting companies doing its part to lessen the impact they have on the environment, GreenGeeks offsets its carbon footprint by 300%.  While still utilizing non-green energy to power its servers, data centers and facilities, the web hosting company gives back by purchases three times its consumption in wind energy credits.  In 2009, GreenGeeks joined the US EPA Green Power Partner program.

Taking eco-friendly a bit further

Aside from carbon credit offsetting, GreenGeeks has configured their servers to run much more efficiently which in turn uses less energy.  The company does all that it can to reduce their office carbon footprint by using recycled paper as often as possible, with the utilization of auto lighting control systems and by ensuring all office equipment not being used are shut down.

Employees take turns bringing in home cooked meals to share.  This reduces the number of personal trips out to lunch or dinner and the number of "take-out" orders - less plastic and styrofoam usage is one end result, keeping employees in-office for support is another.

GreenGeeks is also a big supporter of telecommuting to work.  By employing some personnel to work as remote support, the web hosting company helps reduce carbon emissions produced by vehicle usage.

Features galore

For just $6.95 a month (if paid out in full for 2 years - otherwise $7.95/month if paid out one year in advance), web hosting clients at GreenGeeks are given a huge array of features and add-ons.  Each customer receives unlimited amounts of disk space, bandwidth, domains allowed on one account, e-mail accounts and MySQL databases.  Accounts are all preset with PHP, Ruby on Rails, CGI and Perl so any and all scripting needs are met.  There are no setup fees and GreenGeeks backs up their plan with a 30 day money back guarantee.

If coming from another web hosting company, GreenGeeks offers a free site migration.  The company will communicate during the entire process, migrate all files, database and e-mails and even assist with nameserver changes.  The entire process takes no more than 48 hours and this is all completely free of charge.

Some of the bonus features offered by GreenGeeks include PHP Nuke, Mambo, Joomla, PHPBB and many more.  The company includes an SSL secure server access and a choice of three different shopping cart programs.  The web hosting company also submits web sites to major search engines for free and gives its customers free marketing credits.

Support

The Help Center at GreenGeeks offers quite a few options when one needs assistance.  A fully searchable knowledge base and FAQ section are perfect for those who like to help themselves.  If there is a need for more personalized support, clients can choose from a live chat support (offered 24x7x365), e-mail support (also 24x7x365) or a toll-free number that is manned from 9 am to Midnight (EST) Monday through Friday, 9 am to 8 pm (EST) on Saturdays and Sundays.  GreenGeeks is very committed to customer satisfaction and will go above and beyond normal support measures to ensure their customers' happiness.

Overall

GreenGeeks not only strives to be an extremely eco-friendly web hosting company but also goes beyond the standards for hosting when it comes to features and support.  A fantastic web hosting company definitely worth checking out.

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Comments (2)

I like the 'bring in lunch to share' thing. At the food-manufacturing facility I worked at in New York state a few days before Christmas, a few of us (volunteering to do so) would bring-in home-cooked entree. I usually brought in stuffed ricotta shells. Anyway, it was kewl that ALL of what was brought in was eaten, and for WEEKS after that we'd reminisce about how good so-and-so's chili was, or so-and-so's au-gratin potatoes, etc. I suppose that it tightened us socially as a workforce too, -it got people talking about things non-work and that seemed to improve the workload. I sort of miss that. (and I still make a rockin'-awesome ricotta-stuffed cheesy pasta shells meal!)

Isn't it nice to see a web hosting company at least do all they can to reduce their overall carbon footprint? This one doesn't actually use green energy but is striving to minimize their emissions as much as possible. Thanks for the read on this!

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