It takes a lot of energy to power and maintain servers for a web host. Therefore one of the most important things you as a blogger or webmaster can do is to choose a green web host.
With green web hosts I mean hosting companies that power their servers with renewable energy such as wind and solar power. Some of these green web hosts generate their own energy via renewable energy sources. Other web hosts offers carbon offsetting, discounts to non profits, letting their employees telecommute, etc.
Please check out our Green Web Host page for a more up-to-date list on Green Web Hosting Alternatives.
- WebCtel - Solar powered hosting
- SolarWebWorks - Solar powered hosting
- EcoSky - Both wind and solar powered hosting
- The Green Web Host - Mostly wind but other energy sources too
- Locomotive Media - Wind powered hosting
- Elfon - Wind powered hosting
- SustainableMarketing - Wind powered hosting
- Aiso - Solar powered hosting
- Dreamhost - Insure that the power they use is generated in an ecofriendly manner. This is typically wind or solar, but it could also be biogas or geothermal.
- Acorn Host - Sustainable growth, Non-profit discounts and purchases Green Certificates. Green-blog.org uses Acorn host and we are so far very happy with the service.
- Green WebHost - Solar powered, paperless and will also plant a tree on your behalf.
- Athenaeum - Solar powered hosting
- Ilisys - Solar and wind powered hosting. Will also plant a tree on your behalf.
So which host should you choose then? Which is the best? I am sorry but I canâ€™t tell you which host is the best because I havenâ€™t tested all of them. You should always do a background check on any host you are interested in. See if they got some testimonials from customers. But any of these web hosts are better than your current one that isnâ€™t doing anything at all to prevent global warming.