5 ways we’re greener than other web hosting services

If you care about the environment and your impact upon it, you will want to choose the greenest options available, even for a service such as web hosting. Did you know, for example, that the average hosting server produces up to 15 tonnes of CO²?

Believe it or not, web hosting can be green – in fact, any service or business can be. It’s all about the ethos and the principles of the company, like the commitment to sustainability at Eco Green Hosting.

If you’re looking for a more environmentally-friendly web hosting service, here are 5 compelling reasons why Eco Green Hosting is head and shoulders above the rest:

  1. We recycle. There are two main recycling initiatives in place at our South West hosting headquarters. The first is our paperless policy, which applies to everything from customer communication to billing. The second is the recycling of all equipment, which we do in strict accordance to WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) rules.
  2. We offset our carbon emissions. It’s important to carefully monitor carbon emissions, particularly working within a sector like the IT and technology industry. At Eco Green Hosting, we offset every gram of CO² produced by planting trees in Ransom Wood Business Park – this is how we can offer a carbon neutral service.
  3. We keep our equipment cool. Unlike other web hosting companies in the South West, we are able to keep our equipment up to 40% cooler thanks to technology which separates hot and cold air flows. This reduces the carbon footprint of our services.
  4. We manage power carefully. So many web hosting companies are lax when it comes to idling equipment, which of course uses power. At Eco Green Hosting, we carefully manage power systems so that idling equipment does not unnecessarily consume power.
  5. We use the most efficient equipment. Server equipment is becoming greener and greener, and we make sure we’re on top of the latest eco-friendly innovations. We use Dell Super servers, which are known to produce up to 30% less CO² than other servers.

Try our services for yourself. Eco Green Hosting