Monthly Archives: August 2012

Cool Green Gadget: Raspberry Pi Computer

We’re always looking to introduce our users to cool gadgets that are also green. We recently came across the Raspberry Pi Computer project. It is a fully functioning computer that starts at only $25.While the specs are very modest, roughly equidistant to a 300MHz Pentium 2, the device is capable of outputting full 1080P blu-ray quality video which makes it great for a home theatre.

The device runs off a very low voltage micro USB power supply, or 4 of those cool USBCell AA batteries we featured earlier, making it incredibly energy efficient. The Raspberry Pi Foundation was formed with the goal of teaching kids around the world how to program with affordable computers. They are a non-profit organization, and each purchase helps them continue to grow. The credit card sized device runs Debian Linux, so this computer is definitely for our true geek clients out there.

Have you used this device before? Let us know what you think in the comment section.

You can learn more about the project at http://www.raspberrypi.org/faqs

 

Help us help Amanda – GreenGeeks Superfan!

If you’re a GreenGeeks customer or a regular reader of our blog, you know how passionate we are about environmentally conscious web hosting. But what you may not have known is that our affiliates tend to be just as passionate about it – and today’s post is about one of those folks and her mission to get all of her customers to switch away from polluting web hosts and make their dreams a reality online!

Meet Amanda Aitken (that’s her in the orange tank top). She’s the Founder and CEO of The Girl’s Guide to Web Design, the online course that teaches creative women to design and code their own totally unique, stunning WordPress-based blogs and sites, and she’s been a recommending WordPress Hosting as a GreenGeeks affiliate for a few years now. She lives in beautiful, European-inspired Montreal, Canada (but she hopes to make it down to visit us in California soon).

Today, Amanda needs your help – because she’s in the running to win something that could change EVERYTHING for her and her business: the title of “Thriving Female Entrepreneur of 2012”. The contest is being run by entrepreneurial guru Ali Brown, one of the biggest role models out there for women who are doing business on the web.

If she wins, Amanda will have the chance to show many, many more people that when it comes to web hosting, there ARE environmentally friendly options – and she’ll be mentoring thousands of people as they unleash their creativity through the blogs and sites they’ve always wanted to start, all based on a solid, green foundation.

To help her with her mission, all it takes is a couple of clicks and a Facebook account! Just click here and follow the instructions to vote for Amanda Aitken and girlsguidetowebdesign.com. Today is the LAST DAY to vote in the contest, and Amanda needs more votes to move up from third place to first!

Good luck, Amanda! We’re rooting for you! Go here to vote for Amanda now!

Let us Build a Website for you.

We’re always looking for ways to make our customers lives easier. We were one of the first hosting companies to offer free site migration for customers who transferred to us from other providers and it was received with much appreciation from our customers. It’s a no hands approach to getting set up with us. For our new customers, we’ve always offered easy to use free website builders to build great websites but is a more hands on approach. So we got to thinking how we could make it easy for our new customers to sign up and get something valuable up and running so they can go back to doing business…

Introducing the Starter Site feature.

Here’s what we’ll do for customers when they opt to use the Starter Site feature:

  • We’ll build a 1-page website that includes basic information such as their logo, hours of operation, contact information, map and description of their services.
  • We’ll manually create up to 5 e-mail addresses for them and provide assistance to setup their favorite e-mail clients.
  • We’ll register a free domain name for them
  • We’ll manually submit their website to Google, Yahoo and Bing.
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