Category Archives: Green Hosting

GreenGeeks & Bonneville Environmental Foundation

Bonneville Environmental Foundation

As you know, GreenGeeks offers 300% Green Energy web hosting. So what does that really mean? It means that for every kilowatt that we draw from the power grid, we replace back 3 times in the form of wind energy. So not only are we offsetting what we’re using but we’re actually putting back MORE clean wind energy into the power system. This includes all of our infrastructure and work stations for our telecommuting staff.

We’ve been investing in renewable energy since opening our doors by partnering with the Bonneville Environmental Foundation. In the past 13 years, the BEF has been working hard to put renewable energy investments such as those we and other partners purchase. I wanted to share with you some of what the BEF has done:

  • Generated more than 5.1 million megawatt hours of clean, renewable energy through the purchase of Renewable Energy Certificates. That’s the equivalent of powering over 404,000 homes with clean, renewable electricity.
  • Kept more than 1.9 million metric tons of harmful carbon dioxide from the atmosphere through the purchase of Carbon Offsets. That’s the equivalent of taking more than 405,000 cars off the road for one year.
  • Kept a combined total of more than 4.7 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent from the atmosphere through out partners’ combined purchases of Renewable Energy Certificates and Carbon Offsets. That’s the equivalent of taking more than 991,000 cars off the road for one year.
  • Restored over 7.6 billion gallons of water to critically de-watered rivers and streams through out partners’ purchases of Water Restoration Certificates. That’s the same volume of water that would fill 11,543 Olympic sized swimming pools.
  • Reached over 400,000 students with hands-on renewable energy education through out Solar 4R Schools program. That includes students from more than 200 schools in 20 states across the nation.
  • Have been a driving force in revitalizing 14 watershed ecosystems in 6 western states through our Model Watershed program.

… and this is only the beginning. Remember when you purchase web hosting with GreenGeeks, you’re automatically making a difference by making a deciding to host green. If we’re not your choice, then make sure the host is green.

Go Green :)

TJ, GreenGeeks

GreenGeeks Video Review iPad Winners Announced!

About a month ago we announced an GreenGeeks Video Review contest where we were giving away 3 iPad’s. It’s one thing to see e-mails written in to tell us how great we are, but it’s another when you actually see and hear it from customers. We had a lot of fun with this and I’m sure our customers did too!

Today we drew at random the winners of the contest, here they are:

Krista from VELDarchitect

 

Allan from Image Building Media


 

Sam from Chunky Frog Design

 

You can see all of the video reviews on our YouTube Channel.

Increased Performance & Reliability

What a summer! Upgrades galore!

One of the unique things about GreenGeeks web hosting is that we’re always looking for ways to provide our customers with the best possible hosting experience. This is what sets us apart from the competition. I’ve worked at other hosting providers where there were no advancements. It was boring and it really affected the customers’ chance of succeeding online. Not at GreenGeeks though, we’re always hungry for more. We’re always testing new hardware, new software, new security tools, etc. Anything that would benefit our customers.

While we’re always making advancements, this summer was particularly a busy one. We’ve enabled Dual PHP support, Google Apps integration, One-Click SSL activation’s and more.

The most notable upgrade was our hardware upgrades. We have upgraded all of our customers to the latest Intel Xeon processors, increased physical RAM on the servers and upgraded our storage array’s. What this means is increased performance and reliability for your websites and best of all, at no additional cost to you.

Have you noticed a difference in performance? Comment below!