What Is Green Web Hosting?

Not sure what Green Web Hosting means?

So have you heard about Green Web Hosting but aren’t quite sure what it actually means? We explain what green web hosting is simply for you in this article.

Green Web Hosting Web Server

We realise that not everybody is as tech-savvy as we are. So in the case that you don’t know exactly what green web hosting is, we can explain it for you in an easy to understand way.

First of all though we should probably explain what web hosting is, we have had a number of people ask us what it is over the years.

So what does Web Hosting mean?

To have a website on the Internet firstly you need a registered domain name. Once you have your own domain name registered you then need a web hosting plan to get your website setup on.

You can think of web hosting as being just like real estate on the Internet, basically you are buying your own space where the files for your website will reside.

Networked Web Server

This space is a folder on a web server that is associated with your domain name. A web server is a very powerful computer designed specifically to serve/deliver web pages to web surfers.

So whenever someone goes to view your website, a request is sent from their web browser of choice to the web server your website is hosted on. The web server then sends them a copy of the web page and any images and scripts is needs to display properly, then the web browser displays the web page.

What is Green Web Hosting?

Green Web Hosting is basically web hosting that uses renewable energy sources to either power the web servers, or to offset the energy used by the web servers.

Actually powering web servers with renewable energy isn’t as viable or anywhere near as reliable as running them off the normal power grid, hence we choose to use wind power energy credits to offset the servers power consumption by 300%.

Wind power windmills

So in other words we replace with wind power 3 times the amount of total energy the servers use. Therefore our clients can say their website are hosted 300% green.

What do you need to get Green Hosting setup?

If you don’t have an existing website already all you need is a domain name registered, then you can get your domain setup on a green web hosting plan.

If you already have a website hosted elsewhere you can switch it to being green hosted on one of our eco-friendly hosting plans.

We can transfer your website files from your existing web host with ease. We can also move WordPress websites for you so you don’t have to worry about the technical side of things.

We can also design and develop websites for you if you don’t already have one setup.

Why you need Green Hosting for your website

By getting your website green hosted you can help us to save the planet, one website at a time.

We can help you make your business or personal website 300% green, so we are helping you to lower your carbon footprint.

Green Energy Web Hosting
There is no denying that climate change is a reality despite the very vocal sceptics. There is no better time than now to start supporting technology solutions that are based on renewable energy sources.

Once you are setup on one of our web hosting plans, you can then say your website is 300% green hosted.


What makes our Green Hosting plans so special?

We are an Australian based and owned business, and we don’t outsource our support. You can always call us up directly or submit a support ticket if you do have any issues.

Our hosting plans all come with full cPanel access so you can administer your own website and have total control over it.

We offer five different billing cycles you can choose from: Monthly, Quarterly, Semi-Annual, Annual or Two Years. You save 2% off the price if you choose the Annual plan or 5% if you choose Two Yearly.

We are Byron Bay’s only truly green web host. Our hosting plans are 300% green, we also have offset all of our carbon useage with Carbon Neutral. Byron Bay Web hosting does not use any paper at all, everything we do is done digitally via email including all of our invoicing.

Our Green Hosting plan features

  • cPanel┬« access
  • Choice of 5 billing cycles
  • Instant setup
  • Local Australian based support team
  • POP3 Secure E-mail
  • FTP Accounts
  • Subdomains
  • MySQL Databases
  • Webmail Access
  • Custom Cronjobs
  • Wind energy credit 300% offset

Conclusion

Hopefully you now understand what green web hosting is. If you do have any questions please feel free to ask us in the comments section at the bottom of this post, we’d be more than happy to help.

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About Simon Dunn

Simon Dunn is the owner and lead Web Developer at Byron Bay Web Hosting. He also specialises in online marketing solutions.

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