Top 10 Green Web Hosting Sites!

Top 10 Green Web Hosting Sites!

How Green is Your Web?
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Top 10 Green Web Hosting Sites!
Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 9:56am


How Green is Your Web?

What with all the electricity used to run computers and servers, and just the basic offices. Web hosting outfits use an enormous amount of energy; with the Internet doubling every 4-5 years, it currently takes between 3-5 % of the world’s electricity to support the ‘net. The more of that power that’s conserved and green - renewables, small hydro, biofuels, etc., the better we all are.

“Green” web hosting sites are popping up like mushrooms on a spring lawn, using green power, carbon offsets, efficiency and other strategies to reduce or eliminate their footprint on the planet.

So our friends at Web Hosting Geeks put together a list of the Top 10 “ecofriendly” webhosts. Two of them were no longer operating, so we went out and found a couple of likely replacements. Here they are, and why we think they belong on the list:

  1. iPage: iPage is 100% wind powered, has put efficiency practices into place equivalent to taking 510 cars off the road. 97% positive host rating

  2. GreenGeeks purchases 3 times the amount of wind energy credits for every kilowatt that they consume. They also recycle rigorously print only essential documents, run efficient lighting and other systems and encourage telecommuting. 96% positive host rating

  3. FatCow is powered 100% by wind energy purchased for Greenopolis Partner Community Energy. 96% positive host rating

  4. SuperGreen uses servers that produce 20% less CO@ and offset the rest through tree planting projects. Offers green add-ons allowing customers to purchase additional offsets and green power. 94% positive host rating

  5. HostGator powered by 130% wind energy - buying 30% more wind power than they use. 91% positive host rating

  6. HostPapa Buys 100% Certified Green energy. 90% positive host rating

  7. ThinkHost is 100% solar and wind powered and carbon neutral. 87% positive host rating

  8. DreamHost Employs energy efficiency, offsets all carbon, and buys renewable energy credits. 85% positive host rating

  9. Sustainable Websites is located in a green data center and buys 100% wind power. Green America approved.

  10. Aiso servers use 60% less energy and generate 50% less heat. 100% solar powered systems. Green America approved.

So there you have it - web hosting that tries to preserve the web of life - the original ‘net. And that one is definitely worth surfing. is dedicated to our users. We focus our attention on changing the world through recycling, waste-to-energy and conservation. We reward our users for their sustainable behaviors on our website, through our Greenopolis Tracking Stations and with curbside recycling programs.