Green web hosting is inspired by the resolve to create and maintain an eco-friendly environment which is crucial not only for humans to live a healthy life but also for the other species abiding on the planet. Green hosting emphasizes the use of green energy, i.e. energy derived from sources other than petrochemical products such as petrol, diesel, kerosene oil and the like. These alternative sources may include solar power, wind energy, the use of biofuels etc. There are some green hosting companies that go even further by adopting an aggressive policy on reducing waste, for example by going paperless, i.e. maintaining all their records on electronic media instead of paper, sending bills to customers via email instead of by post etc.

As you know, a web hosting company is able to present your site to web surfers by storing your website's data on servers housed in their data centers, which are connected to the internet backbone around the clock via multi-gigabit links. These servers, like any other appliance require electricity to run. Some hosting companies determined to preserving a clean and healthy environment use wind energy to power their data centers, which is also referred to as renewable energy. However, given the high cost of operating a wind farm, most other hosting providers instead buy renewable energy certificates (RECs) from power producing companies that use a wind farm.

By using green energy to run their data centers, web hosting companies can help reduce the carbon footprint (carbon emissions into the environment) drastically. This fosters and nurtures a healthier environment which reduces the risk of diseases thereby increasing the standard of life as well as average life expectancy. What this means to you as a customer is that you can also contribute towards creating and sustaining an eco-friendly environment by purchasing hosting from a green hosting company.

Finally, what remains to be explored is the cost of going with a green hosting company, i.e. does it cost more or less? The answer is that the use of green energy can in no way increase the cost of operating a web hosting business, so there is no additional burden on you, the end-user. On the contrary, many green hosts are in fact offering their hosting services for much less as compared to those that are not green. For example, WebHostingPad sells for only $1.99/month, iPage is available for only $4.5/month, FatCow sells for only $4.67/month, and the list goes on and on. So the bottomline is that you have nothing to lose. On the other hand, you can contribute to a greener environment immensely by hosting a new website with a green host or by moving your existing site to a green hosting company. The following web hosting companies use green energy to fulfil their energy needs.

 

Ranking Updated: Feb 10, 2017

1
Green web hosting company offering 100 GB Disk Space, 1000 GB Data Transfer, POP3 Email Accounts, 2 MySQL Databases, Choice of Data Centers, FREE Domain, Ecommerce, No Downtime Website Transfers, 6 Parked Domains, FREE Setup & 90 Days money back - $4.95/month!
InMotion Green Hosting Company
2
iPage Host Unlimited Domains in 1 account
Green web hosting company offering Unlimited Disk Space, Unlimited Transfer, Unlimited Email Accounts, Unlimited MySQL databases, Shopping Carts, PayPal Integration, $75 Google + $25 Yahoo!/Bing + $50 Facebook Search Credits, 24/7 Support, FREE Setup & Anytime money back - $4.5/month!
iPage Green Hosting Company
3
HostGator Host Unlimited Domains in 1 account - (no lengthy contracts)
Green web hosting company offering Unlimited Disk Space, Unlimited Data Transfer, Unlimited POP3 Email Accounts, Unlimited MySQL databases, Shopping Carts, $100 Google Adwords Credit, Instant Backups, Fantastico, Soholaunch, 24/7 Support, FREE Setup & 45 Days money back - $9.95/month!
HostGator Green Hosting Company
4
FatCow Host Unlimited Domains in 1 account
Green web hosting company offering Unlimited Space, Unlimited Bandwidth, Unlimited Email Accounts, Unlimited MySQL databases, FREE Domain, Ecommerce, $100 Search Engine Ad Credits, $50 Social Networking Ad Credits, 24/7 Support, FREE Setup & 30 Days money back - $4.83/month!
FatCow Green Hosting Company
5
1and1 UK Host Unlimited Domains
Green web hosting company offering Unlimited Space, Unlimited Bandwidth, 5000 2GB POP3/IMAP Email Accounts, 100 MySQL Databases, FREE co.uk Domain, £25 Facebook + £30 Bing Search Credits, Mobile Website Editing Software, FREE Setup & 60 Days money back - £6.99/month!
1and1 UK Green Hosting Company
6
Green web hosting company offering 5 GB Disk Space, 30 GB Data Transfer, 1000 POP3 & IMAP Email Accounts, Online File Manager, 24/7 Support, FREE Setup & 30 Days money back - £2.49/month + VAT!
Heart Internet UK Green Hosting Company
7
IPOWER Host Unlimited Domains in 1 account - (no lengthy contracts)
Green web hosting company offering Unlimited Disk Space, Unlimited Data Transfer, Unlimited POP3 Email Accounts, 25 MySQL databases, FREE Domain, Ecommerce, CGI, PHP, Perl, Frontpage, 24/7 Support, FREE Setup & 30 Days money back - $7.95/month!
IPOWER Green Hosting Company
8
JustHost Host Unlimited Domains in 1 account - (no lengthy contracts)
Green web hosting company offering Unlimited Space, Unlimited Bandwidth, Unlimited Email Accounts, Unlimited MySQL databases, FREE Domain, Shopping Carts, $50 Google / MySpace / Facebook + $25 Yahoo/Miva + $20 BidVertiser Credits, 24/7 Support, FREE Setup & Anytime money back - $4.45/month
JustHost Green Hosting Company
9
Green web host offering 100 GB Space, Unlimited Bandwidth, Unlimited Standard + 10 Advanced Email Accounts, 5 MySQL Databases, FREE .uk Domain, FREE FTP software, £50 Google + £25 BidVertiser + £30 Mirago Credits, 24/7 Support, FREE Setup & 30 Days money back - £4.99/month + VAT!
FastHosts UK Green Hosting Company
10
Green web hosting company offering 350 GB Disk Space, 3500 GB Data Transfer, 500 POP3 Email Accounts, 50 MySQL databases, PERL, PHP, Frontpage, Microsoft Access, 24/7 Support, FREE Setup & 30 Days money back - $7.96/month!
EasyCGI Green Hosting Company
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