Green hosting – The eco friendly hosting
Green Hosting well known as eco-friendly hosting is internet hosting that involves green technologies to reduce environmental impact.
Green hosting includes a lot things like Carbon offsettings , powering a data center directly with renewable energy, plants and grass around and over data centers also and activities like the use of energy saving appliances.
Green hosting uses green marketing that focuses on green consumers and their concern about the environment.
What actually green hosting is ?
It sounds good that you are using internet and eco friendly internet. Green web hosts are those web hosting providers that have plan to save energy as much as possible and also they can generate energy from renewable sources. The large amount of energy used by data center to keep your website up is usually produced from carbon emitting generators.
Computers and other such things are having lot of toxic substances used in them. Green web hosts make sure that damaged and old computer equipment are disposed properly in a way that won’t affect our environment.
History of green hosting
Green Hosting was one of the first and is still it is one of a few truly green web hosting providers in theUK. Set up in 2006 our original 100% wind powered hosting was based in the U.S.
How does it works
The green hosting organization reduces their environmental impact by several ways:
1) By using low voltage computer equipments.
2) Improving airflow through servers which would allow operators to use higher cooling temperatures
3) Upgrading Computer Room Air Conditioners and other HVAC components with more efficient units
4) Isolating cold air from hot air produced by the servers to improve loading and efficiency of the HVAC equipment.
Why we need green hosting
It takes a larger amount of energy to keep the internet running and maximum energy used in this is generated by dirty fossil fuels. Such does’nt happens in the case of Green Hosting. The idea behind the green hosting is that the Websites powered with Green Hosting will run fully on renewable electricity.
Web hosts are one of the biggest energy consumers among the technical world and if they can be green nothing can be better than that. By choosing a green web host as our hosting provider, we could be doing our bit towards saving our nature and preserving it for future generations.