Green Website Hosting for A Better Planet
You may be surprised to learn that our everyday, online activities of browsing, streaming and downloading contribute to a beast that produces an enormous and ever-growing amount of carbon. Even the simple act of attaching a photo to an email can have a significant impact on the amount of CO2 generated in the process.
It’s easy to forget the real-world mechanics that go into keeping the internet running. A website is housed on a server in a datacentre - a building packed top to bottom with servers which power the web pages, videos, online applications and downloadable files that make the modern online experience possible.
All these servers require electricity to keep them powered up, and then almost as much again to keep them cool. To generate much of that electricity, fossil fuels like coal and gas are usually being burned.
By default, our websites are part of this digital problem.
And, in an era where more and more of what we do is shifting online, people are not only aware of their carbon footprint; they are looking for reassurance that others care, too.
This includes organisations like yours.
How we can help
Wouldn’t it be good to know that your website’s hosting is environmentally sound?
We now offer bona fide green hosting services, which is achieved by ensuring that:
- The various datacentres we use and their associated activities are powered by 100% certified, green-sourced energy.
- All work is carried out in energy efficient buildings.
- Green policies are implemented throughout the supply-chain.
- Schemes such as tree-planting and carbon offsetting are pursued.
As ever, actions speak louder than words, so we wanted to lead by example.
We, and a number of our existing clients have already moved our websites over to green hosting.
AND we can do the same for you.
In the process, we can help you to share news of this ‘invisible’ change with your own customers or network of users, letting them know that you’ve thought about this and that you care enough to have acted on it.
We do this by providing a certification badge for your website, generating a good news story, so you get to shout about it… and earn a few brownie points in the process!
We offer a range of different hosting packages, depending on the needs of your website and your organisation, so why not get in touch with us to find out more?