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Paul Mackay's picture
Joined: 7 Jan 2010

Does anyone have recommendations of good eco hosting companies for websites? 

I'm considering Eco Web Hosting ( mostly because they have a good reseller package that would allow multiple sites to be supported (a specific issue that would not affect someone just hosting one site), but I dont have much experience of site hosting and realise there are a range of factors that could affect the choice.



Ed Mitchell's picture
Joined: 15 Dec 2009

Good find Paul,

I've been keeping bookmarks of web hosts we've seen around and about - I remember Steve Atkins talking about hostpapa, and one of the techs recently talking about ecobytes.

It's a bit of a balancing act, as all energy is drawn from the main grid, so hosts who say they're only 'green energy' aren't quite that (but they are paying their money to a green energy supplier). It's also important to consider the hardware they are using (new = more use of materials, but more efficient - old = less user of materials, but less efficient), and other things. And you may be interested in their business model.

For the Transition Network site, on top of this and of critical importance to us is the relationship with the web host as we have specific needs and require known humans to speak to, who will also agree to participate in some technical discussions, but that won't be for most TIs. Our editors were also very keen on having all our data in The UK...

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Tait Pollack's picture

Hi! We are offering a tree planting service from our hosting, plus 25% of your sign up fee goes to charity. Check out :-) any questions, drop me a mail! 

Chris Croome's picture
Joined: 15 Dec 2009

Ed wrote:

"It's a bit of a balancing act, as all energy is drawn from the main grid, so hosts who say they're only 'green energy' aren't quite that (but they are paying their money to a green energy supplier)."

True. But some places have a grid that only has renewable electricity, Iceland for example -- all the electricity is generated via geothermal and hydro.

And this is one of the key reasons why my work has started offering web hosting and virtual servers that are based in Iceland, see Ecological and Dissident Hosting at


Jenny Robbins's picture
Joined: 23 Nov 2011

 Hi there all,

I would be interested in anything anyone sets up.

Jenny :)

frankclay's picture
Joined: 11 Jan 2012

To me, ethical hosting is any hosting platform that offers to save energy and resources. There are several vps out there that are virtual, meaning they are in the cloud and accessible from anywhere. What does this mean? Less waste. Less energy usage. Less pollution. One day, I think our phones will all be vps servers! 

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Joined: 11 May 2011
valiant's picture
Joined: 1 Oct 2013

web hosting provider provides a comprehensive hosting solution to accommodate the requirements of the sites and systems we develop.

Jeff Mowatt's picture
Joined: 25 Nov 2010

Green Geeks is one that I'm trying to migrate to.

midi's picture
Joined: 3 Oct 2013

I'll recommend Dedicated Server Hostingthrough MidiTech from Canada, due to they have ultimate firewall protection, public IP address as per customer needs. Shared, Reseller hosting customized plan at affordable prices with Data center in USA, Canada & India.



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Joined: 15 Nov 2013

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Joined: 25 Nov 2013

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Joined: 15 Dec 2013


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Joined: 15 Dec 2013

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palakagarwal's picture
Joined: 9 Jan 2014

I would like to suggest you to go with Host Right Now Technologies. I have taken dedicated sever hosting services from them and i am happy from whatever response i am getting from them.

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Joined: 17 Feb 2014

I have been using eco hosting for a while and just love them. They have been very reliable for so long. I have had no issues at all with them. personal injury lawyer Toronto I would recommend them to all.

Joined: 4 Jun 2014

These are all really great ones!