Green Website Hosting
Simple changes with big results
Green Hosting Alternative
The internet has been proven to be an environmental issue that needs alternative solutions to help reduce our carbon footprint. That is why we have committed to providing our clients with greener alternatives when it comes to hosting their websites.
Probably the most impactful part of your low-carbon journey is switching to a green hosting option that runs on clean energy. However, operating on renewables is only one thing to consider when choosing the right green host.
Read further to see the full story and how we can help you with your choice and transition.
Green hosting, green data centre, green server, can all sound very confusing. Here's how to make sense of it and understand what matters.
Web hosts make files that comprise a website (code, images, etc.) available for viewing online. They would store your files on servers in data centres.
There will be countless other server computers in a data centre, ticking away 24/7 for decades to come.
When choosing a green hosting option, the physical data centre with its servers and the host company itself equally need to be considered. After all, they all use energy!
Not surprisingly, data centres require an incredible amount of electricity, not only to keep those servers going but also to keep them from overheating. They may run on renewables, however, not all renewable claims are credible; on top of that, not all renewables are created equal! It is also important to understand how energy-efficient data centres operate.
In the meantime, hosts could offer services that can reduce the energy needed to operate your website. These services could, however, do just the opposite and result in increased energy use if they are not appropriate for your website and customer base.
Despite all the confusing information, there are tremendous hosts and data centres that seriously mean well. Nivo is here to help you through this muddly bit and make the right decisions for you!
Did I Say Simple Change?
Well, it is simple enough, but certainly not as simple as pressing one button on that screen. Transferring data from host to host and server to server needs careful planning and handling - our experienced team is happy to manage the swap for you.
Ready To Make A Change?
If you would like to swap to our green hosting option, let us know below and add a note of your current hosting provider.