Do you know powering an website produces 4,500 pounds of CO2 per year, which is equal to driving a car for about 10000 miles? This information was revealed by Jack Amend, founder of Web Natural Project.
Did you ever considered a web hosting to be eco friendly? Generally we consider the server speed, uptime, support, brand and popularity while choosing a web hosting. But this idea of environment concern never came to our mind! You will be wondering how hosting company can do harm to environment? Generally all the hosting companies use different data centers which consume huge amount of power.
According to Forbes, U.S. data centers use more than 90 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity a year, requiring roughly 34 giant (500-megawatt) coal-powered plants. Global data centers used roughly 416 terawatts of electricity. It is estimated, by 2025 data centers will consume 20% of earth’s electricity power! More electricity production through coal mines, and massive servers and computers in the data centers will lead to heat, which lead to the increase of CO2 in the atmosphere.
So there is an urgent need to choose your web hosting wisely. Bitcatcha, a leading web hosting performance checker website recommend GreenGeeks because of its 300% green feature or environmental concern and robust features. GreenGeeks is in the market from 10+ years with a very good reputation.
|US (W)||US (E)||London||Singapore||Sao Paulo|
|56 ms||2 ms||202 ms||248 ms||274 ms|
|503 ms||227 ms||149 ms||13 ms||108 ms|
Average Speed: 178.2 ms – See full result
At a worldwide average of 178 ms, they are ranked A+, faster than Google’s recommended response time