Environmental friendliness: picking hosting ethically

If you care about the environmental protection, finding a hosting plan that’s eco-friendly can be a great decision to make your work more enjoyable and rewarding.

There’s been a lot of talk about going green among the providers but as of now there’s not that many businesses who actually do the walk, and not just the talk.

What to know in this regard

First, a server actually produces 630 kg of CO2 per year, which is a pretty large amount, comparatively. So, there’s certain common sense behind going green hosting-wise.

Second, some providers might be using green certificates in order to offset the energy consumption they need to operate (as opposed to actually using renewables), which is totally OK because they are cutting emission, at the end of the day.

Third, you need to actually look for documented proofs, as opposed to marketese of companies’ sites.

Writing about the fact that your hosting is 100% green can turn the About section on your site into a cool thing to read.