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GreenGeeks Hosting Review

Greengeeks: Saving Your Site, Your Wallet and Your Planet

Greengeeks is a webhosting service that takes their hosting duties just as seriously as they do their duty to the environment. They claim over 40 years of web site hosting experience among management and their monthly package is priced at $4.95 a month. While cheap, it is substantially higher than most hosts in that range; they claim this is because Greengeeks is 300 percent green hosting, with renewable wind power as the energy source of their hosting and their offices. Their entire operation has been rated carbon neutral friendly. The 300% is possible because they replace 3 times as much power as they use with their renewable energy credits. They also stay green at work, taking turns bringing lunches into the office, using recycled paper, but only when necessary, and allowing employees to telecommute whenever possible.
As for the hosting services, for the slightly less than $5 a month, Greengeeks offers unlimited email accounts, storage space and data transfer. Fully supported web site migration is free and taken care of by the support staff that are available 24/7 and all based in North America.

Greengeeks serves its users with Intel Dual Quad Core servers and RAID storage. Their control panel comes with a free, easy-to-use site builder. RV Site Builder has over 600 templates for personalized and professional sites, accompanied by professional, domain specific, unlimited email addresses. The tools are meant to be navigable by people familiar only with the simplest social blog sites like WordPress and Joomla.

Applications are fully supported and installed with a few clicks thanks to the standard Fantastico. There is nightly, system-wide backup for all users and all servers to prevent loss in extreme circumstances. Online store setup is included in the monthly rate with shopping carts by OS Commerce, CubeCart and Zen-Cart all integrated into a payment system using PayPal and all major credit cards. Free advertising credits with Yahoo are also included with membership.

Greengeeks offers a myriad of service for a slightly higher price than its competitors, but at a much lower cost to the environment. Their commitment to the earth and your service is commendable and great for sites with a conscience.