I’ve been toying with the idea of transferring this wordpress blog of mine on my own dedicated server. WordPress’ free hosting is okay, I mean, for beginners, you get everything you need except for a few customization options which you have to pay for. You have to pay WordPress if you want to tie-up your blog with your own domain, you have to pay them for editing CSS, you have to pay them for every little changes that might be beneficial for your blog. So rather than spend a lot on those “little” changes, it’s probably wise to opt for a dedicated webhost since it’s cheaper.
Anyways, there are a lot of web hosts on the Internet and I’ve been over to web hosting geek’s list of best webhosts. I’m actually choosing between a regular web host or try one of those green hosting sites. I know what you’re thinking, how can a web host become green and how can they impact the environment?
Well, a web host’s servers are on 24/7, thus they use a lot of energy. Some web hosts go green by powering their servers with reusable energy such as wind or solar power. Others go green by being carbon neutral (zero carbon emissions by offsetting carbon release).
Going green is all the rage these days. Even big corporations such as Sony and Toshiba are doing their own little thing to save the environment. On our part, using products or services by companies that do their part in helping the environment means we are also doing our own little thing to save Mother Earth.
Besides, from webhosting geek’s ratings, it looks like green hosting is cheaper if not comparable with normal dedicated web hosts.
Anyways, if you’re also looking for green web hosts, webhosting geek’s list of top 10 green host is a good place to start.