Green & Sustainable
Don’t believe the hype!
What is green web hosting?
Green web hosting refers to hosting services that use renewable energy sources or take other measures to minimise environmental impact.
Will buying our services save the planet?
Web hosting is hugely energy-intensive, and achieving perfect sustainability is very difficult.
While our services lead to many efficiencies for the human good; we do not pretend there is some higher purpose other than providing an awesome service for a fair price and minimising our impact on the planet.
So are you energy efficient?
Energy is expensive, our margins are low, so we are acutely aware and minimise our consumption for maximum performance efficiency from our energy use.
Do you use green energy?
We don’t like that “green” word, it’s not completely truthful (see REGO certificates, carbon credit trading and for example the environmental costs of solar panel production).
We do prominently use renewable energy sources:
- Our offices are verifiably using 100% renewable energy suppliers.
- Our physical data centre partners are verifiably using 100% renewable energy suppliers.
- Some other cloud services and third parties are less verifiable about their energy sources.
Do you not plant trees?
Would you like to pay us more, so that we can greenwash about the trees that someone promised us they’d plant, but almost certainly asked someone else to plant?
We think it’s more efficient to remove the middle men, charge you less, encourage you to plant your own trees or pay someone directly to plant one for you.
Why don’t you pay others to plant trees?
Why should you pay me more so I can brag about the trees someone else promised they paid someone else to plant?