Eco Friendly Website Hosting Helping Your Business to Stay Green



As people and businesses become more climate aware, there has been a rise in the supply and demand for eco friendly website hosting. Most websites are hosted on servers located in large data centres. These data centres require a significant amount of energy to keep websites online and serving content to users. A large percentage of power to operate these data centres is still generated by burning fossil fuels.

Website hosting can become green in a couple of ways. One way is to use renewable energy sources such as wind, solar and hydro energy. This is usually impractical to achieve directly however, so the most common policy is to purchase green energy certificates that offset the use and cost of fossil fuel power. These types of hosting provider tend to display a certificate on their website showing they are following environmental policies to be green.

As well as using renewable energy, hosting companies try to be more efficient with the energy they need to use, helping businesses to be more environmentally friendly. They try to achieve this by:

  • Using low voltage electrical equipment where possible
  • Using more energy efficient cooling equipment on servers
  • Reusing heat from servers to keep offices warm rather than conventional heating
  • Using energy efficient lighting throughout their offices and data centres

Do you want to make your online presence more eco-friendly? HBK Solutions can assist you in working towards making your website and business stay green by being carbon neutral, or even carbon negative! Get in touch today to see how we can help you.