Why I Like GreenGeeks

GreenGeeks is based in the U.S. with data centers in Los Angeles, CA. Founded in 2006, GreenGeeks has established a stellar reputation for providing reliable, affordable web hosting services. With excellent service, great plans and a conscience for the environment, GreenGeeks web hosting is the choice of many clients for their selected web hosting company.

100,000 Website and Counting

GreenGeeks is a very popular web hosting company with site owners and web developers.The company utilizes an energy efficient infrastructure to host over 100,000 websites. The web hosting company uses wind power and places a high priority on providing an environmentally friendly clean energy hosting solution for their clients.

3x Greener

In fact, they generate three times more clean power than the company uses, so the company actually feeds power back into the power grid, providing even more green energy to the larger community. GreenGeeks encourages web hosting clients to display badges on their sites indicating that their sites are “hosted Green.” As the need grows to encourage all businesses to become more eco-friendly, GreenGeeks has a head start by offering a green web hosting option.

The Bottom Line

GreenGeeks Trey GardnerWhen compared to other web hosting providers, GreenGeeks provides outstanding customer service, some of the best plans and stellar techncial support. Without a doubt, If find that GreenGeeks is a leader in the world of web hosting companies. There is no questioning why GreenGeeks receives accolades from several agencies and organizations. The company simply provides excellent web hosting service for a great price.

Uptime Statistics

GreenGeeks UptimeUptime Stats! You can see the red dots. That means that the website I’ve monitored was unreachable for at least one second that day. Checking the detailed statistics, it shows that this site had 99.91% Uptime in the last 24 hours, and exactly 99.97% in both the last 7 and 30 days. That’s well above the 99.9% Guarantee and very close to 100%!

Dedicated Server Hosting

When your company needs a dedicated server with all of the benefits of co-location in a data center, such as 24/7 support and high quality equipment, GreenGeeks offers dedicated servers.

VPS Hosting

GreenGeeks VPS hosting plans are geared toward the needs of the enterprise. The VPS management console and the Web Hosting Manager provide control for the customer, such as the ability to stop and start the service and reinstall application with minimal effort. With plans ranging from $39.95 per month to $99.95 per month, GreenGeeks offers an affordable option for every business.

Reseller Web Hosting

For web hosting clients who would like to resell hosting services, GreenGeeks makes it easy with Reseller hosting plans. With plans starting from $19.95 per month for 10 resold hosting accounts, GreenGeeks provides reselling clients with a perfect turnkey business opportunity. The starter reseller account is also provided for 1 cent for the first month just so if you are a new reseller, you can get their foot in the door and get up and running with a minimal out-of-pocket cost.

Shared Web Hosting

When Trey Gardner set out to create a web hosting company, his goal was to offer the most feature-rich hosting service available. His mission was to provide a cost-effective alternative to web hosting companies that charge clients for every single feature. As a result, GreenGeeks web hosting accounts, even the most basic shared service account, offers an range of unlimited account features. For example, unlimited email address, unlimited databases and unlimited add-on domains and sub-domains are all standard with basic shared hosting accounts. Many other web hosting companies limit email addresses and sub-domains allowed on basic shared services accounts.

Additionally, a wide range of free applications are included with all shared service hosting accounts. You can install WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, PHPNuke, Mamba, Moodle and more with just a few clicks using Softaculous or Fantastico. E-commerce quick-install packages, such as OS Commerce, Agora and Zencart arl also provided free of charge. Shared web hosting clients may even stream video and audio from their web space. The best part of the basic shared web hosting plan is that this level of service starts at just $4.95 per month.

GreenGeeks’ uptime statistics are stellar at 99.9 percent and web hosting clients may host an unlimited number of domain names with each shared service account. If you noted the best features of all other web hosting plans and listed them in one place, you would have the services offered by GreenGeeks. GreenGeeks shared hosting plans are simply second to none and I believe that the company is a great value for the novice or the experienced website owner.

Awards and Recognition

I was not surprised to see that GreenGeeks’ eco-friendly hosting has been noticed and recognized by various agencies. The EPA recognizes GreenGeeks as an approved Green Power Partner. GreenGeeks was also awarded the honor of being named the Top Web Host of 2012 by Best Web Hosting Providers. Best Website Hosting Providers recognized GreenGeeks as the best green host on the Internet.GreenGeeks VPS service was named as one of the Top 10 VPS Hosting Services of 2012 by Find Best Web Hosting and Reviews Gurus awarded GreenGeeks an “Excellent” rating in uptime, customer service and several other variables. These awards are just a subset of the recognition received by GreenGeeks web hosting services.

General Features

Each web hosting client receives a domain name for life, which I find to be a great incentive when chosing a web hosting company. If the client has an existing web hosting account with an established site, GreenGeeks will migrate the site free of chargeIf you are new to web hosting, GreenGeeks provides a web-based site builder application that will deploy a starter website in less than one hour, in most cases. You’ll find the site builder easy to use, with drag-and-drop functionality. The site builder application includes a variety of templates so that building the first site is practically effortless.

I was pleasantly surpised to find that GreenGeeks does not charge a set-up fee, as many web hosting companies do. Simply purchase a plan and your web space is assigned within minutes of the order. If clients are not 100 percent satisfied with the service that is provided by GreenGeeks, they may cancel their account within 30 days and receive their money back. Automated backups ensure that client site data is preserved in the event of any unforeseen happening. The client’s web space may be completely restored from backup.

GreenGeeks web hosting clients receive unlimited bandwidth, unlimited disk space, an unlimited number of email accounts and an unlimited number of MySQL databases. Through my reviews, I found that “unlimited everything” is relatively rare among other web hosting companies. Considering that many web hosting companies place limitations on these items, clients who host with GreenGeeks receive much more for their web hosting dollar.

Green Solutions

GreenGeeks rebuilds each server to utilize less energy, reducing their carbon footprint even further in the data center. The offices of GreenGeeks employ environmentally friendly tactics, as well, by emphatically implementing recycling wherever possible. Even the lighting in the offices are automatically controlled to ensure that lights are not on in the office when no one is present.

In addition to providing a green web hosting solution, the company offers great deals for their hosting packages. Standard shared web hosting packages and VPS solutions are available, as well as reseller plans and dedicated server plans. In my opinion, the company offers plans that are superior to many other web hosting companies.