Choosing a web host is one of the big decisions anyone has to make when setting up a blog. I made a choice when setting up simple + green, and have stuck with it. That said, I often think of making a switch to different hosting. Not that I’m unhappy with where I am. But I feel that I should be on a more green web host (considering the subject matter of the blog!).
I found a pretty cool resource for comparing hosting plans, called WebHostingReport.com. They offer a bunch of great comparison tools. A great place to start for beginners is their how to select the best web hosting company report.
Here are two things that were of the most interest to me:
2. Super Green Hosting. Through this site, I found out about Super Green Hosting, which offers carbon-neutral hosting and also support tree-planting projects.
For me, the idea of green Dell servers running my site, and my subscription costs going to trees that will absorb carbon dioxide, and make the world’s air a little cleaner is very attractive.
From here, I’ll keep thinking about my decision. But at least I now have some good information to go by!