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  Post #1 (permalink)   06-10-2012, 08:34 PM
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Can anyone tell me what the difference between green hosting and normal hosting is?
 
 
 


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  Post #2 (permalink)   06-10-2012, 10:14 PM
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Green hosting is the same thing as normal hosting, but with more marketing paint in it. "Green" is just a modern buzzword, used by marketers to make you pay more for something that isn't worth more.
 
 
 


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  Post #3 (permalink)   06-10-2012, 11:14 PM
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Green hosting is the same thing as normal hosting, but with more marketing paint in it. "Green" is just a modern buzzword, used by marketers to make you pay more for something that isn't worth more.
Very true, they just market it saying it is green. Possibility is it is not green, they claim to involve green technologies to reduce environmental impact.
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Some Green Hosting companies provides 5400 RPM disks which are quite slow. Just make sure that they are using 7200 RPM disks.
 
 
 


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A lot of misinformation in this thread. "Green" datacenters are called green because they have taken some measure to be more environmentally friendly. Green hosting is simply in most cases a hosting reseller that uses a green datacenter.

Green dataceneters have a great variety of ways they make themselves more environmentally friendly. Like: Where their power comes from, their cooling system makeup, cabling, hardware, and more. What you guys have posted is not even related. If a datacenter advertises they are green they usually state what they have done to become "Green" and in most cases it is true or they would get slapped with false advertising lawsuits in no time.
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Like: Where their power comes from, their cooling system makeup, cabling, hardware, and more.
So, doing anything that is environmentally positive can be a reason to call yourself "green", which is exactly what is happening. Almost invariably, there's no real procedure or policy that shows real effort, instead carbon offsetting schemes and the like are used. Basically the host pays a relative small fee, and it return it gets to call itself "green".

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and in most cases it is true or they would get slapped with false advertising lawsuits in no time.
I've seen countless hosts take people's money, disappear, and then go at it again. And they weren't sued, because it's not worth the effort to do so. So, while the risk of getting sued is real, it's not something to get overly worried about, especially when your average customer is typically thousands of miles away.
 
 


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Some Green Hosting companies provides 5400 RPM disks which are quite slow. Just make sure that they are using 7200 RPM disks.
That's rubbish.... that's just a crappy host, not non-green.
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  Post #8 (permalink)   06-12-2012, 02:34 AM
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I think it's a market trick.
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So, doing anything that is environmentally positive can be a reason to call yourself "green", which is exactly what is happening. Almost invariably, there's no real procedure or policy that shows real effort, instead carbon offsetting schemes and the like are used. Basically the host pays a relative small fee, and it return it gets to call itself "green".
If green hosting is something that people are interested in than they need to take the time to research a bit about it so they can see the difference between a company that just does enough and one that actually cares.

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I've seen countless hosts take people's money, disappear, and then go at it again. And they weren't sued, because it's not worth the effort to do so. So, while the risk of getting sued is real, it's not something to get overly worried about, especially when your average customer is typically thousands of miles away.
Closing and running by a small unestablished company is different than false advertising, but yeah I agree that chances of getting sued for false advertising are probably pretty low. Just another reason that people need to do their homework before choosing a host.
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  Post #10 (permalink)   06-12-2012, 01:02 PM
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there are some data centers uses wind energy and things like saves atmosphere and thats what called green hosting green energy hosting
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Most of time its a Market trick.. No difference at all..
 
 
 


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I don't think there is any difference.
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With all due respect to people who like this planet I don't think I am much different than them but I think this whole thing is a waste of money! Wear a green hat instead, it's more common sense. Next thing you know we'll be hearing about green-hat SEO techniques and the environmental importance of using them. What's next, are aliens more environmental than us because they are slightly greenish than us?
 
 
 


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Green hosting is the same thing as normal hosting, but with more marketing paint in it. "Green" is just a modern buzzword, used by marketers to make you pay more for something that isn't worth more.
This is far from being true! Some might use "Green Hosting" as a marketing trick, there are real Green Hosting however. This is a web hosting service provided by environmental friendly technology. Which means that the web hosting infrastructure - single detail from the data center architecture to use of low voltage servers - to be designed to save the natural resources.
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There are some Datacenter's that do participate in green energy however most take advantage of the word and used it as a marketing tool.
 
 
 
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