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  Post #31 (permalink)   08-27-2013, 07:05 AM
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Do oyu know how much energy a data centre consumes? Green hosting is a marketing Gimmick .... DO you think DC use alternate power source??
Its exactly what i stated in post 7

"Green" Hosting? How Important Is It?

even if a DC were to use solar/wind power, it would never be enough to run the DC, so they still have to use conventional power ( non green)
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Well, I don' think that Green hosting really exist. From my point of view, this is just a new marketing strategy to find customers who are environment friendly.
 
 
 


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+1 it's true and I agree with it.
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Solar power can produce more than enough energy to power an entire datacenter. It just depends on how much the dc is willing to invest.

Apple's massive solar array - http://www.businessinsider.com/photo...ay-2013-4?op=1
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LOL too funny.

If there is a natural disaster that destroys the solar array, then the datacenter will be offline...? Fossil fuels to the rescue! A datacenter is basically a nuclear fall out shelter. Does that idatacenter look like it could survive...? Better call the igenius to get crackin on fixin the idatacenter...oh wait, he's still finishing ihighschool...
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This is just a Marketing strategy to show customers of their Environmental friendliness.
 
 
 


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The most important aspect is making sure that you get best of support and web hosting features. Ofcourse green web hosting is a good concept. As long as you are getting all the basic features and hosting resources, you are good to go.
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A host can be green by just using energy efficient servers, that also is in the best interests of the host as it means lower power bills
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I've been seeing a ton of "green hosting" services, with a new one seemingly popping up every other day.

Does it really matter if your hosting services are 'green'? I've always been an environmentally friendly person, but honestly, I see this whole green hosting thing as being just another marketing trend. A new way for hosts to take advantage of the consumers, and the current worldwide trends and interests of our society.

What are your views on green hosting? Would you pay extra to host at a green host? (or if you operate a hosting network, would you pay to invest in a green datacenter?)
Does it even concern you?
Yes this is just a marketing and advertising techniques used to capture more clients, their services can be excellent as well as poor, you never know, hope it helps.
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Yes this is just a marketing and advertising techniques used to capture more clients, their services can be excellent as well as poor, you never know, hope it helps.
Well of course its marketing though it wouldn't really have any direct effect on the quality of hosting.

Hosting companies want clients, and they know by making themselves look "greener" they are potentially opening up their doors to those specific clients.

Hosts may decide to invest into green credits, or charities which plant trees etc... to offset / match their environmental impact. Fact is hosting is not green, though some hosts go out more than others to be "greener" which in turn can bring in more clients.
 
 


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Well of course its marketing though it wouldn't really have any direct effect on the quality of hosting.

Hosting companies want clients, and they know by making themselves look "greener" they are potentially opening up their doors to those specific clients.

Hosts may decide to invest into green credits, or charities which plant trees etc... to offset / match their environmental impact. Fact is hosting is not green, though some hosts go out more than others to be "greener" which in turn can bring in more clients.
Yes i completely agree with youon that, but marketing is not free nowadays, not like in 2004, where it was so easy to become a top host , if you get my point.
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Yes i completely agree with youon that, but marketing is not free nowadays, not like in 2004, where it was so easy to become a top host , if you get my point.
I understand what you mean, a lot has changed since 2004 .

More hosting companies than ever before but also more clients than ever before - more people are getting their businesses online vs 9 - 10 years ago, really a matter of survival with the way we have changed to do so much shopping online etc...

Though I agree, it was a lot easier 10 years ago but it goes 2 ways.
 
 
 


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I understand what you mean, a lot has changed since 2004 .

More hosting companies than ever before but also more clients than ever before - more people are getting their businesses online vs 9 - 10 years ago, really a matter of survival with the way we have changed to do so much shopping online etc...

Though I agree, it was a lot easier 10 years ago but it goes 2 ways.
Yes before it was easy, and nowadays too much competition.
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Green hosting is important, I have heard of few hosting with green data center, they use solar pans, you can visit DC's website, for live feed on this solar pans.

Much better, as DC has high consumption of power.
 
 
 


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Green hosting is important, I have heard of few hosting with green data center, they use solar pans, you can visit DC's website, for live feed on this solar pans.

Much better, as DC has high consumption of power.
A DC has higher consumption vs what? I'd assume 99% hosts have servers in proper datacenters so not sure what your comparing that against .
 
 
 


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Hosts may decide to invest into green credits, or charities which plant trees etc... to offset / match their environmental impact. Fact is hosting is not green, though some hosts go out more than others to be "greener" which in turn can bring in more clients.
That's exactly the thing - the term "Green" can be interpreted in so many ways. And as it may be near impossible to use 100% solar/wind energy, some companies do tend to be "greener" than others. A quick chat with an employee or a stroll across the company website can prove to be much helpful in understanding the concept of the company and usually shows if they just put "Green Hosting" to gain a couple of customers.

We live in an era of pollution and overusage of natural resources and it does make a difference if everyone plays a little part in conserving what we have left, so I'm all up for Green Hosting, if its properly advertized and backed up with actions.

A very successful venture in Iceland was established by Verne Global recently, creating new horizons in that aspect - Green Datacenters. The natural environment Iceland provides is a great solution for power and cooling servers and it represents a "green" solution that wasn't possible just a couple of years ago. Of course, those datacenters are still a bit pricey, but it proves the fact that there are many things that can be done, as long as we are willing to participate
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