Solar Web Hosting?

| February 23rd, 2007 | , , ,

A few months back we switched our www.myintervals.com hosting company. We considered going with a solar company but ended up not due to the lack of reputation. Our major concern was dependability for you guys using our services. I guess you can say that uptime trumped the environment… sadly. But we are not opposed to switching.

Question: Has anyone used a “solar” hosting company? I would love to hear feedback.

Reference: Here are some companies that we found that provide servers with reliance on Solar or other renewal energy.

* http://www.aiso.net

* http://www.ecosky.com

* http://www.elfon.com

* http://www.sustainablemarketing.com

-Braden

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4 Responses to “Solar Web Hosting?”

  1. Lupe says:

    I host with AISO for the last couple years and they have never been down once..their support is top notch and their reputation is more then most web hosting companies. They were featured in Inc. Magazines’ Top 50 Green Companies, and they host a IMAX billion dollar film production company, http://www.macfreefilms.com. I would suggest them to anyone looking for environmentally friendly web hosting.

  2. Birgitte says:

    There is also ThinkHost, which has a partnership with Co-op America. My first concern would be data and web site security and reliability, as with any hosting company, and then the environmental concern comes as a close second. I say this being the owner of a green business! So as long as the services are equal, I would definitely choose the more environmentally friendly provider.

    Birgitte

  3. Lupe says:

    I agree, but AISO is 100% solar powered, both their servers and data center are powered by onsite solar panels. And they also have a partnership with Co-Op America, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Green Building Council. Plus, they are doing more then just making sure their electricity is green. Their data center and office is green too by using environmentally friendly air conditioners, solar tubes to bring in natural light, a propane powered generator instead of diesel, VMWare virtualization to reduce their server electricity usage, 6 watt energy saving desktops computers for their employees, and soon to be LEED certified as a green data center, the only public one in North America, at least that I have found so far. So as far as the environmental concern, I think AISO is more concerned about the environment then ThinkHost or any other of its competitors will ever be.

  4. Michael says:

    Stumbled across this today:

    Solar Web Hosting Company Powers Live Earth Sites
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/pcworld/20070706/tc_pcworld/134211;_ylt=AsErIes.qYqM0.a28T8WedIE1vAI

    AISO is mentioned in the article.

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