Author Archives: Thomas Schueneman

Rackspace embraces an environmental mission – or not

Rackspace has gone green!  Right? We looked closely and here’s what we found. In their words: Working with a partner like NativeEnergy, Rackspace is diligently working toward the goal of being a greener company. We know it’s not something that can happen overnight, but by addressing the problem and educating our customers and employees, we are taking the first step ... Read More »

Web Hosting Reseller

Find out if your webhost runs their own servers or is a reseller

Reselling web hosting services is a very common thing.  Your own web hosting provider may be a reseller without you even knowing it!  Reseller hosts typically pay for a more expensive account with another host, and have tools to re-sell you space out of their allottment. There is a slight difference between reselling and co-locating which is outlined in a ... Read More » now offers co-location

Let’s be honest, most of the green web hosting businesses out there are simply resellers.  Even companies as big as Hostgator are simply reselling server space maintained by someone else. It’s refreshing to find a host that runs their own servers.  How can you tell?  They offer services like co-location.  Co-location means your servers are physically located in someone else’s ... Read More »

Top 10 green web hosts has been updated

Since we dropped all affiliate links from the site, we are a lot more free (and objective) to be completely honest about all of our green web hosting reviews. Accordingly, we have updated the Top 10 Green Web Hosts list to more accurately identify the greenest of the green. The top 10 list is compiled by evaluating green web hosts ... Read More »

Please welcome The Greenwashing Blog to the Hippie Network

The Greenwashing Blog has joined the Hippie Network. The network is a fast growing collection of eco-blogs that discuss relevant, helpful and interesting green news. The Greenwashing Blog brings a reputation for looking at eco-claims with a critical eye. Do you have a popular eco blog? We still have some limited room in the network for interesting blogs that focus ... Read More »

Optimized web hosting servers

Web hosts are starting to claim that their web servers are “optimized for energy efficiency”. Although this may be true, this is a hard claim to dispute because standards have not yet been set for efficient operation of web servers. However, if you know something about servers, these things could help you determine if a web host has truly optimized ... Read More »

1and1 green hosted or green washed?

When searching for more green web hosts, we found this page from 1and1. However this is mentioned on the bottom of their site, clearly not a priority. They have offset their server usage with clean energy, which is the go-to solution for businesses who want to go green. Some of the top green hosts go big when they go green. ... Read More »

How respected is EcoHostReviews?

Very. We are listed by a number of impressive websites as the source for objective news and reviews of green web hosting providers. We are even listed on Wikipedia as a resource! You can help us grow and further our mission of providing objective information on green web hosts by sharing us with your favorite social networking tool (see right ... Read More »

BounceWeb Green Hosting

BounceWeb is a recent convert from conventional web hosting. They utilize clean energy credits to offset their energy use. Additionally, they claim to have tuned and upgraded their servers to use 43% less energy. Here’s what they say about their green efforts: In their words: “Web Hosting must be more socially responsible by improving server energy efficiency which we have ... Read More »

Submit your news!

Eco Host Reviews – your source for objective news and reviews of the green web hosting industry now has a new feature! If you run a green web host, you can now submit news and announcements for posting. There is no guarantee that everything submitted will be posted. Anything that includes a special deal for our readers will be given ... Read More »