Green web hosting isn’t just a hype or keyword people throw about. Data centers consume a massive amount of energy; each sucking in enough juice to power between 80,000 to 100,000 homes each year. While that may not sound like much, how about thousands of them around the world?
Like everything we do, we tend to do it bigger and better as time passes. Engineers and IT experts have learned from experience and are building data centers on a massive scale now. All of them are sucking the earth dry, but that’s necessary to power all the great websites (including mine), right?
I recently covered green web hosting in an article for WHSR. Green hosting is when web hosting companies go environmentally friendly. The can do this in various ways but the general idea is to return to the environment what’s being taken from it.
Some of them do the barest minimum but it’s interesting to see the lengths others go to. Personally, it’s something that interested me since I’ve not been able to really “go green” in my personal life.