A New Hosting Alternative – Green Energy Powered Hosting
Hosting a website can take a lot of time and resources, but what many users and webmasters don’t understand is that it takes a very large toll on the environment, too. Websites over the years have guzzled thousands of dollars worth of energy in order to keep them running and accessible, and not just on the server end. From the energy it takes to power the servers to the energy it takes to power the end user’s computer, very little about websites can be said to be economically friendly.
If you’re a web designer and you’re looking for a better solution for your website, you’ll be happy to know that green hosting is an alternative hosting solution which allows for a lesser impact on the environment, while performance and stability remain unaffected.
Because our rampant computer use has more than doubled in the past nine years, it is completely understandable that energy consumption would also double.
The simple truth here is that energy consumption when related to websites has not diminished, but has continued to grow, which is presenting a major problem for many people who want to run websites, but at the same time, they’d rather lessen their carbon foot print.
According to a recent research study performed by energy conservationalists, it was discovered that last year alone, the amount of power needed to run all the servers located in just the United States alone was equal to about five nuclear power plants. When the entire world was considered, it was believed that those servers consumed all the power which would be put out by fourteen nuclear power plants.
In a world where more and more people are becoming concerned about the environment and the small number of remaining energy sources, the amount of energy it takes to power websites is becoming a very real problem. Because the internet is so woven into the very fabric of our society, the only solution in making sure it remains that way is resorting to green hosting.
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