GreenGeeks Web Hosting Review

GreenGeeks Review

Guilt-free web hosting and a great hosting package are now available with a tiny carbon footprint with GreenGeeks. GreenGeeks strives to actively conserve the earth’s resources and gives their clients the opportunity to boast that they are 300% green, since they pay back 3X the amount of energy they use to host their clients websites in wind power credits.

GreenGeeks offers everything you need for Linux and Unix hosting and provides nearly unlimited everything; unlimited domain hosting, unlimited email accounts, unlimited disk storage, unlimited transfers and much more. GreenGeeks even supports a variety of languages and provide free telephone and chat support and 24/7 email support.
GreenGeeks offers an extremely competitive web hosting package and if you are the type that recycles, supports telecommuting and avoids excess packing and Styrofoam, its green efforts may just push it above the competition in your opinion.

GreenGeeks Hosting Package:

GreenGeeks offers a relatively simple pricing structure, $7.95 per month for the one year plan and $6.95 for the 2 year package. Most things are included in the package, such as SSL, phone support, site setup and private registration. A dedicated IP cost $30 per year and additional domains are $24.95.
This web hosting service offers pretty much everything you need to host your site, from an easy to use control panel to unlimited storage and transfer rates. It comes with a simple to use drag and drop site builder if you need it, image storage, useful code sets, compatibility with popular products like WordPress and Joomla and much more. You can view your log files and statistics through Webalizer. It is compatible with things like Google Analytics and other free services.
GreenGeeks also provides good up-time statistics and offer redundant storage of your files, though they do recommend that you also backup your site for extra protection. GreenGeeks even offers a 30-day refund for an extra level of comfort.
GreenGeeks provides the first domain registration or transfer. However, GreenGeeks does this through a third-party service and the subsequent domains that you may desire have to come from another service, like from a service like Go Daddy or Yahoo! GreenGeeks offers them for $24.95. However, once you have your domains, GreenGeeks will host unlimited domains and sub domains as well as parked and private domains. GreenGeeks does not support International domains; they only support standard top-level domains such as .com, .net, .info, .biz or .org.
If you leave the service for some reason, you can take your domain with you for $24.95.
This web hosting service can support most types of media, including streaming audio and video, which uses a larger portion of bandwidth than some services will support for a low price. GreenGeeks also supports Flash files and Real audio and video.
In terms of the techie stuff, it supports CGI type files, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby on Rails, server side includes, Cron jobs, MySQL and FrontPage extensions.

Ease of Use:
GreenGeeks is excellent when it comes to ease of use. GreenGeeks is dedicated to making their features user-friendly and their customer service representatives help the process along rather than detracting from it. We couldn't have asked for a seamless time than we had when we were using their service.

Help & Support:
You can contact GreenGeeks for support by email 24/7 and they offer free telephone and chat support. We used their chat support option during normal business hours and found that the support representative was able to answer all of our questions in a timely manner.
For customer education, GreenGeeks offers many video tutorials and you can find easy to understand definitions of technical terms. We liked that help information was easily accessible through the control panel and that we could find answers to most of our question rather quickly.

Site Creation Tools:
This webhosting service can provide you with full shopping cart support and can support third-party purchasing tools such as PayPal and Google Checkout. GreenGeeks also provides SSL secure transfers, password protected directories, open PGP/GPG encryption and a variety of shopping carts including OS Commerce, Agora and ZenCart.
In terms of email, this web hosting service offers everything we were looking for, such as unlimited accounts, high storage limits, forwarding, mailing lists and autoresponders. It also supports a variety of email protocols including POP3, IMAP, SMTP and web-based type email accounts. The default for email accounts in terms of storage is 250MB, which is enough for most, but you can have more added to it to increase your overall storage capacity.

Server Access:
GreenGeeks requires that you use a third-party FTP service such at SmartFTP, CuteFTP or FileZilla. Once you set up with an FTP service, which is easy to do and usually free, it will support an unlimited number of accounts and anonymous downloads. GreenGeeks also provides full FTP session control through the main control panel and we really like the easy to use account manager that explains all terms to make file management easy for even beginning users.
While other web hosting services may provide a file loader or FTP service with the package, it really is not that major of an issue since it is really simple to sign up for one and configure it.

Marketing Tools:
This web hosting service includes free search engine submission and vouchers along with the option to create mailing lists to promote your website.

Reporting and Statistics:
You can look at your log files and analyze your site statistics with this web hosting service. It's unclear what statistical analysis program GreenGeeks uses though.

GreenGeeks provides everything you need in a web hosting service to get your site launched in the shortest amount of time possible. For every Kilowatt of energy your site uses, GreenGeeks pay three times the credit towards wind energy. You can’t go wrong by checking them out. GreenGeeks also offers a free demo of their control panel and a money back guarantee, so overall this web hosting service is most definitely worth investigating.

GreenGeeks Specifications

Rock Solid Web Hosting
We love web hosting and we want you to love it too. We don't cut corners, ever. Your site will be placed on our high quality, name brand Intel Dual Quad Core servers with RAID-10 Storage technology for the fast and reliable hosting service.

Free Point & Click Site Builder with Templates
Powered by RV Site Builder, you'll be able to make use of a What You See is What You Get (WYSIWYG) web site editor with over 600 web site templates to choose from. It's built for novices, so building a web site with no knowledge is easier than ever!

Free Website Migration. We do the work, you sit back and relax!
Let's face it, migrating your site from provider to provider can be a overwhelming task. We make it simple to switch to us. Sign up and we'll move your entire site, databases over for you.

300% Wind-Powered Green Hosting. The greenest host in the World!
We're the World's #1 Green hosting provider. The energy used to power our servers and offices is replaced 3 times, making us carbon-reducing. When you host your site with us, you're helping the environment at the same time. We're also recognized by the United States Environmental Protection Agency for our green efforts!

Nightly backups for peace of mind!
It only happens too often that backups are not taken by our competitors. We're glad to offer automated nightly backups of all of our servers to ensure that when disaster strikes, important data is not lost.

One Click Application Installer!
We make it easy to install your favourite application. Installing blogs, content management systems, shopping carts, etc, is a breeze with our one click installer powered by Fantastico.

Online Store & E-Commerce Capability
We offer Zen-Cart, OSCommerce and CubeCart shopping carts, all of which are very widely-used. Integrate into Paypal, accept credit cards, run a fully featured e-commerce website all built in.

24/7/365 North American-based Customer Support. Never Outsourced!
We're obsessed with providing quality service to our customers. When you send in an e-mail, click live chat or phone in, you will be speaking to a representative that's based in North America. We never outsource our support overseas.

Free Advertising!
Getting the word about your new site is easy, especially when we give you free advertising credits to Yahoo. We'll give you $25 right up front in free advertising credits.


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