Hosting a “green” website

Posted by Mike Brittain on May 13, 2007
Green, WWW

Dreamhost (my favorite web hosting company) recently announced that they have offset their carbon footprint for their entire operation. That includes the energy for their data center (and all of the servers inside), paper in their office, and even the gas used in the cars their employees drive to get to work. That’s freakin’ awesome. Which means that not only is Dreamhost green, but also all of my websites are green, too!

1 Comment to Hosting a “green” website

  • What about having your web site powered by solar….AISO.Net ( 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 desktop 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.