green web hosting

Website creation: why choose a green host?

With the evolution of technology, the demand for electricity has grown phenomenally. The world's need for electricity has grown exponentially over the last 50 years.

According to the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME), by 2025, digital technology will pollute as much as global automobile traffic. In fact, IT activities (data centers with their servers, laptops and other electronic devices) account for around 10% of global electricity consumption.

Choosing green hosting when creating or redesigning a website is therefore an effective and ecological solution for reducing your environmental footprint.

What is a green host?

A web host is a company that provides computer equipment, servers and other resources to host websites. Whether or not a web host is classified as green depends on the type of energy used to run the servers. A green host is one that uses green energy to power its servers.

What is green energy?

Green energy is energy produced in facilities that do not damage the environment. This means that energy recovered from a natural cycle does not degrade our environment. The best-known green energies are electricity generated by hydroelectric dams, wind power and solar energy...

What's the difference between green web hosting and classic web hosting?

As we've seen, a green hosting provider is one that uses renewable energy to power its servers. If you choose a conventional hosting provider, you won't have the assurance that the servers on which your websites are hosted are powered by green energy. So you're indirectly contributing to the degradation of our environment by favoring companies whose activities have a high carbon impact.

Eco-friendly web hosting providers

The web server industry is facing a number of challenges. On the one hand, companies hosting Internet sites have to adapt to the growing demand for energy and storage space. On the other, they need to cut costs without compromising quality of service for their customers. In addition to these challenges, web hosting companies need to reduce their environmental footprint.

Green energy is the best way to meet all these challenges. Web hosting providers who choose to sell green energy hosted services have a reduced environmental footprint. Customers can therefore enjoy the benefits of green energy hosting, while benefiting from high-quality service.

Infomaniak, an eco-responsible web host

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At Epifyt, we've chosen a Swiss provider! Our sites and those of most of our customers are hosted by them. 

Excellent quality/price ratio, available support... and a genuine CSR approach for many years. A few months ago, we wrote an article on the subject as well as a tutorial on how to order your hosting and domain name with Infomaniak. Click here to discover their site and hosting offers.

o2switch, the eco-friendly hosting provider made in France

We also advise our customers to choose o2switch when they're looking for a quality, 100% French hosting provider. Based in Clermont-Ferrand, the company offers a unique and totally transparent package at 5€HT/month, with a domain name included! In addition to having data stored in French datacenters, o2switch also has an interesting eco-responsible approach. Click on the banner below to discover their offer:



Ordering hosting and a domain name is the first step in creating a website, so choose a quality, committed service provider. In addition, if you'd like us to help you create a creating a WordPress site or a WooCommerce online storewe'd be delighted to discuss it with you 😉

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