GreenGeeks Bio:

  • Established: 2006
  • Sites Hosted: 60,000+
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Host Award: "Top Green Host"
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  • Featured Package Price:$3.95
    /month
  • Storage Space:Unlimited
  • Transfer/Bandwidth:Unlimited
  • Setup Fee:Free
  • Domain Name:1 Free
  • Money-Back Guarantee:30-Day
  • Uptime Guarantee:99.9%
  • Free Website Builder:Yes
  • Multiple Domains:Unlimited
  • E-mail Accounts:Unlimited
  • MySQL Databases:Unlimited
  • Control Panel:cPanel
  • Operating System:Linux
  • Server Backups:Daily
  • 24/7 Monitoring:Yes
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  • Joomla
  • Drupal
  • Mambo
  • b2 Evolution
  • Coppermine
  • osCommerce
  • phpbb
  • Ruby on Rails
  • PHPMyAdmin
 
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    93%

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Our Review of: GreenGeeks

 

Overview:

A hot newcomer to our list, GreenGeeks web hosting! Featured in PC World magazine and founded in 2006, with offices in Los Angeles, CA, GreenGeeks offers a very unique web hosting experience. They pride themselves in being the leader in "green" web hosting, or being environmentally friendly. At 300% green, they're carbon negative, not just neutral, which is what the majority of the "green" hosting companies can claim. Their energy efficient and powerful Dual Intel Quad Core Nehalam processor servers are 100% powered by wind-energy.

Although they're a newer host, they maintain over 60,000 web sites, which makes them a medium sized hosting company. Also, don't be fooled into believing that because they're "green" that this affects their hosting speed and performance, which is entirely not the case. In fact, we rated their server speeds among the best we've tested among hosts thus far...

Pros:

  • Completely "Green" Web Hosting.
  • Latest and very powerful server hosting equipment.
  • They support many charitable foundations.

Cons:

  • A little more pricey, but well worth the added cost.
 

Features & Specials:

Not only do they offer cutting-edge "green" web hosting services, but they do so at an unbelievably low price of only $3.95/mo. Their plan offers abundant storage and transfer allowances for nearly all small to medium sized sites. You also receive a free domain for life, can host unlimited domains on each account and they offer a unique "site migration" service for new web site transfers, in which they will move your old site to their servers and help get everything setup, free of charge.

Features aren't lacking either, with everything you would expect from much more expensive hosting. 1-click installs of Wordpress, Joomla, site builder software, all the popular shopping cart software and most of the popular scripting languages are also supported. Each new account also receives free marketing and search engine credits.

 
  • Free site migration for all new accounts.
  • Free marketing credits for each new account.
  • They give back to many worthwhile organizations and charities.
 

Reliability & Speed:

Reliability is top priority at GreenGeeks. Their 100% wind-powered Dual Intel Quad Core Nehalam servers are among the best and fastest in the industry and connected to the Internet backbone via OC-12 connections. They also tout that everything is monitored on 10 second intervals and offer nightly backups of all your data.

Also, being that your data is stored and mirrored on multiple hard drives, means you get an extra layer of protection, in case of failure. Their MySQL optimized backend, means your databases will also run quickly and efficiently. You can also choose between multiple US based datacenters, to host your account and provide the fastest page load times to your customers.

Reliability & Speed Factors:

Uptime Guarantee
99.9%
Server File Backups
Load-Balancing
Connections
OC-12
24/7 Monitoring
Redundant Power
Summary: Raid-10 storage and nightly backups. Also, unique cloud load-balancing ensures your site never slows down due to another account on your server.
 

Support:

Among the fastest chat support we've received, we had support within 6-seconds via online chat. GreenGeeks also offers toll-free support via their english speaking support centers in Los Angeles, Chicago and Toronto.

They also have the e-mail trouble ticket system, which we find is the best way to solve technical issues, since everything is documented. For those who have a little experience, they have a well documented article database, to get the most common issues resolved. In the end, we think GreenGeeks support is among the top in the industry.

Average Support Wait Times:

Chat Wait Time
6 seconds
Phone Wait Time
2 minutes
 

Control Panel:

GreenGeeks employs the industry famous cPanel control panel software. We found it easy to use for average users. You control nearly every aspect of your account from the Control Panel, from setting up your domain and e-mail accounts, to making tweaks to your databases via phpmyadmin, so it might get a little intimidating for novice users, but with a little practice it should be a snap.

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What sets them apart?

"Leader in green energy hosting, 300% making us carbon negative, not just neutral." - GreenGeeks
RAID 10 Storage Array's for faster access of data and protection against drive failures.
Most staff work from home further committing to the environment by reducing the carbon emissions driving to and from work.
United States EPA Green Power Partner.
 

Summary:

With all this said, after a thorough review of GreenGeeks services, we feel they deserve a prominent spot on our Top 10 list. Also, the fact that they're technically the most environmentally conscience web hosting provider we have tested, gives us extra assurance that they are experienced and will provide an outstanding service for years to come.

Lastly, they have also won many web hosting awards during their short existence, along with being featured in prominent venues, such as PC World magazine and an EPA Green Power Partner. Check them out today, to see for yourself how they stand out from the rest of the "average" web hosts and give their outstanding hosting service a try...

 

GreenGeeks Ratings ChartScore: 93%

Value for Money
4 / 5
Reliability & Uptime
5 / 5
Customer Courtesy
5 / 5
Technical Support
4 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Storage Space
5 / 5
Bandwidth
5 / 5
Tech Response Time
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Server Speed
5 / 5
 
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Review by: Rob, from Tampa, FL.
        I recommend this host

I give them 2 thumbs up. Mainly, they are offer all most sites will ever need, secondly they make it a point to be as evironmentally conscience as possible. We could all do a little more of that these days. They cost is a tad more than others, but I feel it's worth it, as these guys really are helpful and trying to make a difference. Support is great also.




 
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Review by: Dalton, from Colorado Springs
        I recommend this host

First off, let me say I haven't been with these guys long. However, the time that my site has been with them, it has been a very good experience! No downtime and plenty of features, not offered at other places. They are also very unique and are members of quite a few giveback programs, other hosts don't really care about, but should.




 
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Best host on the list

Review by: Tyler, from Burbank, CA
        I recommend this host

These guys might be smaller, but know what their doing and have a great service. 2 thumbs up...




 
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Green Geeks!

Review by: Benny, from NC, USA
        I recommend this host

Great hosting company, with many perks not even thought of by other bigger hosts.




 
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