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Matt Heaton - Bluehost Blog

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By: Solar PV Blog

Mon, 19 Sep 2011 11:42:00 +0000

Great to see an MD being so frank on such an important issue - it's transparent dialogue prompted by posts such as Matt's that will move the green hosting agenda forward.

By: Rachel Waldron

Tue, 26 Jul 2011 19:37:01 +0000

I understand where you are coming from Matt, it does seem like the lazy way out, to just buy certificates. But, I have to agree with Ethical Hosting here, where doing SOMETHING is better than nothing. No, it's not the ideal solution. But, this isn't an all or nothing situation. The purchase of these certificates supports green facilities and is a step in the right direction. It is a good TEMPORARY solution until you are ready to make changes on your own. Admit it... you just don't want to spend any money or any of your valuable time on this because it's a nuisance.

By: Marek

Thu, 03 Feb 2011 21:43:54 +0000

The first method is good, but probably second method would be cheaper for more companies. I am afraid more hosting companies will choose second way...

By: Davel emarketing

Sun, 25 Jul 2010 10:24:08 +0000

it is some thing we all should think seriously and make sure we contribute towords envoirnment which we are living now and our generation will live in future. Thanks for a wonderful post

By: Jaszy @ Modern Hippie Mag

Mon, 17 May 2010 18:52:54 +0000

So it's been several years since this post. What are you doing now in 2010 to be more environmentally friendly?

By: Susanna

Fri, 15 May 2009 02:49:48 +0000

I am currently using bluehost and love everything about it. I advertise it to all my clients... when I heard about greenhosting I was really interested and saddened that bluehost is not yet green, but I agree that those green certificates are just greenwashing marketing ploys. I want to hang around and wait for bluehost to turn green! :D

By: Dan Bekkering

Mon, 09 Feb 2009 16:41:16 +0000

Hi you are right, I am going for the first option a host that is green themselves instead of a host that buys of it's guilt of polluting the environment.

By: Tom S

Thu, 05 Feb 2009 02:25:34 +0000

Funny! Every chance I get, I cut down a tree and make firewood, or fence boards, or barn boards, or if I don't need any of those, I make mulch, or I allow mother nature to turn it into rich compost in about 20 years. I keep my heat on 72, and my air conditioning goes on once it hits 80 outside. I drive the biggest Ford Excursion at about 8 miles a gallon, and I literally bought a decade's supply of incandescent light bulbs, which are hard to find nowadays. And, I don't give a rats pa-tootie if I offend someone while standing firm on my Christian American traditional values. When did it become more important to avoid offending someone than it is to be steadfast on values? I go green every chance I get. Some of the greenies have pictures of Andrew Jackson, and some other presidential figures from the past on them. The more the wackos push us towards anti-Christian traditional values, the bigger the engine gets in my next truck. I'll make up for at least a dozen Prius'!

By: What makes a hosting company green? | Green Website Host - Eco Friendly Green Website Hosting Company Reviews

Wed, 07 Jan 2009 19:37:27 +0000

[...] a marketing ploy and “not in a position to do “Green Hosting” at this time”. Read bluehost’s ceo’s comments about green web hosting and greenwashing. What’s your take on [...]

By: Hanna

Fri, 11 Apr 2008 19:07:18 +0000

Do you think it matters to the atmosphere whether you build your own solar or purchase offsets elsewhere? Either way, the bottom line is that both actions reduce your carbon load. And for a pollutant like carbon that's well-mixed in the atmosphere, it really doesn't make a difference where the reductions take place. You're right that we should be suspicious of greenwashing. You're right that it's better to not pollute in the first place than to try to clean it up. And it's true that carbon offset programs aren't always as transparent or reliable as they should be. But buying offsets represents a huge step in the right direction. I think it's a huge cop out to say "well, we can do the best option (own solar), so we'll do nothing."