Hostgator shared and reseller servers are 130% wind powered. To reduce the pollution in the environment, Hostgator invested a considerable amount of money to buy the certified renewable energy credits (REC) for every single shared server. Hostgator REC credits are verified and tracked all the time. Hostgator prefers to buy REC credits because it wants to do its best in protecting the environment.
By using wind power to operate the servers, the use of carbon dioxide has been significantly reduced. It is equivalent to removing 444 vehicles that emit carbon dioxide on the highway. The use of wind power can also be compared with powering 321 houses with environmental friendly energy every year. Besides, the investment in wind power is equivalent to saving 5654 oil barrels and protecting 552 acres of the forest. The wind power credits are generated in Texas, where Hostgator main office is based. The majority of the green hosting companies will prefer to generate the REC at the cheapest location. Hostgator pay more for the REC credits to show their responsibilities in the local green economy. Although Hostgator is not able to build a wind farm, it has done its best to by choosing to use renewable energy to power the servers.
If you are an eco friendly person, you should sign up for the Hostgator green hosting program. If you shop around, you will find that there are many hosting companies that offer green hosting plans. Not all the green hosting plans are completely green like Hostgator green hosting plans. Hostgator stands out among other green hosting companies for many reasons. First of all, Hostgator completely use renewable energy to power the servers. Most of the hosting companies that claim themselves to be green hosting companies only offset the electricity. By simply offsetting the electricity, it will still generate negative impacts on the users. Every time the server uses a watt of electricity, 1 – 2 watts of the electricity is required to reduce the heat. Servers generate a lot of heats so it takes a high amount of electricity to cool it down as well. Hostgator is willing to make a large investment in the renewable energy to help reduce the impacts on the environment.