We are in the middle of our Global website overhaul. In one of our conversations we thought that the hosting of our global website should be aligned with our values. Hosting our website is a bit different to hosting an OFN app. We can use shared hosting which is cheaper and needs less maintenance. Choosing a hosting provider, we can consider several factors:
- environmentally friendly operations
- supporting open source and transparency
- offering a central location with quick access from all over the world
- affordable prices
Here is a summary of some providers I found.
This one came to mind because they are cheap and specialise in Wordpress hosting. They run their own data centre in the US and are therefore independent from Google and Amazon. I didn’t find any information about green hosting though.
They claim to offset carbon emissions by 300%, are very affordable and specialise in Wordpress hosting. They have locations in the US and Europe.
A New Zealand company offering servers in many data centres. Their data centre in NZ is hydro-powered but NZ doesn’t have the fastest connections to the rest of the world. Pricing isn’t cheap either.
This German provider uses hydro and wind power for their data centres. Locations are very central as well and prices are good.
Do you know another provider that could be better than one of the above? Please suggest more.