Contrary to popular belief, the internet isn’t truly a green medium and by no means is the webhosting industry eco-friendly. Instead, studies show that, as of 2005, several years ago, the amount of energy used by the web hosting industry to power their servers was the equivalent of 14 major power plants. By 2020, experts estimate that the webhosting industry will surpass the airline industry in environmental pollution.
How Do Websites Increase Pollution?
It’s actually very simple. Website hosting servers pull energy from the grid and most of that energy comes from fossil fuels. There are tens of millions of servers worldwide and growth in webhosting services is estimated to be greater than 400% each year for the foreseeable future. Each web hosting server produces approximately 1390lbs of CO2 each year, so with each server that’s added, the negative impact increases.
Go Green, But Don’t Settle
There’s no question that your website has a carbon footprint, but when it comes to green energy you have a choice. You can be part of the solution by partnering with an environmentally-friendly webhosting company, like FoxFire Media. Going green doesn’t mean settling for less. Each of our five datacenters (Phoenix, Chicago, Toronto, Montreal and Amsterdam) house multiple energy-efficient servers boasting Intel Dual Quad Core Xeon processors, 64GB DDR3 Ram, Cisco and Juniper Gigabit switch connectivity and SSD RAID-10 storage arrays for maximum performance & protection. With FoxFire, you’ll enjoy the benefits of 99.9% up-time, unlimited bandwidth, speed, and space, all for one low price. This means your site will operate and respond at its full capacity…every time.
How Do We Do It?
Our hosting platform has been designed with a maximum use, no waste of resources mindset. Every aspect of our hosting platform is built to be as energy efficient as possible. We’re directly connected to a recognized EPA Green Power Partner and for every amperage we pull from the grid, we invest 3 times that in the form of renewable energy via Bonneville Environmental Foundation. Our datacenters are designed to be environmentally-friendly and house some of the most energy-efficient hardware on the market. All in all, by working to purchase alternative energy credits (mostly from wind energy) and infusing those back into the grid, FoxFire Media sites create more energy than they use. We are 300% energy efficient, which means not only do we wipe out our personal carbon footprint, but we also negate the effects of two additional companies of our size. Each site we build increases our carbon-reducing power and serves as a greater stride toward a brighter future.
Have Pride in Making a Difference
When you choose to do business with FoxFire Media, you’re choosing to help make a difference. You’re giving back to the environment while gaining a high-performance product. With us, going green doesn’t mean settling for less; you’re getting BETTER quality at a lower price and with a lower environmental impact. Be a part of the change! Join us today in furthering the cause of green energy!