Data centers are what make the internet possible.
A data center houses all the computer equipment necessary for you to visit a website, relay information as you surf the Internet, talk on your cell phone and store billions of websites themselves and a whole lot more.
What does this have to do with the environment? A LOT!
Data centers account for between 3 – 4% of all the electricity produced today. That is huge and it is also a huge amount of carbon emissions released to the environment.
HostGator which hosts over 1.3 million websites is fighting back by going green!
HostGator purchased enough Renewable Energy Credits to not only cover their power uses, they have purchased 130% so they are giving back. Every one of HostGators servers (hosting servers and reseller servers) are now green powered by renewable wind energy. This includes both running the servers as well as cooling the servers which a lot of so called green webhosts do not do.
Rest assured if you are looking for a true green host, HostGator has truly become a green web hosting solution.
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