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Expert Rating: 8.6

$4.95/Month

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Hightlights:

  • Enironmentally safe
  • Affordable Plan
  • cPanel servers

GreenGeeks is a solid choice for environmentally friendly hosting.

David Blane

Review by David Blane
Created: July 05, 2011 / Updated: March 01, 2013
 
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Sign up and setup was painless. We had the account up in just a few minutes. We used Fantastico to Install Joomla and there were no issues.

After about 3 months of being with them the server went offline abruptly. The site was down for a day, which is a long time for a website. However, we were pleased that the communication from GreenGeeks was helpful and informative. They followed up by telling us how they would adapt and become a better hosting company.

Since then they have had very few server issues and when they have maintenance the send out a scheduling notification to all of their customers warning of when it will be.

Overall they have a great service for those who are looking for environmentally friendly hosting. They are easy to in touch with on phone and chat, and provide scheduled maintenance notifications so to not interfere with your life.

If you are looking for a green hosting company it’s definitely worth checking out GreekGeeks.
Overall rating 
 
8.6
Ease of Use 
 
9.0
Speed/Uptime 
 
9.0
Customer Support 
 
8.0
Security/Reliability 
 
8.0
Price 
 
9.0

Environmentally safe and affordable plans

Reviewed by: David Blane
Experience Level: Hosting Professional
Reviewed on: May 22, 2012

Overview

We have been happy with GreenGeeks for almost 2 years now. They communicate well about scheduled maintenance and everything has been responsive and speedy.

Pros and Cons

Pros
Environmentally friendly hosting
Affordable for average users
Solid communication
USA Based phone/chat support
Cons
Currently no Dedicated Server

Full Review

Sign up and setup was painless. We had the account up in just a few minutes. We used Fantastico to Install Joomla and there were no issues.

After about 3 months of being with them the server went offline abruptly. The site was down for a day, which is a long time for a website. However, we were pleased that the communication from GreenGeeks was helpful and informative. They followed up by telling us how they would adapt and become a better hosting company.

Since then they have had very few server issues and when they have maintenance the send out a scheduling notification to all of their customers warning of when it will be.

Overall they have a great service for those who are looking for environmentally friendly hosting. They are easy to in touch with on phone and chat, and provide scheduled maintenance notifications so to not interfere with your life.

If you are looking for a green hosting company it’s definitely worth checking out GreekGeeks.

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Best Plan

Monthly Transfer
Unlimited
Disk Space
Unlimited
Price
$4.95/Month
Money Back
30 Day

Specs and Features

Control Panel
cPanel
Databases
MySQL
Easy Install CMS
  • Joomla
  • WordPress
Ecommerce
  • Zen Cart
  • SSL
  • Agora
Email Features
  • Webmail
  • POP3
  • IMAP
  • Email Forwarders
Platform
  • Unix
  • Linux
Server Side Scripts
  • Ruby on Rails
  • PHP
  • CGI
Web Stats
Error Logs
Types
  • Shared Hosting
  • Green Hosting

Support

Support Ticket
Yes
Phone Support
Yes
Availability
24/7
Twitter
No
Facebook
Yes

Company Info

Company Name
GreenGeeks
Headquarters
Santa Monica, CA
Support Phone Number
1-877-326-7483 ext 3
Address
1158 26th St. #446 Santa Monica, CA. 90403 USA.
Number of Employees
Under 50

GreenGeeks has been rated #1 in green hosting service. They were started in 2006 by Trey Gardner. Even those not looking for green hosting still respect the philosophy of conserving energy. GreenGeeks replaces 3 times the energy by harnessing wind power. The company is headquartered in Santa Monica, CA and the servers are located in Chicago, IL in a Green Grid Datacenter.

Plans & Features

The Eco Site Plan by GreenGeeks is their first plan which starts at $6.95/month. It gets you everything you need to get your website up and running. This plan comes with unlimited disk space, unlimited data transfer, e-mail addresses, MySQL databases, free domain for life, free site builder and hundreds of more features.  Sign a contract for 3 years and the price drops to $4.95/month.

Hosting Environment

GreenGeeks uses the latest generation Intel Quad Core Xeon processors that are energy efficient as a part of their commitment to staying green. Their energy efficient servers come with the a RAID-10 configuration. This configuration limits hard drive failures and protects your data while retrieving data is efficiently increased.

With each account you have access to your information, installation scripts, databases, file manager and much more, through cPanel control panel.

Joomla and GreenGeeks

Each plan gives you access to unlimited databases as well as the one-click installer, Fantastico. Fantastico installs Joomla.

Technical Support

GreenGeeks comes with 24/7 technical support via e-mail help desk, live chat and telephone.

Phone

  • 1-877-326-7483 ext 1 (sales department)
  • 1-877-326-7483 ext 3 (support department)
    Monday to Friday - 9:00 AM to Midnight EST
    Saturday and Sunday - 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM EST

Email

Sales: sales{at}greengeeks.com (24x7x365)
Support: support{at}greengeeks.com (24x7x365)

Their knowledge base grows daily with FAQ’s, tutorials, and forums.

Conclusion

Greengeeks is a great Joomla web host. Their management team brings over 10 years of experience with it and is the first to think of our planet in the industry.

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