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100% Renewable Hosting

100% Renewable Hosting

Here at Southmedia, the way that we treat the planet isn’t just important to us, it’s central to who we are as a company. We strive to have as minimal an impact on the environment as is possible. We encourage walking and cycling to work, we buy second hand technology where possible, and we work in a space that is powered by green electricity.

However, our efforts are dwarfed by the amount of energy required to power the computers that host the world’s websites. We didn’t want to be a part of that, so we’ve spent some time trying to find a renewable energy powered provider. There are lots out there – many of whom come at significant cost, because they’re reliant on solar or wind power.

After much research, we’ve found a datacentre in Canada that is powered by its nearby hydro-electric power station. Hydro-electric power is, of course, a renewable source of energy, making use of the potential energy that can be harnessed by running water. The best bit is that the basic setup isn’t any different from any other data centre, just well thought out geographically, and so the cost is comparable with other datacentres out there.

With the new setup available to us, we’re offering a new tiered pricing structure for web hosting starting in April 2019, details of which can be found on our services page. All of our hosting is fully managed, meaning you won’t ever have to worry about upgrades, backups, or viruses. If your website is built on a popular platform such as WordPress or Drupal, we’ll even perform security upgrades on that as part of the cost.

If you’d like to make the switch to renewable hosting today, why not get in touch?

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