Ethical Hosting is the hosting brand of Ethical Web Services Inc., a small Canadian hosting company known for its green website hosting solutions (hence its name). This provider is 100% powered by renewable energy and carbon offsets to help save the environment. Its hosting solutions include shared web hosting, green reseller hosting, domain name registration services, and SSL certificates.
Ethical Hosting’s English language website is unappealing, not mobile-friendly, and doesn’t seem to have been updated for years.
Features and Ease of Use
By choosing one of Ethical Hosting’s website packages, customers get the chance to support charities and non-profit organizations. In addition, to show that it is socially responsible, the hosting firm offers green web hosting packages that are 100% powered by renewable energy and carbon offsets offered by Bullfrog Power and ClimateCare.
Ethical Hosting’s three shared web hosting solutions include Bronze (1.7 GB disk space, 12 GB monthly bandwidth, and 15 email accounts), Silver (3.5 GB disk space, 40 GB monthly bandwidth, and 30 email accounts), and Gold (7 GB disk space, 100 GB monthly bandwidth, and unlimited email accounts).
The web hosting solutions come with the following standard features:
- Unlimited subdomains
- Free SSL certificates
- MySQL databases
- PHP 5.3 to 7.0
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- Latest cPanel
- Softaculous auto-installer
In addition to offering free SSL certificates, Ethical Hosting sells SSL certificates separately from the likes of GeoTrust and Comodo. It also offers R1Soft monthly backup and restore services for a fee.
Resellers can sign up for the WHM-powered Green Reseller Web Hosting plans. These solutions come with one dedicated IP address, the ability to monitor server status, and access to private name servers based on your domain.
Pricing and Support
Being environmentally friendly comes at a price, and Ethical Hosting’s hosting solutions reflect that with somewhat higher costs. However, you’ll be delighted to know that significant discounts of up to 30% off the listed prices are available.
You can pay for plans on flexible billing cycles – monthly, quarterly, semi-annually and annually – with lower prices for longer commitments. And you needn’t worry too much about signing up for a long stretch because this vendor offers a very generous 60-day money-back guarantee that gives you up to two months to change your mind. You also get a 99.9% uptime guarantee with a downtime compensation plan.
You can contact Ethical Hosting’s customer care team via a toll-free telephone number, email, ticket system, or live chat (which always seems to be offline). Unfortunately, my exploratory email went unanswered, so it’s fortunate that there is a knowledge base to help with self-support: