GreenGeeks Web Hosting was founded in California in 2008 by Trey Gardner, and today it is headquartered in Agoura Hills, California. In the eleven years since its founding, this company has provided 35,000+ customers from 150+ countries with 300,000+ hosted websites. Crucially, considering GreenGeeks’ environmental credentials, it has replaced 615,000 kWh every year with wind power credits.
The company’s robust infrastructure is powered by 300% clean renewable energy, and its servers are located in state-of-the-art data center facilities at Phoenix, Chicago, Montreal, and Amsterdam. GreekGeeks offers a variety of hosting plans (web, reseller, VPS, and application) along with dedicated servers and website builder solutions.
The GreenGeeks website is in English.
Features and Ease of Use
GreenGeeks offers three shared hosting plans – named Ecosite Starter, Ecosite Pro, and Ecosite Premium – plus three WordPress plans that are basically the same but are optimized for WordPress.
The shared hosting plans vary in terms of emails-per-hour (100-500), availability of PowerCacher technology (on the top two plans), performance (‘standard’ to 4x), PCI compliance (available as an add-on with the first two plans), and Premium Wildcard SSL certificate (available as an add-on with the first two plans). Otherwise, the plans have the following features in common:
- Unlimited SSD Disk Space, bandwidth, and email accounts
- Free domain for the first year
- Free website transfer
- Optimized LiteSpeed Web Server
- MySQL/MariaDB database
- Free drag-and-drop website builder
- cPanel and Softaculous
- Nightly backups
- SSH and SFTP access
Cloudflare CDN can be used for improved website speed and performance. And thanks to GreenGeeks’ customized in-house caching technology, you can enjoy faster load times for your favorite applications.
GreenGeeks’ services also feature advanced custom security rules along with zero-day vulnerability fixes. Performance and redundancy are assured with SSD-based RAID-10 storage arrays, and the company provides a 99.9% guaranteed server uptime.
Pricing and Support
All GreenGeeks’ plans are payable in U.S. dollars by PayPal or credit/debit card.
The low prices displayed on the website are only available when you sign up for a three-year billing term. Shorter billing cycles cost significantly more; for example, three times more for monthly billing on the entry-level plan.
I personally consider it to be poor practice to advertise the lowest possible prices, but if you do decide to sign up for a full three years, you can take comfort from the 30-day money-back guarantee that should get you out if you change your mind within the first month.
You can access 24/7 customer support via live chat, email, and telephone. I was impressed with the rapid response when I initiated a live chat:
If you prefer to help yourself rather than reaching out to customer support, you can take advantage of the comprehensive knowledge base and the wealth of website tutorials.