GreenGeeks were started in 2008 by Tery Gardner an American entrepreneur was concerned about how much energy the web hosting industry consumed each year. And he started the mission to make GreenGeeks the most ecofriendly platform for web hosting.
They have now grown to host over 600,000 websites (with data centers in the U.S., Canada, and the Netherlands).
They have been named to the INC 5000 list of America’s Fastest Growing Companies for four years in a row. Today in this article we are going to look at all the features and plans they offer. And if they are reliable or not.
To find out the performance in depth we bought the shared plan of GreenGeeks.
Pros of GreenGeeks
GreenGeeks provide a lot of good things.it provides great uptime, amazing support etc. some of the pros of GreenGeeks are as follows
Uptime is a very important factor when it comes to web hosting. It affects the site’s visitor experience and directly affects the profit of the business.
The average uptime that GreenGeeks offer was 99.93% when we tested it for 4 months straight Their uptime in our testing fluctuated from 99.96% to 100%
GreenGeek is Green
Every data center is full of servers that must be always-on, climate-controlled, and secure. It takes a lot of effort to keep them that way! According to estimates, 40% of all energy used to power the internet is spent on keeping servers from overheating.
So, we’re always pleased to see different hosts attempting to reduce their carbon footprint, whether by planting trees or reducing waste. Some call its environmental stewardship, while others call it a clever marketing ploy.
GreenGeeks, on the other hand, provides hosting that is “carbon-reducing,” not just “carbon-neutral.” They pledge to replace THREE times the energy they use by purchasing wind energy credits that are credited back to the grid. Isn’t it cool?
They’re also environmentally friendly. Their efforts have resulted in numerous environmental awards, as well as the designation of official Green Power Partner with the US Environmental Protection Agency. Thus, hosting with them should imply that you are directly assisting the environment.
You’ll also be able to select from a variety of badges to display on your website to inform visitors that your online business is environmentally friendly. Whether to encourage others to do the same or to brag a little.
Fast Page Loading Time
Another important consideration when selecting a host is server speed.
Because if a website takes one to three seconds to load, there is a 32% chance that the bounce rate will increase. In short, the longer it takes for your page to load, the more likely it is that visitors will leave. That is just one example of how speed can affect your website.
Their speed is faster than the industry average, with a time of around 478 ms.
Great Customer Support
Another “significant component” of the review is customer service. We tried GreenGeeks’ live chat and were connected to a customer support agent within a minute, who then responded quickly and concisely to our questions.
GreenGeeks also has a large knowledge base where users can look up answers to their questions.
That’s a great benefit if you prefer self-help to contacting a customer service representative.
GreenGeeks offers a wide range of article categories and subcategories, including sales questions, general hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting, billing questions, video tutorials, and much more.
If you can’t find your solution in the above-mentioned categories, you can use the search bar.
Beginner Friendly Interface
GreenGeeks’ user interface is another thing we like.
Both the dashboards for managing your GreenGeeks account and your website are simple and easy to use. They’re also pleasing to the eye!
They use cPanel, which is a popular industry tool that both a complete beginner and a seasoned developer will appreciate.
The SitePad website builder is an example of a beginner-friendly feature, as it allows anyone with no coding knowledge to create a website. GreenGeeks even integrates a thumbnail view of the various SitePad themes into cPanel to make it even more user-friendly.
Money-Back Guarantee for 30 Days
If you’re not satisfied with GreenGeeks, they offer a 30-day, no-questions-asked money-back guarantee on most hosting plans.
However, there are a few exceptions. More information can be found in the Cons section.
CDN for Free
Everyone who browses the web on a daily basis interacts with a Content Delivery Network (CDN), whether they are looking at news sites, social media pages, or shopping online.
GreenGeeks provides a CDN to users who use Cloudflare. That’s fantastic news for your site optimization, especially if you have a global audience.
Cons of GreenGeeks Hosting
Despite all of the benefits of GreenGeeks, there are a few things to consider before making a final decision.
Industry-Normal Pricing (Higher Renewals)
GreenGeeks follows the tried-and-true industry practice of advertising a very low monthly rate of $2.95 on their website, only to reveal that you must sign up three years in advance to receive it.
Furthermore, the prices rise as the signup period shortens:
- $3.95 Biennially
- $4.95 per year
- $10.95 per month
Uncertain Refund Policy
Many web hosts will include a free domain name when you open a new account with them. GreenGeeks also provides you with a free domain name.
But read the small print:
If you request the previously mentioned money-back guarantee and take advantage of the ‘free’ domain name offer, your refund will be reduced by the amount you paid for domain name registration fees.This means that the domain name is not really free and that their money-back guarantee has some strings attached.
This strategy, however, is used by many other hosts.
Green Geeks Pricing
GreenGeeks provides a wide range of hosting services, including Shared Hosting, VPS Hosting, and Reseller Hosting.
Shared hosting- To begin, GreenGeeks provides a limited but adequate selection of Shared Hosting plans. They’re divided into three distinct categories, with clear Lite, Pro, and Premium descriptions to help you find the tier that’s right for your website.
Their introductory price of $2.95 (Lite) does require a three-year commitment, which is understandably excessive. If you prefer a 12-month commitment, the price rises to $4.95. If you decide to pay for a year in advance (rather than three), the price of their Lite plan rises to $4.95/mo. It’s not a big deal, but the $24 increase in yearly fees is worth noting.
Managed VPS hosting is also available.
Because of its low cost, shared hosting is one of the most popular types of web hosting. With shared hosting, your website shares system resources (and thus the associated cost) with the many other websites that are also hosted on the same server. Shared hosting is not very powerful, but it is inexpensive. That is sometimes all that is required.
It starts from $39.95 per month.
Finally, GreenGeeks provides Reseller Hosting if you want to start your own small hosting business.
Reseller web hosting starts from $19.95 per month. And it provides 60 GB SSD disk space. And 600 GB transfer along with 25 cPanel.
GreenGeeks has a larger mission than just providing web hosting, which we appreciate.
They aren’t the best we’ve seen, but they do provide reliable speed, uptime, and customer service. For these reasons, you should take a look at them.
Just keep in mind that if you want their lowest rate, you must sign up for the long term. And that if you decide to request a refund, your ‘free domain’ and ‘money-back guarantee’ may not be so solid.
Note – This review is written by our expert reviewer based on their research. If you are the business owner and have questions about our review, don’t hesitate to contact us for corrections.
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