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The Pros And Cons of Using GreenGeeks Hosting Service

The digital age is here and almost nothing goes on this world without involving the internet in it. Hence websites have become an integral part of business and services and web hosting companies have become its core. Once such web hosting company is Greengeeks web hosting. The company is more than 10 years old now and has grown to become one of the biggest web hosting companies in the world.

One of the few ‘green’ hosting services on the planet they have been trying to become a unique bastion for those seeking a hosting service that is eco-friendly. What sets it apart is this very fact. Unlike many of the ‘green’ hosting companies out there, Greengeeks have actually been moving towards a green hosting service that is actually sustainable.

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Pros

  • Environmentally Friendly

As I said earlier, Greengeeks is a web hosting site that is actually working towards being environmentally friendly and it shows. It is one of the few companies that claim to offer “300% Green Web Hosting Powered by Renewable Energy,” which is quite a statement to make considering how energy hungry servers that host websites are.

  • Fantastic Server Speeds

One of the most important things about hosting servers is the speed that they offer and when you run the usual performance tests on Greengeeks, the screens simply light up. They have excellent server speeds whether the server is located in Europe or London or even Sao Paolo for that matter.

  • Server Locations

Another advantage of using Greengeeks is the number of options they offer in terms of server locations. The hosting service has data centres across the US in Chicago, Phoenix, Toronto and another data centre based out of Amsterdam in Europe.

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Cons

  • Uptime leaves something to be desired

While the company boasts of being green while claiming high server speeds and versatility, when it comes to measuring uptime, there leaves something more to be desired. Although the company gives a guaranty of 99.9% of uptime, it has been found that the uptime is generally about 99.6% which can make all the difference in the busy world of the internet.

  • The Customer Service has room for Improvement

Calling their customer service bad would be rather harsh but it is none the less true to say that there is a lot of room for improvement. While they do have everything a web host seeker would need like 24/7 email support, phone support and live chat, for all the promises they make it appears that there are a fair number of complaints dedicated to this host.

  • Refund Policy does not include Setup and Domain Fee

Greengeeks have a refund policy in place, assuring of 30 days money back guarantee under their refund policy, they do not include the setup and domain fees under it. This means that if you ever do seek a refund, the domain registration fees, other addon features cost (such as SSL, CDN cost, etc), and a “free” setup fees during purchase will not be included in your refunds.