Hosting with EntirelyDigital - a Good Choice for the Environment

  • Wednesday, 29th March, 2023
  • 10:58am

If you're looking for a provider to host your website and email, there are many factors to consider, including reliability, security, and cost. However, one factor that is often overlooked is the carbon footprint of the datacenter. Hosting your website in a datacenter with low carbon emissions can have a significant positive impact on the environment.

Ontario has one of the lowest carbon footprints of any jurisdiction in North America, thanks to a combination of factors, including a low reliance on fossil fuels for electricity generation. In fact, Ontario's electricity grid is over 90% carbon-free, with the majority of electricity generated by nuclear, hydroelectric, and renewable sources.

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By hosting your website with EntirelyDigital, you can be confident that you are minimizing the environmental impact of your website. This is especially important if your website generates a lot of traffic, as high traffic levels can quickly add up to a significant carbon footprint.

But it's not just about the environment - hosting your website with EntirelyDigital can also benefit your business. By choosing a datacenter that is powered by low-carbon electricity, you can demonstrate to your customers and stakeholders that you are committed to sustainability. This can help to differentiate your business from competitors and attract customers who prioritize environmentally-friendly practices.

Another way to further reduce our environmental impact, is by using off-lease servers instead of buying new ones. When you purchase a new server, it requires the production of new materials, including metals and plastics, as well as the energy needed to manufacture, package, and transport it. On the other hand, when you use an off-lease server, you are extending the life of an existing server that might have otherwise been discarded, reducing the need for new servers to be manufactured. We do This approach not only reduces the environmental impact of e-waste but also helps to conserve valuable resources. EntirelyDigital continuously upgrades existing hardware, increasing server RAM, disk speed (via SSD), thus increasing the density of services that can be hosted on our platform.

Overall, there are many good reasons to consider hosting your cloud services with EntirelyDigital. By choosing a low-carbon datacenter, you can minimize the environmental impact of your website while also demonstrating your commitment to sustainability. And with reliable power, high-speed internet connectivity, and top-notch security, you can be confident that your website is in good hands.

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