GreenGeeks Review

GreenGeeks Review Summary

With their eco-friendly vision GreenGeeks has positioned themselves in a unique spot to offer hosting that some companies have bylaws mandating them to take advantage of – green hosting. Combined with above-average performance and a good spread of supporting technologies, they are an attractive option for many.
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GreenGeeks Pros

  • Returns power consumed with renewable energy credits
  • Unmetered resources
  • Free domain name for the first year
  • Free Wildcard SSL
  • Choice of five server locations
  • Free white glove site migration
  • Complete SSD solution and HTTP/2 enabled
  • Free drag and drop website builder
  • All plans support Perl, Python and Git
  • Automated daily backups
  • Account solation and Secure vFS
  • Premium plans have one dedicated IP
  • Root access, control panel and cPanel/WHM included

GreenGeeks Cons

  • Limited scalability
  • Relatively low VPS uptime guarantee
  • Slightly lacklustre customer service

Editor's Review & Recommendation

When I was first giving GreenGeeks the once-over I was at first a little distressed that they seemed to only offer shared hosting plans. Then I found their VPS and dedicated server solutions buried at the bottom of their website which highlighted to me where their priorities were.

Their shared plans are impressive though and you can many freebies here that other hosts wouldn’t hesitate to charge a premium for. HTTP/2 access, tools for developers, free wildcard SSL, free domain for a year – the list goes on.

Even more impressive is that they have managed to cap the price of all of this to very decent figures, even considering increased prices upon renewal which almost all web hosting companies are doing.

For Newbies and Individual Bloggers

Green hosting might not be the focus for bloggers and newbies to the web scene but the solid plans that GreenGeeks offers choices that are hard to beat. There are many features designed to help users out in terms of usability such as 1-click installers and automated software updates. Prices are also at manageable levels for almost any level of beginner.

GreenGeeks Performance

GreenGeeks Shared Hosting Uptime

Shared hosting uptime for GreenGeeks is tracked from the US, with seven backup locations. Average uptime for the past 30 days has been 96.39%.

GreenGeeks Shared Hosting Response Time

Average aggregate response speed for GreenGeeks is 161.10ms. GreenGeeks shared hosting response time is checked every four hours from ten locations.

GreenGeeks Plans & Pricing

GreenGeeks Shared Hosting
/per month
1 website
Unlimited storage
Unlimited data transfer
Free 1-year domain name
Free Wildcard SSL
Standard performance

/per month
Unlimited websites
Unlimited storage
Unlimited data transfer
Free 1-year domain name
Free Wildcard SSL
2x performance

/per month
Unlimited websites
Unlimited storage
Unlimited data transfer
Free 1-year domain name
Free Premium Wildcard SSL
4x performance
Dedicated IP

GreenGeeks VPS/Cloud Hosting
/per month
1 CPU core
2 GB memory
50 GB SSD Raid-10 storage
2 TB data transfer
/per month
2 CPU core
4 GB memory
100 GB SSD Raid-10 storage
4 TB data transfer
/per month
4 CPU core
8 GB memory
150 GB SSD Raid-10 storage
5 TB data transfer

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