|Why? Because our webhost is carbon neutral! That means they purchase renewable energy certificates that offset the carbon emissions generated by all of their business activities. Click the 'this site is green' logo to find out more!|
Who is your webhost?
Our webhost is DreamHost. It is the Los Angeles-based web hosting branch of New Dream Network, LLC, founded in April 1996 by Dallas Bethune, Josh Jones, Michael Rodriguez and Sage Weil, undergraduate students at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California. DreamHost hosts over half a million domain names on a network of mainly Debian GNU/Linux-based servers. Although being a huge company we have found them highly reliable and support is quick and efficient, it is still owned by its employees - you can see by the DreamHost "About us" a prime example of their sense of humour: www.dreamhost.com/aboutus.html. DreamHost is notable for being unusually transparent about its business practices, with staff contributing to a popular blog. DreamHost's blog is the 2007 winner of the "Best Corporate Blog" - here is a link to the blog: blog.dreamhost.com.
Why go Green?
When DreamHost learnt that it generated as much carbon dioxide as 545 average-size homes they realized they had to do something to neutralize their emissions. With a bit of research they found the most effective approach begins with resource conservation: turning off the lights, reducing travel, printing on both sides of the page. Efforts are being ramped up at DreamHost daily to do what they do with less. The next step DreamHost made was to purchase Renewable Energy Credits. Finally, to neutralize those unavoidable emissions they invested in Emission Reduction Credits. Here is a link to their Certificate of Carbon Neutralization: www.thegreenoffice.com/cnr/47kgqr3.
I would like to try DreamHost too, can I get a discount?
DreamHost have a 97-day money-back guarantee! We can also get you $50 off your first year if you use this "promo code" when you sign up: COMPUTINGDATA