All You Need To Know About Green Hosting

Now days, there are countless websites for just about every business, organization, institution, corporation, and individual with different styles and sizes and for a wide variety of purposes— may it be to promote, inform, advertise, or what not.  As a result, there are also numerous web hosts that provide service to these websites.

Statistically speaking, the use of the internet all over the world is growing exponentially. Thus, the need for electricity to run all of the servers all over the world is increasing. Experts say that if the use of the internet continues to increase at its current rate, the internet industry will be polluting more than the airline industry ten years from now.

This is an astounding fact for people who are concerned about the environment and green living. Especially for those who are aware of the current problems in global warming and its harsh effects on the environment and the world in general. Because of this, specialists who love the environment have formulated a way on how to make web hosting friendly to the environment which is termed as Green Hosting.

What is Green Hosting?

As mentioned earlier, Green Hosting makes web hosting eco-friendly, but how and in what ways? Now there is a wide variety of answers for this question and it differs from one host to another.

Some companies market themselves as eco-friendly by using solar power for their data centers. Their offices can be 100% powered by wind or solar energy which they generate themselves. Other companies are powered by a combination of wind and solar energy. These types of energy may be generated by the company itself or another company.

Likewise, other companies are eco-friendly because they provide electricity-powered instead of fuel-powered transportation to their employees. Some companies do not use papers in their office to reduce cutting of trees while other companies plant trees and recycle wastes on behalf of the client.

Evidently, there are so many different ways for a web hosting service provider to be eco-friendly. They may have similarities when it comes to operations but there may be a wide gap when it comes to their pricing.

Green web hosts, as they are called, have different pricing schemes depending on their company and the services they offer. And since all of them are the same when it comes to being eco-friendly, it is just fit and practical to choose the web hosting service provider that is cheaper in general.

 

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Registering meteorite impact site

GEORGE TOWN, Malaysia: The registration will make Bukit Bunuh one of the world’s reference sites in the study of meteorite impact.

“It will place Malaysia on the World Meteorite Impact Area Map,” said  Centre for Global Archaeological  Research director Prof Mokhtar Saidin.

Speaking after attending the International Conference on the Archaeology of the Meteorite Impact at Bukit Bunuh here yesterday, Mokhtar said it was the  only  meteorite impact site with suevite evidence in Asia.

Suevite is a rock consisting partly of melted material, typically forming rock fragments containing glasses and crystals or lithic fragments (stone tools), formed during an impact.

He said Bukit Bunuh was one of 28  impact sites in the world which exposed suevite evidence out of 896  meteorite impact sites, as well as being the sole impact site from the early Quarternary period (two million years ago).

Mokhtar hoped to submit the application on the matter this year, together with the summary on the conference to the Planetary and Space Science Centre (PASSC), University of Brunswick in Canada.

“We will be collecting the papers and comments from this conference for the application.”

On a related matter, Mokhtar said only four out of 30 open sites, and four  out of 72 caves within the Lenggong Valley had been excavated.

“Bukit Bunuh is one of the four open sites. It is still  being excavated,” said Mokhtar, adding that the excavation, which began in 2001, had yielded 110 chopper tools and 53 hand axes, among others.

Universiti Sains Malaysia vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Omar Osman, who opened the conference, said research had shown that Bukit Bunuh’s importance was not restricted to archaeology, but also geology.

Credit : NST

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