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Digital Pacific Offers Green Web Site Hosting

written by: •edited by: Bill Bunter•updated: 5/6/2010

Sydney based web hosting company, Digital Pacific are covering their total carbon emissions with offsets to promote green web hosting. Here we review their efforts to become an eco-friendly hoster.

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    History and Goals of Digital Pacific

    The Australian company, Digital Pacific was founded in Sydney in 2000. They are a profitable, consumer oriented organization that provides a range of hosting and web services to corporate organizations and consumers.

    Recently Digital Pacific pledged to make quarterly reviews of their carbon footprint in order to estimate emissions from all aspects of its business including regular daily operation and maintenance of hosting servers, routers and air conditioners that cool the servers.

    Digital Pacific Green Hosting Logo After each review, the company plans to buy carbon credits to cover 100% of its total estimated emissions. This will ensure that however much power Digital Pacific uses each quarter, the equivalent amount will be fed back into the grid via solar or wind power instead of other non-sustainable means.

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    How Digital Pacific is an Eco-Friendly Web Host

    The company’s commitment to the environment means that their clients can rest assured that purchasing Digital Pacific’s hosting service, they are contributing to saving the planet by powering their websites responsibly. Many people do not realize how much power is pumped into keeping a website running 24 hours a day. Large data centers require a lot of energy for cooling. Data centers worldwide use an estimated 0.8 percent of global electricity use. That’s the equivalent to 14 one thousand megawatt power stations.

    The company is encouraging all its clients to display their “EcoHost,” logo on their websites in order to promote the notion of offsetting corporate carbon emissions and getting people to evaluate their own carbon footprints.

    Digital Pacific has been dedicated to environmentally and socially responsible business practices since its initial inception and it continues to encourage other businesses and also consumers to green-up their practices at work and at home. The company uses other eco-friendly strategies including billing their customers electronically to reduce paper use and allowing employees to telecommute whenever possible to reduce gas emissions.