My www.frbill.org web Presence is Back! After being down for over four weeks, I finally decided that I had it with the "Personal Web Pages" that Comcast advertised were being upgraded. My turned into a totally downgrade to the point where I had no site at all. So, I decided to change web hosts. After much looking around, I think I found my new home with HostPapa.ca. In many ways, they are just like all the other web host services, but without the gimmicks of a variety of plans with a sneaky discount to lure one in. Instead, they have a flat rate and one basic service. The best thing is that they were one of the few companies that prided themselves in being "green" when it comes to the environment. As a Catholic priest, you can imagine that I was immediately drawn to this option. After all, we must be good stewards of our planet.
How does this work you might ask? Here is their own explanation:
After an energy audit by an outside provider to calculate our total electrical energy consumption from traditional sources, Hostpapa purchased "green energy tags", or certificates from a certified green energy supplier. That supplier calculates the totalenergy consumption of our operation and uses their suppliers of Green energy to pumps in 100% equivalent energy back into the power grid. This effectively cuts down on the Carbon Dioxide (CO2) producing energy that we normally would have required from non-green energy sources.
We actually have calculated that within the scope of one year with our initial purchase of green energy that we have removed roughly 4,000 kg of CO2 emissions and other greenhouse gases affecting our environment. That's close to being almost two cars removed from the highway for a 12-month period!
By purchasing the green energy certificates, we have completely offset the amount of greenhouse gas production by our current electricity providers with certified wind and solar power providers in the United States and Canada.
-excerpt from http://www.hostpapa.ca/green/go-green.shtml
So, I can now say that my web site has gone green! What a convenient truth to be able to have a new hosting company and support a company that cares about our envirnoment. Yee Hah! Maybe I'll change all the colors green. Maybe add some foliage. Hmmm. Dunno. But, hey! I'm back! With this new server, I may even be able to stretch my wings like never before. Time will tell. Until, I would like to say for the record that it's actually quite easy being a geek gone green.