WebhostingPad VS GreenGeeks
GreenGeeks isn’t just a clever name, it is a business model. In the few years they have been in business, GreenGeeks has gained attention through the way they do web hosting. They offer solid, award-winning plans, but they do it in a way that saves energy and is certified “Green.” Why it green important? According to their website, by 2020 the web hosting industry will be using enough energy to pollute as much as the airline industry. Those servers require a lot of electricity, so they do their best to keep it clean through the purchase of wind energy certificates.
WebhostingPad doesn’t have a solid “Green” plan yet, but they do offer a great hosting plan for very little money. But don’t think that cheap equates to poor quality. These guys serve up a heaping pile of features for their clients.
Which one would you choose? We take a look at both hosts and come up with a recommendation for you below.
The WebhostingPad plan is one of the most affordable in the industry at only $1.99 per month with 4 years prepaid. If you don’t want that kind of commitment yet, consider their 12 month plan for only $3.95 per month.
The GreenGeeks plan is also affordable at only $4.95 per month for 36 month, $6.95 per month for 24 months, or $7.95 per month for a single year.
Products and Services
At WebhostingPad you get lots of extras, like a free website building tool, $200 worth of marketing credits, the best control panel in the industry with cPanel software, and a 30-day money back and 99.9% uptime guarantee.
GreenGeeks also provides their clients with a free site building tool, along with free site migration for those who already have a website. In addition to their 30-day money back and 99.9% uptime guarantee, GreenGeeks offers “Green” certificates and tags that clients can proudly display on their own websites.
Web Hosting Features
Let’s look first at the “unlimited” features of both hosting companies. Both offer unlimited bandwidth, disk space, hosted domains, and MySQL databases. WebhostingPad also offers unlimited email accounts.
Both offer multi-media support, as well as popular scripting and 3rd-party software support. Both also offer eCommerce features, but while WebhostingPad only offers OS Commerce shopping cart, GreenGeeks offers clients a choice of three shopping cart packages.
Both have “24/7″ live support, but while GreenGeeks only offers 24 hour chat support, WebhostingPad offers 24 hour telephone and email support as well.
Both also provide clients with a nice online help center filled with articles and tutorials. GreenGeeks help center is a little more user-friendly.
In all, both web hosts compare very similarly. Both offer a single plan at a low price with lots of features. Both have a strong technical support. But when it comes to making a difference in how they do business, GreenGeeks offers a solid plan that is affordable, and they do it through 300% wind energy. Our recommendation goes to GreenGeeks.