GreenGeeks – 10 Years of Web Hosting

On April 21st, we turn 10 years old!

Ten years. Wow! I’m going to let that sink in for a moment.

In 2008, Trey founded GreenGeeks with a vision to not only become the best web hosting platform available but also create an organization that led the change in being environmentally friendly. I loved the vision Trey had and although we have known each other for years online – we had never met! In 2009, we took a chance together, and I joined the company, we finally met 6 months after starting the company. Together, we had a sense of renewed excitement for the vision of being the World’s #1 Green Energy Web Hosting Provider. Since then, we have grown to become one of the largest web hosting providers servicing over 300,000 websites to customers in over 150 countries globally.

Like many startups, it was just a small team of us at the beginning. Soon thereafter, we started to put together the pieces to handle the growth that we were experiencing and haven’t looked back since. We have gradually reached to a superlative team of more than 75 — all of which work together harmoniously remotely from all around the globe. This is something not all companies can do, and do well. We have come a long way since it was just Trey and I. It’s almost surreal.

In the last 10 years, GreenGeeks has made the INC 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America four years in a row. We’ve been recognized by the United States EPA as a Green Power Partner, have been mentioned in countless editorials, have sponsored dozens of community events such as DrupalCon, WordCamp and have given back to various charities and humanitarian efforts around the globe.

As we celebrate the 10th anniversary of GreenGeeks, I feel really proud and blessed when I look back at the journey of all that we have accomplished as a company in these significant and remarkable years. GreenGeeks has gone through a lot of ups and a few downs in all of these years and has emerged as one of the top web hosting providers in the world.

While looking back is fun, looking forward is what really thrills us.

The entire team here at GreenGeeks is excited about the next stage of our company; the next 10 years. We have been working hard to provide a better web hosting platform that empowers bloggers, web developers, and small businesses. You will see new innovative products & services, and see more value from GreenGeeks as we progress into the next decade.

Thank you for choosing GreenGeeks as your web hosting platform of choice. We really do appreciate it and we look forward to serving you for many years to come.

Cheers to another 10 years.

Sincerely,

Kaumil Patel
Chief Operating Officer
GreenGeeks.com

&

Trey Gardner
Chief Executive Officer
GreenGeeks.com

11 Replies to “GreenGeeks – 10 Years of Web Hosting”

  1. Congrats on the anniversary! I’ve been a happy customer for almost 3 years now.

    Looking to the future I’m excited about GreenGeeks implementing Let’s Encrypt. Last fall there were comments by Kaumil Patel in a GreenGeeks post ( https://www.greengeeks.com/blog/2017/09/14/chrome-to-label-sites-as-not-secure-and-how-you-can-avoid-it/ ) that indicated it would happen early in 2018. As we approach mid-2018 I’m sure there are many GreenGeeks customers like myself hoping for Let’s Encrypt to happen.

    1. Hi Mark,

      Thank you, and I’m glad to see you’ve been a customer with us for 3 years. We’ve recently launched a closed-beta of LetsEncrypt to existing customers. Get in touch with our support team and we’ll be able to assist you with getting it enabled for your website(s).

  2. Thank you guys, I’ve been a client from the beginning. The service is top notch and if I ever need assistance with a clients website, your techs not only provide excellent information, they take the time to teach me. Here’s looking forward to another 10 years!!!

    Russell P
    3rd Coast, LLC

  3. From last 4.5 years, i have been a satisfied customer and top class chat platform that helps instantly to our issues.

    We are planning to expand our business services and were hoping If Greengeeks are complying GDPR but i got to know there are not plans at this moment. We have no option to wrap up and look for alternative provider because as a UK Law we must complay with GDPR Compliance.
    Do you have plans on this?

    Thanks

    1. Hi Kam,

      Firstly, thank you for your business over the last 4.5 years. We know you have a ton of choices and appreciate that you’ve selected GreenGeeks and look to continue with us for many years to come. To answer your question about GDPR, I am not sure where you heard that we have no plans to adopt/support GDPR compliance, but this is false. GreenGeeks is committed to ensuring the privacy rights of our customers and are working to implement GDPR compliance.

      I hope this helps clarify your concerns!

  4. GreenGeeks is committed to ensuring the privacy rights of our customers and are working to implement GDPR compliance. Unfortunately you won’t share these plans with your customers. A cynical person might think you have no plans and are madly scrambling round to get this done! I’m sure that is not the case and I suspect the whole ICANN debacle around the whois service is complicating things for you. However, surely you could update customers on things like PrivacyShield Framework compliance (required if data is hosted outside of EU), access to web service logs, etc?

    We can’t just take your word that it will all be okay by the deadline. We have a legal responsibility to verify that all the 3rd parties we use are GDPR compliant. This needs to be done far enough in advance that we are able to update our privacy policies and various other documents/procedures and/or put in place contingency plans if a 3rd party does not comply. So as Kam says we must also consider moving to a different supplier which would be a shame.

    1. Hi David,

      We fully intend to share our plans with our customers and will share them with all of our customers via notification across all mediums well before the deadline. Thank you.

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