Hallo Amsterdam! Shared hosting now available in Europe.

“Eindelijk is hij er!”

I’m excited to announce today that GreenGeeks has launched its first European data center location in Amsterdam, Netherlands and will officially begin offering our shared hosting to customers today.

Over the last few weeks, we have quietly made available to new customers signing up from Europe, Africa, and Asia the option to provision their shared hosting account in our European data center. Customers visiting our website from these regions will now by default have their shared hosting account provisioned in Amsterdam, while customers visiting from anywhere else in the world will get the option to select Europe as the destination if they desire.

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GreenGeeks Makes Inc. 5000 List For The Fastest-Growing Private Companies In 2016 For 4 Consecutive Years

GreenGeeks makes Inc 5000

GreenGeeks, a leader in providing green energy web hosting solutions is excited to announce that it has made the Inc. 5000 list for 2016 of the fastest-growing private companies in America. Ranked overall at #4319 in the list, GreenGeeks achieved three-years sales growth of 62 percent. This inclusion makes 2016 the fourth straight year that GreenGeeks has been on the Inc. 5000 list, which is no easy accomplishment, considering the ever-growing number of competing private companies.

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Recent ICANN changes & How they affect you!

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Earlier this year, Internet Corporation of Assigned Names & Numbers (ICANN) published an updated Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA). These changes are scheduled to go into effect January 1st 2014 and will affect all domain owners both with GreenGeeks® or another domain registrar. To review a quick technical summary of the policy change check our our educational article ICANN RAA 2013 Changes. This blog article is a more simplistic explanation including examples of what will take place.

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Industry-wide WordPress Brute Force Attack

What a day…

After we came across some unusual activity on many of our servers, we pushed out an article to help our WordPress users protect their WP-Admin areas from attackers. As the day went on we started to see more of the unusual activity, but this time with tens of thousands of IP addresses. This is a very well organized, highly-distributed global attack on WordPress installations across pretty much every web hosting provider in the industry.

We strongly suggest that you change your password on your WordPress installation. Something that is very hard to guess. lower case, UPPER CASE, 1234’s and $*@#&$’s.

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CIRA warns .CA registrants of online scam

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has received reports of an online scam, wherein “renewdomain.ca” is sending out fake email renewal notices to .CA Registrants. “Renewdomain.ca” is not a CIRA Certified Registrar and is fraudulently posing as the Registrant’s Registrar in an attempt to obtain payment from the Registrant. The email identifies the recipient’s domain name and that it is about to expire. The recipient is then directed to renew the domain by clicking on a link that leads to a “renewdomain.ca” PayPal payment page.
CIRA has worked with the offending website’s Registrar and the site is now shut down. CIRA is continuing to work with PayPal in an effort to shut down the fraudulent payment page.

All .CA Registrants should ignore these emails and not provide payment.

GreenGeeks awarded Best Value for WordPress by WPHub

Last Friday the popular WordPress blog and resource center WPHub.com awarded us their Best Value for WordPress Hosting Award.

We’re extremely excited about and thankful for this nod of appreciation from one of the rising stars in the WordPress ecosphere.  We are however aware that you may not be familiar with WPHub as they are the result of a recent merger of several different WordPress blogs/resources.  Since they have been kind enough to highlight what makes GreenGeeks such a great service to their community and the WordPress community at large, we’d like to introduce you to WPHub and what they’re all about too.

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GreenGeeks is now in Canada!

Los Angeles, CA, November 1, 2011 – GreenGeeks, a world leader in providing green energy web hosting solutions has announced today that it has launched its services in Canada.

“For several years now our top tier technical and quality assurance teams have been comprised of American and Canadian personnel” said Trey Gardner, CEO of GreenGeeks. “at the request of our Canadian customers we have established server presence in Canada as well as now accepting Canadian dollars” added Trey.

Its Canadian data center located in Toronto, Ontario and will provide GreenGeeks’ Canadian customers quicker access to their sites along with better SEO opportunities within the Canadian search engines.

GreenGeeks says that it currently is providing its shared hosting packages at $4.95 CAD per month and has plans to expand into reseller, VPS and dedicated server offerings. Customers who sign up for their annual shared hosting plans also receive a free .CA domain registration as part of the package.

“We are excited about this new expansion in our services” said Trey “and we are proud of our accomplishments thus far and we remain vigilant to be one of the best web hosting providers on the internet and certainly the most eco-friendly web host anywhere in the market.”

For more information visit the Canadian GreenGeeks site at http://www.greengeeks.ca

About GreenGeeks.

GreenGeeks provides shared, reseller and dedicated server web hosting as well as domain name registration and domain management. GreenGeeks has offices in Toronto, Chicago and Los Angeles and they service customers in over 40 countries World Wide. Since the start of operations GreenGeeks has been the industry leader in eco-friendly web hosting by making their servers & areas of operation 300% green. For more information visit www.greengeeks.com or www.greengeeks.ca

DrupalCon 2011 Hosting Giveaway Winners Announced!

Last month we were an official sponsor of DrupalCon 2011 Chicago, and a few of us headed out to the windy city to participate.  The conference was a great turn out. Our team met a lot of our customers and a lot of potential new customers who were interested in our green approach to the industry.

Part of our presence there was to give away 10 free drupal hosting accounts to anyone in the Drupal community that let us scan their QR Codes into our Apple iPod Touch, our eco-friendly way of collecting “business cards” for the draw. Today, we have announced our winners and they have been contacted via e-mail to redeem their free web hosting account. Congratulations to those who won and thanks for those who participated and took interest in our company.

Oh, we we also gave out a LOT of candy 🙂

TJ Williams
GreenGeeks / Marketing