Do you need VPS Hosting?

We’ve been offering VPS Hosting for quite some time now. We like to give our customers options for when it comes to hosting and that’s why we offer a wide array of hosting solutions, virtual private servers being one of them. However, not a lot of customers know what a VPS is and/or how it works. I’ll try to clear that up and try to make some sense out of it for you.

VPS Hosting Pricing

So what exactly is VPS Hosting?

VPS stands for Virtual Private Server and is essentially a server within a larger host server, often called a hardware node. What we’re able to do is take a server with lots of resources (CPU, Memory, Disk Space, etc) and slice it down to smaller servers through virtualization technology. The smaller servers or VPS’ look and feel the same as a dedicated server except that they are residing on hardware that is shared with other VPS’.

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Top 5 SEO Tips to Help You Rank Higher

google-bing-yahoo-08-24-101Customers ask us all the time about how to get their site at a higher ranking in Google. These days, most people discover new sites by finding them in search engines like Google or Yahoo. The process of improving your ranking in these search engines is called Search Engine Optimization, or SEO. Here are a few ways to improve your search engine ranking:

1. Use the GreenGeeks Search Engine Optimization Tools

Included in the GreenGeeks control panel is a set of tools for search engine submission and optimization  Simply log in to cPanel and click the “SEO tools” icon. This set of tools submits your site to search engines, can help you with link building, check your site against blacklists, and much more!

2. Make sure all of your pages are named

Use the <title> tag to ensure all of your pages have a descriptive title. This will help search engines determine all of the content your site has to offer. For example, if your page is about the dog grooming service that you offer in the Los Angeles, you may put a title such as: Professional Dog Grooming in Los Angeles.

3. Use descriptive links on your page

Instead of linking to informational pages by saying click here, link to informational pages by making it more fluent. For example, GreenGeeks offers exceptional Green Energy Web Hosting. Search engines use links to help determine what content your site has, so using descriptive links will help improve your SEO. Remember, it needs to read natural otherwise Google may take it as being spam, which will hurt your SEO.

4. Add alternate text for images

Make sure that your images utilize the ALT tag or if you’re using a content management system like WordPress, add a description. Search engines cannot see images, so describing the images will enable them to be picked up.

5. Design your site in an organized way

In the end, a well designed and organized website tends to rank higher in search engines. Using a content management system like WordPress or Drupal will help you achieve a clean and easily optimized site. These tools also have many SEO plugins to help you get the most out of search engine optimization.

These are just a few basic tools for getting started with SEO. How do you achieve a high ranking in search engines? Let us know in the comment section bellow.

Increase Website Speed & Security through CloudFlare

If you haven’t heard about CloudFlare before, their value proposition is simple: they’ll make any website twice as fast and protect it from a broad range of web threats. CloudFlare makes it easy for any site to be as fast and secure as the Internet giants. That fits perfectly in line with what we’re always striving to deliver to our customers.

GreenGeeks excited to announce our partnership with CloudFlare, a web performance and security company.



Today, hundreds of thousands of websites—ranging from individual blogs to e-commerce sites to the websites of Fortune 500 companies to national governments—use CloudFlare to make their sites faster and more secure. We power more than 65 billion monthly page views—more than Amazon, Wikipedia, Twitter, Zynga, AOL, Apple, Bing, eBay, PayPal and Instagram combined—and over 25% of the Internet’s population regularly passes through our network.

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Cool Green Gadget: SolarKindle Lighted Cover

SolarKindle Lighted Cover Solar Powered Kindle Case

A lot of people are using Tablet’s and e-readers, and the more they use them, the more power they draw from the grid to charge them up again. That’s what makes the SolarKindle Lighted Cover such a cool green gadget. With Amazon Kindle being the hottest e-reader on the planet, SolarFocus has designed the world’s first solar-powered e-reader cover. The cover features an environmentally friendly design with a lightweight, flexible and high-grade solar panel built right into the cover. Now you can keep your kindle charged up without having to plug it in! It also has a built-in LED lamp to make night time reading a breeze.

Some stats on the charge: 1 hour of solar charge gives you 3 days of uninterrupted use. The USB/solar dual charging reserve battery provides backup equal to months of unplugged reading time. The cost ranges from $39 to $90 on Amazon. Not a bad trade off to get protect and charge your Kindle!


Increased Performance & Reliability

What a summer! Upgrades galore!

One of the unique things about GreenGeeks web hosting is that we’re always looking for ways to provide our customers with the best possible hosting experience. This is what sets us apart from the competition. I’ve worked at other hosting providers where there were no advancements. It was boring and it really affected the customers’ chance of succeeding online. Not at GreenGeeks though, we’re always hungry for more. We’re always testing new hardware, new software, new security tools, etc. Anything that would benefit our customers. Continue reading “Increased Performance & Reliability”

Go Faster with EcoSite Premium

EcoSite PremiumOur Ecosite package is pretty amazing because it gives you so many great features like unlimited disk space, bandwidth, and email addresses. But what about our customers who are running more robust systems that need greater RAM, CPU, and process resources? In the past, we have moved these customers up to our VPS hosting packages, which have served them well. But some customers need more resources, but aren’t quite ready to move up to a VPS plan. We decided to launch our Ecosite Premium hosting package for those customers who need greater resources, without any change in the way they manage their site. Ecosite Premium features:

  • Double the RAM, CPU, and Processes of our Ecosite packages
  • Fewer customers per server for even greater site performance
  • Direct access to our nightly backup servers to restore files at any time
  • Free dedicated IP

You can view more information about this package by logging into your Account Manager by visiting Please contact Sales if you have any questions about our Ecosite Premium plan.

Win an iPad from GreenGeeks!


We’re giving away 3 iPad’s this October. Here’s how you can participate:

1) Record a 60 second video review of GreenGeeks. Tell us how you found us, why you picked us, why you love us,  how we helped you with your online presence, etc.  Be sure to mention who you are and what website you represent, the videos will be posted on our site and that’s extra promo for you too!

You can use any camera you want, iPhone, the iPad you already have, Tablet, Smarthpone, web cam, whatever. It doesn’t need to be professional, it just needs to be real.

2) Upload the video to To send it to us, make sure you enter the e-mail You can also use YouTube to upload the video. Ensure that the video is UNLISTED. E-mail us the link to

3) The video must be submitted by 11:59PM EST September 30th, 2012. The random draw will take place on the 1st and we’ll announce the 3 winners right here on the GreenGeeks blog.

We here can’t wait to see what our customers have to say… best of luck!

Cool Green Gadget: Raspberry Pi Computer

We’re always looking to introduce our users to cool gadgets that are also green. We recently came across the Raspberry Pi Computer project. It is a fully functioning computer that starts at only $25.While the specs are very modest, roughly equidistant to a 300MHz Pentium 2, the device is capable of outputting full 1080P blu-ray quality video which makes it great for a home theatre.

The device runs off a very low voltage micro USB power supply, or 4 of those cool USBCell AA batteries we featured earlier, making it incredibly energy efficient. The Raspberry Pi Foundation was formed with the goal of teaching kids around the world how to program with affordable computers. They are a non-profit organization, and each purchase helps them continue to grow. The credit card sized device runs Debian Linux, so this computer is definitely for our true geek clients out there.

Have you used this device before? Let us know what you think in the comment section.

You can learn more about the project at