Accept Credit Cards Online with an Merchant Account!

If you want to accept credit cards online, you will need to set up a credit card merchant account with a reputable firm. There are a lot of merchant account providers out there, however, GreenGeeks has teamed up with e-onlinedata to make it easy for our customers to obtain merchant accounts and use the Authorize.net gateway. Authorize.net will integrate into the shopping carts that we provide, such as OSCommerce, CubeCart, WHMCS, etc.

The offer we’ve got for our customers is something that can’t be beat!

  • NO Annual Fees
  • NO Application Fees
  • NO Address Verification (AVS) Fees
  • NO Leasing
  • NO Termination Penalties
  • 2.19% VISA/MasterCard Qualified Discount Rate
  • $0.25 per Transaction
  • $10.00 Monthly Service Fee (includes Monthly Statement)
  • $25.00 Monthly Processing Minimum
  • Toll Free 24/7 Tech Support and daily Customer Service Support

Get started and start accepting credit cards with your own merchant account today!

“My WordPress Blog Got Hacked!” – Prevent it!

“My WordPress Blog Got Hacked” is something that we as a hosting company hear all the time, which is unfortunate. What’s even more unfortunate is we as the web hosting provider often get blamed for it by our very own customers. I can’t really blame our customers for this either, I guess they just don’t know it can happen — So hopefully, this blog post will help bring some awareness and help prevent their blogs from being hacked.

It’s not uncommon for a WordPress site to get exploited, you’ll often see an image of some pirate or a bunch of statements claiming that you’re a sucker for getting hacked. Doesn’t really look all too professional when your visitors see this. If you feel that you’re the only one out there, you’re not. If you think that WordPress is the wrong CMS to use, that’s not the case. With a proper setup, you could avoid being defaced.

WordPress has put together an entire My WordPress Site was hacked FAQ page, dedicated to help WordPress users prevent their sites from being hacked and for those who have been hacked, preventing it from happening again. Check it out, it will be helpful in preventing your WordPress installation from being exploited.

I do want to point out a part of the FAQ, where it says to check with the hosting provider.

As far as the hosting environment goes, we take security very serious here at GreenGeeks. We have a multitude of security measures in place to prevent a wide-spread type of exploitation of scripts. So you’re safe there. We regularly update our servers, scan them for vulnerabilities and do what we are required to keep our customers safe.  The general rule of thumb for protecting yourself from being exploited is: Always upgrade to the latest version, don’t use unknown plug-ins and keep regular backups.

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

GreenGeeks considered a “Good Guy” in the hosting industry!

GreenGeeks recently was considered a “good guy” in the web hosting industry by review site WebHostingSearch, here’s some of what they had to say.

“Everyone working for Green Geeks is extremely customer orientated and it doesn’t take a genius to realize that they love what they’re doing. The support team is always forthcoming and they know what they are talking about. No need to worry here, you will get all the help you need, regardless of issue. Green Geeks is truly one of those providers that push the industry forward with its quality eco-friendly web hosting. And one thing is for sure. They will continue to do so for many years to come. A very good thing indeed.”

You can read the full interview with Trey Gardner at WebHostingSearch!

Memory upgrade completed across fleet of servers.

Since Winter of 2009, we have been provisioning our new servers with 8GB of RAM, however this didn’t mean that our older servers were up to the newest standard’s here at GreenGeeks. Over the last few weeks, our level 3 administrators, NOC technicians and front-lines have been working hard to schedule and upgrade all the servers in our fleet to our standard 8GB of RAM.

We’re pleased to announce that the upgrades are now complete and service for customers is even better than it was before the upgrades!

GreenGeeks launches new eco-friendly initiative

A few weeks ago,  we announced that we launched a new eco-friendly initiative. “We are very excited by this new initiative” Says Trey Gardner CEO of GreenGeeks. “Since inception our mission has been to be the most eco-friendly web host around and to force others within our industry to go green. This new initiative embraces and expands our original mission by allowing us to branch out our efforts and to start to target different industries. This commitment also works well with our sponsorship of the 40th Earth Day anniversary, Fight For Air climb with the American Lung Association as both the climb and the C02NeutralWebSite.com partnership work to bring us cleaner air.”
Read more about it at:

GreenGeeks chosen as official Drupal for Dummies web host

Los Angeles, CA, February 9, 2010 – GreenGeeks.com, a leading eco-friendly web web hosting company today announced that it has been chosen as the official web hosting company for the Drupal for Dummies book.
Drupal For Dummies, is one of the latest in the series of For Dummies books by Wiley Publishing Inc. The For Dummies trademark “Making Everything Easier” speaks volumes about their ability to help ordinary people learn and understand in a simple and straightforward manner how to accomplish tasks for a variety of interests including; Computers and Electronics, Home and Garden, the Internet, Personal Finance and so much more.
The release of the Drupal For Dummies help book by Lynn Beighley is expected to help thousands of people learn how to use the widely popular Drupal content management system to build out their sites.
“I chose GreenGeeks.com to be the home of my Drupal For Dummies Web site because of their great customer support and excellent control panel. The hardest part of creating a Drupal site is getting Drupal installed. As a GreenGeeks customer, you can have your first Drupal site running in less than five minutes!” said Lynn Beighley, author of Drupal For Dummies.
“We are very excited to have worked with Lynn as she wrote the book and we are excited to be a part of the Drupal community” says Trey Gardner CEO of GreenGeeks “Drupal is an ever growing part of our customer base as more and more people learn the merits of the Drupal program. We expect Lynn’s book to become a huge success in enabling many thousands of people learn Drupal and create terrific CMS driven web sites.”
GreenGeeks hosts the DrupalForDummies.com web site and is featured in the Drupal For Dummies help guide.
“We greatly appreciate Lynn’s choice of GreenGeeks for her web site host and we look forward to the continued success of the Drupal For Dummies book.” added Gardner.
About GreenGeeks
GreenGeeks is an award winning eco-friendly green web hosting company with offices in Toronto, Chicago and Los Angeles. GreenGeeks provides an unlimited web hosting package where customers can host an unlimited amount of domains and emails on unlimited space and bandwidth with terrific features (including a 1 click installation of Drupal) for web hosting clients. GreenGeeks co-location facility is located in Chicago in a world class data center using Intel Dual Quad Core Xeon processors and RAID 10 storage arrays for ultra fast data operations. GreenGeeks clients receive cPanel, the world’s most popular and easiest to web site management control panel.
To learn more about Drupal For Dummies please visit: http://www.drupalfordummies.com/
To learn more about GreenGeeks please visit: http://www.greengeeks.com/

Los Angeles, CA, February 9, 2010 – GreenGeeks.com, a leading eco-friendly web hosting company today announced

Drupal for Dummies
Drupal for Dummies Book

that it has been chosen as the official web hosting company for the Drupal for Dummies book.

Drupal For Dummies, is one of the latest in the series of For Dummies books by Wiley Publishing Inc. The For Dummies trademark “Making Everything Easier” speaks volumes about their ability to help ordinary people learn and understand in a simple and straightforward manner how to accomplish tasks for a variety of interests including; Computers and Electronics, Home and Garden, the Internet, Personal Finance and so much more.

The release of the Drupal For Dummies help book by Lynn Beighley is expected to help thousands of people learn how to use the widely popular Drupal content management system to build out their sites.

“I chose GreenGeeks.com to be the home of my Drupal For Dummies Web site because of their great customer support and excellent control panel. The hardest part of creating a Drupal site is getting Drupal installed. As a GreenGeeks customer, you can have your first Drupal site running in less than five minutes!” said Lynn Beighley, author of Drupal For Dummies.

“We are very excited to have worked with Lynn as she wrote the book and we are excited to be a part of the Drupal community” says Trey Gardner CEO of GreenGeeks “Drupal is an ever growing part of our customer base as more and more people learn the merits of the Drupal program. We expect Lynn’s book to become a huge success in enabling many thousands of people learn Drupal and create terrific CMS driven web sites.”

GreenGeeks hosts the DrupalForDummies.com web site and is featured in the Drupal For Dummies help guide.

“We greatly appreciate Lynn’s choice of GreenGeeks for her web site host and we look forward to the continued success of the Drupal For Dummies book.” added Gardner.

To learn more about Drupal For Dummies please visit: http://www.drupalfordummies.com/

To learn more about GreenGeeks please visit: http://www.greengeeks.com/

GreenGeeks Donates to Haiti Earthquake Relief & Rebuild Effort

I was on the road when I heard that Haiti had been hit by an earthquake of a magnitude in the range of the low 7’s, if I recall correctly I think I remembered 7.1 magnitude and that the quake epicenter was somewhere around 300 miles off shore. I was traveling that week and while juggling work, travel and this news I did not pay much attention to it at first. After all I had been in Los Angeles during the Northridge quake in 1994 and while that quake was “only” a 6.7 the epicenter was far closer to where I was at the time (about 8 miles as the crow flies) and so naturally with the epicenter of the Haiti quake having been several hundred miles away I assume that Haiti should be in far better condition than I later learned it was.
The day after the quake hit I had reached a destination where I would be for the next several days and i could devote time to my work and to following this story without being on the road. It seemed that the earthquake caused damage which to me watching the new coverage seemed to continue to grow. Every passing minute brought new information as to the devastation and later the desperation of the Haitian people. It did not seem like there was a single building still standing in Haiti. I watched as an interview took place with the President of Haiti, whose palace had collapsed. The president was at the airport along with hundreds of other people, he was disheveled and when asked where he would sleep that night he replied that he did not know. This was the President of the country they were interviewing and he had no food no change of clothes and was not sure where he would sleep that night. I thought to myself if this is how the President is how are the rest of the people of this country.
Over the days after the quake as more and more news flooded in about Haiti we learned how destructive this quake had been to the Port Au Prince capital and to the rest of the country. We learned about the trapped survivors slowing dying in their entombed dwellings. We learned about the dead and the lack of basic necessities as well as the lack of medical supplies. There was no central authority and seemingly no authority of any kind.
It was obvious that these people and this country would need massive and sustained assistance. We at GreenGeeks are proud to be a part of the Hosting Industry and probably our proudest week was this past week when rivals and competitors from all over our industry joined together to create HostingForHaiti.com a site that promotes contribution to the aid and redevelopment of Haiti. GreenGeeks is proud to be a part of HostingForHaiti.com and we have pledged to donate a dollar for every new web hosting account signed up in 2010.
We are proud of where we are as a company and we take pride in being able to reach within ourselves and offer aid to those in need.
Trey Gardner
CEO Green Geeks

I was on the road when I heard that Haiti had been hit by an earthquake of a magnitude in the range of the low 7’s, if I recall correctly I think I remembered 7.1 magnitude and that the quake epicenter was somewhere around 300 miles off shore. I was traveling that week and while juggling work, travel and this news I did not pay much attention to it at first. After all I had been in Los Angeles during the Northridge quake in 1994 and while that quake was “only” a 6.7 the epicenter was far closer to where I was at the time (about 8 miles as the crow flies) and so naturally with the epicenter of the Haiti quake having been several hundred miles away I assume that Haiti should be in far better condition than I later learned it was.

The day after the quake hit I had reached a destination where I would be for the next several days and i could devote time to my work and to following this story without being on the road. It seemed that the earthquake caused damage which to me watching the new coverage seemed to continue to grow. Every passing minute brought new information as to the devastation and later the desperation of the Haitian people. It did not seem like there was a single building still standing in Haiti. I watched as an interview took place with the President of Haiti, whose palace had collapsed. The president was at the airport along with hundreds of other people, he was disheveled and when asked where he would sleep that night he replied that he did not know. This was the President of the country they were interviewing and he had no food no change of clothes and was not sure where he would sleep that night. I thought to myself if this is how the President is how are the rest of the people of this country.

Over the days after the quake as more and more news flooded in about Haiti we learned how destructive this quake had been to the Port Au Prince capital and to the rest of the country. We learned about the trapped survivors slowing dying in their entombed dwellings. We learned about the dead and the lack of basic necessities as well as the lack of medical supplies. There was no central authority and seemingly no authority of any kind.

It was obvious that these people and this country would need massive and sustained assistance. We at GreenGeeks are proud to be a part of the Hosting Industry and probably our proudest week was this past week when rivals and competitors from all over our industry joined together to create HostingForHaiti.com a site that promotes contribution to the aid and redevelopment of Haiti. GreenGeeks is proud to be a part of HostingForHaiti.com and we have pledged to donate a dollar for every new web hosting account signed up in 2010.

We are proud of where we are as a company and we take pride in being able to reach within ourselves and offer aid to those in need.

Trey Gardner, CEO of GreenGeeks

HostSearch speaks with Trey Gardner

HostSearch, a leading web hosting directory took the time to interview Trey, our CEO.  We’re really big on experience and offering quality of service here and the interview goes into detail why we’re so good at what we do! Definitely a must read for anyone interested in GreenGeeks and how we operate!

“I had a large amount of influence in the decisions of upper management for all of these companies, ultimately I was not the final decision maker and I grew frustrated when bad decisions were repeatedly made.”

Read the Full Interview at HostSearch.com