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Carbon Neutral Web Hosting

I started using carbon neutral web hosting for my websites in 2015. Even though I was initially just looking for a more secure hosting company, I immediately noticed that this one was also certified carbon neutral.

I had shopped around and settled on Digital Pacific because they not only have their servers here in Australia, they have top notch security and knowledgeable support staff. The fact that they have carbon neutral hosting was just the cherry on the top.

Which Carbon Neutral Web Hosting Company in Australia Provides Good Service?

Digital Pacific

Established in 2000, Digital Pacific I found to be by far one of the best Web Hosting providers around. And I have tried out a fair few. They types of issues I had with other providers included outdated PHP, outdated MySQL, and poor web security. I have used both international and local based servers. I decided for my sites that are for an Australian audience it would be better in the log run to use Australian. Not only would I be supporting local industry but I wouldn’t be subject to currency fluctuation.

Digital Pacific offers Australian Hosting services and plans to suit websites of all sizes. Whether you are a blogger and want WordPress hosting or you are a small business that needs to establish a web presence Digital Pacific has plenty of options to offer. Over 50,000 businesses have already set up with Digital Pacific and are using their hosting to connect with their customers right around the clock, both here in Australia and beyond. Whether you’re just starting up, or have an established website I would recommend checking out Digital Pacific for a number of reasons.

Their dedicated team are on hand to assist you in finding a web hosting solution to match your exact requirements.

If you already have an idea of what you want check out their offers page.

Digital Pacific’s Sydney servers.

Digital Pacific is at the forefront of data privacy and security, ensuring their servers and the products they offwill I beer are safe from cyber threats. With a world-class DDoS prevention system, 24×7 network monitoring and extensive data backup and restoration facilities, Digital Pacific makes sure your services are always under close guard.

Pros

Enterprise Servers

Whereas other companies compromise on quality, Digital Pacific deploys only enterprise-grade Dell servers across their fleet of Hosting, Virtual Machine and Dedicated Servers.

Service Guarantee

I use an uptime monitor so I know if any of my sites are unresponsive and can claim a refund as per Digital Pacific’s Service Guarantee.

This process is very easy. I just log in to the Billing area, open a support ticket and forward screenshots of the notification email(s) with a short description of my request. So far I have not had to make a claim.

Auto generated SSL

One of the things I like particularly about Digital Pacific is that they auto generate SSL certificates for the websites I have hosted with them. And the SSL certificates are free through the Electronic Freedom Foundation.

Free SSL Certificates Included

With the cPanel AutoSSL feature, you’ll have access to instant-activation SSL certificates. You can manage your SSL certificates all from within your hosting account, and they’ve simplified the process so you can install them with a single click.

No contracts

With Digital Pacific, you aren’t going to be locked into a contract. You can enjoy the freedom of being able to switch around between hosting plans. Upgrade, downgrade, transfer or cancel at any time you need. No worrying about being locked in to a contract of any sort.

Hosting Features

  • ControlPanel
  • Addon Domains
  • Unlimited Databases
  • Unlimited Email Accounts
  • 100% Australian Hosting Data Centre Location
  • Customer service and support
  • Free Setup
  • 24×7 Phone Support
  • 24×7 Email Support
  • 100+ Help Articles
  • Network Monitoring
  • DDOS Protection
  • Uptime Guarantee
  • Forwarding
  • Auto-responder
  • Catch-all email address
  • phpMyAdmin
  • cPanel (click here to view Version)
  • PHP Version (click here to view Version)
  • Easy application installer
  • CageFS
  • Secure FTP
  • Logs
  • Cron Jobs
  • POP 3 accounts
  • SMTP Services
  • IMAP Services
  • 2FA Login

This represent tremendous value.

No Pushy Upsells

There are plenty of hosting services that appear to offer super cheap hosting only to charge you for many of the features that Digital Pacific provides already includes in their packages. Aggressive upselling strategies are something that I find irritating as hell and one of the reasons I stopped using many other hosting services I have tested out. I am very happy to say that Digital Pacific doesn’t engage in such tactics.

Cons

The only thing I have a slight issue with is that Digital Pacific charges a small fee for restoring your files from the daily backup. I’ve never had to pay this because it is easy to do your own backups and restore your files yourself should this become necessary. And you of course should always make a backup before doing any work on your site. But I wouldn’t mind it if Digital Pacific had the option for a rolling backup kept in Softaculous which I could restore myself should the need arise. In spite of this minor draw back I think it is still worth it for me to stay with Digital Pacific. Their level of efficiency and professionalism has more than made up for the off chance that I will have to pay a little to have a backup restored.

Carbon Neutral And They Mean It

Digital Pacific and the Environment

Everything that Digital Pacific uses in the operation of their business, including servers, routers and air conditioners are “eco powered”. I am assuming this means they’ve opted for renewable/green energy from their supplier.

Show Off Your Participation and Commitment To the Environment

When you choose to host your website with Digital Pacific not only are you hosting your website on state of the art hardware you are also showing your commitment to a more sustainable world. And you can show off your commitment with a badge too.

Digital Pacific have a Green Hosting Verification script you can use to show your visitors that you are using green hosting.

Digital Pacific is making it possible for just about anyone to do their bit in maintaining and striving toward a sustainable world for all. The fact that it is competitively priced means that every single business, no matter how large or small can also play a role in this endeavour. Organisations large and small are constantly working on reducing their environmental emissions to meet government imposed and self-imposed emissions caps. You can sleep well knowing that your online presence is contributing to the prevention of thousands of pounds of carbon dioxide emissions. The purchase of Digital Pacific hosting services is as good as planting several acres of trees or taking a couple of cars off the road. Digital Pacific have calculated their carbon footprint which represent the impact of everything that Digital Pacific uses in the operations of the business, including servers, routers and air conditioners. In order to neutralise these emissions Digital Pacific buys carbon credits to offset emissions.

Digital Pacific strives to create a socially responsible business and has encouraged and inspired many others to do the same. Including me.

What else does Digital Pacific do to help the environment?

  • To reduce waste, they bill electronically.
  • They recycle as much as possible: plastic, cardboard, paper.
  • To reduce automobile emissions, they allow our employees to telecommute as much as is practical.
  • They also encourage their employees to car pool as often as they can.
  • Digital Pacific participates in Earth Hour and other socially responsible events.

So show your visitors that your website is eco friendly. Use Digital Pacific’s green hosting verification script. The script allows your visitors to see that your website is using certified green hosting.

WordPress Hosting

One of the easiest way to set up a website, is to use WordPress. Digital Pacific has specific WordPress hosting which takes a lot of the pressure off of you having to keep WordPress and its plugins updated.

Digital Pacific’s WordPress hosting packages are tuned for speed. They are security-hardened have been specifically optimised to cater to WordPress’ hosting requirements. WordPress hosting plans are hosted in Sydney for supreme network connectivity to the rest of Australia and around the world. All their plans come with a 30-day money back guarantee and are backed by our 24×7 Australian support.

If you, like two thirds of websites around the world, uses WordPress t manage your website you’ll want to check out Digital Pacific’s WordPress Hosting. Give your site a solid foundation for excellent performance and stability. Built on top of the Plesk control panel, you’ll have access to great features like one-click staging for instant staging site creation. The automatic security updates provide peace of mind, and you still have access all the WordPress plugins and themes.

Why WordPress Hosting from Digital Pacific?

If you don’t know what WordPress is, you can compare it to the difference between DOS and Windows. It’s a simplified way of creating a website using a graphical interface with little to no coding knowledge required.

WordPress blogs are created and run by all kinds of people and businesses from one person operating out of their bedroom through to large corporations such as CNN and eBay. For example, Digital Pacific’s website and blog have been designed, developed and powered by WordPress.

Whether you have a business or an idea for a unique blog to share with the world, WordPress can literally have you blogging in a matter of minutes. And there are over 100 million blogs around the world to prove how easy it is to set up and use. Here are a few frequently asked questions on WordPress and Digital Pacific’s WordPress Hosting:

How can I theme my WordPress site?

You can personalise your WordPress website by installing different themes. There are also plugins that affect the layout and look of the site. Themes though are the overall look of the site, giving it the style and feel that web users see when loading your site. WordPress is open source software, so there are thousands of free templates to choose from on the Internet. It is also possible to purchase a theme from many places online.

What are some tips for running my WordPress site or blog?

It’s well worth the time planning exactly what you want to get out of your blog. Its content, aim, tone and overall look are key to gaining popularity. A successful blog needs commitment. You need your subscribers to enjoy your blog and return again and again. You also want your blog shared and to be re-posted so it must always be fresh and regularly updated. Don’t fall into the trap of writing just anything because you feel you have to. Below par content which isn’t in line with your overall blog topics and just there to fill space will have people leaving in droves.

Can I install WordPress plugins?

Plugins are added features that can be integrated into your website by installing third-party files. For instance, there are plugins that help you pull your twitter tweets onto your blog or display your facebook fans. There is really no limit on what you can do with WordPress seeing how their website has thousands of plugins to choose from.

What is WordPress?

WordPress is presently the most popular choice in website building software, holding a formidable 60% of market share among other major website software platforms.

As an open-source software, WordPress is free for everyone to use and offers a user-friendly interface for the back-end management of your website. As a WordPress website owner, you won’t need to know how to write to edit any code, and applying a new look to your website is as easy as the click of a button.

What is WordPress hosting?

Digital Pacific’s WordPress hosting is built from the ground up with the WordPress software in mind. Like WordPress itself, our hosting plans are built to simplify your website management experience. Digital Pacific provides you with the exact tools and features you need to manage your WordPress website easily and efficiently.

Their WordPress hosting platform has been specifically optimised to give you the ideal technical specifications and conditions for running WordPress smoothly and securely. Plus, with their automated WordPress core updates and security patching, you can rest assured that your WordPress website will stay up to date and protected.

Is Digital Pacific’s version of WordPress any different to the regular WordPress?

Not at all – with Digital Pacific’s WordPress hosting, you’ll be given the latest edition of the public version of WordPress, ensuring a familiar and well-supported website environment. Whenever WordPress releases an update, they’ll automatically update your website for you to ensure you’re getting all the latest features and remain safely patched from any security compromises. And best of all it’s already certified carbon neutral.

Will I need to install WordPress or create a database?

With Digital Pacific’s dedicated WordPress hosting platform, you won’t need to worry about anything behind the scenes. You’ll receive an Australian hosted carbon neutral hosting plan with WordPress already installed and ready to use.