According to wikepedia Green hosting or eco-friendly hosting is Internet hosting which involve green technologies to reduce environmental impact.
Green hosting include Carbon offsetting, powering a data center directly with renewable energy, planting trees, plants and grass around and over Data Centers and more day to day activities such as energy conservation and the use of energy saving appliances. Green hosting utilized green marketing with focusing on green consumers that are concerning about the environment.
Data-centers consume a lot of energy keeping all those servers on and online. Energy is not only consumed by servers but also in HVAC to keep electronics cool, backup energy sources such as batteries and generators, lighting, etc. That's why many providers are going "Green hosting", meaning that they use methods and technologies to reduce CO2 emissions, such as wind generators, cloud hosting to reduce server idle resources, solar panels, etc. That is green hosting.
As world Internet usage statistics show that the Internet is still rapidly growing in the U.S. and growing from 400 to 1000% a year, worldwide. As a consequence, the total electric bill to operate those servers and related infrastructure equipment was $2.7 billion in the United States and $7.2 billion worldwide. It is shocking news that  if energy consumption with web hosting keeps raising at the current rate by 2020 the industry will be more polluting than the airline industry.

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