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SiteCloud VS GreenGeeks

SiteCloud VS GreenGeeks

Two of the most popular trends in web hosting are companies going “green” and bringing cloud server technology to their web hosting clients.

SiteCloud is doing both with an affordable brand of cloud hosting technology, plus a movement to become 100% carbon neutral.

GreenGeeks is a shared server host that brings reliable hosting along with their brand of “green” which includes an energy efficient infrastructure, plus 300% of their electricity purchased through wind power.

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It is no surprise that both companies offer similar features and products – both brands are owned by the same company. But which one of these brands is right for you? Is cloud hosting really more reliable than shared hosting? Is the effort to be green right for your business? And what features are included in these types of hosting plans?

We take a look at these web hosts side-by-side below, and give you our recommendation based on the facts.

Pricing

The SiteCloud brand of web hosting is only $4.95 per month for quality and reliable cloud technology.

GreenGeeks offers their shared hosting plan also for just $4.95 with no hidden costs.

Products and Services

SiteCloud doesn’t just bring cloud server technology. They also offer extra services such as a free website builder, free domain registration for life, and free marketing credits. They provide clients with cPanel control panel which is the best in the industry. And of course, their service is 100% carbon neutral through Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) purchases and eco-friendly energy usage. Their plan is backed by a 30 day money back guarantee and a 99.9% uptime guarantee.

GreenGeeks also offers a free domain for life, a website builder free marketing credits just like their sister company. And GreenGeeks clients get the same 30 day money back guarantee and 99.9% uptime guarantee, plus the “green” features through their 300% electricity purchase of RECs.

Web Hosting Features

Since both hosts are owned by the same parent company it is not wonder that they offer very similar features in their plans, such as unlimited disk space, monthly bandwidth, email accounts, hosted domains, and MySQL databases. Both offer support for the popular scripting languages like PHP 5, Perl, and Python, and both support third party script plugins.

The GreenGeeks plan also supports multimedia files such as Streaming and Real audio/video, Flash, and Shockwave. GreenGeeks provides a free eCommerce solution with a choice of shopping carts.

Customer Service

Since support is provided by the same parent company both GreenGeeks and SiteCloud are nearly identical in their customer service. Their 24 hour customer support is by online chat only. Telephone support is available during business hours only.

As you may expect, both offer a similar online knowledgebase which lacks video tutorials and guides. But both have a sufficient number of helpful articles.

Recommendations

With two different brands owned by the same parent company it is not easy to choose a preference since both are so similar. However, SiteCloud does bring the in-demand cloud server technology to its clients and gets our recommendation for affordable cloud hosting.

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