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WebhostingPad VS GreenvilleHost

WebhostingPad VS GreenvilleHost

When you get some of the best people in the industry to start a great business, why not try to reduce your carbon footprint as well? GreenvilleHost took the best of the shared-server hosting industry and made it their own in 2008 with a “Green” branding through the purchase of 200% of their energy consumption in the form of wind energy certificates, in addition to many other environmentally friendly practices.

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WebhostingPad started similarly in 2005 with industry experts who chose a focus of bringing the best equipment to the small business owner at a price practically anyone can afford. Their brand has gained recognition for both the features they offer and the support they bring to customers.

Back-to-back these two web hosts both stand tall, but who stands taller? Is there a better choice? We look at WebhostingPad and GreenvilleHost together and give you our analysis and recommendation below.

Pricing

GreenvilleHost brings their brand of service for a very affordable price of just $2.95 for a 2-year plan. Their 12-month plan is also affordable at only $3.95.

WebhostingPad has defined “cheap” hosting without losing features with a plan starting at $1.99/mo for 4-years prepaid. Their 12 month plan also runs at $3.95 per month.

Products and Services

Web hosting alone is a good service. But it’s the extras that make it great. Both GreenvilleHost and WebhostingPad offer a 30-day money back and a 99.9% uptime guarantee for their clients. As well, both also offer a free website builder tool plus generous credits to use toward marketing on major search engines and social media services.

GreenvilleHost is keen on being energy efficient and prove it by purchasing twice their energy consumption in the form of alternative energy certificates. That way they can offer clients a “green” banner they can proudly display on their own websites.

WebhostingPad also offers their clients the best in control panel software with cPanel.

Web Hosting Features

While both web hosts offer “cheap” hosting, neither skimp on features. Both offer unlimited storage space, monthly bandwidth, hosted domains, email accounts, and MySQL databases.

But while these main features help make a website “go,” both provide added features that make a website “shine,” including multi-media file support and popular scripting. Both also provide eCommerce features so small businesses can easily get their products online for sale in a jiffy.

Customer Service

Getting in touch with a web host for support is extremely important and ranks high for many small businesses without an in-house IT service. And both WebhostingPad and GreenvilleHost come through with 24 hour live support via email and telephone.

As well, both also offer an outstanding self-help online knowledgebase filled with articles and tutorials, so clients can find answers right away.

Recommendations

These two companies look almost identical, and that is no coincidence since they are both owned by the same parent company. But despite similar features and support, our recommendation goes to GreenvilleHost for the extra effort to purchase wind energy and utilize “green” policies in their business practices.

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