This week we are launching S4, a WordPress hosting service that is aimed at people, businesses and NGOs who care about sustainability and ethics, but don’t want to compromise on speed, security, stability and features.
There are tens of thousands of companies out there that will offer you web hosting. Many will claim to be the fastest web host on the planet, some will claim to be the most secure, the cheapest, or to have the best support. They might make any one of a million other possible promises, but somehow they will almost all be “better” than all of the competition.
So, let’s be honest and clear a few things up straight away…
- We are not the fastest web host on the planet, but we are pretty damn fast… (read why)
- We are also not the most secure web host on the planet, but we are very secure… (see how)
- We don’t (yet) offer you 24/7 support with super fast response times for every tiny issue. We do promise to get back to you with real humans who know what they are doing as quickly as we possibly can (which is pretty quick).
So far this seems like a list of reasons why you shouldn’t choose us as your hosting partner for your web based project but, stay with me, here are some of the reasons that you should…
Firstly, we care about sustainability, we care about it a lot! A lot of ‘green’ hosting companies think that offsetting the CO2 emissions of a data centre by buying carbon credits makes them super sustainable. We don’t agree and we go a lot further than that to be sure that we are offering the most sustainable hosting possible. (read more about our sustainability)
We are passionate about the internet and the technology that empowers it. We are proud of the choices we have made and the systems and services we are developing around them. We will keep updating, improving and pushing forwards to keep your sites as Sustainable, Secure, Stable and Speedy as possible.
We also strongly believe in things like net neutrality, accessibility, and open source software. We also have a strong sense of ethics.
Finally, we believe you are getting amazing value when you host with us. This is not the cheapest web hosting you will find out there but you won’t find many offering the same level of hardware, software stack and managed services for these prices.
If these are the kinds of things that are important to you when you are choosing who to trust with hosting your web presence, then we’d love to work together with you!
Even if you are still not so sure, all of our plans come with a 7 day free trial, so why not sign up and let us show you how we think web hosting should be?