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Post: #175707 mamos
Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:39 pm

Hi all

I am working on making the day to day running of my vectorization business run completely on renewable energy.

The easy bit is our end. I need very little energy to run day to day, a bit of lighting, a laptop and an extra screen and that's about it.

The company is web based so i am looking for a 100% renewable powered UK based with UK servers web host

Any ideas?

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Post: #175731 MKG
Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:57 pm

Vectorisation as in graphics conversion?

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Re: Ethical/Green Hosting

Post: #175760 mamos
Fri Nov 06, 2009 7:48 am

Hi Mike

Yes, I convert bitmap images to vectors for signmakers and garment printers etc

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Re: Ethical/Green Hosting

Post: #175764 John Headstrong
Fri Nov 06, 2009 8:02 am

well, funny you should ask that.

ME !

I rent a server that runs Ish (and other websites) and it is a "low power" machine, it uses 2 Intel Atom (dual core) processors. with 2GB of ram and a raid array (2 drives) and remote backups, It is a nice little machine that uses much less power than a 'normal' server.
And I found out the other day that rental prices are going up, so your timing is good.

while it could be greener I don't have the sort of cash needed to setup my ideal green server farm at the moment, but if enough people want server space I can provide.

PM me let me know what you are after.

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Re: Ethical/Green Hosting

Post: #175769 grahoom
Fri Nov 06, 2009 8:29 am

John Headstrong wrote:while it could be greener I don't have the sort of cash needed to setup my ideal green server farm at the moment, but if enough people want server space I can provide.


funnily enough I was thinking about this while cycling to work this morning.

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Re: Ethical/Green Hosting

Post: #175840 mamos
Fri Nov 06, 2009 1:46 pm

These guys seem quite good www.ecohost.coop

They are a cooperative based in Manchester

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Post: #175916 John Headstrong
Fri Nov 06, 2009 8:13 pm

mamos wrote:These guys seem quite good http://www.ecohost.coop

They are a cooperative based in Manchester

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nice, they seem to have stack of servers co-located with http://www.centri.net/products/secure_h ... rvices.php

but the minimum rental is 20u's and that space is 5 grand a year (and that is before you buy the servers!)

my server only takes up half a U :lol:


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