Ecohost is a workers' co-operative founded in 2008 to provide ethical web hosting on UK based servers. The eco hosting co-op was founded in 2008 by four directors to address the lack of an affordable but ethical hosting service. Our ethical policies are evolving as we grow but do have an emphasis on 5 main areas:
Our headquarters is located in a shared workspace co-op in Manchester called OpenSpace. Sharing our office space lowers the energy consumption of our business. In our daily working practices we constantly seek to minimise our environmental impact. For example, staff commute by bicycle or public transport and our office is nearly paperless.
When you choose to host your website with us you can be certain that our aim is to minimise the environmental impact of your web presence.
We provide hosting on servers that are 100% carbon neutral.
Our eco-servers are UK-based, in a brand new carbon neutral data centre in Manchester.
Open Source Server Platform
We also provide hosting on servers that are running 100% Open Source software.
Our Open Source server platform provides, amongst other advantages, greater security. Our Open Source servers are based in the Republic of Ireland. Although our Open Source servers are powered by conventional electricity, because they are in Ireland we can guarantee that they are NOT powered by nuclear energy.
Our aim is that all our servers will be 100% renewable energy powered and 100% Open Source based.