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GreenGeeks: hosting review and comments

GreenGeeks

from $4.95 monthly
9.3

Speed

9.5/10

Stability

10.0/10

Functionality

9.5/10

Support

9.0/10

Price

8.5/10

Hosting pros

  • Multiple data centers in USA, Canada and Europe
  • Fast SSD storage
  • Free Site Builder
  • Free SSL certificates Let's Encrypt
  • Fast Web & DB Servers
  • 30-Day Money Back Guarantee
  • Free CDN powered by CloudFlare
  • Eco-friendly
  • Hosting Account Isolation
  • Real-Time Security Scanning

Hosting cons

  • Hosting plans with cheating (cost increases from the second payment period)

Hosting GreenGeeks

About company

Founded: 2008
Office: USA, Agoura Hills
Servers: USA, Canada, Netherlands
Hosted websites: 35 000+
Website: greengeeks.com

Services: shared hosting, CMS hosting (WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, Magento), reseller hosting, virtual servers (VPS/VDS), dedicated servers, website builder, domain registration
Cheapest plan: from $2.95 monthly
Payment methods: credit and debit cards, PayPal

Free trial:
Money-Back Guarantee: 30 days
Free domains:
Free website transfer: +
Other bonuses: free website transfer

Technical parameters of hosting

Servers locations: USA (Phoenix, Chicago), Canada (Toronto, Montreal), The Netherlands (Amsterdam)
Control panel: cPanel
Free SSL certificates: Let’s Encrypt
Web server: LiteSpeed
OS: Linux, Windows
PHP versions: 5-7
Supported technologies: PowerCacher, MariaDB, HTTP/2, free CDN
Website accelerator: PowerCacher
SSH access: +
DDoS protection: +
Dedicated IP address: $
Included bandwidth: Unlimited
Backup: nightly
Uptime: 99,99%

Hosting Features

  • Multiple servers locations in Chicago, Phoenix, Toronto, Montreal and Amsterdam.
  • Eco-friendly – GreenGeeks putting back 3 times the power it consumes into the grid in the form of renewable energy.
  • Web server LiteSpeed which is 54% faster than Nginx and 4 times faster than Apache.
  • Fast database server MariaDB.
  • Free CDN powered by CloudFlare.

Shared hosting plans of GreenGeeks

PlanEcosite StarterEcosite ProEcosite Premium
SitesUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Disk spaceUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
DatabasesUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
PerformanceStandard2X4X
PowerCacher Technology-++
BandwidthUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Price when paying 1 year in advance$4.95$8.95$18.95
Price after the first paid period$9.95$14.95$24.95

VPS/VDS plans of GreenGeeks

Plan12345
CPU4 Cores4 Cores4 Cores4 Cores4 Cores
RAM1 GB2 GB3 GB4 GB8 GB
Disk space25 GB50 GB75 GB10 GB125 GB
Bandwidth1000 GB1500 GB2000 GB2500 GB3000 GB
Price$39.95$59.95$79.95$99.95$159.95

Which plan to choose

GreenGeeks doesn’t limit the amount of disk space, domains and MySQL databases at all hosting plans. The only difference is parameters Performance, PowerCacher Technology, E-mails per hour and PCI Compliance.

If you have small website or WordPress-blog, optimal (and cheapest) choice is Ecosite Starter plan. It offers Standard Performance and doesn’t provide caching technology. From $2.95 monthly.

For growing website or several websites it is better to choose hosting plan Ecosite Pro, which is equipped with 2X performance and chaching technology to deliver fast page loads. From $6.95 monthly.

For online store or busy websites owners GreenGeeks offers plan Ecosite Premium. You will recieve 4X best speed technology, PowerCacher option and PCI Compliance. From $16.95 monthly.

Quality of customer support of GreenGeeks

Methods of communication with customer support: Email, phone, live chat

Discounts for hosting GreenGeeks

When paying for 1-3 years of hosting, you get a discount of up to 60% depending on the tariff.

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