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We have taken The Ethical Move pledge

17th Sep 2021

Those who know us know that we are always looking for ways to make more positive changes to the services we provide and the way we do business. This runs from the suppliers we choose to the way we support our clients.

The Ethical Move badgeMore recently we have been looking at how we market our services and how we can ensure that we aren't partaking in unethical practices. This is where the Ethical Move Comes in.

The Ethical Move aims to change the way that businesses sell and customers consume, to break the cycle of consumerism. Some businesses use tactics to convice customers to buy things they don't really need and that isn't doing anyone any good, least of all the planet.

So The Ethical Move have created a pledge for businesses to take and we have taken it too. We haven't needed to make any adjustments to our marketing practices as these are things we already do but it is great to have them in writing and to 'wear' our The Ethical Move badge!

Our Pledge

1) Charm pricing
We pledge to continue to use round numbers and not  'charm prices'.

2) Countdowns
We pledge to not use countdown timers to drive a sale.

3) False scarcity
We pledge to be honest about availability.

4) Lead magnets
We pledge to be transparent in our email list building.

5) Bait and switch
We pledge to deliver the value we promise pitch-conscious.

6) Woke washing
We pledge to not use social issues to leverage our marketing.

7) Secret recipe
We pledge to not make false promises in our sales and marketing.

Like any development and progression in business we anticipate that there will be more ways that we can improve over time. This pledge isn't the end and it isn't set in stone.

You can find out more about the aims of The Ethical move here and details of the pledge here.


What matters to you

16th Apr 2021

We talk a lot about the environmental credentials of Green Hosting but we know there are other, arguably more important, things to consider when it comes to choosing a web host.

A client testimonial from Ethical Revolution. The text is included in the news story.Being an online business ourselves we completely understand that entrusting your website with anyone is a big deal. You need to know that the service is secure and reliable and crucially that you can access technical support when you need it.

How do we know this? We've been providing web hosting for 16 years and so we've definitely got the experience behind us to know what clients really want the most.

When clients tell us how happy they are with our clear communication and straightforward support, that they were relieved at how smoothly we transferred their website and e-mails or or that they appreciated the quick set up, this shows us what matters to you.

Here are a some of the things our clients said about us:

"Thank YOU for providing such a brilliant service! Honestly, before starting Ethical Revolution all those years ago I used to provide web solutions for businesses and so I have had plenty of experience of web hosts. Even without the amazing green credentials you guys are the best!"
Sam Attard
ethicalrevolution.co.uk


"I'm really impressed with the service I received from Green Hosting. I was nervous about moving my site over in case anything got lost or broken but they guided me through the whole process, answered all my questions in plain English and kept me updated at every stage. They handled the whole switch over for me and it went smoothly. Not only have they made my site more sustainable but it's actually much faster now too!"
Sian Conway-Wood
ethicalhour.co.uk

You're a dream, thank you, best service I've ever had in my life from a hosting company!
Holly Rose
hollyrose.eco

We’d REALLY recommend Green Hosting as they’ve been fantastic throughout this whole process.
Sarah Webb
unlimited.earth

"So great to know that my website won't be running on fossil fuels - and to top it off they were incredibly quick and helpful with set-up"
Rachel Baker
theethicalcopywriter.com

If you are looking to move your website to Green Hosting then do get in touch. To see other websites using our Green Hosting, take a look at our Clients page.

Please note that Wix, Squarespace & Shopify are all closed web platforms and websites built with these systems are not able to be moved elsewhere.


Green Hosting badges for your website

26th Mar 2021

Did you know that we have Green Hosting badges for our clients to display on their websites?

Illustrated green hills and blue sky with wind turbines and a flag showing the text 'green-hosting.co.uk 100% wind powered website'

If you are using our hosting service, go ahead and tell the world that you have chosen to power your site 100% by the wind!

We have a range of different sized badges and an option of full colour or grey and white. To use a badge, hop over to our support page and copy the code for the badge of your choice. If you would like some help then do get in touch with us through our helpdesk.


Want to switch your WordPress website hosting? We’ve got you

5th Feb 2021

Many of our clients use WordPress, it's an extremely popular platform allowing much flexibility and creativity, without requiring coding experience. Very often clients who want to use our hosting service have an existing WordPress website, which they want to keep, but prefer an enviromentally conscious host - that's us!

We understand that the idea of moving your website from one host to another can be incredibly daunting, so we offer a service that takes the work off your hands. We can transfer your existing WordPress website (and e-mails) from your current host or from wordpress.com (where WordPress itself is the host) over to us. This is done with the utmost care and minimal disruption to ensure everything switches quickly and safely.

What our clients say

Sian Conway from #EthicalHour
"I'm really impressed with the service I received from Green Hosting. I was nervous about moving my site over in case anything got lost or broken but they guided me through the whole process, answered all my questions in plain English and kept me updated at every stage. They handled the whole switch over for me and it went smoothly. Not only have they made my site more sustainable but it's actually much faster now too!"

Holly Rose
"You're a dream, thank you, best service I've ever had in my life from a hosting company!"

Laura Turner from Fuzzfox
"Thank you, I'm so happy to be powered by the wind now! So lovely to deal with real and wonderful people too who went above and beyond to make the whole process of switching a breeze (pun intended!)"

Sam Attard from Ethical Revolution
"Thank YOU for providing such a brilliant service! Honestly, before starting Ethical Revolution all those years ago I used to provide web solutions for businesses and so I have had plenty of experience of web hosts. Even without the amazing green credentials you guys are the best!"

How does it work?

If you're thinking of switching your WordPress website to us, feel free to drop us a line first so we can take talk it through, take a look at your website and get a good idea of what needs to be done. If you've already made your mind up that's great too - Go ahead and sign up for a hosting plan and let us know you'd like to switch.

The next step is to agree a good a day and time to do the work. We agree a mutual time so that we can be in contact with you during the transfer if we need to and ensure everything runs smoothly. We'll ask you to change some settings for your domain name, or we can do that for you too if you prefer. The transfer will be handled by us and we'll let you know when everything is complete.

The price starts at £25 for a website transfer and varies depending on whether you'd like to transfer e-mail accounts too and if you're coming from another host or wordpress.com. Get in touch with us and we can let you know the price for your transfer.

What else can we do for you?

Because WordPress is such a hugely popular platform (with around 400 million users) it can be a rife target for exploitation from hackers. However, there are ways to boost your website's security by using a few techniques to make it difficult for them to gain access. We have a provided some guidance on how to add these security measures but if you'd like us to do it for you, that's no problem, just give us a shout.

If you don't already have a website but would like to have WordPress installed for you with the security features, then we can do that too.

Our clients

Hop over to our Clients page to see who else is using Green Hosting and for some more lovely feedback about our service.


Raising a glass to 16 years of business

1st Oct 2020

Over at our Make Hay website we are celebrating 16 years since we founded our ethical web design business. That's where it all started. A year later we began our Green Hosting service and it has been a great journey that we hope will continue alongside all of the wonderful people we have met and collaborated with through the years.

Pop over to our blog post where we raise a glass and highlight the positive things we feel thankful for in these very strange times.


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