Committed to

Renewable Energy

We use a combination of public cloud service providers. At the bottom of this page, we define and link the energy policies of each infrastructure provider. We are almost certain that every server we offer is fully powered by renewable energy. For example, Google and Amazon run their own wind farms.

However, you will see that some of these providers, for example, DigitalOcean, don't explicitly mention their energy policy for each site. They sometimes use colocation providers like Equinix, where they cannot control the energy mix.

Therefore, we take a very proactive approach to ensure that every WHMcPanel service is carbon-neutral. We calculate our full usage of energy, regardless of source, and offset it twice. It means that we offset renewable energy as if it were not renewable - twice!

It includes web server power consumption, as well as employee consumption and commute estimates.

We will plant 1,000 trees this year.

We plant a tree for every ten sites hosted with us. Through our calculations, this balances our carbon footprint between two and four times. We offset all our uses regardless of the source.

In our calculations, converting the average energy use of each of our servers in Watts into kilowatt-hours and then to CO2 released the reports of greenhouse gases: Conversion Factors from the Department of Business and Industrial Strategy. The CO2 conversion data is converted to 0.28307, and this is based on the output from existing US power plants per kilowatt generated.

We take over tree planting projects in our office locations and partner organizations and charities, the largest ecology, which provides verifiable figures and information regarding their tree planting projects.

Local projects

Feel good knowing that you're making a difference

We are lucky to have offices in some of the most beautiful locations. Some of the work we do is with projects in the areas we are delighted to call home.

In Pakistan

We worked with the Billion Tree Tsunami to plant a fruit tree orchard over 4 acres.

The Billion Tree Tsunami Project is driven by the Government of KPK’s vision of green growth, which ties in the needs for sustainable forestry development.

The orchard will help increase biodiversity and encourage an increased presence of bees and butterflies.

In Indonesia

Through our partnership with Ecology, we can partake in funding projects around the world. One of the chosen projects is the 75MW Sidrap wind farm in South Sulawesi Province, Indonesia. It includes the wind farm itself and 22 local co-benefit projects such as clean water and sanitation deployments.

Energy Policies by Provider

Each public cloud provider has an energy policy. Here we explain the fundamentals and link to their information pages.

Providers

  • Reseller hosting
  • Shared hosting
  • Dedicated servers
Google Cloud Platform
Google Cloud Platform

Google Cloud, 100% renewable. Google buys renewable energy to match or exceed any consumption. Read their energy policy and commitments.

Amazon Web Services
Amazon Web Services

AWS is committed to 100% renewable energy and is building dedicated wind farms worldwide to operate its data centers. See their sustainability policy.

Microsoft Azure
Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure has been carbon neutral and is committed to being carbon-negative by 2030. Read its environmental policy.

DigitalOcean
DigitalOcean

They confirmed 100% renewable in all locations except Bangalore, where the case was not disclosed. London, Frankfurt, and Amsterdam operate on green grids, while Singapore, New York, San Francisco, and Toronto are 100%, renewable suppliers.

Alibaba Cloud
Alibaba Cloud

We cannot find published energy data, although some data centers are powered by innovative freshwater cooling. However, Alibaba is very strong in the field of CSR, including poverty alleviation in China. See their CSR and sustainability hub.

Linode
Linode

Linode servers are 100% renewable in all the locations we offer (London, Singapore, Tokyo, Frankfurt).

Managed WordPress

  • Managed WordPress
Google Cloud Platform
Google Cloud Platform

Google Cloud, 100% renewable. Google buys renewable energy to match or exceed any consumption. Read their energy policy and commitments.

Power usage calculation

To get an actual figure as possible for our actual energy use, we have divided our energy usage by region. The figures below are pessimistic, and not all the energy we use is renewable only, but we still take the product from below and replace it three times!

Web Servers

Web servers include each shared server or reseller, as well as dedicated servers. We calculate the average usage per server and double that by the number of active servers each month.

10.5 watts

Per Core

744 hours

Per month

8 cores

Per server (on average)

~60 kWH

Monthly energy usage per server

41 tonnes

Annual CO2 output across all of our servers

Office Costs

Our employees work in our offices, but we tend to have powerful desktop computers, phones, and laptops. So we assume that:

1 desktop computer

Per person

2 monitors

Per person

1 laptop

Per person

2 phones

Per person

3.14159 cups of coffee

Per day per person

Commute and Travel

Not only do we go to work every day, but we also travel between offices for training. Many team members use public transport or cycling, but we overestimate.

10 Miles

Per person

2 short haul flights

Per person per year

2 international flights

Per person per year