Greengeeks is on of the environmental conscious hosting service provider.
We heard about greengeek since couple of years but we did not try them due to a bit of overpricing than others.
But now they seem to offer even lower prices than others.
The thing that attracted us most for them was their instant chat support as well as their care for the environment.
1. They offer a single shared hosting plan.
2. New accounts have a free migration offer.
3. Chat support is instant for either billing or technical help.
4. Has a cpanel.
As one selects more duration, the less is the charge. But a small trick is if you try to leave the page without buying, you may be offered even low price for one year plan.
This trick might work or may not on all the times. So clear your browser cookies and try again.
The credit card name and the ID card name should be matching. Even if you use your friends card, you need to send his id proof to verify. Still you can have account in your name.
They do still have a separate wordpress shared hosting.
Free migration: If you are not a technical expert like me, you can try their free migration offer.
They offer one free migration of cpanel hosting. If you have other versions, contact their support and clarify.
They do one migration of whole of the account or one individual site.
For us they did it withing 24 hours.
Before they do it, you need to provide the login details of your previous hosting account and also the list of sites to migrate.
Once they receive your confirmation, they start the process. You will be notified of the transfer by mail once done.
You just need to change the nameservers on your domain registrar to greengeeks.
Chat support: Greengeeks has an excellent chat support. You can see this by opening their website instantly.
They do offer support for billing and technical help. The support staff is very polite and dedicated. Leave a rating if you liked their chat to help improve their services.
Cpanel: Greengeeks have an old or regular cpanel unlike bluehost who have a self designed one.
When you sign in to your account, you will have a dashboard from where you need to click on further to enter cpanel.
The cpanel has an option to use cloud free cdn for instant integration with your sites. This can help you minimze bandwidth usage and also
Site performance: Since we shifted from a VPS to shared hosting, the performance was low. But with the cost factor it is well worth. Also when compared with other shared hosting providers like a2hosting, bluehost, their performance was equally well and sometime even better.
This hosting is specifically good for those user from US, Canada and Europe as most of the others on the server would be from same place.
Besides this, they also have VPS hosting for high traffic sites.