EcoWeb Hosting is an affordable, reliable, and overall a well rounded host. The thing that sets them apart is their continued effort to help the environment by planting trees and participating in other carbon offset initiatives.
EcoWeb Hosting is a small UK based web hosting company that has an emphasis on giving back to the environment by planting trees and other carbon offsetting measures.
Whether you’re aware or not, hosting websites and the internet in general is a massive contributor to global energy use and green house emissions, who knew running computers all day would consume a literal shit ton of energy.
EcoWeb Hosting aims to curb the negative effects of web hosting by planting trees when you use their service. It’s not just a one off thing either, as some of their plans will plant 10 trees per month!
EcoWeb Hosting offers affordable and reliable hosting plans that deliver good value for money. They offer shared hosting, VPS hosting, Managed WP hosting, and reseller hosting.
Let take a look!
EcoWeb Hosting has some really appealing shared hosting plans. They’re affordable and deliver a lot of great features making them good value for money.
|Number of sites||1||3||Unlimited|
|SSD Storage per site||10 GB||50 GB||100 GB|
|Bandwidth per site||50 GB per month||100 GB per month||Unlimited|
|10 GB mailboxes per site||25||50||100|
|Let’s Encrypt Wildcard SSL||✓||✓||✓|
|1 GB MySQL databases||3||10||Unlimited|
|Linux or Windows hosting||✓||✓||✓|
|Web application firewall||✓||✓||✓|
|Expert UK support||✓||✓||✓|
|45-day money-back guarantee||✓||✓||✓|
|Trees planted per month||1||2||4|
|Monthly price (doesn’t include domain name)||£3.49||£5.99||£11.99|
|Annual price (includes free domain name)||£39.99||£64.99||£129.99|
Opinion and Breakdown
We’re impressed with what EcoWeb Hosting has on offer. The plans have loads of great features, don’t have insane renewal rates, and by using EcoWeb Hosting you’re giving a helping hand to the environment by planting trees every month because of your hosting package!
Besides the environmental benefits, the plans are fairly priced, and offer good value for money. You’ll get access to a CDN network, Free SSL wild card certificates for your website, SSD storage, and really awesome support.
The cPanel is really easy to use and looks great!
Popular One Click Installs
- Zen Cart
Overall, we think the plans are great and are money well spent, especially if you’re looking for an “eco-friendly” host.
Managed WordPress Hosting
WordPress is powering more and more of the internet these days, and we’d be surprised to find a host that doesn’t offer managed WordPress hosting these days. EcoWeb Hosting brings home the bacon with some really tasty managed WP plans!
Let’s check em’ out.
Plans and Pricing
|Number Of Sites||1||3||10||Unlimited|
|SSD Storage per site||25 GB||75 GB||250 GB||Unlimited|
|Bandwidth per site||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|10 GB mailboxes per site||25||50||100||Unlimited|
|Let’s Encrypt SSL||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Free Standard SSL certificate||No||No||No||✓|
|Automatic core updates||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|WordPress optimised cache||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Cache control plugin||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Global CDN with optimisation suite||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Web application firewall||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Expert UK support||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Monthly price (doesn’t include domain name)||£5.99||£9.99||£19.99||£39.99|
|Annual price (includes free domain name)||£59.99||£99.99||£199.99||£399.99|
Opinion and Breakdown
These WP plans are a bit different than the shared hosting because they’re specifically optimized to run WP.
Optimization WP Features:
- Staging environment
- Automatic updates
- Tailored caching for WP
EcoWeb hosting has built their own caching system with NGINX Edge caching technology to give your WP site a speed injection, you’ll also get access to malware scanning, and a CDN network for better speed and security.
To top it off each site is “containerized” and has access to dedicated resources, ensuring for better uptime, saftey, security, and speed.
You’ll also get access to automatic snapshot backups, which allow you to easily restore your site to a previous snapshot within the last 30 days.
EcoWeb Hosting also employs their own custom firewall, which helps to mitigate malicious attacks on your website.
Overall, we think these plans are good value for money. If you do need to host more than 3 websites, it does start getting more expensive but not outrageous as the unlimited bandwidth and generous amount of storage should make up for the higher prices on the Professional and Ultimate plans.
Eco Web Hosting delivers some really affordable VPS plans without any sneaky renewal fees.
What’s Included and Breakdown
- NVMe SSD storage
- Root Access
- No fair usage restrictions
- cPanel available (costs extra)
|Plan||Price||Price with cPanel (5 websites)|
Overall, the plans are really good. If you’re running a high traffic website you’ll actually have unlimited bandwidth on these plans, as thats part of their plan and there are no fair usage policies.
The VPS plans are self managed, meaning you’ll have to update it and take care of it yourself. No managed packages are available at this point in time. You’ll also have choices of data centers throughout Europe and Asia.
One caveat of the plans is that cPanel costs extra. Their base plan starts at £7.99, but once you add on cPanel the price jumps to £23.98— which brings the yearly cost of the basic VPS plan up to £287.76 per year.
Performance and Uptime
Eco Web hosting from our testing and experience has excellent oad times, clocking in under 200ms. Furthermore, uptime is excellent, our tests show 99.98% uptime.
What people are saying
To put it simply people really like EcoWeb Hosting and are usually impressed by the awesome tech support. They’ve earned an impressive 4.9/5 stars on trust pilot with virtually no negative reviews.
A word about their support team
We’ve had small projects on Eco Web Hosting for over 4 years and have always been happy with the service they’ve provided. The hosting plans have been affordable, reliable, and overall a great experience.
They’re also not slouching when it comes to improving their hosting products. Over the past 4 years they’ve consistently added new products, improved old hosting packages and made a stronger commitment to the their environmental preservation efforts.
Lastly, their support team has been top notch. Every time we’ve ever had a problem, all you have to do is ask and they’ll quickly sort it out for you. Their support team is small, but extremely knowledgable. This translates to support that can help you pretty much do anything because they are engineers and coders helping you solve your problems.
A word on their “Eco” badge and comitment to plant trees
Eco Web Hosting gets their ‘green’ credentials by working with tree-planting and other eco organizations to help offset the green house emissions generated by their hosting services.
The company has a real ethos of being “green” and environmentally friendly. They use green energy suppliers for their business and many workers work remotely to reduce carbon footprints of travel.
They also post a monthly update of the stats for their eco initiatives:
- Excellent support
- Great plans
- Initiative to plant trees and offset carbon foot print
- Choice of data centers are limited to Europe, VPS has some Asian choices
- Pricing is only in British Pounds(GBP)
If you’re looking for an environmental responsible way to host your website(s), then you shouldn’t look much further. EcoWeb hosting is one of the top spots for people who need hosting but who are environmentally conscious.
EcoWeb hosting offsets their carbon emissions by using renewable energy sources to power their servers, plus a commitment to plant trees every month for each hosting plan they manage.
Beyond their commitment to the environment, they’re actually a really bangin’ host. The plans are generous with features and specs, and don’t have any sneaky renewal rates. The support is also top notch, and EcoWeb Hosting has been consistently held in high esteem by it’s users.