Seriously? Yes, apparently so.
Really Green WP is the first WordPress-centric service and managed hosting solution for those that are sensitive about their carbon footprint as it impacts the environment.
What they are offering is both a consulting and web project services a well as a hosting solution for new or existing customers. As their marketing suggests they build WordPress sites that use less energy that in turn make them faster and then, if you want, they’ll put them in carbon neutral web hosting.
I’ll be honest – I don’t know anything about carbon neutral initiatives and a cursory Google search provides a lot of discussion around the words “scam,” “marketing fluff,” and the general feeling that it’s not legit.
I’m not going to bash the service at all because I simply don’t know enough to even make a judgement call (and I’ll admit that I’m not sure I care) but I’ll tell you from one this one personal perspective that a hosting provider claiming to have a “carbon neutral footprint” or “eco-friendly solution” has never tipped me over into using them. In other words, it’s not on my Top 10 list of things a web host must have.
But I don’t mind the attempt and I’m glad there’s someone who legitimately cares about our ecological and environmental issues – God knows that the smog levels in Atlanta can sometimes be a bit high.
What are your thoughts on this particular implementation and/or marketing? I’d love to hear from the founder’s if they want to jump in the comment stream.