The journey to providing powerful and greener web hosting

Starting a business requires a lot of consideration; financial, location, employees, products, to name but a few. But it isn’t just the importance of how to make a business successful and meet its client’s needs. It also requires careful consideration of the bigger picture: its environmental impact.

Back in 2008, Nick Bascombe-Fox and Esmond Hastings started the web hosting company, HA, with a clear direction they wanted to take the business in; to provide fast, powerful, reliable and scalable web hosting services, with extremely responsive and personal support.

As part of that business journey, Nick and Esmond knew the company would need to continually evolve and develop ways to make positive climate changes and provide the best hosting services for both its clients, and the environment.

“Our sustainability strategy focuses on three core missions which we strive to improve; the planet, people and the community. This strategy has become part of the DNA within HA, our sense of purpose beyond profit.” Esmond Hastings.

Fast forward to January 2022 and the team at HA are now extremely proud to be making a positive step forward and taking responsibility for how their power is generated. They will be offering web hosting services powered by 100% renewable energy supplies

“It was important to us that we found a data centre which held the same ethos as we do. There are millions of active websites online across the world, and as web hosting providers, we need to take responsibility for the negative impact it is having on our environment. This development will allow us to implement positive changes within our industry and offer our clients a way to move towards a more sustainable way of working.” said Nick.

The data centre, located near London, is committed to environmental sustainability. It has been recognised as being one of the UK’s most energy-efficient data centres, winning two awards in 2020 for its sustainability and efficiency.

The climate change issue is here, and it is real. It is vital that businesses across the world realise the serious impact their corporate decisions have and understand the negative environmental impact they are causing.

So how can your company make a positive difference? By simply switching to a greener web hosting company, you will automatically help make a difference and reduce your impact on the environment.

“Committing to and achieving our goal of offering a 100% renewable energy supplies has been challenging and a lot of hard work. By taking this step our clients can make the choice to lessen their impact on the environment whilst keeping the same level of expert service we have always provided.” said Esmond.

The team at HA are excited about their future plans continuing to play their part improving the environmental impact of the web hosting industry. Every small step in the right direction helps, and Nick and Esmond are delighted to have also partnered with a company which helps offset the emissions from the team’s personal and professional lives.

“As we move forward with our sustainability strategy, we are asking everyone in the HA ecosystem, from our suppliers to our customers, to come with us on this journey and become an active force for change.” Esmond Hastings, Director, HA

If you are keen to get the ball rolling or have any questions about green energy web hosting, the team at HA are more than happy to talk you through them, call 0800 8620844 or email