The entire world is now on the lookout for environment friendly solutions. How can the hosting industry be left behind? If you are a part of this industry, off late, you must have heard of terms such as wind powered servers, solar powered servers or green web hosting. Well, organic software is the latest inclusion to this list and here, in this article, we will discuss what it is and how you can implement it for a website.
Basics of Organic Software
Organic software is similar to open source software since it is available free of cost and you can download it directly from the Internet. Apart from that, you get full access to the source code and hence, can develop further from there.
Why Is It Termed as Organic?
This software is not produced in a factory and there is no carbon emission either. Once you understand this, it should be clear to you that there are plenty of programs available all over the Internet that can be termed as organic.
Organic Web Hosting
If you are in search of organic content management system, Drupal should fit the bill best. It is not only the most popular of all (not taking WordPress into consideration as it is not organic), but, free to use as well (in the truest sense, Drupal is open source or organic). Some of the organic web design programs are: Nvu, Gimp, Picasa 2 etc. If you are searching for a Customer Relationship Management Program, your best bet will be vTiger. On the other hand, WAMP is a popular organic server management program. It includes Apache, MySQL, Apache and PHP together, making achieving functionalities of your website simpler.
Now, how do you identify an organic web host? Well, I already mentioned some organic programs above and any hosting that lists these under its hosting package, can be termed as an organic web host.
Advantages of Organic Web Hosting
The costs are generally less than the traditional web hosting services. Environment friendly web hosting companies often receive rebates from the government and hence can afford low prices.
Each software you use is open-source, so you can modify them. Hence, you can hire a developer who will customize certain aspects of these software and make your website stand apart from the others, in terms of functionality and visuals. The fee of the developer is also less usually.
Most importantly, through organic web hosting, you play your part towards helping making the world a better place for us and the future generations.