TL; DR: A strong CSR initiative has become commonplace in today’s socially and environmentally conscious world. And, operating in an industry dependent on uninterrupted power, many hosting providers are building these programs around green energy. Since 2003, Biz.nf has been dedicated to running its servers on 100% renewable power. The company delivers a full array of web solutions, including shared and virtual server hosting, domain registration, and SSL-backed eCommerce setups for Joomla! and WordPress. This, coupled with a low-cost overhead and omnichannel support network, has thousands of customers turning to Biz.nf’s eco-friendly, cluster-based technology to fuel their web applications.
Today’s consumers are constantly being bombarded with advertisements. Ads now appear on the mobile devices we carry around in our pockets, on our PCs, and on our TVs. So it’s no wonder millennials and members of Generation Z, who’ve grown up in this brave new world, have developed a discerning eye when it comes to the companies vying for their business.
More than 80% of millennials say they don’t want to feel manipulated or coerced into making purchasing decisions. In fact, their willingness to buy from a business is driven 60% by their perceptions of the organization. As a result, many in this new generation of consumers are turning to companies with missions that mirror their own value sets.
And, as an ecologically-minded hosting provider, Biz.nf is attracting thousands of these customers with its 100% green-powered servers. Biz.nf has an environmentally focused corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative cooked into its philosophy — but the host’s mission doesn’t end there. Biz.nf is dedicated to serving up the high-performing web solutions demanded by the competitive online business space.
The company provides top-tier shared and virtual server hosting and SSL-backed eCommerce plans for WordPress and Joomla! fueled by wind power. The best part? It’s all delivered with hands-on support from the Biz.nf team at rates affordable to site owners on almost any budget.
Pragmatic Hosting Packages With a Focus on Security
Biz.nf offers a variety of hosting solutions for business and individuals. Site owners can leverage Biz.nf’s Free, Personal, or Business plans to build web presence. However, one thing all the company’s packages have in common is a focus on security.
Biz.nf is committed to ensuring its customers’ sites are safe and employs a stable Linux-based OS that delivers powerful cluster-based hosting on high-end enterprise servers. The company provides firewall protection, RAID backups, and around-the-clock server monitoring in a secure datacenter environment.
Biz.nf’s free hosting plan provides plenty of space for bloggers. But, for those needing a little more power, its Personal and Business packages might be a better fit. These plans offer unlimited space and bandwidth with no setup fees; the Personal plan hosts only two domain names while its Business plan hosts an unlimited number of domains.
All plans come with key features, including support for MySQL and optional web builders for Joomla! and WordPress. Users also benefit from Biz.nf’s one-click CMS installs for other popular platforms such as Drupal and Concrete5. In addition, the Personal and Business packages have eCommerce capabilities with built-in shopping carts, CRM, and marketing solutions. Shared SSL certificates are also available with the option to purchase certificates for private use if needed.
For more tech-savvy operations, Biz.nf’s VPS packages allow total control over application installations. Site owners get complete root access and privacy, and are guaranteed dedicated server resources, including CPU, memory, and bandwidth. Biz.nf recommends its VPS plans for larger, resource-consuming sites that have outgrown shared hosting environments but are just shy of needing a dedicated server.
VPS services are pre-installed with Debian 7.2 Wheezy and CentOS 6.0 systems. For more technical users, custom partitioning is available to expand site capabilities through Biz.nf’s XEN Hypervison platform. With partitioning, users can have each physical server run more than one virtual server.
Removing Cost Barriers of Entry Into the Online Marketplace
Lowering cost overhead — it’s the plight of most business owners, and web-based companies are no exception. For many SMBs running online properties, every budgeted dollar is extremely valuable, and even the smallest reduction in hosting costs can have a big impact on bottom lines.
The variety of free services Biz.nf offers is a treasure trove of resources for budget-minded individuals and businesses. No matter which hosting solution site owners select, they’ll enjoy feature-rich packages with pricing structures built around affordability.
While Biz.nf’s free and standard hosting pricing is tough to beat, even the company’s more robust hosting options, such as its unlimited business plan and VPS packages, are budget-friendly, giving small businesses access to the resources they need to compete online.
For example, if you’re looking to attract more clients to help boost business on your eCommerce site, Biz.nf’s business packages might be just what you need. These plans come with integrated video and photo galleries, shopping carts, and marketing tools, among other options, that help broadcast your brand and convert visitors into customers.
Biz.nf’s free website builder tools are available in the free and unlimited hosting plans. Both packages also allow site owners to take advantage of the company’s WordPress installation and configuration tools. And, if WordPress is your CMS of choice, site owners have access to the software’s large selection of professionally designed themes and plugins.
Second in popularity only to WordPress, Joomla! is used as a web publishing tool by organizations worldwide. As with its WordPress services, Biz.nf offers free app installation, automatic configuration, and an array of Joomla! templates and extensions.
Omnichannel Tech Support Built Around Customer Need
Most consumers have experienced the frustration of seeking customer assistance by navigating endless phone trees or sending support tickets to faceless representatives. As a result, many are taking their business elsewhere in search of better service. In fact, nearly 80% of consumers jump ship on businesses due to these types of poor experiences.
Biz.nf recognizes that, to remain competitive, it must provide top-notch support for site owners — and the company delivers. The host’s expert customer support team is available 24/7 for all hosting and domain clients.
Biz.nf also provides an integrated context-oriented knowledgebase to easily answer customer questions. Users can find solutions to site-specific issues via the Support Center on the control panel.
As a complement to this, Biz.nf’s heavily detailed FAQ page lists solutions for 85% of the most common questions the company receives. The host encourages self-help through these options. However, if customers can’t find the answers they need, they can open a Trouble Ticket for more personalized, one-on-one help. For those with pre-purchase inquiries, Biz.nf is instantly available through live chat.
A Dedication to Sustainability Through Eco-Friendly Power
As more socially conscious entrepreneurial enterprises enter the market, Biz.nf understands how important it is to offer business solutions that match their values. That’s why the host employs a power supplier for its datacenter that delivers a carbon-neutral approach.
Biz.nf touts that its green web hosting system reduces carbon emissions at levels akin to taking 17.5 million vehicles off the road. With Biz.nf’s eco-friendly hosting, businesses concerned with their carbon footprint have the opportunity to lessen their environmental impact.
This CSR initiative also acts as a model for the rest of the hosting industry — proving that doing what’s right for the environment can result in a larger customer base for hosts and affordable, high-performing solutions for their customers.