Drupal Web hosting package

Our managed Drupal hosting is for organisations who want a managed and dynamic presence on the web with easy access to expert Drupal advice and development support.

GreenCloud - GreenNet's cloud storage and collaboration system

GreenCloud gives you the power of cloud file storage and online collaboration tools, hosted on GreenNet servers. The GreenCloud service includes file storage, individual and shared calendars, task lists, shared contact lists, a music player and image viewer.

GreenNet Broadband

Ethical home & organisational broadband, ADSL up to 8Mbps & 20Mbps (depending on distance from exchange and other factors), unlimited bandwidth, fixed IP, and GreenNet’s excellent support team ensuring you’re online all of the time.

GreenNet email

GreenNet’s POP/IMAP enabled mailboxes with unlimited online storage, access to email from anywhere using GreenNet webmail, spam and virus filtering, daily off-site backups and GreenNet Support to help you along the way.

Spam filtering service

GreenNet provides a unique anti-spam service geared to NGOs, the voluntary sector, charities and activists.

Web projects

GreenNet web projects are all about planning, designing, building and hosting websites that work for you and the issues you’re working on.

Blog hosting

"I just want a website - nothing fancy - not sure how it's going to turn out but I want to have a go!"

If you want a website, but what you want seems almost too small and simple to describe, a WordPress Blog may suit you better than a wizzy Drupal site.

Database enabling (MySQL)

GreenNet’s database enabling service is designed for hosting websites that are built on a dynamic model where pages are served up from a database as users call for them.
Database enabling allows you to use your website, not only for static files of html web pages, but also for any kind of PHP/CGI system to pull information out of a database and display results on the web.

Dial-up Internet access

We are no longer accepting new orders for this service. Please see GreenNet Broadband instead.

We used to offer pay-as-you-go dial-up solution to connect to the internet via a “local rate” access (0844).

Discussion boards

A discussion board is an online tool that provides a simple and intuituve way for a group of people to respond to discussion topics. We use PHPBB, which is a highly customisable open source discussion board. For a demo visit the Gaia’s Cafe Forums. Like Web Board it is managed via a web-based interface. It can send emails to people participating in an online discussion. Access can be restricted to a list of users or just those who login with a username, password and email address.

Domain names

A domain name is a unique name that identifies you or your organisation on the Internet. It is registered in the form of yourname.co.uk or yourname.org.uk, yourname.net or yourname.com or yourname.org. You choose which form you prefer depending on the nature of your organisation or content. The domain can then be used for your e-mail adresses e.g username@yourname.org.uk and web site URLs e.g www.yourname.org.uk depending on the package you have chosen.
All of our web hosting options (except Home/Activist membership, which includes a .gn.apc.org subdomain) come with a domain name registration and include annual renewal.

Domain parking

For domain names you may want to use later.

Domain service

For your additional web site and E-mail address.

Domain service - new top-level domains

Our standard domain service is available with many of the new top-level domains that are being launched, with the same features as existing domains.  The availability and prices for the new domains are:

Drupal Search using Apache Solr

Apache Solr is an incredibly fast and powerful  search with its own database that is well suited to handling complex queries across records of large databases. This service is mainly aimed at developers and web site administrators who are looking to improve the way their site can be searched and navigated.


Our Filestores are a cost-effective, convenient and secure alternative to an in the office share drive. It's accessible from anywhere, looks & feels just like your share drive and gets backed up automatically.

green dot partnership scheme

green dot is a new affinity scheme from GreenNet designed to promote ethical connectivity for home and business users. Building on our long history of providing ethical email and web services, green dot is open to all of our members interested in alternative approaches to raising funds and awareness.

When you partner with GreenNet using green dot, you get to offer your supporters internet access and a chunk of your supporters’ broadband bill goes straight to you. green dot broadband comes with all the usual high speed, specs and unrivaled support – why support the big corporations when you can surf and support with green dot!

email us at: greendot@gn.apc.org to find out more.

Home/Activist membership

This package is designed to meet the online needs of individual home users. It includes your own sub-domain style email address and web site URL.

Home/Activist Plus membership

For your own domain name, E-mail address and web site.


Intranets are a great way to share information and tools to help people work together in a team, especially when that team is spread out geographically. They offer imaginative solutions to organisations that are looking to reduce the environmental impact of running an office and transporting staff there each day.

GreenNet builds open source intranet solutions that include shared calendars, file stores, discussion spaces, notes, image galleries and contacts databases.

Our intranets are cheaper and more sharable than SharePoint Services.

Linux desktop training

TuxTuxYou may have heard us banging on from time to time, about going Open – kicking the Microsoft habit, and exploring the friendlier (often also safer) world of Linux-based technologies. Well there’s never been a better time to make the shift

Mailing lists

Mailing lists are cheap and efficient way of distributing information on a large scale and to set up your own discussion forums. Moderated lists allow you to approve every posting that is made to your list before the message is distributed to all your subscribers.

Organisational membership

For larger organisations with more experience of using the Internet for professional advantage and for Individuals and organisations keen to customise their presence on the Internet.

Password protected web site area

If you are running a static website, and would like a part of it to be private to a particular group or groups of people, we can set up password protection for those sections.

Recommendation discounts

GreenNet relies almost entirely on word of mouth within the green and progressive community for advertising its ISP and web hosting services. While we like the good things that people say about us in any case, if you are an existing GreenNet member you can now claim an additional 3 months’ free membership if someone signs up on your recommendation to a GreenNet Home/Activist or hosting package. Just tell them to mention your name and address or your billing id when they apply.

Server hosting

GreenNet’s Systems Administration and Support department provides hosting on our shared web server, and for dedicated and virtual servers as described below. It consists of a small team of dedicated and experienced Linux network administrators. The same team is in charge of both our own system and clients’ remotely managed servers.

The main responsibilities of the team are:

Small Group membership

For smaller organisations wanting a professional presence on the web

Support and development tickets

Launching your web site may mark the end of a long and weighty project. It's also the beginning of a new section in the life of the site – where it settles into getting on with its users. This commonly involves comments, feedback and occasional bug reports – many of which can be responded to with small changes by our developers. Luckily the GreenNet web projects team is on hand to support you and your website after the launch party is over and the project completion notes are written.

Web hosting features

See here for a description of some of what is included and prices for extra webspace. GreenNet offers a web hosting service which allows you to build a web site for the widest internet audience. All GreenNet websites are hosted on high performance Linux/Apache servers on the Internet backbone. These servers support PHP and CGI scripting and MySQL databases. The search engine is Ht://Dig. See our server hosting section for more details.

Web projects with Drupal

GreenNet’s current CMS of choice is Drupal. It is an open source system for developing websites and publishing content to them. A Drupal website has at its heart a database of the site’s content (articles, reports, profiles, events etc..). The system serves content from the database to the right pages of the site in the appropriate style, as they are called for by site users. Site authors can add, modify and manage their content in that database using simple private online forms.


A wiki is a really simple to use online collaborative workspace. It looks like a website, is accessible through any internet-connected computer, and behaves like a group drafting table. Use it to develop proposals and reports with your colleagues, to gather notes during sessions of a workshop, to create a space for a community to share information, or to keep track of a project development process. Adding, editing and linking between content couldn’t be easier.