Why you should get a VPS or server in Amsterdam
- Renewable (Green) energy sources
Being based in Amsterdam has its advantages. Holland uses plenty of wind power and other renewable energy sources. Data centers use a lot of power, which is why we have a moral obligation to offset that electricity consumption by using renewable sources.
- No NSA or MI5
Europe has some of the most forward thinking laws when it comes to privacy etc. which means that it’s a popular choice for people who don’t want to have to deal with government agencies and shady laws. The NSA and MI5 are pretty good arguments for why you shouldn’t host your site in the US or the UK.
- The largest internet exchange in the world (AMX IX)
Another great reason to host your site in Amsterdam is that the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) is the largest of its kind in the world. The internet exchange that a web host uses is basically like the road that leads out of a city, and it’s better to use a modern seven-lane freeway.
- Cutting edge technology
Amsterdam data centers tend to invest more heavily in hardware and customer service, especially when compared to DC’s in less established countries who might skimp on costs and pass those savings on to their customers.
- Strong competition
There’re many hosting providers in the Netherlands for all of the above reasons, so the standards are higher. The more competition there is, the more web hosts need to be on their toes to provide the best service they can.