About Us

ABOUT viridio

The team that cares about people and the planet.

Viridio has been a trusted name in environmentally friendly green web hosting since 1997.
Michael Macho
President and CEO
Laz Peterson
Co-Founder and CFO
Steven Craig
Founder and CTO


Our company name, Viridio, was created by combining Viridi meaning green in Latin. And of course, our beloved "O" designates the "online" world in which we hope to share our ecological values. Our mission is to make all online hosting activities be as green as possible, all while being the most reliable and responsible green web hosting company. We have made a strong commitment to help fight pollution and preserving our natural resources. Going green is more than a buzzword for Viridio, which from our inception in 1997 has espoused eco-friendly operations. Other companies are buying carbon offsets to ease their environmental conscience, but energy credits aren't part of the equation for Viridio. By owning and operating our own green data center and network that is powered by on-site solar panels and we are the only hosting company going beyond just clean energy to power your green web hosting.
We are a California Public Benefit Corporation and are working on becoming a B Corp, this makes our company inherently designed to support people, wildlife and the planet, before profit.

Viridio has been a trusted name in environmentally friendly green web hosting since 1997 and hosts all kinds of websites from small simple sites to large data intensive websites for the movie industry. Our staff members continually strive to provide you with a level of service that is unmatched in the web hosting industry. We treat every client like they are our only client.

Environmental Vision

Viridio started with the vision of starting a cleaner, more energy efficient hosting company using the available technology and resources. The sun is dependable and nobody is waging wars over it so that was a conflict-free source of power that could power our services. After more research and a relentless determination to see how much of the sun’s power we could tap, we invested into solar panel to cover all our energy usage. Making a solar powered hosting solution in 2002 and then continually added more and more improvements and efficient technologies to improve performance, energy efficiency, security, and reliability.

Viridio recognizes the importance of preserving the natural environment that sustains life on earth for future generations and helps humanity to attain the dream of a healthy and happy life.  Viridio is committed to achieving this goal by seeking to combine ongoing innovation in technology with environmentally sound business practices.  Viridio aims for greater eco-efficiency in its technology activities through maximizing the efficiency of energy and resource use, reusing existing elements and providing products and services with greater added value.

Viridio strive its efforts by focusing on reducing harmful effects on the environment by taking what nature gives us and using it. Steps are taken to find solutions to issues through innovative ideas to protect the environment while providing the best green hosting services possible. From our data center and servers, down to paper and server recycling, carpooling and telecommuting; we aim to be environmentally friendly in all aspects. We have a waste reduction program, recycling program, energy efficient technologies such as virtualization and SSD drives, and more.

Company Profile

Viridio has been a trusted name in environmentally friendly green web hosting since 1997. We were featured in Inc. Magazines’ Top 50 Green Companies and were the first public data center member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).  Viridio has over 20 years of providing high quality, secure, feature rich web site hosting. Your web site will utilize only the best server hardware, the most dependable internet providers and the most up to date software available anywhere on the Internet. In addition  Viridio owns and operates its own data center, hardware, software, and network infrastructure that is powered by solar panels, so your web site is powered by clean energy generated right where your website is hosted. 

Support Methodology

Ever try to get a hold of support at a big corporation? Here at Viridio, our size and technology plays a huge factor in our ability to provide exceptional and timely support. You can expect to hear directly from our front line support, our developers and even the founding team. If you need something, we will help you and make it work.

Viridio has designed a reliable green hosting solution that does not require 24/7 support, it just works. Any emergencies are addressed immediately no matter what day or time but our sales and support staff is here from 8AM to 5PM Pacific Time Monday thru Friday to help with your needs. With a hand picked team of USA based engineers and technicians who don't know the words "can't be done", we empower our support staff so when you need support you get a knowledgeable friendly person who can solve your issues as quickly as possible. Our support staff is available by email, phone and live chat. Although we recommend emailing us for any issues you may have for the quickest response and to track the issue from start to finish. This allows your issue to be resolved by any of our support personal at any time.