The 1984 Hosting Company was established in 2006 by a couple of Free Software and civil rights enthusiasts. We have since grown to become Iceland's biggest web hosting company by far. Our goal is to offer high quality web hosting and VPS services at a competitive price, always respecting and protecting the civil and political rights of our customers. We only use green energy from renewable, sustainable sources and we always choose free software. Let's elaborate a bit on those three pillars of our company's approach:
1. IMMI and customers civil liberties. Unwavering loyalty to our customers and their fundamental rights is a core value of 1984, hence the name to remind us of what can happen if we fall asleep on our watch. We state that 1984 as a company and its officers will always go the extra mile to protect our customers' civil rights, including the freedom of expression, the freedom of the press, the right to anonymity and privacy. 1984 will always do everything within its legal power to inform our customers of any inquiries from any authorities, lawyers or courts into the customer's affairs that we may become aware of. It is essential that the jurisdiction that the company operates in is Iceland, where the IMMI legislation is forthcoming, making Iceland a haven for freedom of the press and freedom of expression in general.
2. Green, sustainable geothermal and hydro power energy. 1984 commits to environmentally responsible business practices by utilizing only electricity from renewable energy sources and placing emphasis on reaching the highest possible energy utilization efficiency levels. This is achievable in Iceland, because all electricity production meets the aforementioned criteria and the cold climate makes PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) very high, meaning that for each watt used to run servers, storage and network equipment, proportionally very little is used for cooling, lighting and other overhead.
3. Free Software is software that gives the user the freedom to share, study and modify it. It's not about price -- it's called Free Software because the user is free. 1984 values the freedom and transparency that Free Software offers, as well as the excellent security and reliability track record that the Free Software model offers. 1984 commits to using Free Software wherever possible. To use Free Software is to make a political and ethical choice asserting the right to learn -- and share what we learn with others.
1984 Hosting Company was established with the hope to contribute responsibly and ethically to life on the internet. That's why we’re in this business.
The 1984 team
P.O. Box 126
121 Reykjavík ICELAND
Phone: +354 546 1984