Millions of people are using SiteGround. It is one of the best plugin and highly recommended by many different blogs and forums. SiteGround has around 450,000 domains worldwide along with data centres in Europe, Asia and United States.
One employee started SiteGround in 2007 but now it has become one of the best behemoths in today’s hosting environment. That’s quite an impressive rise. They must be doing something great to reach such heights. But what makes it so in demand? Is it, decent uptime, good support or fast loads? I had purchased SiteGround startup plan last year and installed it on default WordPress website.
Over the course of one year, we have analyzed the speed, uptime and overall performance of our site and here is what we have analyzed till now. Let’s talk about the pros of having a SiteGround hosting. Uptime, speed and support play a crucial role while you buy any hosting. Apart from all these, features also contribute to the overall rating of the hosting. SiteGround has few of them.
It offers three different hosting plans such as shared web hosting, Growbig, Startup and Go Geek. Out of all these, startup plans are great for those who have just started out. The cost of its basic plan is $3.95 per month but it does not offer you the most advanced features as compares to its other plans.
The features you get in startup plan are
- Free domain name
- SSD Storage
- 30 days money back guarantee
- Free setup & transfer
- 24/7 technical support
- 99.9 percent Uptime Guarantee
- cPanel & SSH access
- Free Daily Backup
- SuperCacher Static Caching only
- WordPress & Joomla tool kits
- Unlimited Bandwidth, Emails, DBs.
- CloudFlare CDN
- PHP7 + OpCache
- Suitable for 10,000 monthly visit
Plans & Pricing
As mentioned above about SiteGround different hosting plans ( Share, Dedicated, VIPs and Reseller hosting) all these packages are Linux based. If you are setting up an online shop, you can get extended services. SiteGround all plans come with free domain, software design and unrestricted e-mail accounts.
StartUp plan cost is $3.95 per month that is the basic shared plan in which you will get 10GB web space with one host domain. GrowBig plan cost is a $7.95per month and offers 20GB Web Space with host unlimited sites. GoGeek will cost you around $14.95 with 30GB Web Space and host unlimited sites.
Speed and Reliability
A web host always looks for the speed of the website. To get the traffic and keep the visitors to blaze through your website, SiteGround offers fixed caching through Memcached, SuperCache, and SuperCacher. NGINX web server technology is also used by SiteGround, that swiftly create the faster-moving site and loads static content quickly. This is the best for those who want to load content fast.
When it comes to reliability, SiteGround is just according to my need. It offers proactive server monitoring that identifies and repairs the technical issues immediately.
It also predicts the issues and prevents them. With it, the data restore fast so you don’t to worry about backups with 99.99% of uptime.
Exceptional Customer Support
Most of the people do not worry about tech support while looking for hosting services. But they realize their mistakes after getting all things done and facing the issues in their server. Many hosting service providers do fake promises just to attract customers but after giving service they do not bother to deal with issues that their customer are facing. But SiteGround customer support is unbeatable. They are always ready to solve your queries anytime with their 24*7*365 days support.
30 Day Return Policy
With SiteGround, you will 30 days of money back guarantee. It gives you chance to cancel your hosting service within 30 days if you are not satisfied with its services. Your money will be refunded to you. But you may not get the refund of domain registration in case you get a free domain. The charges will get deducted from your refund amount. The domain will be yours.
As mentioned above, SiteGround provides Supercacher technology that adds many caching layers and loads your blogs or website faster than ever before. The price is also affordable at $7.95 that makes it a perfect buy.
Most of the hosts provide 100% uptime guarantee but in reality, it is not even close to 70 percent. With SiteGround, you can get 99.99 percent of uptime guarantee. There is a possibility of 100 percent uptime with SiteGround.
WordPress, Joomla, Drupal Features
SiteGround Startup plan includes all WordPress features such as automatic updates, installation, WordPress support etc. They have experienced and knowledgeable support team that are capable of fixing all WordPress issues. No doubt, SiteGround support continues to amaze me.
Being new to WordPress, you should always opt for one click installation. If you do not want to do anything manually, go with SiteGround. It has a great setup tool that helps you in one click installation. With this, you will never miss any update and it will automatically update your WordPress. It also provides free backups on daily basis. To keep your website safe, SiteGround also offers you great protection for your website.
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