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SiteGround: hosting review and comments

SiteGround

from $3.95 monthly
9.2

Speed

9.5/10

Stability

9.5/10

Functionality

10.0/10

Support

9.0/10

Price

8.0/10

Hosting pros

  • Free website builder;
  • Free Let's Encrypt SSL certificates;
  • Free CloudFlare CDN;
  • 4 data center locations on 3 continents;
  • In-house caching service SuperCacher;
  • Anti-Hack systems to protect your website;
  • GitHub integration;
  • Officially recommended by WordPress.org.

Hosting cons

  • Hosting plans with "cheating"

Hosting SiteGround

About company

Founded: 2004
Office: USA, UK, Spain, Bulgaria
Servers: USA, Europe, Asia-Pacific
Hosted websites: 2 millions
Website: siteground.com

Services: shared hosting, CMS hosting (WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Magento, PrestaShop), reseller hosting, cloud hosting, dedicated servers, website builder, domain registration
Cheapest plan: from $3.95 monthly
Payment methods: credit and debit cards

Free trial:
Money-Back Guarantee: 30 days
Free domains:
Free website transfer: on GrowBig and GoGeek plans
Other bonuses:

Technical parameters of hosting

Servers locations: USA (Chicago, Council Bluffs), Netherlands (Amsterdam), United Kingdom (London), Singapore
Control panel: cPanel
Free SSL certificates: Let’s Encrypt
Web server: Apache, Nginx
OS: Linux
PHP versions: 7.3, 7.2, 7.1, 7.0, 5.6
Supported technologies: GD library, ImageMagick, CURL, Zlib, Zend Optimizer, ionCube, SourceGuardian, Mod_rewrite, Smarty Templates, HTTP/2
Website accelerator: SuperCacher, Memcached
SSH access: +
Cron: +
DDoS protection:
Dedicated IP address: $
Included bandwidth: Unlimited
Backup: daily, 30 copies
Uptime: 99,99%

Hosting Features

  • Officially Recommended by WordPress.org.
  • Multiple servers location in the United States (best for North America, South America, Africa websites), Netherlands (best for Europe, Russia), United Kingdom (best for Europe, Russia) and Singapore (best for Australia, New Zealand, Asia, South Pacific).
  • SuperCacher – in-house caching service (static cache + nginx + Memcached), which boost loading speed of clients websites.

Shared hosting plans of SiteGround

PlanStartUpGrowBigGoGeek
Sites1UnlimitedUnlimited
Disk space10 GB20 GB30 GB
DatabasesUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
BandwidthUnmeteredUnmeteredUnmetered
Visits Monthly10 00025 000100 000
Price when paying for 1 year$3.95$5.95$11.95
Price after the first paid period$11.95$19.95$34.95

Which plan to choose

If you need hosting for only one website, SiteGround offers plan StartUp. It includes 10 GB of disk space and supports about 10000 visits monthly. The price starts from 3.95 $/month.

Optimal choice is GrowBig plan, which has label “Recommended” on the company site. Besides 20 GB of disk space and ability to host unlimited websites, you will receive free site transfer option, SuperCacher and backup restore tools. From $5.95/month.

Quality of customer support of SiteGround

Methods of communication with customer support: phone, live chat, ticketing system

Discounts for hosting SiteGround

For the first first invoice the company offers a discount of about 70% (depending on the hosting plan). The first paid period may have a duration of 1, 2 or 3 years.

One Comment

  1. Michael Michael December 2, 2019

    Speed

    10

    Stability

    10

    Functionality

    10

    Support

    10

    Price

    10

    The best hosting with the most polite support I have ever contacted.

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