SiteGround Review

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Overview
Good

99.9% uptime, free domain name, 24x7 technical support, 30-day money back, few users on each server, advanced caching and free CDN for great performance, no direct activation of plug-ins (security), 1-click and live setup assistance.

Bad

High price for the GoGeek plan, lacks Ruby on Rails, no unlimited storage

Overall

Perfect for serious ecommerce sites and Webmasters for whom security is a topmost priority

Detailed Review

SiteGround is a Web hosting company offering secure and creative solutions specialized for hosting well-recognized open-source apps such as Magneto, WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal. Their shared hosting service is suitable for hosting blogs and small to medium sites. When it is the matter of security and high quality, this service provider does not disappoint you and seems to exceed beyond your expectations.

High quality is analogous to SiteGround, which is the company’s more consistently delivered feature. This is perhaps the reason why its upscale plans are a bit costly. Nevertheless, they are not unaffordable at all, if seen their impact in the long run. To that, just add the relief of consistent network reliability and security. You will never be dissatisfied!

Shared Hosting Plans

Three plans are on offer: Startup, Grow Big, and GoGeek. Each tends to vary not only in terms of price but also in terms of features such as number of sites supported, storage space in GB, suitability as per monthly visits, and premium and advanced features on offer. By looking at these points of comparison, it is easy to decide the most suitable plan for your business.

Features

Regardless of the shared hosting plan chosen, you get a free domain name, cPanel & SSH access, Softaculous installer, and unique account isolation (one vulnerable account does not affect the rest on the server). You also enjoy free daily backup, free setup & transfer, free CloudFlare CDN, and unlimited traffic, domains, databases, and emails along with anti-hack mechanism, spam prevention, fast server monitoring, and FTP accounts.

The features that have made SiteGround quite popular and proactive are actually meant for creating custom solutions and include toolkits for WordPress and Joomla, developer features, and SuperCacher. WordPress & Joomla toolkits facilitate easy admin passwords reset, SSL configuration, domain changing, broken permissions fixing, and more.

With SuperCacher and Memcached, installation and speed both go fast. SuperCacher is the company’s own caching technology that stores copies of pages (not from database queries) for increasing the site’s speed. Together with CloudFlare CDN, the speed is such that even a busy site will not find it tough to exceed the resource limits. The GrowBig plan comes with all these three levels of caching.

The developer features only with the GoGeek plan are just amazing and include WP-CLI, Site Staging, WP-CLI, and Git integration.

Control Panel

SiteGround offers the standard cPanel but with its own touch of customization for more professional and unique experience. It is easily accessible for efficient site management tasks and is integrated into their billing client area. The panel has Softaculous auto-installer along with custom installs for open-source apps. You can even access the toolkits and developer features and monitor your CPU usage from here.

Uptime

With no issues with the data centers and downtime, SiteGround offers one of the most wanted uptime rates in the industry, 99.9%. Although you will find hosts claiming 100% uptime, they fall behind in the race due to downtime. The big reason behind no downtime with 99.99% uptime is the company’s custom server monitoring tool of the company, which resolves more than 90% of problems automatically in real time.

Conclusion

SiteGround is truly a premium hosting provider offering features suitable for small new sites and bigger sites with complex requirements. Uptime reliability, customer care, and performance speed are simply admirable. If you can afford the GoGeek plan, you might be at a better deal for hosting big sites in the long run. In short, SiteGround shared plans are reliable.

Pricing
Plan Name Pricing Terms Details
StartUp $3.95 month
  • One Website Hosting
  • 10GB Web Space
  • Unmetered Traffic
  • SSD Storage Space
  • Free Daily Backup
GrowBig $5.95 month
  • Multiple Website Hosting
  • 20GB Web Space
  • Unmetered Traffic
  • SSD Storage Space
  • Free Daily Backup
  • Upto 30 Backup Copies
GoGeek $11.95 month
  • Multiple Website Hosting
  • 30GB Web Space
  • Unmetered Traffic
  • SSD Storage Space
  • Free Daily Backup
  • Upto 30 Backup Copies
Pricing
Merchant Price
Official Website $3.95
Specifications

Shared Hosting Features

  • Uptime Guarantee

    99.9

  • Website Builder

  • Script Installer

  • Data Migration

    Free

  • Disk Space

    Limited

  • Databases

    Unlimited

  • Bandwidth

    Unlimited

  • Domains

    Unlimited

  • Sub Domains

    Unlimited

  • Email Accounts

    Unlimited

  • FTP Accounts

    Unlimited

  • Ad Credits

    $0

  • DC Options

  • Auto Backup

    Free

  • Support Options

    4

  • Dedicated IP

    Paid

  • SSL

    $82/yr

  • Control Panel

    cPanel

  • Free Domain(s)

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