You must have noticed the competition that is going on in between the hosting companies and Every company is looking to provide the best features to their customers.
SiteGround is not yet another company that is providing luck warm faiths to their customers. In fact, SiteGround is the leader in the business lasting for more than a decade has got around 450,000 domains registered since 2007 and thus we can understand how popular it is.
In this article, I talk about SiteGround hosting review and also tell you why webcrazies uses them for managing our sites?
SiteGround Review – Why you should go for?
There are many factors that makes a hosting company the best. You can't buy a hosting just because its cheap, after all you are going to host a website which will earn money for you directly or indirectly.
Given below are some factors that are best provided by SiteGround and I have personally experienced it.
This is one of the most important factor that you should take care. If you have huge amount of downtime, you will loose many customers and thus a huge drop in sales and revenue. SiteGround is proven to provide almost 100% of uptime in a month and this shows how reliable and good their servers are.
My site webcrazies.com is 100% up since Jan, 2017.
Our website is live since 2+ years on SiteGround and I have never observed any downtime of more than 1 to 2 minutes in a month.
Isn’t that great? I feel its awesome.
I have launched this website on SiteGround since the first day. After the complete setup I have tested the website for speed and to my surprise, the website loading speed is just around 500ms. Yeah, its blazing fast. Another thing that I have noticed is that this speed is consistent so far.
I never faced any issues when it comes to performance and I really love SiteGround for this. Since, speed of loading is one of the factors for ranking, and with this speed many posts of this blog are ranking higher.
What I personally feel is, if the support of a hosting provider is good, the complete hosting can be rated as good because if you have any issues, support is always there to help you. SiteGround support is really awesome. I never had a waiting time of more than one minutes.
Once I was tweaking my website’s looks and speed (without making any backup) and suddenly my website went down. Even the cPanel wasn’t opening up.
I was like “Oh Man What You Have Done” I rushed towards support and I was connected to one of the guy within seconds. I explained everything to him and the guy just took 2 minutes of time and brought back my website.
I was like alive once again. I would way they really have an awesome team of experts. Everytime when I faced any issue, the support team provide a rock solid resolution within no time.
Auto Managed WordPress Hosting:-
SiteGround is proving managed WordPress hosting on all the accounts. This means the beginners who doesn’t know more about hosting will get the benefit, the hosting company will manage everything related to security, updates, server performance, maintenance and backups.
This thing is considered as the best because you can concentrate on other works and let the hosting company handle everything in the backend.
If you are a technically sound guy, you get a good stuffs like WordPress staging environment. You get Git and WP-CLI as pre installed and thus you can easily customize your WordPress as per your need.
Free Security add ins:-
Security is one of the major factor not only for me but for all the webmasters because it’s the biggest threat as your website is always online. This is one of the biggest reason why I recommend SiteGround as they provide many security add ons for free.
When you host your website with SiteGround, you get SpamAssassin, IP address blocklist, SpamExperts, Leech protect and hotlink protection. If you are interested in SSL, then they have certain plans that will give you free SSL as well.
If you want to add more security you can opt for HackAlert which is a tool that scans your website daily and sends you notification if the website is been hancked or may get hacked for just $1 per month.
Free Website Migration:-
If you have a website that you want to transfer to SiteGround, you can easily do it as its completely free. If you have issues in transfering your website you can ask their support to do it for you.
They will transfer your website in such a way that your website wont go down even for 1 second in between the process. That’s where SiteGround’s support expertise comes to light.
This SiteGround review helps you to start your own blog with the help of manged WordPress hosting from them.
Data Center Locations:-
The location of data centers plays a vital role. It’s a fact that the nearer the data center is the better performance you will get. So if you are targeting the audience from a specific location, you must try to get the data center from the nearest location possible.
SiteGround have installed their data centers in the most premium location providing the best performance. Their data centers are located in the folowing regions.
- Chicago, US
- London, UK
- Amsterdam, NL
- Milan, IT
- Singapore, SG
So if you are targetting the audience from any of this place you must go for the servers from the nearest location possible.
Plans they have
When it comes to shared hosting, they have got three plans which I have explained below
Startup Plan:– This is the most basic plan and I am using this plan on my website. The price of this plan is $3.95/month in which you get 10GB of storage. I would recommend you to grab this plan only when you have a new website.
The reason being is that this plan allows only 10,000 visitors per month. Reason why I am recommending this plan is because, for a its very difficult for a new website to get even 150 visitors per day and thus, there is no need to spend much money initially.
But as your website start getting good amount of visitors you can easily upgrade your plan with just some clicks.
GrowBig Plan:– This is the mid range plan which cost $7.49/month. You can host multiple website on this plan as it provides 20GB of storage. This plan can handle 25000 visitors per month which means around 900 visitors per day.
With this plan you get 1 year free SSL and you can make 30 backups of your wesbite. You also get supercacher which will boost up your website’s speed to a huge.
GoGeek Plan:– This is the biggest plan they have and costs around $14.95/month. You will get 30GB of storage which is more than sufficient. You can host multiple websites on this plan and this plan handle 100,000 visitors per month.
This plan comes integrated with SuperCacher, 1 Year free SSL and you can make 30 backups of your website.
SiteGround Review ~ Features at a glance
When you take any shared hosting plan from SiteGround you get a list of features that are same in all the plans.
- Free Email Account:- Yes, you get free email setup which will give you email with your own domain.
- Free CDN:- As I have explaind above, with every plan you get Cloudflare CDN.
- Payments:- You can make payments very easily using your credit cards.
- Free cPanel:- When you host your website you get a free cPanel account along with many useful tools that will help you pull out max out of your website.
- Easy apps installation:- This is the best thing, you just have to enter the details and the SiteGround system will install the app of your choice among WordPress , Joomla, Drupal and Magento with just one click.
SiteGround Review concluding:-
If you want high speed website and need good and expert customer support, definitely I will recommend you to use SiteGround. They offer many new and useful features that you can never get with other hosting providers and thus you can make the max out of your website.
As of now the price of their plans are almost same as others and so it’s the right time to grab the opportunity.