What is SiteGround.com?
SiteGround.com is a web hosting platform “crafted for easy website management”. Founded in 2004, and with headquarters in Bulgaria, SiteGround has quickly grown to be one of the largest and most widely respected web hosting platforms on the market. To date, they have serviced over 1.8 million domains all around the world.
Is SiteGround the right fit for you?
SiteGround focuses on speed, security and superb customer support. They pride themselves on being easy to use, customer focused and always being on the forefront in the battle against cyber-attacks. SiteGround is perfect for anyone looking for a simple yet powerful web hosting platform, packed with features. It is especially great when dealing with WordPress websites.
Along with great integration with WordPress, SiteGround is integrable with such ecommerce platforms as WooCommerce. This combined with features such as FREE SSL certificates and website builders coming standard with any plan you purchase make SiteGround a great and versatile option. It’s no wonder SiteGround is one of the fastest growing web hosting platforms on the market! Now, let’s get into the specifics…
Pricing & Software
SiteGround not only offers general web hosting, but professionally integrated hosting with a variety of different software. WordPress, WooCommerce as well as Cloud Hosting are all available and individually managed. Standard web hosting plans range from $3.95 to $11.95 USD per month and $80 to $240 per month for cloud hosting.
Any plan you purchase will come with Essential Features such as free email accounts, daily backups, 24/7 support and a 30-day money back guarantee. You can find a list of each plans specifics and Premium Features as well as their prices at SiteGround.com.
Standard Web Hosting Plans:
Cloud Hosting Plans:
Speed & Performance
This category is hugely important for any website, yet hard for many web hosting platforms to facilitate consistently. SiteGround has made sure to be both consistent and efficient when it comes to speed and performance. The result, is a near perfect uptime percentage along with lightning fast loading speeds… especially with WordPress websites. Over the course of the last 10-months, in 2018, SiteGround averaged 99.99% of uptime.
This is far above the industry standard and up there with the best web hosting platforms on the market to date! This score, over a long period of time screams consistency and ensures that your website will stay up and running for longer. SiteGround is able to achieve this consistently high uptime by building their own monitoring system. This innovative system fixes issues every 0.5 seconds automatically… and the results speak for themselves.
**In that same 10-month period, SiteGround also had an average loading speed of 714-milliseconds. That’s faster than 94% of currently active websites.
If you run an ecommerce store, page load-time is especially important. You don’t want impatient customers exiting your website because of slow loading times.
When hosting your WordPress website, you get the benefits of:
- Automated WordPress installation – Use the ‘WordPress Starter’ tool to automatically install WordPress without needing any technical knowledge.
- Free website transferring – Also available on other web hosting plans, the free ‘SiteGround Migrator’ plugin lets you transfer over your existing WordPress website quickly and easily.
- Automatic daily updates – WordPress instances and plugins are automatically updated for you to latest versions.
- Professionally managed security – WordPress patches and security versions are also automatically updated to make sure you are protected.
- Enhanced website performance – When using SiteGround to host your WordPress website, performance is optimized and enhanced.
These features come in addition to all of the standard Essential Features included in any plan. Check out a full list of WordPress integrated features and benefits here. For ecommerce websites, you can find a similar list outlining all of the features, benefits and pricing here.
Security is a serious focal point for all web hosting platforms and SiteGround treats it as such. They are constantly adding new rules and updating their firewall to stop any possible security threats. They have an entire team dedicated to it!
SiteGround is so serious about security that they have even taken the time to develop their own proprietary AI software. They prevent over 5 million attacks every day and never stop innovating!
They also offer FREE SSL certificates with all of their web-hosting. This means not only will your website be protected, but it saves you money when compared to other web hosting platforms that do not offer this as a standard feature.
Ease-of-use & Support
Customer support is something SiteGround holds in very high regard. That’s why they guarantee a first reply within 10-minutes of opening a ticket. They also offer support options such as 24/7 live chat and phone support with any plan you purchase. Plus, SiteGround wants to stop problems before they start, that’s why they are constantly testing user speeds and fixing issues as they arrive.
SiteGround makes every aspect of web hosting easy. Everything including website building, domain registration, website transfers and flexibility for developers is all simply laid out and catered towards non-technical users. They also offer tons of great Support Resources on their website. Tutorials and webinars are also available on their website in order to help educate you on the best practices to use.
Things to consider, when considering SiteGround
SiteGround is a great, all-round web hosting platform offering powerful features that are simple and easy to use. Although you may be able to find other, cheaper web hosting options, they often come with hidden costs and lower overall performance.
When selecting a SiteGround plan for high volume websites, look into the allowance for monthly visitors. Choose the correct plan according to your estimated monthly traffic. For average to low traffic websites, this is not an issue, but still something to be considered.
Get hosting with SiteGround!
Whether you currently run, or are thinking of, running a WordPress website, blog, ecommerce store, or anything else, SiteGround has got you covered. With its emphasis on speed, performance, security and support, you may have just found your new go-to for powerful, yet simple “easy website management!”
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