SiteGround review I bought a SiteGround account and set up a live test so I could monitor their performance real time just so the information would be as up-to-date as possible. Lets go over the test results and the advantages and disadvantages of using SiteGround starting. Right now, to start my test I have created three identical websites. The only difference was the hosting provider for the tests. I have used SiteGround, Bluehost and DreamHost all three officially recommended by WordPress so I installed WordPress on all three websites using automatic WordPress installers that each web hosting provides and once my websites were up and running.
SiteGround was the fastest out of all three and not just in the United States when using SiteGround you can expect your website to load exceptionally fast all around the world SiteGround scoredan A+ while DreamHost and Bluehost were not that far behind both scoring an A however I did experience some stability issues in the last 24 hours my SiteGround web site was down four times in total only for around three minutes but Bluehost and DreamHostdid not have such issues overall SiteGround seemed to be the fastest web hosting out of the ones that WordPress recommends especially if you are planning to go international but you might experience some short down time periods.
Well at least I did but this sort of thing is always the luck of the draw and these results are not actually that surprising SiteGround is the most expensive option out of all three. So, we would assume they are running better hardware that is more expensive and more tailored to your servers.
Well talking about price, lets see how much exactly siteGround is going to cost you. The cheapest plan with SiteGround will cost you three dollars and 95 cents per month but its actually a one-time payment of 47 dollars and 40 cents. You are able to use their services for one year if you also want a domain name for your website that will cost you an extra 15 dollars and 95 cents so that’s a total of 63 dollars and 35 cents. You will be able to host one website with 10 gigabytes of SSD storage space. Register your own name and make your website secure using an SSL certificate is this cheap or expensive.
I hear you are asking well technically because anyways this is spiraling out of control so lets just compare siteGround to Bluehost and DreamHost in terms of pricing for a one-year hosting plan with an SSL certificate and a domain name.
Bluehost will charge you $49 and DreamHost will cost you $47. What are the differences between the different plans.
SideGround is offering their cheapest plan will only allow you to create one website while the GrowBig and GoGeek plans allow unlimited websites. GrowBig and GoGeek plans are also better suited if you are expecting more visitors to your website the extra resources that these plans offer will make sure your website won’t slow down if a lot of people are browsing at the same time one of the biggest differences is that according to SiteGround GoGeek offers twice the computing power that other plans are offering and is used by ten times lower the number of customers.
So, if you are looking to buy web hosting based on price alone I would say that SiteGround offers the best bang for your buck. You will be paying a little bit more here and there but you will be getting a premium quality service also very important a huge disclaimer alert these prices are only before renewal also I just really wanted to use this background.
1) What is great about SiteGround is that unlike most hosting providers you get to choose where your server is located. They have two in Europe one in Asia and one in the United States of America by choosing a server that is closest to where the majority of your website visitors will be from you will make your site load even faster.
2) SiteGround also offers free website transfers with their GrowBig and GoGeek plans so if you have a website hosted with another provider one of the SiteGround experts will take care of all the technical details and transfer your website to SiteGround free of charge unrelated.
But equally important is the fact that SiteGround is actually a independent company meaning they have more control over the prices the features and the quality they are giving you for you as a customer. This is always the best possible deal were covered some of the points that make side ground great to use but it is not all sunshine and rainbows
Lets discuss some downfalls that come with using SiteGround right off the bat:
- if you are planning to store a lot of files on your website do not use SiteGround even with the most expensive plan you will only get 30 gigabytes of storage space. Just as an example Bluehost gives you 50 gigabytes with their cheapest plan even 10 gigabytes is perfectly fine for a media heavy website but for file storage there is definitely better options available out there.
- Another, huge flaw is their renewal prices after your initial plan with SiteGround expires renewals will cost you three times as much so you are in centralized to buy your plan for a long period of time to delay the renewal as much as possible. For example, if you buy the middle plan which is GrowBig for three years. The first payment will be $214 but once that three year plan expires your next payment will be $718.
In build Software
Since SiteGround is officially recommended by WordPress. All of the wordpress integration is as easy as you might expect SiteGround will set up. WordPress on your hosting account automatically and you will be able to fully customize your website using themes and plugins creating a website is as easy as.
It gets no coding no technical knowledge needed only a dedicated website builder like Wix or Weebly would make it easier and as a matter of fact Weebly comes pre-installed with SiteGround so you will able to use all of the templates and drag and drop features that Weebly has to offer completely free of charge to put it simply.
SiteGround is a one-stop shop for website creation you will be able to go from not having your website at all to something that people can visit online in like 15 minutes and if you still get stuck somewhere SiteGround has a support team that is actually famous at how good they are let me show you an example SiteGround spared no expenses or manpower when it comes to their support team you are able to get help through phone email and chats all of which reply pretty much instantly phone support takes around one minute and you are already speaking to an actual person chat support consistently responded in less than a minute and the answers provided seemed like I was chatting to people that actually know what they are talking about.
I would recommend SiteGround to anyone who expects having users from all around the world not just United States and values a high-performing fast website.