SiteGround Review

SiteGround Review Summary

Boasting excellent performance, top-notch customer support and a plethora of features, SiteGround is part of the crème de la crème of web hosting providers. It has a wide range of services for great scalability as well. All of this comes at a price which is literally the price.

https://www.siteground.com
HostScore
80.88%
Response Time
330.98ms
Uptime
100.00%

SiteGround Pros

  • Unmetered bandwidth
  • Choice of five server locations
  • Highly scalable plans
  • Excellent customer support via live chat
  • Automated backups with self-restore
  • Free site migration for new customers
  • HTTP/2 enabled in all plans
  • Free SiteBuilder

SiteGround Cons

  • Shared plans offer limited storage
  • Relatively high renewal prices
  • Limited developer options on some plans

Editor's Review & Recommendation

Looking at SiteGround from the atypical consumer’s point of view I am both excited and yet disappointed at the same time.

Their performance is certainly top notch and having an excellent customer support team simply makes that even better. Yet from this perspective I also feel that their renewal prices are a little high for me to swallow. There is a caveat though. If you need this kind of top-notch performance, SiteGround is as good as gold since to be honest this level of service is hard to find, even in a market inundated with web hosting providers. Developers may also take some issue as many of their shared plans are quite limited in that sense.

Siteground hosting plans
SiteGround - Massive discount for new signups; but steep price hike at renewals.



SiteGround Performance

SiteGround Shared Hosting Uptime

Shared hosting uptime for SiteGround is tracked from the US, with seven backup locations. Average uptime for the past 30 days has been 100.00%.

SiteGround Shared Hosting Response Time

Average aggregate response speed for SiteGround is 352.46ms. SiteGround shared hosting response time is checked every four hours from ten locations.

SiteGround VPS/Cloud Hosting Uptime

VPS/Cloud hosting uptime for SiteGround is tracked from the US, with seven backup locations. Average uptime for the past 30 days has been 100.00%.

SiteGround VPS/Cloud Hosting Response Time

Average aggregate response speed for SiteGround is 309.50ms. SiteGround VPS/cloud hosting response time is checked every four hours from ten locations.

SiteGround Plans & Pricing

SiteGround Shared Hosting
Startup
$3.95
/per month
1 website
10GB storage
Unlimited data transfer
Free website migration
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GrowBig
$7.95
/per month
Unlimited Websites
20GB storage
Unlimited data transfer
Free website migration
Dynamic caching
Staging tool
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GoGeek
$13.95
/per month
Unlimited Websites
30GB storage
Unlimited data transfer
Free website migration
Dynamic caching
Staging tool
Advanced priority support
Easy Git integration

SiteGround VPS/Cloud Hosting
Entry
$90.00
/per month
2 CPU cores
4 GB memory
40 GB SSD storage
5 TB data transfer
Git/WP-CLI integration

Business
$120.00
/per month
3 CPU cores
6 GB memory
60 GB SSD storage
5 TB data transfer
Git/WP-CLI integration

Business Plus
$160.00
/per month
4 CPU cores
8 GB memory
80 GB SSD storage
5 TB data transfer
Git/WP-CLI integration

SiteGround User Satisfaction

    Janice Wald

    "SiteGround is the best!"

    I’m very pleased with SiteGround. Their support staff is knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. Also, you don’t have to wait long at all in the queue to be helped. If they can’t help due to a 3rd-party problem, they’ll give me an article to empower me. The prices are reasonable. I’ve never had a problem. With my previous host, I had several problems. I’d definitely recommend SiteGround.

    Yes, recommend

    "I'm a big fan of Siteground"

    I have been using Siteground to host my sites and those of my clients for over 3 years. There was never a day my site went down due to error from my hosting company.

    Their customer support is topnotch. They respond fast and deliver on your request.

    I requested for a refund on behalf of a client that wanted to discontinue her hosting with them due to the cost implication and they initiated the refund immediately.

    Siteground may not be very affordable to someone that’s just bootstrapping but the $$ you spend to host your site with them is well worth it.

    Yes, recommend

    Sharon Hurley Hall

    "Upgraded Hosting, With Speed and Security Improvements"

    I recently moved a couple of my sites to SiteGround, and I couldn’t be happier. After installing their recommended WordPress plugin, the transfer was seamless and quick, and I was able to get started working on my site straight away.

    I love the built in tools for SSL and caching, and the automatic backups. The ability to easily set up a staging site is a plus, too.

    Another good feature is the automatic optimization with the SiteGround plugin. My site is much faster. So far, I’m very happy, and am thinking about moving more of my sites to SiteGround.

    Yes, recommend

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