Siteground Hosting Review 2019
SiteGround is a relatively new player in the world of hosting, which has long been dominated by players such as GoDaddy and a host of EIG companies (such as HostGator, Bluehost, BigRock, and iPage).
SiteGround is an independently owned hosting company based in Bulgaria with data centers in four countries (US, UK, Netherlands, and Singapore).
It uses state-of-the-art infrastructure which includes the following:
- Multiple failover options including multiple power feed, own power generators, and enterprise-class UPS technology
- On-site replacement of parts as well as whole spare servers at hand, installed, plugged and ready to go in a matter of minutes to dramatically minimize any downtime
- Accounts on all SiteGround shared servers are isolated from each other. This ensures that if there is one vulnerable hosting account, it will not affect the rest of the accounts on the same machine.
Based on the performance tests done by Review Signal, SiteGround is among the top performance shared hosting in 2018.
With more than 5500+ reviews, it’s rated the best shared hosting company by review signal (way ahead of the next best hosting company).
SiteGround is also one of the hosting recommended by WordPress itself, which is a huge validation of it’s performance and ease of use.
SiteGround offers three shared hosting plans:
- StartUp: Best for low traffic sites or new blogs/sites. This plan allows hosting only one site.
- GrowBig: Best when you want to host multiple sites which have low or medium traffic. Based on my experience, it can manage 50K+ page views a month (with the use of caching and CDN – covered later in this article).
- GoGeek: Best when you want to host multiple sites with high traffic. Based on my experience, it can manage up to 1,50,000+ page views (with the use of caching and CDN – covered later in this article).
I started with their StartUp plan for one of my new blogs and then upgraded to their GoGeek plan (2 months later).
As of now, I host 10+ sites on their GoGeek plan, including CraftOfBlogging.com.
When you signup for SiteGround, they offer a generous discount (60-70% off on monthly cost). However, this goes away at the time of renewals.
So if you can, signup for 3 years to get a maximum discount out of it.
Click here to get up to 70% off on SiteGround Shared Hosting
You would notice that SiteGround offers Web hosting and WordPress hosting. These are exactly the same and only difference is in the name. I even confirmed it with the SiteGround chat support.