In this article we discuss everything to do with SiteGround hosting.
If you want to know the ins and outs, pros and cons and all the features on offer, then look no further because this SiteGround review has all the answers for you.
We begin by comparing their packages, then take a closer look at their customer service, before discussing the pros and cons and finally tying it all together with our final say.
Deciding on a host is no easy task, especially when faced with hundreds of hosting companies.
If you are looking to host a WordPress website, or even a Drupal or Joomla website, then we think SiteGround is a great choice. In fact, it is our #1 choice for WordPress Hosting.
SiteGround hosting is fast and reliable, and their packages are scalable so as one's site grows it is quick and easy to upgrade for better performance.
They also offer great value-add and unique features that many other hosts don't. For example, daily backups, a Free CDN and Cloudflare account and a staging area to work on one's site in an offline environment.
SiteGound offers a variety of hosting options depending on what your needs are. Their array of products include WordPress, Cloud, enterprise and dedicated server hosting, but for the purposes of this review we will just focus on WordPress hosting.
With three WordPress / Shared hosting packages on offer, SiteGround definitely simplifies the decision for their customers.
Their three packages are the Startup, Growbig and Gogeek. These three offerings are easily comparable and depending on the amount of traffic expected, it is quick to make a decision which will suit you best.
Let’s look under the hood of each of these and discover which features are included.
Traffic per month
No. of hosted sites
Money back guarantee
Free site transfer
Customer service is where SiteGround excels. They offer three modes of customer service depending on the complexity of your query.
Simple queries are handled via text on their live support. Phone support is on offer for queries out of the live chat scope and finally ticket service is available for the most complex solutions.
All customer support functions operate 24/7.
It is important to note that although this service is offered 24/7, most queries are aimed at new WordPress users and sometimes finding solutions to the more complex issues may be slightly difficult.
One great feature on the SiteGround site is the endless list of self-help articles. These articles serve to help people to figure out how their website works and learn to fix problems themselves. Sometimes you just want to do it yourself!
A great way to get started if you want to learn especially about WordPress is to begin with their WordPress tutorials. These tutorials show you how to start your site, some good plugins and even how to setup a site which is more secure.
If you are looking for a host that provides reliability and good loading times and your website is one that is not very content heavy, then SiteGround is the host for you.
Their reputation is great especially with regards to WordPress specific hosting where they offer a wide variety of extras as well as having dedicated support staff to aid you if you have any difficulties.
It would be a good idea to give their services a trial to test their speed and uptime for yourself before committing to them long term.
We hope you found this review useful and are one step closer to choosing your next web host.
Devon is our resident online business and social media guru. With a background in digital marketing, Devon has worked in a consulting capacity helping small business scale their reach and engagement online. When not consulting or writing about online business, Devon can be found surfing in his hometown, Cape Town, South Africa.