SiteGround Hosting Review 2017

When I decided to move from Blogger to WordPress, I want to choose the right web hosting provider.

I’ve carefully done my research about web hosting. Because If I made the wrong choice, then that will be the worst thing I’ve ever done to my blog.

I’ve checked many hosting providers and I looked for three important things on every hosting provider:

  • Reliable company
  • Best customer support
  • Affordable price

After checking a lot of hosting companies, I finally decided to choose “SiteGround”.

SiteGround Hosting

Why?

Because, they have all the features I mentioned above along with so many awesome features. I’m so happy that I’ve made a good choice and I’ve been using their service for more than 15+ months.

I’m using SiteGround Shared Hosting from the beginning. So In this SiteGround review, I’ll share my experiences, pros and cons of their Shared Hosting. Let’s dive into it.

SiteGround Hosting Review

Reliable

SiteGround is a popular non-EIG web hosting company which is headquartered in Bulgaria. They have been in the web hosting business since 2004.

SiteGround is a WordPress recommended hosting provider. They are hosting more than 500,000 domains and the numbers are growing rapidly.

Uptime Guarantee

Whatever your blog is (personal blog or ecommerce), it should be hosted with the hosting provider who have a record of good uptime. SiteGround has an uptime guarantee of 99.9%.

Here is the screenshot of Technology Hint uptime:

Siteground uptime for technologyhint.com

Free Site Migration

Some web hosting provider charge you for site migration. But at SiteGround, they are doing it for FREE.

Free Domain Name for LIFETIME

Many hosting providers offering free domain names at sign up. But, it is only free for one year. After that, you need to pay for the domain name (typically more than $10 per year).

The SiteGround offers domain name for free as long as you are hosting with them. In a nutshell, you are saving the money every year. Awesome, right?

Speed

SiteGround provides:​

  • ​NGINX
  • PHP 7.0
  • SSD drives for all plans
  • Inbuilt caching mechanism SuperCacher

All these features makes your site load much faster.

Security

SiteGround always taking security measures. So, you don’t need to worry about any security vulnerabilities.

Also, SiteGround provides so many security features such as daily backup facility and Let’s Encrypt (FREE SSL) to their users. So, you can make use of it to keep your site secure.

Security features of SiteGround

Customer Support

The one thing I always like about SiteGround is their fast and friendly customer support. SiteGround has customer support (24*7) for every plan via chat, email and call.

SiteGround customer support reply time

I’ve contacted them few times and every time they respond and fix the issue immediately.

If you look at the screenshot, you can see that they have replied with the fix at 7 minutes.

SiteGround customer support

You don’t know when you need support especially you are new to things like hosting. So, choosing a host with good customer support like SiteGround will keep you running the blog peacefully.

SiteGround Plans and Pricing (Affordable Price)

SiteGround offers Shared Hosting, Reseller Hosting, Cloud Hosting and Dedicated Servers. You can see three plans under the Shared Hosting:

  • StartUp plan
  • GrowBig plan
  • GoGeek plan

This table will give you a overview of plan's features:

StartUp

1 website

10GB storage

Free domain name

Unlimited emails & databases​

No staging

$3.95 / month

GrowBig

Unlimited websites

20GB storage

Free domain name

Unlimited emails & databases​

No staging

$7.95 / month

GoGeek

Unlimited websites

30GB storage

Free domain name

Unlimited emails & databases​

Staging Available

$14.95 / month

I highly recommend you to check it out this page where you can see every plan's features.

If you are a beginner, then the StartUp plan is sufficient enough. Now, let’s see the pros and cons of the SiteGround.

Pros

  • Data centres in 3 different continents
  • Free CloudFlare CDN
  • Free site setup and transfer
  • cPanel
  • Staging
  • One-click WordPress installation
  • 30 day money back guarantee

And a lot of features.

Cons

  • StartUp plan only allows you to host one website. So, if you need to host many websites, then you need to choose other Shared Hosting plans.
  • The disk space allotted for the StartUp plan is 10GB. If you are going to run a blog which contains lot of images and videos, then this plan may not sufficient for you.

Final Thoughts

Technology Hint is hosted on SiteGround servers. If you are looking for a reliable, fast and secure hosting provider, then SiteGround is the best choice for you.

Here is a tip for you. SiteGround don’t offer any discounts on renewals. So, if you purchase the hosting for a longer period (For instance: 2-3 years), it will save your money.

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