SiteGround Review 2017
• From only $3.95/month
• Free Domain Name
• Free Website Builder
• cPanel & SSH Access
• Free Setup & Transfer
• 24/7 Technical Support
• Free Daily Backup
• 30 Days Money Back
• Emails & Databases
• Free CloudFlare CDN
• Plans billed yearly
SiteGround Web Hosting Review 2017
Welcome to our in-depth SiteGround Review for 2017. Above you will find several tabs that review all the different web hosting services provided by SiteGround, please click these to learn more about each specific service.
SiteGround was founded back in 2004, by 3 university students & friends, Tenko Nikolav, Reneta Tsankova & Nikolay Todorov.
Together they set out to create a web hosting service above and beyond what they had personally experienced as clients of other providers at that time.
From a handful of students working from their dorm rooms to acquiring more than 280 talented employees, SiteGround has gradually become one of the industry leading web hosting providers over the years, with top reviews across the board.
A wide range of high quality web hosting solutions are provided including shared, cloud, dedicated & reseller hosting, along with hosting services optimized specifically for using WordPress or Joomla as your CMS (Content Management System). Although their pricing is a little more expensive, the level of service is clearly superior.
Tenko Nikolov, also known as “The Master Mind”, is said to be the main driving force behind SiteGround’s success and was involved in technical support for the company back in 2004, whilst in his second year of law school. I believe it’s safe to assume that Tenko is no longer involved in the legal world, due to his love for technology.
Reneta Tsankova, also known as “The Soul Giver”, is involved in humanizing the technology that SiteGround develop. Customer service, user experience, company image & presence is among the few things Reneta brings to the table. Her favorite challenge is being a non-techy person in a geeky company.
Nikolay Todorov, also known as “The Tech Magician”, is one of those rare people that can implement complex technology in a simple way that anyone can understand. Managing software optimization, in-house hardware and technical support is Nikolay’s main objectives, due to his excellent knowledge of technology and communication skills.
At the time of writing this, SiteGround hosts more than 450,000 domains (growing on an hourlie basis) & process 2000+ chat requests, 800+ phone calls & 1500+ support tickets on a daily basis.
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SiteGround Shared Web Hosting Review 2017
Let’s kick off this SiteGround review by taking a look at the first service on the ladder, shared web hosting.
First of all, if you are starting a first time website for your business, then it does not have to cost the earth and the amount of resources you will need is minimal, in which shared hosting is ideal for this situation.
SiteGround offer a selection of shared web hosting packages, so you will need to decide which specific package suits your ambitions.
On their website you will find 3 plans, StartUp, GrowBig & GoGeek. Pricing ranges from $3.95/month for the StartUp plan (currently 60% discount), all the way up to $14.95/month for the GoGeek plan (currently 50% discount).
The main difference between these plans is how much diskspace and bandwidth you will have allocated for your website. It’s refreshing to know that SiteGound is not following suit by over-selling their services, as most offer unlimited everything, when in truth, nothing is unlimited at all.
This is what sets SiteGround apart from it’s competitors. The pricing is fair, the resources are fair and because of this, you are provided with a superior web hosting service that will never lack on speed, support, features and uptime.
On their GrowBig plan from $7.95/month, you can host multiple websites & get 20GB webspace (more than enough), all essential features such as a free domain, website builder, apps (WordPress, Joomla, etc), emails, free site transfers, daily backups, CloudFlare CDN & cPanel with SSH, along with premium features that include priority support, SuperCacher (for increased website loading speed), free SSL & 30 backup copies available to download.
You will soon see why this provider excels in all areas & with lightning fast setup, simple website creation, free website migration, 99.996% uptime recorded over the last 12 months, superior support & a friendly user interface, you will certainly find a happy home for your website here.
That is serious value if you ask me and certainly stands above and beyond any other web hosting provider I have ever looked at in the past. This is why it’s so much more beneficial to spend that little bit extra, as with other web hosts, you get what you pay for.
SiteGround Cloud Web Hosting Review 2017
Cloud hosting from SiteGround is ideal for high traffic websites or development projects that need scalable resources. Their servers are ultra fast, auto-scalable and can be customized based on your specific needs.
On their website, you will find 4 pre-configured plans, entry, business, business plus and enterprise. Pricing ranges from $60/month for the entry plan, all the way up to $140/month for the enterprise plan.
On the entry plan you will receive 1x 3.0GHz CPU, 20GB Disk Space, 5TB Bandwidth & 2GB DDR3 RAM. With daily backups, fully managed servers, Linux containers with SSD disks, 24/7 VIP Support, plus Free CDN & multiple data centers to choose from, this service is tough to beat.
Although you can select a ready made plan, you can also create your own, so you can pick and choose which resources you want the most and get a price based on your requirements.
Along with the features already discussed, there is so many additional services you are provided with all packages. These include WHM & cPanel, Free Private SSL, Private DNS Server, Autoinstaller (Softaculous), 1 Dedicated IP, SSH Access, a free domain name & much more.
If you will be using a CMS software such as WordPress, Magento, Drupal or Joomla, then SiteGround offer optimized solutions such as application specific services that will benefit your installation such as SuperCacher, Staging, increased security & GIT integration.
SiteGround Dedicated Web Hosting Review 2017
With SiteGround’s premium managed dedicated web hosting services, you can host your websites on a powerful, top of the line, dedicated machine, which offers the best in speed, reliability, security and functionality.
If your website gets to a point of insane popularity, the longevity of your success will rely on the performance of your servers, so having dedicated hosting, backed up by the best experts in this field, is essential for your business moving forward.
On their website you will find 3 pre-configured dedicated web hosting packages including entry server, power server & enterprise server. Pricing listed starts from $229/month for the entry server, up to $429/month for the enterprise server.
The power server, which is the middle package, at $329/month offers Intel Xeon E3-1270 CPU, 4 CPU Cores, 3.50Ghz CPU Clock Speed, 8MB CPU Cache, 8 CPU Threads, 1TB SATA II HDD, 5TB Bandwidth & 16GB DDR3 RAM.
When you select your package, you also have the option of selecting your data center location, with 3 options available including United States, Europe & Asia-Pacific.
Many of the additional features are similar to their VPS packages such as Dedicated IPs, SSH Access, Private DNS Server, Softaculous Autoinstaller, WHM & cPanel, although with dedicated, all server resources are for you alone and will not be affected by anyone else’s server resource usage.
SiteGround Reseller Web Hosting Review 2017
If you are a web designer or a web developer, then you can offer additional value to your clients, as well as generate an additional revenue stream, by offering monthly or yearly web hosting services.
You achieve this via purchasing high quality reseller web hosting services, such as those provided by SiteGround. You can basically sell the same reliable web hosting services, although under your own brand.
The pricing structure is very different to that of other popular reseller hosting accounts. You have to purchase credits, from as little as $42 a credit & 1 credit equals 1 years web hosting. You are required to purchase 5 credits initially to activate your account.
You can resell the hosting at your own price in order to generate extra revenue for your business. Your credits will never expire, so you can use them at anytime to renew existing accounts or to create new accounts.
Each hosting account you activate for 1 credit will offer your clients 10GB diskspace (more than enough), unlimited bandwidth, daily backups, cPanel control panel, SSH access, unlimited databases (MySQL), email accounts, unlimited FTP accounts, free CDN (CloudFlare), and the choice from 3 server locations.
With easy account management, advanced security, industry leading server speeds, 99.99% uptime, white label options and 24/7 technical support, the reseller web hosting services from SiteGround are stellar!
You can rest assured that your clients websites are hosted on the most secure, powerful and feature rich platform, all backed by phenomenal support, at a price you can afford.
SiteGround Support Review 2017
In my eyes, when it comes to recommending a web hosting provider with industry leading support, only one name comes to mind… SiteGround.
While most other leading web hosts lack in specific areas of support, this provider simply excels above the rest, and you will come to learn there is so many more ways to get support, than your average provider.
Here’s several different ways you can get support:
- 24/7 Phone – 1.800.828.9231 (Response time: INSTANTLY)
- 24/7 Live Chat – Load it up for support online (Response time: INSTANTLY)
- 24/7 Tickets – Create account specific support tickets (Response time: 10 mins)
- Tutorials – Tons of videos and guides to learn online
- Knowledge Base – Access 1500+ frequently asked questions
- Webinars – Valuable online training sessions from staff and industry experts
- Setup Wizard – Simple guidance to help you get started and setup
- Social Media – Send a message on Facebook, Twitter or Google+
As you can imagine, SiteGround have gone way above and beyond what you would initially expect for support, so if you are new to building websites, maintaining servers, installing scripts or anything else for that matter, then this is the ideal solution for you.