SiteGround Coupon 2018 List and Discounts

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Here’s the complete SiteGround coupon 2018 discount list. The pricing is applied automatically.

For technical details about differences between the StartUp, GrowBig, and GoGeek plans, here’s a list of SiteGround shared hosting limitations.

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You can read my complete SiteGround review to see what you’re getting into. This article mainly focuses on the distinguishing features of SiteGround hosting.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some common questions about SiteGround!

How Does a SiteGround Coupon Work in 2018?

These SiteGround coupons are the only ones that exist. Unlike other providers like Hostgator India with a huge number of discount coupons for every conceivable offering, they keep their listings simple and don’t have an explicit SiteGround discount code area. So the offerings you see here are the only ones available at this time.

They stick to their three standard plans:

  • StartUp
  • GrowBig
  • GoGeek

SiteGround Pricing - StartUp, GrowBig, and GoGeek

The SiteGround GoGeek plan also doubles up as a VPS.

Also unlike other providers like Bluehost and GoDaddy, you don’t get a free domain with SiteGround, so that’s something to keep in mind. Though their domain transfer costs include a free one year renewal for the domain in question. And if you that’s what you need, the SiteGround support staff will take care of it.

Where Can I Find a SiteGround Renewal Coupon?

You can’t. There are no SiteGround renewal coupons! Each SiteGround coupon is valid only for the first billing cycle. After that, you pay the full price for each of them. There’s no getting around this. Unlike other providers, there are no additional savings for 3 or 5 year plans. So the maximum discount you can get is for 1-year.

This makes SiteGround one of the most pricey shared hosting providers. In fact, I often call it the “Apple of the hosting world”. Granted, there are other hosts that are far more premium than SiteGround, but none that provide traditional hosting services like shared hosting. Others like Liquid Web and Kinsta are specialized hosts.

What Payment Methods Does SiteGround Accept?

You can pay for SiteGround hosting with regular credit cards – MasterCard, VISA, American Express etc. And also PayPal.

Why Is there No PayPal Option?

Though SiteGround supports PayPal, there’s no option for it when you sign up. To enable it, you’ll need to contact the sales team. Live chat works best. This is how I managed to switch my payment method to PayPal instead of credit cards.

Does SiteGround Pricing Change on Special Events?

SiteGround coupons and  discounts are the most standardized of all the hosting providers. However, on special events, it drops is prices for a short time. The Labor week in the US is one of those, and lucky customers get a 70% discount for ALL their plans! Actually, the “GrowBig” package benefits the most with a whopping 72% discount during this time.

Here’s a screenshot of SiteGround’s Labor week discounts:

Labor Day Coupons for SiteGround

Don’t miss these rare occasions to get even bigger SiteGround discounts than usual!

What Are the SiteGround Customer Reviews?

It’s not difficult to find glowing testimonials on social media for SiteGround. Don’t take my word for it! Here are a few screenshots:

SiteGround Number One in Poll

Here’s another:

SiteGround Poll Number 2

The praise isn’t restricted to US and Europe either 🙂

SiteGround Poll Number 3]

It’s a pretty clear consensus. For many reasons, including the ones in my SiteGround review, webmasters and clients love it.

They also have awesome reviews on Trustpilot. Make sure you check them out!

Where Are SiteGround’s Data Centers?

I love SiteGround because they have datacenters in Europe and Asia, as well as the US. Here’s a list of them so far:

  1. Chicago, US
  2. Amsterdam, NL
  3. London, UK
  4. Singapore

I’m a particularly big fan of the Singapore presence. If you want a server in Asia, Singapore is the best choice for you, hands down. Even if your clients come from another Asian country like India, choose Singapore. The infrastructure there is far superior.

Does SiteGround Offer Free SSL Certificates?

Yes. You can enable SSL certificates via cPanel, using the free Let’s Encrypt plugin. Here’s a tutorial on how to do just that.

Why No SiteGround VPS? Why Only GoGeek?

If you’re looking for a SiteGround VPS hosting plan, you might be a bit confused by the above table. Basically, SiteGround doesn’t have a dedicated VPS offering. Instead, it calls it “Semi-Dedicated” hosting and is essentially the GoGeek plan with the same SiteGround discount code. This makes them the  most affordable VPS plan on the market. It’s tough to tell if this strategy to differentiate themselves in the VPS marketplace is effective.

Here’s a review of SiteGround’s GoGeek plan and how it fills the role of a VPS.

On the one hand, I’ve been using the geeky SiteGround features like git staging for a long time and have been absolutely thrilled by their utility – though you might miss the more powerful facilities of a proper VPS and the loss of customization. However there’s no doubt that even with full fledged VPS offerings, many customers simply won’t need to use most of the customizations. So it might be a good idea to merge the two in any case. Personally, going by the reviews of SiteGround VPS and the lack of complaints, I think they’re on the right track.

And if you’re wondering who owns SiteGround? Relax. It’s not EIG! (yet).

What Are the “Geeky” Features in SiteGround’s GoGeek Plan?

The unique “geeky” features are what really makes them stand out. Starting with the GrowBig plan, you get free daily backups and SSH capabilities. SiteGround’s Super Cacher plugin is an awesome addition that allows sites to replace complicated caching solutions like WP Super Cache and W3 Total Cache with WordPress. You can active it from the SiteGround control panel (https://ua.siteground.com). In addition, the GoGeek plans have useful things like PCI compliance for credit card processing, on-demand backups, git repo creation, and staging.

If you opt for WordPress hosting with SiteGround, you’ll find that they offer free WordPress transfers starting with GrowBig. Not surprisingly, everyone who has switched hosting providers dreads this job. But SiteGround takes care of it entirely. This greatly reduces the headache you will face when migrating your site. No wonder then that they’re a recommended hosting provider on the official WordPress.org site!

In short, their unique selling point is its targeting of developers who will appreciate tools that make their life easier. They’ve even rolled the SiteGround e-mail hosting service into their regular plans!

Why is SiteGround’s Cloud Hosting So Expensive?

SiteGround is unique in their cloud hosted offerings. If you look at the pricing comparisons of cloud hosting, you’ll see that they’re the most expensive of the bunch – by far (though you can reduce the initial price with a SiteGround coupon) While other hosting providers use the term “Cloud Hosting” as a catch all phrase that’s hardly more expensive than their regular shared hosting plans, SiteGround really takes it to the next level.

The unique ability of cloud hosting customers to customize their configurations with SiteGround, makes it suitable for businesses of any size. This, along with the auto-scaling ability ensures that no two SiteGround cloud hosting installations are alike. When companies run marketing campaigns, their traffic can fluctuate greatly and can even catch them off guard. But with SiteGround auto scaling, the system checks the load every few seconds and automatically assigns resources as necessary. To do this, navigate to the SiteGround user area and manage your resources from there.

With the proper cut offs and checks and balances, SiteGround cloud hosting is a one stop solution for businesses of any size. And that’s why these plans are more expensive than other Cloud hosting solutions on the market.

The bottom line is that SiteGround’s offerings are well thought out and exclusively targeted towards developers. Their deals and services are customized to target very specific use case scenarios and there’s very little overlap. This should make choosing the right product far easier!

About Bhagwad Park

I've been writing about web hosting and WordPress tutorials since 2008. I also create tutorials on Linux server administration, and have a ton of experience with web hosting products. Contact me via e-mail!