SiteGround Review: The “Apple” of Shared Hosting

NOTE: I’ve officially switched my recommendation from SiteGround to NameHero Hosting. It wasn’t popular, but I stand by my choice. Among other reasons, SiteGround renewal costs were simply too high, and they stopped using cPanel. Here’s why I no longer recommend SiteGround.

I’ve been a SiteGround customer for 7 years now, and I stuck with them from 2014. I love the unique features they bring to the table like staging, the SG cache plugin, the WordPress Toolkit and the backups. If web hosts were smartphones, SiteGround would be Apple. Simplified plans, premium hosting, and a bunch of tools that “just work”.

Let’s get right to it.

SiteGround Review – Pricing like Apple

Their hosting plans start out with really low discounts. They have several deals – each of which functions like a SiteGround discount code – only you don’t need to activate any of them. They’re applied automatically to the first year of your subscription period. After that, the renewal price is the full undiscounted amount. That bit’s important, so I’ll say it again:

There are no SiteGround renewal discount coupons!

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StartUp GrowBig GoGeek
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$3.99/month
$14.99
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$6.69/month
$24.99
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$10.69/month
$39.99
73% off
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$6.99/month
$14.99
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$9.99/month
$24.99
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$14.99/month
$39.99
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$100/month $200/month $300/month

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Frequently Asked Questions:

SiteGround Hosting Review – Customer Service

Webmasters are pretty passionate about SiteGround. Take a look at some of these polls: each of them recommends SiteGround as the No. 1 choice far ahead of the others:

Poll 1:

SiteGround Number One in Poll

Poll 2:

SiteGround Poll Number 2

Poll 3:

SiteGround Poll Number 3

SiteGround Review – Plan Structure

Compared to other hosting provider’s SiteGround’s hosting plans are simplicity itself. They don’t confuse you with a ton of options and confusing names. For their shared and WordPress hosting, they have just three tiers:

  1. StartUp
  2. GrowBig
  3. GoGeek

They use the same plan structure over and over. In fact, there is no SiteGround VPS server plan! Instead, the link you see to VPS servers in the table point you to the GoGeek plan, which is suitable for 400,000 monthly visits.

I’ve often called SiteGround the “Apple” of hosting providers. Their choices are limited, but solid. If you want more options and more choices, then I suggest NameHero. You can read my comparison of SiteGround vs NameHero here.

Any more than that, and you’ll need a dedicated server. It’s actually a managed VPS solution that they used to call “Semi dedicated hosting”. It indicates that the GoGeek plan will provide you with the same performance of a VPS. Quite a boast!

This SiteGround hosting review will show off some of the features available to not just the GoGeek plan, but others as well.

Who Owns SiteGround?

SiteGround is one of the few hosting companies not owned by EIG or GoDaddy. SiteGround is owned by a team of partners, of whom Tenko Nikolov is the CEO. So the total managing partners are:

  • Tenko Nikolov
  • Reneta Tsankova
  • Niki Todorov.

They have offices in 5 locations around the world:

  1. Madrid, Spain
  2. Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
  3. Plovdiv, Bulgaria
  4. Sofia, Bulgaria

People often ask why SiteGround costs more than other hosting providers. In the linked article, I’ve shown why this is the case – features, customer service, and reliability. But what we should remember is that SiteGround has always been a pioneer in the field of web hosting technology. They adopt features long before the competition. What we regard as basic options today – SSD, SSL certificates etc, were implemented by SiteGround for free way before any of the others.

Here are three examples of when SiteGround was way ahead of the curve compared to traditional web hosting companies like Hostgator, or Bluehost.

SiteGround Shared Hosting Plans Overview

SiteGround has the usual three shared hosting plans.

StartUp

Here’s a more complete review of the StartUp plan. This is SiteGround’s most basic web hosting plan. It lacks most of the special features that make SiteGround such an amazing host. Here are the important features:

SiteGround StartUp Features
Monthly Visits 10,000 visitors
Disk Space 10 GB
Websites Allowed 1 Site
SuperCacher Only static files
On-Demand Backup No
Priority Support No
Professional Transfer No
PCI Compliance No
Staging No
Git No

Even though there are no professional site transfers, you can still migrate your site easily if you use WordPress using the WordPress Site Migrator plugin.

In my opinion, the biggest disadvantage of the StartUp plan is the lack of dynamic caching that’s available with GrowBig and GoGeek. It only has static file caching, which I’m honestly not even sure what it means. Static files by definition don’t need to be generated each time since they’re static.

So if you’re using the StartUp plan, you’ll probably need to install a separate caching plugin on your site like W3 Total Cache, WP Super Cache, or WP Rocket cache.

It’s also not suitable for accepting and processing credit card information due to the lack of PCI compliance. If you’re an e-commerce site, this severely limits the functionality, so I wouldn’t recommend it.

A recent addition to the StartUp plan is the availability of unlimited restorations. Previously this used to cost a hefty $30 for each restore of an automatic backup. Now it’s free. A fantastic value add!

GrowBig

GrowBig is the plan you want if you need to host more than one website. For that, it’s got more disk space, and can handle more visitors than StartUp. Here are the features:

SiteGround GrowBig Features
Monthly Visits 25,000 visitors
Disk Space 20 GB
Websites Allowed Unlimited
SuperCacher Static + Dynamic + MemCached
On-Demand Backup Yes
Priority Support No
Professional  SiteTransfer Yes
PCI Compliance No
Staging Yes
Git No

The biggest advantage of GrowBig in my opinion is the availability of all the SuperCacher functionalities. With this, not just your static content, but also your dynamic pages and database queries are cached. This significantly speeds up your site and increases the number of visitors you can handle.

The “On-demand” backup facility is pretty amazing as well, and is not available with the StartUp plan. SiteGround added this functionality later – it was previously only available with GoGeek. With this, you can make a backup of your site whenever you want and restore it immediately with one click. It includes files and databases.

Unfortunately, there’s still no PCI compliance, which limits its usefulness as an eCommerce site that accepts credit card payments. That sucks. GrowBig also lacks some of the “Geeky” features of the GoGeek plan like Git repos.

GoGeek

This is the ultimate hosting plan and also functions as a SiteGround VPS. It’s chock-full of features as shown here:

SiteGround GoGeek Features
Monthly Visits 100,000 visitors
Disk Space 30 GB
Websites Allowed Unlimited
SuperCacher Static + Dynamic + Mecached
On-Demand Backup Yes
Priority Support Yes
Professional  SiteTransfer Yes
PCI Compliance Yes
Staging Yes
Git Yes

The GoGeek plan unlocks the full potential of SiteGround hosting. It’s PCI compliant, can handle four times the volume of traffic compared to GrowBig, can has pre-built Git staging.

GoGeek also has access to priority support, which means that their requests are automatically assigned to the top tier of technical agents. In my opinion, this is where the plan really shines, because as your hosting needs increase, customer support becomes more and more important. In fact, this is the single most important cost component of hosting. The extra cost of GoGeek is worth it for the customer support alone.

SiteGround vs Other Providers

Here’s a quick comparison of SiteGround to Hostgator, Bluehost, and GoDaddy. Here I’ll only refer to their shared hosting plans.

SiteGround vs Bluehost

Here’s a quick side by side comparison of the features offered by the SiteGround StartUp and Bluehost Basic plans:

SiteGround vs Bluehost Features Comparison
Features SiteGround StartUp Bluehost Basic
Price $3.99/mo $2.95/m
Number of Websites 1 1
Disk Space 10 GB 50 GB
Free Domain No Yes
Parked Domains Unlimited 5
Subdomains Unlimited 25
Choice of Server Location Yes – 3 Continents No
Inodes 150,000 50,000

In general though, SiteGround is much more transparent about its limitations than Bluehost. While Bluehost might technically have “no limits” on its shared hosting plans, they will shut you down if you use too many resources. Personally, I don’t like the guesswork and prefer SiteGround’s approach where all your hosting limits are laid out clearly in advance.

Of particular note is the fact that SiteGround allows you to choose your datacenter from three locations around the world. Bluehost has no such option. Meaning that you’re stuck to the US data centers. So if you have a site where you expect most of your visitors to come from overseas, SiteGround is the clear winner.

SiteGround and Bluehost have completely different philosophies. The former focuses on just a few plans, with solid support, and the latter has packages catering to everyone, at cheap prices.

For example, you can get Bluehost shared hosting at just $2.95/m with a free domain. Compare that to the cheapest SiteGround plan starting at $3.99/m without a free domain! That’s because, as mentioned earlier, SiteGround isn’t trying to be the lowest cost provider on the market.

SiteGround doesn’t even have a dedicated VPS plan – they prefer to name their premium GoGeek shared hosting as a VPS substitute. Bluehost on the other hand, has everything.

SiteGround vs Hostgator

Value wise, SiteGround plans are far superior to anything Hostgator provides. Here’s a comparison of their shared hosting plans:

SiteGround StartUp Hostgator Hatchling
Monthly Price $3.99/Mo $2.64/Mo (12-Months)
With Coupon code: TWEAKSOFFERS
Number of Domains 1 Domain 1 Domain
SSD Storage? Yes No
Disk Space 10 GB Unlimited *
Free SSL Yes Yes
Bandwidth Unlimited Unlimited
Free Domain No No
Subdomains Unlimited Unlimited
Parked Domains Unlimited None *

One notable difference is that SiteGround has SSD drives for all its plans, whereas Hostgator continues to use HDD. The flip side is that this allows Hostgator to offer unlimited storage. Whether or not SSD drives have a meaningful impact on optimized site is debatable, but it’s something to keep in mind.

However, Hostgator has cheaper prices. They also have a huge number of discount codes for every occasion, whereas SiteGround has a very standard discount scheme. SiteGround standard hosting plans come with all kinds of juicy features like server caching, and support for staging.

A more fair comparison would be between SiteGround’s regular plans and Hostgator’s dedicated WordPress packages. Hostgator WordPress plans have a lot more features including an in-built CDN and dynamic server caching. But if you’re just comparing ordinary shared hosting, SiteGround comes out on top with the trade off being higher prices.

SiteGround WordPress Plans

SiteGround didn’t always have separate WordPress plans in addition to its shared hosting. That changed sometime in 2018, when it added a separate section to its hosting page for WordPress. Personally, I don’t think it was technically necessary, but it was probably in response to the competition’s marketing efforts.

SiteGround WordPress is functionally exactly the same as its shared hosting plans. They even share the same names of StartUp, GrowBig and GoGeek. The only difference is that WordPress is installed automatically.

Normally, I don’t like hosts offering separate WordPress plans that don’t do anything different. And SiteGround’s WordPress offer certainly falls into that category. But I understand why they did it. When all the competitors like Hostgator, GoDaddy and Bluehost are doing the same thing, they have to follow suit as well.

Another way to look at it is that they have such amazing WordPress tools, that they might as well have a separate plan highlighting them. But these tools are every bit as available to the shared hosting packages as to the WordPress packages.

Here are their WordPress tools:

SiteGround WordPress Caching

SiteGround includes dynamic server-level caching starting with the GrowBig plan. This is big deal because it frees you from the necessity of installing 3rd party caching plugins which are always slower. Here’s a list of hosts that offer server based caching, including SiteGround.

In addition, SiteGround also includes Memcached functionality for speeding up database queries. Together with dynamic caching, this is a super speed boost for your site.

WordPress Staging

This allows you to create a working copy of your site so that you can safely test out your changes. It just takes a few clicks to make an exact duplicate that you can password protect at a folder level. Here’s a tutorial on how to create a staging copy of WordPress on SiteGround.

Once you’ve tested your changes, you can push them to the live site instantly. Great for developers who don’t want to bring a site down by fiddling around with it!

SiteGround WordPress Themes

SiteGround contributes pretty heavily to the WordPress open source community. This includes a bunch of SiteGround themes that are freely available for anyone to download. You can sort them by color or category as shown here:

SiteGround WordPress Themes
SiteGround WordPress Themes

Personally, I find these themes a bit on the sparse side in terms of design – they seem to be heavily focused around blogging, and not business operations. But if that’s what you need, then great!

SiteGround WordPress Migration

When you move to another hosting, migrating your entire website is a huge hassle. You need to package all your files and FTP them to the new host, and transfer your database settings as well.

SiteGround makes this easy by offering its customers the SiteGround Migrator plugin. But for it to be useful, you need to have a corresponding SiteGround account. Here’s a complete tutorial on how to use the SiteGround Migrator.

This tool is amazing because it completely automates the process of migrating WordPress. No more wondering if you did it correctly or not. Just follow the instructions and you’re good to go!

SiteGround WordPress Backup

If you’re in the StartUp plan, then your WordPress site is automatically backed up every 24 hrs. And you can restore any of the previous 30 copies for free!

GrowBig users have the ability to create on-demand backups with a single click from the SiteGround dashboard. They can create up to 5 backups in this way, and delete the extra ones whenever they want. And of course, they can restore any of the saved backups instantly. These include the site’s files as well as the associated databases.

GoGeek users of course have access to both these functionalities.

SiteGround WordPress Login

Once you’ve created your site during the setup process, you can access it via the following url:

www.[yoursitename].com/wp-admin

Or you can login to the SiteGround dashboard, click the “My Accounts” tab, and access the admin panels using the buttons provided as shown here:

SiteGround WordPress Login Options
SiteGround WordPress Login

The username and password are the ones you chose when creating your account. You should also have received an e-mail from SiteGround when you first set up your site that should contain the necessary details.

If you happen to forget your username or password, you can click the “WordPress Toolkit” icon in cPanel. This will bring up a list of all your installations, and you can click the “Manage” button to rest your login credentials:

Recover WordPress Login Credentials via Siteground
Recover WordPress Credentials Through SiteGround Admin

These options are available to all shared hosting plans – not just ones that specifically relate to WordPress.

SiteGround’s Custom Control Panel

In September 2019, we got the new SiteGround custom control panel. This was probably triggered by the additional license restrictions of cPanel, which raised costs for all involved. As a result, SiteGround has gotten rid of cPanel altogether, and now use their own dashboard using REACT.

REACT allows for faster navigation without page reloads. If you haven’t used cPanel before, then I think you’ll find the redesigned dashboard easy to use. For those of us with cPanel experience, it’ll take some getting used to.

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:

  • Chicago, US
  • Amsterdam, NL
  • London, UK
  • 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.

SiteGround Supports the QUIC Protocol

In March 2019, SiteGround applied the QUIC protocol to all its hosting plans – even on the most basic shared hosting. QUIC is the successor to HTTP/2, and downloads multiple files concurrently over separate UDP connections instead of an individual TCP one.

Here’s a more detailed explanation of the QUIC protocol, and how it can benefit your site.

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 the SiteGround VPS 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!

Here’s my complete review of SiteGround GoGeek plan.

3 Things SiteGround Did Before Anyone Else

1. Free SSL Certificates

It’s only recently, that web hosting companies have started offering free Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates. To the point where in today’s world, no one needs to pay for SSL anymore! But it wasn’t always this way. It was only in July 2018, that Hostgator finally started offering SSL certificates for free. Until that time, they were very expensive and lucrative product. In fact, GoDaddy still doesn’t support them via a cPanel plugin!

SiteGround however, was at the forefront of this and started offering free Let’s Encrypt certificates as early as February 2016. This was after the Let’s Encrypt beta came out just two months earlier in December 2015. So right off the bat they were seeing the trends and working to come out ahead.

And now when Google finally made it clear that non-HTTPS websites might face a ranking penalty, all the major web hosts scrambled to offer free SSL. But always remember that SiteGround was there first, before anyone else.

2. SSD Drives

In October 2015, SiteGround enabled SSD drives for even its shared hosting services. When you consider that large hosts like Hostgator still use HDD drives for file storage, you can get an idea of how far ahead SiteGround was at the time.

Bluehost announced that they’ll be moving to SSD hosting in August 2017. That’s almost a full two years after SiteGround’s announcement. I’m sure you can imagine that such a step isn’t easy, or cheap. It requires a lot of guts to invest heavily in resources – especially at a time when SSD drives were a lot more expensive.

But the number 1 priority for SiteGround was the speed and reliability of their services, and so they delivered.

3. The QUIC Protocol

As of this writing, SiteGround is the only hosting provider to offer QUIC. It’s an upgrade to the existing HTTP/2 protocol and allows simultaneous file transfers over separate UDP connections. In fact, even Internet behemoths like Cloudflare still have the features as “waitlisted” as shown here:

Cloudflare's QUIC Waitlist
Cloudflare’s QUIC Waitlist

QUIC allows for lots of files to transfer even when the Internet connection is degraded, thereby improving throughput. It’s bound to massively increase the browsing experience of visitors – particularly those in countries where Internet connections are not as reliable.

So basically, visitors from Africa, including hubspots like Morocco and Egypt will benefit from this. Even those living in India will see significant reductions in their web page loading speeds.

Honorable Mention: Linux Containers

I should mention that SiteGround started using Linux containers for their shared hosting services as early as 2015. The implications of this are vast. It means that shared hosting customers can no longer seriously impact others on the server, and it allows them to have their own dedicated resources.

In fact, this blurs the line between shared and VPS hosting. In my GoGeek review, I classify SiteGround’s GoGeek plan as an entry-level VPS. And it’s true! With huge dedicated resources, what you have is not shared hosting, but something else altogether – closer to a VPS.

SiteGround has been at the forefront of emerging web technologies in more than one instance. And they’re still doing it. It’s a good hosting company to stick with, because you know they’re always looking out for you. I personally use SiteGround for web hosting, and I don’t mind the higher cost because of the reliability, quality, and customer service.

But they also implement new stuff way before their competitors. And if your website is a crucial part of your business, you’ll appreciate the competitive advantage!

SiteGround Customer Service Details

In all the years that I’ve hosted with them, I’ve had excellent customer service.

Here’s the SiteGround customer service phone number: 1.800.828.9231

They’re also available via SiteGround live chat through the “Support” of their dashboard. Here’s how to get to it. After logging in, click “Support” at the top like this:

SiteGround Customer Service
SiteGround Customer Service

This will take you to a page with documentation, where you can search for answers to specific questions etc. If you scroll right to the bottom, you’ll see the following message:

“Our support team is available to you 24/7 via phone, chat or ticket. Proceed to contact us here”

Click this, and a pane will open up asking you to select the kind of problem you have. Let’s say I’m unable to access the site:

SiteGround Review Customer Service
SiteGround Review Customer Service

On the next page, you’ll be asked to describe your problem. In a few words explain what the issue is. Let’s say I’m facing a bad gateway error:

SiteGround 502 Bad Gateway
SiteGround 502 Bad Gateway

Now when you continue, you’ll see a bunch of options appear below. Choose “Post to Chat” to begin your chat session with customer support! We can’t have a SiteGround review without discussing the customer service. And from what I can see, it’s pretty good.

Does SiteGround Oversell its Servers?

All shared hosting providers host multiple accounts on the same server. SiteGround is the most transparent about it, and has strict limits on the number of seconds of CPU time each account can use. Each account also has limits on the number script executions and processes – both for a 24 hour period, and for a 2-hour period.

In fact, SiteGround shared hosting is more of a VPS than seen anywhere else. They also use a specialized “Hive” technology that isolates each account from the other. So even if one account on the shared server gets hacked, and its permissions are compromised, the attacker can’t mess up your installation.

I personally use SiteGround for this shared hosting, and frequently get notified by the “mod_hive” module that someone has been trying to post an invalid comment on my blog. Here’s a screenshot:

SiteGround mod_hive
SiteGround mod_hive

These are notifications – not warnings. They go something like:

“mod_hive matched URI” [filename] with match [number]. It means that someone is trying (and failing) to post comments to my blog. The same will hold true for login forms (except that I’ve hidden mine!).

The lesson is that yes – SiteGround hosts multiple sites on each shared server. However, these accounts are very well protected from each other, and there’s no way that a single compromised account will impact you. Along with the “VPS” like nature of their web hosting, and clear account limits, SiteGround is the closest you will ever come to true VPS-like isolation on a shared host.

SiteGround Review – Special Features!

This is the interesting part! SiteGround’s geeky plan (but not limited to), have a bunch of tools to make your life easier.

SiteGround Staging

First among them, is the staging area which you can find in cPanel. It allows you to create a working copy of your site that you can make changes to, and then push to live when you’re satisfied that everything’s working properly.

So let’s say you have a major new update, or a new WordPress theme has just come out, or a more recent version of a plugin is available. You need to ensure that none of this breaks your site and that all your plugins and themes are still compatible. To do this, click the staging button in cPanel and you can create a copy by selecting the installation you want to work on:

SiteGround SuperCacher Technology
SiteGround SuperCacher Technology

And you’re done! Now you can make changes without fear of your site crashing down. And when you’re satisfied with your changes, you can push them out. As easy as 1-2-3.

SiteGround Backups

Even the basic SiteGround StartUp plan has auto daily backups. This means that worse case scenario, you can always use the “1-click restore” functionality to bring your site online again. The GrowBig and GoGeek allow you to take 30 system backups including instant backups with GoGeek. Your data will always be safe.

SiteGround Supercacher Review

Every CMS like WordPress has a “caching plugin”. I’ve personally experimented with W3 Total Cache, WP Super Cache, and a bunch of other solutions including CloudFlare! But since I switched to SiteGround, I’ve been able to replace all of them. The Supercache option is available in cPanel. Here’s what it looks like:

SiteGround Supercacher
SiteGround Supercacher Management

You have three levels of caching. One for static content, one for dynamic content, and one for Memcached content that reduces the number of queries to the database. There’s also a SiteGround supercacher plugin called SG Optimizer which you install as a regular plugin on your site, and it coordinates these functions with the SiteGround servers.

With supercacher installed, you don’t need to muck around with any other caching solutions!

Let’s Encrypt Free SSL

SiteGround offers free SSL through the ubiquitous “Let’s Encrypt”. Though this is a SiteGround review, you can use this tutorial to install an SSL certificate using Let’s Encrypt with any hosting provider who supports the cPanel plugin.

Joomla and WordPress Toolkit

The inbuilt toolkit in SiteGround’s cPanel allows you direct access to WordPress and Joomla installations. From there, you can carry out administrative tasks like resetting the password to recover from a broken installation and even delete WordPress entirely! Sometimes you can solve pricky problems with not being able to access your WordPress backend by just resetting from cPanel.

Always view the Server Status

The “Support” tab in the SiteGround’s dashboard also allows you to view the server status constantly. So if your site is down and you’re wondering if the problem is with you or with your host, a quick check here will resolve your confusion. Many times I’ve had an issue with my site, only to check here and realize it’s an installation problem. So no need to go around calling customer support asking them if their servers are working.

I said at the beginning that this was a biased SiteGround review. However, I’ve tried to be as unbiased as possible when discussing the features and customer support. And of course, the prices speak for themselves. Is it cheap? Not after we take away the initial discounts. But I’ve found them to be solid, and reliable. That’s got to count for something!

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!

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