SiteGround is a Bulgarian company launched in 2004 by university students. Since then, it has grown steadily, and is now home to over 400 employees and nearly 2 million domains.
They provide unique in-house WordPress speed and security solutions to make your site as fast and secure as possible. They are known for the best 24/7 support in the industry which is why they’re an official ‘WordPress’ recommended hosting provider.
SiteGround features include automatic upgrades, built-in WP caching, CDN, one-click staging and GIT version control. They are also one of the few companies offering location specific hosting with 6 data centers in USA, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
The SiteGround hosting solutions rely on technological excellence to deliver redundancy, speed and flexibility across the board.
These are not empty marketing statements.
The SiteGround web hosting servers utilize customized Linux Containers (LXC) that run on in-house tweaked kernel (the kernel is the heart and brain of Linux). Technical jargon aside, end users get three things:
Greater account isolation – Shared hosting accommodates many users and their websites on a single physical server. Good separation between the accounts of said users boosts security and performance.
Improved security – When the user accounts are isolated, the chances for a hacked site to infect other pages hosted on the same server diminish greatly.
This is not the only component of the robust security configuration SiteGround deploys but contributes big time to the overall safety of the shared hosting environment.
Optimized performance – The Linux Containers utilize server resources without any overhead to deliver speed and extremely reliable performance that handles traffic spikes without a hiccup.
Another proprietary technology that monitors server performance proactively contributes to the impressive uptime of SiteGround. It is a system that reacts to issues with the speed of electricity and fixes them as fast.
The proactive functionality of this potent monitoring tool detects and prevents potential issues before they rear their buggy heads.
SiteGround is so confident in its infrastructure that offers compensation to anyone with more than 0.1% downtime on an annual basis.
|Specification||WordPress Hosting||VPS Hosting||Shared Hosting||Dedicated Hosting||Cloud Hosting|
|Price||$6.99/mo||VPS Hosting is Not available in JustHost||Shared Hosting is Not available in JustHost||Dedicated Hosting is Not available in JustHost||$110.00/mo|
|Average Uptime||99.99%||VPS Hosting is Not available in JustHost||Shared Hosting is Not available in JustHost||Dedicated Hosting is Not available in JustHost||99.99%|
|Speed||756 ms||VPS Hosting is Not available in JustHost||Shared Hosting is Not available in JustHost||Dedicated Hosting is Not available in JustHost||756 ms|
|Bandwidth||Unmetered||VPS Hosting is Not available in JustHost||Shared Hosting is Not available in JustHost||Dedicated Hosting is Not available in JustHost||5 TB|
|Storage||10 GB||VPS Hosting is Not available in JustHost||Shared Hosting is Not available in JustHost||Dedicated Hosting is Not available in JustHost||40 GB|
Once you install WordPress through our automated installer and you log into your site’s admin panel, you will be able to use our unique WordPress Starter. This tool allows you to choose from a selected collection of professional site designs and add key functionalities like contact forms, an online store, a portfolio, and more. All the features you select are automatically installed on your site, turning the standard default WordPress installation into a beautiful and fully-functional website in minutes – no technical knowledge required!
Migrating a website with their WordPress Migrator is super easy and free. You just need to install our Migrator plugin on the site you want to migrate, get a token from your SiteGround Site Tools and put it in the plugin. The Migrator will securely move all of your content while keeping your configuration intact. The best thing is that it’s completely free and you can use it for as many migrations as you wish.
and they offer professional website migration service for as low as $30.00/site . their experts will do all the work for you, transferring your files and databases. They migrate more than 50,000 sites per year and know the ins and outs of how to make the process smooth and risk-free for you!
If you find the update process difficult or simply forget to keep track of the new releases, Their automatic WordPress software and plugin updates are for you. You can also schedule how fast your site is updated after a new version is released or even skip a version if you need more time to prepare for the update.
They manage the overall security of your application at a server and firewall level by keeping track of WordPress-related vulnerabilities and patching against exploits. They have added dozens of such rules each year and they are able to protect your sites even before the official developers release a security update.
Each cloud account is created on a private lightweight Linux container. The underlying server infrastructure uses SSD disks. Their setup provides unmatched resource efficiency and site speed.
When you use their Cloud hosting plans you receive RAM and CPU resources that are dedicated to your account and are not shared with other users on the same hosting environment.
Your cloud account comes with our super powerful hosting stack. It includes CentOS, Apache/Nginx, managed PHP versions, MySQL and Postgre support. The Stack is heavily customized and optimized for best performance and Their devops maintain and update it for you.
Your cloud account health is constantly monitored by their unique automated systems. They also guard it from hack attacks, SPAM and malicious bot resource usage. Proactive software updates and patches are applied by their best security experts whenever this is needed.
And you can manually upgrade the RAM, CPU and/or space of your Cloud plan at any time. The extra resources are immediately added without reboot or other downtime associated with this process.
You can also set up automatic scaling for the RAM and the CPU of your cloud. Their unique auto-scale option prevents slowness and downtime in the event of unexpected traffic spikes. If turned on, it will add more resources if your current ones are no longer enough. The added amount is pre-defined by you, so you have full control over auto-scale related charges.
Their cloud users can create an unlimited number of hosting accounts on their Cloud plan through their powerful Customer area interface. Each of these accounts has a separate control panel. Your sub-accounts can be safely accessed and managed by your customers independently from your master cloud account.
Pros and Cons
- Optimized for WordPress
- Spectacular Multilayered Defense
- Free Backups
- Excellent eCommerce Solutions
- Excellent Scalability
- Affordable Hosting Starting Deals
- Simple Sign-up
- Limited Space
- Hidden Setup Fee
- Paid Inbound Migrations