SiteGround Review

Michael Lederstatter
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Uptime and Reliability

The SiteGround host guarantees 99.9% uptime, meaning your site will rarely, if ever go down. We actually measured an excellent uptime of 99.99%.

With data centers in the US, Europe, and Asia-Pacific, customers in any part of the world don't have to worry about their site going down; and, if it does, the problems are typically resolved in a short turn around period of time. With service guarantees, and technical support when you need it, you can expect optimal performance from your site, and a reliable host, if you need to reach their support team, for any issues.
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Hosting Plans and Tech Features

# Hosting Type Plan Name Storage Bandwidth Price/mo Renewal
1 Shared StartUp 10 GB SSD unmetered $3.95 $9.95
2 Shared GrowBig 20 GB SSD unmetered $6.45 $17.95
3 Shared GoGeek 30 GB SSD unmetered $11.95 $29.95
4 WordPress Managed StartUp 10 GB SSD unmetered $3.95 $9.95
5 WordPress Managed GrowBig 20 GB SSD unmetered $6.45 $17.95
6 WordPress Managed GoGeek 30 GB SSD unmetered $11.95 $29.95
7 Dedicated Managed Entry Server 480 GB SSD 10 TB $269.00 $269.00
8 Dedicated Managed Power Server 960 GB SSD 10 TB $349.00 $349.00
9 Dedicated Managed Super Power Server 2 x 960 GB SSD (RAID-1) 10 TB $729.00 $729.00
10 Cloud Managed Entry 40 GB SSD 5 TG $80.00 $80.00
11 Cloud Managed Business 60 GB SSD 5 TB $120.00 $120.00
12 Cloud Managed Business Plus 80 GB SSD 5 TB $160.00 $160.00
13 Cloud Managed Super Power 120 GB SSD 5 TB $240.00 $240.00
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Control Panel and Software

The host using cPanel as its control panel. With easy to use buttons, a simple user interface, and drag and drop features, developing your site is a cinch, even if you have never built your own site in the past. You can also monitor site performance, visitors, and other critical information about your site, directly from the control panel.

In terms of features, customers will appreciate free domain and free site builder help. SSH access, and free daily backup is also provided to users. Unlimited traffic and emails, premium joomla and wordpress (for the higher tiered plans), a premium e commerce site builder, also allow you to develop any type of site ,and any site layout, with the slightest of ease. With these simple to use features, not only is your site backed up regularly to avoid losing content, it is also extremely easy to set up, for anyone.
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Support Performance

Customers of SiteGround can reach them by phone or online chat, and will be answered immediately. For customers who choose to send in a support ticket via email, you will receive a response within 10 minutes of sending it. With 24/7 support, great support over the phone, online chat is always on, and quick email responses, you won't wait too long, regardless of the issue, or which support method you choose to go through.
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Pricing, Value and Renewal Fees

With shared hosting plans starting at $3.95 per month, customers receive 1 site, 10 GB of storage, and basic features. At a price of $7.95 per month, you receive unlimited sites and 20 GB of space; and, for $14.95 a month, unlimited sites, and 30 GB of storage are provided. With free start up, 24/7 support, and other features, any of these three plans, provides sufficient space for most customers, at a reasonably low starting price point.
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Conclusion: Do we recommend SiteGround?

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$3.95 (Renews $9.95)
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There are three package options to choose from, allowing you to save, and find the ideal hosting plan. Further, great service, simple to use cpanel, and other excellent features, make SiteGround a great option for those who want simple site design, when building and maintaining their online site regularly.
SiteGround Pros
  • 99.99% Uptime
  • Excellent support
  • Great Software Options
SiteGround Cons
  • Renewal Price pretty high compared to first term
  • Limited Storage with nearly all plans
Michael Lederstatter
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Michael Lederstatter
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