There are hundreds of web hosting options out there, but not all hosts are created equal. That’s why it’s really important to do your research and choose the right hosting company for your website’s needs.
I did a lot of research before choosing a host for my websites and in the end, I selected Siteground. I couldn’t be happier with my choice.
While Siteground may not be a household name like GoDaddy, they offer top-notch and reliable web hosting services.
Siteground is a privately held company founded in 2004 on the premise of providing faster, safer and better support than other existing options. The company hosts around two million domains worldwide and employs over 400 people. They’re well known in the industry for their WordPress expertise.
I really like that they’re a privately held company and not part of a giant corporate conglomerate. This way they’re able to retain the special qualities that set them apart from other hosting companies.
Here are the seven reasons why I chose Siteground as my website hosting company:
1. Excellent Customer Support
Siteground’s customer support team is available 24/7 by phone, chat and ticket. Yes, you read that right … you can actually speak to someone on the phone! This is a feature that not all hosting companies offer and one that’s very important to me. When I have an issue, I prefer to actually speak with someone and get it resolved as quickly as possible. Their support team is always eager to help and they pick up the phone quickly (hold times are incredibly short, if non-existent). Every customer support specialist I’ve spoken to has been helpful, polite, knowledgeable and patient. They’ve been able to answer every question I’ve asked and solved every problem I’ve presented them with, and all in a timely manner. I cannot rave enough about how great their customer support is. They say their customer satisfaction rate is 99.7% and I can see why.
2. Uptime Guarantee
The worst enemy of any business website is server downtime. If your website goes down, even for a short time, you can lose business, potential clients and the confidence of your current clients. Additionally, it can affect your SEO ranking which may drop. This is serious stuff. Siteground offers a monthly uptime guarantee of 99.99%! And, Siteground will compensate clients when they don’t reach that level. That gives me tremendous peace of mind. Siteground’s real time monitoring also gives me peace of mind. Rather than tracking their servers in intervals of 1 to 5 minutes, Siteground performs real time tracking so server problems are detected the instant they occur and can be fixed quickly. Since I’ve been with Siteground, none of my websites have experienced any downtime: something with which I’m very impressed.
3. Page Speed
How quickly your website’s pages load is very important and is often connected to your host. Siteground is one of the fastest web hosts out there. If a page takes longer than 3 seconds to load, you chance losing visitors to your site. Nobody wants to hang around forever waiting for a page to load. They’ll just move on to the next site. Page speed is also a factor that can have an effect on your SEO. Siteground offers many speed technologies and their support team will help you get the best speed possible across all devices – desktop computer, mobile and tablet. Finally, Siteground offers its own plugin called SG Optimizer which makes your website even faster. It helps with image optimization, caching and much more.
4. Server Security
Siteground uses proprietary systems that allow them to detect and prevent malware and viruses. Unlike other hosts who perform scans once a day or once a week, Siteground continuously scans for malware and viruses so they’re able to fix and foresee problems. Siteground has an AI platform that blocks malicious bots. They also have an isolation system which will protect your website from being hacked if another site on your server is compromised. Siteground offers free automatic daily back-ups of your website, restores and on demand instant backups. These are all features that give me peace of mind that my websites are safe and secure.
5. Easy to Use
Siteground has a very simple account management panel that their customers use to manage their web hosting account. Everything you need to manage your website and hosting options can be done through this easy to navigate user area. You can easily access your account with no hassle. It’s where you’ll monitor your domain, add and manage email addresses, view billing information, manage sub domains, make file updates, keep track of open tickets and so much more. While some of this may sound complicated, Siteground’s user area is set up to be user friendly and easy to navigate and I think they’ve accomplished that.
6. Affordable Cost
Siteground offers managed WordPress website hosting starting as low as $3.95 per month! That’s a fantastic deal considering all that you get for that low price. You get a simple, one-click WordPress install. There’s no need for you to download, install and configure WordPress because Siteground takes care of that for you. You get a free SSL certificate. You get free daily backups with up to 30 copies kept at a time. You can create unlimited branded email accounts with free SpamExperts service. Also, Siteground puts fewer shared hosting accounts on their servers which means you get more resources than you would from other web hosts shared packages. If that’s not enough, you also get unmatched WordPress performance, security and updates, staging and collaboration tools.
7. Server Locations
Siteground has top-of-the-line data centers on three different continents. Google Cloud powers a large part of their infrastructure. Additionally, Siteground provides Cloudfare CDN to all their customers which expands their network to 90 countries and 194 cities all over the world. This large network ensures faster website loading speed by using the nearest location to each of your website’s visitors. It also improves site security and reliability.
Siteground offers a 30 day money back guarantee. If you cancel within 30 days of signing up, you get a 100% refund. This is a great reassurance, but I don’t know why you’d need it. Siteground offers so much and a great price, there’s almost nothing more you could want from a web hosting company. So, if you’re not happy with your current website hosting company and are looking for something better or if you’re just about to launch your business and need a website hosting company, I highly recommend you check out Siteground.
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