SiteGround started out in 2004 and were, surprisingly enough, started by a group of University friends. They offer the next level of website hosting with tremendous customer support, or so we heard, so we wanted to investigate SiteGround ourselves and give our spin on their pricing, features, uptime, and customer service.
SiteGround offer 3 shared hosting plans which are tailored to the needs of their customers, and their websites. We felt the need to implement a visual comparison here because SiteGround’s plans were vast and we wanted you to see this.
| ||StartUp Plan||GrowBig Plan||GoGeek Plan|
|SuperCacher||Static||Static + Dynamic||Static + Dynamic|
|Free Website Builder||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Free Site Transfer||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Free Email Accounts||Yes||Yes||Yes|
The above doesn’t even cover half of it! SiteGround’s features are well above the game compared to other hosting companies, so we had a good look into them and what they really mean.
StartUp Plan is great for beginners at a measly cost of £2.75 per month; if you don’t require all the ‘high tech’ features but are looking for a decent hosting package, then look no further. Included, you will receive: free domain name, 24/7 support, SSD storage, unlimited bandwidth/emails/databases, cPanel access, WordPress & Joomla kits, free daily backup, 99.9 percent uptime guarantee, and if you’re really not happy after this landed on your plate, SiteGround offer a 30-day money back guarantee.
If you’re looking for something with a bit more speed, for only a little over £1 more, the GrowBig Plan introduces premium features which include: priority technical support (we love this, and we’ll tell you why later on), SuperCacher which uses NGINX and Memcached providing dynamic and static caching, 1 years’ worth of free Wildcard SSL, and 30 backup copies. The increase in resources from the StartUp plan almost triples, and allows you to host unlimited websites. For the price and features, we strongly recommend this plan.
For business users and developers, the GoGeek Plan cranks up the volume once again, and the price reflects this. The GoGeek Plan offers a PCI compliant server so if you’re hosting an e-commerce website, you can feel safe in the knowledge that your website will allow the use and protection of credit card details. The developer features give you GIT, WP-CLI, and fewer accounts on the server which means you can use 4 times the number of features compared to the StartUp Plan.