There are too many Hosting services Provider around the world. Each have it’s Cons and Pros. A newbie almost get confused about these Hosting Providers. So, In this post, we will review Siteground hosting services.
Through this article, We try to Discuss each and every aspects of the the Hosting Backend by Siteground. Some of cons and Pros, We will discuss are Listed Below:
- Performance (Server Speed)
- Customer Support
- Pros and Cons
What is Siteground?
All of you must heard about Siteground. Siteground has become so important Brand in Website hosting since 15 years as it started it’s journey from 2004. Now a day, Siteground use to offer shared, VPS as well as Dedicated hosting around the world. It was founded by Tenko Nikolov in sofia, bulgariya. It has more than 800 staff working around the clock(24*7).
Plans Offered by Siteground:
The type of web hosting offered by Bluehost are Listed Below:
- Shared Hosting: Shared Hosting uses to prefect and pocket friendly plan for a new comer in this Hosting Industry. Usually a new comer does not needs a lot of
- VPS HOSTING: VPS HOSTING is needed for mid level business.
- Dedicated Hosting: If you have a bunch of high Traffic website. Then, go for Dedicated Hosting.
- WordPress Hosting: It is a hosting dedicated to WordPress CMS PLATFORM.
The shared hosting of siteground come up with Three Plans, these plans are STARTUP, GrowBig and GoGeek. In this section of this article, we are going to examine all three Shared Hosting Plans one by one.
Startup Plan of SiteGround cost 6.99$ per month for first year while on renewal it costs approx 15$. In this plan, webmaster will get 10Gb of disk Space with 10,000 users limit per month. If we talk about caching, users will get Level 1 caching. You will also get automated daily Backup.
Startup Plan of SiteGround cost 9.99$ per month for first year while on renewal it costs approx 24.99$. In this plan, webmaster will get 25Gb of disk Space with 25,000 users limit per month. If we talk about caching, users will get Level 1 and Level 2 caching. You will also get automated daily Backup. Staging is a Paid ad on Feature.
Startup Plan of SiteGround cost 14.99$ per month for first year while on renewal it costs approx 39.99$. In this plan, webmaster will get 40Gb of disk Space with 100,000 users limit per month. If we talk about caching, users will get Level 1, Level 2 and level 3 caching. You will also get automated daily Backup. Staging is a Paid ad on Feature.
If we talk about VPS HOSTING, We will find it’s too costly in respect of of other service providers of managed cloud hosting. The plans for VPS hosting start from 80$ per month goes upto 2100$ per month.
In the siteground DEDICATED HOSTING is known as Enterprise Hosting. The enterprise hosting starts from 3000$ per month with all features of VPS HOSTING and server database replication.
Performance (Server Speed):
In this Performance lookup Section, we will look into the UPTIME, Load Time, CDN, Cache Plugin, PHP Support and many more. Let’s start Discussion on the above features one by one.
UPTIME offered by Siteground:
Siteground Guarantee it’s customers a assured uptime of 99.99%. If they fail to do so, they will provide you free hosting. If Uptime is in Range of 99.00-99.99%, you will get a month of free hosting while Customer will get 1 month of free hosting for every 1% decrease in Uptime.
Ping Test: Siteground
The Response time(PING TEST) of SiteGround from US, LONDON, SAO PAULO is very Good while Ping Test SINGAPORE, BANGALORE, JAPAN and Sydney is least performing location. You must have to use CDN for these least performing locations.
Note – Server is Installed in USA
All of our article use to load in 4.5s which is Good but not decent. Average Weight of every single Page is 1Mb hosted in SINGAPORE Server of SiteGround. I expect to get 2s from siteground with CLOUDFLARE CDN.
All website hosted in Siteground will Get intregated CLOUDFLARE CDN’S Business plan for free. As we all known CLOUDFLARE has 196 pop edge center around the world. These edge center will make your website one of the fastest website around the world.
Siteground offers especially for its customers a best in class Cache plugin popularly known as SG cache optimization PLUGIN. Through the SG cache plugin, webmaster can cache THREE layer of website. These three layer are dynamic level, Full Page LEVEL and NGINX direct delivery.
Website hosted in the siteground will always in its latest PHP as when ever new PHP version arrives within a day or two they uses to update the PHP.
While choosing a host for your DOMAIN, we always check about the Reliability of that Hosting Provider. I have 5 points regarding the Reliability of your hosting:
- All of the server of SiteGround is hosted in Google Cloud platform.
- Siteground is a Home of 2Million+ DOMAIN.
- Server of SiteGround is carbon neutral and run through renewal Energy.
- Granted Uptime of 99.99%
- It is recommended by WordPress.org, Toast SEO as well as WooCommerce.
For Now(2020), customer support on Siteground is more than 15 minutes while in 2019 the customer support is 2-3 minutes away.
Pros and cons: Siteground
In this section, we are going to discuss Pros and Cons of SiteGround Hosting service that we found during siteground Review.
There are too many of Pros of using siteground Hosting Service. Some of the Pros are listed below:
- Guaranteed Uptime of 99.99%.
- Hosted in GCP(GOOGLE CLOUD PLATFORM)
- Home of more than 20Lakh+ domains
- All instances are isolated. One website is hacked or down doesn’t effect other hosting website.
- Carbon Neutral Hosting
- Free CLOUDFLARE business Plan.
- 4 worldwide Data center.
- Dedicated Firewall.
If we talk about cons, then we will find mainly two cons. These cons are listed:
- Very High Pricing, doesn’t perfectly apply to Price to services
- Renewal charge is extremely High.
- For Now, customer support is very Harsh and delayed.
Conclusion or Way forward:
At last, we must say siteground is one of the Great in class service providers while it’s too pricey that doesn’t economical for low or medium traffic website. It’s shared hosting plan is very much over priced in term of other Hosting provider. If you thinks to buy siteground Hosting Service, then, don’t buy it’s Hosting service. In place of siteground Hosting service you must have to Prefer Cloudways Hosting Service or EASYWP from Namecheap Hosting Service.