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Siteground Hosting Review
SiteGround offers WordPress hosting, shared hosting, cloud hosting, and dedicated hosting plans. For starting out, their shared hosting plans would be a perfect fit. Now, lets have a look about Siteground features in details.
Customer Support is the area to which Siteground gives a lot of attention. This ensures their clients are taken good care of and are not stuck with any problem. Different channels of customer support are 24/7 phone, Instant Chat Support, Ticket System and comprehensive articles written about
Below are our experiences with the Siteground support team.
- First ticket shows the response (within 10 mins) when we requested for Malware scanning. They completed the scan and ensured
complete account is clean within minutes.
Prior to moving to SiteGround, we were with GoDaddy. When there was a malware attack on our site, the support we received was pathetic. They asked us to download all the files by our self and scan using an antivirus software to identify the attacked files. But in case of siteground, They shares a list of attacked files. So we can clean them easily. Clearly this says two things. Siteground wants to help their client in a best possible way and their response time is as fast as their servers.
2. This ticket shows the response(within 7 mins) when we had some issues in our wordpress configuration. They have solved the problem, clearly explained what they have done to solve it, also attaching a link to screenshot as a confirmation from their side. This means, Siteground support is not only supporting when it comes to hosting or server issues, but also addressing the WordPress technical problems. This is very crucial for WordPress beginners.
Load Time & Performance
Siteground servers are super optimized for speed. Their servers are equipped with latest hardwares such as SSD and custom software to make your site load super fast. Now we would like to present the our test results for the Siteground Load Time & Performance.
The test are from loadimpact.com which sends number of Virtual Users to the site and checks for performance when there is more load whereas GTMterix or Pingdom checks for performance by sending only one user at a time. Below is the screenshot showing the respons time as 130 ms when there are around 25 users at a time.
When Siteground is obsessed with keeping their clients happy, they would know keeping customers website secure is one of the parameter for clients happiness. Below are the various security measures they take to keep our site safe.
- All servers are set to use PHP7 with latest security fixes
- Running Apache in a chrooted environment with suExec
- Sophisticated IDS/IPS systems which block malicious bots and attackers
- ModSecurity is installed on all of their shared servers & security rules are updated weekly to protect clients from the common attacks
Siteground Hosting packages comes with a free cloudflare CDN services. Cloudflare CDN caches your site’s content and distributes it over a network of 100+ servers located worldwide. When someone visits your website, content is served from the closest server which makes loading time twice faster. Result: Happy visitors and better google ranking. All this happens with one click. Yes Cloudflare shall be configured in a click.
Optimzer + Super Cacher
Siteground has developed an optimization plugin for their WordPress Users. The plugin handles
Siteground migrates the website from your old host to Siteground for Free. If you have hosted more than one website with your old host, they will migrate the entire hosting account to Siteground for free. If you want to migrate your website later, there is a plugin available which will migrate your website for free with few clicks.
Final words about SiteGround Hosting
This is our unbiased Siteground hosting review. Without any doubts, you can select Siteground for your blog. You will always be happy and can put your complete focus on other parts of your blogging journey. Do not forget to write your experiences with Siteground here. This may help our other readers too.
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