SiteGround Web Hosting Review

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SiteGround based in Washington, D.C. is a company that provides web hosting services, dedicated servers, cloud hosting, reseller and domain services. The web hosting service is offered for WordPress, Joomla and Drupal to name a few. Included in its services are free website templates, comprehensive knowledgebase and tutorials for clients.  

 

Web Hosting Features

SiteGround has a quick 3-click setup process and a setup tool that lets clients easily add web applications in their website. SiteGround cPanel is designed with a professional look which is integrated on their client billing site. However, it still lacks in some areas such as email virus filters. It also doesn’t offer unmetered or unlimited bandwidth in its services.

Although it offers compatibility with major programming languages, some of these are only available thru its GroBig and GoGeek plans. SiteGround supports all major types of multimedia files for seamless integration during website creation.

The company delivers a quick 15-minute ticket response times. Online resources like video tutorials and forums are constantly updated. SiteGround also provides 24/7 customer support for any service related issues.

 

Types of Hosting Offered

Web Hosting

WordPress Hosting

Shared Hosting

Dedicated Hosting

Cloud Hosting

VPS Hosting

Reseller Hosting

Business Hosting

Managed Hosting

Features

Unmetered Bandwidth

Disk Storage

Drag and Drop Site Builder

Unlimited Domain Hosting

Data Transfer

E-mail Accounts

Free Domain Name

International Domain name Support

Sub Domains

Unlimited

Web File Manager

Site Statistics

FTP Access

Uptime

99.9%

Pre-Installed Apps

WAP Enabled

E-mail Auto Responder

cPanel Auto Control Panel

Virus and Spam Protection

Free Setup

File Backups

(For GrowBig and GoGeek)

Parked Domains

Password Protected Directories

One Click App Install

Programming and Database

Python

Flash Support

DHTML Support

XML

XHTML

Javascript

Ruby/Ruby on Rails

MySQL Database

PHP 5

Shockwave Support

Perl

SSL

(For GrowBig and GrowGeek)

Enhanced Script Library

CGI

phpMyAdmin

SSH Access

Cron Job

Multimedia Features

Streaming Audio Support

Streaming Video Support

MIDI File Support

Real Audio and Video Support

Help and Support

Email

24/7 Telephone Assistance

24/7 Network Monitoring

Live Chat

FAQs

Video Tutorials

Community Forum

*Regular Rates

 

Plans and Pricing

SiteGround’s rates are a bit upscale compared to other web hosting companies. They have the normal 30-day refund available in all their plans. In addition to this, the company gives a special discount to first time clients during their initial term.

Money Back Guarantee

30 days

Hatchling Plan

$9.95/mo.*

Baby Plan

$14.95/mo.*

Business Plan

$29.95/mo.*

 

Web Hosting at SiteGround

SiteGround’s web hosting service is a bit on the pricier side compared to the other web hosting services reviewed. Other shortfalls include the lack of unlimited bandwidth and few storage options.

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