SITEGROUND WEB-HOSTING | AN UNBIASED REVIEW

Siteground Web-Hosting | An Unbiased Review

Summary:

SiteGround Is One Of The Most Best Webhosting Companies. In This Review Of SiteGround, A Summary Of All Its Outstanding Services Is Mentioned.

Recently, I changed my web-host and transferred all my websites from Hostgator to Siteground. If I keep it in short and simple language, I’d say that I haven’t been so pleased and happy before with any web hosts that I’ve used, namely – GoDaddy (I started from here), Bluehost & then Hostgator. But I’m sure my stay with Siteground is going to be long, very long. In this review of Siteground Webhosting, I’ll be discussing my personal experience, along with the fantastic features and services provided by the staff at SiteGround.

Although I had a few months of service pending on my previous host i.e. Hostgator, I preferred to move away from them. I consulted a lot of experienced users, who have been through several hosts. However, none of them ever talked to me about SiteGround. I remember Googling something related to hosting (probably a tutorial) where I landed upon SiteGround’s Official Site. All I can say after that is – it had me. Let’s start as it should start – the UI.

Flat & User-Friendly UI

The user interface of any service/product is highly noticed as it is what defines the first impression of a product. Since recent times, the ‘Flat UI’ was so well-known between many giants all around the world. It follows what it says – going flat. This results in the fact that almost all the recently utilized features including shiny colors, 3-dimensional buttons, high dependence on JavaScript, etc. are 100% avoided. are completely avoided.

Siteground has an absolute Flat UI which makes it very easy for the users (and visitors) to navigate around the account pages and carry on with the tasks. This is a great advantage as opposed to Hostgator where there is no such thing as an ‘Account Page’. The users can only have access to the cPanel.

My Ratings – 4/5

Site Speed & Performance (My Experience)

As I mentioned in the beginning, I haven’t been more pleased and satisfied with my sites’ speed before. Siteground over-exceeded my expectations. I was expecting good site speed, but this is indeed much better. I’ll probably post about my site’s speed changes with a new post.

Overall, it was an utter relief from Hostgator as with them, I used to see the unwanted 500 Internal Server Error (the link takes you to a solution for that error) every 2 hours – on every site! Yes, I do use several devices to receive an email, but that’s what I prefer and I don’t deserve a downtime on my sites because of that. Since the transfer to SiteGround, I haven’t seen a single such error. I cannot be happier.

My Ratings – 4.7/5

Account Management

Not all hosts have something called an ‘Account’, but Siteground does – and I’m so happy it does because the account manager handles most of the tasks. It handles the support center, the affiliates center, the domain management, services management (backup services, etc.) and whatnot.

Once I signed in to my account for the first time, everything was readily available. I was welcomed with a tour on managing the account and where to go in case I can’t figure something out – it was all there – organized – beautifully.

My Ratings – 4.2/5

Billing System & Support Staff

There’s hardly anyone impressed with the checking out methods (payment methods) of any company. But I’m proud to say that I’m highly impressed by SiteGround’s Payment System not because it didn’t ask me so many questions, but because of this –

I first purchased the service for one month (as I wanted to try it out). I was charged fees for a month + set-up fees (which I didn’t mind paying). After that, once I got into the account manager, I was sold to SiteGround. I decided that very moment that I’ll be continuing for a long period. But as I went into my ‘Renewals’ tab, what I see there is that I was no longer eligible for the discount (50%) and had to pay the full amount for renewing. So it was like I can’t get the coupon because I’ve crossed the border.

I quickly opened up Skype and called them up. I was answered (after selecting an option) within 10 seconds – and I loved it. I told them that I would love to have the discounted price (which I was offered when signing up) to renew the account. Within no time, the staff lady happily agreed and guided me on the process to renew the account with the discounted price (I was sent an email with a secure payment link for the same).

She told me that I would have to wait for the account length to be extended as the payment shall be reviewed manually. I didn’t mind that, as long as it was done. But as I refreshed the page after 5 minutes of the payment, the required was already done!

That was not the only time I was helped with quick responses. Every time I called them up, it was answered/sorted within minutes. Winning.

My Ratings – 5/5 (I wish I could give more)

Applications & Other cPanel Tools

The cPanel software is integrated into the hosting of the SiteGround, it is one of the most advanced hosting handling software existed on the earth. SiteGround makes cPanel very easy to use – unlike Hostgator which integrates hundreds of unnecessary tools into it. SiteGround keeps the most required tools (like the Domain Management Tools, File Management Tools, etc.) at the top by default. This gets things done in no time.

Installing WordPress had never been so easy before. SiteGround partners with Softaculous – a platform from where all scripts/applications around the globe can be installed. The installation process is as smooth as silk – no bull***t.

My Ratings – 4.4/5

Pricing Plans

The picture says it all. Purchasing SiteGround web hosting is very affordable. I’ve personally opted for the GoGeek Plan on SiteGround and this review is based on the features offered in that plan. However, the basic features (the essential features) are definitely present in all the plans. I would advise you to thoroughly go through all the features offered in every individual plan and then take the correct decision. I spent about half-an-hour at this stage – and this also included talking to the sales team for some of my queries.

My Ratings – 4.6/5

Conclusion

My words up there say all I wanted to say. But I can emphasize more than that. Hence, with no exceptions, I would recommend you to opt for SiteGround Hosting to host all your online ventures. It’s not just hosting, it’s much more than that.

Click Here To Visit Siteground and choose your preferred plan. Make sure you select the plan that suits you the best. Keep an eye on the future project/expansions that you might have.

*Upon Clicking That Link, You Shall Be Taken To SiteGround’s Official Homepage – from where you can navigate and learn more about their service.

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