Siteground Hosting Review and User Ratings

SiteGround Review

Expert Review


Jonathan Smith




Introduction to SiteGround Hosting

Idyllic for new webmasters and small business, SiteGround is a very user-friendly Web Host service provider. The data centers are located in Chicago, Amsterdam, Singapore Speed optimization, monitoring, reaction and account isolation software solutions provide the customers a perfect experience keeping in mind the needs of each client. SiteGround is one of the best in terms of high quality. The services are highly scalable, flexible, fast and secure with mostly the uptime to be 100%. Free content transfer service, 24/7 support and a free daily website backup, 99.9% network uptime guarantee, 30-day full money back guarantee, simple and smooth registration along with setup procedure are provided.

Server Performance

Apart from being an affordable service provider, SiteGround is one of the best in terms of high quality. The services are highly scalable, flexible, fast and secure with mostly uptime to be 100%. It really deserves a five star or I should say it has earned it.

Support Portal

SiteGround automatically transfers the existing websites whenever the user wants. SiteGround keeps a backup of the website on daily basis. The plans which offer no downtime during website transfer are also provided. Free content transfer service is provided. Apart from a step by step tutorial in the help center, a 24/7 support by live chat, phone and tickets support is also provided.

The warm welcoming personal email sent by the team is just too nice, to make you theirs forever is just too impressive. The registration and setup procedure is just too simple and smooth that the customers shall be totally awestruck.


If the customers don’t have a coding experience then a site builder named, “Getting Started Wizard” is provided which enables the user to build a basic website quickly. There are several templates for Wizard with free Joomla and WordPress templates as well as themes are provided for website building.

To avoid hacking, the accounts on shared servers are kept isolated so the account shall remain safe even if another account has been hacked. Still users should take preventive measures like a strong password to keep their account safe.

Also, the HackAlert Monitoring and tools like SpamAssassin, SpamExperts, IP address blocklists, Hotlink protection, and HackAlert add the cherry on top of the cake. SiteGround checks for hacked content and brute-force hacking attempts using scripts developed by them, and notifies the site owners of possible problems with their respective files.

The benders

* Only VISA and MasterCard Payments are accepted.

* Only English customer service is provided.

* Only Linux hosting is provided by SiteGround and the servers run on the Linux distribution CentOS only.

*Limited storage and bandwidth provided.

*No support for Python is provided.

What You Can Get?

For managing multiple websites, the lowest-level hosting plan is limited to one website while the others include the ability without extra cost, managing an unlimited number of websites.

The shortest billing cycle offered is quarterly with the facility of prepayment up to three years at a special rate. Later renewal at regular price shall be done. Cloud VPS (Virtual Private Server) hosting services are offered.

All the plans include CloudFlare for free. The services like WordPlay and MerchantExpress are provided. SSL certificates free for one year are provided with some of the plans.

With volume discounts and special domain deals reseller hosting plans are there.

A variety of hosting plans are available, a few of which are best suitable for media-rich sites. A custom plan with the needed features could be created depending on the budget and needs.

Control Panel

SiteGround plans come with a CDN service preinstalled but a Cloud VPS or Dedicated server hosting plan is needed to stream video or audio. cPanel along with all the hosting plans are included to manage the account.

Money back Guarantee

A 30-day full money back guarantee is provided excluding the setup fees and domain registration.

A 99.9% network uptime guarantee is provided, still if a network outrage is faced a credit within 3 days of outrage could be claimed.

Final Verdict

The solid security, helpful tutorials and good customer service make it the most favorable choice for newbie’s and small businesses. 24/7 phone customer support is provided which is quite impressive. On shared hosting nonprofit organizations and students are provided with discounts, sponsorship to academic organizations and publications is offered which are run by students and faculty. They provide you the opportunity to set up unlimited email addresses or the email storage.

With the features like one-click installation, optimized servers, advanced caching, free CDN and available SSL certificates SiteGround is just the best choice for E-commerce websites

Python is not supported but other scripting languages like Perl, Versions of PHP 5+ and Ruby on Rails are supported. So the overall rating is good after considering all the parameters.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are SiteGround a good hosting company for someone who's new to web hosting and wants to create a WordPress blog?

Can SiteGround help move my WordPress website for me?

If I already have a website and domain, can SiteGround help me transfer everything?

Is there phone support for SiteGround customers?

Do SiteGround have options like sitebuilders, templates, and photos so I can easily build a website with no coding experience?

What special security features does SiteGround offer?

SiteGround Plans


One Website

10 GB Web Space

Suitable for ~ 10,000 Visits Monthly

Free Domain

$3.95 / month


Multiple Websites

20 GB Web Space

Suitable for ~ 25,000 Visits Monthly

Free Domain

$7.95/ month


Multiple Websites

30 GB Web Space

Suitable for ~ 100,000 Visits Monthly

Free Domain

$14.95 / month