There are many variables to consider when you’re selecting a web hosting service. For example pricing and storage, e-commerce and server location. SiteGround addresses all of these issues, and does so well. It offers many hosting types, lots of performance-enhancing tools, and excellent customer service at a reasonable price.
Shared Web Hosting
With shared hosting, several websites bunk together on a single server, thus lowering the overall cost. SiteGround has a one-month trial available so you can try before you buy. After that expires, you sign up for one-, two-, or three-year contracts, and there are discounts available during the sign-up period.
SiteGround lets you choose which data center you want to host your website: United States, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and United Kingdom. If you are concerned about data privacy or retention laws, you can choose a European data center. If many of your users are based in Asia, you can choose to use an Asia-Pacific data center. Or you can just default to a US server.
The StartUp plan (starting at $11.95 per month) includes one website, 10GB of storage, network traffic suitable for roughly 10,000 visitors a month, unlimited emails, and support for web performance and security service CloudFlare.
The GrowBig plan (starting at $19.95 per month) is intended for slightly larger sites, with support for multiple websites, 20GB of storage, network traffic suitable for approximately 25,000 visits a month, unlimited emails, CloudFlare support, a one-year free Secure Socket Layer (SSL) certificate, and the ability to keep up to 30 backups.
The GoGeek plan (starting at an expensive $34.95 per month) plan is intended for still-larger sites, with support for multiple websites, 30GB of storage, network traffic “suitable” for approximately 100,000 visits a month, unlimited emails, CloudFlare support, a free SSL certificate for one year, the ability to keep up to 30 backups, and a Git repository.
Cloud Web Hosting
The new Linux-based platform, which draws resources from multiple servers, is designed to auto-scale with traffic surges, so that your site won’t go down due to a lack of power.
The four Cloud Hosting plans start at $80 per month for 4GB of RAM, 40GB of storage, and 5TB of monthly data transfers, and max out at $240 per month for 10GB of RAM, 120GB of storage, and 5TB of monthly data transfers. There’s lots of room for growth. You can also customize your Cloud Hosting plan should you need more power. They also include a free, one-year SSL certificate.
WordPress Web Hosting
SiteGround offers WordPress hosting with enhanced security, automated daily backups, page caching, staging, and automatic content management system updates. It also offers one-click installation and a free account transfer.
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