One of the most important things to consider when owning a website is what web hosting company do you go with. There are quite a few of them out there with the most popular ones being GoDaddy, BlueHost and HostGator. However there is one web hosting company that stands out from the rest – SiteGround. Based in Eastern Europe, this web hosting company has been my number one choice to work with over the past 5 years and I plan on staying with them for many more years to come.
Before I begin to give my reasons for rating SiteGround as the best web hosting company, let me first address this question.
Who/What is a Web Hosting Company?
Simply put, a web hosting company is responsible for making your website visible and reachable on the internet. They store all the code and files that make up your website and ensure that people from all over the world can access your website. Depending on the level of service you pay for, some web hosting companies may provide additional services such as cloud hosting, security and automatic back ups as well.
So Why is SiteGround the Best Web Hosting Company?
I could give you close to 20 reasons why they are best but for the sole purpose of keeping this article short, I am going to give you my top 8 reasons
1 – They were #1 in 2017’s FaceBook Poll
There is a very popular FaceBook group (I am a member) that comprises of over 7,000 individuals who are knowledgeable about web hosting. A poll was recently conducted to determine who the best web hosting company was and SiteGround was voted number 1.
They were also voted number 1 last year as well.
2 – Incredible Speeds
This is without question the number 1 reason why I love them. They use an extremely powerful combination of NGINX servers, PHP7, Solid State Drives(SSDs) and 1-click CloudFlare CDN technology. Also, SiteGround WordPress developers created two plugins – SuperCacher and SG Optimizer plugins that can further boost speeds of WordPress websites hosted on their platform.
3 – World Class Customer Support
SiteGround’s customer support is LEGENDARY. In all the 5 years I have been hosting with them, I have never had to wait more than 20 seconds to get support through their chat system and no I am not exaggerating this. You can try it out yourself – just visit their website, click on the live chat link at the top right hand corner, choose any of the three support categories that pop up and I guarantee you that in less than 20 seconds, you will be chatting with a real life SiteGround representative. Also for more advanced troubleshooting that requires opening a support ticket, I have never waited more than 15 minutes to get a solution to the problem.
4 – 99.99% Website Uptime
Unlike many other web hosting companies that falsely claim to provide 99.99% uptime for their customers, SiteGround actually does provide this. If you have ever experienced internal server errors, bad gateways and connection failures, you will never get this with SiteGround.
5 – Resource Rich & Easy to Use cPanel
SiteGround’s cPanel is very easy to navigate through and contains many useful apps all designed to enhance the management and functionality of your website. Some of my favorite apps include –
- WordPress Installer – allows you install WordPress with 2 clicks
- SuperCacher – caches your website providing extremely fast access speeds
- phpMyAdmin – provides an easy to manage your databases
- Create/Backup Restore – this is the app you need to create and restore backups easily
- Let’s Encrypt – A very new app that allows you install SSL security certificates on your websites
6 – Free Migration & Low Cancellation Rates
SiteGround will migrate you for free when you decide to switch hosts plus people who do migrate to SiteGround very rarely ever cancel. I have been an affiliate for them for almost 2 years now and out of the nearly 50 clients who have signed up through my affiliate link, only ONE has ever cancelled. Compared to this, the cancellation rate of HostGator is around 55%.
Also there have been many notable people who have switched to SiteGround and have taken to social media to express their satisfaction.
7 – FREE Excellent Services and Perks
Some of the free services that you get when you switch to SiteGround include – automatic WordPress updates, 1-Click Cloudflare activation and SSL certificates. Also when you become a SiteGround customer, you are provided with great discounts for many top quality WordPress Products.
8 – Excellent Feedback on Social Media
Its not just me who loves SiteGround. Hundreds of others have taken to social media to praise this company for the world class web hosting they provide.
I hope I have been able to convince you of just how awesome SiteGround are. If you have any more questions about them, feel free to ask them in the comments section below.
Cheers and have a great day.
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