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SiteGround WordPress Hosting Review – Plus Which Hosting Plan To Choose?

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Over the past few years, SiteGround have built an impressive reputation and become a hosting company that’s well worth considering if you’re looking for affordable high-quality hosting services. Below, we’ll be going into everything they have to offer, and also looking at their three main WordPress hosting plans: StartUp, GrowBig and GoGeek — giving a particularly detailed comparison of the StartUp and GoGeek plans.

We performance-tested, measured and monitored the speed of WordPress websites hosted on SiteGround’s StartUp and GoGeek plans (using the extremely popular Avada theme from ThemeForest), and we also used independent ‘Load Impact’ testing services to see just how these sites handled multiple users accessing them at the same time. We then looked at the effect this had on the website/page loading times.

So, should you host with SiteGround? And, if so, which plan should you choose? How much do you need to pay?

Let’s dive in…

About the StartUp and GoGeek Plans

If you’re looking to host your WordPress website with a reliable host, as our previous hosting comparisons have shown, SiteGround are a great choice. But, with a few important differences between the plans — not to mention their different price points — you may be wondering whether you should choose the StartUp or GoGeek plan for your website. If so, you’ve come to the right place.

SiteGround Hosting Plans Reviewed

While the StartUp plan is the entry-level managed WordPress hosting plan from SiteGround, GoGeek is the more powerful and expensive option. There’s also a mid-range GrowBig plan that sits between StartUp and GoGeek.

StartUp vs GoGeek Pricing

Although price shouldn’t be the only factor when choosing a hosting plan, your budget is likely to play a large role in your decision. So, with that in mind, here are the prices and details of the StartUp and GoGeek plans.

SiteGround Pricing Plans
These are the key details of the managed WordPress hosting plans from SiteGround.

For reference, the details of the mid-level GrowBig plan are also included alongside the entry-level StartUp and top-level GoGeek plans:

  • StartUp: $6.99* a month for one website, 10 GB of web space, and ~ 10,000 monthly visits.
  • GrowBig: $9.99* a month for unlimited websites, 20 GB of web space, and ~ 25,000 monthly visits.
  • GoGeek: $14.99* a month for unlimited websites, 40 GB of web space, and ~ 100,000 monthly visits.

As you can see, if you want to host more than one website on your account, you’ll need to look beyond the entry-level StartUp plan. Also, as well as the allowances listed above, the GoGeek plan includes some additional useful features and tools, while also providing you with greater resources to improve the performance of your website.

Websites hosted on the top-level plan also get access to extra levels of caching — further positioning the GoGeek plan as a potentially good choice for those seeking a fast-loading website on a budget. However, the test results you’ll see later in this comparison will show whether or not paying more actually does get you a faster website.

With SiteGround, there aren’t any data transfer — also known as bandwidth — limits. Instead, the number of monthly visits your site receives is used as a reference point to help you to choose the right plan according to your traffic levels. However, although there are no limits on bandwidth and number of visits, there are other limits in place.

These limits and allocations are covered in more detail later on in the WordPress Optimized Hosting section of this review, but, to summarize, they cover the inode usage (the number of files or folders on your account), which you can track yourself through your account area.

Now, let’s explore exactly what you get access to with the SiteGround StartUp and GoGeek plans — and what their main differences are.

*Note: The prices listed are special introductory rates for new customers. The special prices are applicable for your initial invoice only. For all subsequent renewals, regular prices apply.

What the StartUp and GoGeek Plans Have to Offer

As the StartUp and GoGeek plans are advertised as managed WordPress hosting, this means that — among other things — you get access to web servers that are optimized for WordPress websites, as well as some extra features to help you to set up and manage a safe and secure WordPress site.

We’ll now explore the features of these plans — and their differences — to help you to decide whether StartUp or GoGeek is right for you.

WordPress-Optimized Google Cloud Hosting

Google Cloud Hosting
SiteGround now host websites on the StartUp and GoGeek plan on the Google Cloud platform.

In early 2020, SiteGround announced they’d start using the Google Cloud platform to host part of the infrastructure, including their StartUp and GoGeek managed WordPress hosting plans. The websites of all new customers are hosted on the Google Cloud platform, with existing sites being gradually moved over to the new platform.

There are many benefits of hosting websites in the cloud, including:

  • easier scaling and resource management for faster loading times
  • distributed storage for improved uptime
  • chance to leverage the state-of-the-art Google Cloud infrastructure for better performance
  • more choice of data center locations to enable you to better serve your visitors
  • improved sustainability, thanks to the commitment of Google to carbon neutrality.

SiteGround will continue to optimize their hosting environment for WordPress websites, even as they now use the Google Cloud platform for their infrastructure. Because of this, you can take advantage of the expertise SiteGround have gathered from 15 years of hosting WordPress websites, combined with the power of the Google Cloud.

However, there are some differences in the type of server and database resources you’re allocated, depending on whether you choose the GoGeek or StartUp plan.

Server Resources
The hosting plan you choose also dictates what server and database resources your website will have access to.

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Some of the differences in resource allocation between the StartUp and GoGeek plans include:

  • Simultaneous server process: StartUp ten vs GoGeek 30.
  • Inodes: StartUp 150,000 vs GoGeek 450,000.
  • Database size: StartUp 500 MB vs GoGeek 1,000 MB.
  • Database queries: StartUp up to 10% of server resources vs GoGeek up to 30% of server resources.

Although not always the case when comparing numbers, for the above figures, higher is better. With more server resources available to your website, alongside the other performance-related features of the GoGeek plan, you can expect faster loading times from SiteGround’s top-level managed WordPress hosting plan, compared with their lower-priced offerings.

You can track how much of your resources, such as the inodes, you’re using through your SiteGround account area. Doing so is a good idea because if you exceed your allowance your website could be taken offline until you’ve worked with SiteGround support to resolve whatever issue caused the consumption of resources. SiteGround will email you if you reach 90 percent of your total limit, but, because of the potential consequences of exceeding the limit, keeping an eye on your stats is recommended.

WordPress Website Migration

Another good reason to choose SiteGround is, if you already have a self-hosted WordPress website you’d like to move, the process of migrating a WordPress site from another host is very straightforward.

SiteGround Migrator WordPress Plugin
The free-to-use migration plugin makes it easy to transfer a WordPress website to SiteGround.

To simplify the process, you can use the free SiteGround Migrator plugin  to transfer your WordPress website. Alternatively, you can pay SiteGround $30 and they will transfer your site for you.

Migration Plugin Results
Transferring a WordPress website with the SiteGround Migrator plugin is very straightforward.

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Migrating a WordPress website with the SiteGround plugin only involves a few straightforward steps, so everyone should be able to complete the process themselves. However, if you’d like the peace of mind that comes from knowing someone experienced has migrated your site for you and checked everything has been transferred correctly, the paid migration service might be more appealing.

Automated WordPress Website Backups

As mentioned earlier, the managed WordPress hosting plans from SiteGround include automatic daily website backups. So, if something goes wrong with your site, you’ll have access to a full backup that’s no more than 24 hours old.

SiteGround Website Backups
With SiteGround, you can restore the entire site yourself, or just the database or files.

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You can also create backups on demand, such as before installing a new plugin, on the GoGeek (and GrowBig) plan, but not the entry-level StartUp plan. However, it is possible to purchase the ability to create a single backup on the StartUp plan as and when needed.

Restore Backup Files
When restoring the file backup, you can select which files to restore.

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Thankfully, unlike some other web hosts, SiteGround don’t have a list of prohibited WordPress plugins. This means you’re free to install your own choice of WordPress backup plugin, and create backups on your own terms.

WordPress Website Updates

A key aspect of maintaining a safe and secure WordPress website is keeping the WordPress software up to date. Thankfully, as part of their managed WordPress hosting service, SiteGround will take care of this for you. The SiteGround WordPress autoupdate manager also gives you the option of enabling automatic plugin updates, taking another job off your hands.

WordPress Auto Updates
The WordPress Auto Update Manager gives you some control over when the WordPress software is automatically updated.

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For extra convenience, your WordPress website will be automatically backed up before any updates are applied, giving you the ability to roll back to a previous state should something go wrong.

WordPress Website Caching

To help to improve the speed of your website, SiteGround have created a custom WordPress caching plugin — SG Optimizer — that lets you manage the caching of your websites from inside the WordPress Dashboard. The plugin is installed on new SiteGround-hosted WordPress websites by default, and it includes an easy-to-use interface for controlling how your website’s optimized.

SiteGround SG Optimizer Plugin
The SiteGround Optimizer plugin delivers lots of functionality through a user-friendly interface.

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The SiteGround caching tool gives you a lot of control over how this technology is applied to your website, comparing favorably with some of the best premium caching plugins for WordPress.

Through the plugin interface, it’s also possible to enable other performance-related features, such as browser caching and GZIP compression, as well as optimizing the front end of your website through minification of the underlying HTML, CSS and JavaScript files. Image optimization and lazy loading of images are options, too.

SG Optimizer Plugin Frontend Settings
Features such as image optimization, file minification and lazy loading can be enabled through the SG Optimizer interface.

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When it comes to the type of caching that’ll be available to your website, customers on the mid- and top-level GrowBig and GoGeek plans get access to the WordPress Special Cache feature, while those on the entry-level StartUp plan don’t. There’s also the proprietary SuperCacher technology in place that aims to increase the number of hits a site can handle at the same time, while also boosting overall speed.

Pricing Plan Caching Options
The hosting plan you choose will dictate which type of website caching you get access to.

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All this caching jargon can be confusing, but, hopefully, this breakdown of the three levels of caching of the SiteGround SuperCacher gives you an overview of the main differences between the plans:

  • Level 1: Static content cache (all plans).
  • Level 2: Dynamic data cache, both powered by NGINX (GrowBig and GoGeek plans).
  • Level 3: Database queries results cache, running on Memcached (GrowBig and GoGeek plans).

The site speed test results section of this comparison should give you a better idea of the impact of the different levels of caching.

WordPress Website Staging Tool

A staging version of your website lets you safely test the latest version of WordPress, edit code and make other changes — without putting the live site at risk or disrupting the user experience of your visitors. Only the GrowBig and GoGeek plans include this functionality.

Creating and managing a staging environment takes place through the account area on the SiteGround website, and, during the testing for this review, everything worked as expected.

Create Staging Site
Only the top-level GoGeek and mid-level GrowBig plans include access to the WordPress website staging tool.

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When you’re ready, you can automatically push the entire staging site to your live hosting environment, or, instead, choose which elements of your test site to transfer. If you don’t want to transfer the entire test site, the SiteGround staging tool will helpfully display the tables of the staging site database that you’ve changed.

Staging Site Custom Deploy
The SiteGround staging tool lets you choose which changes to push to your live site.

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You can then choose which of those tables to push to the live site. Because of this functionality, you have the option of, for example, only transferring the table that contains the site settings, without overwriting any other parts of your live site, such as the posts or user comments.

For extra safety, a full backup of your live site is automatically created before you push the changes from the staging environment.

Manage Staging Sites
Creation and management of the staging environments takes place in the SiteGround account area.

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If you’d like a safe space where you can try out new plugins or experiment with different theme settings and code snippets, the staging tool is another good reason to choose the GoGeek or GrowBig plans over the StartUp plan.

SiteGround Email Service

All of the SiteGround managed WordPress hosting plans include an email service that allows you to create unlimited addresses and inboxes for your domains, such as [email protected] or [email protected]

You can send and receive emails through three of the most popular web-based mail clients, including RoundCube and SquirrelMail, enabling you to access your email accounts from any computer with an internet connection. Alternatively, you can configure a service such as Gmail or Outlook to send and receive messages using your website domain email address.

SiteGround Email Account Management
All SiteGround plans include the ability to create unlimited email addresses and inboxes for your domain.

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Although all plans include access to the SiteGround email service, the GoGeek plan has a larger mailbox capacity and a few other increased allowances compared with the StartUp plan.

Even some of the best premium managed WordPress hosts that cost over twice the price of the StartUp and GoGeek plans don’t include an email service, so it’s great to see this available for all SiteGround customers.

Technical Details Overview

This section of our comparison gives you a quick overview of the main technical details and differences between these two hosting plans:

  • Website caching: In-house SuperCache service with limited caching available on the StartUp plan and all levels of caching available on the GoGeek plan. Management of site caching and optimization provided via in-house WordPress plugin.
  • Content Delivery Network (CDN): All SiteGround WordPress hosting plans include optional integration with a free CDN plan from Cloudflare, with the ability to upgrade to a paid plan or choose your own CDN provider.
  • PHP: Ability to switch between PHP versions 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, and 7.4 from the SiteGround account area.
  • HTTP/2.0: In use on the servers and the CDN.
  • SSL: Use the free Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate, import your own certificate, or purchase a different certificate through SiteGround.
  • SFTP: Ability to create multiple Secure FTP accounts to access your web space for uploading and editing files.
  • Server file manager: Online browser-based file manager accessed via SiteGround account area.
  • Database access: phpMyAdmin is used to access the WordPress website database through a browser.
  • Email service: Email service on all SiteGround shared hosting plans, with largest mailbox size on GoGeek plan.
  • WordPress website management: Auto-updater tool that keeps the WordPress software and plugins (optional) up to date with the ability to delay individual updates.
  • Plugin restrictions: No list of disallowed plugins, unlike some managed WordPress hosts.
  • Security measures: Websites are scanned for malware and other security issues by SiteGround. Additional protection available through the paid SG Site Scanner add-on.
  • Post-hack clean-up services: SiteGround won’t help to clean up your site if it gets hacked, but will refer you to Sucuri.
  • Data center locations: Choice of six server locations in the UK, EU, Asia, and the US.
  • Staging sites: The top-level GoGeek plan includes a useful staging tool, but the StartUp plan doesn’t.
  • WordPress website migration: The free SiteGround Migrator plugin makes it easy to transfer a WordPress website to SiteGround, or you can pay $30 for the migration service.
  • Uptime checks and guarantee: SiteGround monitor their servers for downtime but don’t check the status of the sites they host. SiteGround guarantee a network uptime of 99.9% on an annual basis (which allows for around 8h 45m of downtime per year), with hosting credits offered if uptime falls below 99.9%.
  • Support channels: The support desk is staffed 24/7, with live chat, telephone and ticket channels available on all plans. Support issues raised by GoGeek customers are given priority over StartUp (and GrowBig) customers for faster turnaround times, although StartUp customers can upgrade to Premium Support for an extra monthly fee.

You can view all of the differences between the StartUp and GoGeek hosting plans on the plan comparison page of the SiteGround website.

User Experience

As the StartUp and GoGeek plans are managed WordPress hosting services, it should come as no surprise to learn that creating a WordPress website on your account is very straightforward. In fact, thanks to the new account wizard, you can opt to have WordPress automatically installed during the signup process.

Not only that, but new WordPress installations at SiteGround now include the in-house WordPress Starter plugin that aims to simplify the process of setting up a new site. Once you log in to your new WordPress website, the Starter tool will help you to choose a theme for your site.

WordPress Website Starter
The SiteGround WordPress Starter lets you choose from a selection of free and paid themes from a range of sources.

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Once you’ve chosen a theme, or elected to stick with the current default Twenty Twenty theme, you have the option of enabling some essential features, such as a contact form, ecommerce functionality and the Jetpack suite of tools.

Plugin Recommendations
You can also add some useful features to your WordPress website through the Starter.

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The third and final step of the WordPress Starter gives you the opportunity to enable some marketing-related extensions, including an SEO plugin and an analytics plugins. After this, WordPress will be installed according to your specifications and will be ready for you to log in to.

Custom WordPress Dashboard

The SiteGround enhanced WordPress experience doesn’t end there, though. When you log in to your new website, you’ll see that a custom dashboard has been created to make it easier to find the most-used features of WordPress, such as the content creation sections and design settings.

SiteGround Custom WordPress Dashboard
SiteGround-hosted WordPress websites have an optional custom dashboard.

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There are also links to useful support content on the SiteGround site, should you need any assistance. If you’re not a fan of the custom SiteGround WordPress Dashboard, you can easily switch to the default version at the touch of a button.

Thanks to the Starter tool, you can take care of the essentials, such as choosing a theme, adding a contact form or enabling an SEO plugin, all in one go, without having to leave your WordPress Dashboard. Of course, you can change the themes and plugins later. However, when it comes to getting up and running, the Starter makes it easy to launch a new WordPress website in just a few steps.

Although most web hosts now take care of installing WordPress for you, not all of them are as helpful as the SiteGround Starter tool when it comes to setting up your new website.

Creating Additional WordPress Websites

If you’ve chosen the GoGeek plan, with the ability to create unlimited WordPress websites (storage allowance permitting), then you can create a new WordPress installation in just a few clicks through your SiteGround account area.

To do so, simply log in to your SiteGround account area, click on the Add New Website button, and then follow the steps to create a new WordPress website.

Create New Website
SiteGround make it easy to create additional WordPress installations on your account.

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You can then choose which domain or subdomain to install WordPress on and provide the login details for the new site.

Setting Up the Caching Plugin

Once you’ve taken care of the essentials, you can start optimizing your site through the SiteGround Optimizer plugin control panel from inside your WordPress Dashboard.

We’ve already covered the main functionality of the SG Optimizer plugin, and the different ways it can optimize your site, in the WordPress Website Caching section of this comparison. However, one useful extra feature of this tool that’s worth highlighting is the ability to switch between the available PHP versions directly from inside your WordPress Dashboard.

Set PHP Version
The SiteGround StartUp and GoGeek plans have lots of flexibility when it comes to choosing a PHP version.

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As mentioned, SiteGround users can choose from an impressive range of PHP versions, ensuring maximum compatibility with plugins old and new.

In addition to this, you can purge the cache at any point by clicking on the handy link on the WordPress admin toolbar or inside the SG Optimizer dashboard. So, although the plugin will refresh the cache automatically each time site content is modified, you can manually flush the cache as needed, such as when testing new plugins or theme settings.

Cache Plugin Settings
Defining URLs to exclude from being cached is just one feature of the SiteGround caching tool.

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Activating the Free Cloudflare CDN Service

As well as caching, another way to help to improve the speed of your website on all plans — including StartUp and GoGeek — is access to a content delivery network via a free plan from Cloudflare. This optional integration with Cloudflare can be activated through the SiteGround account area. Once activated, the CDN is managed through the SiteGround account portal, giving you control over which aspects of your website are optimized in this way.

SiteGround CDN Settings
All SiteGround hosting plans include optional integration with the free Cloudflare CDN service.

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As well as opting to upgrade to the paid Cloudflare CDN service, you can also use your own choice of CDN instead. If you have people from around the world visiting your site, using a CDN is a great way to ensure all visitors experience similar loading times, no matter where they’re based.

Thanks to the free Cloudflare CDN integration, SiteGround make it very easy to enable this performance-enhancing feature.

As you can see, there are a few steps involved in setting up and optimizing your WordPress website. However, SiteGround have done a good job of making the process as easy as possible, while still providing access to some advanced features and services, such as a CDN and multiple levels of caching and optimization.

Accessing the WordPress Database and File Server

When it comes to managing the files that make up your website and its underlying database, SiteGround provide you with full access. In addition to using your choice of FTP client to log in to your server space, you can also use the custom online file manager that’s available through the SiteGround account area.

SiteGround File Manager
As well as accessing the server via FTP software, you can also use the SiteGround File Manager.

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Accessing the database is just as straightforward — again, thanks to software (this time phpMyAdmin) that’s accessible through the SiteGround account area.

phpMyAdmin Database Access
The database for your WordPress website can be easily accessed through the phpMyAdmin web-based interface.

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If you ever need to delete or edit a theme or plugin file, change your WordPress admin password after being locked out of your site or carry out some other, similar task, then having this level of server and database access is invaluable.

After a recent update to the SiteGround account area, customers no longer get access to cPanel and its tools. However, many, if not all, of the same features that were available through cPanel are now available via the new SiteGround account area, often in much easier-to-use formats. Overall, the migration away from cPanel to an in-house site and account management platform feels like a positive move. Because of the way the new customer area works, this is especially true if you’re hosting multiple sites with SiteGround, as you can manage them all from one location.

That pretty much covers the experience of using the SiteGround hosting service to set up and manage a WordPress website. As you can see, the SiteGround StartUp and GoGeek managed WordPress plans are ideal for both those who are new to WordPress and power users alike.

StartUp and GoGeek Performance Compared

As we’ve just covered, the SiteGround StartUp and GoGeek plans have lots of features that aim to increase the performance of your WordPress website, as well as a few differences in the performance enhancement levels of each plan.

So, to help you to decide whether the top-level SiteGround GoGeek hosting plan is best for your website or whether the lower-priced StartUp plan will suffice, we created some WordPress websites and then tested their performance.

First up, the speed of our test sites were recorded to see how quickly they loaded on average over a seven-day period. Then, we used a load simulator to find out how websites on the StartUp and GoGeek plans performed when multiple visitors were accessing them at the same time. We also monitored the uptime of the test sites to see how our experience compared with the SiteGround 99.9% network uptime guarantee.

Let’s start with a look at the loading times…

Loading Time Test Results

To get a fuller picture of what sort of loading times you may experience if you choose the StartUp or GoGeek hosting plans from SiteGround, we recorded the speed of a WordPress website using a lightweight WordPress theme, as well as a second site using a more demanding feature-rich multipurpose alternative.

The paid Pingdom service was used to monitor the speed of the websites, with the loading times recorded at 30-minute intervals over a seven-day period. First up is a comparison of the StartUp and GoGeek plans using a simple free WordPress theme.

Lightweight Theme Speed Test Results

The current default theme that’s activated on new WordPress websites is the free Twenty Twenty theme from the WordPress.org team. It’s a good example of a basic lightweight theme that many new WordPress website owners may use.

Twenty Twenty WordPress Theme
The free Twenty Twenty theme was used to see how well SiteGround could host a site using a lightweight theme.

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So, to give you an idea of what loading times you can expect if you choose this theme or a similar no-frills option, here are the results from our seven days of monitoring the StartUp and GoGeek-hosted sites with Pingdom:

Pingdom Twenty Twenty Summary
The test site hosted on the StartUp plan loaded in an average of 943 milliseconds, while the GoGeek-hosted site was faster, with an average of 768 milliseconds.

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As you can see, the site hosted on the more expensive GoGeek plan was faster than the site hosted on the entry-level StartUp plan.

Here’s a more detailed breakdown of the loading times over the seven-day period recorded by Pingdom:

SiteGround StartUp Plan Loading Times with Twenty Twenty theme
The loading times of the WordPress website hosted on the StartUp plan using the Twenty Twenty theme.

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Over the seven-day period, Pingdom recorded an average loading time of 943 ms for the site hosted on the StartUp plan using the lightweight Twenty Twenty theme.

SiteGround GoGeek Loading Times with Twenty Twenty theme
The loading times of the WordPress website hosted on the GoGeek plan using the Twenty Twenty theme.

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Multipurpose Theme Speed Test Results

Although free lightweight themes, such as Twenty Twenty, are ideal for basic blogs, there’s a good chance you’ll opt for a more feature-rich multipurpose WordPress theme for your website. Because of their enhanced functionality and versatility, these themes tend to have larger file sizes that can cause websites to load more slowly, compared with a lightweight theme.

So, to give you an idea of the loading times you might expect if you choose a feature-rich multipurpose theme, we also compared the loading times of two test sites on the StartUp and GoGeek plans with the best-selling Avada theme activated.

Avada WordPress Theme
The Avada theme and its Agency demo were used for our site speed tests.

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To test the StartUp and GoGeek loading times with the Avada theme, the Agency demo was used on both sites.

Multipurpose themes, such as Avada, often come with a varied selection of pre-built website demos; for our tests, we imported the Avada Agency demo on both sites. Here’s a quick summary of the results from Pingdom, followed by a more detailed breakdown of the loading times of both sites:

Pingdom Avada Summary
When it came to using a feature-rich WordPress theme with a larger file size, the GoGeek-hosted site was close to half a second faster than the site on the StartUp plan.

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When using a heavyweight theme, the overall loading times of the test sites increased, making the difference in performance between the StartUp and GoGeek plans more pronounced.

SiteGround StartUp Plan Avada Theme Loading Times
Over a seven-day period, the Avada Agency homepage loaded in an average time of 2.71 seconds when hosted on the StartUp plan.

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As expected, with a large page size of 6.47 MB — compared with 149 KB for the Twenty Twenty theme — the Avada theme homepage took longer to load, with Pingdom recording a seven-day average of 2.71 seconds for the site on the StartUp plan.

SiteGround GoGeek Avada Theme Loading Times
The homepage of the site using the Avada Agency demo hosted on the GoGeek plan loaded in an average of 2.29 seconds.

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The homepage of the site hosted on the GoGeek plan loaded in 2.29 seconds on average, compared with 2.71 seconds for the site hosted on the StartUp plan. This difference in speed between the two plans appears to show that the more feature-rich or greater the size of your site, the more it will benefit from being hosted on the higher-tier GoGeek plan.

Summary of the Loading Times

SiteGround Loading Time Summary
A summary of the SiteGround loading times recorded by Pingdom.

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These site speed test results suggest that, regardless of whether you decide to use a lightweight theme without many extra widgets or features, or opt for a heavyweight theme with sliders and large images, you’ll enjoy faster loading times by choosing the SiteGround GoGeek plan over the cheaper StartUp plan.

Load Impact Performance Testing

The page speed tests of the WordPress websites hosted on the SiteGround StartUp and GoGeek plans were carried out on test sites that didn’t receive any visitors. So, although they do give you a good idea of how the performance of these two plans compares, they don’t tell the full story.

Therefore, to give you a better idea of which plan is the right hosting choice for your website, we also carried out some load testing. By running paid tests from the Load Impact service, we were able to simulate multiple users visiting each website at the same time to see how they handled an increasingly heavy user load.

For the tests, the loading times of a blog post on the StartUp and GoGeek-hosted WordPress websites using the Avada theme were monitored by Load Impact. During the test, the number of virtual users accessing the page being monitored increased over a five-minute period, until there were 200 virtual users accessing the page at the same time.

Here are the results from the Load Impact tests for the two sites…

StartUp Plan Load Impact Test Results

According to the Load Impact test results, the SiteGround entry-level StartUp plan did a good job of hosting the WordPress website with the heavyweight Avada theme installed.

Load Impact test of StartUp
In the Load Impact test, the site hosted on the SiteGround StartUp plan remained responsive until around 130 virtual users were accessing it.

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As the blue line on the graph above shows, the response times were a little erratic as the number of simultaneous virtual users increased. However, it wasn’t until the number of simultaneous virtual users reached around 130 that the site became unresponsive.

So, if you don’t expect more than 130 visitors to be accessing your site at the same time on a regular basis, then the StartUp plan should be able to handle your audience without much difficulty.

For more information on how the StartUp-hosted site performed, you can view the test results on the Load Impact website.

GoGeek Plan Load Impact Test Results

Although the StartUp-hosted site seemed pretty robust when up to 130 virtual users were accessing it at the same time, the WordPress website on the GoGeek plan was even more stable.

Load Impact test of GoGeek plan
In this Load Impact test, the site hosted on the SiteGround GoGeek plan remained responsive until the end of the test, when 199 virtual users were accessing it.

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As the blue line on the graph above from Load Impact shows, the speed of the test site hosted on the GoGeek plan wasn’t negatively affected during the entire test, even when 199 virtual users were accessing it at the same time.

Therefore, if you’d like your WordPress website to be able to handle large numbers of users or surges in traffic, the GoGeek plan would be a good investment.

To see for yourself how the GoGeek-hosted website performed, you can view the test results on the Load Impact website.

Uptime Results

High levels of uptime are just as (if not more) important than fast loading times. After all, if your site’s not available, then it doesn’t matter how fast it loads when it’s online. So, with that in mind, we also monitored our test sites for downtime using the Pingdom uptime checker.

Pingdom Uptime Results
During seven days of monitoring, only one of the sites experienced any downtime, and that was only for one minute.

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As the results from Pingdom show, only one out of the four test sites experienced downtime during the seven days of monitoring and, even then, the amount of uptime never dropped below the level of 99.9% guaranteed by SiteGround.

Overall, our test websites hosted by SiteGround were easy to set up and performed well under pressure, with the site on the GoGeek plan remaining very stable when experiencing a heavy load.

Final Thoughts

Our tests of the StartUp and GoGeek plans make it clear that SiteGround are indeed a high-quality yet budget-friendly host.

Those new to WordPress will appreciate the user-friendliness of the SiteGround experience. Although there’s no cPanel access anymore, power users can still carry out tasks such as file editing and database management via the new SiteGround account area. Other features, such as the staging tool of the GoGeek plan, are easy to use, too. In fact, when it comes to features and functionality, the SiteGround plans compare favorably with many of the much more expensive premium managed WordPress hosting companies.

However, as our comparison of SiteGround and WP Engine shows, the lower-priced plans from SiteGround aren’t as fast as those from WP Engine. (Note: For those who don’t know, WP Engine are regarded as one of the higher-end — albeit also more expensive — managed WordPress hosting services.) But, unless you’re willing to pay $30 a month or more, SiteGround are a worthy alternative — especially when compared with other low-cost hosts such as GoDaddy or Bluehost.

Overall, choosing SiteGround for your website is highly recommended — especially if you can’t justify the price of an entry-level plan from the likes of Kinsta (read our full review here) or WP Engine. When it comes to whether you should go with the StartUp or GoGeek plan, the faster but more expensive GoGeek is the obvious choice in terms of increased website performance and extra features. However, if your budget can’t accommodate the higher price, the more affordable StartUp plan is a good compromise.

Used/using SiteGround hosting? Opinions? Thoughts?

By Joe Fylan

Joe is an experienced WordPress user who enjoys sharing the tips and knowledge he's picked up from using this fantastic platform for many years. You can find out more about Joe on his website.
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  1. Billy Wilcosky says:

    I’ve had great experiences with SiteGround. I don’t remember ever seeing my site down. It’s super fast (I use Cloudflare too which helps). And, they recently helped me with some basic SSH questions, plus shed light on something which enabled me to fix a cron job schedule that I had no idea was broken. In other words, as much as they can as long as it’s not leaning into actual coding/dev work, they help with technical issues.

    Also, I’ve been with many web hosting companies since 2004. There’s positives and negatives to them all. But, SiteGround remains very solid.

  2. John Dawson says:

    Have been loving SiteGround and totally appreciate the lightning fast response/fix on chat with Rad. Cleared issue up in 5 min.

  3. Andre says:

    Absolutely 5 stars customer service. I was struggling setting up a few things and Kristian was so patient and willing to help. He gave me most precious tips and solve the issue for me. Thank you. All the best

  4. Samantha says:

    Fast and wonderful chats – my queries and worries were handled promptly!

    I have a peace of mind with SiteGround.

  5. Mo Felton says:

    Siteground support is one of the best I’ve experienced. Never had an issue that they did not acknowledge and was willing and able to assist without pulling my hair out. Excellent service to date.

  6. Thomas says:

    I’ve been a customer with Siteground for the last 3 years. I had InMotionHosting before and it was god-awful! The one time I needed to contact customer service for Siteground, they replied instantly and answered all my questions and were willing to work with me. My one complaint is that after the introductory pricing, the rates shoot up significantly.

  7. Doug Morris says:

    Excellent hosting – the best I have ever used in my 15+ years of experience in the web industry. The support services is phenomenal, l rarely need it but when it’s there, it’s fast and helpful.

  8. Tornike Lazare says:

    I had a little problem with my SiteGround’s Hosting plan, so I contacted the live chat.
    The support came very fast and resolved my problem within 45 minutes.

    I would like to thank the whole support team, and especially Ervin ;)

  9. Tacha says:

    After making mistake with my site I did decide to restore from backup …Because I couldn’t properly restore it opened Live chat and everything works now.

    Thanks a lot for excellent support and almost instant solution.

  10. JC Garces says:

    Could not be happier with the fast and always helpful tech-savvy intervention of the SG staff. Today Dzhanan helped us totally and solved our issues with ease. Thanks and keep up the great work!

  11. David A. Deutsch says:

    Another great chat session. Vladimir was extremely helpful and I’m never disappointed with Siteground’s online help. Thank you again. Five stars *****

  12. John Rogers says:

    Your tech support is great, but whenever I assume ownership from a different SiteGround account and delete the domain, I can never attach that domain to another site. It always says “We already have a record…” no matter how long I wait, even though it says an hour. It seems like a systemic problem, so just wanted to let you know.

  13. Steve Fletcher says:

    I have been with Siteground for over a Decade. There help always comes to the rescue, and quickly.
    Many times they go well beyond the call of Duty and their Service guidelines.

    Thanks to all the team

  14. Mark says:

    Great Service from Siteground chat. Issue resolved quickly and professionally. Much appreciated and big thanks to Toni and Yordan.

  15. Cleo Huggins says:

    Daniela quickly understood my issue and gave me reassurance that things were all good. She also gave me a proxy link for me to check in the future. I have only had amazing experiences with SiteGround chats.

  16. Jorge says:

    Amazing guy, he knows his way around what he was doing. He helped me spot an issue I had in a very efficient and professional manner.

  17. Zen says:

    I was in a fixed when I was astonished by the auto renewal deduction from my bank. I asked for a refund and Siteground live up to their reputation of not just pushing me away. My appreciation to Atanas for rendering me assistance when I needed most.

  18. Gia says:

    Excellent customer service by Julian.
    My WP site building knowledge is limited (I’m a do-it-yourselfer) but he fixed the problem quickly while being patient with me. He didn’t try to hustle me to buy something I didn’t need like my last hosting company. Then he advised me how to keep my site running optimally.
    I was recommended to switch from GoDaddy to SiteGround by a friend who owns a marketing company and also builds sites for a living. I’m glad I listened to her and made the switch.
    Thank you Julian and SiteGround!

  19. David Deutsch says:

    As usual, the siteground team blows my mind. Not only are they available when I need help, but they always come through. Thank you. Five stars *****

  20. Andrew Karim says:

    I always get great customer service with SG. I have no complaints at all. Their response time is excellent as well. I’ve tried Godaddy (the worst) and HostGator and Bluehost. They dont match up.

  21. Mark Strong says:

    He was best support person interfaced with in a long time. Not complaining about others – but he should be recognized!

  22. Gene says:

    Georgi was kind and helpful even though I was angry (not at SiteGround) but HostPapa. I’m hoping that SiteGround can handle asp.net sites so I can move to them.

  23. Lisa Woods says:

    Absolutely amazing customer service. It took this representation literally 4 minutes to solve an issue I had been dealing with for two weeks. Can’t say enough good things!

  24. Dilys Sillah says:

    Prompt, no fuss, easy to understand advice with professionalism and politeness – winning combination.
    Thank you

  25. Eray T. says:

    Aleksandar Ts was really helpful in renewing my hosting plan. Siteground is really lucky to have him/her. Love the hosting and its security.

  26. Kyle Hoffman says:

    SiteGround always gives me awesome support! Whether it’s problems with my DNS, CDN, or just status updates on processes, they’re quick to respond and always professional!

  27. Kasia Kantor says:

    I love the support they provide even for those who are leaving their hosting. My client wanted to migrate to another provider but something went wrong on the way, he forgot to download some crucial files before the old Siteground hosting had expired. SiteGround gave him 48hs of extra access to his hosting files so that he could download everything he needed. LOVED IT

  28. Todd Hunter says:

    Great service every time I have needed help. I certainly recommend them. Special call out to Anita. She knows who she is.

  29. Lynn La Vita says:

    This was a difficult and complicated task. I worked with Milko, Miroslav, Miroslav, and Aleksandar. Each tech provided screen captures and written instructions. Always polite and knowledgeable. Thank you very much

  30. Aaron Malkin says:

    I was dissuaded to renew because of the price. I tried another host – a2 hosting – and had email issues for 12 months. 14 support tickets later, and still problems, I returned to SiteGround. It’s the best service out there, both the digital infrastructure to DIY and the always available support staff on their live chat. I’ve already saved the difference in $ in quality support.

  31. Eva says:

    It’s just such a great thing to know Pavel is on the other end of the chat window taking care of things. One of the most patient and kind people I’ve come across.

  32. David says:

    Koylo was terrific in a chat session really helping me unwind a hosting problem and letting me meet a critical deadline through his excellent support. I am very pleased!

  33. Mak says:

    It’s been about 6 years with Siteground, and from my experience it is the best.

    First, I thought they were overpriced, and I have even migrated second year to another hosting, but I’ve came back very quickly, and I’m still hosting my websites with them.

    Yes, the price is a little bit higher compared to my local companies, but it’s worth it, especially if you are going global and if you want quality (fast and secure websites).

    I see some negative comments about their customer service, and all I have with them is a positive experience. They have helped me many times with all kinds of requests. Fast response, professional, always kind and very helpful.

    About their substitute for cpanel. We as people, as we are saying we do, don’t like changes, especially bigger ones. As that is said, I have had some problems navigating through their substitute for cpanel at first, because some options are at different positions, but it didn’t take long to get used to it.

    I recommend it!

  34. Matt May says:

    Fantastic service resolving a php issue within a few minutes. I would recommend Siteground to anyone looking for reliable hosting with good Tech Support.

  35. Nancy G Daniel says:

    Luke D was very helpful and knowledgeable as well as courteous. I really appreciate Siteground having people who find answers and care.

  36. Rose says:

    I have had excellent experiences with Siteground over many years. They respond very fast to my questions and I’d say 98% of the time those responses are really helpful. That 2% was a response that was essentially “Everyone knows how to update MX records”. But that was the exception. Just today I had another interaction which left me really impressed with Siteground.

  37. Ivan H Richmond says:

    Super fast transferring my website. Vasil Georgiev was professional and explained everything to me clearly as I am not experienced. Superior service!

  38. Markela Taylor says:

    SiteGround is awesome! They take security seriously and when it comes to customer service and support, they’re the chick-fil-a of web hosting. I switched from a cheaper host and Siteground has been worth every extra penny

  39. Ada says:

    Great communicator & salesman. Answered all my questions with accuracy. Guided me to the best package I could go for. Very happy with the service.

  40. Amr Elleithy says:

    Acctuly, it second time using siteground unique services for our EG SKY travel life professional network. They are always professional team with greate resources.

  41. MacKenzie says:

    Beginner friendly and outstanding customer service!

    I had to purchase a domain and get hosting for the first time, and I had no idea how things worked and what I should get. Customer service was extremely useful in helping me figure out what I needed to do to get my custom domain connected to my Adobe Portfolio site!

  42. Kris Miller says:

    Excellent customer service! Bozhidar was patient, thorough and really knew everything I needed help with. It was complicated for us but he took us by the hand and walked us through getting our problems resolved.

  43. martha Hart says:

    I have 2 sites hosted on Site Ground and have never had such a great experience with a host company. They’re constantly making improvements to their services, and tech help is *superb* … especially for someone like me, who’s a content creator and definitely not a techie. Thanks, SG team!

  44. Lawrence Diggs says:

    The agent was efficient. However SG has become a rip off. I am considering jumping ship.

    Also it is really hard to navigate through the Byzantine “help” system to clear things up. One could get the idea SG doesn’t want to give help, they just want to get money.

  45. WebsiteGuru Support says:

    Siteground is hands down the best hosting service experience. WebsiteGuru.ca (Canada) has been with them for over a decade. Services and support have always been 5 Star and nothing less.

  46. Fahim says:

    This guy Totyu is great! He’s patient and relaxed. Handheld me through the process and we got everything done! Much appreciate it :)

  47. John Salerno says:

    Honestly. These people even laugh at my incredibly bad joke. The service is great, the product is great, and the prices are reasonable!

  48. Andrew Bishop says:

    I cannot express how great the support I received was. I contacted support with a bit of an emergency, and I was helped in a calm, patient, and knowledgeable fashion. The issue was resolved and I am so appreciative.

    Thank you for your help!

  49. Steve Cavin says:

    Excellent support! Senior advisor was able to identify the problem and provide an effective solution. I had applied an email filter many months ago that prevented ANY mail containing “apple”.

    Many thanks,

    Steve

  50. Joe Sharp says:

    I am not a tech person and Vladislav was very responsive, informative, and provided options I was not aware of. Very professional and patient in attempting to educate me on their configurations available.

    Highly recommend him, he was great!!

  51. Mireysa Gonzalez says:

    I reached out via chat for an odd SSL error. Kristian was so informative and helpful. We resolved our issue within minutes. Definitely, repping SiteGround to all my dev friends.

  52. Yuriy Smirnov says:

    I have working more then 10 years already with the different services in IT. Here really the best support i had ever.

  53. brooke says:

    Ervin was fantastic! Understood what I was describing, had the exact info about the issue and help for next time. He stayed on chat as I went through a couple of his steps to be sure they worked, and gave me a lot information for next time this may happen. By far the best customer experience I have had with Siteground.

  54. Matt Harding says:

    Thank you, Martin! Martin knew exactly what I was trying to do. He fixed it with zero additional prompting from me. So great.

  55. Lynn La Vita says:

    Great service! I needed a change to my database. The job was taken care of quickly and exactly what needed to be done.
    Excellent chat support.
    Yesterday, Victor Velichkov migrated my site and it was completed right away and everything perfect.

  56. John Huffman says:

    I have used Site Ground for many years. However, their tech support has continually degraded over time and become more and more difficult to access and use. If you eventually get to chat support the agents are excellent however. Recently SiteGround took two of my websites offline for security issues they found. This is completely desirable and understandable. However, they refuse to allow a simple landing page that would give an “under construction’ or “website updates” message instead of “oops this website is offline, sorry” while the websites are repaired. I regret having to leave SiteGround but they have just become too distant and hard to use now.

  57. Michael Barnes says:

    Many thanks to Georgi! Quickly found the solution to my issue and fixed it. Then answered my questions until I understood, as well. Love SG tech support!

  58. Bob Sprague says:

    My site went down this morning with a framework.php error, and Dobrimir (sp?) figured out what was wrong and fixed things, so that I did not have to restore from backup. He should be promoted.

  59. Trevor Tillotson says:

    Whenever I have had a problem with my websites I am always relieved that I am using SiteGround for my web-hosting and WordPress site management. Their Online Experts are just that… Experts at what they do, always prompt and so very polite, even when I sometimes need extra guidance to carry out instructions from them. They are only happy if you are happy and do not leave you frustrated or with a problem half solved… Keep up the good service SiteGround, it’s second to none!

  60. Anne says:

    They always do a good job. I’m a novice at this so I’m afraid I’m always bugging them. My last host wouldn’t help me when it came to Ezoic. In fact said they had never heard of them. But Siteground is great. I really appreciate the help. Thanks

  61. Gayle Herring says:

    As usual, when I have a problem I can’t seem to fix, the siteground team are quick on the chat and usually have it sorted in no time. Thank you to Georgi this time.

  62. Tom Heidel says:

    I have been with Siteground for years and could not be happier. Their service and technical support department has been outstanding.

  63. Wayne Banks says:

    Georgi P was very patient and helpful in resolving our problem. We even received advice on keeping the problem under control.

    Thanks very much for the assistance

  64. Hannif Highclass says:

    Had trouble login to my account. Tried everything but could not get it going.
    Went on LiveChat and got first hand service. Within a few minutes my problem was solved. Have used other Hosting services SiteGround stands way above all the others. Highly recommend them.

  65. John Stringfellow says:

    The chat support team are always there and so far they respond much faster than WPEngine. I am very happy so far. Good job, SG!

  66. Sue says:

    Support staff are so helpful, friendly and patient! Wait time is almost non-existent and when you’re stuck on something, time is important. I’ve no hesitation recommending Siteground, the peace of mind I have knowing that help is just a few taps away is brilliant. Thank you.

  67. CASANDRA FLOYD says:

    Asapurah T. was so detailed he went above and beyond to help me fix my website problem, which by the way has been down because of a virus, for nearly a year and I have been paying for this service with no website.

  68. Georgi Mihaylov says:

    Absolutely outstanding service from the support, I had a small issue which was my own fault and the customer support went above and beyond to help me fix it. I am super happy with how they responded.

  69. Bob Keeton says:

    What a treat to have such customer service! I’ve been a SiteGround customer for more than a few years and with few exceptions, have been impressed with their culture of solving customer problems
    Tonight Georgi K resolved mine and it looked very much like I was facing having to rebuild my site entirely. One check box and bada-bing-bada-boom, all restored. Wow.
    Few companies these days routinely produce, “wow”; SiteGround does.

  70. Paul Gillaspie says:

    Site ground is a truly amazing company!!

    They have the best support team and their backend is flawless. The migration tool works perfect I would not recommend any other platform to host your site they are worth every penny.

  71. John Sirrine says:

    Really excellent customer service. Fast and legitimately helpful, unlike other hosting companies (GoDaddy, cough cough).

  72. Asen says:

    It is always a pleasure to communicate with a knwoledgable supprot officer.
    Nikola was fast and straight to the point, did not waste a minute of my time and helped me sort out what i needed to.
    Thanks God I did not have to communicate witha robot instead!

  73. David McCaleb says:

    Great support. Online chat support works great. The rep stuck with it until the issue was resolved. Fast response. Thank you!

  74. Evan says:

    Every time I connect with this one rep on the support team (Petar K) my issue is resolved within minutes, if not seconds. I hope you guys treat him well. He’s singlehandedly the biggest reason I stay with SiteGround. What a gem!

  75. Naomi says:

    I really appreciated Martin’s help today! He knew exactly what questions to ask, and had the solution right away. I had been trying to resolve the issue on my own for over an hour. The issue was with the Outlook settings, and Martin still knew the answer right away. THANK YOU MARTIN! Thank you Site Ground! My second need for Chat support in a couple of years, and just as last time, help was super quick and exactly what I needed. SiteGround is my favorite!

  76. Mallery says:

    Viktor was so helpful and patient. My problem took quite a while to solve, but he went through each and every avenue to go above and beyond! So glad Siteground is such an awesome company that makes sure to solve problems!

  77. Suzanne Daley says:

    I’ve been using siteground on and off for years. I love their hosting and I recently moved my domains from godaddy as well. Great service on chat and have always been quick and helpful.

  78. Russ says:

    Siteground are one of the worst hosts I have ever used.

    Terrible customer support, they don’t care at all about their customers at all. In my experience they were utterly incompetent, they will happily break your site, destroy your business and don’t give a damn and will do nothing to help you solve problems they have caused, won’t admit when they have made a mistake or apologise for problems they have caused.

    they will blame you/your site for everything by default, and you have to go out of your way to prove otherwise, which is impossible if you do not have the technical skills and knowledge to do this.

    /Everyone and their mum is a siteground affiliate and most of the positive reviews are just click bait for affiliate links.

    Read my horror story and honest review here: https://michaels.me.uk/siteground-review/

  79. Lily says:

    My experiences with customer service have been excellent so far. One of my sites went down, and customer service explained to me that it had been infected with malware. The steps to rectify the situation were very clear and I fixed the problem easily with their guidance.

  80. Andre Jones says:

    When I wait in queue for help, I don’t expect to be re-directed to a DIY page – I expect actual HELP. Clearly I am at my wits end and if i’m waiting on queue, i’ve exhausted the limits of my own understanding. It frustrates me to only be met with more of what already has frustrated me.

  81. Dave Greene says:

    I’m so happy with Site Ground support! Each time I’ve had to contact them, they’ve been quick to respond, patient, and helpful. I’ve never left those experiences without having the issue resolved. They’re ultra-competent and thorough.

  82. DAVID REYNOLDS says:

    Amazing online assistance. Mr. B. (aka Saint B) was remarkable. As a neophyte to web stuff, I could not have had a better person to help me.

    I do need to say that I was discouraged by the lack of help I received from “Net” when I called in as she provided zero help. Luckily, using the chat option and speaking to “B” provided an incredibly satisfactory experience. Hopefully, he will be promoted, rewarded, etc. in some way.

  83. Saqib Mahmood says:

    Siteground’s support has ALWAYS been at the highest level. These guys are the most professional and the most efficient I have ever dealt with at any web host

  84. Eimear O'Neill PhD says:

    My problems in publishing changes to my website were promptly sorted.. It was a relief.. and inspired my confidence in your tech team’s expertise

  85. Deana Rock says:

    I’ve only been doing web design for 6 years and work on the DESIGN side but, it’s handy to understand some of the technical aspects of websites, hosting and the like. Siteground’s technical support has helped me countless times when I didn’t understand why certain error messages were going up or how to deal with speed issues. I NEVER wait for more than a minute or two for chat support and they are ALWAYS knowledgable. I would not use any other hosting provider.

  86. Thomas Conrad says:

    Siteground has amazing support. They always fix or help me fix what I need. Aleksander was a real pro tonight. I did what I needed to do and he stayed with me until it was successful. Best hosting support I’ve ever had.

  87. Andrea says:

    Excellent service- really. He stayed on with me for at least an hour as he worked through different aspects. While Siteground was ultimately unable to offer me a credit as i had hoped, the agent (just forgot his name – Elvin?) was super solid, patient, and we came up for some alternatives. I LOVE that you guys don’t use canned text like “Im so sorry” and other nonsense. Just real people trying to give real help. Thanks so much! Definitely improved my opinion of the company. Give this guy a bonus or a promotion.

  88. JR Montano says:

    I’ve been with siteground for 6 years. Their servers are reliable and when I have an issue their support is fast and they can solve it consistently. Thank you Vesela!

  89. Mahendra sahni says:

    I was trying to move application but it was not happened but when I get in touch with support team marvelous he supported me very efficient

    thanks

  90. Lucia Eugenia Muniz says:

    The support is use to be good, now its bad. If you need people open to solve you problems quickly, DO NOT HIRE SITEGROUND

  91. Nicholas Appleton says:

    Great service. Fast and speedy! We are having email problems. Seems that some have blacklisted our server. I hope the siteground staff can fix this asap as we use this as our company email.

  92. Isabelle Baker says:

    Great customer service. They are very enthusiastic and intelligent!

    It’s not a super sophisticated platform but it’s fine.

  93. Steve Holloway says:

    Just moved over to Siteground and their support is exceptional. Fast, knowledgeable, and they go the extra effort to help you. I am so impressed after 10 years of WordPress experience and a few hosting companies. Plus just moved this website to Siteground and checking gtmetrix, the performance increased as well as the speed. Nothing any different except hosting company! It is a large site with 512mb sql file.

  94. Julie Cober says:

    Just spent an hour with the SiteGround Tech and he was amazing. My fix was quite involved and he walked me through every step of the way. So patient with me. Thanks so much. Me and my business truly appreciate it!!!

  95. Tiffany Elise says:

    If I could hug Atanas, I would! He’s very knowledgeable, empathetic, and super efficient. I can tell he enjoys what he does and finds purpose by helping others.

    Atanas V. not only helped fix the big ordeal I was experiencing, but he also provided me with resources to bookmark for future references. He helped explained things in a way I can understand and he was very friendly throughout the entire interaction.

    He made extra efforts to ensure I left the chat feeling much happier and less stressed.

    I hope I don’t run into any other issues, but if I do in the unforeseeable future, I hope I get the chance to speak with him each time.

    Thanks so much, Atanas! You’re a great reflection of excellent customer service.

  96. Huy Hoa says:

    I am using SiteGround’s GrowBig package and am very satisfied with the service and hosting quality.

    There are a couple of issues SiteGround should consider: capacity upgrades for customers. For example 20 GB Web Space seems like a little bit nowadays, Siteground should consider free upgrade to 30-50 GB web space.

    In addition, SiteGound is always focused on developing new customers, and they offer very deep discounts to entice customers, like 70% off for new customers. But with old customers renewing, it does not reduce at all. I wonder why they can’t give 50% off for old customers to renew their service? Or even 30-40% off for old customers to renew? Is that too difficult?

  97. Paul Ade says:

    I had a very good experience when i need a problem resolved. The tech expert went far and beyond to ensure my site was back online.

  98. Walter says:

    I worked with Julian J. He was one of the best representatives, I’ve dealt with. He was professional and knowledgeable; he guided me through setting up and migrating services and retained me as a customer at SiteGround, when I was sourcing out other web hosts. Julian Informed me of substantial savings with the current Black Friday deals and I’ll be staying on board with Siteground. Thank you, for hiring the best customer service staff that reflects your excellent reputation.

  99. Jennifer says:

    Siteground’s custom service is excellent and very responsive. They are extremely helpful and explain things every step of the way. Stoycho provided superior service and was very knowledgeable. I highly recommend Siteground.

  100. Fatemah says:

    He’s truly AWESOME, quick and easy to understand ! He’s very knowledgeable didn’t take long to understand the issue. Definitely a customer service kind of guy!

    All the best to him!

  101. Irina Baker says:

    The whole process of migrating my numerous websites has been fast, smooth and easy, which is amazing to me as I am not a techy person. The support team is phenomenal: fast, knowledgeable and friendly. The Plugin Migrator makes the migration a breeze. The dashboard is easy to navigate. The knowledge base is well-done. All in all, I am super happy I have transferred my hosting to the Siteground.

  102. Grace Ekirapa says:

    The Siteground customer service team is absolutely amazing! They extended my hosting for two more days since my card needed to be fixed by my bank. Their service is quick and excellent. Thank you Siteground.

  103. Kathryn Gorges says:

    Excellent and very prompt support. I so appreciated not only the quick resolution but the thorough response in making sure I didn’t encounter the problem on my other sites.

  104. Linda Erlam says:

    As usual, my question was answered promptly, the person I spoke with ( Dimitri) was polite, knowledgeable, and efficient.

    Got the issue sorted and me on my way in no time.

    Once again, I am amazed and thankful for the way I am treated here on Siteground. I have just come off 15 years with another hosting company whose customer service has fallen off the cliff in the last 2 years.

    Siteground has made the transfer of 4 websites almost pleasant.

  105. Michael Barnes says:

    Awesome service! Thanks for quickly identifying the issue, providing me a solution, and walking me the fix. Everything works again!

  106. Georgia Lee says:

    Martin was very professional and provided outstanding customer service. This is a reason I would recommend Siteground or return as a customer.

  107. Doug Collins says:

    Had an issue with a spambot on the weekend. thankfully SiteGround’s spam protection prevented most of the emails from going out. Was also able to chat with a support agent immediately and they gave specific and practical advice to prevent the issue from happening again. Sure, you can get cheaper hosting somewhere else but when you run into a problem and can’t get someone to help you, you’ll be willing to pay 10x the price to get your issue resolved.

  108. Gwendolyn says:

    Nikolay is the best! It only took him 5 minutes to find out what’s happening on my DNS and even provided me the instructions and the ETA.
    Amazing support as always!

  109. Hannah Zulueta says:

    I know your team has had a tough few days. I just contacted for some SSL support – questions I had were answered and the gentleman was helpful and prompt.

    Happy customer here. Thank you

  110. Pedro Ribeiro says:

    Very nice customer service. We switched to another provider because we use Magento and Site Ground was always requesting price increases. Maybe for Magento other hosting companies are better.

  111. Bob Prokop says:

    Siteground support is really excellent. I have yet to have a question or issue that wasn’t resolved quickly and efficiently through chat. Can’t recommend them highly enough.

  112. Wayne says:

    Have two hosting providers and both are good but Siteground technical support is extremely proactive and worth the dollars you pay every month. They answer tickets very quickly and the chat facility to first level support is usually only a minute or two wait time. HIGHLY recommend them. I have no complaints and we have 8 or so sites with them.

  113. Gurdip Singh says:

    My server IP was within a range that was blacklisted, and this affected all my sites.

    Tsacho was quick to understand my issue and escalate it to the relevant people for rectification.

  114. KENYON ROBINSON says:

    kolya b kept working at the problem from several different angles long after some siteground techs have given up. got the problem solved. he deserves 6 stars
    ******
    ken robinson

  115. Ryan says:

    Good service, but dang if they don’t up the price come renewal time. I ran out the clock on my hosting plan; otherwise I’d definitely have picked up my websites and gone elsewhere — just for the savings. In the old days, you could call a webhost and they would just renew you at entry-level prices. Not siteground.

  116. ronnie says:

    Siteground support is the best! I had a problem with email spoofing, and the support resolved it for me within 20 mins. These guys are the best!

  117. Paul Ellercamp says:

    Stefan was very helpful and very attentive. Helped me solve the problem in a flash, and in the process taught me a bit about managing my sites so I can do better myself.

  118. Victoria Bagnell says:

    The person I spoke with was a tremendous help. They were able to help me with an issue I previously had that I thought was resolved. They were able to point me to a database of a dev site and another database that was no longer in use which was able to help me clear up the high database usage. This has been going on for about a year now and I feel like it is finally resolved. I even hired someone to help me and he was able to help me more than they were. I am very thankful. Keep this person he’s very helpful and left me feeling very happy with the results.

  119. Jenna says:

    The support staff at Siteground are fantastic. I’ve contacted them a few times over the past couple of years to help with site issues and they have always been very helpful.

  120. Hannah Weadick says:

    The support service is second to none, they are so helpful and always happy to answer my questions. I would highly recommend.

  121. Mike says:

    We have had multiple sites with Siteground for the last five years and moved over from Ipage!!!!
    Siteground are the most stable host with the best technical support in the world.

  122. Johan Hernandez says:

    Thanks Siteground for your great support! It is fast, straight to the point and tech savvy/experienced team!
    Thank you for your help!

  123. Joe Sayles says:

    I have been struggling with an issue to regain control of a WordPress website. The team at Siteground were extremely helpful in helping me to regain full control over the site and make my client very happy. Thank you Siteground Tech Support!

  124. Jim Puzinas says:

    Evgeni helped me tremendously by correcting a flaw in the Weebly platform I use on Siteground. He manually pushed through all website changes so they all appear on the web as they were supposed to. Five stars!

  125. Kevin says:

    Bozhidar over at SiteGround has been a tremendous help!

    My site would have been down by morning had he not so patiently helped me with my issue. This guy is an absolutely BEAST and truly knows his stuff, Bravo! Not only did he help me, but he took the time to teach me how to handle these issues myself in the future. I love knowing that I am now more capable of helping myself and managing my website because of his gracious help. He is a true blessing to the SiteGround company.

  126. Calvin Clarke says:

    I didn’t intend to give a high rating.
    My problem was completely unresolved. Ivaylo couldn’t help, said I needed to ask technical support but I have no password so I couldn’t contact them. So I am no further forward solving the problem.

  127. Tim Berneman says:

    Petar did a good job but I have a complaint about email. If the email is forwarded we should have the option to delete it off the server once it is successfully forwarded. Another option is to have a retention setting where we can keep the last x days/weeks/months and delete anything older.

  128. Cody Hockin says:

    It isn’t often I have an issue that I need to go to SiteGround’s support chat. However, they continually impress with their knowledge and understanding of my issue and mitigate it in a timely and efficient manner. I am grateful for the support they provide.

  129. BESSIE JO TILLMAN says:

    I had a few technical problems with my website. Tech support was so helpful with each new question I submitted as I went through correcting the problems. They responded very quickly.

  130. Yvonne Fuchs says:

    Thank you very much for the quick resolution to my email issue today. I am extremely thankful that it was able to be resolved and I always appreciate the way the SiteGround team handles technical issues. Thank you very, very much!

  131. Vidar Bjerkeland says:

    The problem was solved superfast. The operator understood at once my problem and helped me to solve it putting back a single file from the most recent backup before upgrade of my PrestaShop

  132. Kirsty Carter says:

    Pavel was very helpful. Worked through the problem with me til we got a solution. Also – it’s so refreshing to have fast and knowledgeable customer support. Siteground is really outstanding in that way.

  133. Gary Hum says:

    KUDOS to Vladimir for his quick response and resolution to my “problem”.

    I really love, love, love the super quick and efficient customer service that SiteGround provides. All of the customer reps have always been fast, knowledgeable, polite, and super-efficient.

    I would give the highest marks and recommendations to SiteGround as a hosting provider to anyone and everyone who asks me who I use and recommend.

  134. Jo Castro says:

    Petar was so quick to resolve my query, as well as being friendly and helpful. SiteGround amazing as always. Thank You!

  135. Catlin says:

    Diana K was great and I was very happy with her help. However, we got disconnected when I tried to upload a screen shot that she requested (not sure how it happened) and then I was without assistance while midway through setting up my temporary domain…I had a really hard time figuring out how to get back in touch with customer service and ended up calling the sales team and they were able to help me figure out how to use the contact us feature…turns out that if “transfer domain” is selected as the reason for contacting support, not support contact option is given. This really freaked me out and made me feel like I had made a huge mistake signing up for your services. Luckily the sales rep was able to help me and I was able to get through to phone support by selecting a different topic. I think it should be more clear how to access chat and phone support, it really really really should not be as difficult as it is to reach support team members.

  136. Bill Chapin says:

    Today’s session was efficient and very helpful. I wasn’t totally sure if I needed to update by DNS entries, and on which screen of my 3rd party DNS site. Tasos was able to confirm which settings to change, and then he confirmed that my settings were displaying correctly for my site. It is so helpful to be able to contact someone for settings changes that I rarely have to manage.

  137. Curtis Coronado says:

    Support always seems to be quick to answer, and prompt and clear and helpful when supporting me in my questions, and/or doing it for me a couple times. Nice job over multiple expereinces since I have been a member for a few years.

  138. Dewey Kelly says:

    Excellent chat support. Discovered and fixed the issue quickly and on the first try. Definitly nice chatting with someone so skilled and professional.

  139. catgil says:

    SiteGround makes it very difficult to access chat. You have to chase down multiple help desk options and hope that you can find one that lets you write a description of the problem after which you may be able to chat with someone. Frustruting and time wasting. But the chat person was quite helpful and days old problem solved almost instantly.

  140. Jeff VerHoef says:

    My site has been down for 3 days and I have been working with Sucuri to get it back up. They needed my FTP/SFTP credentials which I provided several times but they were not working. Petar set up new credentials for me and they have now been provided to Securi. Great customer support and greatly appreciated. 5 stars!

  141. Michel Gephart says:

    I have been with SiteGround for 2-3 years. Their front end experience is easy for our tech and non-tech teammates to get around. The #1 reason we stay though is customer service. Chat is essentially available immediately 24/7 and is always quick to assist in meaningful ways (as opposed to “read this article” redirects). Please don’t change your support structure!

  142. Sam says:

    I have worked with many hosting company over the years and SiteGorund is THE BEST hosting company by far! I would’t recommend any other company.

    With SiteGround, you get high-end security, super fast loading times and excellent support, to name a few.

  143. Gustaf Ragnarsson says:

    The service you guys offer is amazing. Every single time I contact you, you solve my problems immediately and your staff is so polite and eager to help as well as professional.
    I do have complicated questions sometimes but you always solve my problems immediately.
    Cannot speak highly enough about you and your services, I would recommend you to everyone who values “quick and amazing service and professionalism”

  144. Vinicius Figueiredo says:

    Militsa on the Support Team is just amazing.

    I was struggling to get my website running on GetResponse all-in-one tool.

    She made it work perfectly

  145. Michael Briggs says:

    Site Ground support is always first rate. Support is there for you via chat very quickly as always. A great service, Its why I changed to Siteground after try a number of other companies. I will not be going anywhere soon. Thanks Siteground.

  146. Thomas Riley says:

    My favorite hosting company of all time! The speed is fast, the hosting is easy, and the support is AMAZING! Every representative is so knowledgeable. I am able to resolve any questions in seconds thanks to them.

    Price is right. You pay for the amazing support and hosting! :)

  147. Lydia says:

    As always the team of SG delivers a perfect service. Daniel managed to not only solve my problem but anticipate what more I will need and came up with a brilliant solution.

  148. Jim Fielder says:

    Julian was patient and thorough as he facilitating my website and hosting for the longterm. It was a pleasure working with him and it’s really satisfying to know Siteground stands behind their customers.

  149. Tim Berneman says:

    Georgi was AWESOME! I would give him 6 stars if I could! He was cordial, knowledgeable, and fast. I bought a 2nd smaller plan since I was running out of space and he moved all my domains over that needed to be transferred. I’ve use Siteground Tech Support several times and have had the best experiences with a hosting provider ever! I am SO glad I moved away from A2Hosting and Bluehost.

  150. April says:

    Gabriel was very helpful and told me the source of the error message I was receiving. He told me exactly what I needed to do to fix it and was very friendly and polite. Thank you!

  151. Melissa Dunstan says:

    Petar was efficient, knowledgeable and helped resolve my issue within minutes. World class support! Thank you!!

  152. Lukie Pieterse says:

    Filip from Siteground helped me to set a higher quota for my email inbox in no time – excellent service! Thank you very much Filip and Siteground for such great and efficient service – much appreciated!

  153. Paul Fishlock says:

    I had one query that led to a second query. The SiteGround techie on the chat was excellent, guiding me through what I needed to do to resolve both issues. I couldn’t have asked for more.

  154. G Shaw says:

    Hit or miss on customer service two said the standard clear that cache and had no idea what they were doing. Tired again on chat and they fixed it in 30 seconds.

    Now, be careful if you hit your limit on space all your sites will go down and they lock your ftp access. And then tell you to free up space without ftp access, crazy. No way should all of your sites display a ftp error if you run out of space. I tired to log a ticket and the tech refused after 6 times I asked.

    Now the speed is crazy fast compared to GoDaddy.

  155. Hayley says:

    Martin P. was a great help and walked me through my issue in easy to understand instructions. I really appreciate his help.

  156. Jin Yuan says:

    hi, you mention USD and then, mention about local tax , GST.
    So, is the pricing in SGD or USD? Local is SGD.

    Kindly confirm.

  157. levinity says:

    Petar just saved my axx today, his support was speedy and straight to point. World class support and truly professional, well done Petar

  158. ARAM says:

    been with SG for about 5 years now I have more than 30 website hosted on SG
    Great support and awesome support I’m very satisficed with SG the only thing I worry about it they changed policy now they don’t work for some country which is my Country is one of them. I Hope to fix that issue and SG should be available for every country

  159. Daniel Hong says:

    Man, why would anybody use another host? I’ve been on 5 hosts in the last 10 years, and nobody handles business like Siteground. Stefan and Nikola squashed all my bugs today and every other tech support issue I’ve ever had with SG has been the same.

  160. Andrew says:

    Excellent customer support, solved my problem within a couple minutes and my website was back online. I spent an hour trying to figure it out on my own 2 mins with quality staff and it was back online. Thanks again siteground!

  161. Jarna says:

    Excellent services and real people interaction. Great for WP beginners. Renewals are expensive. It’d probably be difficult to move once a user gets used to problems fixed within an hour or two.

  162. Santanu Sahu says:

    it was mind blowing and very helpful to talk with assistant ,, he has helped me and solve my issue with greatest way.

  163. Donald Burns says:

    Customer support is important to me. They began IM customer service immediately. Yordana K. solved my issue within 3 minutes. I appreciate the support from Siteground.

  164. James Brandt says:

    The service was excellent. I was not able to access my website. They found the problem in a few minutes and I was back on the website. Great Experience.

  165. Linda Day says:

    As always the service and reps are super sweet and so kind and helpful. I have the best techs help me and they are super patient too.

  166. Larry Whaley says:

    Bozhidar was friendly and quick with his response. I was only a little disappointed that being on a shared server I could not change MySQL timeouts. At this point, I can not afford to change to cloud hosting.

  167. Mary Dignam says:

    Great help for some complicated issues like domain renaming and redirecting. Other problem including reinstalling WP and WooCommerce over a non empty domain.

  168. Jordan J says:

    Their platform is easy and convenient- you have all the tools and almost all are just within a click- no need to configure everything yourself in every section. Yes you lose some flexibility, but you avoid having to troubleshoot everything yourself as well.

    Support is great and responsive as well.

    Site tools was a pain at the start- but as every migration-things stabilize after sometime, after a few tickets as well.

  169. Kathryn Hume says:

    Always great service from site ground. My problems are always resolved for me. This agent was exceptional as all are.

  170. Rose Thomas says:

    I just wanted to let you know how much help I had on today’s question. I was having issues with staging but the siteground chat support was able to walk me through it!
    So glad I just renewed for another year

  171. Renee says:

    The chat support has been amazing. The process of switching and subsequent issues after paying for a migration has not been amazing.

  172. Henk Werner says:

    Every time I face an issue with one of my websites, the support team is lightning fast. I just love SiteGround as my ISP.

  173. HS says:

    Greatest support you can find on the market. So fast! Recommend them for everyone who want serious hosting company. Top quality!

  174. Susan Wright says:

    Martin V. is exceptional. He stayed on the line to support one of my clients who is not at all tech-savvy. He was patient and walked her through several challenges she was having getting herself enrolled. Martin did not give up on her and she stated to me that the service was UNBELIEVEABLE! Thank you, Martin V. Every time I reach out to support at SiteGround I am treated with over-the-top support. I’ve been with them for years and continue to be so happy with their service excellence!

  175. Phil says:

    The person did his job but could not solve the problem. Forwarded me to another level of tech support. My site is offline until they decide to reply…. due to an error 502 that does not appear on any logs or in any documentation. Everyone tells one to ask the hosting provider for help with this type of error. How can one run a business without being able to get immediate technical help with this?

    • G Shaw says:

      Same here and the chat person would not even transfer me to the next level of support. Hit or miss on customer service two said the standard clear that cache and had no idea what they were doing. Tired again on chat and they fixed it in 30 seconds.

      Now, be careful if you hit your limit on space all your sites will go down and they lock your ftp access. And then tell you to free up space without ftp access, crazy. No way should all of your sites display a ftp error if you run out of space. I tired to log a ticket and the tech refused after 6 times I asked.

      Now the speed is crazy fast compared to GoDaddy.

  176. Christian Saborio says:

    Am very happy with SiteGround, have been with them for years and have yet to have a problem. It’s fast and reliable and the support team is patient and knowledgeable. Their Site Tools are a pleasure to work with ever since they moved away from CP. They keep adding features w/o charging more.

    I don’t consider I pay a fortune for my shared hosting, it works well. Cheaper options will cost you far more in the long run.

  177. Craig N says:

    As always Siteground technical support never fails! I had a problem with my SSL and they had me up and going in under 10 minutes. This is by far the best hosting platform available. I have never regreted using Siteground and probably never will!!

  178. Theresa says:

    I love working with SiteGround. They have a superior website and functions. I hope to have a site as cool as theirs is one day. Thanks guys, for all you have built. It is a wonderful example of how we may become. I just began with them.

  179. Emily Shepherd says:

    I was nearly in tears when I hopped into the support chat and received the MOST INCREDIBLE HELP! All my issues were cleared up within 15min and I learned a lot in the process. Could not be happier with the help I received!

  180. Roger Torres says:

    We have been very satisfied with SiteGround, both in terms of cost and in terms of service. The user interface at the account level is fantastic, and the support team has been very responsive whenever needed, which is not often.

  181. Michael says:

    As an agency, we have have used numerous hosting companies in the past. But nobody comes close to the level of service, price and support that Siteground offers. Highly recommended on all levels. And getting away from cPanel has been nothing but a blessing. :)

  182. Shaikhul Islam says:

    While the consultant did a good job I am not happy with Siteground process. Siteground has created a triage process before phone call. The reason I gave my business to sitegroiund was that it has australian data centre and 24/7 phone support. I was happy. Now you can’t call and the decision for phone conversation is made by siteground. I dont like it. Customer should make the decision. So, when you triage you should say: how would you like to communicate with siteground: (a) phone or (b) chat. Let me customer decide.

    I am considering change siteground if it does not solve my problem.

  183. Stephen Bentley says:

    Just great support all round. It took all of 10 minutes for a technical support team member to rectify my site login problem. Kudos!

  184. Cliff says:

    Great support thank you!
    I am very much a novice who was recommended Siteground for their customer support. Totally living up to their reputation. Thank you.

  185. Richard A says:

    I’ve been a Siteground user for a while now, and have moved all of my domains there over the past few months. Before Siteground I was using Squarespace, GoDaddy and Bluehost.

    Main reasons for moving all to Siteground are:

    Sites load quickly.
    Customer support is fast and helpful.
    Flexible tools – you can be as much of a techie as you want.
    Multiple sites under one plan.

  186. Eldon says:

    I came to SiteGround many years ago and have referred a lot of people — not any more. The support folks are good, but they have a tough task to try to help. I have really tried to like the new SiteTools interface, but really, it’s only a beta and it has tons of problems. Unfortunately, even the best support crew can’t fix the stupidity of the management decision to force all customers to this horrible interface. It has potential, but right now it’s just not mature enough for effective production. What’s worse … once your website is in SiteTools, it’s a time consuming, manual and very expensive task to move it to another host.

  187. Solomon says:

    Aleksandar was patient with me as I was (and I still am) dealing with a popular web hosting provider who has poor customer service and is withholding my money. Much of my inquiries were comparisons of how Site Ground would or has handled a similar situation. He answered my questions thoroughly and I appreciate it. We’ll see if Site Ground will live up to what he assured me.

  188. Deborah Bennetto says:

    Very good customer service. I’ve had my website hosted by Siteground for a long time and have never had an issue with downtime or any other problem.

  189. Mark Viergutz says:

    SiteGround is good hosting. But their new support system is horrible. There’s no easy way to reach support without navigating through all kinds of articles in order to find a way to first submit a support ticket. This definitely does not adhere to Google’s new Core Web Vitals. Chat and support should be available unconditionally as soon as logging onto the site.

    I do affiliate sales for SiteGround and probably will discontinue doing so because of this. One of my new clients was furious with trying to reach support yesterday. Most of my clients are not that tech-savvy. This support system will completely frustrate them. I do web dev and it frustrates me.

  190. Bob says:

    I have never experienced in more than 20 years as a website developer the speed in which my problem was handled. The whole event was less than 3 minutes. Awesome SG

  191. Jeff Gardner says:

    I accidentally hit 4 stars. It should have been 5+. Sorry about that. The service and attention were both excellent.

  192. Barbara says:

    GREAT service. Solved my WordPress issue on the first contact.

    I am a new WordPress user. I had difficulty accessing the site stats on WP.com via Jetpack. I am currently taking a WordPress course and the instructor could not figure out how to solve the issue. The expert on the on-line chat figured it out and walked me through how to fix it.

    I recently switched to SiteGround from another hosting platform when I decided to start using WordPress.

    I am very happy with the service provided by SiteGround. I contacted them on a Sunday and had a fairly quick resolution to my issue.

  193. Javier Diaz says:

    Petar saw the issue immediately and walked me through a solution in little time. Much appreciated his expertise.

  194. Andi says:

    As always amazing service. Very patient and incredibly knowlegable. Every question was answered kindly and politely.
    Always love chatting to the team as they always have the answers no matter what I am asking for.

  195. G Yiu says:

    siteground support is always there. Might take awhile to find the live chat lol but it’s there. Solved my problem in minutes. Can’t thank them enough.

  196. Shovon Khan says:

    Siteground is very expensive but you will get the value for the money… great support, fastest responses and fast server.

  197. Robert says:

    People complain about the cost of renewals but be fair – the initial price is a promotion. Also, you get what you pay for and have just had a potential problem professionally handled. Probably less than a minute to connect with someone on Chat referred the problem to another part of the support service, and reply received/problem resolved quickly and efficiently.

  198. Meaghan says:

    My issue was quickly resolved. I had a great interaction overall. I stick with Siteground for the customer service. Thank you!

  199. Jody Flores says:

    My website was very slow after Siteground update. customer service was very nice and put a ticket in for me for tech support…

  200. Mijael Brand says:

    Just came out of a chat with tech support. I really, really, really like SiteGround. They are quick and very helpful, their interface is amazing, simple, fast. Never been happier with hosting.

  201. Jile Minefeld says:

    Company has gone downhill.

    I am taking all my clients with me.

    No more phone support,

    I hope you go bankrupt.

  202. William says:

    I initially submitted a 5 star review and when it closed it changed to 3 stars. Nayden definitely deserves a 5 star review for helping me on 5/31. He eased my headache completely

  203. Isioma Isitor says:

    the customer service is instant. they are the most helpful set of individuals I have come across so far. and they are very patient. thank you guys for all your help

  204. Roselynie Clavero says:

    So I tried to login today to continue woring on my site but I couldn’t login. It is giving me this error “502 – Bad Gateway
    This is a temporary error. Please try again later.”. I tried auto login, not working. I tried logging in directly from wordpress, not showing anything.

    Then out of despiration, after watching a lot of youtube tutorial, I reached out to the “contact us” page expecting a response tomorrow. But was I wrong! I got Sabrina B on the line and in just a minute, she was able to have my site working again! OMG! I offered to buy here a coffee but she said it is not possible. Oh so now I thought of just writing this lengthy email to show my appreciation.

    Thanks much Sabrina B, you deserve a raise!

  205. Val J says:

    Excellent customer service. They really try to help you with all your problems and things are solved quickly.

  206. Stu Eastman says:

    Thank you, Ivaylo I. I appreciate the information, and quick answers to my questions. In fact, after thinking on it for just 10minutes, I’ve decided to pull the plug. How do I get back in touch with you?

  207. James says:

    I am moving out of SiteGround. The worst for now, support sucks (not the team) or rather the CTO sucks. SiteGround used to have the best support, I believe but it looks like the stupid CTO who has imposed a lot of restrictions and removed a lot of well worth time proven software like cPanel and WHM.

    Support team is still the same team and they are awesome, and they are a bunch of wonderful people but SiteGround changed a lot of its policies by the CTO. You have to search the dashboard here there and everywhere just to find something and to send support tickets. The CTO doesn’t seem interested in providing support. And it has to be chat or call and used to have an optional ticket but they remove all this. Sometimes and often we don’t need real time chats to resolve issues because we still have to wait, wait and wait. I think they try to follow Bluehost but Bluehost’s support is the worst and overrated.

    Often when a company is successful they remove a lot of things to save costs or whatever and it sucks.

    Also, I don’t know whether the resources are real because I get a lot of site downtime. Yeah… there are some issues here and there with WP but I pay for the top plans in SiteGround and it does not perform to expectations.

    At least, if you want to remove some things, changed your dashboard, remove the cPanel, WHM, etc. please announce it loud and clear and keep the old and new systems running in parallel to test things out.

    Or you can still allow customers to install third party software, at additional cost if necessary.

    The new Site Tools in SiteGround sucks and cannot be compared to cPanel. It is not a matter of learning curve, especially if we are used to all the technical stuff but cPanel/WHM have been around for some time and there is a good reason why they are the market leader. For the Site Tools of SiteGround to improve to the cPanel level will take some time unfortunately so the learning curve is on SiteGround not the customers.

    Even basic things are not working well in the Site Tools of SiteGround. For example, the name of files which are too long cannot be viewed properly. The emails folders cannot be easily downloaded, ETC. ETC. ETC.

    SiteGround claims that it is more secure. I don’t believe it. That’s what they say when things cannot be seen. If it were more secure why are things not working properly.

    I will move out of SiteGround. It’s expensive, never mind but they remove all my preferred services and restricted my access and try not to let the customers contact them. That is not improvement but regression.

  208. Sangsik Hong says:

    Amazing customer relation service. Swift response and very caring efforts. I did an online chat with a service center operator to consult with my concerns regarding a refund process and she was super nice and went all out to help me out. If I happen to need to host other websites in the future again, I will def go for SiteGround.

  209. Sundar says:

    Hey Siteground support is awesome. Even small issues they take it up good and give suggestions patiently. I had some issues on migration from one provider to them. They supported me through the entire process. Hats off to them!

  210. Shannon Henry says:

    Radoslav helped me today with a serious issue to do with our images. He resolved it quickly and got it moved to senior technical support with a high urgency. He took the time to understand our dilemma and solve it for us.

  211. Beverley Streater says:

    Thank you Siteground for helping me through the transition to a new website. Your help was respectful and very quick.

  212. Tina says:

    I started with SiteGround for exceptional customer service (orginally.) I have noticed that great service fading away while I also noticed the support team all the sudden seem to be Bulgarian or Russian names now. Not sure if those to noticed facts are related. But one support member, in particular, was blatantly just rude to the 10th degree and unprovoked. Mr. Hristo Pandjarov was just dismissive when I was in the middle of getting really great help from another user on the facebook forum he litterally interupted with not helpful suggestions twice and then just closed the thread to comments so I was stopped in the middle of getting the solution. Thank God I was able to communicate another way and resolved it but not before I was disgusted by the bully tactic used. It happened on the SiteGround Facebook Users Group. I suggest you see the frustrations there before you decide if this is for your company.

  213. dave moore says:

    friendly and helpful support staff. very pleased with the experience. they didn’t give me the answer i was hoping for, but they gave me the proper steps to resolve the issue. good job, now pay the man.

  214. Kessuree Srisroy says:

    Had Nikolay help solving issues, the chat was instant, no waiting time and issues resolved in no time with a few extra tips. Deserved 5 stars review!!

  215. T D says:

    Was a great help! Appreciate the 24/7 awesome support. (Please change my 4 stars to 5 stars – it was a mistake, I meant to hit 5 stars!)

  216. Laurie Ebert says:

    Again I have to say that the techs that listen to my many questions and assist me are so incredibly kind and patient. I am so very grateful. Thank you!

  217. Laurie Ebert says:

    The tech was great. Very patient and took time to be sure I understood the steps that needed to be taken. I really appreciate that.

  218. Jason Mares says:

    Siteground continues to amaze! Elian totally saved our company from hemorrhaging money due to a site error that was perplexing our IT department. I can’t recommend Siteground highly enough. They’re the absolute best I’ve ever worked with in my 20 year web development career.

  219. Desiree N says:

    Can’t say enough positive things about SiteGround. I haven’t experienced any downtime with my sites and the support is phenomenal. I’ve installed new things on my site and gotten error messages because I don’t fully know what I’m doing and contact support and they have it fixed in under 5 minutes. Other hosts I’ve been with taken a day or more to fix the issues.

  220. Bob Sprague says:

    My site was down this morning following a routine install from Community Builder. Viktor helped bring the site back to life. Much thanks.

  221. Jeannie says:

    Excellent Customer Service over chat! My questions were address quickly and with specific answers. It was great!

  222. Maurizio says:

    Hello, I made an error submitting only 3 stars to my last support chat! I wanted to send 5 becasue the support was fast an at the TOP!

    Thank you very much!

  223. Koen Cornelis says:

    The cool thing about Siteground is their Customer Service. They have consistently gone above and beyond in the two years i’ve been with them now. They don’t just answer questions, they look to solve your problem. And they do it without charging extra. There’s no “pfft, how come you don’t know this”. Instead there’s a “I can help you with that”.

    In Dutch we have a word for that: “ontzorgen”. That’s what Siteground does every time I ask them a question.

  224. Steve Pritchard says:

    I have had a number of contacts with the Siteground support team and my most recent one was no different than the rest. The Siteground support team is the best!!! There may be others out there that are as good, but it would be VERY difficult to be better.

    Virtually every contact has been handled in a friendly, professional manner and the issue was resolved quickly.

  225. Mr Alan Mee says:

    Had a simple issue with forwarding email and was able to get it resolved by Kostadin T. at Siteground very quickly.

  226. Dimi says:

    The top-notch service and the support they provide are the best providers in the market! Or I can’t think myself how any other company will beat the Siteground team. Every single time they deliver above and beyond.

    I am a happy customer for 3 years now.

    I like the new interface of the platform as well. Clean and straightforward.
    Congratulations Siteground team!

  227. Lucia Gayon says:

    Varteres was wonderful with me – he helped me to solve many different issues as I did not understand how to use your platform

  228. Ion says:

    Siteground has been really good to me. Ever since I changed from my previous host provider I haven’t had any issues that didn’t get solved right away.
    Would highly recommend to everyone!

  229. Lana D McMurray says:

    I just chatted with Kristian and he was excellent. I’m having a problem with a plugin and the developer wanted me to clear cache and few other items I didn’t understand how to do. I shared that message and Kristian read it and knew just what to do. He walked me through one part and he did the other. I did not have to explain over and over to him what was wrong. No frustration, just quick and efficient help. He also gave me some next steps to get back to check on and do if all went well or didn’t go well is troubleshooting the issue.

  230. Daniel Lamberth says:

    The Sitegdounr support team is the best I ever came across. Not only are they knowledgable, they also go the extra mile every single time. If I have a problem, they first tell me how to fix it and then offer to fix it for me. I have high expectations when I contact then now and every time they exceed them!