Looking to start a blog? Or maybe you just need a new web host?
Ever since I moved back to WordPress from Tumblr I’ve been with the same host.
They’ve always been helpful when I needed them and when I don’t things just run smoothly.
Here’s why I recommend SiteGround Hosting.
Top Notch Support
Their in-house support is available 24-7 by phone, live-chat, or via their in-house ticketing system.
- You don’t have to wait in a long queue to speak to someone on the phone. They answer straight away;
- On average they solve issues over live-chat within five minutes, and;
- You’ll get an initial response when you raise a ticket on average within eight minutes.
I’ve only ever had to contact their support team twice.
On both occasions they got things sorted for me very quickly.
I used their ticketing system because I prefer to keep a record of things.
It was simple to use and the information they provided was informative and easy to implement.
Flexible Hosting Plans
Get started with SiteGround and you can grow your site with their highly flexible hosting plans.
You can choose from three different hosting plans depending on your needs:
And you can upgrade to a higher plan as your website grows.
I currently have a GrowBig account.
For the number of visitors to this site currently, that’s more than enough.
But I know if I need to, I still have space to grow with the GoGeek hosting plan.
All their hosting plans have a 1-click WordPress installer.
And you’ll always have the latest WordPress version installed with their auto-update feature.
Free Website Migration
If you have a website already, SiteGround provide a free professional migration service.
The migration service is included in all of their hosting plans.
It provides one free website transfer per account.
As part of the service, your files, databases, cPanel and WordPress installation are transferred over.
And to ensure everything’s working as it should be, the migration team will complete a website health check.
They will review your site, applications and plugins after the transfer.
If anything needs to be tweaked they’ll do it for you as part of the service.
The migration team also turn on website caching and daily backups.
So you’re up and running straight away with an optimised service.
How To Sign Up
1. Choose your hosting plan
Siteground have three shared hosting plans and you get a huge discount on your first year with them.
So it’s well worth taking advantage of the current deal which is 60% off!
The shared hosting plans available are StartUp, GrowBig and GoGeek.
These cover starting out with a new website up to getting 100,000 visits to your site every month.
Which SiteGround Plan Is Suitable For You?
- The StartUp plan is perfect for people who are just starting out and have only one website.
- The GrowBig plan is the one I use and it offers great value for money. It includes the option for multiple websites and access to the Supercacher which greatly improves WordPress and Joomla website speed.
- The GoGeek plan is suitable for people with e-commerce or larger sites, or who need access to GIT integration and one-click staging.
2. Choose a domain
As part of the signup process you can either register a new domain via Siteground or you can use an existing domain.
If you have an existing domain, they’ll include a free website transfer as part of their hosting service as mentioned above.
It means you don’t have the hassle of migrating your website yourself and ensures there’s no downtime during the transfer process.
3. Review and complete
SiteGround give a generous discount on the initial hosting period you choose during the sign up process.
It’s great that you get the low price whether you choose to sign up for one year or even longer.
You can lock in that price for up to three years and save yourself a whole load of cash.