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Hosting Ratings
 
Price Value
9/10
Performance
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Control Panel
8/10
Customer Support
8.5/10
User Feedback
9/10
83%
Overall Score

Disclosure: As is the case with many other industry/topic specific magazines, websites and trade publications, we do receive compensation from some of the companies whose products we review within and outside of the web hosting industry, including, but not limited to, paid advertising placements, referral fees, contextual advertising links and sponsorship packages.

The Hosting Review team began its SiteGround shared web hosting review the same way most customers will: by looking at the price. Price isn’t everything – it’s not even the most important factor when choosing a web hosting service – but we admit we all go there first! For just $3.95 a month (that’s $3.95 a month, whether you sign up for one month or three years), SiteGround’s basic shared hosting plan can certainly hold its own among the budget hosting companies.

If the price is good, the additional website hosting features offered by SiteGround are great. Unlimited disk space, unlimited bandwidth, a free domain name, free website building and promotion tools, and 24/7 customer service are just a few highlights (be sure to read the Price Value section below for additional details). All plans are backed by a 30-day money-back guarantee.

With 9 years of website hosting experience and a highly qualified team of expert technicians and administrators watching all SiteGround servers 24/7, it’s no wonder our SiteGround shared web hosting review gives the company two thumbs up.

Price Value

SiteGround web hosting offers excellent value for money. First-time users will enjoy the immediate account activation, one-of-a-kind website wizard and website setup tools, and free premium support for three months. Those switching from another web host will appreciate the free website transfer, free database transfer, easy domain transfer, and the promise of no downtime and no hassle.

All SiteGround shared website hosting plans include unlimited web space and traffic, SPAM protection, unlimited email addresses, SEO tools, hundreds of applications (including simple-to-install blog, SMS, shopping cart, and other applications), unlimited FTP accounts and MySQL databases and much more.

Reliability

SiteGround shared web hosting plans are all backed by a 99.9% uptime guarantee. Weekly backups are included in all plans; cPanel offers the option of manual backup any time. All servers are monitored around the clock by both human and electronic surveillance. SiteGround uses data centers in Europe, Asia, and the United States, all powered by multiple suppliers of electricity.

Control Panel

The SiteGround shared web hosting review team was delighted to find that SiteGround offers cPanel control panel with all accounts. cPanel is a web-based control panel and an excellent all-in-one tool for: managing files, emails, and domains; monitoring website statistics; installing dozens of scripts quickly; and much more.

Customer Support

Professional 24/7 technical support is available to all SiteGround shared hosting customers (the Hosting Review team found support to be very responsive; 95% of all critical issues were addressed in under 5 minutes!) SiteGround also offers a wide range of self-help website hosting resources, including video tutorials, web design templates, software tutorials and more.