SiteGround has always been a pleasure to work with for our client websites and they include more overall features within their basic plan (“Startup”) for $3.95 / mo than others do at the same price point, including: free cloudflare, e-mail, site transfer, SSD storage, and a free SSL certificate.
These extra included features and SiteGround’s loadtime (586ms) brings them to 5th on our list, and #1 for anyone looking to those little extras for the price. The drawback for SiteGround is that their $3.95 / mo plan limits you to 1 website, 10GB of storage, and around 10,000 monthly visitors (which is actually way more than most websites get, but still, we hate limitations).
- Cost: $6.99 – $14.99 / Mo
- Uptime: 99.94%
- Load Time: 586ms
- 24/7 Chat Support: Average 2 Min Response
- Free SSL: Yes
- Includes Cloudflare: Yes
- Free E-Mail: Yes
- Free Site Transfer: Yes
- Money Back: 30 Day Guarantee
For an extra $3, or $9.99 / mo, you can upgrade to SiteGround’s Growbig plan, which allows for multiple websites, 20GB of storage, roughly 25,000 monthly visitors, and includes free backup service and their “Super Cacher” to help speed up your website.
GrowBigBest For New Sites!
Money Back Guarantee: You will receive a 30 day money back guarantee as well as a 99.9% uptime guarantee.
Customer & Technical Support: SiteGround’s customer and technical support teams are available via chat, email, and phone.
Domain Names w/ Shared Hosting: SiteGround doesn’t currently include a free domain name.
Websites Included: SiteGround offers unlimited websites with their Grow Big and Go Geek plans, and one website with their Startup plan.
Included Email: You will have unlimited access to email accounts on all SiteGround plans, with storage totals ranging from 2GB – 6GB depending on the plan.
File Storage & Traffic: SiteGround doesn’t have any limitations on traffic or data transfers. Depending on the plan you choose, you will have between 10GB and 40GB of total file storage.
Applications: SiteGround provides quick installation of the most popular applications, including WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, Magento, Zencart, and many more.
Databases: There aren’t any limit to the number of databases, though you will have a cap of 500MB – 1,000MB depending on the plan you choose.
Backups: Backups are made daily and available for 30 days.
Security Features: SiteGround offers Let’s Encrypt SSL at no charge, provides two factor authentication to protect your account, and isolates accounts within shared hosting to avoid malware and viruses from invading your webspace.,
FTP & SFTP: You can create an unlimited number of FTP and SFTP accounts.
Server Locations: SiteGround has server locations in United States (Iowa), Germany (Frankfurt), Netherlands, United Kingdom (London), Singapore, and Australia (Sydney).