SiteGround is the service I use for my site hosting. I am massively impressed with them and that doesn’t happen often.
Their chat support is the BEST I’ve ever seen for any company. I am speaking to a live person within 90 seconds, EVERY time, night or day. This in itself is like Willy Wonka’s Golden Ticket! When you have a problem, you need help FAST!
They offer FREE SSL and will convert your site from your existing host for FREE! Who does that – seriously? Plus free backups (not just one day backups – see my POST on WordPress Backups) and low-cost basic security software – for daily virus and malware scans.
Their speed is FAST – my site is ridiculously fast compared to my previous no-name host (You’ve never heard of them and that’s a good thing because they SUCK – I didn’t know any better when I started) and Siteground seems to have amazing uptime.
If you sign up with my affiliate code – HERE. You get a big discount on any of their Siteground plans and I get a little bonus too. Win-win!
So, how’s your current host working out for you? Slow? Can you get an answer from a live person in about 90 seconds? I bet you can’t! And what about their pricing? I am saving a boatload with SiteGround – Seriously!
Here’s a breakdown of my savings by switching my host.
- My old junky host was costing me $131 per year or about $11/month vs. $3.95 with SiteGround. That’s a whopping 70%! Savings: $83.60/year.
- I had to pay for SSL on my lifestyle blog. It was $29 for the certificate, $35 for my host to install it, and a whopping $250 for my tech support people to get it set up and it took more than a WEEK. SiteGround did the exact same thing for free and it took them about 20 minutes – sheesh! Savings: One-time savings of $314.
- Site backups – after my site got hacked, I discovered that my old host was overwriting my backups every 24 hours, so by the time I figured something was wrong, my backup had been overwritten (sigh). Since then, I’ve been paying $35 a year for my own backups. SiteGround gives me 7 days worth of backups for free. Savings: $35/year
- Site Security – I am a bit paranoid about security, so I’ve been paying $99/year for premium WordFence security. It’s a huge file and it’s slowing down my site tremendously. I’m considering dropping it because SiteGround provides me with daily security scans for about a fifth of the price. Savings: $70/year
So, that’s roughly $500 dollars I completely flushed down the drain by sticking with my old, awful host rather than do a bit of research and find out what better options would’ve been available to me. Boy, am I feeling dumb!
Don’t be like me. Look at the whole picture and make a smart decision by going with a quality host like SiteGround.
Here is that link again – I can tell you’re thinking about it. Adrian’s SiteGround Link.