SiteGround Review

Web Hosting
I have just made the switch from Wealthy Affiliate to SiteGround and I couldn’t be happier. They offer so much for an amazing price. SiteGround’s plans start at just $3.95/month.

The Plans

SiteGround offers 3 different plans which allow you to get exactly what you need. You can choose from the plans; Startup, GrowBig, and GoGeek.

hostingsignup-step1If you just want one website I suggest the Startup plan. You will get everything you need for only $3.95/month.

If you plan to have multiple sites but are still just getting started then the GrowBig plan is for you. This offers unlimited domains, 20 GB of storage, ability to handle 25,000 monthly visits, and increased speeds. All of this is just $7.95/month.

If you are a serious blogger and have gotten a big following then you should consider the GoGeek plan. For $14.95/month you will have 30 GB of storage, ability to handle 100,000 monthly visits, extremely fast speeds, and so much more.

Security

With SiteGround you don’t have to worry about your site not being secure ever again.

Included in even the very basic account you will have a security tean and SPAM experts to make sure that make sure your site is secure at all times.

A great feature that is offered absolutely free on all accounts is SSL encryption. This is the green lock that is shown on secured websites. This is vital when you are collecting any information(such as names and E-mail addresses) from your visitors. I don’t know about you but I always look for this when I’m giving any of my personal information online.

The free SSL encryption is also critical because Google now gives higher rankings to those sites that have it because it means that it is more secure than competitors who don’t have it. Google’s trust is the key to building your online business as over 65% of searches are done through Google.

Google’s Trust = More Website Traffic

Helpful Blogs

As Affiliate is growing, more and more people are joining in on the fun. Many of these people are beginners who have very little previous knowledge and experience of building a website(I sure didn’t!). With SiteGround you are able to easily find blogs that answer just about every question that you will ever have.

If for some reason you aren’t able to find the answer, customer service is always there to help you!

Customer Service

If you are just starting out I’m sure the thing on your mind is “How is the customer service?”. Well, I’m happy to tell you that SiteGround has excellent customer service. Live chat is open 24/7 so you can get immediate assistance from one of the great customer service agents(unlike Wealthy Affiliate’s chat where you talk to other members who know the same or less than you do).

Most questions can be answered through live chat but sometimes you may have a technical question that would be better suited for a tech guy. Thankfully, you can send in a ticket and get a response within just a few minutes.

I love the tech guys at SiteGround because if you need a code inserted or if you mess up some coding(because it happens!) they will go into you files and do everything for you. You literally don’t need a know a thing about coding.

A few days ago I needed something with my DNS to get my newsletter to come from me rather than another company. All I did was send in a quick ticket with the code and within a few minutes, I got a reply back saying it was done. What’s easier than that?!

SiteGround VS Others

SiteGround outperforms most or all of their competitors in just about every aspect.

  • Loading Speed

The industry average loading time is 4.7s. SiteGround is 1.7s without cache and 1.3s with cache.

  • Performance

The industry average hits handled is 2852. SiteGround can handle 8276 without cache and over 230,000 with cache.

  • Vulnerabilities

SiteGround is the only hosting service that patched vulnerabilities with both WordPress and Joomla out of the 12 most popular hosts on the affiliate market.

On top of all of these great features, they also offer better security and faster customer service!

Referral Program

If you know someone who needs hosting and they sign up using your referral link you will get up to 3 months of free hosting. This is good for sharing on social media.

Affiliate Program

In addition to the normal referral program, SiteGround also has an excellent Affiliate Program. In the US for the first 1-5 monthly sales you earn $50 each, for sales 6-10 you will earn $75 each, for sales 11-20 you will earn $100 each, and for sales 21+ you will earn $125 each. If you are consistently bringing in well over 21 sales per month, you can even talk to customer service to have a custom payout designed for you.

I Couldn’t Be Happier

I tried out a few different Hosting Companies before landing at SiteGround and SiteGround is by far the best that I’ve come across. They have better prices than I would’ve ever expected, especially for all that they offer. I highly recommend using them as your next(or first!) hosting service.

Make the Movemove

If you are currently using another hosting service and don’t know how to move your site, or just don’t want to, SiteGround will move it for you! After switching your service you will just tell customer service to migrate your website and the superhero tech support will go get your website and transfer everything for you! No need to worry about messing something up and losing all of your hard work.

If you are a member of Wealthy Affiliate and would like to save over $40 a month, see my page Move From Wealthy Affiliate to find out everything that you need to know.