Like most people, I got tired of EIG brands (Bluehost) and migrated to SiteGround’s semi-dedicated GoGeek plan. I was instantly happy with the speed improvements (click through my site if you want) and helpful support who did the migration for me. SiteGround WordPress Hosting
SiteGround WordPress Hosting
Like most people, I got tired of EIG brands (Bluehost) and migrated to SiteGround’s semi-dedicated GoGeek plan. I was instantly happy with the speed improvements (click through my site if you want) and helpful support who did the migration for me. I’m currently running their newly released PHP 7.3 which made it even faster. I rarely contact them since I don’t have hosting issues anymore, and they’ve been an outstanding silent partner the last 4 years. SiteGround was also voted the #1 host in 10 different Facebook polls and I encourage you to join the WordPress Hosting + WordPress Speed Up Facebook Group so you can get unbiased opinions on hosting.
- $1 rated host in 10 different Facebook polls
- First host to release PHP 7.3 on October, 24, 2018
- Support is fast and super knowledgable about WordPress
- Ongoing security updates prevents hacked websites
- Semi-dedicated GoGeek plan is a perfect balance between shared/dedicated
- Free Cloudflare + Let’s Encrypt SSL in their cPanel
- They will migrate you for free with their GrowBig plan and up
- Running high CPU plugins can result in CPU overages, so try to use lightweight plugins and choose a SiteGround plan that supports your bandwidth consumption
“My WordPress site is slow on XYZ hosting (usually an EIG company). Who is the best host?”
I literally have screenshots of about 30 Facebook conversations where people ask about “the best hosting.” SiteGround almost always gets the most name-drops and positive testimonials.
They have amazing support and speed technology that got my site loading in 200ms in Pingdom and .5s in GTmetrix, plus tons of features you can see on their StartUp vs. GrowBig vs. GoGeek comparison chart (and they’ll migrate you for free with 0 downtime and have a 30-day money back guarantee). They’re also listed on the official WordPress recommended hosts.
I’ve been with SiteGround for 4 years and write WordPress speed tutorials for a living (my WP Rocket, WP Fastest Cache, and W3 Total Cache tutorials have over 700+ comments combined). Almost 3,000 people read my tutorials every day – I need to know the best host!
I included tons of unbiased social media evidence in this SiteGround WordPress hosting review… just remember that hosting is still the #1 factor in the WordPress optimization guide.
Comment if you have questions, but I think you’ll like them :)
Why I Recomended Use Them
- They’re recommended by WordPress
- They use PHP 7.3 (check your version here)
- They use HTTP/2 servers (check your version here)
- Their speed technology page clearly lists what they use
- Free Let’s Encrypt SSL (EIG companies charge for this)
- My GTmetrix/Pingdom reports are great (the biggest reason)
- Average load time is 1.3s, giving most people instant speed improvements
- Ivica runs the WordPress Speed Up Facebook Group and ranks them #1
- Consistently #1 in Facebook polls/conversations (#1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7)
- Their semi-dedicated plan is affordable yet much faster than shared hosting
- They have 1-click Cloudflare activation in the cPanel (view cPanel demo)
- Designated WordPress support (tickets usually answered in <10 min)
- SG Optimizer plugin keeps your PHP updated with latest version
- Automatic daily backups, WordPress updates, and security updates
- Great eCommerce hosting
- Weekly security email notifications
- I usually get 100% uptimes but 99.99% is guaranteed
- Out of 50 people I referred to SiteGround in July, not 1 person cancelled
- I can call them 24/7 and they’re happy to answer questions (1.800.828.9231)
- They will migrate you for free with a 30-day money back guarantee
#1 In Multiple Facebook Polls
Here’s the Facebook poll taken by the WordPress Hosting Facebook Group. Over 350 people voted who are knowledgeable about WordPress hosting. They were also rated #1 in numerous other polls by various WordPress Facebook Groups (you can click each image to see the poll)…