When you plan to create a website for your business or for personal use, the only two things come in everyone’s mind and it would be Domain Name & Hosting plan because without Domain name no one will know your website exists and without Hosting you can’t able to do anything on your website. Right now in 2019, we have lots of hosting providers but you can’t go to every single hosting provider and try it out right and that’s why today we are going to review the Site Ground hosting, one of the oldest hosting provider. I going to break every little thing about Site ground, so you can decide whether you should invest your money in Site Ground or Note?
First, let’s take a look at the plans, Site Ground provides six types of hosting and all the information given down below. (let’s begin Site Ground Review)
- Web Hosting
- WordPress Hosting
- WooCommerce Hosting
- Cloud Hosting
- Re-Saller Hosting
- Enterprise Hosting
- Dedicated Hosting
You can say the Web Hosting is the cheapest hosting you can get on Site Ground, and then WordPress and so on…
As you all know Site Ground was launched in 2004, that menas you can say it is one of the oldest hosting providers right now, and because of that you may see the price of their hosting plan is a little bit higher than other hosting providers. So yes you will pay a little bit extra for the brand value but yes you are also getting the best services, now let’s take a look at the Web hosting plan and then step by step we will see all the other Site Ground plans.
Web Hosting: Site Ground Review
The first plan you will see when you land on Site Ground website and the only reason for that is web hosting plans are kind of cheaper than other plans. In Web Hosting plan, Site Ground is provided three category StartUp, GrowBIg, and GoGeek.
If you are starting a new website and you don’t have any knowledge about websites than I will recommend you this plan because when you are starting a new website you will not gonna get thousands of view overnight right, so because of that you can start with a small plan and when you get more traffic then you can update to different hosting plan.
By the way, the StartUp plan will cost you around $3.95 per month if you are purchasing hosting from Site Ground for the first time but if you already purchased plan in the past or you renewing then it will cost you around $11.95 per month.
- 1 Website
- 10 GB Web Space
- 10,000 Visits Monthly
- Free SSL Certificate
- 30 Days Money back
- Free Email
As I mentioned above you can only host the single domain in StartUp plan and you will get 10 GB web space in C-panel account and your website will handle 10,000 visiter monthly.
Conclusion: If you don’t have more money to invest in a website or you just want to try it out how a website works then you can go with a StartUp plan and it will be worth it because, in the beginning, you will not gonna get too much traffic. But if you can invest a little bit more then I will recommend you GrowBig plan because it has everything that you will need if your website gets above 10,000 traffic per month.
This plan is only for those people who only want to try how the website work or don’t have any idea where they are going with their website. If you are serious about your business and willing to work hard on your website then let’s take a look at GrowBig plan.
As I told you StartUp plan is for who wants to try how a website works right and GrowBig Plan is of course for those people who are kind serious about their business and want earn money from websites and affiliate marketing, and if you are one of those people then I think you can go with this plan but GrowBig plan is only for who are starting out from now, so if you already have 1 year or 2-year-old website then don’t go with this plan because you are already getting traffic on website.
So yes if your website is getting monthly traffic above 25,000 thousand then you can take a look at the GoGeek plan, it will be worth it. By the way, with GrowBig you will get all the features from StartUp plan and other given below.
- Unlimited Website
- 20 GB Web Space
- 25,000 Visits Monthly
- Site Transfer by Experts
- Super Cacher
GrowBig will cost you around $5.95 for new user and for exiting user $19.95 per month.
Conclusion: I think this is one of the best plans for beginner because it has everything that you will need in the starting stage and if in case your website gets 10,000 plus traffic in a month then you don’t need to worry because it has the 25,000 traffic capability. Personally, when I hosted my 1st website Mobiledrop on GrowBig plan and I haven’t had any issue in website for whole 1 year.
So with personal experience, If you are starting out and wants to work for a long time then GrowBig can be the best choice for your new Website. And As I said if your website is about 1 year old then let’s talk about the GoGeek plan.
If you don’t have a budget problem then don’t take a look at any other plan and just read this.
So you will get all the feature from StartUp plan & GrowBig Plan and apart from that, you will get the given below features.
- Unlimited Website
- 30 GB Web Space
- 100,000 Visits Monthly
- More Server Power
- PCI Compliant Server
- Advance Priority Support
- One Click Git Repo Creation
Now if you can push your budget little bit then GoGeek is the best Hosting plan for your website whether you are a beginner or you already had the website because it can handle 100,000 Visits Monthly but yes if your website is getting more then 100,000 visitors then don’t buy this plan and you can take a look at Cloud Hosting, more we gonna talk later.
By the way, it will cost you around $11.95 for new user and for exiting user $34.95 per month.
Conclusion: If your website is getting monthly traffic below 100,000 then this is the best hosting plan for your website but if no then as I told you can take a look at Cloud Hosting.
Right now I am using it the Site Ground hosting on MobileDrop website and I haven’t seen any server problem on my website, and even website hasn’t down yet. In short, you will get the best result in GoGeek hosting plan… more we are going to talk in the final Conclusion section, so if you don’t want to read about other hosting plans then go end of this article and read Site Ground Final Conclusion part and you will get your answer.
WordPress Hosting plan
It has all the features from Web Hosting but the only thing separates from Web hosting is, this one is specifically designed for WordPress websites which menas if you have the website and it’s running on WordPress then this hosting will get you the best possible result. So my direct answer is, if you have a website and it’s running on WordPress or wanted to build a website on WordPress then you can take a look at WordPress hosting.
But Still, let take a closer look at WordPress hosting.
Basically, this one also comes with the StartUp, GrowBIg, and GoGeek and this plan also have all the same features that present on Web Hosting, the only thing new here is, this one is specifically designed for WordPress websites. If you want to know more about WordPress hosting then I will put the video link below this paragraph, so you can get a better idea.
Conclusion: I think I said too many time now, If your website is on WordPress or you are planning to built website on WordPress then don’t go with Web Hosting plans and just choose any of those plans from WordPress hosting and yes all the feature will the remain same as website hosting, the only thing you will get with WordPress hosting is better experience on your WordPress site.
Now if you don’t want to run a website on WordPress or you want to create your own store online and want to sell product online line Amazon & Flipkart than let’s take a closer look at WooCommerce Hosting plans.
WooCommerce Hosting plan
This one also has all the feature from Web Hosting & WordPress Hosting, the only new thing you will get here is, better optimization for E-Commerce websites. So yes if you don’t want to write a blog like us and want to sell physical product online then you must need WooCommerce Hosting because E-commerce websites do take lots of loads and if you want to give your user the best possible result then this hosting plan is the best choice for your coming website or current website.
As I said, this one also has the StartUp, GrowBIg, and GoGeek plans. Basically, if you have an E-commerce website then I think you can go with this plan because this hosting plan is specially optimized for e-commerce website and you will get the best possible result.
Conclusion: I think I already said why you should buy a WooCommerce Hosting plan, but still if you have doubt. As I said if you want to run your website on WordPress then go with WordPress Hosting and same as WordPress hosting, if you want to build an E-Commerce store then go with WooCommerce Hosting because it will give you best optimization to your E-commerce store.
And choose the plan according to your need for example, if you are starting out new and you don’t have a big budget then start with StartUp plan and when you earn money then you can upgrade as per your website need. All the feature is the same as Web Hosting, so do check out that before you purchase any hosting plan.
Now if you have lots of money and you want to start a new website or you already have a website or want to switch to Site Ground then let’s take a closer look at Cloud hosting.
One of the expensive and powerful hosting plan you can buy from Site Ground in 2019. Basically, Cloud hosting is for those people who already have the audience base and they are getting above 100,000 traffic on their website per month and willing to spend a good amount of money, so users can get the best result.
So yes if you have a website that gives you a good amount of money and you want to boost your website performance then you can choose your plan or you can also create your own plan as per your need. More information is given in the below image.
All the other information is mention in the above images, so you can take a look at.
Conclusion: I said many time, you need to choose a hosting plan as per your website requirements. If you don’t know which plan is best for your website then try a hosting plan as per your monthly page view and letter on you can upgrade to another hosting plan.
Personally, Cloud hosting is for those websites who already earning $1000 plus money from their website, so if you are one of the people then I don’t think I need to say too much about cloud hosting. In short, Cloud hosting for big websites who already have the audience base, so don’t invest your money if you are starting out all new.
But still, if you have the money and you want the best possible result for your new website then what are you waiting for, choose any plan form of Cloud hosting or build your own.
We almost covered all types of web hosting for your website but we haven’t talked about Re-Saller hosting and this type of web hosting is not for personal use because it’s for business. For example, if you want to start a business in web development and if your users require web hosting then you can provide web hosting thought Re-Saller hosting.
When you buy Re-Saller hosting from Site Ground or any other hosting p[rovider, you will get WHM account and it stands for Web Host Manager. Basically, you will get a proper table for hosting and you can create a hosting plan for your users as per their need, exactly like StartUp, GrowBIg, and GoGeek. And yes you can change the name as you want and you can also set the price.
Reseller hosting is a form of web hosting wherein the account owner has the ability to use his or her allotted hard drive space and bandwidth to host websites on behalf of third parties – wikipedia
When one user purchases any hosting plan from you then he will get his own C-panel account. That way you no need to do anything in WordPress, you just sold a hosting to the user and give them user ID & Password and rest of it they will do.
Conclusion: As I said Re-seller account is not for everyone. so if you want to start a business like a site Ground and want to sell hosting to other users at the cheaper price then you can try it out. This is the best way to start a business in web designing because you will learn lots of things and you will also earn money for it, the one thing you need to do is find a customer who wants to buy a hosting plan.
It’s kind of like Cloud hosting but it’s not exactly. In short Enterprise, Hosting is for big websites which menas if your website is getting huge traffic from Google, Bing, Yahoo basically from everywhere then you can opt of Enterprise hosting but there is not pre-made plan available in this hosting. Which means you need to directly connect the Hosting provider and tell them to create a custom plan for your website.
As I said it’s not for everyone because it will cost you too much and if you are starting out new then never opt for enterprise hosting because it’s too expensive for a beginner unless you have the big budget or you want to start new compnay.
To know more you can visit the Site Ground website and ask them about it.
I think you can guess from the name it’s dedicated hosting which menas you will get proper servers only for your website and yes this one is quite expensive, so not recommended for newbies.
There are three plans are available Entry Server, Power Server, and Super Power Server, all the information will be mention in the above image. In short, if you have money to spend and you are looking for best web shooting then don’t think too much and buy one of these and you will not gonna regrate.
For more information, you can go to Site Ground website and you will get all the information.
Site Ground Hosting Conclusion
I think I have covered all the Hosting plan and now it’s time to review the Site Ground Hosting performance, so you can clear idea whether you should invest your money in Site Ground hosting or note?
One thing I don’t like about Site Ground is, they are not providing Free Domain name with Hosting plan and I think when a user pay this kind of money in Hosting then they need to provide Free Domain name because apart of Site Ground all the Hosting provider is providing a Hosting when you buy 1 year hosting plan.
When you purchase hosting from Site ground then yes you will get at the best budget price but when you renew the plan for another 1 year then it will cost you too much, in short, renewal plans are quite expensive than other hosting providers.
Site Ground providers a 99.99% uptime which menas your website will not go down, and this is the best thing you can get because website speed and performance is very important for Google search result.
Talking about Free stuff, you will get Free SSL certificate for your all websites, if you buy GoGeek plan then Site Ground Experts will move your website to Site Ground C-pannel if your website if hosted on other servers.
You will also get 30-day buyback guarantee which menas if you are not happy with site ground hosting server then you will get your money back.
Right now my two websites are hosted on Site ground and I haven’t face any problem yet. So yes it’s quite expensive as compared to other hosting providers but you will get the best performance.
Customer care support is also great but yes it’s ticket based system, and you can also contact them via phone or Email or live chat.
So yes guys we recommend you Site ground hosting. If you want to buy or just want to check out Site Ground plan or anything else then click right here. Now, If you are using it Site Ground hosting or have any question then let us know in the comment section below.