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Interests: Personal, Business.
Free Web Space: 10GB
Upload: PHP, SSI, FrontPage Extensions.
Your URL: Top-level domain name, or Subdomain.
Shared web hosting
Domain names (reseller of Tucows, Openprovider, Enom)
SiteGround offers many different kinds of services. In addition to regular cheap shared hosting and domain names, there are plenty of other options. That includes quicker cloud hosting, as well as both virtual and dedicated servers. Also, SiteGround provides custom-made, bespoke servers for big businesses.
Besides that, while browsing the provider website and many SiteGround reviews, I saw some extra features – all free of charge and available for everyone. Here’s what they are.
SiteGround is one of the largest independently owned hosting companies with more than 400 employees and growing. We process 1500+ tickets, 1000+ phone calls and 3000+ chat requests per day. We proudly host more than 1,800,000 domains with this number growing by the hour.
We take just as good care of our employees as we do of our clients. We believe that happy employees lead to happy customers, that’s why we offer all kinds of perks to motivate and inspire our staff.
Very low disk space is the first thing that draws attention: it’s mentioned in many other SiteGround reviews as well. 10GB in the entry plan is okay but 20GB and 30GB in other plans are not very good. If you’re looking a web hosting provider to store your files with, you’d be better off looking elsewhere. But then again – for file storing, there are plenty of other services and in my experience, even a very media-heavy website rarely exceeds even the 10GB mark.
SSL certificates are included in all plans – and the one you’ll be getting with a GoGeek is also PCI-compliant, meaning you will be able to sell online and process credit card transactions. Daily backups are also included, providing you a peace of mind – should something go wrong, there will always be a recent save for you to turn back to.
In terms of DDoS protection, each plan includes CloudFlare CDN. Of course, it is available free of charge for everyone already. But it is very nice to see SiteGround make increased security easily accessible for everyone.
It is also worth noticing that every plan is using SSDs. This shows that SiteGround servers are up to date with the latest technology and that low disk space can be somewhat justified. You’re not getting much – but you’re getting the best.
SiteGround purchase periods are not entirely flexible. You can get a monthly plan, no problem – it’s just that you’d have to pay a pretty hefty setup fee to begin with. If you wish to avoid the setup fees, plans are available for only 12, 24 or 36 months.
After your starting package runs out, you will have to pay the monthly renewal prices. They’re going to be $11.95 for ‘StartUp’, $19.95 for ‘GrowBig’ and $34.95 for ‘GoGeek’. Just like with the initial purchase, you will have to pay for the entire period in advance. However, with the GrowBig and GoGeek plans you will get 20% and 30% discounts respectively!