Why Choose Siteground As Your Web Hosting Provider For Joomla

Siteground hosting review

It’s hard to find an honest SiteGround review anywhere on the web. Heck, it’s pretty hard to find honest reviews of any web hosting provider. Because of that, we get asked about web hosting a lot. The most common question is not only who we recommend for Joomla hosting, but who do we use ourselves.

Over the past year we’ve been with a managed hosting partner, but we’re in the process of making a change to a new provider. Within the next little while, all of the sites that we own will be moving to SiteGround.

There are a number of factors that impacted our decision, and it definitely wasn’t knee jerk. We’ve been collecting data for months (almost 6), all while paying thousands of dollars to another provider, just to make sure we didn’t make any brash decisions. We were looking for a long term partner for hosting our web sites, and SiteGround has stepped up to the plate in a huge way.

We Had Our Own SiteGround Review Criteria

We went through our own hosting checklist again and again, and also took into account a number of other factors, like how this impacts our business, and what we recommend to our customers. The way we approach finding solutions for our customers isn’t going to change even a little bit. There will be times when SiteGround isn’t the best fit for our clients, and in those situations, we’ll recommend whoever best fits their specific needs. It’s how we do things around here.

So why did we ultimately choose SiteGround? Let me count the ways…

Flexibility

The first thing we considered when putting together this SiteGround review is flexibility. This was a huge selling point for us. In a conversation with a friend a few months ago, I accidentally coined the phrase “managed to a fault.” Basically, the idea is that things can be so locked down with Managed Joomla hosting providers, that working with them can present some real challenges.

Things like lack of SSH support, and inability to make modifications to server configuration files really started to impact us as we tried to build new features for our business, streamline migrations, and do relatively simple things like using wildcard SSL certificates.

I understand that there are trade-offs to having everything managed for you. It just got to the point that those trade-offs were becoming more like roadblocks.

Support

We care a ton about quality support, so this is one of the areas where we knew we were going to be really tough compared to other SiteGround reviews. The issues we had at our previous provider may not have been that big of a deal if their support team had been more responsive. Based on what we’ve seen so far, we’re confident that’s not going to be a problem with SiteGround. Their support has been amazing.

Speed

Siteground speed

SiteGround has 3 global datacenters. One in the Netherlands, one in Chicago, and one in Singapore. That kind of distribution doesn’t exist in the managed Joomla hosting space yet, and as our customers begin reaching out from different parts of the world, this is becoming more important to us. We’re setup in Chicago, which makes our deep dish pizza loving hearts even happier.

SiteGround also outperformed any of the shared web hosts that we’ve benchmarked in our comparison of the best shared Joomla Hosts. So performance isn’t just something that they take into account on their more expensive plans, they make it a priority for everyone, even the customers that are paying $3.95 a month. That’s really important to us, considering we serve clients with a huge range of budgets.

Wrapping Up

If it isn’t abundantly clear already, we’re really big fans of SiteGround around here. They’re extremely fairly priced, have the tools you need to run an amazing website, and a support team to help you when you run into any issues. Check out their Grow Big Plan and sign up today. It’s perfect for budding entrepreneurs and small businesses.

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You should pay me for that advice.
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My chat service was all that could be expected. My first two initial attempts at contacting your company were dissappointing however. The 1st was a phone system that did not work for me. Press 2 for sales did nothing. The 2nd was filling out a sales inquiry ticket. filled it out with all my questions (took me a while) and then it failed at end because I was not signed in. But I could not sign in because it was my 1st visit. See? smiles So my time and effort were lost and waisted. My 3rd attempt got me the chat which was fine.

Another general point. I'm a novice using WordPress to layout pages. Everywhere I go in the tech field online is specific language that is used when YOU are marketing your services. But the novice, me, does not know what some of that language even means. You, like most engineers I've ever met, design from your own mindset rather than that of your customers; at least some of your customers like me. So you confuse me about understanding your services because too many things are assumed about my knowledge set vs your own. Your site marketing does not serve me as well as experts. I understand most of your clients probably are experts. But you and most others could do better by serving the novice better too. You should pay me for that advice. :-) or give me a free site. just kidding.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
The cpu usage is horribly low
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Well the cpu usage is horribly low, which is very annoying. Along with that, the features that come with siteground are pretty amazing and I feel very comfortable using this. Just make sure google bots don't spam your website cause then siteground will take it down due to cpu usage. Other than that I would reccomend it
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
  • пепррнrrddd 17 days ago.
    Дак а чо-каво происходит-то?
Nice to have friendly tech support
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Nice to have friendly tech support - makes a huge difference when in desperate search for info needed right away. Also they are truly knowledgeable too. Last but certainly not least, great to have little to no wait time for chat support. What a difference from our last web server! Thank you thank you!
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Siteground rocks!
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We migrated over about six months ago and the uptime has been flawless. We run a paid membership site and have over 700 members accessing our content on a daily basis which requires a lot of resources. We haven't had any issues since our migration, which is fantastic. The support staff is always very helpful and their technical team is too. Highly recommend it for WordPress users.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful

“With an impressive breadth of overall hosting services offered, SiteGround is a leading innovator in the hosting space — from custom software solutions to premier customer support. They offer the full range of web hosting features, including a free Cloudflare CDN, cPanel with SSH access, and unlimited MySQL databases and bandwidth — not to mention their prize-worthy customer support."

Key features

  1. Free transfer support
  2. 99.9% uptime guarantee
  3. Recommended by WordPress, Joomla
  4. 24/7 tech support
  5. 30-day money-back guarantee
  6. Free daily backup

Great reasons to choose SiteGround

  1. Over 250,000 websites being hosted worldwide.
  2. WhoIsHostingThis users rate SiteGround as 4.7 out of 5 – Outstanding.

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