For the past 11 years of business I have tried nearly every website hosting platform and service provider available in Canada and the US for our website and our client’s websites. I have seen the good and the bad, weathered the storms of a server hack, experienced website crashes, and worked with customer service and technical support to resolve issues. From buying domains, installing SSL certificates, making advanced dns settings, navigating Cpanel, hosting webmail, setting up FTP accounts, and managing databases – ease of use, reliability (including uptime, fast support) and speed have always been the biggest driving motivators in who we tried out and how long we remained using their services.
Last year when beginning setup on the new JessAndy Canada Wedding Blog we learned about Siteground and decided to give them a try for our new website. Their prices, functionality and support are second to none. We have slowly been migrating all of our domains and websites to their GrowBig Plan. I don’t see us ever turning back! We give our enthusiastic recommendation for their products and services.
Here’s how you too can get started, in 3 easy steps!
1. Choose your hosting plan
SiteGround has three plans and one can sign for any of them with an amazing discount when purchased through this blog post.
It is also good to make a recommendation for the most appropriate plan to your audience:
- The StartUp plan is perfect for people with one website that are starting now
- The GrowBig plan is a great value for money offer, including the option for multiple websites and the SuperCacher that greatly improves a WordPress and Joomla website speed
- The GoGeek plan is perfect for people with e-commerce and larger sites, or more geeky development needs like staging and GIT integration
Step 2. Choosing Domain
Choose to buy a new domain, or sign up with an existing domain. GrowBig and GoGeek plans include 1 free website transfer, so it’s super easy to get started with your current domain address!
Step 3. Review and Complete
Review your 1 year signup promotional discount rate and pay for your subscription. And don’t worry, if you are unhappy with their service after trying it out you can get a full refund within your first 30 days of signing up. But you are going to love them!
That’s it! It couldn’t be simpler. Siteground Customer Service is great with helping you through the process. I highly recommend their migration services. But if you do manage everything yourself, they have excellent help files to guide you through the process.
How have your experiences been with web hosting? Share your questions and tips in the comments below!