Choosing a website hosting company without doing your homework is dangerous. Picking the wrong host can lead to all sorts of unexpected trouble. I’ve personally made most of the major host selection mistakes so the following is based on first hand experience.
It is almost impossible to find honest website hosting reviews anywhere on the net. Many reviews (most) are written by individuals who have little to no experience with the host they are reviewing. It goes without saying, proceed with caution.
Beginning in late 2013 one company began acquiring many of the well know website hosting companies. Some say overall website hosting quality decreased because of these acquisitions. If you would like to know who owns whom – click here.
After many years of hosting WordPress on many of the more popular hosting services I ultimately chose SiteGround as my hosting provider.
I’ll refrain for writing about my extensive negative experience with the various companies I tried before SiteGround and focus on why SiteGround stands above the crowd.
Why SiteGround For Website Hosting?
They do not over manage WordPress websites.
Most hosting companies put a pretty tight grip on their WordPress accounts, which means working within their rigid controls can be very frustrating.
Gold standard support is the best way to describe SiteGrounds support. My years of previous experience with hosting companies support was, let’s say, frustrating. The very first time I contacted SiteGround support I was shocked, it was polar opposite to my previous hosting support experience. SiteGround support was elegant and almost instant.
What I find interesting is I have never heard the following statement from SiteGround support.
I’m sorry I’ll need to escalate this issue to senior level support.
99 percent of my support questions and issues have been resolved with the support technician I contacted, either through chat or through a support ticket.
I’ve been with slow and I’ve been with fast hosting companies. SiteGround has earned the top spot when it comes to speed. Now, if you combine speed and their absolute dependability, there’s no contest.
Wait, is this a real support person I’m chatting with?
This one took me off guard. I’ve been through so many hosting companies chat trees and auto responders, but hold on a second, this is a real person I’m chatting with here. Great part is I connected with them almost instantly! I’m not sure how they manage to pull this off, but it is impressive.
You guessed it, SiteGround it my website hosting service of choice. Price it right, speedy servers, flawless support, and they provide incredibly helpful website tools. Do yourself a favor and take a look at the Grow Big Plan.