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  1. RJ Webb
    RJ Webb November 18, 2013 at 21:52 | | Reply

    I moved one of my sites from inmotion to siteground about 7 months ago. I’ve been 100% pleased with the performance in a shared environment. Occasional hiccups, but certainly not the average 10-12s load times I saw with inmotion, and higher with bluehost before that.

  2. Grant Palin (@grantpalin)
    Grant Palin (@grantpalin) November 18, 2013 at 23:54 | | Reply

    Some weeks ago I moved a few sites off Dreamhost onto Siteground. I’d been with DH for several years, and had recently been frustrated with speed and stability issues. The same sites running on SG were amazingly faster and more stable. I haven’t yet made use of all the features SG offers – such as the CDN or staging – but I;m quite pleased with the service so far. They offer amazing value for the price!

  3. fifty2ninety
    fifty2ninety November 20, 2013 at 18:22 | | Reply

    I was just beginning to look for a new hosting service. Glad I saw this before I made a decision! I’ve been putting it off because of the hassles of moving my WordPress site. When I read this in your review:

    “After signing up to SiteGround, my first real job was to transfer all my files and databases from my old host to the new one. I had a few subdomains and email routing to be taken care of as well. Thankfully, I didn’t have to lift a finger as SiteGround staff handled it all for me, at zero cost.”

    I had to read it 3 times. I believe it says that they’ll move my site for me? I’ll get on chat with them and ask them, but if that’s so, wow, what a deal!

  4. fifty2ninety
    fifty2ninety November 21, 2013 at 02:06 | | Reply

    I did it, Jean. The site is being migrated as I write this. I’m pleased. And now that I’ll be away from the other host, the RSS Aggregator will work on my original site. That’s one of the reasons I was switching in the first place.

    Hope all is well.

  5. Dan Knauss
    Dan Knauss November 28, 2013 at 00:25 | | Reply

    I’ve used Siteground for about ten years now. They’re not my favorite, but they cover the fundamentals really well and stand out from the pack when it comes to <$30/month shared hosting.

    They probably really were, as they claim, the first bulk shared host to figure out how to properly set up a secure, optimized environment for php+mysql apps and maintain 99.9% uptime or better. (The secret: sensible limits on domains per server.) Siteground support has always been fast, effective, and seldom needed in my experience.

    Where they hurt themselves is their user account interfaces and marketing materials. These have improved over the years, but they still come across a bit poorly to native English speaking audiences.

  6. Reginald
    Reginald January 8, 2014 at 09:48 | | Reply

    Hi Jean,

    Thanks for sharing this review. Was looking for a genuine one.

    I was thinking of moving to there too and your review just make it much easier for me. I am really tempted with their features; some which other hosting companies are not offering at all.

    Great write and take care!

    Happy New Year!

  7. Andy
    Andy June 15, 2015 at 17:25 | | Reply

    I agree with you, great post, thanks.

  8. aureliendebord
    aureliendebord June 23, 2015 at 11:09 | | Reply

    I was wondering if I’m gonna try their services, now I am fully convinced 🙂

  9. Zaffy
    Zaffy February 1, 2016 at 04:38 | | Reply

    I am using them for my clients sites for more than a year now.
    Wordpress, Drupal Sites in share hosting and even custom PHP in cloud VPS.
    They are very reliable, their support is really good and what really impresses me is how much well informed and trained are the people in their live chat.

    My biggest fear for them is if they grow too big and sold to corporate like EIG.

  10. Andrew
    Andrew February 1, 2016 at 06:37 | | Reply

    Thanks a lot for this in-depth review! It answers the queries I had with migrating host and the fact that it is all taken care of by Siteground gives me peace of mind.

  11. Jyoti Prakash Ray
    Jyoti Prakash Ray September 24, 2016 at 03:26 | | Reply

    Thank you for showing review about siteground. I had some doubt about their hosting quality. But after reading this i bought hosting service from siteground and really good hosting I have ever used.

  12. Jacob Blcak
    Jacob Blcak November 6, 2017 at 03:20 | | Reply

    Very interesting article. I agree that Siteground has good technical support and even a well optimized server performance, but in my opinion they have a client panel that is not adapted to the needs of a new user. 30-day money back is also offered by competitors, it is now the standard. I believe that package prices could have been lower. I personally use GetLark. Very simple client panel, cheap hosting packages (only $5 for one month, the more months the cheaper). Additionally, the hosting is free of charge for 3 months.

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