The Engineer’s Cafe has been hosted on SiteGround for almost 3 years now. And I have to say that we switched to SiteGround with tons of expectations and I have no disappointment at all. The biggest expectation was 99.9% uptime that they claim and that is what they give. Our website has never been down since we shifted it to SiteGround.
The Transition to SiteGround
When we decided to move to SiteGround, we were a fairly new website and the hosting cost was a bit higher than the previous one. So, we really wanted the transition to SiteGround worth the money. And we are happy that we moved. A friend recommended SiteGround to us and we are glad that he did.
The transfer was an easy task, easier than one can imagine. SiteGround provides website migration free of charge. All you have to do is provide your previous credentials or the website if you have that and name server details and all that stuff. The process is intuitive and you have support all the way. You just have to give some details and the rest is taken care of.
SiteGround offers three types of hosting plans. A StartUp plan at $3.95 per month, a GrowBig plan at $5.95 per month and the GoGeek plan $11.95 per month. We started with the basic plan and have now upgraded to the GrowBig plan. The latter two plans also offer multiple website hosting.
Handcrafted with Love
SiteGround is proud of its philosophy of providing custom made solutions. It takes great pains to see happy customers. We have had two issues that we contacted the support for. Both were handled effectively and quickly. Their customer support is one of their biggest strengths. SiteGround proudly quotes:
Web hosting is our craft. Latest speed technologies are our passion. Unique security solutions are our specialty. Amazing technical support is our pride.
They also give 30-days money-back guarantee. You can start with any plan and try it for 30 days. If at any point, you are not satisfied, you get your money back. Some of the excellent features that drove us to SiteGround are:
As listed above, their support is the best. You get an instant response for the ticket you generate and your problem is gone in no time.
You don’t have to worry about website backups and monitoring. SiteGround also regularly updates Firewall rules to ensure zero vulnerability. And with almost 100% uptime, you will never have to face the scenario of your website being down.
That precious https://
A website’s credibility and reliability also depend on the SSL certificates. If your website is SSL certified, people trust you more. SiteGround provides ‘Let’s Encrypt’ SSL certificates for free with all plans. That is a big advantage to starter websites where you are looking for trust from your readers more than anything.
Speedy as hell
All the plans enjoy the solid-state drives, a synonym for sturdiness and speed. This is a big plus. Apart from this, free CDN and NGINX servers further enhance the speed of your website.
State of the art technologies
Whether it be HTTP2 or PHP7 or the SuperCacher, SiteGround harnesses the power of the most recent technologies and modern data centers across the globe. Read everything about the Speed technologies here.
While the tone of this article may be entirely biased towards SiteGround, I’ll add a few more words. This is not a sponsored article. It is simply based on our experience. This article does contain affiliate links which will not affect your pocket in any way but help us if you buy through them. And last, SiteGround is a great web hosting solution and I would recommend it to anyone. We love it and I am sure you will too.