Hostinger vs. SiteGround – why you should NOT use them

Hostinger vs. SiteGround - why you should NOT use them

If you’re deciding between Hostinger vs. SiteGround, don’t use either!

Hostinger writes fake TrustPilot reviews and their employees pose as customers attempting to trick people into buying their hosting. They were banned from the WordPress Hosting Facebook Group when Hostinger sent an army of employees to vote for themselves in Facebook polls. Their support is also one of the worst out there. With high renewal prices and a security breach affecting 14M Hostinger customers, I wouldn’t trust them with your website.

SiteGround has their own problems. Throughout 2020, they changed so many things about their hosting and many people are leaving them. They increased prices, reduced support significantly, TTFBs have gotten much slower, and they have strict CPU limits that force you to constantly upgrade plans. Site Tools is a mess and their cloud hosting is trash. SiteGround used to be good but they’re not worth it anymore especially after cutting services and raising prices.

Do yourself a favor and use Cloudways instead. See why.


1. Speed – Hostinger Had A 651ms Faster TTFB

In this test, I signed up for Hostinger’s WordPress Premium plan and SiteGround’ GrowBig plan. Then I installed the same Astra Starter site while measuring key metrics in multiple tools. No caching or CDNs (e.g. Cloudflare) were used since I was strictly measuring their server’s speed.

Hostinger was significantly faster than SiteGround with an average TTFB of 513ms while SiteGround averaged 1164ms (a 651ms difference). Hostinger’s load times were also faster.


SiteGround Reports

SiteGround TTFB GTmetrix
SiteGround TTFB KeyCDN
SiteGround WebPageTest
SiteGround Server Response Time



This article was written by Tom Dupuis and originally published on Tom Dupuis.

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