WPShout was happily hosted on SiteGround for years, from about 2015 to 2020. We recently switched this site over for the slightly higher performance possibilities of a (significantly more expensive) Kinsta account. But I’m still the proud owner of a SiteGround GoBig account for Low-Key Coffee Snobs, and a number of other personal sites. That’s why we’re offering you this SiteGround plan rundown today.
I also frequently recommend SiteGround for WordPress hosting to our readers, my friends, and my clients. For shared WordPress hosting, I just plain think SiteGround is the best choice for most people. (Here’s our complete SiteGround hosting review, if you’re still wondering if they’re the right host for you.)
So which is the best of SiteGround’s shared hosting plans for you? Here’s a quick summary of which SiteGround plan is right for which projects:
- StartUp: While we love SiteGround hosting for WordPress, we find that StartUp is lacking in both the features and speed most need. Avoid StartUp.
- GrowBig: For sites that don’t get a ton of traffic, GrowBig combines great value, features, and speed. GrowBig is the best fit for most sites.
- GoGeek: For WordPress developers wanting advanced features, or getting more traffic than GrowBig supports (>25K visits/mo), GoGeek is fast, feature-rich, and geek-friendly. GoGeek is great but pricey, especially on renewal.
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Understanding the Differences Between the Three SiteGround Plans
For the less-hurried, this guide should help you pick the best hosting package from the three they offer. The variety is good, but the choice isn’t easy. In simple terms, you’ll want to consider how much you care about performance, and which features matter to you. Those two things will really determine which SiteGround managed hosting plan is the best fit for you.
There is a noticeable price difference between the three SiteGround hosting packages (especially on renewal_, so it’s important to pick the one that is best for your WordPress site. Pay for too much and you’re flushing your money away. Pay for too little and your site will be unnecessarily slow and annoying while administering.
SiteGround’s three shared hosting plans are called StartUp, GrowBig, and GoGeek. And, smartly, I’ve listed those for you as they ascend the price-and-feature-ladder. ? So, as you might guess, you get the most great SiteGround hosting features with GoGeek, and the fewest of them with StartUp. StartUp is the cheapest Siteground shared hosting plan. Their middle tier, which I’m currently happily paying for is called
This article was written by David Hayes and originally published on WPShout.