SiteGround is my WordPress web host and here is why
I love SiteGround for my WordPress website host and they definitely deserve this positive review!
I have the majority of my websites hosted with SiteGround and am gradually migrating the rest over from my highly-advertised previous website host.
I was with a very popular, highly-advertised web host, known as GoDaddy for the first few years of my business. Unfortunately, one day, one of GoDaddy’s servers went down and I lost about two weeks worth of content from my website. When you have a site that pumps out daily content, this is A LOT of lost stuff.
I had some pretty pissed off customers, too.
GoDaddy was semi-helpful, but not helpful enough as I didn’t get my data back. For this reason, I also always recommend keeping your own website backups with a plugin like BackUp Buddy or UpDraftPlus.
Once I switched over to SiteGround, I also found their customer service representatives to be infinitely more helpful – they helped me with issues that GoDaddy would have charged me a premium fee for. I find this willingness to troubleshoot absolutely wonderful. They also generally have really short chat times.
I know that when I chat with the folks at Siteground, I’m going to have a solution in place – and quickly.
When you build your website, you’ll need two things to get started:
- A domain name – this is the “address” for the website, so for example, www.grouptize.com or www.nytimes.com are both domain names.
- A host – this is the “house” where the website lives. You need a house for your website, and the house is called the “host.” I always recommend WordPress for my websites, so make sure your host supports WordPress. (SiteGround does.)
Lots of website services offer packages, where you might get the first year of the domain name free, along with hosting.
However, if you’re not quite ready to build your website yet, you can always reserve the domain name first and add hosting later.
My advice is to reserve the domain name at the place where you intend to host the site.
This will make things a bit easier later. Even if there are cheaper domain name reservation offers elsewhere, this is still my advice since saving $10 just isn’t worth it!
Definitely reserve the domain name as soon as you can.
It’s a real pain in the butt when you can’t get the domain name that you want – so my advice is to grab it as soon as you can and to do so through SiteGround.