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Attribute Ratings

  • SiteGround is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

1.0

A2 Hosting

10%
2 Ratings
6.1

SiteGround

61%
12 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

1.0

A2 Hosting

10%
1 Rating

SiteGround

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

1.0

A2 Hosting

10%
1 Rating

SiteGround

N/A
0 Ratings

Availability

1.0

A2 Hosting

10%
1 Rating

SiteGround

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

1.0

A2 Hosting

10%
1 Rating

SiteGround

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

1.0

A2 Hosting

10%
2 Ratings
9.8

SiteGround

98%
7 Ratings

Implementation Rating

1.0

A2 Hosting

10%
1 Rating

SiteGround

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

1.0

A2 Hosting

10%
1 Rating

SiteGround

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

A2 Hosting

Never would I recommend this company to anyone. [In my experience] they are total nightmares to deal with and depend on. You can't depend on them at all. Plus, [I feel that] they lie and manipulate the search queries based on lies (they do NOT have radio hosting yet they have ads saying that they do).
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SiteGround

If you've got a WordPress site and are unhappy with the performance, support or price of your current hosting service, SiteGround is well worth checking out as it excels in all those areas. From a single one-off blog, to more robust hosting packages, they offer a range of options that are well-suited to any budget or service need. Everybody, from noobs to experienced developers needs support from time to time, and SiteGround's team is the best I've seen. Not only are they easy to communicate with and highly proficient to solve any issue I've thrown their way, they're also easy to reach with multiple access options with minimal wait times.
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Pros

A2 Hosting

  • the hosting hardware they provide is decent when you consider the price
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SiteGround

  • You get a number of page views as a guide to your bandwidth, and a fixed amount of disk space on the server. So you know what you have to work with. No hazy promises of “unlimited” resources.
  • If you pay more, you’re allocated a server with fewer accounts, so there’s less chance you’ll be slowed down by your neighbors.
  • Its self-help material is pretty good — close to InMotion Hosting for knowledgebase quality.
  • SiteGround tackles slow speeds from all angles, using SSD storage, Nginx, SuperCacher, CloudFlare CDN, and HHVM.
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Cons

A2 Hosting

  • [In my experience] customer service is awful.
  • [From what I've seen] they don't care about clients.
  • [In my situation their] first reaction is always to blame it on the unmanaged factor.
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SiteGround

  • Business model and clarity about prices after the second year
  • Server Performance when it's stressed or under a big volume of traffic
  • Upgrading model. Sometimes I felt like it was mandatory to update and pay more for basic needs, even with low traffic volumes
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Pricing Details

A2 Hosting

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

A2 Hosting editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    SiteGround

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    SiteGround editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      A2 Hosting

      Never would I use this service. I canceled 7 accounts I believe so far. [In my opinion] it's a waste.
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      SiteGround

      No answers on this topic

      Usability

      A2 Hosting

      [In my opinion] it barely works.
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      SiteGround

      No answers on this topic

      Reliability and Availability

      A2 Hosting

      they are only technically available but having someone say hello, i'm here to help, immediately is not real responsive if they actually never address the issue being reported. we don't contact support for the bland greeting, we are actually trying to solve a business process interruption
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      SiteGround

      No answers on this topic

      Performance

      A2 Hosting

      They are only good if you never update your website and i mean never. Otherwise their main performance diffrentiator is turbo web hosting, their highest shared hosting plan. When caching is working it performs well reducing load times by half, but as soon as you add a new page to the site, the updates don't show up until you clear the cache manually from multiple locations (wordpress a2optimized plugin, cpanel etc..). As they make updates to the turbo hosting A2optimized plugin, they do not test them properly and do not handle customer feedback about them, instead they are in denial and try to immediately convince the customer there is no issue at all! the old developer joke when they don't want to fix feedback: it works on my machine!
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      SiteGround

      No answers on this topic

      Support Rating

      A2 Hosting

      In my opinion they are unresponsive, rude, incompetent, and untrustworthy to boot.
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      SiteGround

      I don't feel stress about the website and emails hosted with SiteGround. I like the customer/tech support, the agents are always polite and ready to find a solution. My websites are secure and has a free SSL certificate - I can get on with my business. The boost in speed to the webpage loads is a big bonus especially when designing and developing websites online. They also provide tips and how to videos on various topics which is valuable learning tool.
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      Implementation Rating

      A2 Hosting

      [In my experience] it was a mess from the start and created problems ever since day one.
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      SiteGround

      No answers on this topic

      Alternatives Considered

      A2 Hosting

      No answers on this topic

      SiteGround

      Sadly, most web hosting companies are either not user-friendly or lack necessary features. No other web hosting company I've used has provided the level of reliability, features, and affordability that I've found with SiteGround with the exception of WP Engine which is a specialized WordPress host. SiteGround provides literally everything I want and need and does so at a very reasonable price.
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      Scalability

      A2 Hosting

      I believe they do not care about addressing failures when they occur. Starting out with a working service counts for nothing if you can't maintain it, fix issues when reported, and actually take the extra step to prevent them from happening again. You have to care about quality and customer service, and A2 couldn't care less
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      SiteGround

      No answers on this topic

      Return on Investment

      A2 Hosting

      • [In my experience] they have upheaved my entire business many times by not having working servers.
      • [I feel like] they have inconvenienced us many hours with tech calls over stupid things.
      • [In my opinion] they have wasted so much time and man hours.
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      SiteGround

      • All the sites I've set up at SiteGround are performing faster than they did at their previous hosting provider. This yields a superior customer experience and higher Google/SEO rankings.
      • Their service has been rock solid, necessitating little support (which is admittedly less than ideal for my support business, but a boon for my clients bottom line) and zero downtime.
      • Easy to get new sites up and running, which speeds creation of new businesses and rapid deployment of conceptual campaigns.
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