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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Azure App Service

If you are developing an application in .NET with Azure DevOps included with CI/CD deploying on Azure App Service is the best solution. It is very easy to integrate with Azure DevOps (compared to ESB of Amazon Web Services). It will scale up your web servers based on load and requests.In some case when you are just creating a web page it is not necessary to use it. You might use Azure storage instead that is cheaper.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Gary Gray | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Platform-as-a-Service

Azure App Service
7.1
SiteGround
Ease of building user interfaces
Azure App Service
7.0
SiteGround
Scalability
Azure App Service
8.0
SiteGround
Platform management overhead
Azure App Service
7.0
SiteGround
Platform access control
Azure App Service
4.0
SiteGround
Services-enabled integration
Azure App Service
9.0
SiteGround
Development environment creation
Azure App Service
9.0
SiteGround
Development environment replication
Azure App Service
9.0
SiteGround
Issue monitoring and notification
Azure App Service
6.0
SiteGround
Issue recovery
Azure App Service
5.0
SiteGround
Upgrades and platform fixes
Azure App Service
7.0
SiteGround

Pros

Azure App Service

  • It has options to deploy using CI/CD.
  • It has great integration with Azure Devops
  • It has all the common runtimes, so we don't need to install softwares.
Rudolph Pereira | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Azure App Service

  • Jumps between resource sizes can get expensive
  • You may wind up putting a lot of eggs in one basket--not necessarily a con but something to keep in mind (most of your data will likely be managed and processed through Microsoft products/services if you fully commit to Azure App Service).
  • Learning new technology. If you're moving from on-premises to Azure App Service (or any cloud solutions), you'll likely have to rethink how things are done to achieve the same end results (and/or resources may become expensive quickly).
Drew Harrison | TrustRadius Reviewer

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
Emanuele Pagani | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Azure App Service

Azure App Service 9.4
Based on 7 answers
I give the Azure App Service support an 8 instead of a 10 because there are time when it is easier to google a problem and find an answer than it is to use the learning library to find an answer. I would say the universe of user group members willing to offer suggestions is amazing.
Richard Peterson | TrustRadius Reviewer

SiteGround

SiteGround 9.7
Based on 7 answers
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.
Laura Glover | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Azure App Service

Azure has many data center, their services are more reliable. Azure has way more features than both Linode and DigitalOcean. If someone wants a complete reliable service, he/she must go to Azure instead of Linode and DigitalOcean because even though azure charges more, it is worth the money you pay there.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Cameron Renfro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Azure App Service

  • Reduced the deployment time of ASP .NET applications in the company.
  • Gave us an alternative to quickly deploy our applications without granting access to the version control system to a third platform.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Gary Gray | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Azure App Service

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

SiteGround

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Azure App Service
8.4
SiteGround
7.6

Support Rating

Azure App Service
9.4
SiteGround
9.7

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