What users are saying about
29 Ratings
131 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 8.3 out of 100
29 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 7.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Platform-as-a-Service

    8.7

    Azure App Service

    87%

    SiteGround

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Azure App Service ranks higher in 11/11 features

    Ease of building user interfaces

    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Scalability

    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Platform management overhead

    8.5
    85%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Workflow engine capability

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Platform access control

    8.5
    85%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Services-enabled integration

    9.5
    95%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Development environment creation

    8.5
    85%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Development environment replication

    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Issue monitoring and notification

    7.5
    75%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Issue recovery

    8.5
    85%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Upgrades and platform fixes

    8.5
    85%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Azure App Service is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.8

    Azure App Service

    78%
    6 Ratings
    6.1

    SiteGround

    61%
    12 Ratings

    Support Rating

    10.0

    Azure App Service

    100%
    4 Ratings
    9.8

    SiteGround

    98%
    7 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Microsoft

    You may easily deploy your apps to Azure App Service if they were written in Visual Studio IDE (typically.NET applications). With a few clicks of the mouse, you may already deploy your application to a remote server using the Visual Studio IDE. As a result of the portal's bulk and complexity, I propose Heroku for less-experienced developers.
    Read full review

    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.
    Read full review

    Pros

    Microsoft

    • 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.
    Read full review

    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.
    Read full review

    Cons

    Microsoft

    • the learning curve can be tough (just like other azure services)
    • the UX/UI could be more intuitive (just like other azure services as well)
    • monitoring can be hard to understand
    • Microsoft's learning resources are hard to understand
    Read full review

    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
    Read full review

    Pricing Details

    Azure App Service

    Starting Price

    $9.49 per month

    Editions & Modules

    Azure App Service editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Shared Environment for dev/test$9.491
    Basic Dedicated environment for dev/test$54.752
    Standard Run production workloads$733
    Premium Enhanced performance and scale$1464

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Free and Shared (preview) plans are ideal for testing applications in a managed Azure environment. Basic, Standard and Premium plans are for production workloads and run on dedicated Virtual Machine instances. Each instance can support multiple applications and domains.

    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

      Support Rating

      Microsoft

      We had an issue where we deployed too large of a resource and didn't notice until the bill came through. They were very understanding and saw we weren't utilizing the resources so they issued a generous refund in about 4 hours. Very fast, friendly, and understanding support reps from my experience.
      Read full review

      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.
      Read full review

      Alternatives Considered

      Microsoft

      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.
      Read full review

      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.
      Read full review

      Return on Investment

      Microsoft

      • 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.
      Read full review

      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.
      Read full review

      Add comparison