Kinsta vs. SiteGround

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Kinsta
Score 8.6 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Kinsta is a cloud platform used to deploy, host, and manage apps, databases, WordPress, and static sites, boasting 100,000+ successful web projects. Hosted on Google Cloud Platform’s fastest CPU machines on their Premium Tier Network offering 25+ locations. Projects are secured by Cloudflare-integrated DDoS protection and firewall rules. Includes 24/7/365 live chat support boasting an average first response time under two minutes for all paid subscriptions.…
$0
per month
SiteGround
Score 9.2 out of 10
N/A
SiteGround offers website hosting, as well as managed WordPress, managed Woo Commerce, fully managed cloud services available to support a variety of services, as well as reselling.N/A
Pricing
KinstaSiteGround
Editions & Modules
WordPress Hosting - Starter
$35
per month 1 WordPress install, 25,000 monthly visits, 10 GB SSD storage
Application Hosting - Hobby
Starting at $7
per month 0.3 CPU, 0.3GB RAM
Application Hosting - Standard
Starting at $20
per month 0.5 CPU, 1GB RAM
Application Hosting - Memory Optimized
Starting at $35
per month 0.5 CPU, 2GB RAM
Application Hosting - CPU Optimized
Starting at $36
per month 1 CPU, 1GB RAM
Database Hosting
Starting at $18
per month Starting at 0.25 CPU, 256MB RAM, and 1GB Storage
WordPress Hosting - Business
Starting at $115
per month 5 WordPress installs, 100,000+ monthly visits, 30+ GB SSD storage
WordPress Hosting - Agency
Starting at $340
per month 20+ WordPress installs, 400,000 monthly visits, 50+ GB SSD storage
WordPress Hosting - Enterprise
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per month 60+ WordPress installs, 1,000,000+ monthly visits, 100+ GB SSD storage
Static Site Hosting
Free
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
KinstaSiteGround
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Top Pros
Top Cons
Best Alternatives
KinstaSiteGround
Small Businesses
Flywheel
Flywheel
Score 9.5 out of 10
Flywheel
Flywheel
Score 9.5 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
WP Engine
WP Engine
Score 9.3 out of 10
WP Engine
WP Engine
Score 9.3 out of 10
Enterprises
Pantheon
Pantheon
Score 8.4 out of 10
AccuWebHosting.Com
AccuWebHosting.Com
Score 8.9 out of 10
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User Ratings
KinstaSiteGround
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(16 ratings)
9.3
(15 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(2 ratings)
9.9
(4 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
KinstaSiteGround
Likelihood to Recommend
Kinsta
I currently haven't found any scenarios whereby Kinsta is not well suited. Kinsta is suited to a variety of WordPress websites from business brochures to eCommerce. Kinsta's support is second to none, so if you lack technical knowledge, this is a great host to be with, especially if you need Managed WordPress hosting.
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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
Kinsta
  • Developer friendly; WP-CLI; SSH access
  • Amazing support - I never have to wait more than a minute or two to get a response!
  • Kinsta is also willing to troubleshoot issues that are not their own. They don't just say "It's not our problem" without helping to debug the issue.
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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
Kinsta
  • No email solution provide resulting in having to find some other solution
  • Some clients find the price point difficult
  • Some clients find the lack of phone support difficult (although we find their online support great)
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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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Likelihood to Renew
Kinsta
This is an extremely solid hosting product that I have yet to find clients who use it disappointed. I have had clients move from other competitors several times in search of something more reliable and scalable but not after they moved to Kinsta.
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SiteGround
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Usability
Kinsta
Their dashboard is really well layed out and simple to use for most users. I also really appreciate the fact that our clients are able to collaborate with us by granting us access. Their site migration tool is straightforward and painless to use as well!
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SiteGround
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Reliability and Availability
Kinsta
We never had any major downtimes with our service, and I believe that's because it's based in a cloud-based network so therefore our system is being shared amongst multiple points.
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SiteGround
No answers on this topic
Performance
Kinsta
As mentioned before the performance was amazing and pages were loading quickly. They also provide other tools to help you improve further.
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SiteGround
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Support Rating
Kinsta
They are quick to respond, very knowledgeable and I don't have to be escalated to get my problems resolved quickly. They have an efficient chat system that allows for support requests to be handled quickly and easily picked up by another specialist if the need arises. They are always there when I need them.
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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
Kinsta
Not really it's a really easy to use system and straightforward!
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SiteGround
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Alternatives Considered
Kinsta
GoDaddy is the one that drove me nuts. Downtime, poor performance, abysmal customer service. I switched to Kinsta because they looked like they’d do right everything GoDaddy did wrong (and they have). Hostinger is a company whose services I still use and am pleased with them. Their shared WordPress hosting is a good value and where I put experimental sites and low-traffic things that don’t justify the purchase of better hosting at this time. They also provide good email hosting and customer service has been good. My second-favorite service provider.
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SiteGround
I used Namescheap in the past. I believe Namescheap is a big company compared to SiteGround, as big as godaddy. I think because of that, you get what you expect. Good services, but maybe more costly and you have to pay for everything as extra. Email $5, SSL $10, CDN $10 etc In my opinion, SiteGround actually has packages that make sense for wordpress hosting. If my website gets a lot of traction in the future, I will need to upgrade from the current plan and maybe move away from SiteGround.
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Scalability
Kinsta
We worked with clients who have major surges of visitor hits on a Buddhist website, and Kinsta was definitely up to the job. They were able to handle this and still provide excellent performance. As well, it was easy to track down other barriers for Google Ratings using their system to further improve the performance of these clients.
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SiteGround
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Return on Investment
Kinsta
  • Our website was up and running in less than a day
  • Despite not doing a huge advertising drive yet (we're still not ready at the moment), we've noticed a steady increase of organic visitors to the site, at least by 30%, which still isn't a lot in overall numbers at the moment, but that is expected
  • Cost is higher, so we've had to separate a budget just for Kinsta
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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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