SiteGround vs. Sungard Availability Services Managed Hosting

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
SiteGround
Score 8.9 out of 10
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SiteGround, a multi-national company headquartered in Bulgaria, 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
Sungard AS Managed Hosting
Score 1.0 out of 10
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Sungard Availability Services Managed Hosting provides IaaS with a variety of managed hosting options such as mainframe services, monitoring services, managed servers, and storage.N/A
Pricing
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Offerings
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SiteGroundSungard AS Managed Hosting
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
Top Cons
Best Alternatives
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Small Businesses
Cloudways
Cloudways
Score 9.6 out of 10
Cloudways
Cloudways
Score 9.6 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
WP Engine
WP Engine
Score 9.1 out of 10
WP Engine
WP Engine
Score 9.1 out of 10
Enterprises
Pantheon
Pantheon
Score 8.4 out of 10
Pantheon
Pantheon
Score 8.4 out of 10
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User Ratings
SiteGroundSungard Availability Services Managed Hosting
Likelihood to Recommend
9.3
(15 ratings)
1.0
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
9.9
(4 ratings)
1.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
SiteGroundSungard Availability Services Managed Hosting
Likelihood to Recommend
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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Sungard Availability Services
When shared with multiple teams, I could not find many products better than this. I enjoyed working in this aspect, it was smooth in cross-teams transferring. They have a good foundation of technology I would say, the thing it is lacking is in the usability for non-technical people. I have seen many struggling with this aspect.
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Pros
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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Sungard Availability Services
  • Security - no-one can access your systems, even you!
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Cons
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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Sungard Availability Services
  • I needed support for many modules, where I think I was not satisfied.
  • The detailing of each module is lacking.
  • If you form clutter of files, there is no solution for it.
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Support Rating
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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Sungard Availability Services
Support is completely inflexible in their policies and procedures, turning even the simplest request into a months-long ordeal.
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Alternatives Considered
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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Sungard Availability Services
I would select Sungard on the basis of technology foundation and functionality. It gave me an ample amount of features which I could use in a better way. The inter-team communication gets a better structure than the other products. I would use it on the basis of the above mentioned points. This has proven to be a good support for my team.
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Return on Investment
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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Sungard Availability Services
  • Positive - Inter-department report flow was quick.
  • Positive - Defined process gave us a defined to finish our goals.
  • Negative - Detailing on each module is less.
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