SiteGround is among the most popular hosts for WordPress users offered. For great factor. They boast an excellent uptime, strong server data, easy user-interfaces, and prominent assistance groups. They likewise occur to have unique hosting choices that are custom-tooled for Classy Styles members and Divi users. We’re going to break down their service and have a look at some functions so that you can make an informed choice when choosing where to host your WordPress site.
SiteGround WordPress Hosting Prices
Of all, let’s take an appearance at their rates structure.
Like many hosting platforms, SiteGround uses a discount rate for the very first year you utilize them. After that, you will see a boost to the non-discounted rate. For many people, this will be from $9.99 a month to$24.99 a month. While it is a substantial boost, it isn’t uncommon. Almost all hosts do this sort of offer for brand-new consumers, and when you’re comparing rates to handled WP hosts such as WP Engine or Flywheel, they fall right in line. The SiteGround Hosting Control Panel Upon visiting, users see a spick-and-span welcome screen with a toolbar near the top ( 1 ) and recommended actions at the bottom ( 2 ). You’re in the House tab, and you’re offered the choice to take a trip of your SiteGround account. That’s never ever a bad location to begin with any brand-new service. It’s a 3 minute video, so it deserves your time.
Once you have actually seen that, you ought to be reasonably knowledgeable about how the control panel works. The 2nd thing SiteGround provides is 2-step confirmation for your account. As constantly, this is a terrific concept, and we can’t suggest you making the most of it enough.
You will be most thinking about the toolbar of tabs near the top of the screen, however.
The Site Tab The Sites tab(and the Site subtab)is where you will discover access to, as you may have thought, the sites that you have on the SiteGround WordPress hosting platform.
When establishing your handled SiteGround WordPress hosting, you will select the main domain your website will have. That is going to be what’s noted here. Extra websites can be included utilizing the Add-on Domain function in the cPanel and the Softalicious WordPress installer SG utilizes. (Or you can utilize the popular 5-minute set up.) Any WordPress websites set up on your strategy will appear in the pop-up when you push the WP ADMIN button.
Believe us when we state this makes handling several websites on the exact same account a lot smoother than without it. That stated, the other 2 significant points in the Sites tab is
an open door to the Cloudflare CDN and totally free SSL certificates for all domains on the account. While a growing number of hosts are using SSL( not all, however, by any ways), having open door to a CDN is almost simply as essential. SiteGround likewise provides a Sitebuilder totally free, along with paid alternatives for their exclusive SiteScanner and a Devoted IP address. The devoted IP just includes $4.50 each month(per site), so that may be a great alternative for some folks. The SG Sitebuilder is practical, however if you’re going to have a WordPress setup, we recommend a page-builder style like Divi. More Options , if you click the 3 dots next to the cPanel button, you have 3 alternatives: C hange cPanel Password, Server Information, and Modification Main Domain.
Altering your cPanel password need to require no description, however the server information you can get appear on a modal, offering you simple access to your IP, information center area, and nameservers.
If you click Modification Main Domain, you’re provided the choice to alter what your primary website is for the handled SiteGround WordPress hosting. We advise you to work out care here. The main domain on your account is connected to a great deal of things, and if you alter it, something will highly likely break. That stated, it’s a easy and simple procedure.
Simply make sure to observe the SiteGround cautions and enter into it understanding that it’s not as safe as altering passwords or usernames.
You might likewise observe the Collaborations tab up top. Generally, this is providing somebody gain access to (either as a group mate or a customer) to the SiteGround control panel and site. You can pick what type of gain access to you desire them to have, however, so do not stress over them having the ability to completely take things over or bypass settings you do not desire overridden.
The actually cool part of this is you having the capability to white-label a site and provide a customer access to it from the back-end.
That isn’t a normal function
for many hosts, so we are extremely satisfied that SiteGround uses it on the medium prices tiers and up. The Solutions Tab The Solutions tab is one you really might not utilize that frequently. It’s generally where you inspect and handle the hosting domains and strategies you have. Under Hosting, you have Restore and Handle buttons.
The Renew button will take you to a CC entry page where you can pick to modify your strategy. Handle, nevertheless, takes you back to the Sites tab we talked about above.
Include New Hosting Strategy is obvious. You register for a brand-new strategy to handle under this
account. Billing, Affiliate, and Market Tabs There isn’t much to state about these tabs separately.
SG has a truly excellent affiliate program, where if you refer somebody you get $ 50. You established and handle that through the Affiliate tab. Billing is simply that. And the Market is where you can buy domains, tranbsfer them, and handle your personal privacy choices. Extremely uncomplicated, however likewise really simple to do. We’re huge fans of simply how easy it is to do since some hosts
make this more complex than
it has any ideal to be. cPanel Now, in regards to functions and accessing them, you will do a great deal of that by means of the cPanel. You can access it from your control panel by clicking the button under the Sites tab.
Once within, the SG cPanel is simple and tidy to utilize. You can drag the areas around so that they appear in any order(more cPanels require that capability). If you’re brand-new to cPanel, we have a terrific guide to get you began. Generally, this is where you manage whatever about your website. You handle e-mail accounts, WordPress setups, domain redirects and add-ons, caching, CDN, DNS, file management and directory site structure … whatever. Considering that this is WordPress hosting, the SiteGround cPanel likewise has a WordPress Tools area that you can utilize to auto-update, deal with their caching plugin, develop staging websites,
even get Git gain access to and move other websites. In regards to cPanel energy, it is among the very best we have actually utilized. Undoubtedly, cPanel is never ever the most basic or most classy UI, however this one is less chaotic than lots of.
We desire to point out the SiteGround assistance. They are renowned for it, and for excellent factor. The group is educated and timely, and not when have we needed to ask a concern that was left hanging without a response. Gain access to the assistance by clicking the enigma in the upper right corner. If you do not discover the response you require in the Quick Assistance dropdown, click View Assist Center
You can send tickets to them by means of e-mail, talk in live chat, provide a call, or go through a substantial understanding base. In our experience with SiteGround assistance, we have actually had the ability to discover the response to our concern in the KB quite typically. When that’s not possible, live chat has actually been extremely beneficial, and the tickets have actually been reacted to in under an hour many of the time(consisting of the preliminary contact).
Author’s note: As a SG user, myself, I have not had any individual interaction with the phone assistance, as tickets and live chat have actually constantly resolved my concerns. Offered how beneficial my interactions with the others, I can’t think of the phone assistance is anything less than outstanding.
Finishing up with SiteGround WordPress Hosting
Without a doubt, SiteGround has actually made its credibility as being a strong, dependable WordPress host. From setup to submit management to upkeep, the experience is developed with the user in mind. You can work together with group mates and customers natively, and you can access complimentary CDN assistance through Cloudflare and every add-on domain can have a complimentary SSL certificate. If you’re a Divi user and are searching for hosting, do not forget that SG has enhanced Divi hosting that is unique to our members.
What have your experiences with SiteGround WordPress hosting been?