In the last year alone we have moved more than 400+ blogs to WordPress and during that time, we’ve worked with more than 20 different hosting providers. Based on our experience we highly recommend SiteGround as the overall best host when it comes to hosting wordpress (or any site!).
SiteGround is a web hosting company that was founded in 2004 and has slowly but steadily become one of the best hosting providers in the industry. With award winning customer support and having now been officially recommended by WordPress themselves, they are easily the number 1 choice for hosting wordpress.
A few key points:
1. Multiple servers in US, Europe & Asia, so speed is optimized wherever you visitors may come from!
2. Free Daily Backups – Most other hosts charge you extra for backups!
3. Endorsed by WordPress
4. Free SSL Certificate – Helps make your site more secure and trustworthy! (Better SEO-Rank!)
5. 30-Day Money-back Guarantee
6. We use SiteGround ourselves to host our websites!
Why we love SiteGround
4 things set SiteGround apart from every other hosting company out there.
Firstly is their performance. Unbeatable! With cheap prices (from $3,95) they completely wreck the competition when it comes to loading speeds of your website! Sure, you can get better performance from other companies like WPEngine, but their prices are also 10x as expensive. When comparing loading speed to other hosts like HostGator, BlueHost, iPage, Godaddy or other hosts in the same price-range, SiteGround is the absolute winner!
Secondly: Everything just works. There are NEVER any issues with their servers, the emails, everything just simply works all the time. God knows how many times a day we experience technical issues from other hosts, suddenly their database is down and the customers WordPress site isn’t working – this stuff just never happens with SiteGround.
Thirdly: Their customer service is BY FAR the best in the business. As a webdeveloper, I often have technical questions regarding trouble-shooting or simply seeking information about their servers and the team at SiteGround is not only the most friendly, they are also the most competent of any hosting company I have ever used. It is an absolute pleasure seeking and getting help from them. They of course offer 24/7 live-chat support and I have never waited any longer than 30 seconds for an agent to help!
Most importantly, when you’re moving from Blogger you will need to run an “import” to migrate all your content over. When doing so, it puts a high load on the hosting company’s database. Most other hosts (Like BlueHost, HostGator, iPage etc.) have a limit to this process, so in most cases it will never manage to complete the import before shutting down the server – which then means that not all of your content gets moved over. SiteGround don’t have any limits, so you can always be 100% sure that your content will get transferred over!
We have tried on multiple occasions to import from Blogger on other hosts and in 90% of the cases, we have had to use our own SiteGround host to handle the import and then move the entire site over to the other host afterwards.