SiteGround vs HostGator for WordPress?

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SiteGround vs HostGator for WordPress? Just about ready to make the switch from Hostgator to SiteGround. I have a few questions though. Is it going to make my site faster? That’s my biggest issue. How can I find out?  What do I need to do to switch? (I’m not a techie so please). Of course besides signing up and allow them to do what they do in the back end.

SiteGround vs HostGator for WordPress?

Majority suggesting SiteGround for WordPress hosting. I am with HostGator till now. Is it worth migrating? I think it is a relevant question here because I want to improve the performance of the Elementor site with Woocommerce.

SiteGround vs HostGator
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Shon Allen 3 weeks 11 Answers 0

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  1. ANYTHING is better than HostGator (or GoDaddy for that matter). I haven’t tried siteground however. I recommend WPX Hosting after 15+ years of bumping heads with other hosting providers. I have been with them for the past 2 years and totally happy. I won’t be switching hosting again (as long as their support stays as the top star as it is right now). More expensive, however but well worth it.
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  2. I’ve migrated several clients from the likes of HostGator, BlueHost, GoDaddy, and other poor quality hosts to SiteGround, and they couldn’t be happier! It’s totally worth it. 
    You can’t go wrong, with the SiteGround Go Geek plan I have with Siteground running a couple of sites that really should be on a VPN due to being a little “demanding” really well and fast.
    10 sites on SiteGround and have several loads under a second. SG is plenty fast when you know what you are doing.

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  3. You are going to get people who swear by one or the other. I do NOT recommend ANY EIG owned hosting company (Host Gator). I would go with A2 Hosting. If you are NOT aware of how hosting works then I suggest you really read, and learn. That’s all I have based upon your post.
    I moved all my own stuff to Siteground for a year. Literally had no issues, then moved my clients. Again no issues. I wish they would upgrade their UI to present a more modern experience for my clients but the fact that email, CDN, and hosting work flawlessly is what I’m there for. I tried HostGator expecting to love them based on referrals but experienced very poor support when it came to a conflict between their setup and Google GSuite Mail. 
    I’ve been very satisfied with Siteground. Their products are great, they have one-click SSL and their support is second to none. They’re a little more expensive and there are some things that I’m sure will get better, but if you’re managing multiple sites, the reseller packages are pretty cool.
    I have sites on all three (as well as several more). Siteground and A2 Hosting are neck and neck in terms of the services they provide and customer service IMO. I actually prefer A2 because they are based in Michigan and that’s where I go for my fishing vacation every year. lol
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  4. You are going to get people who swear by one or the other. I do NOT recommend ANY EIG owned hosting company (Host Gator). I would go with A2 Hosting. If you are NOT aware of how hosting works then I suggest you really read, and learn. That’s all I have based upon your post.
    I moved all my own stuff to Siteground for a year. Literally had no issues, then moved my clients. Again no issues. I wish they would upgrade their UI to present a more modern experience for my clients but the fact that email, CDN, and hosting work flawlessly is what I’m there for. I tried HostGator expecting to love them based on referrals but experienced very poor support when it came to a conflict between their setup and Google GSuite Mail. 
    I’ve been very satisfied with Siteground. Their products are great, they have one-click SSL and their support is second to none. They’re a little more expensive and there are some things that I’m sure will get better, but if you’re managing multiple sites, the reseller packages are pretty cool.
    I have sites on all three (as well as several more). Siteground and A2 Hosting are neck and neck in terms of the services they provide and customer service IMO. I actually prefer A2 because they are based in Michigan and that’s where I go for my fishing vacation every year. lol
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  5. HostGator to SiteGround

    Move to Siteground which is a good place for hosting. And you’ll get a free email if you want it.
    They have a plug-in that you will download on your website that will help you migrate.
    On the other end of the migration you might have some minor settings to deal with, but usually nothing major.
    The SSL certificates, on the other hand, might need to be addressed, so be prepared for that. Siteground does have free encryption, a free SSL certificate, and you might want to call them and ask them about that.

  6. siteground gogeek plan

    In my opinion, siteground shared hosting plans like GoGeek are great for small sites, but if you need more performance, you will be disappointed with their VPS. You can add more cores and RAM and see no improvement past a point, so you end up blowing out your budget experimenting with resources. Just go straight to a managed hosting system like Gridpane on top of Vultr servers.

  7. Siteground with Cloudflare (CDN)

    Site speed is a combination of many things, it does not solely depend on one thing. Cloudflare helps, but it is not the only thing that helps. Cloudflare is a CDN that offers security/caching. So the point of it is to serve your website faster worldwide. Yes, it’s worth it. Yes, people have done YouTube videos on why you want it. No, it’s not the only thing that affects speed, no it won’t fix your page speed insight score of 30 on mobile. Optimization is WAY more complex than that. Many different things play into that including if not the biggest the way YOU designed the site and the plugins/themes you use.
    CDN is like the last thing I come to when I’m optimizing my website, Sometimes I skip it.
    A huge majority of the time, it’s all about hosting and your website (themes, images, etc), And less of CDN.
    Speed comes into play on both ends. In the CDN world, we call this first-mile CDN to your origin server (HostGator or SiteGround) and last-mile from the CDN server to the client requesting your page. Some things are going to go round-trip all the way to your origin and some will pull straight from CDN. You always going to have instances of cache miss where the content doesn’t exist yet on CDN and has to go back to your server. This is why I say having a host origin closest to your target audience is very important. It reduces that first-mile latency.

  8. SiteGround hosting WordPress

    Siteground is pretty great. I’ve used GoDaddy, 1and1, wix, name, and some others.  It all depends on what you can afford. If you have a site that’s heavy on photos keeping it speedy will be a priority so you may want to pay for a wp managed host like siteground. if you want a cheaper alt then start with shared hosting first and move up when you need to… the experience will be good to have… just make sure you use an image plugin and CDN like short pixel or smush. Cloudflare also has a CDN and much more.

  9. HostGator Support

    I’ve always been happy with HostGator hosting and support. I’ve only used them for small local business websites so nothing with a lot of traffic. Their live chat support has saved me a few times so I have no complaints. I am building my first woocommerce/membership website now and am using WPX Hosting for it.

  10. Hosting advice/discussions are not typically accurate unless your post indicates a good bit of detail. People end up saying “use what I’m using”. How many sites? How much traffic? How much storage do the sites require currently? Your own or clients too? Desired hosting interface? etc.
    I had Hostgator for a long time. Back then, at least, several of my sites got hacked into. Used Siteground for about 7 years now. Just switched my and client sites to CloudWays. Siteground’s answers have been so ridiculous lately. And when we were trying to launch a client’s site (located in Europe), their entire European customer service was not answering their phones. Cloudways has lighting fast hosting. Stay away from siteground. Bad TTFB (Time to first byte ) and overpriced, instead go for cloudways or namehero. Better performance and stability
    Have a look at wpx.net also. Tested as the fastest WordPress host. 24/7 support and they respond within 30 seconds. Been with them (10-12 sites) for two years.
     

  11. Siteground is ok but their support doesn’t reach very far. CloudWays are worth looking at, I’m considering moving to them when my current year is up. 
    From experience, HostGator isn’t a good quality host. I have hundreds of client sites hosted with various hosts and HostGator has always caused problems. 
    I hated siteground when I was with them. Was on an unlimited plan, but apparently, this still had a limit of 20,000 file executions per day. Whenever I had a spike in traffic and hit that, the entire package would become unavailable for the day.
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