Let’s compare GreenGeeks Vs SiteGround. Both of these companies are known for their great features. They are two great choices for new website owners. I will compare performance, support, data centers, and more. The choice will be clear after this review.
In 2006 GreenGeeks was founded by Trey Gardner. GG is the leading green energy web hosting service that powers over 100,000 websites.
SiteGround is a popular hosting company that is known for their great prices. SiteGround launched on March 22, 2004 and SG is trusted by more than 450,000 domains.
One neat thing that these companies have in common is that they offer free domain names. You might be saying that a lot of companies offer free domains. The thing is that most companies that offer free domains only offer it for one year then you have to pay. Both of these companies offer free domains for life. You will never again have to pay for your domain, which is awesome.
Both hosting companies offer great hosting times. GreenGeeks has a monthly uptime of 99.98% which shows that their servers can run with the top well-known companies.
SiteGround has a 99.99% uptime which is the top in the industry. A neat thing about SG is that they display their monthly uptime on their website which shows that they have no downtime.
Upon observing both hosting providers SiteGround comes out on top when it comes to speed. SG has a page load response time of 300ms and GG has a page load response time of 370ms. Truthfully this is not a huge difference, but it is a difference. Speed matters because the faster your site the better ranking that you have and the greater chance that you get loyal readers to your blog or website.
Both companies offer cPanel. cPanel is probably the easiest control panel to use. If you talk to most bloggers they are going to say that they would rather use cPanel than any other control panel. The features are all there for you and it is extremely easy to navigate around.
GreenGeeks is powered by 300% clean renewable energy. Their network is routed by the top of the line Juniper edge routers and aggregated through Cisco and Juniper switches. You can expect SAS 70 Type 1 certified (audit report available on request). Dual-city grid power feeds, plus battery backup with automated transfer switch and on-site diesel generator.
FM 200 server-safe fire suppression system with early pre-fire detection mechanism.
GreenGeeks has three data centers that you can choose from and they have one more on the way. They have locations in Chicago, US, Phoenix, US, and Toronto, CA
SiteGround has server locations on three different continents. North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. You are able to choose the closest one for even faster site speeds. Locations include London UK, Chicago, US, Amsterdam, NL, and Singapore, SG.
SiteGround uses CentOS, Apache, MySQL, PHP and WHM/cPanel for its servers. Their data centers provide high level electricity redundancy with multiple failover options including multiple power feeds.
When it comes to the price there is a huge price difference when it comes to these hosting companies. GreenGeeks has a $3.96 plan, but you have to pay three years in advance. They also have a month to month plan for $9.95 a month.
SiteGround is one of the cheapest hosting companies in the world. To host with SiteGround all that you have to pay is $3.95 a month, which is a great hosting price.
There is no denying that both companies excel in support. GG has fast ticket support. They have a wait time of 15 to 20 minutes per ticket, which is exceptionally rare. They also have 24/7 live chat so you will be able to chat with their associates all night long. You are also able to call and speak to one of their hosting specialists. You are able to call between the times of Mon-Fri: 9 AM to 12 AM and Sat-Sun: 9 AM to 8 PM.
SiteGround has amazing live chat. Of all the hosting companies I have tested SiteGround has the fastest 24/7 live chat option. Similar to GreenGeeks they also have fast email support. There is only two differences when it comes to support. The SiteGround phone support is available 24/7. Unlike GreenGeeks they never close. Also, SiteGround often visits different cities and you can meet with their associates and other SiteGround users. Check to see if they are coming to your city.
- Solid State Drivers
- 1-click install tool
- Search Engine Submission & SEO Tool
- Marketing Package
- Real Time Security Scanning
- Built-in PHP Caching for Faster Page Loads
- Automatic Bruteforce Detection
- Hot Data Caching
- Apache Web Serving Performance Tweaks
- MySQL Database Performance Tweaks
- Free Website Migration
- Linux Operating System
- Dual Quad Core Frontend Servers
- WordPress Special Cache
- One-click WordPress Staging
- SG-Git for WordPress repo creation
- Full SSD Storage
- Customized Server Setup
- Free CDN with each account for faster site speed.
- HTTP/2 enabled servers which allows browsers to load websites faster.
- LXC-based stability
- Free Daily Backup
- SPAM Experts Spam Prevention
- Proactive updates and patches
- The Fastest Server Monitoring
- Anti-Hack Systems & Help
Both companies have great rating scores. Out of 200+ reviews out of 5 stars GG scored a 4.2 rating. Out of 700+ reviews because it is a larger company SS scored a 4.6 star rating. It is very close, but SG slightly takes the edge.
smallbadge.com – Love SiteGround. I stopped looking for a new host. SiteGround has all you can think of for a WordPress developer, full control with c-panel, boosting for your site speed and easy backend workflow. Fast and nice support and skilled tech support. With their price tag it’s hard to find a better competitor. A lot of bang for the money!
helpgrowchange.com – Although GreenGeeks pricing is slightly higher than some other hosting companies, I had read some reviews about their excellent customer service. GreenGeeks certainly hasn’t disappointed. The few queries I’ve had have been dealt with promptly, efficiently, and (if I was in front the person) probably with a smile. I can’t see myself going to another host until GreenGeeks go bust. And I love the promise of only using green energy.
I think GreenGeeks is a great company with great upside, but I strongly recommend SiteGround. They have better prices, 24/7 phone support, faster speeds, higher uptime, more performance features, they have a better customer satisfaction rating, and they 4x more users as GreenGeeks.
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