By business.com editorial staff, business.com Writer | Updated Oct 02, 2018
SiteGround was founded in 2004 and is based out Bulgaria. This host offers a broad scope of web hosting and blog hosting services, including options for WordPress setups.
As with other blog hosting sites, SiteGround offers a managed solution for your WordPress blog. This means that the host will take care of installing WordPress for you, as well as transferring your existing website over to WordPress for free. SiteGround will also take care of all updates to WordPress so you won't have to worry about it.
The company backs up your data on a daily basis for internal purposes, but it also gives you access to those backups in case you need them. The number of backups kept on the servers varies depending on which package you purchase. The Startup package only stores one copy of the backup, typically the most recent one, but the two higher packages store the previous 30 backups. Support is offered 24/7 via phone, live chat and a ticket system where you can submit problems and request that a technician get back to you with a solution.
SiteGround uses solid-state drives (SSDs) for its servers on select plans only. For WordPress hosting, SSDs are only available on the GoGeek plan, which is the highest-priced plan for blog hosting. The lower plans use hard disk drives (HDDs) for the servers, which don't perform as well as SSDs. Different storage amounts are available depending on which plan you choose, starting as low as 10GB for the Startup plan.
This blog hosting provider follows standard security measures to prevent external and internal attacks from happening. SiteGround keeps your account isolated from others on the servers and also keeps a security team constantly monitoring threats at a server level. If you want a secure sockets layer (SSL) certificate to encrypt sensitive data on your site, you'll either need to use the top two packages (which include a SSL certificate) or purchase your own SSL certificate from a third party and install it on your site.
Even though SSDs are only available in the top-tier hosting package, all of SiteGround's blog hosting services are reliable and safe through constant server monitoring, content backups and WordPress updates. A fully managed solution through SiteGround is certainly a plan to consider.