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What are the differences between SiteGround WordPress hosting plans?
If you don’t have a basic knowledge of the web pages, you will be a bit confused with the table when you enter the SiteGround WordPress hosting plan page.
Although SiteGround is very amiable to list a comparison table with the three plans.
But the length of the list, and full of the terminology,
Even I am too lazy to read it.
So I condensed the table of SiteGround WordPress hosting plans into the following:
Filter out the same parts of the three plans, left the different,
then we can easily find out which one you need it or not.
Suitable Number of Monthly Visits：
Monthly visits represent an approximate number of visits that the hosting plan is most suitable to accommodate.
It is merely a point of reference rather than a restriction.
Web Space represents the amount of web storage, allocated for each account according to the hosting plan.
Allow you to host unlimited websites or not.
Of course, you can also choose to register the SiteGround account many times to host each website on your hands. Like I have two SiteGround accounts, one is dedicated to managing my website, and the other is the account responsible for the cases of the customers. But suppose the customer requests to hand over the SiteGround account to him/her at the end of the business. In that case, I will create a dedicated account for the customer initially, avoiding still having a step of site transfer after that.
WordPress Special Cache:
SiteGround has an in-house developed WordPress plugin that enables the SiteGround SuperCacher. It accelerates your website by caching results from database queries and/or caching dynamic data.
One-click WordPress Staging:
SiteGround has a staging feature that allows you to create a copy of your live website on a separate staging environment with a single click.
And it allows you to test any new code and designs on the staging copy before pushing those changes to the production site.
You can push from the staging to the live site with one click and automatically create a backup of the live site if you need to undo the changes.
SG-Git for WordPress repo creation:
SG-Git permits you to create a Git repository for your WordPress installation, which you can later use Git to access, download, and edit on multiple local branches.
You will quickly deploy updates and show the differences between the local source code and the production or temporary site.
SiteGround has developed an in-house caching service to increase the number of hits a site can handle and drastically boost loading speed.
Their SuperCacher offers three levels of caching options to accelerate your site:
Level 1: Static content cache;
Level 2: Dynamic data cache, both powered by NGINX;
and Level 3: Database queries results cache, running on Memcached.
Advanced On-demand Backup:
By creating an instant backup, you can rest assured of any changes made to your website and recover from them if something goes wrong.
You can use the GrowBig and GoGeek packages to create up to 5 on-demand backups at a time or choose the StartUp plan to purchase a single backup.
Free Site Transfer:
GrowBig and GoGeek plans, provide а free professional transfer of 1 existing website per account.
On the StartUp plan, professional transfers are a paid service.
Advanced Priority Support:
Issues initiated on chat or tickets by GoGeek users are assigned with priority to our most experienced support agents available.
It doesn’t make much difference to me, and the support they’ve given to StartUp and GrowBig is already powerful and useful; basic set-up questions can be answered well in both plans.
( Click here to see Why do I recommend SiteGround to host WordPress?
Unless you’re a megacorporation or Unicorn, I don’t think there is a need to upgrade to GoGeek for this feature.
Collaborators Can Be Added:
You can add collaborators to your site; they can get their SiteGround account and individual site tools to log in to your site and build or maintain it for you. They can also contact SiteGround support for your site from their account.
Unless you need to update the interface of your website regularly, I don’t think this feature is necessary.
After all, we’re not running a huge enterprise, and we don’t change the layout every season; we don’t need a web collaborator at all.
As for your concern about the functionality of the backend of the webpage, I think you’re all hosting by SiteGround; there won’t be too complex backend issues.
If you meet a problem, SiteGround has 24/7 Amazingly Fast Support, and please use it!
White-label hosting ＆ client management:
You can register your clients as users in your account and give them white-label access to the Site Tools of the sites you build for them.
Seeing *clients* this word, you can cross out this one if you just want to build a website for yourself.
Staging, Pre-Installed Git:
Are more advanced Features they Provide for Developers.
If you are not, skip them!
Resources related to the CPU, Memory, and Storage usage of the server machine.
Resources related to MySQL and another database usage on your account.
SiteGround provides the ability to create professional email addresses with your website domain at no extra cost.
Here are the resources related to email usage in your account.
After we clarified the differences between SiteGround WordPress hosting plans and made a complete comparison.
If you are a small studio or personal web developer, like me,
your consideration should be roughly the same as mine.⬇️
If you’re just someone who doesn’t know anything about the program or web architecture,
wants to have a blog or a personal website with your domain name,
and has budget issues,
please consider the StartUp plan directly.