How Siteground Beat Cloudways

By Cory Maki Cory Maki has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
Published on February 18, 2022

There are a lot of hosting providers in the world and all of them provide different quality of services. They differ in terms of price, flexibility, opportunities, and services. Some are suitable only for small websites and startups while others can be used also by enterprises and websites with great traffic. 

Siteground and Cloudways are some of the most popular hostings suitable for different websites. Both are often used by creative essay writers that create websites for selling their services. These hostings are also greatly popular among startups. However, Siteground is better than Cloudways. Let’s discuss how Siteground beat Cloudways.

Siteground hosting overview

Siteground’s website has a pleasant and modern design as well as easy navigation. It is easy to find the necessary information on tariff plans. Virtual hosting packages are not the cheapest, but they include many useful options, such as free daily backups, CDN Cloudflare, and website builder. Hosting account protection is also included.

Cloud hosting packages are expensive, but there are many resources provided for them. Overall, the features of the plans are good. You can also build your cloud using the constructor on the website.

Dedicated servers are also expensive. The characteristics look good while processor models are modern. You can not find a better offer from other providers at a lower price.

For almost all packages you can choose a server location. The company also presents hosting that is optimized for work with the most popular CMS (Joomla, WordPress, WooCommerce, Magento, Drupal, and PrestaShop) and hosting for students.

All limits are listed in plan descriptions. Additional restrictions are not described in the Terms of Services agreement.

Siteground: performance

Siteground has extensive data centers, and its servers are widely distributed. It holds out the promise of a 99.99% uptime guarantee. Highly optimized SSDs and Linux Container technology contribute to its top-notch performance. Server response and page load times satisfy users. Siteground is easy to optimize and better than the other hostings.

Siteground: test period and billing

For shared hosting packages, the company provides a paid test period for a month. If you don’t like the hosting, your money is refunded, but only within 30 days of purchase. 

As for billing, you can buy shared hosting packages for a year, two, or three. You can buy cloud hosting packages for 1, 3, 6 months, or a year. The dedicated server can be purchased for 1, 3, or 6 months. Student hosting can only be purchased for 1 month.

Siteground: control panel

For virtual and WordPress hosting, Siteground offers users a control panel of its design. For cloud and reseller hosting cPanel is available. For a dedicated server, you can order the installation of cPanel, or you can install any other Linux-compatible control panel on your own.

Siteground: security

For all packages, SiteGround provides protection from DDoS attacks, application firewall, free SSL and SGtool – antivirus and malware scanner. If you’ve installed WordPress or Joomla, the company is responsible for updating core CMS files and plugins, as well as detecting and fixing vulnerabilities. So you won’t have to worry about the security of your websites or update the files manually.

All reseller and shared hosting accounts are isolated from each other. If the neighboring account gets infected with viruses or uses a lot of resources, your websites won’t be affected. For all plans except dedicated servers, the company provides daily backups.

Siteground: OS and support

You can install any Linux distribution on your dedicated server. As for the OS installed on the virtual, cloud, and reseller hosting servers, there is no clear information. According to the information received from the technical support, they have Linux OS installed.

As for support, Siteground provides 24/7 live chat and phone support. Representatives respond quickly and politely. They are very proactive. The knowledge base is excellent.

Conclusion

In general, Siteground provides greater opportunities than Cloudways. Technical support at a high level. Cloudways’ clients are pleased with the absence of hidden restrictions or fees, all conditions and services are specified in the description of tariff plans. A big plus is also the protection of the hosting account, which is included in the cost of the tariff plan.

By Cory Maki Cory Maki has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team

Cory Maki is a former Staff Editor and the Business Development Manager at Grit Daily.

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