SiteGround was established in August of 2003 in New York by a group of IT professionals. Though the company is relatively new, its customer-sensitive policies have brought it to the forefront of web hosting. SiteGround’s datacenter is located in Houston, Texas where its servers host over 150,000 sites. They also have offices in the United States and Europe.
SiteGround shared hosting, virtual private servers, and reseller packages. The company has received many distinctions including the ‘Best Joomla Host’ award. SiteGround accredits their success to “[their] profound technical expertise and unmatched quality of [their] customer care.”
Plans and Features
At $6.95 per month, SiteGround’s yearly hosting plan brings you a very enticing row of features starting with free setup and even a free domain name! You can have unlimited subdomains and parked websites pointing to your site. At a nominal fee, you can also host up to 6 add-on domains on your account.
Both storage and bandwidth are unlimited. FTP and email accounts are unlimited along with unlimited MySQL/Postgre databases. A wide range of server-side features are provided by SiteGround including support for PHP, Perl, Python, and Zend Optimizer. In addition, a whole host of free scripts and software are available to you including absolutely free installation of Mambo, Joomla, OSCommerce, phpBB, WordPress, phpNuke, Moodle, Drupal, MediaWiki, and even a line of ready-made CGI scripts.
Your account can be administered through the standard version of cPanel that SiteGround provides. From this panel, you can install scripts through Fantastico, manage your files, configure email addresses, restrict access to your site with IP filtering, edit MIME types and Apache handlers, etc. You will also find two of best industry standard database management software readily available phpMyAdmin and phpPgAdmin.
Having received the 'Best Joomla Host' award, SiteGround is widely acclaimed for its Joomla-specific features. They also have a frequently updated section of attractive Joomla templates that would probably cost you a fortune elsewhere but just for being a SiteGoround customer, you get them free.
SiteGround Phone Tech Support: 1-866-605-2484
SiteGround has an excellent tech support team who known a lot about Joomla. You can contact support through one of three ways: email, a 24/7 hotline or live chat. SiteGround has built a reputation for itself for being one of the very few hosting companies in existence that can solve even the biggest of technical issues in minutes!
The phone and chat support solves level 1 issues that do no require actively accessing or altering customer files or databases. Otherwise the problem is pushed to the helpdesk where they will investigate the problem and resolve it.
You’ve got to admit it; for a hosting provider that’s still a fledgling, SiteGround has proven to be a prodigy. Their ultra-cheap pricing and the brilliant host of features that come with it leave very little to be desired. Plus, if you’re going to host a Joomla site, anybody can tell you that SiteGround is a name to be feared whenever Joomla hosting is brought up. Unlike many other one-hit-wonder companies that entice you with just free templates and installation, SiteGround actually backs you with a whole ton of technical knowledge and experience. All said, your Joomla site could be in no better hands than in SiteGround’s.