I compare SiteGround vs GoDaddy WordPress web hosting and cover the most important categories you should consider when making a decision.
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Can the smaller, lesser-known SiteGround compare with the brand name, resource empowered GoDaddy?
I try my best to do an apples-to-apples comparison in multiple categories based on the information I can find on both websites, as that is generally the only information most people have at hand when making a decision.
The first category is support. In my opinion, it is the most important thing to consider when choosing a hosting service. Some point during your time online, something will go wrong and when it does you want to have support reps that are available, responsive, and will resolve your issue in a timely manner. You’ll see how SiteGround compares to GoDaddy in the support area where we look at the different options for contacting support staff and their availability.
Then it’s on to speed. People’s attention spans are getting shorter and shorter, so the longer you make your visitors wait for your page to load, the less likely they will have a good experience and want to return. The foundation of a fast website is the hardware capabilities of the server it’s being hosted on. What we’re looking for here is specifications and technology that tell us the servers are able to perform at fast speeds.
After that, you’ll see a comparison between the features that both hosting companies provide. I first go through the features that they both have in common, then cover what each has that the other doesn’t. This could be a game-changer if one company has something important to you that the other doesn’t.
I also like to take a look at what other people are saying about GoDaddy and SiteGround. It’s one thing to look at their websites and see what they say about themselves and another thing to hear what actual users of their services are saying. So I take a look at a couple of polls done by a WordPress Facebook group which compares a bunch of different web hosting companies. I’ll show you where each of these ranks in relation to each other and the other hosts in the poll.
And lastly, I cover pricing. Nobody likes to overpay for services, so I take a look at the prices of similar plans from each web hosting company to see which one give you the most bang for your buck when you include the same features. This overview also reveals a trick hosting companies will use to get you to pay more than what their competitors offer.