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Review of Site Ground

Site Ground are a very popular hosting company. Their basic packages include almost everything, and should you out-grow their shared hosting packages then they also offer virtual private servers and dedicated server hosting options.

Web hosting services

The information below is based on their basic package. Whilst it is believed to be correct, the services included in their basic package are likely to change over time so please treat this information as a guide and check before signing up.

URL: www.siteground.com
Basic package: Their basic package is a Linux based shared server.

They also offer a similar basic package on a shared windows server.

Starting price: $5/month for shared Linux server
$8/month for shared Windows server
Prices correct when last checked, but prices change so please check before signing up.
Geographical location: USA.
Domain registration: .com, .net, .org, .biz, .info, .name, .us

They will provide one free domain name (with registration) for each hosting package, which they will renew each year provided you keep your hosting with them.

They can host other domain names, but cannot perform the domain name management for domains other than those listed above.

Virtual Private Server: No They are able to provide virtual private servers via other hosting plans.
Dedicated Server: No They are able to offer dedicated servers via other hosting plans.
Data transfer: 900GB/month on shared Linux server.
100GB/month on shared Windows server.
Bandwidth: unrestricted
Web space: 40GB. Option to pay for additional space.
Max websites per hosting account: 1 as standard, but the option to host additional sites within the same account can be purchased.
POP3: Yes 1000 email accounts
Web based e-mail: Yes E-mail can be accessed via a browser.
Sub-domains: Yes unlimited.
IP address: Shared IP address. Option for dedicated IP address.
Web Statistics: Yes View site traffic stats, sub-domain stats, bandwidth usage and error log.
Log File: Yes
Database: MySQL, 10 separate MySQL databases.
Windows hosting also provides MS-Access database in addition to MySQL.
Backup: Yes Weekly backup.
FTP access: Yes 100 FTP accounts on Linux server, 1 on Windows server.
Front page extensions: Yes
Support: On-line information, forum, e-mail, telephone.

Unlike most other hosting companies you can see their information about their response times on their website. This shows how confident they are.

PHP: Yes 
Perl: Yes
Python: Yes
SSL: Yes via a free shared certificate. Option for private SSL certificate.
SSI: Yes
ASP: No not available on shared Linux server
Yes available on shared Windows server
ASP.NET: No not available on shared Linux server
Yes available on shared Windows server

The information on this page is believed to be correct. If you find any errors or omissions please report these via e-mail to: feedback@cryer.co.uk.