Creating a blog or website is tough. Everyone tells you how easy it is, but it takes a lot of courage and hard work. You can start the setup of your website in under 20 minutes though.
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So many options to pick from. Whether it be what theme you choose. The name you finally decided to go with after a long time debating. Of who you should choose to host the site. Many choices can be difficult. Let’s help you out by making one thing easier.
There are many hosting sites on the market these days. It becomes much more difficult to decide. This post is going to be comparing Bluehost and Siteground.
I actually started out with Bluehost when I created my first ever blog. It did fail. Not Bluehost’s fault, but I just wasn’t prepared to have a blog at that time.
This time around I made a different choice and did tons of research. This blog is actually hosted on Siteground.
My biggest issue for my first blog failing was because I had no clue what I was doing. I would have all these questions but didn’t know where to turn to. After doing much more research and understand a lot more about how blogs operate I made some changes. Hosting was the first place I started.
What to think about.
WordPress is a website creation tool that makes it a lot easier to manage your site. It is one of the most used tools for websites. With it being user-friendly and fairly easy to add plugins I understand why it is highly used.
The good thing is both sites can host WordPress. Each hosting site needs you to download WordPress, but it is pretty simple. I did find it to be a tad bit easier to install WordPress to Siteground than Bluehost. Just a bit more of extra clicking to get it set up.
Bluehost has been the #1 used hosting service for a long time. The thing is that Siteground has been catching up and has past Bluehost at one point. Siteground became the #1 site in 2017. Whereas Bluehost dropped to #4.
Siteground realized from day one that they wanted to keep their customers in mind. This has skyrocketed their ranking over the years. It is now deemed the best WordPress hosting site.
Both companies have 24/7 live chat for customer service. The biggest difference is how long it takes to be connected to a person.
Bluehost averages at 9 minutes. It may take less sometimes. Or more other times.
Siteground on the other hand averages at 2 minutes. Yup, that is right. Just 2 minutes.
We all know that time is valuable and it should not be wasted. To me, that makes a huge difference because when I get stuck I want help. And pretty quickly at that. Our lives are pretty busy and sometimes we only have those couple of minutes to be able to fix things.
Another thing you notice about the customer service is what people say about their experiences. If you go to twitter and look up @Siteground Support or @Bluehost Support you can see a huge difference in attitude.
Siteground continues to get such good reviews and tweets that it is impressive.
On the other hand, so many people are having issues with Bluehost. Most of the time they seem to not get their issues resolved or are met with terrible customer service.
Site going down
Time is money and you don’t want to have your site going down. Multiple times have I had my site go down with Bluehost. I would end up with emails almost every other night telling me that my site was down for x amount of time.
I work my butt off to put my site together. Definitely, don’t want it to go offline every other night. For any reason really.
With Siteground I have never had that issue. My site has never gone down and that impresses me. After having so many issues of it going down in the past I was sure that maybe it would go down a couple times. But nope. Siteground has been reliable that I haven’t had an issue.
It may be because Bluehost has too many sites that it hosts and not enough to support them all. It gets crowded I feel. Many people choose Bluehost because of how often they hear the name, but I would rather have a reliable hosting site.
Choosing a site is important when it comes to cost. You need to make sure you are getting the quality you need. But of course without breaking the bank.
Another reason people choose Bluehost is because of the cost. With a well-known name and only $2.95 / month, most people don’t want to pass that up. That’s pretty cheap.
Siteground is low as well. It is only $3.95 / month. That is not bad at all. Yes, it may be a dollar more a month, but it’s worth it. Having such highly recommended customer support and reliability is worth that extra dollar.
Many people choose to go for the cheaper one, even though it is just a dollar difference. Is it really worth it though? Maybe choosing the one that doesn’t bring down your site often would be better. You did put so much time and hard work into that wonderful website after all.
Siteground is only $3.95 / month with such great customer service. More reliable when it comes to keeping your website up and running. Easy installation of WordPress. And so much more. No wonder they ranked #1 in 2017.
I will link a brilliant article right here that helped me make my final decision due to all of the data provided.
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What is your main concern when it comes to choosing a host site? Is it the cost or the quality? What host site do you prefer? Let us know in the comments below!