Should I Stay with Siteground or Move to a Vultr / Digital Ocean VPS?

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OP, Why you restrict yourself to those services? There are many other hosts out there that have solid services / great tech support / and WAY LOWER PRICES
 

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Lightning fast speeds too I believe
I've been running a low traffic site (2-3k month/visits) on a cheap $3.5 vultr instance for over a year now (a grand total of around $40 per year) and it works flawlessly. It's blazing fast, in fact, It's WAY faster than some managed $8-10 month shared hosting plans (and you get a unique ip adress) because these companies are not resellers, they give full root access but with the disadvantage (for some of us it's a feature!) of having to manage everything yourself, they basically sell you raw power and it's up to you what to do with it, that's why it's so cheap (and reliable).

You do need to know your way around the command line though. There's no file manager (you can use an FTP client) and if you need things like ssl, extra subdomains, etc., you'll have to install and edit config files manually.

It works wonders for me since I'm a programmer but it can be a headache for regular people.

You could install (or pay someone to install it for you) Cpanel or one of the free alternatives (this is one of the advantages of having full root access, you can install anything).
 
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I have used many hosting serviecs across the year, it is hard to find anyone that can beat siteground in term of support and knowledge of their support team.

At the end of the day, it depends on whether you want to spend your time making money or messing around with server config.
 

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I have used many hosting serviecs across the year, it is hard to find anyone that can beat siteground in term of support and knowledge of their support team.

At the end of the day, it depends on whether you want to spend your time making money or messing around with server config.

actually the first host I using is Siteground, the support is really good. they can do the technical stuffs without so call " ask u pay whatever " unlike GoDaddy support is kinda suck to core and current I does use Godaddy.
 

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actually the first host I using is Siteground, the support is really good. they can do the technical stuffs without so call " ask u pay whatever " unlike GoDaddy support is kinda suck to core and current I does use Godaddy.

This is exactly the reason why I like siteground alot.
 

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VPS like Digital Ocean. If you have no time to learn and manage it, find a service in fiverr or upwork. Good luck
 

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This is exactly the reason why I like siteground alot.
yea, I still remember they help me clear some junk file inside my Cpanel, after they check noticed got many junk files and automatic they clear , Go daddy should better learn how siteground support works really is professional. Is shame Godaddy is i not wrong is USbase company , Siteground if I not mistaken is from UK ? i forget.
 

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I've been running a low traffic site (2-3k month/visits) on a cheap $3.5 vultr instance for over a year now (a grand total of around $40 per year) and it works flawlessly. It's blazing fast, in fact, It's WAY faster than some managed $8-10 month shared hosting plans (and you get a unique ip adress) because these companies are not resellers, they give full root access but with the disadvantage (for some of us it's a feature!) of having to manage everything yourself, they basically sell you raw power and it's up to you what to do with it, that's why it's so cheap (and reliable).

You do need to know your way around the command line though. There's no file manager (you can use an FTP client) and if you need things like ssl, extra subdomains, etc., you'll have to install and edit config files manually.

It works wonders for me since I'm a programmer but it can be a headache for regular people.

You could install (or pay someone to install it for you) Cpanel or one of the free alternatives (this is one of the advantages of having full root access, you can install anything).

I ended up going with Vultr with cyberpanel installation. But listen to this....I migrated my site from Siteground to Vultr and done a pagespeed test. There was not much differece in speed!

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I was a bit let down with this so I disabled my Avada theme to see if its the theme bogging down the speed of my website and it was! 100% page speed on mobile and desktop if I dont use Avada theme.
 

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I ended up going with Vultr with cyberpanel installation. But listen to this....I migrated my site from Siteground to Vultr and done a pagespeed test. There was not much differece in speed!

But....

I was a bit let down with this so I disabled my Avada theme to see if its the theme bogging down the speed of my website and it was! 100% page speed on mobile and desktop if I dont use Avada theme.

What theme did you change to? Avada is quite a nice theme.
 

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If you don't have any linux knowledge then just move to another shared webhosting, i'm also moving away from siteground because of the high renewal price.
 

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constant problems with Wordpress installation. Can't update site.... luckily I
If you don't have any linux knowledge then just move to another shared webhosting, i'm also moving away from siteground because of the high renewal price.

Were are you going?
 

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This has turned out to be a headache. Luckily I have not Siteground yet. My websites are still hosted there. I cant even make a simple update on wordpress site without error's popping up.
 

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Move to Vultr, that's definitely worth it!
 

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constant problems with Wordpress installation. Can't update site.... luckily I


Were are you going?
I did my research and were stuck with Hawkhost and Servikus and i decided to go with Hawk, my website has a small amount of traffic so hosting on a more expensive webhost is not needed, when i see that my webhost can't keep up i will switch over somewhere else.
 

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I did my research and were stuck with Hawkhost and Servikus and i decided to go with Hawk, my website has a small amount of traffic so hosting on a more expensive webhost is not needed, when i see that my webhost can't keep up i will switch over somewhere else.

What is the speed like, compared to siteground? I am currently in the same boat.
 

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I did not switch yet, but i will in 2 months.

I have to make the switch for 1 package this week and then again in another month for the next 2. Siteground has been a big improvement over Namecheap for me, but at the renewal price, I am going to want something faster.
 

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One of my sites hosting on Cloudways atm. Quite heavy on images on homepage, faster on pages & posts.
https://imgur.com/S8wlKK5
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Time to First Byte (TTFB) 's also important for site speed.
https://imgur.com/9Bk9Ow5
P/S: don't know how to show pics like other members did. Sorry, links provided.
9Bk9Ow5
 

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Move to TMDhosting mate. They have a good cloud hosting and cheap as well. Customer support is excellent. I transferred my all site there last month.
 
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