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SiteGround and their concerning disk usage limit...

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by Codliver, Apr 23, 2017.

  1. Codliver

    Codliver Registered Member

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    I'm creating two new ecommerce sites and wanted to put them on the same shared host. I've used hostgator for pretty much everything so far, but wanted to move to something that would be faster.

    Siteground appears to be the perfect solution offering wordpress optimized shared hosting and free ssl, but the problem is the disk usage. Unlike hostgator which offers "unmetered" usage, siteground caps you off at 30gb a month with a recommendation of 100,000 UV's a month.

    I'm concerned that with two ecommerce sites, with all their pictures, that I will hit that limit quicker than I expect, and they will then try to push their expensive dedicated servers on me. I've read some customers who seem to be getting their sites shut off each month for exceeding their usage, even with fairly small amounts of traffic: https://www.shoutmeloud.com/siteground-hosting-cons.html -- he talks about it here as well, along with some of the comments.

    Can anyone with experience with siteground give me some feedback about this? I'd rather avoid hostgator for something more optimized, but I don't want to be bothered with having to worry about usage restrictions when the sites are just starting to gain momentum.
     
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    So you mean you use shared hosting for e-commerce? Best of luck :p

    Jokes apart, you should at a bare minimum, go for vps plans if you are serious. Also , go for providers who let you expand your server when needed (aws does that without having to restart your server, digital ocean also lets you do that)..
     
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    I've been using siteground for 2 years. I have a site hosted with 180 GB space. Another with 90 GB space. They never said anything about the disk space usage.
     
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    But hey! It's "Everything unlimited" for a penny!
     
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  5. Codliver

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    I'm not taking stock in the typical EIG hosting's "unmetered" claim, that's why it was in quotations. I know from experience, though, that hostgator can handle 15,000 UV's a day without them shutting you down. On the other hand, there are constantly customers claiming that SiteGround will take their sites offline for cpu executions, and then push their cloud hosting or dedicated services. There are many people saying this has happened to them even with small sites that average less than 500 UV's a day.

    Every host is going to have customers bitching, but every problem I see with Siteground is pretty much the same: "we have low traffic yet they still took us down for cpu executions, then nickeled and dimed me for upgrades and service fees".
     
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    For uk hosting check guru host. They are very good.
     
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    If customer exceed the resources of the shared plan , of course the hosting provider will ask him to upgrade.. This is not bitching. This is normal procedure which eveyone follows for everything (not only hosting). If your pants are getting smaller you are going for bigger one, you wont look for the same size one. This is not bitching.

    The question is.. how cheap you want to be. Go grab a VPS and you will have guaranteed resources and you will can take as much UV your resources can take. For example, depending on the website with 1GB of RAM you can host that 500UV. However for 500UV per time we suggest going for 4GB+.

    Ok will cost you anything between 10-60USD (unmanaged without Panel) but you will not have to care about the "hosting bitching".
     
  8. Codliver

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    I think there is a communication issue. Point of thread was to figure out if fellow BHW members are having problems from SiteGround with traffic that otherwise wouldn't cause issue on similar priced shared hosts (ie. hostgator).

    Here is another example of what I mean with SiteGround and their seemingly limited "cpu time" allowance:

    If multiple BHW people say the same thing, then I will avoid the host altogether. Last thing I want is to start getting some momentum on a website and then the site goes offline for some unrealistic "cpu second/execution overage", when I am only getting a moderate amount of traffic like 20,000 UV's a month.
     
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    There are so many hosting providers that if it's a concern then why contemplate it, just look for something more suitable to your needs.