Saturday, August 24, 2019

Web Hosting

Through a number of hosting packages, SiteGround provides web site hosting for:

  • Joomla;
  • WordPress;
  • Magento;
  • Drupal,
  • WooCommerce;
  • Prestashop;

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Shared Server Hosting

The preferred Joomla!® hosting provider of provides three shared server hosting package options:




Which package you select depends on your website hosting requirements.

Each hosting package in-a-nutshell:

StartUp: This hosting package option gives you all the hosting essentials you would require for a "getting started" website or an average sized blog or personal website.

GrowBig: This hosting package would be suitable if you require more resources than a StartUp package, or a greater degree of features.GrowBig package would be suitable for a single more heavily visited website or multiple average sized websites. Ideal for people who want to host multiple sites in one hosting account.

GoGeek: If you have a resource-intensive or heavily-visited website GoGeek would be a good choice. GoGeek customers are hosted on a server with fewer customers - therefore fewer customers share the available resources - meaning each customer is able to utilise a greater proportion of those resources. The GoGeek package is ideal for eCommerce websites because the server is PCI compliant.

Below we show you a more detailed comparison table of SiteGround's shared server packages.

Feature StartUp GrowBig GoGeek
Suitable number of monthly site visits 10 000 25 000 100 000
Web Space 10GB 20GB 30GB
Hosted websites One Unlimited Unlimited
Data transfer Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Free drag and drop builder Yes Yes Yes
Free CMS Install Yes Yes Yes
Free email accounts Yes Yes Yes
Unlimited MySQL databases Yes Yes Yes
Unlimited Sub-domains Yes Yes Yes
Unlimited parked domains Yes Yes Yes
cPanel Yes Yes Yes
Softaculous Yes Yes Yes
Faster Loading Of Sites StartUp GrowBig GoGeek
Servers on 3 continents Yes Yes Yes
SSD Storage Yes Yes Yes
Custom server setup Yes Yes Yes
Free CDN Yes Yes Yes
HTTP/2 Enabled servers Yes Yes Yes
linkSupercacher Options Level 1 Only All 3 levels All 3 levels
Support Startup GrowBig GoGeek
24 / 7 support Yes Yes Yes
Telephone support Yes Yes Yes
Chat support Yes Yes Yes
Ticket support Yes Yes Yes
Free site transfer No Yes Yes
Priority support No Yes Yes
eCommerce StartUp GrowBig GoGeek
Free shopping cart install Yes Yes Yes
Free Let's Encrypt SSL Certificates Yes Yes Yes
Free SSH and PostgreSQL Databases Yes Yes Yes
PCI Compliant servers No No Yes
Advanced Features StartUp GrowBig GoGeek
Multiple PHP Versions
(5.6 7.0 7.1 7.2)
Yes Yes Yes
Perl and Python support Yes Yes Yes
Free SSH and SFTP Access Yes Yes Yes
FTP account Yes Yes Yes
Pre-Installed GIT No No Yes
Staging No Yes Yes
Miscellaneous StartUp GrowBig GoGeek
Power redundancy Yes Yes Yes
Hardware redundancy Yes Yes Yes
Unique account isolation Yes Yes Yes
Server monitoring Yes Yes Yes
Auto daily backups 30 Copies 30 Copies 30 Copies
Free backup restore No Yes Yes
Free backups on demand No Yes Yes

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SuperCacher Levels

With the Startup hosting package, you have access to Level 1 only.

With the GrowBig and GoGeek packages, you have the choice of using either Level 1, or Level 2, or Level 3. The choice is made through your hosting cPanel under the section: Site Improvement Tools. You can even switch between levels to determine what is right for you.

Level Caching Type
1 Static Cache
2 Dynamic Cache
3 MemCache

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Shared Server Resource Allocations / Limits

Resource StartUp GrowBig GoGeek
Maximum Simultaneous Server Processes 10 20 30
Maximum simultaneous connections from a single IP 10 15 20
CPU Seconds / Program and Script Executions 1000 / hour,
10 000 / day,
300 000 / month
2000 / hour,
20 000 / day,
600 000 / month
4000 / hour,
40 000 / day,
800 000 / month
Average Process Execution time per day 2 seconds 2 seconds 4 seconds
Shared service CPU usage No more than 20% for a period longer than 10 seconds No more than 20% for a period longer than 10 seconds No more than 20% for a period longer than 10 seconds
Server memory per process 768 MB 768 MB 768 MB
Maximum number of inodes 150 000 300 000 450 000
Minimum CRON job interval time 30 minutes 30 minutes 30 minutes
Maximum database size 500 MB 750 MB 1000 MB
Maximum database table size 250 MB 250 MB 500 MB
Database queries Up to 10% of server resources Up to 10% of server resources Up to 30% of server resources
Mailbox size 2000 MB 4000 MB 6000 MB
email sends per hour 400 400 800
Recipients per email 40 40 80
Maximum attachment 50 MB 50 MB 50 MB
Maximum emails received per minute 20 20 20
Undelivered email retry time 11 hours 11 hours 11 hours

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Cloud Hosting Plans Comparison

Feature Entry Business Business Plus Super Power
CPU Cores 2 3 4 8
Memory (RAM) 4GB 6GB 8GB 10GB
SSD Disk Space 40GB 60GB 80GB 120GB
Data Transfer 5TB 5TB 5TB 5TB

If the above Cloud hosting plans do not give you what you believe you require - you can "create your own plan"

Each value can be scaled between the minimum / from value and maximum / to value independently of the other two feature values as shown in the table below.

Feature Minimum / From Maximum / to
CPU Cores 2cores 32cores
Memory (RAM) 4GB 128GB
SSD Size 40GB 1TB

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Cloud Hosting Features

WHM & cPanel Apache/Nginx & Centos
Email Spam Filtering Softaculous Auto-installer
Exim Mail Server Free Dedicated IP
MySQL & Postgre SQL Private DNS Setup
Free SSL Certificate 5 PHP Versions
IP Tables Firewall SSH Access
Fully Managed

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Premium Dedicated Managed Server Plans Comparison

Feature Entry Server Power Server Super Power Server
Disk Intel Xeon E3-1230 SSD Intel Xeon E3-1270 SSD 2x Intel Xeon E5-2630 SSD
Clock Speed 3.2 GHz 3.5 GHz 2.00 GHz
CPU Cores 4 4 2x 6
CPU Threads 8 8 2x 12
CPU Cache 8MB 8MB 15MB
SSD Disk Size 480GB 960GB 2x 960GB
Bandwidth 10TB 10TB 10TB

Dedicated Hosting Features

WHM & cPanel Apache/Nginx & Centos
SSH Access Softaculous Auto-installer
Exim Mail Server 5 Free Dedicated IPs
MySQL & Postgre SQL Private DNS Setup
Free Cloudflare CDN 5 PHP Versions
IP Tables Firewall Fully Managed

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Enterprise Server Set-up

Enterprise Grade Hosting Bespoke / Custom - linkContact SiteGround

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