Today’s webmaster has a choice of two great web hosting in the name of Kinsta and SiteGround. It’s a healthy choice to make as both the hostings are the benchmark for excellent performance and customer support.
Well, I see this Kinsta vs SiteGround fight as a young upstart (Kinsta) facing competition from an established hosting company (SiteGround). To be honest, this isn’t a face-off since SiteGround and Kinsta address the needs of different categories of customers.
In this post, I will help you choose one among these hosting based on your need and not based on which is better.
We currently use SiteGround for hosting this website and have a couple of other websites hosted with Kinsta. Also check out our other comparisons such as SiteGround Vs Bluehost and HostGator Vs GoDaddy.
Here are the details of our hosting account with both Kinsta and SiteGround.
SiteGround was started in 2004, their growth was tremendous in the last few years. Their high emphasis on customer support and performance has helped them increase their customer base from hosting 5,00,000 websites in 2015 to 2 million in 2019, a three-fold increase in a matter of 3 years.
On the other hand, Kinsta is relatively a new company that started in 2013. They were initially targeting only agencies and developers who were looking for next-level performance. However, in 2016, they shifted their entire infrastructure to Google Cloud Platform. This helped them to cut costs, improve performance and attracted small and new bloggers and website builders with attractive prices.
Kinsta is a managed WordPress hosting which starts at $30/mo. Whereas, SiteGround plans start at just $3.95/mo. To make it fairer, we will compare Kinsta’s starter plan with the highest plan of SiteGround which costs $9.95/mo.
Overview: Which Hosting Is Right For You?
We don’t really have one pure winner in this comparison. The winner depends on your requirements.
Kinsta offers better speed than SiteGround due to them utilizing the premium tier of Google Cloud Platform.
Does this mean SiteGround is slower?
Absolutely No, When you compare SiteGround with Hosting plans with a similar price to it such as Bluehost, HostGator or Dreamhost, it is 2x faster than all of them. Moreover, if you starting a blog for the first time or running an average blog, they are one of the most chosen web hostings. It’s unheard to grow from hosting 5,00,000 website to 2 million in three years without showing good performance. We will dig more into their speed and other features below.
If you have a budget of $30/mo or higher and in a lookout for a hosting that can help you decrease your load time by 300-400ms better than SiteGround. Then Kinsta is a better choice than SiteGround. It all depends on your requirements and budget at the end of the day.
How did we come to the above conclusion?
Below are all the tests that are done to reach the above conclusion. You will notice how both are neck to neck in each aspect of web hosting and proves they really are top-notch web hosting providers.