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SiteGround Vs Bluehost (Oct 2018) : 7 Tests, 1 Easy Winner – IHB

Siteground vs bluehost comparison
Siteground vs Bluehost

Updated: October 1, 2018

Are you having trouble choosing between SiteGround and Bluehost because you haven’t found any unbiased reviews that you can actually understand?

 Choosing the right hosting service is a nerve-wracking experience because hosting can make or break your website. You have to spend hours upon hours doing research, trying to understand what sounds like gibberish and then comparing all these companies. 

 I’ve done all the legwork for you and you’ll find a comprehensive SiteGround vs Bluehost hosting comparison below, along with many other hosting reviews and comparisons, including HostGator vs Bluehost and HostGator vs SiteGround.

Bluehost was founded in 2003, whereas SiteGround made its entry into hosting in 2004.

If you are too busy to read this entire review, here's an infographic that covers the main points.

SiteGround Vs Bluehost tests

  • BlueHost Vs SiteGround – Security Test
  • BlueHost Vs SiteGround – Uptime Test
  • SiteGround vs Bluehost Server Response Time
  • Bluehost vs SiteGround – Website Speed Test
  • Bluehost vs SiteGround – WordPress and Cloud
  • SiteGround Vs Bluehost: Customer Support

Bluehost vs SiteGround – Performance, Reliability, Speed test and Security

SiteGround web hosting developed some highly innovative approaches and ideas such as their own SuperCacher, latest PHP releases and SSD Drives(Bluehost recently started using SSD drives).

SSD drives are more expensive, but have proven to be faster and more reliable than HDD drives. SiteGround and Bluehost uses Apache + NGINX web server technology, running NGINX for static files and Apache for dynamic ones. This is a popular formula used by top web hosting companies. They use NGINX reverse proxy caching solution in front of Apache to give your visitors a fast website.

Apache VS  NGINX Servers – Which are better?

SSD vs. HDD: What’s the difference?

SiteGround has already released PHP 7.2 RC. The latest PHP version is 2 x faster and requires less server resource to deliver your website to the same number of visitors. Conversely, Bluehost has not yet provided their customers with access to PHP 7.2 and are still running PHP 7.0.

SiteGround and Bluehost PHP Version
The number of request/sec processed in the latest version of PHP is always higher than the previous versions.

Over the last 2 years, most sites are moving rapidly towards HTTPS due to free certificate By Lets Encrypt and Google openly promoting HTTPS site.

However, one main issue with people moving towards HTTPS site has been the slight increase in load time as a result. This was addressed by SiteGround using the latest TCP 1.3 and OCSP stapling method.

SiteGround features TLS 1.3 and OCSP stapling
All the shared and cloud account gets the benefit of TLS 1.3 and OCSP stapling feature. These 2 features improve the speed of encrypted connections.

Bluehost is much slower across the board in terms of updates and new features, which sets them pretty far behind SiteGround on the cutting-edge technology front.

The most recent survey Sitground conducted among its customers shows a satisfaction score of 97% in 2017.

This score has steadily increased over the past three years, proving that SiteGround constantly strives to improve the quality of the services they offer.

Siteground Customer satisfaction survey for 2018
Client Satisfaction survey for SiteGround from 2014 – 2017

 

Look at this video to understand how SiteGround is able to secure our websites from all hackers and other security threats.

1. SiteGround vs Bluehost Security – SiteGround is safer against multiple web threats and malware.

SiteGround has recently developed an anti-bot AI that protects their customers from brute-force attacks.

Read more:- What is Brute-force attacks and how it can destroy your website within minutes?

The new bot prevention system has delivered amazing results as it blocks as many as 2 million attacks across their servers. Not only does the AI system protect customer websites, but it also frees up server resources that can now be used by customers.

The AI system monitors all SiteGround’s servers simultaneously and analyzes the data. Based on the results, it takes automatic action to stop malicious bots. Some of the flags the AI watches include:

  • Failed Logins
  • How many simultaneous connects are present to different URLs
  • DDoS weaknesses that are already known in different apps
  • Various request types associated DDoS attacks
  • A constantly updating list of blacklisted user agents

When the AI determines that an IP is malicious, it blocks it and issues a challenge via a Captcha page. If the “puzzle” is solved, meaning that it’s actually a human and not a malicious bot, the address is whitelisted. And the AI learns from these situations so that it can reduce the level of false positives that occur.

Thus, SiteGround’s new security system is much more efficient at protecting customer websites.

Bluehost relies on Cloudflare to protect its customers from DDoS attacks. They also offer other security features, such as spam protection, password-protected directories, and an option to blacklist certain IPs.

★ Winner

SiteGround wins by a long-shot because they’ve developed their own AI to thwart brute-force attacks and aren’t relying on a third party to protect their customers.

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2. Bluehost Vs SiteGround Uptime Test – Which Hosting Offers Better Uptime?

Uptime is the amount of time your website is up and running to your visitors. There are many chances that your website might be not available to your visitors as a result of hardware failure, server maintenance, power shutdown, etc., by your web hosting company. That’s why this test is very important as less uptime can bring a lot of loss to your business through loss of credibility, lost sales, Google rank loss, etc,.

Both Bluehost and SiteGround promises 99.99% uptime guarantees. However, practice shows that Bluehost has significant and consistent issues with downtime, leading to an average uptime of less than 98% per month.

SiteGround, on the other hand, does not exhibit any major problems with downtime. In fact, over the past year, their average uptime exceeded 99.99%. This proves that their servers are highly reliable and some of the best in the industry.

We used Host Tracker to monitor approximately 150 Bluehost and SiteGround websites to determine a more accurate figure for their uptime.

To see different estimates for uptime percentage, you can change the date variables for the following interactive graph using this Live hosting uptime tracking tool from Inlinehostblogger. Continue reading

SiteGround Vs HostGator – (Oct 2018) Which Is The Best Host?

Updated: October 2, 2018

Creating a website with a poor web hosting company is like building a house on quicksand. Eventually, you are going to have structural problems. Because your web hosting company is so important, this review will compare two of the most popular: SiteGround Vs HostGator.

HostGator is a large web hosting and domain company with over 9 million domains and more than 400,000 clients using their service. Based in Houston, they have grown rapidly since their inception in 2002. They were acquired by Endurance International Group in 2012.

SiteGround was established in 2004 and now has 140 employees. They are strong supporters of open-source software and have custom hosting plans for WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, Magento, and other popular programs. Currently, they host over 250,000 clients worldwide.

SiteGround and HostGator – Live review by current user

Lets start with live user review of SiteGround and HostGator by current users, posted by them in twitter.



As seen from the twitter feed, SiteGround has a very high customer satisfaction compared to HostGator.

SiteGround Vs HostGator-Uptime Report

As you can guess from the name, uptime is a critical measurement of web hosting companies. It is the total amount of time the company’s servers are up, operational and effectively serving websites for their clients.

SiteGround states they have a guarantee to be up 99.9% of the time. This guarantee applies across the board, no matter which plans you have. Much of their strength is in their custom programming, like a detection system they built which “sniffs out” potential downtime problems and automatically corrects them.

Similarly, HostGator guarantees to deliver 99.9% uptime. You get this guarantee whether you purchase the smallest intro plan, use the reseller plan or utilize their most complex dedicated server technology. A separate guarantee offers additional coverage for Network clients.

Let’s look at the raw numbers:

• The average 6-month uptime for SiteGround during our study (tested for 10 sites based in different parts of the globe): 99.99%. This means your website could potentially be off-line for just over four hours over six months of service.
• The average 6-month uptime for HostGator tested for 10 sites based all over the planet: also 99.99%. Like SiteGround, your site could potentially be offline for around four hours over 6 months.

But consider this: SiteGround was online with no downtime for 100 percent of the time during long periods of our study. This is unusual for any web host and a good testimonial for SiteGround.

Further, we are tracking uptime of a test website using Pingdom and here are the results.

Here are the test website used and the results.

For SiteGround- inlinehostblogger.com

Siteground uptime report for test website

For HostGator –  hg-inlinehosting.com

hostgator uptime for test website

 

From the above test result, we can conclude that SiteGround has a better uptime compared to HostGator.

Read our extensive Bluehost vs Siteground web hosting comparison review.

We have a unique interactive graph here that lets you enter different data points to see various results for each hosting service. This graph tracks real-time uptime of around 150 websites hosted under these hosting companies.

 

More Extensive stats on HostGator can be read from this Bluehost Vs HostGator Vs DreamHost Review

★ Winner Tie.

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SiteGround Vs HostGator – Speed Test

SiteGround had good quality speed results based on a unique quality of many open-source projects: They respond well to good caching systems. Knowing this, SiteGround built the SuperCacher, a custom-made cache process that keeps things moving fast. On the other hand, HostGator focused on employing more equipment and server layers to allow faster speeds and better service.

TTFB or Time to First Byte refers to how quickly the host’s server sends the first byte of data when responding to a request. This is an important metric because it allows us to test the speed and quality of the servers independent of front-end issues.

So here are the results for SiteGround and HostGator w.r.t TTFB.

HostGator TTFB test result
TTFB of this test website hosted at HostGator was recorded as 0.37s, which is an excellent TTFB for any website.
Siteground-first-byte test result
SiteGround’s TTFB was even better at 0.3s.

Take a look at these stats:

• The average speed of a website hosted on SiteGround (Optimized 10 sites): 1.1 seconds.
• The average speed of a website hosted on HostGator (Optimized 10 sites): 1.25 seconds.

HostGator looses to SiteGround on pure speed. SiteGround has made significant investments like VPS servers that use Supermicro Server Chassis, Dual AMD Opteron CPUs, SuperCacher, and RAID 10 Disk Arrays. To get a custom look at different speed scenarios,  I have conducted a speed test for 2 similar sites hosted on SiteGround and HostGator from different continents. To make it appealing, two websites used are similar in size, content, requests, and attachments.

Speed Of Sites Hosted On SiteGround

Testing LocationTest 1Test 2Test 3
New York0.90.70.65
Amsterdam1.31.21.2
Melbourne2.42.52.4

Speed Of Sites Hosted On HostGator

Testing LocationTest 1Test 2Test 3
New York1.00.850.7
Amsterdam1.61.51.5
Melbourne2.21.712.0

As expected, SiteGround loaded faster in USA and Netherlands whereas HostGator tops in Australia. This is mainly due to the availability of servers for SiteGround in Netherlands and USA region. And also, their inability to have data centre in Australia, where HostGator manages to have a data centre.

Here’s a why website hosted on SiteGround is faster than HostGator.

★ Winner SiteGround.

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Server Response Time

In essence, a web server is really a big hard drive in an off-site, secure location. The speed of each machine will make a big impact on how fast your site is. SiteGround, who put customer support and satisfaction above all, purposefully keep server loads low. That means they have room to allow for surges and seasonal increases, like during holidays and near the end of the year.

HostGator has an impressive battery of server arrays, which work instantly to balance loads and keep server response high.

These are the hard numbers:

• The average server response time for SiteGround over our 6 months study (10 Optimized sites): 650 ms.
• The average server response time for HostGator for the same time period (same 10 Optimized sites): 750 ms.

We used the Load Impact app to send up to 100 concurrent visitors and test the load time of the website. The Green Line indicates the number of visitors and blue line represent the adjacent response time as the traffic increase.

Here are some of the steps taken to ensure that all tests were fair as possible.

  • Each site is a WordPress site of Installation 4 with the same theme installed and the same number of images, pages size, content, and request.
  • All the plugins and catching system was disabled
  • The test was conducted several times and the best results are displayed here.
  • Server location of both these hosting companieswase located on Ashburn, VA, and Portland, Oregon.

Response time of SiteGround

SiteGround response time
SiteGround response time was recorder at 0.5ms for upto 100 concurrent visitors.

Have a look at the source and full test result from Load Impact for SiteGround

SiteGround clocked a response time of 0.5s throughout the test, the blue line ( which indicate response time) remained flat for upto 100 concurrent visitors. This means, number of visitors and their multiple requests didnt have much impact on the response time of SiteGround servers.

Siteground servers were stable and performed with high quality even when there was heavy load applied on the servers.

Response time of HostGator

Hostgator load impact test
HostGator response time was clocked at 0.4ms until 40 concurrent visitors.

Click here to have a look at the source and full test result from Load Impact for HostGator

HostGator clocked a response time of 0.4ms until the traffic reached 50. After that, response time started varying heavily and finally, server stopped responding at 75 concurrent visitors. However, handling 50 concurrent visistors at a response time of 0.4ms is a good benchmark for a shared hosting server.

Here's an another test on the response time of HostGator and SiteGround

Recently, another test was conducted on a smaller test website from a different location, and the result was similar.

Response time of SiteGround – 90ms

2ND SiteGround server response time TEST

Response time of HostGator – 120ms

siteground vs hostgator server response time

 

This concludes the superiority of SiteGround’s server over HostGator with a 1.5x faster performance.

★ Winner SiteGround. Again, SiteGround gains an edge over HostGator.

 

HostGator Vs SiteGround – Control Panel

Control Panel is where you manage all the backend part of your website. This is where you make major design changes, coding changes to your website. The ease and flexibility in using the control panel play a huge role in successful and speedily development of your website.

Both these hosting use Cpanel as their control panel, except some design and feature changes, most of the functionalities are the same.

SiteGround cPanel: Try Demo

★ Winner:  Tie

#HostGator vs SiteGround – Free migration (Transfer)

If you are someone new or someone with limited web development knowledge, it will be a tedious task for you to transfer your existing website from your current hosting to the newly chosen one.

SiteGround makes this process very easy with their super cool expert team transferring your website in less than 24 hour. Additionally, this service comes free of cost.

Here’s how SitGround’s transfer works. They got our very heavy test website transferred in less than 24 hour.

SiteGround-Vs-Bluehost website transfer feature

Similarly, HostGator offers the same service free of cost. I didnt get a chance to personally test HostGator transfer service, I will update this post once I do it in near future.

Here are some more details on the free transfer service of HostGator.

Hostgator vs Siteground free migration

Price, Plans and Features

SiteGround has a wide variety of hosting service plans for everyone from individuals to large organizations. They are especially suited to open-source projects like the popular ecommerce platform Magento.

HostGator also has a number of plans, from low cost starter plans to full VPS hosting and dedicated servers.

FeaturesSiteGround StartupSiteGround GrowBigHostGator HatchlingHostGator Baby
Disk Space1020 GBUnmeteredUnmetered
Traffic Allowed10000 Visits25000UnmeteredUnmetered
Email AccountsUnlimitedUnlimitedUnmeteredUnlimited
Domains Allowed1Unlimited1Unlimited
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Steps to High Performance

SiteGround early on niched themselves in the world of open-source software with customized plans tailored around specific packages like Joomla and Drupal. Their server response time is on par with competitors, although not at the top of the industry. Rather, they have concentrated on superior customer satisfaction.

Hostgator has increased investment in their infrastructure including more enterprise-class servers, 24-hour monitoring and stronger UPS backup capability. Their partnership with SoftLayer, a cloud computing provider, has given them increased capability and speed to service customers.

Customer Support

SiteGround offers telephone support in addition to chat and an email-oriented ticket system. The ticket system boasts a “first reply” within ten minutes, while live chat and telephone support are almost instantaneous.

HostGator has beefed up support to deal with their strong growth in the last few years. They have built an entire support portal on their site with quick access to live chat (Still has longer waiting time compared to SiteGround), ticket submission or billing management. There is also a customer forum with lots of quality content built up over years of service.

SiteGround Support Waiting Time – 0 Minute (Instant)

SiteGround support waiting time

HostGator Support Waiting time – 0 Minute (Instant)

HostGator support waiting time

★ Winner SiteGround. Both Web hosting companies have a fast, knowledgable and friendly support team to help on problems associated with our website.

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HostGator vs. SiteGround – My Recommendation

We’ve taken a good look at the features and benefits of two of the most prominent web hosting services on the Internet. No other site looks as closely as we do at customer support, uptime, site speed and overall performance.

That said, my recommendation is to go with SiteGround. Their considerable client base allows them to continue to invest heavily in increasingly complex server technology like DDR3 ECC Ram and customized hardware specs. The end result is their servers are faster, have better uptime and make fewer errors. For that reason, I can easily recommend SiteGround as the home for your next web hosting.

HostGator Vs SiteGround Score Sheet

SiteGround: 2 win

HostGator: 1 win

Tie: 4

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WP Engine Vs SiteGround(Oct 18)–Weighing the Pros and Cons

Updated: October 1, 2018

siteground vs wp engine comparisonAre you in the market for a web hosting company? Confused by the myriad of options out there on the Internet? It’s understandable because your website is your connection to the online and off-line world. It connects you to your community, company, clients, and customers.

This comparison of WP Engine vs SiteGround, two popular web hosts, will help you make the best choice.

WP Engine will be a good fit if you are a WordPress user. That is because WP Engine only hosts WordPress sites. Because of this focus, they offer a unique value proposition in combination with aggressive customer support. SiteGround is a web hosting company that began operations in 2003. They have been known for their progressive approach to Internet security. When they recognize that an attack is in progress, their custom security team works quickly to create patches to ensure the security of their client sites.

Let’s take a closer look at these two firms.

SiteGround vs WP Engine: Performance

One of SiteGround’s promises is that they will always bring the latest technology to their customers as quickly as is feasibly possible, and to that end, they have already released PHP 7.2 RC.

Using the latest release of PHP is vitally important because it brings a series of improvements in terms of speed, security, and efficiency.

To understand the difference, consider that PHP 7 is three times faster than PHP 5.6.

We mention this older version of PHP because, according to statistics courtesy of WordPress, a lot of people still use it. In fact, only 4% of WordPress sites run on PHP 7.2, and it’s likely they are all SiteGround customers.

WP Engine offers a mix of servers with some running on PHP 5.6 and some on PHP 7. However, despite this, they still offer excellent performance.

Conclusion: Despite SiteGround having the leg up in terms of the PHP version they are running, our tests have found that both web hosting companies offer comparable performance, so we have to say this one is a tie between SiteGround and WP Engine.

WP Engine Vs SiteGround – Uptime Report

Uptime refers to the percentage of time that a web hosting company is able to keep their servers online and serving websites properly. If a server is down, either all or some of the client websites are down as well. This is not good, because many people rely on their websites to generate sales and leads. Any amount of downtime is lost revenue.

WP Engine has a fanatical desire to try to achieve a perfect uptime record. While this would be almost impossible, they come very close at 99.9%. This is partly due to their No Overselling Policy which makes sure they have enough server space to properly service their customer base.

SiteGround has a 99.9% uptime guarantee which applies to all of their plans, even the more inexpensive ones. They have real-time detection technology which alerts them to any downtime and quickly works to find a solution. They have customized software that automatically repairs any errors that would usually cause downtimes.

Here are the statistics:

  • Average 6-month uptime for WP Engine (tested for 10 sites based in different parts of the world): 99.99%. That means your site would possibly be down almost 4.4 hours over six months of service.
  • Average last 6-month uptime for Siteground (tested for 10 sites based in different parts of the world): 99.99%. Like a WP Engine, this level of service means that your website could potentially be off-line for just over four hours over six months of service.

It is clear both WP Engine and SiteGround have strong uptime performance numbers. They both clock in at 99.9% uptime.

Below is an interactive graph that will allow you to plug-in different sets of data to see various outcomes for each company.

We wanted to verify our findings, so we conducted a second test using Pingdom. As you can see below, both hosting companies performed admirably, with WP Engine registering a highly impressive 100% uptime, while SiteGround registered an uptime of 99.98%.

Uptime Report of WP Engine

wp engine updated uptime

Uptime Report of SiteGround

SiteGround Uptime

★ Winner

We consider both SiteGround and WP Engine to be equal in terms of uptime as both companies performed admirably.

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WP Engine Vs SiteGround –Speed Test

In the past, website surfers were more patient with slow loading sites. Those days are in the rearview mirror, however, and fast loading sites have become a common expectation. Site speed is becoming so important that Google has incorporated how fast your site delivers web pages as a contributing factor to how well they rank your pages.

WP Engine has servers in the United States, Great Britain, and Japan. Customers can choose which server they want to keep their data on. More importantly, the international network of servers ensures that there are strong redundancies and stability.

SiteGround also has fairly fast-loading websites. This is partially due to their Supercacher which uses custom computations to cache items like images and theme elements that are used repeatedly.

Here are some specifics:

  • The average speed of website running with WP Engine (Optimized 10 sites): 1.3 seconds.
  • The average speed of website running with Siteground (Optimized 10 sites): 1.3 seconds. This number was 1 second just six months ago when we last tested it. They have slowed slightly due to an influx of new customers.

Time to first byte (TTFB) is the metric we prefer to use in determining the quality of a web hosting company’s servers. This is because it eliminates any impact other variables have on the loading speed of a website, such as the size of the site, the type of content, the structure and so on.

It also provides a more accurate comparison between hosting companies because the time it takes a server to deliver the first byte is dependent solely on the quality of the server.

SiteGround Vs WP Engine speed test

SiteGround’s TTFB was 308 ms, while WP Engine features a TTFB of 466 ms.

While WP Engine’s speed is not bad, SiteGround is better by a  small margin, proving they have excellent quality servers.

It should be noted that they also have 5 major data centers across the planet, which also contributes to this great speed because TTFB is also affected by the physical distance that the information has to travel.

★ Winner Tie.

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Server Response Time

Server response time refers to the speed it takes for a web hosting company to deliver all of the various elements of a webpage and present them in your browser. Several factors influence server response time and quality of servers is a primary one.

WP Engine has enterprise-quality servers and, unlike some competitors, they also have enterprise-quality system administrators managing their servers. That means you get high-level technology and support no matter which package you purchase.

SiteGround makes a point to keep the load on their servers below industry standards, so there is plenty of power and space to accommodate both temporary bandwidth spikes as well as long-term growth. Because they support a number of open-source software packages, they provide server optimization tutorials for a number of content management systems including Drupal, Joomla, and vBulletin.

A critical aspect for any site is how well the server it’s being hosted on can handle a large amount of concurrent traffic. When lots of people visit a website at the same time, the server has to respond to a larger number of requests. Some servers can handle it and some can’t.

We ran a Load Impact test, which means we sent up to 100 visitors to a test website at the same time. We start with one visitor and slowly grow the number up to 100, measuring response time throughout the test.

WP Engine’s load time remained steady from one visitor to 100 visitors and registered an average of 278.4 ms, which is an excellent load time. You can see the results in the graph below, where the blue line represents the number of visitors, and the green line is the server’s response time.WP Engine load test

SiteGround had a few initial spikes and then stabilized, leading to an average of 513.39 ms. What we found surprising was that the spikes were near the beginning of the test, when we only sent a few extra visitors, as you can see in the graph below, where the blue line is the number of visitors, and the green is response time.

siteground vs wp engine load test

★ Winner WP Engine.

Clearly, WP Engine offers better load times, and this is because they are customized for WordPress and also offer an inbuild max CDN. The latter ensures that your website is loaded from the closest server possible, which is why they have a lower response time.

The drawback is that you get this higher speed at $29 per month. Conversely, a SiteGround plan costs just $3.95 per month, and if you really want to, you can purchase the max CDN separately to achieve similar load speeds to WP Engine. The additional cost is $20 per month, making it a total of $23.95 per month, which is still less than the cost of WP Engine.

SiteGround vs WP Engine: Security

SiteGround recently rolled out a proprietary anti-bot AI to protect their customers against brute-force attacks.

The new system has been able to block as many as 2 million attacks across all SiteGround servers, making it a resounding success.

It works by monitoring all the servers at the same time and analyzing the data it is gathering. It then takes action automatically to prevent malicious bots from doing harm. Some of the things the system watches for include:

  • Number of simultaneous connections to different URLs
  • Repeated failed logins
  • Known weaknesses to DDoS attacks in different aps
  • Request types are known to be connected to DDoS attacks
  • Blacklisted user agents – a list that is contino9usly updated

What makes the AI incredible is not only that it can act on its own, but that it also learns. So, if the AI thinks an IP is malicious, it will use a Captcha page to determine whether or not it was right in its assumption. If the Captcha is resolved, meaning that a human is on the other end and the system wasn’t being attacked by a malicious bot, the AI whitelists the address and learns from the events to avoid future errors.

Thus, SiteGround now has a “smart” security system that has taken the protection of their customers to a whole new level.

WP Engine also takes good care of their customers in terms of security as their platform monitors traffic in an attempt to identify new types of attacks, as well as checking for certain request patterns from specific locations that could indicate problematic activity. Those attacks are blocked automatically.

They rely on rules, which are constantly evolving. The company claims that they block more than 150 million bad requests per month and they are constantly improving their rule set to stop attacks.

Though WP Engine’s security system isn’t nearly as impressive as SiteGround’s, it’s still a far cry better than the third-party solutions some other web hosting companies rely on.

Winner: SiteGround, their anti-bot AI take the cake without a doubt. No matter how great WP Engine’s rules are, a machine that has the capacity to learn is not only impressive but also much more efficient.

It doesn’t have to eat, sleep, or take toilet breaks, and can spot and learn new patterns faster than any human.

It’s like comparing the Terminator to John Reece – who would you rather have as a bodyguard? We’d pick the Terminator every time, which is why we pick SiteGround.

WP Engine Vs SiteGround – Hosting Plans

WP Engine has a number of hosting plans that range from $29 a month for a Personal plan to enterprise-level plans that accommodate large corporations and organizations. While the entry-level plan is higher in cost than some competitor’s beginning plans, WP Engine offers tremendous value due to their level of service, customer response time and quality of server uptime and speed.

SiteGround has Linux-based hosting offers for shared, VPS, cloud and dedicated servers. They have very basic introductory shared plans starting at only a few dollars per month, making them one of the more affordable web hosting companies at this level. Cloud hosting is available in the United States, Asia, and Europe and begins around $70 per month. Their GrowBig feature allows you to restore a website from a backup quickly and easily.

The following table outlines the relevant features, prices, and plans available from both services.

FeaturesSiteGround Start UpSiteGround Grow BigWpengine Personal PlanWpengine Professional Plan
Disk Space10 GB20 GB 10 GB20 GB
BandwidthUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Email AccountsUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Domains Allowed1Unlimited110
Free DomainYesYesNoNo
Control PanelcPanelcPanelIts own panelIts Own Panel
For 1 Month$3.95$7.95$29.99/mo$99.99/mo
12 month Plan$3.95$7.95$29/mo + 2 month free hosting.$99/mo + 2 month free hosting
2 Year Term$3.95$7.95NilNil
3 Year Term$3.95$7.95NilNil
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If you want your website to rank well, then it needs to have an SSL certificate. This means that instead of seeing https://inlinehostblogger.com, you’ll be seeing https://inlinehostblogger.com, indicating that your website is encrypted and secure for users to browse.

SSL certificates are essential because not only do they keep your audience safe, but Google has started to penalize non-HTTPS sites. First of all, the search engine assigns them a lower rank, but they’ve also started issuing warnings that these sites aren’t safe, essentially scaring people away from visiting them.

Now, both SiteGround and WP Engine offer free SSL certificates, which is great.

However, if you have a website with multiple subdomains, you need to set up and maintain a different certificate for each subdomain.

So, for example, if your primary domain is yoursite.com and you have subdomains like blog.inlinehostblogger.com, store.inlinehostblogger.com, and forum.inlinehostblogger.com, you’ll need a certificate for each. Managing all these certificates can be a pain, but there is a more effective option.

Wildcard SSL certificates allow you to use one certificate to encrypt a primary domain along with all its subdomains, regardless of how many you have. This makes life much easier.

SiteGround offers a Let’s Encrypt Wildcard SSL certificate with all of their hosting plans. By comparison, WP Engine charges $199 for their RapidSSL Wildcard SSL certificates.

★ Winner SiteGround, It has more affordable plans with choice of CMS other than WordPress.

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Steps to High Performance

Enterprise-level companies are finding that with WP Engine they are able to lower their overall spend on technology while increasing their company’s website speed and uptime. WP Engine, while focusing on customer service, has also developed solid, stable technology. For example, during a recent Country Music Association Awards television show in the United States, WP Engine delivered over 71 million page views in less than a day easily and effortlessly.

They have a good customer satisfaction level, although their overall performance lags behind SiteGround.

SiteGround has a good performance record in the open-source CMS and bulletin board worlds. They have quality server response load times as well as an easy-to-use control panel.

Customer Support

WP Engine has established a rapid reputation for customer service. They are able to do this based on a singular focus on the WordPress content management system. By focusing on one CMS, and not spreading their attention to Drupal, Joomla and other products, they have become experts in WordPress hosting and troubleshooting. That concentration helps them answer questions quickly and accurately. Customers can contact them via an online knowledge base, e-mail support, and a toll-free telephone service. In addition, clients can access a chat box that is available on every page of their site.

WP Engine’s customer service goes well beyond their customer support options. For example, their security systems include disk write protection, disk write limitations, script protection and “disallowed plug-in” monitoring. Backups are separate from databases and are stored as tarballs on the Amazon S3 platform. This level of care and secure handling of data shows the level of customer support the WP Engine provides their clients.

SiteGround has a quality support staff that can be reached by telephone, chat or through the ticket system via e-mail. Customer support is adept at handling redirects, security questions, database installs and other common technical questions related to open source software programs.

Because of their singular focus on WordPress, and their unparalleled concentration on security, WP Engine ties with SiteGround for the title of best customer support.

★ Winner Tie.

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Last Two Years

WP Engine has enjoyed remarkable growth since they exploded on the market four years ago. Just last year, they hired their 80th employee, a sign of rapid maturity and development. They have a stellar reputation of customer service based on the speedy response, helpful personnel and attention to detail.

Other web hosts may charge less, but for entrepreneurs that want a service that is reliable and fast, and backed up by a highly trained support team, WP Engine is the way to go.

WP Engine has continued to innovate since they splashed on the scene in 2010. In only a short period of time, they expanded their employee count to accommodate over 20,000 customers.

Recently, WP Engine announced a new WordPress hosting platform called Mercury. It uses a new technology called HHVM which is an open source project developed mainly by the gearheads at Facebook. In terms of speed, it is like comparing a regular family sedan to a NASCAR race car. While this technology has yet to be implemented, it shows WP Engine’s continuing commitment to pushing the boundaries of their value proposition for their clients.

SiteGround enjoys a strong reputation for quality they have developed slowly since they began in 2003. With a focus on Drupal, Joomla and similar content management systems, they are well-known as a quality host for those platforms. They have created their own custom-made programs for accounts isolation, speed optimization, and server monitoring, all of which indicates an ongoing focus on innovation.

 

Control Panel

WP Engine elected to make their control panel very simple and plain. It allows clients to manage their own websites with a minimum of technical knowledge. WP Engine is unique in that they have created a staging area so that customers can plan and test their website changes before going “live.” They have taken a professional web developers technique and made it available for everyday clients.

Compared to well-known control panels, WP Engine’s custom-made Control Panel is simple and direct. You do not need to be a web technologist to do fairly involved manipulations of your WordPress database and file structure. For example, you can set up and test new plug-ins and themes without affecting your live website. This “pre-staging” is a high-level function of web developers and WP Engine has made it available to normal users.

SiteGround, on the other hand, is more suited to open-source aficionados who know the ins and outs of their particular software packages fairly well. Whether they are Drupal fans or Joomla followers, they will find SiteGround is a good home for their particular software needs.
★ Winner SiteGround.

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WP Engine Vs SiteGround – My Recommendation

This review has covered the extensive details of WP Engine vs SiteGround in the areas of server times, page load speed, site speed, customer support, control panels, and overall performance. Looking at all the data, I recommend WP Engine for WordPress users at WordPress level who can afford their high prices. SiteGround along with HostGator can be an ideal choice for other types of hosting with reasonable price.

It was actually very difficult to pick a clear-cut winner since they are both so close to each other in everything, including performance.

In the end, it all came down to price. SiteGround is a far better choice because, for $4 per month, you get the same level of performance but at a more attractive price than the $29 per month WP Engine charges. There’s also the fact that with WP Engine, you are constrained to WordPress, whereas with SiteGround you can shift to a different CMS or plan at any time.

I would recommend you to have a look at this SiteGround Vs Bluehost review if you are planning for Multiple CMS hosting.

WP engine has dedicated their entire organization to optimizing WordPress hosting. This is particularly apparent when you look at the development of the WP Engine Mercury platform. This high-speed WordPress hosting environment is the result of WP Engine’s innovative approach to web hosting services.

If you have plans on creating your own site, SiteGround is the complete choice for web hosting.

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WP Engine Vs Bluehost – The Best Webhost Revealed

Updated: September 5 , 2018

It can be a challenge to select the right web hosting company because it seems like they all promise the same benefits: good uptime, fast servers and speedy websites at a low cost. But as we all know, often you make a purchase and find out later that the quality is less than what you expected when you bought the product.

In the case of web hosting, making the wrong decision can impact your life on several fronts – often your website is the core of your entire marketing effort. This article will help you understand the features and benefits of two of the most popular web hosting services on the market: WP Engine vs Bluehost:

  • WP Engine is an Austin-based web hosting company that was founded in 2010. Rather than work with several software packages, they have solely focused on WordPress hosting services. WordPress is the most popular content management system on the Internet, currently making up around 18% of total websites.
  • Bluehost is a popular web hosting company founded in 1996 and currently owned by Endurance International Group, who also own web hosting services like HostMonster and iPage. Based in Provo Utah, they currently have over 1 million hosted domains on their system.

Also read: Arvixe vs Bluehost

 

WP Engine Vs Bluehost – Uptime Report

Perhaps the most important part of a web hosting service is that the system is reliable and the website delivers web pages when customers and prospects logon to your site. The term “uptime” refers to the amount of time that a web hosting company keeps their servers online and working for clients. As a customer, you want a service that has a very high uptime percentage.

WP Engine has a highly competitive uptime percentage rate of 99.9%. They are able to achieve this number due to a variety of technical advancements:

  • Closely managed upgrade paths and daily backups.
  • A unique staging area where clients can pretest themes, plug-ins and new webpages without affecting their lives site.
  • A curated list of useful themes, plug-ins and other tools that help clients assemble the best WordPress features for their use case.
  • Snapshots of your entire website that can be restored with one click of a mouse.
  • Unlimited storage and data transfer ability.
  • A powerful caching system called EverCache which greatly speeds up large files like images.

Here are their respective results for a typical six-month uptime period for WP Engine and Bluehost:

  • Average 6-month uptime for WP Engine (tested for 10 sites based in different parts of the world): 99.99%. That means your site would possibly be down almost 4.4 hours over 6 months of service.
  • Average last 6 month uptime for Bluehost (Tested for 10 sites based in different parts of the world): 99.75%. Your website could be down potentially up to 10 hours with this uptime percentage. This is the worst uptime we have tested in our series of web host reviews. It affects you directly because every minute your website is down it costs you money.

It is plain to see that WP Engine has a much better uptime percentage then Bluehost. To see different estimates for uptime percentage, you can plug-in various data points into the following interactive graph, which shows uptime of 150 websites hosted under these hosting ompanies.


Winner :- WP Engine

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WP Engine Vs Bluehost – Speed Test

Along with a good uptime report, your web host should be able to demonstrate that their services are fast and efficient. Site speed is a common quality people look for in a good web hosting firm, and for good reason. The search engine Bing recently finished a study where they determined that an additional 1.5 seconds wait results in up to 4.4% reduction in revenue, clicks and customer satisfaction. Without a doubt, fast site speed is a major factor in the success of your website.

WP Engine is able to deliver speedy websites mainly because they concentrate on optimizing their servers for the WordPress platform. If you’re not familiar with WordPress, it is an open source content management system. Originally only for blogs, it has grown into a robust website manager. However, it does use a lot of resources and a web host that is specifically geared to maximize its speed and effectiveness has lots of value.

On the other hand, Bluehost is not specifically optimized for any content management system. They provide users with their SimpleScript installation system, which installs popular CMSs like Drupal and Joomla with one click. Another obstacle to Bluehost speed is their CPU throttling scheme.

What this means is that if they find that a website on their system is using too many resources, they will throttle that site, severely impacting its speed and service. However, Bluehost says that throttling will only happen when a specific website is using more than 10 percent of the server’s overall capacity. The goal is to prevent all of the websites on that server from going down. Many users say it slows all the sites on the same server, however.

Here are the hard numbers we determined from our research:

  • Average speed of website running with WP Engine (Optimized 10 sites): 1.3 seconds.
  • Average speed of website running with Bluehost (Optimized 10 sites): 1.8 seconds.

It is plain to see that WP Engine beats Bluehost in website speed by .5 seconds. While this may not seem like a long time, when you are talking about serving thousands of pages it adds up fast. Below you’ll find the speed test result of Wpengine.com and Bluehost.com. Wpengine.com loaded much faster than Bluehost.com even after having a much higher page size.

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Wp Engine and Bluehost – Website Speed Test

Winner :- WP Engine

Server Response Time

What is server response time? It is the amount of time it takes for a web host server to deliver all of the elements of a webpage to your browser. WP Engine is able to deliver a fast server response time mainly due to their optimization technology centered on WordPress. WordPress has unique characteristics that need tweaking in order to get the most out of it. WP Engine has learned all of those quirks and tuned their servers to take advantage of them.

Bluehost is positioned as a premium service compared to HostMonster and other services under the Endurance International Group umbrella. However, their server response times are not that different than their sister hosting services. This is a breakdown of the server response times for both Bluehost and WP Engine:

  • Average server response time of WP Engine for last 6 months (10 optimized sites):  200 ms.
  • Average Server response time of Bluehost for last 6 months (Same 10 optimized sites):  290 ms.

Again, WP Engine has a clear lead over Bluehost. WP Engine clocks in at 200 ms for average server response time during our study, while Bluehost came in at 290 ms.

This interactive graph will let you take a look at different date ranges and the relative response times for each company during those time periods.

Winner :- WP Engine

WP Engine Vs Bluehost – Benchmark Test

For each web hosts, I’ve identified a set of 10 websites all hosted on different web servers. A total of 825 requests were then sent to each host in order to measure the performance of their servers.

BluehostWp Engine
Completed Requests825825
Failed Requests773
Requests per sec.7.156.46
Time per request220.89 ms165.09 ms
Average transfer rate63.83 Kbytes/sec55.8 Kbytes/sec
Median connect time19.8 msec12.8 msec
Median processing time200.08 msec msec144.49 msec
Median waiting time250.71 msec145.77 msec

WP Engine is a dominant leader over Bluehost in our benchmark tests. They have a fraction of the failed requests that Bluehost had, and are significantly faster in median connect, processing and waiting times. In processing time alone, WP Engine is almost twice as fast as Bluehost.

Winner:  WP Engine – with international data centers around the world and extreme focus on WordPress optimization, WP Engine is able to deliver processing speeds much faster than Bluehost, making them a clear winner in our benchmark tests.

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 Hosting Plans

WP Engine tries to make it easy for potential clients to sign up for their service by concentrating their hosting plans under for designations: Personal, Professional, Business and Enterprise. If you are an individual service provider or creative worker, the Personal level will fit your needs best. It allows you to have up to 25,000 visitors per month, which should be plenty for a beginning business. If your operation is more mature, you might consider the Professional level in order to get more bandwidth and website space for your files.

Bluehost offers shared, WordPress, VPS and dedicated hosting levels. Their most popular option is the shared hosting which starts at only a few dollars per month. VPS hosting starts at around $30 per month, and dedicated hosting begins at approximately $150 per month. The starter plan for shared hosting includes one domain, 25 subdomains, 100 GB of web space, and 500 MB of e-mail storage. The Plus plan has unlimited webspace, subdomains and bandwidth.

This chart has a detailed look at all of the prices and plans of both WP Engine and Bluehost.
FeaturesWpengine Personal PlanWpengine Professional PlanBluehost SharedBluehost Plus
Disk Space10 GB20 GB100 GBUnlimited
BandwidthUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Email AccountsUnlimitedUnlimited100100
Domains Allowed1102Unlimited
Free DomainNoNoYesYes
Control PanelIts Own PanelIts Own PanelcPanelcPanel
For 1 Month$29.00/mo$99.99/moNo Monthly PlansNo Monthly Plans
12 month Plan$29/mo + 2 month free hosting.$99/mo + 2 month free hosting$6.99$8.95
2 Year TermNilNil$6.55$8.95
3 Year TermNilNil$5.55$8.95
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Winner :- Bluehost

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Steps to High Performance

WP Engine has focused their brand on customer service and reliability. Some may feel that their focus on stability might come at the expense of overall performance. However, WP Engine has powerful stats for both uptime and site speed, indicating their commitment to speedy service for both small customers and enterprise clients alike.

Bluehost seems to be more suited to clients looking for an economical solution. While they have low rates for entry-level services, it comes at the expense of many sites on the same server. This can be a problem ultimately if one of these sites is throttled, or one of the sites goes down for any reason. The technology at Bluehost should accommodate these events without interruption, but their uptime numbers reflect that they have more difficulty with stability and reliability than WP Engine.

Customer Support

WP Engine works with a number of prominent clients in tech, publishing, media and other high-profile fields. These companies include SoundCloud, GeekWire, Constant Contact, Maxcon and AMD. These clients have provided a variety of positive testimonials to WP Engine based on their good experiences in better security, faster websites and better customer support than their previous web hosting service.

Bluehost offers e-mail support, an extensive knowledge base, a user forum, video tutorials, ongoing system status reports, online chat and a ticket support system. However, there are a number of reports on the web about poor or slow customer support from the company.

Winner :- WP Engine

Last Two Years

WP Engine is a company built by lovers of technology. They enjoy pushing the boundaries of the services and products they work with on a daily basis. As evidence, you only need to look at their project Mercury. This is an innovative new platform that will deliver WordPress website server speeds at 10 times the current rate. While still in testing, it shows the commitment WP Engine has to developing the best service possible for their clients.

Bluehost offers a variety of features, and their upper-level hosting packages include the use of open source programs like OpenStack, instant provisioning, RAID storage and the ability to add storage on-the-fly. However, their technological advancements do not match up to the achievements WP Engine has been able to present in the last few years.

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Control Panel

WP Engine has had several comments about their fairly functional control panel. Many customers come from other web hosts that use more elaborate control panels like cPanel. When they come to WP Engine, it takes them a little time to get used to the custom control panel the company uses. However, most customers agree that the unique benefits of the WP Engine systems like pre-staging more than make up for the plain look of the control panel itself.

Bluehost has adapted and modified the cPanel control panel to come up with a unique design. With a single sign-on, clients can access a single location to manage their email, billing, domains and much more.

Winner:- Bluehost, cPanel is the most used control panel and easiest of all.

WP Engine Vs Bluehost – My Recommendation

After extensive testing over several months, and closely evaluating the strengths of WP Engine vs Bluehost, my recommendation is to use WP Engine. While the entry-level cost is a little higher than Bluehost, the gains in speed, stability, reliability, customer support and advances in technology far outweigh the potential savings at a mass web hosting company like Bluehost.

If you are specifically looking for a non WordPress CMS hosting, Bluehost and HostGator is a better choice. This Bluehost Or HostGator review can help you choose a better option w.r.t non wordpress hosting.

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SiteGround Vs Inmotion Hosting (Aug 2018) – Which is Better?

Updated: August 1 , 2018

If you are in the market for a web host for a new site, or are considering moving to a new service, two names you’ll hear mentioned often are SiteGround and InMotion Hosting. Both have been in the hosting space for a long time — SiteGround since 2004 and InMotion since 2001. Let’s take a closer look at these two companies and determine which one is best for you.
I would also recommend to read SiteGround or Bluehost ? comparison review.
SiteGround Vs InMotion Tests

Seven tests were developed to help us examine these web hosts up close to determine where each one shines. The tests are:

  • SiteGround Vs. InMotion Uptime
  • SiteGround Vs. InMotion Website Speed Test
  • Website Server Response Time
  • Benchmark Test
  • Customer Support
  • Control Panel with Demo
  • Credibility Test

SiteGround Vs InMotion Uptime

SiteGround offers the same 99.9% uptime guarantee with each hosting plan it sells. According to our testing, SiteGround backs up its guarantee with a solid performance. We have tested it for as long as six months without significant downtime at all. This is due to its custom built alert system that finds potential bottlenecks and fixes them automatically.

InMotion also has a 99.9% uptime guarantee. It backs up this guarantee with their innovative Max Speed Zone option that is available for Business Class and higher plans. This system lets clients choose which data centre their information will be accessed from.

Uptime Report of SiteGround (June 2015)

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Uptime score of SiteGround June 2015 – 99.99%
Uptime Report of SiteGround(December 2014)

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Uptime report of SiteGround Hosting(Dec-2014) :99.98%
Uptime Report of SiteGround(March-April 2015)

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Uptime report of SiteGround Hosting(March – April 2015) :99.99%, There was only one downtime which lasted for 4 minutes.
 Uptime Report of SiteGround(September 2014)

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Uptime report of SiteGround Hosting(September-2014) :100%, There was no downtime during this period.
 Uptime Report of SiteGround(April – May 2014)

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Uptime report of SiteGround Hosting(April – May 2014) :99.89%, It’s not a bad uptime number.

Winner: SiteGround – SiteGround relies on its superior engineering staff to create creative in-house solutions.

SiteGround vs InMotion Website Speed Test

Many website owners who utilize open-source software are partial to SiteGround. The reason is SiteGround has designed its hosting service to offer maximum performance to open-source custom management systems like WordPress. For example, SiteGround created the SuperCacher, a powerful cache program that maximizes throughput for popular software programs.

InMotion, based in Los Angeles, utilizes several Tier 1 service providers accessed via BGP. It also has a route optimizer that makes sure that the system employs the quickest routes for data transfer. The firm has 20GB of connectivity using the power of a 10GB Ethernet pipe. This technology creates direct data connections which allow it to create superior server response.

SiteGround Speed test
SiteGround Speed test
 Inmotion-Hosting-speed-test

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Winner: SiteGround – optimized servers and a global footprint provides fast access.

Website Server Response Time

With servers on three continents, located in Amsterdam, Chicago and Singapore, SiteGround has geographical proximity for excellent throughout and reliable website server response. They have partnered with several carriers in each region to minimize the “hops” each data packet must take to arrive at its destination.

In their West Coast data center in Los Angeles, InMotion implements a network core built by Brocade. Their system has several layers of redundancy utilizing multi-homing. In addition, they have LAN redundancy filtered through three layers of protocols like 802.3ad. In their East Coast data center located in Herndon, Virginia, the company has level 3 peering partners, a carrier grade network core and also multiple layers of redundancy.

My Server Location: Dallas, TX
Hosting Server Location: Chicago, IL
Max Response Time: 1.6 seconds
Minimum Response Time: 669.9 milliseconds

Siteground server response time
Siteground server response time

My Server Location: Portland, OR
Hosting Server Location: Washington DC
Max Response Time: 837.78ms
Minimum Response Time: 498.42ms

Inmotion Hosting server response time
Inmotion Hosting server response time

Winner: SiteGround’s large worldwide footprint provides fast server response around the globe.

Benchmark Test

SiteGround performed well in several of the benchmark tests we set up. These are very specific evaluations in areas such as Average Transfer Rate and Time Per Request. InMotion also posted competitive results – each web hosting service was superior to the other in different categories.

Winner – Tie. Depending on the category, each service traded the lead. In the final analysis, they crossed the finish line neck and neck.

Customer Support

With each of their all hosting plans, InMotion provides Premier Support, their branded support level that gives clients access to support channels such as live chat, e-mail ticketing, phone support, online tutorials and an extensive question and answer system supported by the community. InMotion also provides many tutorials online to help clients with questions and technical concerns.

SiteGround has consistently offered a thorough system of online chat, e-mail access, and telephone support. They are set up to answer the majority of e-mail queries within 10 minutes. Their Live chat responds with 10 seconds of reaching them. They have best customer support in the entire web hosting industry.

Winner: Tie. InMotion has a deep reservoir of content online that addresses hundreds of support questions, ensuring customers get fast answers, whether that utilize the company support channels or do-it-yourself options.

Control Panel with Demo

Like many leading hosting services, InMotion utilizes the cPanel control panel. This popular control panel makes it easy to modify page content, create new e-mail addresses, manage passwords and handle the myriad of tasks website owners must deal with on an ongoing basis.

SiteGround also offers clients cPanel. It is a robust system that has grown rapidly and become pervasive in the industry due to its ease of use and technical superiority.

Winner: Tie. Take advantage of the working demos at each web host to see how easy the system is to use.

Credibility Test

Unlike some of the huge web hosting providers, both InMotion and SiteGround have taken a slow growth, customer-focused approach. InMotion has garnered many awards for web hosting going back many years.

Similarly, SiteGround also has garnered a loyal following from their customers by optimizing their infrastructure for maximum performance of popular software programs such as WordPress and Drupal.

Look at the video which explains SiteGrounds Excellent Security System.

Winner: Tie. Both vendors have worked hard on their reputation and have garnered strong credibility points in the marketplace.

SiteGround Vs InMotion – Which Should Be Your Choice?

We have come to a conclusion that SiteGround beats InMotion hosting in the majority of department and we would recommend SiteGround over InMotion.

In summary, SiteGround offers:

  • A global footprint dividing fast access from around the world.
  • Cutting-edge data centers featuring multiple failover and backup systems.
  • Steady, slow growth business model with fanatical attention to customer service.
  • A remarkable uptime performance, easily achieving the 99.9% guarantee.
  • Powerful, custom-made caching program.
  • Friendly, informative tech support with multiple channels.