In 2003, a small group of IT professionals got together to form SiteGround as an alternative to using the hosts that they had encountered as regular customers in the marketplace. SiteGround is a privately-owned company.
Company and Services
SiteGround has offices in Bulgaria and Spain. SiteGround mainly provides web hosting for individuals and small business and looks after somewhere in the region of 350,000 sites.
SiteGround offers Linux-based shared, cloud, dedicated and reseller web hosting packages.
They support Prestashop, oscommerce, magento and other e-commerce applications -- for those looking to start an online shop.
The company claims to use extremely fast and reliable servers and quotes a 99.9% uptime, although this is not guaranteed. Technical support is mostly handled by the European office and is available 24/7 by email.
As an avid supporter of open source software, SiteGround offers hosting which includes several free applications such as Joomla, Drupal and WordPress - making it potentially a good choice for web designers and bloggers who favor this type of software.
In both 2007 and 2008 Best Host Directory selected SiteGround as the ‘Best Web Hosting Company’. The directory’s awards are compiled from customer reviews.
Data centers are located on three continents: North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. Specifically: Chicago, Amsterdam and Singapore.