SiteGround Review at Joomla! Hosting Directory

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SiteGround provides Joomla hosting services since the day Joomla! was born. SiteGround is the first host to provide free installation of Joomla 2.5 for its users. The company currently provides web hosting for more than 80,000 Joomla websites. For all Joomla users the SiteGround team has launched many Joomla tutorials. The tutorials include both information for beginners about how to use and manage Joomla, as well as advance instructions how to install Joomla addons and deal with certain problems. SiteGround has provided over 200 Free templates for Joomla and now has the richest collection of FREE Joomla templates with frequent new releases. SiteGround has also launched a series of FREE Joomla extensions especially for the needs of its customers.

Summary of Test Results:

Test Period Speed Security Support Bonus Points Rank
Jan-Mar 2013 7000 Hits and 100% Availability Chroot Isolation 5min Basic and 15min Advanced Support Response Joomla Auto-installer #1

Joomla Security

SiteGround has unmatched security standards to protect Joomla on three levels.

Level 1: Each Joomla installed by SiteGround comes with the in-house developed Joomla extension – jHackGuard. The company is one of the very few companies to offer automatic Joomla updates upon a new release as a way to keep the Joomlas well protected from security vulnerabilities.

Level 2: The accounts on SiteGround shared servers are isolated from each other through a custom-made server setup, so even if there is one vulnerable installation on the shared server, the other Joomla websites will be safe.

Level 3: SiteGround closely monitors the general security status of Joomla and its popular plugins and apply strict security audit procedures. If a major vulnerability appears they apply server level security fixes even before the official development fixes are released.

Joomla Speed

Based on benchmark speed tests with other hosting companies, SiteGround’s Joomlas load times faster. This is due to the fact that they work with the latest and best hardware (regularly upgraded) and added various custom speed optimization extras such as free CDN (content delivery network) and caching tool that makes it easy for website owners to boost the performance of their websites with just a few clicks from their cPanel.

Technical Assistance

SiteGround provides 24/7 technical assistance support via ticketing, phone or chat. The best part here is that SiteGround support team members receive a special Joomla-related training. They provide assistance in setting up Joomla websites, moving existing websites over to their servers, installing Joomla templates, installing addons for Joomla, and migrating Joomla.

Joomla Hosting Features

The Joomla hosting package offered by SiteGround includes: free domain, free Joomla installation or transfer, unlimited space and traffic, cpanel control panel, daily backups, free CDN, 30-day money back guarantee, 24/7 support.

SiteGround is awarded

Best Joomla Web Host

Joomla Hosting Directory rating about SiteGround

SiteGround wins the top position in the Joomla Directory because they showed the best results in all criteria. In addition to that, they won bonus points for the extra Joomla resources they provide to the Joomla community. The company has expanded the traditional “Joomla support” services and has started providing additional Joomla resources (Joomla tutorial, templates, extensions, Joomla forum, Joomla FAQ section), which are free for all Joomla users. Thus, the company shows that it is committed to Joomla and is sharing its know-how with the community.

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17 Reviews

  1. T Coursey says:

    I use siteground because they were inexpensive, fast, lot’s of support and great features. I have not had any troubles with my site since it’s been with Siteground. I have all my clients hosted with Siteground!

  2. John C says:

    Just moved a Joomla web site with lots of audio and video to Siteground. Having moved Joomla installations myself, it was nice to let someone else do it. The job was done professionally, no down time, and our users never knew that the site moved.

  3. Aanchal says:

    Great prices, lots of information and very easy to deal with. Phone support if needed. Comparing to all web hosting companies it is simply superb

  4. Frank says:

    SiteGround won me with their knowledge in Joomla websites. I found this company googling for free templates and decided to give them a try. I greatly surprised by the immediate activation and the professionalism of their sales and support teams. I decided to check how fast they react by posting a script installation request and I was amazed that I got my Joomla installed after just 3-4 minutes. Furthermore they have templates and tutorials that are very useful for beginner like me. I have noticed that since recently they are making Joomla extensions too – I am using only the hackguard and I hope that it works fine :) In conclusion, Siteground is a SUPERB host for Joomla websites! Great job guys!

  5. Tanisha Mills says:

    I have used a couple different web hosting companies over the past 7 years in support of a dozen domains (some small and some large). Site Ground is a cut above the others with: #1. Reliable up time service and there technical support is not only helpful with All issues but most importantly they are forthcoming with information (friendly is just the added bonus). They seem to understand and have solutions for the small sites and the large sites. When you need reliable service, contact these guys

  6. Deann Reese says:

    SiteGround are really amazing – they have the best features and support in the market and now started Joomla templates with absolutely free download!! And the templates are really great!! They are doubtlessly the best Joomla host!

  7. Nona Mills says:

    I just wanted to drop a line to say that SiteGround’s service amazes me. The level of service and support is well above what I expected for the price. I have recommended their service to numerous people and they are equally amazed. Well done!

  8. Latoya Bridges says:

    I’ve been hosted with SiteGround for several months, now. They seem a pretty good host to me. This is the first host that is able to offer me everything I want – Joomla website, very nice Joomla templates (it is awesome that they can be used for free), Joomla components (never used them, although it is good that they have included every useful resource for Joomla websites, on their pages), and of course awesome Joomla support. None of the hosts I have been with before can praise with such support. In most cases, you will be given a false reply, or even an advice to contact the Joomla CMS developers. This is what I like in SiteGround most – they have proved me that they have great experience in hosting Joomla websites and to be honest I’m happy to work with them. This was what I was looking for almost 2 years. Now, I have everything with SiteGround!!!

  9. Rob Keck says:

    I have used a couple different web hosting companies over the past 7 years in support of a dozen domains (some small and some large). Site Ground is a cut above the others with: #1. Reliable up time service and there technical support is not only helpful with All issues but most importantly they are forthcoming with information (friendly is just the added bonus). They seem to understand and have solutions for the small sites and the large sites. When you need reliable service, contact these guys

  10. Joff Brown says:

    I came across Siteground over a year ago while Googling Joomla Hosting. I couldn’t be happier with their pricing – their level of customer service is exemplary! I had previously registered multiple domains and hosting accounts with a much larger, more main-stream hosting company (known for it’s exorbitant use of T&A to sell their products!) I’m in the process of moving all my domains and hosting over to Siteground and could not be happier at the ease of the process. Trust Siteground with your Joomla website – you won’t be disappointed!

  11. Joomlaboy says:

    SiteGround are really amazing – they have the best features and support in the market and now started Joomla templates with absolutely free download!! And the templates are really great!! They are doubtlessly the best Joomla host!

  12. Kate says:

    I just wanted to drop a line to say that SiteGround’s service amazes me. The level of service and support is well above what I expected for the price. I have recommended their service to numerous people and they are equally amazed. Well done!

  13. Andrea says:

    First of all the price at SiteGround is tremendous. But better than the low price is the stellar technical support. I run a very sophisticated Joomla site complete with all the trimmings (Community Builder, GroupJive and SM2 Email Marketing). SiteGround even installed CiviCRM for me. When that installation caused a conflict between Community Builder and Joomla, I didn’t get the typical Web host run-around; I sent them an email on Saturday morning about my problem and by Saturday afternoon everything was fixed and working perfectly.

  14. Rahim says:

    I have 4 Joomla websites with SiteGround, and am using their services for nearly 2 years now. I have a Joomla site for my clan community, use Joomla for my family site with a gallery and run an ecommerce site with Joomla and Virtuemart for a customer. I am really pleased with SiteGround’s services and the lots of free resources they provide. I recommend their services!

  15. Mike says:

    The Joomla runs flawlessly and I use one of SiteGround’s templates, the KeyWay. Thanks guys for making it that easy to build my site in Joomla!

  16. Stew says:

    I’ve been hosted with SiteGround for several months, now. They seem a pretty good host to me. This is the first host that is able to offer me everything I want – Joomla website, very nice Joomla templates (it is awesome that they can be used for free), Joomla components (never used them, although it is good that they have included every useful resource for Joomla websites, on their pages), and of course awesome Joomla support. None of the hosts I have been with before can praise with such support. In most cases, you will be given a false reply, or even an advice to contact the Joomla CMS developers. This is what I like in SiteGround most – they have proved me that they have great experience in hosting Joomla websites and to be honest I’m happy to work with them. This was what I was looking for almost 2 years. Now, I have everything with SiteGround!!!

  17. Karla says:

    It is easy to have a Joomla site at SiteGround!

    At SiteGround I got amazing features and Free domain. I had my site hosted elsewhere and a friend told me about SiteGround. My Joomla site was transferred and setup within minutes and I got all the assistance needed. I strongly recommend SiteGround to Joomla users!

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