Did you know? We offer a completely free step-by-step course on how to set up your SiteGround hosting account and design your website using Elementor Pro.
SiteGround Was Voted The Best WordPress Hosting By The Elementor Community
SiteGround was unanimously chosen as the best WordPress hosting company in a recent poll posted by the moderators of the official Elementor Community Facebook group… and the results weren’t even close. Elementor users continually choose SiteGround as their favorite hosting company for their Elementor websites.
SiteGround’s Control Panel Is Easy To Use (And Beautifully Designed)
One of the best things about SiteGround is it’s continued technological of new features that make managing your website so much less complicated than it used to be. Recently, SiteGround rebuilt their control panel from the ground up, and it makes you wonder why every other hosting company is still stuck using cPanel.
The new SiteGround control panel simplifies all of your website managements tasks and also makes it easier for SiteGround to more quickly develop their own new site tools in the future.
The SiteGround control panel makes it easy to:
- Add new websites to your account
- Install WordPress
- Install WordPress with WooCommerce
- Install a free SSL certificate
- Add email addresses
- Restore your website (or individual files) from a saved backup
- Manage your WordPress updates automatically
- Adjust your cache settings
- Transfer websites with SiteGround’s automated migrator plugin
- Create staging sites (requires the GrowBig plan)
- And much more…
Adding A New WordPress Website In SiteGround
Adding A New Email Address In SiteGround
SiteGround Includes Their Own Custom Speed Plugin For WordPress
SiteGround has custom developed a speed optimization plugin (called SG Optimizer) that’s focused on improving your website’s performance. Since this plugin is only available to SiteGround users and it has direct access your hosting account, it can include some features that aren’t possible with other speed plugins.
The SG Optimizer plugin offers the following settings:
- Dynamic caching (not available on the StartUp plan)
- Memcached (not available on the StartUp plan)
- GZIP compression
- Browser caching
- Minify the HTML output
- Defer render-blocking JS
- Minify CSS files
- Combine CSS files
- Optimize loading of Google Fonts
- Lazy load media
- New image compression
- Existing images compression
- Generate WebP copies of new images
- Manage WebP copies for existing images
- Remove query strings from static resources
- Disable emojis
- Enable HTTPS
- Set your PHP version
SiteGround Optimizes Their Speed Settings For Elementor
SiteGround’s strategic partnership with Elementor should reassure you that they are focused on optimizing their hosting accounts for Elementor, both in terms of speed and compatibility. You can see the evidence of this in the changelog for their SG Optimizer plugin.
SiteGround Includes Free SSL Certificates (For Security)
SiteGround automatically includes Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates on all websites. Once your SSL certificate is turned on (one click), you can then force HTTPS either within the SG Optimizer plugin or from within your SiteGround control panel. You’ll also want to make sure your URL structure is set to https:// in your WordPress admin.
We have step-by-step video tutorials for every step in the website creation process with SiteGround. You can watch our video tutorial on installing your SSL certificate with SiteGround and configuring your WordPress settings.
SiteGround Offers Automatic Daily Backups And Restores Are Easy
All SiteGround hosting plans include free automatic daily backups for the most recent 30 days. You can restore your website using any one of those 30 copies from within your SiteGround control panel. You’ll have several restore options, including: restore all files and databases, restore files, restore databases, and restore emails.
If you have a GrowBig account, you can manually create “on-demand” backups in addition to the automatic backups
SiteGround’s Customer Support Is Extremely Knowledgeable
One of the biggest mistakes people make when choosing a hosting provider is basing their decision on price. Providing quality support costs money, and it’s one of the main differences between competing web hosting companies.
Although most companies can offer quick customer support, it’s really hard to find a hosting company that hires knowledgeable support representatives that can solve advanced technical issues quickly and effectively. SiteGround’s customer support team is one of the main reasons it gets such good reviews among its users.
Elementor Recommends SiteGround
SiteGround is one of the main hosting companies that Elementor suggests to its users. Their strategic partnership ensures that SiteGround will continue to optimize their servers and improve the overall performance for websites using Elementor.
We Offer Video Tutorials To Help You Set Up SiteGround And Elementor
If this is your first time creating a WordPress website, you might be a little worried about setting everything up correctly. Luckily, we offer a WordPress + Elementor course that will walk you through the entire website creation process (with SiteGround and Elementor Pro. After following our step-by-step video tutorials you’ll be confident that you’ve done everything the right way.
Our WordPress Setup Tutorials:
- How To Register Your Domain Name
- How To Sign Up For Hosting And Install WordPress
- How To Install An SSL Certificate And Configure WordPress
- How To Install And Configure The Astra WordPress Theme
- How To Install And Configure Elementor + Elementor Pro
- How To Create An Email Address And Gmail Alias
If you’re only creating one website, we recommend choosing the StartUp plan. If you’re creating multiple websites, we recommend choosing the GrowBig plan (the GrowBig plan allows an unlimited number of websites under one account). The GrowBig plan also includes some more advanced website caching and manual on-demand backups.
How much does SiteGround’s WordPress hosting cost?
The initial cost for the StartUp plan is $7/month for one year. After your first year, the cost will be around $10-12/month depending on the renewal period and discount. Pricing promotions like this are standard in the industry.
Which SiteGround plan should I choose?
This depends on how many websites you want to create. If you are only creating one website, we recommend choosing the StartUp plan. If you are creating multiple websites, we recommend choosing the GrowBig plan (the GrowBig plan allows an unlimited number of websites under one account). The GrowBig plan also includes some more advanced website caching and manual on-demand backups..
Does SiteGround offer renewal discounts?
Yes, when it comes time to renew your hosting, you will be offered 20-30% off of the regular price for your plan (depending on how many years you agree to renew).
What is SiteGround’s refund policy?
SiteGround offers a 30-day money back guarantee on all orders. This gives you a risk-free opportunity to try SiteGround hosting for yourself and see if you like it. If not, you can always get a full refund within 30 days (excludes new domain name purchases). View their pricing plans.
Can I host more than one website with my account?
Yes. If you choose the GrowBig plan, you can host an unlimited number of websites (the StartUp plan only allows for one website).
Is it easy to install WordPress?
Yes, SiteGround includes a 1-click WordPress installer that makes it super easy to install WordPress from within your SiteGround control panel. If you need any help with this, be sure to watch our tutorial.
Does SiteGround work well with Elementor?
Yes. SiteGround’s strategic partnership with Elementor should reassure you that they are focused on optimizing their hosting accounts for Elementor, both in terms of speed and compatibility.
How do daily backups work?
SiteGround automatically creates daily backups of your website for the most recent 30 days. You can restore your website using any one of those 30 copies from within your control panel. These automatic backups are included for free on all hosting plans. If you have a GrowBig account, you can manually create “on-demand” backups in addition to the automatic backups.
How do I install the free SSL certificate?
You can install the free SSL certificate for your website from within your SiteGround control panel on the SSL Manager page (1-click install). Once the SSL certificate is installed you will also need to turn on “Enforce HTTPS” and change your URL structure to “https://” in your WordPress admin. Be sure to watch our tutorial for this so you don’t make any crucial mistakes.
Should I buy my domain name through SiteGround?
No. There are several reasons we recommend using Hover to register your domain name instead of your hosting company.
1) It’s cheaper. Hosting companies always charge more for their domain names, especially if you want to register your domain name privately. For example, SiteGround charges $16 to register a domain name + $12 for domain privacy ($26 total per year).
2) It’s better to purchase your domain names from a registrar that’s separate from your hosting company so that your hosting company doesn’t have any control over your domain names. This allows you to more easily change hosting companies in the future if you ever need to.
3) As you begin to acquire more domain names and create more websites, it makes sense to keep everything in one place so that your domain names are not spread out across multiple hosting providers or multiple hosting accounts.
How do I change my domain’s nameservers?
When you’re logged into your SiteGround control panel, go to Websites > Site Tools. You will see two nameservers listed on the right-hand side as you scroll down the page. These are the nameservers you’ll use when you edit the nameservers for your domain name. You can watch our tutorial for this step.