How to choose between Hosting & SiteGround for your website hosting provider

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If you are looking for a host for your website, then you’ve come to the right place, because today I’m going to compare two of the biggest names in web hosting: Hostinger & Siteground. Both Hostinger & SiteGround are well respected in the web hosting community because they offer a lot of great things for their customers, but of course there are differences.

I’m going to be comparing shared hosting accounts and cloud hosting accounts. If this is your first website and you are just starting out, you should start with a shared but if you are switching web hosts because you want a faster website, then you should look at the cloud plans.

Shared Hosting Plans

Hostinger SingleSiteGround StartUpHostinger PremiumSiteGround GrowBigHostinger BusinessSiteGround GoGeek
Monthly Price$0.80$3.95$2.15$5.95$3.45$11.95
SSD Space10 GB10 GB20 GB20 GB30 GB30 GB
Bandwidth100 GBLimited; for 10,000 monthly visitsUnlimited Limited; for 25,000 monthly visits Unlimited Limited; for 100,000 monthly visits
Email Accounts1UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
BackupsWeeklyDaily Weekly Daily DailyDaily
Free SSLNoYesNoYesYesYes

The big difference between Hostinger & SiteGround is the bandwidth issue. The bandwidth issue with SiteGround is why I ended up moving one of my sites from SiteGround. SiteGround does not offer plans based on bandwidth; instead, they just recommend plans based on monthly visitors. Personally, I find this frustrating because my site kept going down because it would exceed the limits, but if you are just starting out this may not be a problem; however, since Hostinger is cheaper anyway (the highest plan of Hostinger, the one I would recommend because it comes with a free SSL, is lower in price than SiteGround), this to me makes Hostinger the winner.

Winner: Hostinger

Cloud Hosting

Hostinger StartupSiteGround EntryHostinger ProfessionalSiteGround BusinessHostinger EnterpriseSiteGround Business PLusSiteGround Super Power
Monthly Price$7.45$80$14.95$120$27.45$160$240
SSD Space40 GB40 GB80 GB60 GB160 GB80 GB120 GB
Memory3 GB4 GB6 GB6 GB12 GB8 GB10 GB
BandwidthUnlimitedLimitedUnlimited LimitedUnlimitedLimitedLimited
Email Accounts Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Free SSLYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
BackupsDaily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily

So, here’s where the price difference becomes so huge that it makes it incredibly hard to justify going with SiteGround. The highest plan for SiteGround is a whopping $240 a month versus just $27.45 for the highest plan for Hostinger. And Hostinger even has better features than SiteGround, such as higher SSD Space, memory and of course the bandwidth issue again.

Winner: Hostinger

So why would you use SiteGround?

You may be thinking, wow, the difference between the two is so great that I can’t imagine any scenario I would pick SiteGround. But is something you should consider: if you use WordPress or Joomla, SiteGround does offer a staging environment. That does make it a lot easier for you to work on your website, see if it works and then push it live without having to worry about creating a separate staging are like you would with Hostinger, which Hostinger outlines here. Now is it enough to justify the price difference? To me, no, but if you have the money and you really like working in staging environment, then you might want to go ahead and shell out the extra money for SiteGround.


The incredibly great price of Hostinger plus the unlimited bandwidth and other features (like more SSD space, memory, etc.) make Hostinger the winner, with two exceptions: if you use Joomla and WordPress and you would like a staging environment and don’t mind paying extra, then you may want to pick SiteGround.