In fact, this blog, wordpressluv.com, is hosted with SiteGround and we are very happy.
Lots of good features.. The best features we liked were SG Optimizer plugin(you get a super fast wp site), Free SSL and automated daily backups (and 1 click recovery). Check out all the features here.
Our Story: We moved from HostGator to Siteground for a good reason. One day, this very wp blog and other sites just disappeared. It was possibly hacked. But still surprised how all the files disappeared from public_html folder. Empty!
Luckily Hostgator support was able find old backups and they did restore all my wp sites without a fee. Support initially said they will charge me for full recovery and I do appreciate this. But I hear stories from other developers that HostGator do charge for recovery
Sure. I should have setup a automated backup plugin liike Updraft Plus. But my mistake. I did not. Lesson learnt! We all screw up..
Solution: Siteground has automated backups and they also have a one-click restore. So I don’t have to rely on support to restore a backup. In case of HostGator, I got lucky. Usually they charge for recovery from a backup.
Smooth Transfer using SG Site Migrator plugin:
We were able to move this blog from HG to Siteground using a plugin provided by Siteground.
How it works? After you signup with SG, you get a token for site transfer. Now you goto your old blog, install the SG migrator plugin, and enter token and start the transfer process. For us, it took around 2-3 hours. Not bad,, No need of painful mysql downloads etc
Oh, by the way, we signed up for SG Geek account , since we need more developer oriented features like setting up stage wp sites and so on..
So many features to list ..
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