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SiteGround VS GoDaddy | Web hosting comparison | Speed test report 2019

SiteGround VS GoDaddy | Web hosting comparison | Speed test report 2019

Choosing a right hosting always effects on website performance. Such a long time I used GoDaddy shared hosting for my WordPress sites. But after some research I decided to move my WordPress sites to Siteground hosting in 2019.

During the migratiotion of my site from godaddy to Siteground, I make a web hosting comparison study on the speed test and its performance. I make a real time video on it. Now I would like to share my experiences and reviews on SiteGround VS Godaddy Hosting.

Why I leave GoDaddy Hosting ?

I purchased my first domain and Shared hosting from GoDaddy in 2017. As you know Godaddy is on one of the popular brands in india like many other countries.

When I purchased my hosting I didn’t compare it with others. But now I earned some knowledge from my journey of WordPress design  and able to compare the webhosting . I compared and researched between Godaddy and Siteground than I decided to leave GoDaddy. Here are some reasons:

  1. GoDaddy Shared Hosting is slower than SiteGround Shared Hosting. I proved it live.
  2. GoDaddy didn’t providing support on any kind of Plugin issue of WordPress. They didn’t heard not a single sentence regarding plugin issues. But the irony is GoDaddy Provide Special WordPress Hosting and Promote WordPress.
  3. GoDaddy does not provide free SSL. It provides only one SSL certificate and only for one year on Ultimate (Most expensive in shared hosting category) shared hosting package.
  4. GoDaddy does not provide free custom email ID. They provide paid plan to create your business or custom email ID. If you create custom email  from Cpanel, you will face delivery problem and you don’t get any technical support regarding that.
  5. GoDaddy has no CDN integration. CDN like Cloudflare helps to protect our site and increase the loading time of our website. Some hosting provider like SiteGround Integrates Cloudflare CDN with their shared hosting.

If you are a professional or a freelancer and  work for your client than you must know most of the clients want fast loading site, free business email and free SSL. So I decide to leave GoDaddy.

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Hosting Speed
3/5
Customer Support
4/5

Before I quit GoDaddy I gone through some research and some web hosting comparison on SiteGround VS Godaddy. I found SiteGround is the best for me as a WordPress Designer. Here are the reasons:

  1. SiteGround shared hosting is faster than other shares hosting
  2. Amazing support. 24×7 chat support. The technical team is awesome. 
  3. SiteGround Provides 99.9% uptime.
  4. SiteGround Provide SSD storage. The best storage experience for hosting. 
  5. SiteGround offers Premium Super Cacher . It caching sites in three level and boost the site speed 
  6. SieGround offers unmetered data transfer on shared hosting (GrowBig and GoGeek) plan
  7. SiteGround allows unlimited free email accounts from cpanel. The delevery rate of the emails are awesome. 
  8. SiteGround provides free SSL certificate for unlimited domain. No complicated configuration. Easy to install from cpanel
  9. SiteGround provides Cloudflare CDN integration. They provides Dedicated application in cpanel.
  10. SiteGround’s anti-hack system provides protection from vulnerabilities of WordPress plugins.

These are the reasons why I chose SiteGround hosting for my WordPress sites. Now I am happy with the features and performance of SiteGround Shared Hosting.

Hosting Speed
4.9/5
Customer Support
5/5

SiteGround VS GoDaddy | Speed Test Report 2019

As I said earlier, I make a speed test analysis during migration of my site. My site is on WordPress and used the same theme and plugins for both testing.

Hosting Plan of GoDaddy was ‘Deluxe’ and ‘GrowBig in SiteGround.  I used three online speed testing tools those are Google Page Speed Insight. GTmatrix and Pingdom. (I made a live video documentation on it.) 

Performance tested by Google Page Speed Insight

Page Speed Insight Mobile Score Desktop Score
GoDaddy 36 66
SiteGround 37 67

Performance tested by GTmetrix

GTmetrix PageSpeed Score YSlow Score
GoDaddy C (75%) C (70%)
SiteGround A (93%) C (77%)

Performance tested by Pingdom

Pingdom Performance Grade Load Time
GoDaddy D 66 5.56 s
SiteGround C 79 3.85 s

Load Time Comparison

Load Time GoDaddy SiteGround
Page Speed Insight 6.1 s 4.7 s
GTmetrix 6.4 s 6.1 s
Pingdom 5.56 s 3.85 s

Requests Comparison

Requests GoDaddy SiteGround
Page Speed Insight 66 65
GTmetrix 67 65
Pingdom 68 67

What is your view on  SiteGround VS Godaddy. Put your comments bellow and share your experience with us.

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 Supriya Kanjilal

Supriya Kanjilal

Author and Owner of careofweb.com

6 thoughts on “SiteGround VS GoDaddy | Web hosting comparison | Speed test report 2019”

  1. Thanks, Supriya. I am already a promoter of Siteground over GoDaddy, for several reasons, one of which is because I suspect it is faster. However, I was surprised to see that for PSI (Google Page Speed Insight), the differences between GoDaddy and Siteground look almost negligible.

    Since Google is the thing I care about more than anything for SEO, I’d feel more confident if Google detected more of a difference in speed between them. Any thoughts on this?

    Thanks!

    E.

    1. Yes, I agree with You. If we found a measurable difference between Godaddy and SiteGround in PSI, it would feel better to us. What I think, if we tested the speed with a Blank WordPress page, it might be showing the better result.

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