The WordPress hosting market is quite interesting! At SiteGround, we see a growing gap between traditional web hosts and managed WordPress hosting providers. Traditional mass hosting is in no way WordPress-optimized but is affordable, WordPress-compatible, and includes additional extras like email, hosting control panel, flexibility, and 24/7 support. On the other hand, managed WordPress hosting is strictly optimized for WordPress only and offers better speed, security, and support expertise. However, the downsides are the high price, the comparatively slow support, and the lack of the additional web hosting services like email, MySQL access, etc.
With SiteGround WordPress users do not have to choose between a fast website and having 24/7 support, or between expert WordPress assistance and an affordable price. We have it all. On performance tests WordPress is not slower when hosted on SiteGround servers, compared to a managed WordPress server. Our support team not only provides the same level of WordPress assistance as the specialized hosts, but we’re also considerably faster with an average response time of 15 minutes—and support is available 24/7 by phone, chat, and ticketing. We also provide great flexibility in having everything available on a traditional hosting account. That’s why for the last eight years we have been chosen as a hosting provider by more than 60,000 WordPress sites!
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