SiteGround WordPress Hosting Plans & Pricing (2023 Update)


Once you have a domain name you need hosting – which is basically a server where you store your website and serve it to your web visitors.

There is a multitude of hosting types like: shared, managed, VPS hosting, cloud hosting, etc. We won’t go into details here and will only focus on WordPress hosting.

How to choose a hosting plan?

You don’t necessarily need to know all the technical details. Simply ask yourself a few questions to easier choose the plan that best suits your needs.

So, here are some questions to ask yourself:

  • What is my approximate budget (per year/per month)?
  • What is the approximate traffic I’m expecting to get to this website?
  • How much storage will I need to host my website?
  • What technical skills do I have?
  • What other services do I need: SSL, backups, emails, etc.?

Once you have an idea of your requirements, you can go ahead and choose a hosting plan for your WordPress site.

Why did I choose SiteGround?

I’ve been using SiteGround since 2018 and had no major issues so far. This website is hosted on SiteGround and I had to rollback it on a few occasions, so I find the backup feature very handy.

Note: to be on the safe side you should also manually backup your WordPress posts.

I recommend SiteGround, because:

  1. It’s affordable, from $2.99/month for the 1st year (limited time offer), then charged at $14.99/month
  2. Offers plenty of storage, 10 – 40 GB
  3. It’s reliable, 99.9% uptime
  4. Free SSL, CDN and email
  5. Daily backups
  6. Great customer support, 24/7
  7. Free site and email migration
  8. SG Optimizer plugin for speed (check the best SG Optimizer settings)
  9. Data centers on 4 continents
  10. Powered by Google Cloud
  11. Easy WordPress installation and management
  12. User-friendly interface

Siteground WordPress hosting plans

SiteGround offers 3 WordPress hosting plans:

  • StartUp
  • GrowBig
  • GoGeek
siteground wordpress hosting plans

Here is the detailed list of options that you get with these plans:

StartUpGrowBig (popular)GoGeek
Regular $14.99/mo.
Regular $24.99/mo.
Regular $39.99/mo.
1 WebsiteUnlimited WebsitesUnlimited Websites
10 GB Storage20 GB Storage40 GB Storage
10,000 Visits Monthly100,000 Visits Monthly400,000 Visits Monthly
Unmetered TrafficUnmetered TrafficUnmetered Traffic
Free WP InstallationFree WP InstallationFree WP Installation
Free Email MigrationFree Email MigrationFree Email Migration
WordPress AutoupdatesWordPress AutoupdatesWordPress Autoupdates
Free SSL, CDN & emailFree SSL, CDN & emailFree SSL, CDN & email
Daily BackupDaily BackupDaily Backup
Unlimited DatabasesUnlimited DatabasesUnlimited Databases
30-Days Money-Back30-Days Money-Back30-Days Money-Back
Dynamic CacheDynamic CacheDynamic Cache
StagingStaging + Git
On-demand BackupOn-demand Backup
Faster PHPFaster PHP
Private DNS
Priority Support

How to purchase a plan

Once you know which of these 3 plans is good for you, go ahead and select one. You’ll be guided through a 3 step checkout process:

1. Choose plan

Select any plan that suits you.

siteground choose plan step1

2. Choose domain

You will have to include your domain name (if you have one) or register a new domain name via SiteGround.

To get domain name ideas, use any of these domain name generators.

siteground choose domain step2

3. Review and complete

On the last step you’ll have to include your details and payment information and choose your plan. Here is more info on this step:

Account information

Register a new account or sign in if you already have one.

Client information

Fill in your personal details, address, phone number, etc.

Note: based on your country, SiteGround will suggest you their services for that specific country and local currency.

Payment information

Include your credit card details. They accept Visa, Master card and American Express.

Purchase information

Here you will select your plan, data center, period of time and extra services.

  • Plan – select the one that best suits your needs

  • Data center – choose the one that is located in or close to your visitors’ geographical location. For example, if most of your site visitors will be accessing the site from Belgium, choose the closes data center which is located in The Netherlands.

    Currently, there are 10 data centers available in: USA – Iowa, Virginia, Texas, California, Asia – Singapore, Australia – Sydney, UK – London, Germany – Frankfurt, Spain – Madrid, Europe – The Netherlands.

  • Period – how long would you like to stay with SiteGround. You can get hosting for 1, 12, 24 months.

    The discounted price is only available for the first 12 months and after that you’ll pay the regular price. Even so, it’s a good deal and would cost you about $10 / month (for StartUp plan) if you calculate the average price per month for 2 years.

    You can later upgrade to a bigger plan if your site needs more resources.

  • Extra services – choose whatever you want to pay for extra services. This is optional.
siteground purchase information checkout

That’s it, now proceed to payment and get their confirmation message and email. Congrats, you now have a hosting account and can start building your new website!

Rates for different countries

Depending on the country you’re living and operating in, SiteGround will charge you in your local currency (for example EUR for Spain) and also will apply the local tax rate if applicable (for example 21% for Spain).

Note that the prices are listed without any additional taxes, the total amount will be visible on the final step of the checkout process, so you can review before buying.

siteground pricing and tax for spain

Here is the regular price of SiteGround WordPress plans in different currencies and for different periods of time:

Plan and periodUSDEURGBPAUD
StartUp 1 month$19.99/mo.17.99 €/mo.£16.99/mo.$24.99/mo.
StartUp 12 months$14.99/mo.12.99 €/mo.£11.99/mo.$19.99/mo.
StartUp 24 months$11.99/mo.10.39 €/mo.£9.59/mo.$15.99/mo.

GrowBig 1 month$29.99/mo.27.99 €/mo.£24.99/mo.$34.99/mo.
GrowBig 12 months$24.99/mo.22.99 €/mo.£19.99/mo.$29.99/mo.
GrowBig 24 months$19.99/mo.18.39 €/mo.£15.99/mo.$23.99/mo.

GoGeek 1 month$44.99/mo.39.99 €/mo.£34.99/mo.$54.99/mo.
GoGeek 12 months$39.99/mo.34.99 €/mo.£29.99/mo.$49.99/mo.
GoGeek 24 months$31.99/mo.27.99 €/mo.£23.99/mo.$39.99/mo.

Once you have hosting, the next steps would be WordPress installation and adding a WordPress theme and some essential plugins. Learn how to build a site with WordPress.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is SiteGround hosting worth it?

Yes, they have good introductory discounts, provide a good support service and offer a reliable, secure and pretty fast hosting service.

How much is SiteGround monthly?

The cheapest plan starts at $14.99 / month, but new customers can get it for as low as $2.99 / month for the first 12 months.

Is SiteGround a Russian company?

No, Siteground is a Bulgarian company that was founded in 2004 in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Is SiteGround hosted by Google?

Yes, it’s powered by Google Cloud infrastructure. Learn more here.

Is SiteGround better than Bluehost?

Yes, it has a better company reputation, a higher rated support service and offers reliable and secure hosting services. Read the comparison between SiteGround and Bluehost.

How many domains can I host on SiteGround?

You can host an unlimited number of domains, except StartUp plan which is for only 1 domain.

Is WordPress included in SiteGround?

Yes, all hosting plans have a 1 click WordPress installation option. The installation process is easy and straightforward.