Siteground hosting vs Namecheap vs Godaddy. Why I chose Siteground.

Ten years ago, I had all my websites hosted with GoDaddy Hosting. Everything was fast and working very well until after specific years; all my sites became very slow. Among various website speed tools, I used GTMetrix mostly. The loading speed of one of my websites was of 9 seconds of loading time, which is not a joke. All of my sites were optimized. I had optimized all of my images, had a lazy loader and also had AutoOptomize WordPress plugin installed, which minifies CSS, HTML, and Javascript. I had to look for an alternative, and I stumbled upon Namecheap Hosting. The expenses on Namecheap were much cheaper compared to GoDaddy. The speed of the hosting was also impressive. In the beginning, my average website’s speed on Namecheap hosting was of 3.5 seconds of loading time. My honeymoon didn’t last long. After just six months using Namecheap, my website’s speed average became over 7.5 seconds. Unfortunately, I noticed a trend going on. After some time, the website speed issue re-appears on all of my sites. I thought about the speed issues I was facing, and I concluded three possible outcomes:
  1. Something was wrong with my website in terms of how I developed my website using WordPress.
  2. Maybe by time, I added a lot more content and the website slowed down.
  3. Hosting server being overused/overpopulated with websites.
To test out why my websites became so slow (back to 9 seconds), I have decided to switch hosting. Yes, again….. So again, I have decided to change my hosting and try Siteground Hosting. The prices were slightly lower than NameCheap. I have decided to go with one of my websites, homemadejuice.net, to test it before transferring all of my sites. Surprisingly, my website speed test came down to 2.8 seconds from 7.2 seconds.

GTmetrix Test while on Namecheap hosting

GTmetrix Test while on Siteground hosting

Now when I run speed tests on GTMetrix, I always use the same testing server location so the trials will be fair and accurate. It was nearly impossible for us to work on the site homemadejuice.net when the loading speed was over 7 seconds.

Namecheap vs GoDaddy

Now let’s compare Godaddy as a competitor with Siteground. As previously mentioned the loading speed I was experiencing on my websites was even worse than Namecheap and that was the reason why I have changed to Namecheap at first place.

Not only that. but the prices at Namecheap are cheaper. Below please find a table comparing both Hosting competitors for the basic package.

Winner (PRICING AVERAGE): Namecheap
Winner (WEBSITE SPEED): Namecheap

Siteground vs Namecheap

By now you you know that I switched all my websites to Siteground. Let’s compare Siteground vs Namecheap when it comes to pricing.

Winner (PRICING AVERAGE): Namecheap
Winner (WEBSITE SPEED): Siteground

Siteground vs GoDaddy

Now let’s compare Godaddy as a competitor with Siteground. As previously mentioned the loading speed I was experiencing on my websites was even worse than Namecheap and that was the reason why I have changed to Namecheap at first place.

Not only that. but the prices at Namecheap are cheaper. Below please find a table comparing both Hosting competitors for the basic package.

Winner (PRICING AVERAGE): Siteground
Winner (WEBSITE SPEED): Siteground

Siteground vs Bluehost

Now let’s compare Godaddy as a competitor with Siteground. As previously mentioned the loading speed I was experiencing on my websites was even worse than Namecheap and that was the reason why I have changed to Namecheap at first place.

Not only that. but the prices at Namecheap are cheaper. Below please find a table comparing both Hosting competitors for the basic package.

Winner (PRICING AVERAGE): Siteground
Winner (WEBSITE SPEED): Siteground

As you can see, Siteground is the winner compared to the rest. Please note that this is an honest review and although it contains affiliate links, it is done purely with honesty. 

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out or just leave a comment below. Thanks for visiting my blog and I hope you found it useful.


Hi I'm Rene Vigar

Hi, I’m Rene Vigar, a UX UI Designer with front-end development skills. Join me here, on renevigar.com for weekly tips and tutorials about UX UI Design and UI Development. I am also a part-time blogger writing for Medium, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc, Business Insider and more.

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Hi I'm Rene Vigar

Hi, I’m Rene Vigar, a UX UI Designer with front-end development skills. Join me here, on renevigar.com for weekly tips and tutorials about UX UI Design and UI Development. I am also a part-time blogger writing for Medium, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc, Business Insider and more.