Kinsta Vs SiteGround (2019): Best of Two?

Being an existing user of both Kinsta (Review) and SiteGround, I wrote what I experienced between “Kinsta Vs SiteGround” in the last few years and here is my honest assessment.

Kinsta Vs SiteGround – History

With over 2,000,000 users, SiteGround is undoubtedly one of the leading providers of shared web hosting. SiteGround started back in 2004 and over the years, it has done a brilliant job in making web hosting simpler yet advanced for the users.

Kinsta, on the other hand, started back in 2013 and has an excellent track record of being the most reliable managed WordPress hosting provider.

Kinsta Vs SiteGround – Plans

SiteGround is among those fastest web hosting companies that offer the cheapest starter plans like Startup and it allows you to start for as low as $3.95/mo.

In case you need more resources, you can choose either the GrowBig plan for $5.95/mo or GoGeek plan for $11.95/mo.

Kinsta plans are comparatively a little expensive and the starter plan in Kinsta starts at $30/mo.

The higher Kinsta plans are Pro for $60/mo, Business 1 for $100/mo. Business 2 for $200/mo, Business 3 for $300/mo, Business 4 for $400/mo, Enterprise 1 for $600/mo, Enterprise 2 for $900/mo.

However, SiteGround renewals are pretty high, so we even recommend Kinsta as an alternative.

For instance, if you compare the SiteGround’s GoGeek plan with Kinsta’s Starter plan, the GoGeek plan is available for a special price of $11.95/mo but its renewal price is $34.95/mo which is more than the price of Kinsta’s Starter plan.

Kinsta Vs SiteGround – Locations

Both SiteGround and Kinsta offer 30 Days Money Back Guarantee. Kinsta offers 19 data center locations comprising Belgium (BE), Frankfurt (DE), Hamina (FI), Iowa (US Central), Hong Kong (HK), London (UK), Los Angeles (US West 2), Montréal (America Northeast 1), Mumbai (IN), Netherlands (Europe West 4), Northern Virginia (US East 4),

Oregon (US West), São Paulo (BR), Singapore (SG), South Carolina (US East 1), Sydney (AU), Taiwan (TW), Tokyo (JP), Zürich (CH) to choose from

while SiteGround offers 4 data center locations to choose from which comprises Chicago, Amsterdam, London, and Singapore.

Hence, Kinsta has a leading edge over SiteGround when it comes to the data centers locations.

Kinsta Vs SiteGround – Support

As far as the customer support is concerned, both SiteGround and Kinsta offers pretty reliable support and as a matter of fact, both the hosting companies have support executives who are exceptionally well versed with WordPress and every other web hosting technicality.

While SiteGround offers support via tickets, live chats, and phone. Kinsta offers support via tickets only. Hence, SiteGround is the clear winner in terms of support.

Kinsta Vs SiteGround – Others

Kinsta offers free migrations from a few selected web hosting companies comprising WP Engine, Flywheel, Pagely, Pantheon, Cloudways, and DreamHost.

However, site transfer is a paid feature for SiteGround StartUp plan and is free on GrowBig and GoGeek plans. However, the free site transfer allows up to 1 site transfer only per account. As far as CDN is concerned, both SiteGround and Kinsta offers free CDN with all the plans.

Conclusion

By now, you should get a very clear picture of both the hosting companies. However, a lot depends upon your choice, convenience and, of course, budget.

For those who are looking to start a website with a hosting plan within $5, SiteGround is the obvious choice while staring with Kinsta's Starter plan for $30 is like starting with the mid-tier plan.

However, I suggest you check the actual price of a SiteGround Plan right below the special price for this is what the renewal price is going to be and only then, take a decision. Starting with Kinsta’s plan is ideal for those who want a much safe and secure WordPress Hosting environment.

However, as far as resources are concerned, SiteGround offers comparatively more resources than Kinsta.

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