Kinsta Vs SiteGround (2022): Best of Two?

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

While most sites ranking for these keywords just puts a general content, we actually own account with both the companies, thus able to write the real comparisons.

On The Kinsta and SiteGround are on a two different league and don't go head to head. Kinsta is a premium host where the plans starting at $30/month and they're offering a very good service for sites that outgrown shared hosting environment. On the other hand, SiteGround primarily focused on shared hosting and we strongly recommend them for getting started at less than $5/month.

I personally recommend to choose SiteGround, may be once you outgrown, Kinsta should be your ultimate choice since the next upgraded Cloud SiteGround plans are at $80/month where Kinsta starts from $30/month.

As said above, there a lot of differences but still if you need a comparison, there is one way to do it, as the siteGround GoGeek Plan and Kinsta starter plan falls under $30 price range. 

2020 Update: SiteGround chosen Google Cloud as its data center partner, thus both Kinsta and SiteGround are powered by the same platform. However, SiteGround became the cheapest Google Cloud hosting of the entire hosting industry.











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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.

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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.

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

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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 – Speed & Uptime

According to Hostingstep data by monitoring both the servers for over years, here comes the uptime and response time data for the last three months.

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Here is my latest reports as taken this Fastest WordPress Hosting post for 2020.










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Kinsta averages 285ms

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SiteGround averages 409ms

As you can see pricing matters here when it comes to speed. Kinsta at some $30/month offers better speed while SiteGround not that bad when compared to HostGator which takes over 1000ms load time.

Both are good in their own terms, its only up to you to choose the best based on your budget.

Kinsta Vs SiteGround – Locations

Both SiteGround and Kinsta offer 30 Days Money Back Guarantee.

Kinsta offers 20 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 5 data center locations to choose from which comprises Chicago, Amsterdam, London, and Singapore. After moving to Google Cloud, SiteGround now offers service from Lowa US location instead of Chicago and also launched its Sydney data center for Australian customers.

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 live chat and tickets but not through phone (read what they say about it).

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. As far as CDN is concerned, both SiteGround and Kinsta offers free CDN with all the plans.


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 starting 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 now and also the special price  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.

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