Liquid Web, the industry leader in VPS & Dedicated hosting space, also offers a feature-rich managed WordPress Hosting.
SiteGround, the industry leader in shared hosting industry, upgraded itself to be called as Managed WordPress Hosting company.
What if both Liquid Web and SiteGround offers similar products and you are asked to choose one?
Read more on my comparison of Liquid Web Vs SiteGround with years of performance data and other metrics that help you to choose the best.
Liquid Web vs. SiteGround: Overview
Established in 1997, Liquid Web has emerged a leading fully-managed hosting provider and offers Managed WordPress, Managed WooCommerce, VPS, and Cloud Dedicated hosting. Most importantly, it is pretty fast, secure, and easy to use.
SiteGround entered the industry back in 2004 and is a very trusted name that offers an easily manageable hosting platform. The company provides different types of hosting, comprising Shared, Managed WordPress, WooCommerce, Cloud, and Enterprise Hosting.
Both SiteGround and Liquid Web have a long history in their terms, which is visible for long-running without getting acquired by any big brands.
Liquid Web vs. SiteGround: Performance
Performance is always the first and foremost factor to check while choosing a hosting.
My Site hosted on Liquid Web managed WP maintained an uptime of 100% and a speed of 245ms on an average backed by some excellent performance technologies such as Nginx, PHP 7, Cloudflare CDN, and image compression. Liquid Web came out of #1 when it comes to response time among most top companies.
On the other hand, SiteGround has been pretty consistent with an average uptime of 99.99% and a speed of 410 ms. The tech stacks comprising Smart Caching, SSD persistent storage, free CDN, SG Optimizer plugin, and Google's Ultra-fast network.
If you note a thing, the comparison is made on SiteGround Go Geek $19/month plan vs. Liquid Web Spark $19/month.
SiteGround performance is not bad as we tested many companies even reported 1000ms loading time, but Liquid Web an excellent load time and 100% uptime guarantee compared to SiteGround 99.9%
Summary: Liquid Web wins over SiteGround both in terms of performance and uptime.
Liquid Web vs. SiteGround: Pricing
Here are the Liquid Web plans:
- Spark : One Site, 15GB Space, $19/mo
- Maker: Five sites, 40GB Space, $79/mo
- Builder: Twenty-five sites, 100GB Space, $149/mo
Here are the SiteGround plans:
- StartUp: 1 site, 10GB Space, $3.95/mo
- GrowBig: Unlimited sites, 20GB Space, $5.95/mo
- GoGeek: Unlimited sites, 40GB Space, $11.95/mo
As we compare the pricing, SiteGround certainly is more affordable than Liquid Web. For Example, if we consider the lowest-tier plan, SiteGround offers it for an introductory price of $3.95/month, which in the next renewal will be $11.95/month. This means you can have the plan for $3.95/mo, for three years and then renew it at the regular price.
On the other hand, Liquid Web's lowest-tier plan starts at $19/month with 35% Off for the first three months. Besides, if we compare the regular price, SiteGround pricing is more affordable than that of the Liquid Web. However, SiteGround renewals aren't cheaper where Liquid Web pricing remains the same for life.
Liquid Web vs. SiteGround: Support
Technical Support is one of those critical factors that make a provider more reliable. Even if you are a tech-savvy person, you may still run into technical issues at some point and may need fast and effective technical assistance to break out of it.
The liquid Web support team has done a tremendous job assisting the customers with technical issues through 24×7 live chat, phone, and email. SiteGround has been equally good at supporting its customers 24/7 through live chat, ticket, and phone.
However, I would like to write on the latest things which you don't find on other sites. SiteGround automated most support things in recent times.
For example, my tech site was down, and I logged into the portal to raise a ticket; I see this message where SiteGround puts the message site is down and don't submit a ticket on the same.
On ways it's OK, but on the other side, they made it strict about calling customer service, and even a few users are reporting there are some monthly limits on support per month.
Liquid Web doesn't have any limits; you can connect with live chat in seconds and talk about the real problem with humans.
Liquid Web vs. SiteGround: Control Panel
Liquid Web comes with a custom control panel and even a beginner can use it with the greatest ease. However, the control panel is pretty classic and lacks many advanced features.
On the contrary, SiteGround comes with its latest Panel which is pretty advanced yet simple to use. It takes only a little while to get the hang of it, even if you are a newbie.
Liquid Web vs. SiteGround: Server Locations
Choosing a hosting company with a substantial global network and server locations can help you deliver your content to your global audience at the best speeds. This is the reason that checking the number of Server Locations is always so important.
Customers can have 3 server locations to choose from with Liquid Web, which include Lansing (MI), London (UK), and Amsterdam (NL) and Sydney (AU).
However, SiteGround has comparatively more server locations than Liquid Web with server locations comprising Iowa (USA), London (UK), Amsterdam (NL), Eemshaven (NL), Singapore (Asia) and Sydney (AU).
Liquid Web vs. SiteGround: Security
You can expect very reliable security with Liquid Web, which is characterized by Free SSL Certificates, Automatic Plugin Updates, Proactive monitoring against malware, Nexus Managed DNS, and a Custom firewall Daily backups.
SiteGround comes with top-notch security to protect your Site against malicious code and hack attacks. The company has many advanced security technologies in place that comprise Custom Web Application Firewall to block various vulnerabilities in the first place.
Besides, the company uses an AI Anti-Bot System to block millions of threats daily. Further, it encrypts all the traffic using Free SSL by Let's Encrypt.
Both Liquid Web and SiteGround offers similar features at similar pricing. Liquid Web scores better with pricing, support and performance. On the other hand, SiteGround offers better site management, data center choice and affordable starter price.