SiteGround provides Joomla hosting services since the day Joomla! was born. SiteGround is the first host to provide free installation of Joomla 2.5 for its users. The company currently provides web hosting for more than 80,000 Joomla websites. For all Joomla users the SiteGround team has launched many Joomla tutorials. The tutorials include both information for beginners about how to use and manage Joomla, as well as advance instructions how to install Joomla addons and deal with certain problems. SiteGround has provided over 200 Free templates for Joomla and now has the richest collection of FREE Joomla templates with frequent new releases. SiteGround has also launched a series of FREE Joomla extensions especially for the needs of its customers.
Summary of Test Results:
|Test Period||Speed||Security||Support||Bonus Points||Rank|
|Jan-Mar 2013||7000 Hits and 100% Availability||Chroot Isolation||5min Basic and 15min Advanced Support Response||Joomla Auto-installer||#1|
SiteGround has unmatched security standards to protect Joomla on three levels.
Level 1: Each Joomla installed by SiteGround comes with the in-house developed Joomla extension – jHackGuard. The company is one of the very few companies to offer automatic Joomla updates upon a new release as a way to keep the Joomlas well protected from security vulnerabilities.
Level 2: The accounts on SiteGround shared servers are isolated from each other through a custom-made server setup, so even if there is one vulnerable installation on the shared server, the other Joomla websites will be safe.
Level 3: SiteGround closely monitors the general security status of Joomla and its popular plugins and apply strict security audit procedures. If a major vulnerability appears they apply server level security fixes even before the official development fixes are released.
Based on benchmark speed tests with other hosting companies, SiteGround’s Joomlas load times faster. This is due to the fact that they work with the latest and best hardware (regularly upgraded) and added various custom speed optimization extras such as free CDN (content delivery network) and caching tool that makes it easy for website owners to boost the performance of their websites with just a few clicks from their cPanel.
SiteGround provides 24/7 technical assistance support via ticketing, phone or chat. The best part here is that SiteGround support team members receive a special Joomla-related training. They provide assistance in setting up Joomla websites, moving existing websites over to their servers, installing Joomla templates, installing addons for Joomla, and migrating Joomla.
Joomla Hosting Features
The Joomla hosting package offered by SiteGround includes: free domain, free Joomla installation or transfer, generous space and unlimited traffic, cpanel control panel, daily backups, free CDN, 30-day money back guarantee, 24/7 support.
Joomla Hosting Directory rating about SiteGround
SiteGround wins the top position in the Joomla Directory because they showed the best results in all criteria. In addition to that, they won bonus points for the extra Joomla resources they provide to the Joomla community. The company has expanded the traditional “Joomla support” services and has started providing additional Joomla resources (Joomla tutorial, templates, extensions, Joomla forum, Joomla FAQ section), which are free for all Joomla users. Thus, the company shows that it is committed to Joomla and is sharing its know-how with the community.