Which is the best server host is a recurring topic of discussion in my WordPress user groups.
For some time, Host Gator was a popular host. Then WPEngine. At the moment, the darling host of many people I know is SiteGround.
I have been trying them out with several clients for the past six months and I am very pleased.
At first, when I heard they were headquartered in Eastern Europe, that troubled me. No longer. The people that provide me support are right here in the USA and frankly at this point, they can be anywhere they want, so long as they keep up the quality of support they have provided so far.
SiteGround promises to be faster. They make good on that promise.
They do that with servers distributed around the world and CDN.
While I usually use them for WordPress, and they have very competent support for that, it is good to know that they also support non-WordPress sites. We will be bringing over CourageGroup.com, currently built on DreamWeaver, taking advantage of the Staging platform on the Go Geek SiteGround package and converting it to WordPress.
We will also be taking some of our own WordPress sites that were built before mobile responsive was a necessity and using the staging platform to convert those.
Why You Need to Transition to a Mobile Responsive Theme Now!
Google is now penalizing sites that are not mobile responsive.
The Go Geek package gives you a nice staging platform that is very easy easy to go live with. So bring your website to SiteGround. Change to a mobile responsive theme. Go through and fix anything that needs to be fixed as a result. Then go live. Safely done with no embarrassing moments in transition.
Here’s a nice tool from Google that you can use to check to see if your site is mobile responsive.