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Why I decided to ditch Siteground and move to WPX Hosting

Since I started an online business, I used a lot of hosting companies for my blogs and website, from Bluehost, Hostgator, Dreamhost, GVO, I had mixed level of experience in each of them.

Last year my business started to grow and I decided to get a better hosting, I moved my blogs to siteground.

After being with them for one year, I decided to move to Wpx hosting, and these are reasons why I decided to ditch siteground and move to wpx hosting.

Why I decided to ditch Siteground and move to WPX Hosting

SSL renewal fee

This might sound strange but when I signed up my understanding was that SSL was free, the thing I didn’t understand was that it was free only for the first payment but for renewals, it was not, I was required to pay $90 for it to be renewed. It is not a huge amount of money but this I was misled from the beginning it turned me off.

They refused to change my plan

When I realized that I had to pay for SSL, I decided to get a cheaper plan, you know siteground have three type of plans, startup, grow big and Go Geek, I had a Go Geek plan that was 11.95 for the first year then 29.95 for the renewal, I wanted to go to grow big to save some money.

When I contacted support, the support guy wanted to keep me on the same plan and he offered me some discount. With a new discount I was going to be paying around 23 USD per month without SSL, for me it was too much for a shared hosting.

I decided to let go many of my domains

One of the reasons I chose siteground was the ability to host an unlimited number of websites, but in the moment of events, I was in the process of just focusing in one blog (I had 15 of them and no time to grow none of them).

WXP HOSTING support team blew my mind

While the support guy from siteground was taking up to five minutes to answer my questions, I decided to send a message to wpx hosting support. In less than two minutes, the guy managed to explain to me what wpx hosting was, he offered me free website migration, he gave me a one-dollar coupon and promised to move my website in less than 24 hours.

I was impressed by his answers and services so I decided to join them.

Is siteground a bad hosting service?

No, there are one of the best around, and probably in my next project I will host with them again but from now on my main blog aka this one, it will be hosted with Wpx hosting.

Why WPX Hosting?

WPX Hosting is owned by Terry Kyle, Unlike most other web hosting companies, WPX Hosting only offers dedicated WordPress hosting.

This means their servers are specifically optimized to squeeze as much speed out of WordPress as possible.

Compare that with my shared hosting plan on Bluehost or the one I had with siteground which has to support every type of CMS out there which means they can’t tune their server configurations as aggressively as WPX Hosting can.

Note Siteground have dedicated WordPress hosting but it is more expensive than WPX hosting.

Migrating to WPX Hosting

Probably the main reason people are reluctant to switch web hosting companies is the hassle of moving their site.

After signing up, which is a very easy process to do, I send four tickets for site migration request, after five minutes I got a response that they started moving my sites and in 70 minutes or so, all my sites were migrated to WPX hosting, all I had to do was to change DNS records inside my Namecheap account.

NOTE: I submitted four sites and I decided to move the fifth one (this one) myself and what happened after that was a total embarrassment.

My experience with WPX hosting

Since I moved to WPX hosting my website speed has increased, their support is amazing (they can solve literally and issue in a matter of few minutes). I can’t be happier.

Do I recommend wpx hosting

Big yes, if you’re serious on building a successful blog using WordPress then this will be my first recommendation.

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