SiteGround

Web hosting service offering shared hosting, cloud hosting, and dedicated servers.

Website: https://www.siteground.com/go/wordpresssolhosting 

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SiteGround nonprofit web hosting

Uses:

  • Website hosting for your new or existing nonprofit website
  • Website drag & drop builder lets you create a professional website with no technical skills required
  • Managed WordPress hosting

Pros:

  • Affordable monthly plans
  • Free security and performance features—SSL (Secure Sockets Layer), CloudFlare CDN (Content Delivery Network)
  • Unlimited email (can also use your Google for Nonprofits account)
  • Free website builder with responsive themes
  • WordPress optimization & caching
  • Free website transfer with registration
  • Free daily backup
  • Staging server (on GrowBig and GoGeek plans) — creates a separate copy of the website for making revisions before publishing them to the live (public) site—available for higher-level plans
  • Excellent 24/7 technical support via phone, chat, and email

Cons:

  • Like most low-cost website hosting providers, the lower end plans are on a shared server, which can slow down site performance
    • Note: using CloudFlare and caching systems will compensate for some of the slowdowns
  • Can take a long time for your site to transfer (unless you use the free Siteground migrator plugin)
  • Doesn’t offer a nonprofit discount
  • Email space counts towards your overall server space, and each email account’s space is limited.

Pricing: *

  • StartUp: $3.95/month
    • One website, 10GB web space, suitable for ~ 10,000 visits monthly
    • After initial period: $11.95/mo
  • GrowBig: $5.95/month
    • Multiple websites, 20GB web space, suitable for ~ 25,000 visits monthly
    • After initial period: $19.95/mo
  • GoGeek: $11.95/month
    • Multiple websites, 40GB web space, suitable for ~ 100,000 visits monthly
    • After initial period: $34.95/mo

* As of May, 2020.