SiteGround currently has a Easter sale going on for web hosting. I came to know about this over the weekend and signed up for the GoGeek plan. During this sale, the prices are as follows:
I was with WP Engine before this and while I have no complaints with them, it’s pricier compared to SiteGround for a single website with the volume of traffic I am getting here (~2000 visitors a day). I remember this site’s loading time to be under 2s when it was hosted on WP Engine. Now it is 3.73s.
If site speed is of utmost importance to you, I highly recommend WP Engine. Otherwise if you are a budget-conscious user, SiteGround is a fine alternative.
Coming to support, SiteGround was very quick and knowledgeable. They transferred the site for me and answered my questions on wp-config.php (what lines to keep and remove from the ones carried over from WP Engine) thoroughly.
Avoid GoDaddy, iPage, 1&1 and Yahoo! hosting. I have an account at HostGator and while I don’t have any issues with them personally, quite a few were pretty mad about their sites’ downtime (down for more than 48 hrs this last weekend).
Coming back to SiteGround, at the time of publishing this post, there is still about 13hrs left for the deal. So if you are looking for a decent host with positive reviews overall and is not too wildly expensive, go with SiteGround.