Frequently Asked Questions

If you have questions about the details of our Student Web Hosting program, here are answers to some of the most common questions that you need answered before you can get started.

What is the student web hosting program?

We are happy to be able to provide this program with special pricing to students from academic institutions in North America. And if your school has already partnered with SiteGround, you can participate in the program completely free of charge. When you sign up, you will get a fully-featured hosting account that you can use for your coursework, to build a website, create your own mailbox, etc.

How to sign up for the student program?

You must use your university e-mail address to sign up for this service. Upon registration, our system will use your e-mail to verify that you are eligible for the program. Click here to create your account.

How to choose a domain name for your student website?

Upon registration, there are three options regarding domains:

  • Use your own pre-existing domain
  • Buy a new domain (all common extensions .com, .net, etc. available)
  • Get started with a subdomain of type <yourname>.siteground.net for FREE

If you choose to register a new domain name, think carefully about what address you want to use. You CAN pick a domain name that includes all/part of your name, but you don't have to. (Sometimes, picking a domain that reflects your name will make it more likely that people will find it when they search for you on the Web.)

What features does your account have?

The account that you will get is a special student plan identical to our StartUp plans except for the free domain (you can still claim a free subdomain, please read below). You can learn more about all our hosting plans and their features at https://www.siteground.com/shared-hosting-features.htm

How to start using your account?

There are many things that you can do with SiteGround's hosting accounts. The best place to learn about all the opportunities your account open up for you is our Getting Started tutorial.

More questions?

If you have other questions or would like to make a special request, please get in touch with us at universities@siteground.com.

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