We Are Recommended by WordPress.org!

WordPress Recommendation

We are very happy and honored that SiteGround has been listed as a recommended WordPress hosting provider on the WordPress.org hosting page. We perceive this as a high evaluation of the quality of our hosting product and work with the WordPress community.

How did that happen?

Last year Matt Mullenweg, the founding developer of WordPress, reached out to hosting companies letting us know that they were looking to revise wordpress.org/hosting with a new list of the best hosts for WordPress sites. To be considered for an inclusion in the list, we had to fill out a detailed survey, the information from which would be used in the future decision about hosting companies to be listed on the page. We did answer all the questions and now, months later, we received a confirmation email that SiteGround has been selected for the recommended list.

From the confirmation email we were also informed that the hosts listed there will be regularly reviewed, there are no guarantees for any future placement, and there’s no compensation accepted. We were also informed that we were chosen based on a comprehensive look at all of the options available, including service monitoring and "secret shopper" interactions with our support over the past couple of months. The purpose of this page according to the email is to help users actually get a quality hosting service.

What’s next?

Needless to say, we intend to continue keeping up the level of our service, and developing our WordPress product to always include the most innovative and smart technologies and conveniences for our WordPress users.

VP of Strategic Partnerships until 2017/05

After 10+ years at SiteGround, probably the only thing I haven’t done (yet) here is writing code. Today I help SiteGround grow our client base through events and partnerships. I have the immense pleasure to do it with the help of the best team members which I am also privileged to call friends.


  1. Reply May 17, 2016 / 06:33 TSiteGround Team

    Good one SG, that's huge.

  2. Reply May 17, 2016 / 07:48 David PascoeSiteGround Team

    Congratulations guys. You certainly deserve the recognition that this listing brings.

  3. Reply May 17, 2016 / 10:52 ReneeSiteGround Team

    Awesomeness! I'm so glad I have SiteGround as my hosting provider.

  4. Reply May 17, 2016 / 11:12 TaylorSiteGround Team

    Awesome! I just set up a WordPress hosting account here recently. Now I know I made a good choice.

  5. Reply May 17, 2016 / 14:36 Travis JohnsonSiteGround Team

    Congrats everyone at SiteGround! I am a new user but am very satisfied!

  6. Reply May 17, 2016 / 16:58 PhilSiteGround Team

    Eurgh! Why do they still promote Bluehost first? 🙁

    You guys should be way further up the list. You rock 🙂

  7. Reply May 17, 2016 / 17:35 QoredSiteGround Team

    Congratulations! =)

  8. Reply May 18, 2016 / 04:16 ThomasSiteGround Team

    Congrats, well deserved!

  9. Reply May 18, 2016 / 06:37 Frederick PattersonSiteGround Team

    Congratulations, you guys are awesome, you very well deserve this recognition!

  10. Reply May 18, 2016 / 06:49 JosephSiteGround Team


  11. Reply May 18, 2016 / 06:54 Istiak RayhanSiteGround Team

    Good to you see you on the WordPress recommendations. Keep up the good work.

  12. Reply May 18, 2016 / 07:27 kennySiteGround Team

    Well done Site ground... from my previous interactions with support. I have yet to encounter an apathetic service consultant. Which speaks volumes for the culture. Congratulations.... I hope to continue my relationship with siteground for years... even when the site gets "big".

  13. Reply May 18, 2016 / 09:33 TarekSiteGround Team

    You guys are awesome. Your hosting took my site to a whole new level.

  14. Reply May 18, 2016 / 11:06 BorisSiteGround Team

    That's why I moved all my sites (Joomla, WordPress, Magento) to Siteground. Now I can be on the bleeding edge instead of the leading edge!

  15. Reply May 18, 2016 / 23:31 Zawar HakeemSiteGround Team

    Congratulations! This is a great news. You guys have a wonderful support and you guys really deserve it! 🙂

  16. Reply May 19, 2016 / 14:17 Steve WilliamsSiteGround Team

    Good job Sideground and team. You folks have excellent support, expertise, and uptime. I will update my marketing pages to reflect this news.

  17. Reply May 20, 2016 / 00:41 TinaSiteGround Team

    Thank you all for your kind words! This really means a lot to us! 🙂

  18. Reply May 20, 2016 / 01:01 RalphSiteGround Team

    You guys are awesome, Congratulations!

    You guys have a wonderful support and you guys really deserve it!

    Keep up the great job you are doing!!

    • Reply May 25, 2016 / 01:27 Marina YordanovaSiteGround Team

      Hi Ralph, thank you very much!

  19. Reply May 22, 2016 / 05:28 Shalu SharmaSiteGround Team

    My site was up on yours in minutes from buying. Great support. I am serious about recommending SiteGround to my readers.

  20. Reply May 24, 2016 / 16:33 Lars FayeSiteGround Team

    I had a client on a "Managed WordPress" service with GoDaddy. We launched the site and all his emails stopped working from the website. When contacted, GoDaddy said it was our theme/WooCommerce (even though it worked perfectly in dev).

    I recommended the client migrate to SiteGround and viola, everything worked perfectly without issue, right away. And the site was 10X faster on your $6.95/month plan than their $30/month "hosting".

    THAT'S why you guys are on that list. You do what you say you are going to do and don't pass the buck!

    Never change! <3

  21. Reply May 27, 2016 / 03:25 BrunoSiteGround Team

    Congratulations! I absolutely love SiteGround and will definitely be recommending your hosting services to my readers 🙂

  22. Reply May 29, 2016 / 10:21 Sue BrideSiteGround Team

    I moved my sites to Siteground last year after reading recommendations on loading speed and haven't been disappointed. The move was surprisingly easy and I'm delighted by your services. Well done on your inclusion your inclusion as a WordPress.org recommended Host Provider.

  23. Reply May 30, 2016 / 10:16 Abdul ghany syedSiteGround Team

    wow congrats, up to now i not tested any site with you, after reading this article, and some of your customer comments, i am expecting more i am now ready to move my client site to your hosting, i hope you will satisfy my client and me.

  24. Reply June 14, 2016 / 06:47 Doug FosterSiteGround Team

    Well deserved. I tell everyone Siteground is amazing. Your hosting and customer service is the best I've ever experienced.

  25. Reply June 14, 2016 / 10:28 Ben StrattonSiteGround Team

    By far the best support staff around. The backend is also easy to navigate and allows me access to higher end tools other hosting providers like to hide away.

    You guys are the ONLY wordpress hosting provider as far as I'm concerned.

  26. Reply June 14, 2016 / 11:53 GraceSiteGround Team

    CONGRATULATIONS! It's about time!

  27. Reply June 14, 2016 / 12:32 WayfarerSiteGround Team


    You deserve it - you guys rock.

    For the people out there who might run a website but who are not coders, webmasters, or otherwise skilled when something snafus: SG is my lifeline.

    I've used other hosting services who are quick to distance themselves from helping you resolve problems that are not directly related to their hosting service. Every single time I reach out to SG for assistance, they help me resolve the problem. Every. Single. Time.

    SG are rock stars.

  28. Reply June 14, 2016 / 13:40 John Brian ShannonSiteGround Team

    You're such a proactive team.
    And every interaction I've had with SiteGround has been a positive experience. Rock On!

  29. Reply June 14, 2016 / 13:59 SamSiteGround Team

    Well done everyone at siteground, your products and service are awesome, so glad I moved all my sites to you.

  30. Reply June 14, 2016 / 18:02 BillSiteGround Team

    Your ranking is definitely well deserved. We have had 100% positive experiences with SiteGround from the very beginning, including the day I got to ski all day while your team and automated system migrated our 8 websites off the previous hosting service.

    Our previous migrations to that host were a nightmare that involved several long 12+ hour days. I am now recommending Site Ground to everyone I know.

  31. Reply June 14, 2016 / 20:22 Randy LeJeuneSiteGround Team

    Absolutely well deserved. I have 30 plus customers on SG and adding more every month. In the 20 years developing websites, I can confidently say SiteGround is home for all WP and Jumala websites. Keep up the great work.

  32. Reply June 14, 2016 / 20:47 MarkSiteGround Team

    Very deserved.

    I've been with Heart Internet for several years, Inmotion Hosting for a month and BlueHost for a month or so.

    SiteGround is literally a 1000 times better than all of these combined. It makes all other competition in this price bracket look like children and customer services is unparalleled. Best CS I have ever encountered.

    I'm still unsure though why Bluehost is still in the WordPress recommended list.

    I spent over a month with them. It was like visiting in a mental institute. I can not believe a company like that can even exist and really unsure why WordPress is still recommending them. Clearly they have not tried it out recently!

    I hope SiteGround can stay as good as it is now and not sufferer the corporate mutilation success can bring, swapping a good business model for aggressive profit saving techniques and manipulative advertising.

    It's for this very reason I left Heart Internet, which was once the best products around, but after being bought out by a multi-conglomerate, it became unbearable.

  33. Reply June 15, 2016 / 03:01 Simon DerrySiteGround Team

    After 10 years of hosting with other providers we moved to SG recently from GoDaddy WordPress hosting.

    Its a delight to be able to raise a ticket and have it dealt with by people who are competent, have a great attitude and are focused on HELPING.

    I subscribed for 3 years upfront and will recommend you unhesitatingly.

  34. Reply June 15, 2016 / 07:07 PetrovSiteGround Team

    Congrats! I already knew I had chosen wisely a while back, but it's glad to see this extra validation.

  35. Reply June 15, 2016 / 10:11 Steve PetrieSiteGround Team

    Congratulations to SiteGround -- an outstandingly good hosting provider.

    And congratulations to SiteGround customers (including me:) for being so smart as to have found the SG oasis of reliable infrastructure and great support.

    Currently I'm "only" using SG for email hosting. As boring as that may seem. I am thrilled with the SG POP3 and SMTP services that just always work flawlessly.

    After some more or less bad experiences with other hosting providers, I almost wept with joy when I discovered SG's oh-so-excellent support staff.

    I do plan to begin using SG for website hosting as well as for email hosting, so this latest news about SG's designation as a recommended WordPress hosting provider, only increases my comfort with SG.

  36. Reply June 19, 2016 / 13:16 Rotimi FashinaSiteGround Team

    Congratulations... and please don't relent on the good services you offer. I have been with you people for a while and in fact have 2 separate hosting accounts running several sites and I'm yet to be disappointed. Keep up the good work!

  37. Reply July 29, 2016 / 14:33 Erin WhiteSiteGround Team

    I won SiteGround hosting in a raffle at WordCamp Miami and now I am hosting at SiteGround. I have to say that your customer service is AWESOME 🙂 I am curious about the whole list of criteria that WordPress uses to select recommended hosting companies. Do you know if they have it posted online somewhere? Thanks for any info (and for treating me to a painless migration!).

    • Reply August 1, 2016 / 00:36 Hristo PandjarovSiteGround Team

      There was a survey sent to pretty much every hosting company out there. Due to security reasons that list of questions and the answers is not publicly available 🙂


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