So you have a website, but do you know what you should be looking for when choosing website hosting?  “Stable, secure and super-fast” is the answer. 

But how fast should your website hosting be? Loading should take approximately no more than 1.5 seconds, and preferably less than 1 second if you want to outperform your competitors on Google. 

However, fast hosting isn’t all that matters. You also need excellent customer service from your website host. Website hosting is a bit like an insurance policy; you don’t need to get in contact that often, but when you do, it’s often urgent, and that’s when you find out whether the solution you’ve been paying for is worth it.

Enter Siteground.

Over the years, we’ve worked with a considerable number of hosting companies, and we’ve had a very mixed bag of experiences. Mostly we inherit hosting from our client’s previous web developer – generally, this is an IT company that may or may not specialise in hosting at all.  

We get it; it makes sense to have IT support and hosting with one company. It’s a natural conclusion to make. On a more nuanced level, however, we recommend parsing out the solution. Maintain your local IT support with a provider you trust but shift the website hosting to a WordPress specialist that understands how to win a Formula 1 race.

Because we specialise in SEO, we know that top-of-the-page rankings on Google simply demand lightning-fast loading speeds. Like death and taxes, it’s a non-negotiable. 

We recommend Siteground’s Go Geek Package because it provides:

  • priority support 
  • Australian-based servers
  • a Content Delivery Network (CDN) for ultra-fast caching
  • excellent security
  • on-demand backup copies; and
  • the highest tier of resources. 

Of course, there are a few caveats here: some client websites can be image or JavaScript-heavy, and great hosting alone doesn’t guarantee fast loading speeds or top-of-the-page rankings. That’s where 80/20 SEO services come in to optimise your content, code and UX. 

But together, we believe 80/20 SEO and Siteground make for a pretty awesome combination. 

Get in touch today on 0400 677 202 if you’d like us to migrate your WordPress hosting to Siteground or if you’d like to find out more about ranking your website at the top of the page on Google.

Colm MacGowan has spent over 25 years working in Sales & Marketing and is one of Australia's leading experts in Search Engine Optimisation and lead generation through Google. Colm's passion lies in helping Small to Medium business owners grow their businesses profitably and sustainably through best practice, results-driven marketing. Get in touch today for a free consultation.