FastComet vs SiteGround - Discover the Best Choice.

Comparison
Compared options Visit SiteGround Visit FastComet
Pricing
13 hosting plans 18 hosting plans
Starting price $4.35 / month $1.99 / month
Free domain No No
Coupons No 5 coupons
User Ratings
4.8
4.8
Reliability 5.0
5.0
Pricing 4.5
4.5
User Friendly 5.0
5.0
Support 5.0
5.0
Features 5.0
5.0
User Reviews
2443 reviews 1497 reviews
Latest positive review
Best Webhosting
Gagan Dias,
10
SITEGROUND, blindly. They have all things good. Great customer service. Lightening site speed. Gives services like daily backups and CDN absolutely FREE. Is recommended by wordpress. I should thank WebhostWinner.com for recom... More mend this great hosting for me! Less
They are great at the tech support
wael omr,
10
The speed of response and quick solutions is the best thing they have. And also the speed of their servers.
I would like to thank Todor Gichev from the technical support team members
Latest negative review
Company of scammers
rajat dutt,
2.0
do not buy hosting from them. They will sam your money. If u take 1 year hosting plan after 2 months their server create problem u gonna lose business from google and everywhere due o bad quality site. such an ass holes. do n... More ot ever buy from them ever i am the one who lost my hard-earned money i request you to do not go with them Less
Did nothing to help me, except blame me for using their "app" to build the page.
net SCREWtality,
4.4
I've been with them a couple or few years, today my credit card declined them for renewal, and am I GLAD. So while going to the page, my page wouldn't load. Some company from some other land, was somehow promoted under mt DO... More T COM NAME, which they claim to HOST FOR ME. After way too much time on their TYPING CUSTOMER SERVICE CHAT, which is lame. I find out its Word Press or some bullshit, and supposedly its something I did, while trying to use their CRAP.
So basically a builder that they use to assist you, if looked at or something is clicked WRONG... An unknown website takes over your dit com... and its YOUR FAULT, not theirs. Their excuse, was my staff created something in word press, and THE INTERNET COULDNT UNDERSTAND WHICH PAGE TO SHOW... Thats their excuse for promoting their own bullshit web site, instead of mine, which i paid for. the Kicker. it happened in 2020. so for a FULL YEAR, I paid them to PROMOTE someone else, THEY CLAIM NO RESPONSIBILITY., You should know they advertise how easy they are to use... even GOOF proof... NOT SO. Apparently not so.
When I found fast Comet it was rated in several top 10 sites to use... Today, I couldn't find them listed in ANY TOP 10 LIST... I guess because they SUCK !!!!!!
P.S. as for customer support; they claim 365/7/24 apparently you can only talk to the SALES DEPARTMENT where they can sucker you into their services, but no phone support when they charge you a year of service to promote some bullshit that their SITE CREATED.
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Shared Hosting
3 plans from $4.35 to $653.64 3 plans from $1.99 to $244.30
Under $4 No

FastCloud

$1.99 / MO
  • Space: 15 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 1
View FastCloud plan
Under $8

StartUp

$3.99 / MO
  • Space: 10 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 1
View StartUp plan
No
Over $10

GoGeek

$13.99 / MO
  • Space: 40 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View GoGeek plan
No
VPS
No
5 plans from $1.99 to $244.30
Under $4 No

Free trial

$0.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Free trial plan
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

VPS Cloud 1

$41.96 / MO
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Dedicated Server
3 plans from $4.35 to $653.64 4 plans from $1.99 to $244.30
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

Entry Server

$219.00 / MO
  • Space: 480 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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DS 1

$97.30 / MO
  • Space: 80 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View DS 1 plan
Cloud Hosting
4 plans from $4.35 to $653.64 4 plans from $1.99 to $244.30
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

Jump Start

$80.00 / MO
  • Space: 40 GB
  • Bandwidth: 5 TB
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Cloud 1

$41.96 / MO
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: 2 TB
View Cloud 1 plan
Resellers
3 plans from $4.35 to $653.64
No
Under $4 No No
Under $8

GrowBig

$6.99 / MO
  • Space: 20 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View GrowBig plan
No
Over $10

GoGeek

$13.99 / MO
  • Space: 40 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View GoGeek plan
No
SSL
No
2 plans from $1.99 to $244.30
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

Comodo Positive SSL

$34.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Data Centers
4 of 6 4 of 6
North America Yes Yes
Europe Yes Yes
Asia Yes Yes
Oceânia Yes Yes
South America No No
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
6 of 6 6 of 6
Live Chat Yes Yes
Phone Support Yes Yes
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support Yes Yes
Video guides Yes Yes
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
1 of 6 5 of 6
WordPress Yes Yes
Joomla No Yes
Drupal No Yes
Magento No Yes
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop No Yes
OS Support
0 of 2 2 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET No Yes
Linux No Yes
Language Support
0 of 8 4 of 8
PHP No Yes
Java No No
Python No Yes
Node.js No Yes
Django No No
Perl No Yes
Ruby on Rails No No
ASP.NET No No
Database Support
0 of 3 1 of 3
MongoDB No No
MySQL No Yes
PostgreSQL No No
Payment Types Support
2 of 6 3 of 6
PayPal Yes Yes
Credit Card Yes Yes
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer No Yes
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
Second

Second

Winner

Winner

Winner: FastComet

Aviran Zazon HostAdvice COO

If you’re wondering whether to choose FastComet or SiteGround for your hosting needs, then you’re in the right place. In this article, I compared both host’s packages and services. FastComet came out on top in the end, however, SiteGround might still be the better option for you depending on your hosting needs and budget.

Let’s start with an overall comparison of the two hosts.

Overall Comparison FastComet vs SiteGround

FastCometSiteGround
FeaturesShared; WordPress;

VPS; Dedicated Hosting

Free SSL/domain

Unmetered traffic

4.5/5

Web; Cloud; WordPress; Reseller Hosting

Free SSL/domain

Unmetered traffic

4.5/5

PricingStarts at $2.49/month, 45-day money back guarantee

5/5

Starts at $3.99/month, 30-day money back guarantee

4/5

Performance 99.99% uptime,

4.5/5

99.99% uptime

4.5/5

Support24/7 support;

phone;

knowledgebase;

live chat;

blog;

email;

ticket

5/5

24/7 support;

live chat;

email;

blog;

video;

phone;

ticket;

5/5

Ease of useModern cPanel

1-click WordPress install

Intuitive UI

Site builder

4.5/5

Custom cPanel

1-click WordPress integration

Simple UI

Ecommerce integration

5/5

SecurityFree SSL

DDoS protection

Daily backups

Immunify360 security

5/5

Free SSL

DDoS protection

Daily backups

Enhanced security

4.5/5

Server locationU.S.A

Canada

UK

Germany

India

Japan

Australia

Netherlands

Singapore

5/5

U.S.A

UK

Spain

Germany

Australia

Netherlands

Singapore

5/5

Winner: FastComet

Overall, FastComet beats SiteGround with cheaper plans, more features, and wider coverage. SiteGround competes well with FastComet in other categories. Keep reading to learn more about what each of these hosts offers:

 

About FastComet and SiteGround

FastComet logoFastComet is a web hosting provider founded in 2013. Today FastComet operates 11 data centers globally that power over 750,000 personal and small-business websites. FastComet offers web hosting, cloud VPS hosting and WordPress hosting to customers, as well as Ecommerce hosting for WooCommerce and Magento.
Founded in 2004 in Sofia, SiteGround is a web hosting company that provides web hosting, cloud hosting, WordPress hosting, email hosting, and reseller hosting services to business owners. It now hosts about 2,000000 domains worldwide and is one of the most reliable hosts in the market.

 

Round 1: Hosting features – Key Hosting Features and Services

Hosting FeatureFastCometSiteGround
Disk space and bandwidthShared hosting – Unmetered bandwidth (fair usage) and up to 35GB disk space

Cloud VPS hosting – Up to 8TB bandwidth and  320GB SSD space

Dedicated hosting – Up to 7TB bandwidth and  640GB SSD space

Shared hosting – Unmetered bandwidth and up to 40GB disk space

Cloud Hosting – up to 20GB memory and 160GB SSD space

WordPress hosting – Unmetered bandwidth and up to 40GB disk space

high-performance SSD storageYesYes
Free daily backups and restoreYesYes
Free WordPress installationYesYes
Free site migrationYesYes
Free website builderFastComet SiteBuilderYes
Free SSLYesYes

Key FastComet Features

FastComet offers unlimited bandwidth (under fair use guidance) and 10GB to 40GB disk space between the shared hosting plans. The VPS hosting pancakes offer you 120GB to 240GB disk space and up to 8TB bandwidth. Dedicated hosting packages offer up to 640GB of disk space and 7TB of bandwidth.

Each package also includes a free domain, and security features such as an SSL certificate, CloudFlare CDN, BitNinja security, Imunify360 security pack, and daily backups for guarding your website’s data. The FastComet SiteBuilder allows you to build your website from scratch using drag-and-drop functionality.  Finally, website migration to FastComet is free across the board.

Key SiteGround Features

Like FastComet, SiteGround offers unlimited bandwidth with varying amounts of disk space (up to 35GB) on its shared hosting plans. You also have the ability to host unlimited websites on each plan.  WordPress hosting packages offer up to 40GB of disk space and Cloud Hosting packages offer up to 160GB of disk space.

Other features include free SSL, DDoS protection, Enhanced security, free CDN, out-of-the-box caching, unlimited database, Ecommerce support and managed WordPress. There’s also a free site builder for your website design needs.

And the winner is… FastComet

FastComet offers more features than SiteGround for a lower price. For example, you get up to 40GB of space compared to SiteGround’s 35GB. FastComet’s security features are also top-notch thanks to their Imunify360 security pack.

 

Round 2:  Prices & Plans

Web hostingFastCometSiteGround
Entry Level planFastCloud

$2.49 / month

StartUp

$3.99 / month

Middle planFastCloud Plus

$3.74 / month

GrowBig

$6.69 / month

Highest planFastCloud Extra

$4.99 / month

GoGeek

$10.69 / month

VPS hostingFastCometDigitalOcean
Entry Level planCloud 1

$23.98 / month

Jump Start

$100 / month

Middle planCloud 2

$27.98 / month

Cloud 3

$35.98 / month

Business

$200 / month

Business Plus

$300 / month

Highest planCloud 3

$55.98 / month

Super Power

$400 / month

Specialized HostingFastComet (Dedicated Hosting)SiteGround (Reseller Hosting)
Entry Level planDS 1

$97.30 / month

GrowBig

$6.69/ month

Middle planDS 2

$118.30 / month

DS 3

$160.30 / month

GoGeek

$10.69 / month

Highest planDS 4

$244.30 / month

Cloud

$100 / month

FastComet Pricing Plans

FastComet offers affordable pricing for web hosting, cloud VPS hosting, dedicated CPU servers, and WordPress hosting. Each of these plans is suited for the following needs:

  • Shared hosting plans – for new and small websites such as personal websites
  • VPS hosting plans – scalable resources for growing business websites such as news websites and Ecommerce sites
  • Dedicated hosting plans – Dedicated resources for maximum performance and security
  • WordPress hosting plans – all tailored for WordPress websites
  • Other solutions – WooCommerce hosting, Magneto hosting, OpenCart hosting.

SiteGround Pricing Plans

SiteGround has 5 hosting plans in total. They are:

  • Web hosting – Simple and reliable cloud website hosting
  • Cloud hosting – scalable resources for growing business websites such as news websites and Ecommerce sites
  • WordPress Hosting – Reliable and scalable hosting plans for WordPress
  • Other solutions – WooCommerce hosting and Reseller hosting.

And the Winner Is… FastComet

Due to the present -72% discount, most of FastComet’s plans are cheaper than their SiteGround equivalent.

 

Round 3: Website performance (Uptime & Speed)

When the uptime is high, it means less downtime for your site, resulting in round-the-clock availability. Fast server response time results in search engines ranking websites high in search results. Now let’s see FastComet vs SiteGround:

TestFastCometSiteGround
GT Metrix 0.467 s0.605 s
PageSpeed Insights0.900 s0.720 s

FastComet Uptime & Speed

I used GTMetrix and Google PageSpeed Insights, two performance testers, to test for FastComet’s server response time and overall performance. The results are as follows:

On GTMetrix, FastComet’s average server speed (TTFB) was 567 ms, and it scored 96% in overall performance:

Final: FastComet vs SiteGround – When to Choose Each Host

On PageSpeed Insights, the results were better as FastComet got a server speed of 900ms and an overall performance of 92% performance:

Final: FastComet vs SiteGround – When to Choose Each Host

Keep in mind that the page load speed will vary depending on how far the location of the server serving the site is to the user requesting it.

SiteGround Uptime & Speed

SiteGround got lower scores than FastComet on both Google PageSpeed Insights and GTMetrix. Let’s see the figures.

On GTMetrix, SiteGround had a TTFB of 605 ms and an overall performance of 90%:

Final: FastComet vs SiteGround – When to Choose Each Host

On Google PageSpeed Insights, SiteGround’s TTFB was 720ms and its performance was an excellent 88%:

Final: FastComet vs SiteGround – When to Choose Each Host

And the Winner Is… FastComet

FastComet performs better than SiteGround with faster server response speeds. This is likely due to their wider network of servers situated all around the world.

 

Round 4: Customer Support – Who Has the Best Support System?

Type of SupportFastCometSiteGround
24/7 supportYesYes
Phone SupportYesYes
Live chatYesYes
Email SupportYesYes
Ticket supportYesYes
Forum SupportNoNo
Video guidesNoYes
KnowledgebaseYesYes

FastComet customer Support

FastComet provides multiple support channels, including phone, live chat, email, FAQs, a huge knowledgebase and a blog with tons of informational content.

The live chat option pops up when you visit any of their pages, and it can be used by anyone (not just customers). I tested it myself and instantly got a reply from one of their agents (check the screenshot below).

Final: FastComet vs SiteGround – When to Choose Each Host

It took about a minute to get a reply, but the agent was quite helpful and professional.

If you want to figure things out by yourself, FastComet provides separate sets of  tutorials for each of their hosting solutions. They also have a vast knowledgebase to answer any questions you may have.

Final: FastComet vs SiteGround – When to Choose Each Host

SiteGround customer Support

SiteGround offers the same support channels as FastComet – email, live chat, telephone, ticketing, a blog and vast knowledgebase. They also have an official YouTube channel, unlike FastComet.

SiteGround’s live chat is open to people who want to make queries, report issues or seek technical assistance.

Final: FastComet vs SiteGround – When to Choose Each Host

I ran into some connectivity issues while attempting to chat live with an agent. But studies suggest that they have an instant response time on live chat despite processing more than 3000 live chat requests per day on average.

They also provide the SiteGround.com YouTube channel for self-learning purposes. The channel has a ton of tutorials and guides pertaining to their various hosting products and services.

Final: FastComet vs SiteGround – When to Choose Each Host

You can also check out SiteGround’s knowledge base center, tutorial list and podcast to find more solutions and learn more about their products.

And the Winner Is… FastComet

Both hosts offer email, phone and live chat support plus a blog and knowledgebase. FastComet doesn’t have a YouTube channel but their live chat is much more accessible than SiteGround (it pops up the moment the page finishes loading). For this reason, FastComet wins this round.

 

Round 5: Ease of use – Which Platform Is Easier to Use?

HostGatorDigitalOcean
Account management dashboardEasyEasy
Control panelEasyEasy
Setup process (Install OS)EasyEasy
Transfer an existing websiteEasyEasy
Easy creation of backupsEasyEasy
EmailsEasyEasy
Enable CloudFlareEasyEasy

FastComet Ease of use

FastComet’s user interface is quite easy to navigate. Their homepage features so many resources, including huge discount deals (with coupon code) and links to the various plans and pricings.

Final: FastComet vs SiteGround – When to Choose Each Host

Once you become a customer, FastComet offers a modern cPanel for your website management and administration duties. The cPanel is traditional, intuitive and follows industry best practices.

Final: FastComet vs SiteGround – When to Choose Each Host

Here on your cPanel you have access to your database, file upload manager, backup and restore, advanced settings and every other tool you need to manage your website.

SiteGround Ease of use

SiteGround also features a user interface that’s just as intuitive as FastComet. Homepage shows their key features and links to the full hosting packages in the navigation area. You can browse the hosting packages based on categories (e.g. Shared Hosting, Cloud Hosting, etc.)

Final: FastComet vs SiteGround – When to Choose Each Host

SiteGround no longer uses cPanel for account management. Instead it uses its control panel called Site Tools, which is made available to every client. Here in Site Tools, you can manage your hosting account and your website as well.

Final: FastComet vs SiteGround – When to Choose Each Host

The Site Tools interface is very beginner-friendly and also quite robust with lots of customization features present.

And the Winner Is…SiteGround

This is a close one. Personally, I find FastComet’s UI to be much more intuitive and user-friendly than that of SiteGround (too plain).  However, SiteGround’s custom panel, Site Tools, is much more robust than FastComet’s cPanel.

 

Round 6: Security – Which Platform is More Secure?

FastCometSiteGround
Free SSL certificateYesYes
DDoS protectionYesYes
CloudFlareYesYes
Daily backupsYesYes
Malware scansYesYes
SiteLock SecurityYes (paid)Yes(paid)
WAF (Web Application Firewall)YesYes
Security FeaturesFree SSL

CloudFlare

BitNinja security

Data backup

Immunify 360

DDoS protection

Free SSL

CloudFlare

Malware scanner

Data backup

DDoS protection

WAF

FastComet Security

FastComet includes Immunify 360 security out-of-the-box. This security pack includes a free SSL certificate, daily malware scans, an always-on web application firewall to protect your website, and daily backups to ensure your data is safe at all times.

Furthermore, you get brute-force protection, hotlink and password protection, 2FA authentication, CageFX security and 24/7 server monitoring on all hosting plans.

SiteGround Security

All of SiteGround’s hosting plans come with essential security features including a free SSL certificate, DDoS protection, network traffic firewall, web application firewall, daily backups, brute-force protection and malware scanners.

SiteGround have also developed their own unique AI anti-bot system that effectively blocks millions of security threats each day. For extra $5 per month, you can enable SiteLock security to add extra security to your site.

And the Winner Is… FastComet

This is another tough call. Both FastComet and SiteGround provide the essential security features right-of-the-bat to make sure your site is secure at all times. But FastComet offers more security features than SiteGround, and for cheaper prices too!

 

Round 7: Server locations

Where your host’s servers are located plays a key role in how fast your site will be delivered to users. If the servers are closer to users, then your site will have faster loading speeds, leading to higher ranking on search results. It’s also important to consider the server footprint if you want to serve a global audience and just not those from one region.

FastComet Server location

FastComet has 11 strategically located data centers in North America, Europe, Asia and Oceania. The host countries are:

  • U.S.A
  • Canada
  • United Kingdom
  • Germany
  • Japan
  • India
  • Netherlands
  • Australia
  • Singapore

Final: FastComet vs SiteGround – When to Choose Each Host

By integrating CloudFlare to your hosting account, you can further boost your website’s speed in different parts of the world.

SiteGround Server location 

SiteGound has at least one data center in all of the same countries as FastComet except India. Here a map of the server locations:Final: FastComet vs SiteGround – When to Choose Each Host

These data centers are positioned strategically to distribute content globally at impressive speeds.

And the Winner Is… FastComet

FastComet wins this round with one extra location (India). This is actually huge considering how big India’s internet population is. Locating a data center in India significantly improves load times in the country.

 

FastComet vs SiteGround: final recommendations

When to Choose FastComet?

FastComet is one of the leading providers of web and cloud hosting services in the world. Here are reasons to go with FastComet for your hosting needs:

  • The most affordable web and cloud hosting plans in the market
  • All the necessary security features included in every plan
  • Quick response support team
  • Offers some of the best cloud hosting plans in the market
  • Very fast servers with fast response times
  • Daily backups and free CDN service
  • 24/7 domain monitoring
  • Great for WordPress, Magento, and WooCommerce sites
  • Offers the good old traditional cPanel design

 

When to Choose SiteGround?

SiteGround is not just a fierce FastComet competitor, but also one of the most reliable web hosts in the market. It’s great for so many reasons, but here are a few of them:

  • Up to 100% uptime reliability
  • WordPress tailored plans and services
  • Great for ecommerce sites like WooCommerce
  • Impressive server speeds
  • Free CDN and daily backups
  • Top-notch security features out-of-the–box
  • Powerful custom cPanel (Site Tools)

 

The Bottom Line

At the end of this 7-round contest, FastComet comes out on top with more wins than SiteGround overall. FastComet is easier to set up, administer and use than SiteGround. It’s also more affordable, intuitive and includes more disk space and security features in each plan.

Both have data centers in multiple continents, making them great options to consider if your intention is to serve audiences across the globe. You also have access to high-speed CDN services for serving your site faster across the world.


FAQs

1. Is SiteGround good?

Not just good, but excellent. The pricing is moderate and each plan contains all the essential hosting and security features you’ll need. Their customer support is also great and you can reach them via email, phone and live chat.

2. Is FastComet cheaper than SiteGround?

No it’s not. SiteGround’s most basic web hosting plan starts at $3.99 per month while that of FastComet starts at $9.95. However, at the time of writing, FastComet is offering a -72% discount, slashing the price to $2.29.

3. What are some great FastComet and SiteGround alternatives?

Some good FastComet alternatives are BlueHost, HostGator, SiteGround, and Kinsta. Some good SiteGround alternatives are Inmotion, FastComet, Namecheap and HostGator.