As a user of both of these services has got multiple benefits with both of them. I plan to share my experiences and opinion directly on Runcloud vs SiteGround unlike other blogs which make more SEO words and give fewer data.
I started my blog at Bluehost but got a lot of issues with my website’s loading speed and also downtime was high. So finally decided to shift to Siteground after tons of analysis. I got a Geek plan and tried to utilize all the provided features for cache and CDN. My website’s speed got increased a lot and so did the traffic.
There were some moments when I underwent issues with Siteground which is renewal. After our first purchase(Where if you purchase it by Black Friday deal you would get it for so cheap till $6). The renewal charge was $39 which is very high for me for the services we got. As I’m also technically involved to learn more, so purchased Digital Ocean, Linode and Vultr servers at the same time and installed WordPress on all the servers. As my major subscribers are from India I have taken servers in Asia and also for A/B testing I have taken servers in the US. After doing multiple speed tests using multiple tools like Google Pagespeed, Pingdom, and GTMetrix finally found that Vultr is a very good option. Now Installed Nginx in the Vultr Ubuntu server and migrate the WordPress application directly which was a mistake. It became very hard for me to maintain the website. As I want to manage my blog with less amount of time I didn’t want to continue with this operation. So finally have tried Cloudways, server pilot and Runcloud.
Runcloud vs SiteGround
I wanted the mix of both managed instance and also the customization part as some of my Android apps was using the HTML pages directly. So needed multiple domains, more customizing options, SSL, and different PHP versions for different applications as I also had the Xenforo Forum application hosted and pure Nginx as a webserver. So finally choose Runcloud as my service.
I have done multiple speed tests after migration. The performance was consistent and also it was easy to manage using Runcloud. There were no issues of the limit of traffic as happened in Siteground.