hi there this is at Herzog and welcome my video on fast comment web hosting vs. site ground web hosting I'm gonna do three things in this video first of all I want to talk about why I decide to leave site grounds as a customer secondly I want to talk about how I picked fast comet once I decide to leave site ground and third I want to show you a comparison in contrast between fast comet and Psyche ground looking at their features their plans their pricing so you can make an informed decision for yourself so first of all why did I decide to leave site ground I was with sycron for 3 years I was a 100% satisfied customer I want to be honest about that I'm not here to bash site ground in any way if you're looking at or considering site ground as your web host I would encourage you to do that you know I have absolutely no problem with site ground it was nothing about speed it was nothing about service but one of the things that happens with web hosting is you often get brought in it'll a kind of low price kind of an introductory price this is often a huge discount 50 60 70 80 % off and pretty good if you sign a long-term contract which was I did I sign up for 3 years of site ground you get even bigger discount so the longer contract the larger the discount so I got 3 years of sycron at a very minimal price but then my contract came up for renewal and when your contract comes up for renewal you all of a sudden have to pay full price and I understand that model absolutely I mean and again I'm going to be 100% honest here with you fast comet has the exact same pricing model so it's no different but anyway so when my site ground renewal came up in April of this year April of 2019 it was simply more than I could afford to pay it was way outside the amount that I could afford to pay so that was honestly again I'm not here to bash site ground it just wasn't for me anything I could afford at that point I'm gonna be you know all will be 100% honest with you that's that's the sole reason I chose a switch ok and fast again fast comment does the exact same thing now fast comment does have lower prices so when you know what them comes up which will be again I did three years of fast comment it will be in April of 2022 the sticker price will be a lot less and you know that sticker price I got from psych ground which again was for me just way more than I could afford this that point in my life so that's it that's the reason why I decided to leave psych ground and it was interesting because around that same time I was seeing people coming on Facebook and Facebook groups a lot of other people going through the same thing with psych ground so no it's not just me you know other people are in that situation where their SEC grounding renewal is coming up in there they're saying I can't do this I can't afford it it's just too much for me so again I'm not here to bash psych ground I think they're a wonderful company they have great service I was very satisfied but do be aware that is an issue it's an issue with most website hosts but again depending on what that you know post introductory period prices you may be in for quite a sticker shock I know I was so that was my situation so I was at a point where I needed to find a new website host and I'm the type of person I do a lot of research you know make pros and cons lists all you know read through all sorts of reviews or compare features and and so that's what I did you know I went through lots of different reviews I focus on features that were important to me obviously you know I want wonder reliability I wanted speed I want a good customer service but those are things that are hard to know upfront you know again I could read customer reviews that gave me some idea but you know some of that I had experienced after I made the switch so some of the things that were important to me which may or may not be important to you but these were things were important to me again and I was coming from psych grounds these were features I had with psych ground that I also wanted to have in my next web host so one was a free SSL certificate second one was cloud fair CloudFlare CDN third one was I won my sites to be migrated for free you know some people say you can do that yourself it's just not something I wouldn't mess with when I switched to psych round years ago which would have been over three years ago they'd that did that for me they migrated my website and now I was switching again so I wanted that service again I wanted somebody to do that for me most web hosts will throw in a free domain for at least a year so that was a feature that I was looking for you know just a little perk and you know I think that was pretty much it you know those are kind of some of the main features I was looking for when I was making the switch so I again I went through a lot of reviews I spent a lot of time reading considering contemplating I narrowed it down to a few different options and you know at some point I just had to make a leap of faith right I think I've had it down to three options and I just decided to go for it you know I fast con it certainly seemed very good and you know based on everything I read they had all the features I wanted and so I I went all-in you know again I bought three years worth of service and I've now been with them for seven years or seven years seven months and I am very satisfied I'm just as satisfied with them as I am with SiteGround or as I was a site ground and one of the things I was very interested in and unfortunately I didn't do this at the time so I don't have the information to show you you know I didn't record it is I did a speed test so I tested my website when I was still a psych ground and I tested it immediately after I switched a fast comic because as I said one of the things is very important is a speed of your website and a lot of that is based on your website host I saw no change absolutely none it was you know I I don't remember the exact numbers but it was like 1.8 seconds with site ground it was 1.8 seconds with fast comment no change absolutely nothing so that was very good you know right to see off the bat as soon as I switched fast comment then migrated my websites as I said that was something that's very important to me it was done within five or ten minutes you know I contacted customer service I said here are my websites can you migrate these over to your host you know I'm now your customer and they said absolutely we'll do it get right on it and boom it was done so again that showed me right there customer service they've got a very good customer service and then you know I mentioned reliability again I didn't know you know it's hard to know ahead of time other people said you know there were uptime was very good and again that has been my experience as well so it was kind of a process that I went through in terms of choosing a new website host and why won't with fast comment the other thing I'll mention is a fast comment does have a 45 day money back guarantee which tends to be longer than a lot of the other companies that gave me a bit more security when I made that decision to switch is that you know if this didn't work out I could find a different host I could decide you know what you're not what I expected I'm gonna have to ask my money back but that wasn't the case it was you know again fast comment has been an absolutely wonderful experience I mentioned this in my review of fast comment that you know I see a lot of people talking about SiteGround on you know for example and Facebook groups and I understand again I'm not here to bash psych ground sycron is wonderful but I don't see as many people talking about fast commenting to me they're very comparable in fact I'm gonna switch now and we're gonna you know I'm gonna show you some comparison and contrast and there are some ways in which I think fast comm is clearly better than psych ground and so you know I'm hoping edge you know if you're considering these two companies and maybe you're considering other ones not just these two but you know I definitely hope you'll give fast comment a chance because I think this is a company that is absolutely growing you're gonna hear more about them in the future they've been around I believe for five to seven years now so it's not a start-up they have you know on their website they say they have 50,000 active customers so again that's a lot of customers I don't know how that compares the SiteGround I'm assuming it's less but again this is a very good company this is a company you should you know if you're looking for a website host you can believe in and trust my experience has been absolutely 100% positive with them so all that being said let me now switch over and show you my screen so that I can take you through a little comparison in contrast it just give me a second here okay so where my ads okay you know I'm just going to show you first just some expert review some reviews of exes actually not expert reviews but reuse the customers so again just to show you that fast comment gets reviews that are just as good as SiteGround you see here on host advice they've got reviews from 768 people and have got a nine point six overall you know there 9.5 and above on every single fact here reliability pricing user-friendly support and features and again it's comparable you know psych ground is nine point seven based on 2213 user reviews you know that to me is you know there's no no statistical difference there and again it's the same thing reliability pricing user-friendly support features psych ground is nine point four and above on every single one so you know again they're comparable on that people who use them like them that's true of site ground it's also true a fast comment but again I do think there are reasons to prefer fast comment I want to talk a bit about those so first of all if you look at plans and pricing they both have and I'm looking here I'll say I'm looking at the wordpress hosting because I do use WordPress so they there might be other types of hosting that this doesn't apply to but this is what I know this is what I can talk about so first of all you know they both have three plans site gonna start up grow big and go geek and fast comet has fast cloud blast past cloud plus and bass cloud extra that's really hard to say and you know you can see right off the bat now again they often have special promotional pricing pricing and you know that's what you're seeing here in the bold you can already see for their basic plan fast cloud is a dollar a month less and the renewal price is two dollars left two dollars less a month so it's eleven ninety five is the renewal price for for the basic plan for site ground where it's nine only nine ninety five for fast cloud now for this one here the plus you see the mid-tier plan and this is the one I had with both companies I haven't mid to your plan so I had to grow big with SiteGround at the fast cloud plus with fast comet that's a tongue twister right there so they both they're both five ninety five but the renewal price for say crown is nineteen ninety-five a month for fast cloud it's fourteen ninety-five a month so it's five dollars less a month and you know that adds up over time it's sixty dollars a year and if you're like me and are maybe doing three years at a time it could be a hundred eighty dollars that's a decent chunk of savings right there and then the extra plan it's nine ninety five for fast cloud fast comet and 1195 over here force icon for Gogi Greek go geek Wow can't talk all the sudden so two dollars a month saving at the introductory price and then the regular price site ground is thirty four ninety five a month fast cloud is nineteen ninety-five a month so $15 a month saving $180 a year if you're doing maybe a three-year plan it might be $500 that you're gonna save on fast comment relative to site ground so here's the other thing as you go through here and look at the features now they boast on their basic plan you get a single website for the very basic plant you get unlimited for the next two plans that doesn't change but one thing you notice first of all fast comment gives you more storage space so here they're giving you 15 gigabytes 25 gigabytes and then 35 gigabytes as you move up plans whereas SiteGround is 10 20 and 30s you're getting five extra gigabytes of storage space so if that's something that matters to you you're going to get more of that with fast comment also in terms of website visitors now I don't think they actually restrict the number of website visitors they're just telling you like what is a suitable number based on the plan what you'll see is that you get more potential visitors with fast comment again here we're over on site ground you get 10,000 25,000 and then 100,000 whereas on fast comet versus that 10,000 here its 25,000 more than that's two and a half times as much on fast cloud versus the grow big it's 25,000 versus 50,000 so again fast comm is giving you potentially twice as many website visitors and then for this last plan they're both at a hundred thousand so for the go geek versus the vast cloud extra they're both hundred thousand so that doesn't change between the two plans between the two companies and not gonna go through here and compare them on every single feature because you know some of these get it's kind of hard to explain and you know like here flash fast common let's talk about the CPU cores available site Brown doesn't lists out information so I can't really do that comparison but again you do get 45 days money back with fast comet site ground gives you 30 days so again you do get 15 extra days to evaluate fast comet then you do it then you do a psych round also just looking here one of the things I noticed is that where is this at so on the very basic plan for foresight ground you do not get a free site transfer but you do get that on fast comet so you know that is again but if you're looking at the more basic and directory plan you do get the free site transfer on fast comet you don't get it on site ground so that's another advantage right there for fast comet so those are those are some definite advantages that I see for fast comet there's one other very important advantage which I think you know hopefully will resonate with you which is the amount of server data centers they have SiteGround has five okay they've got one here in Council Bluffs Iowa one in Chicago so they've got two kind of in the Midwest in the United States these other ones have something to do with CloudFlare so or not directly have anything directly to do with with site ground then we've got two here in Europe one in London one in I don't know how to say that in shaven and Amsterdam and they've got one here in Singapore so two in the United States very closely located one next to the other two in Europe and then one here in Asia and that is it guess how many fast comet has they've got ten they have twice as many so they've got sorry I don't have the map pulled up here but they've got one in Chicago Illinois one in Dallas Texas and one in Newark New Jersey so they've got three in the United States a bit more spread out and what you see with SiteGround and Europe they've got one in Frankfurt one in Amsterdam and one in London so again they've got three they're in Europe versus two versus SiteGround they've got here in Singapore they both have Singapore but then fast come it also has Tokyo and they have Mumbai so I've got three in Asia versus one in Asia for SiteGround and finally a fast comment also has one in in Toronto so I've got one in Canada so you can see that you know the importance of this is that it's important for you to have a data center that is near where your website visitor visitor is where your clients tend to come from so you you know with both companies you get to choose which location you want but with fast calm because they have 10 they have twice as many there's a better chance that you'll be able to pick a server that fits for your website visitors which means that they're going to experience faster website load faster website load times on your website so you know that is very very important it's a huge advantage for fast comment right there ok so so right now I'm saying you know a lot of advantages for fast comment I haven't noticed I haven't talked about any foresight grounds so I will give you one I do think there is one advantage at site ground hats again I like to be honest and you know that it is very important to me I'm not going to just even though I work as an affiliate for fast comet I'm not just going to say fast comes the best insight ground is horrible I've said already I think fast ground I think sycron is is wonderful – I just think fast comet is as good if not better I've given you several reasons why they're better the one advantage that SiteGround has is they do have what is known as their super cache or plugin this is a pretty good caching plugin they claim it's as good as WP rocket which you might be familiar with WP rocket is one of the paid caching plugins I have WP rocket I've compared it you know when I was still with SiteGround I compared the WP rocket with the super cache from SiteGround I found WP rocket to be better gave me better website speed load time so I do think super cache is a very good plug-in and so if you know having that sort of plug-in along with your website hosting is a value to you then certainly that's a reason to think about site ground as opposed to fast comet but I do also want to note that they don't give you all the caching benefits on this basic plan they do say where is this at so they've got some of the or caching here and you know you can see this WordPress special cache that is X out right there on the basic plan so it doesn't come with a full thing and then they've got of course I can never find things when you're looking for them in the one moment but there were some things they have with the caching like a level 1 level 2 and level 3 and this basic plan you only get level 1 of the caching words with the other two you get up through level 3 so again that is an advantage that SiteGround has and again I'm very happy with fast comet if you're looking for website host it is one that I would personally recommend that's not to say I don't think sycron is good it is but looking at these two looking at what I've just showed you and trying to be as objective as possible I would personally recommend fast comet I don't see any other than the super cache or plugin I don't see any obvious advantage for site ground by I do see several obvious advantages for fast comet so if you have questions or comments about my review about my comparison and contrast between site ground and fast comet please let me know I'll do my best to answer whatever questions you have please subscribe to my channel you know I've got more videos coming out on lots of different tools to help you grow your business again I do work as an affiliate for fast comment I do that because I'm a very very very satisfied customer so if you do choose to buy fast comet I will put my link in the video description if you buy via my link I do receive small commission does help me keep my videos free keep all my content free I've got blog posts as well you know that is one of my goals I don't at this point sell anything directly I promote companies that I believe in and fast comment is a company that I believe in so that's it I hope you enjoyed this video I hope you found it valuable and again if you've got questions please let me know thanks and have a great day bye .
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As a former customer of SiteGround and a current customer of FastComet, I wanted to give you a comparison of the two hosting companies. Here's what I cover in the video:
1) Why I decided to leave SiteGround hosting after 3 years as a customer
2) Why I chose FastComet as my new hosting company
3) A comparison of FastComet vs SiteGround on features, plans, and pricing.
As I show in my comparison, FastComet and SiteGround are very comparable hosting companies.
They both provide excellent site speed, reliable service, and top-notch customer service.
However, there are several areas in which FastComet beats SiteGround such as:
1) Lower prices
2) More storage space and potential website visitors
3) Longer money-back guarantee
4) 10 data centers vs only 5 for SiteGround
The one main advantage that SiteGround has over FastComet is its Supercacher plugin.
That being said, FastComet hosting is clearly comparable to SiteGround hosting and in several ways its better.