I am currently getting started with a new Multisite project. To start out, I will only have 2-3 (max 5) sites on the network. I don't expect any of them to get very high use at first.
I want to setup using subdomains, wildcard SSL, and a wildcard subdomain DNS record.
I am looking for cheaper hosting to handle this while I am working on the base of the project and beta testing with a few sites while I am building the necessary themes, plugins, etc.
I have been chatting with SiteGround and am curious if anyone has any experience with them in this situation. GoDaddy and MediaTemple do not support Multisite in their "shared/managed" wordpress offerings.
Flywheel can do 1 year of their pro plan for $450 (plus SSL) right now as part of a sale and I am considering that. SiteGround is going to cost me around $200 so I am looking at almost double for Flywheel.
My end game is to move to WPEngine to take advantage of their LargeFS feature that allows uploads to be stored on Amazon S3, but right now I am trying to save some money up front if possible until I am in a position to start making money on the project.
Any input on how others would handle this decsision or any input on Wordpress, more specifically Multisite, at SiteGround is also appreciated.