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How does WPMU DEV Hosting stack up to SiteGround? The add-ons and different plans from Siteground can make it hard to compare apples to apples. We've highlighted some of the similarities and differences below.

As of October 2019

The locations of datacenters where you can host your site.

US, UK, Canada, Netherlands, Germany, India, Singapore
US, Netherlands, UK, Singapore

Dedicated Server Resources
When memory, CPUs, and storage space is allocated to each individual site.

Additional cost

Dedicated IP Address
Each site is assigned its own IPv4 and IPv6 addresses.

Additional cost

Staging Sites
Easy one-click creation of staging sites for development and testing.

Not all plans

Hacked Site Cleanup
If your site is compromised or broken due to a hack, experts will help restore and clean it up.

Additional cost

Expert Migrations
If an automated migration doesn't work for any reason, experts will manually move the site for free.

Not all plans

Uptime Guarantee
The percentage of uptime promised in a given month. If this is not met, credit is given back to customers.

Speed and Performance
The load time of a default site as tested by a 3rd party.

Monthly Cost
For comparison, this is the expected cost of 3 average small-business sites when paid monthly (in USD).


Fully-Dedicated Hosting

Siteground’s base plans use shared hosting and packed servers to help keep costs lower. WPMU DEV hosting gives every site 100% dedicated resources to ensure stronger privacy and performance consistency. SiteGround only offers dedicated resources to premium dedicated plans.

Support and Migrations

Both services have highly rated and positive support reputations. WPMU DEV includes unlimited site migrations and 24/7 live support for all things WordPress. SiteGround has tiered support plans with migration, transfers and other services at addiditional costs.

Backups When You Need Them

In our research, probably the most surprising features missing from SiteGround’s startup plan are on-demand backups and staging. WPMU DEV includes unlimited on-demand backups and staging sites in every plan. Siteground does not include these on its lower plans.

Security As An Add-On

Like staging and on-demand backups, there are several other features and services that Siteground charges extra for that are included in WPMU DEV memberships. With security, these include malware scanning of plugins and themes and hacked site cleanup.