Hello to all
I have been a customer for many years before with Hostgator reseller account and then with VPS. Since about 1 year I have noticed is a big drop in performance of the servers but most of the assistance. I had problems and solved them often in a bad way, with conflicting opinions between the operator and operator.

That said, we see the scenario:
Currently via “WHM” and n.12 Cpanel accounts we manage 2 websites of our companies, some sites for partners and some minor landing page that we use for marketing. For us, marketing is critical, for this side of SEO we need fast servers. We also have about 190 active IMAP email accounts with 5 years of email archive to be transferred. Last thing we are Italian so we prefer European server location for SEO and network reasons.

Our choice:
We are currently trying to decide between two new hosting services, and those are Site5 and SiteGround. Surely we evaluate only the VPS or Dedicated Server solution. Do not even evaluate other solutions being too little efficient.

Site5:
First, they have a lot of good reviews around. All I do is read good reviews and it reassures me. I also read that as prices are a bit expensive but personally I always thought that the quality you pay for.

Pros
Full Managed VPS and Cloud VPS Server
Free hosting migration service
A lot of good reviews around about their service and fast Mysql servers
Fast support 24/7/365
European server location
Malware Protection Available, they scan your server for infections.

Cons
They don’t have dedicated server offer
Not SSD disk option available
Proprietary CDN option not available
Cloud VPS server packages really a bit expensive (good support?)

Siteground:
We like that hosting for two main reasons: first, seems to be investing in the Italian support by including a telephone number for Italian users. Second, they have a number of tools, that you have to pay for, that through server systems optimization and “caching” incredibly improve the performance of the CMS that we use as joomla and wordpress. They seems to have a good wordpress booster for VPS plans too. We don’t know if this caching systems are better than normal wordpress plugins Alisystems W3 Total Cache.

Pros
– VPS packages seems to be all CLOUD solutions, with good price
– Free hosting migration service
– They have their own CDN service integrated for free!
– Boost option for increase up to 300% cms speeds (a bit expensive)
– Fast support 24/7/365 in italian language too
– European server location
– Malware Protection Available, they scan your server for infections.
– Dedicated server available with just a bit high prices.

Cons
– no root access to their VPS
– according with their website the option “WHM with Reseller Privileges” its available just for dedicated serves, not VPS.
– Not SSD disk option available
– few services available for advanced users

Ok this is the overview of the situation, I ask all of you, experts in the field to show me the best choice. This change will result in hours of work and I would like to be a proper investment. If you have ideas, suggestions or comments please talk about … I shall be grateful!

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