At first glance, CrazyDomains appears to be cheaper than SiteGround, but it charges you for lots of addons that SiteGround offers for free.
After evaluating both CrazyDomains and SiteGround through five different categories (pricing, features, performance, security, and support), I found that SiteGround breathes WordPress, whereas CrazyDomains has many limitations. SiteGround also scored better results in the performance tests than Crazy Domains.
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1. Plans and Pricing
CrazyDomains Is a Bit Cheaper, but SiteGround Offers a Better Value for Money for Serious WordPress Hosting Users
CrazyDomains offers shared, VPS, and managed WordPress hosting, whereas SiteGround offers shared, managed WordPress hosting, WooCommerce, cloud hosting, reseller, and dedicated servers.
It’s very clear that CrazyDomains offers slightly cheaper prices for its managed WordPress hosting packages compared to SiteGround. However, it offers more limited resources and fewer features than SiteGround (see the Features section).
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Crazy Domains Web Hosting
CrazyDomains will charge you for more add-ons than SiteGround at the checkout (e.g., SSL certificates, WHOIS domain privacy protection, personal email, automatic daily backups, website builder, and more).
With CrazyDomains, you can choose to be billed quarterly, annually, biennially, triennially,or decennially (10 years). With SiteGround, you can subscribe monthly, annually, biennially, or triennially. With both hosts, the longer the subscription term, the less you pay.
Neither host offers a free domain name registration. CrazyDomains offers a 60-day money-back guarantee. SiteGround offers a 30-day money-back guarantee. CrazyDomains doesn’t offer free website migration, but SiteGround allows it with certain packages.
While SiteGround isn’t popular for being cheap, it does offer a better value for money compared to CrazyDomains by offering more inclusive features. The winner here is SiteGround.
More Resource Allocations and More Value-Added Features with SiteGround for WordPress
Both CrazyDomains and SiteGround offer three plans for WordPress hosting, but only one of them gives you more features and more resources, and that’s SiteGround.
SiteGround’s WordPress hosting packages come with free automated WordPress transfer (migration tool), auto updates, SG-Git (with GoGeek) and pre-installed WP-CLI, and 1-click WordPress staging (with GrowBig and GoGeek), and automatic daily backups.
You can host from 1 to unlimited websites and get 10 GB to 40 GB SSD storage, unlimited email accounts, and unlimited databases. SiteGround also offers a good selection of freebies like free SSL, free CloudFlare CDN, free Site Tools, and free Weebly website builder.
CrazyDomains also offers free WordPress auto updates, free 1-click migration tool, WordPress staging, pre-installed WP-CLI, and pre-installed Git. Unlike SiteGround, CrazyDomains offers free weekly backups.
With CrazyDomains, you can get from 1 to 5 hosted websites and 10 GB to 50 GB SSD storage. As previously mentioned, CrazyDomains doesn’t offer freebies (like SiteGround).
See more differences between CrazyDomains and SiteGround in the following comparison table:
|Hosting Types||Shared (Linux & Windows), WordPress hosting, VPS (Linux & Windows)||Shared, WordPress hosting, WooCommerce, cloud, reseller, dedicated servers.|
|Free SSL Certificate||✘||✔|
|Disk Space||10 GB – Unlimited GB (depending on the plan)||10 GB to 120 GB|
|Control Panel||cPanel, Plesk||Site Tools|
|Email Accounts||100 – Unlimited||Unlimited|
|Free Site Migration||✘||Yes, but not on the cheapest shared or WordPress plans|
|Money-Back Guarantee||60 days||30 days|
SiteGround easily wins the features challenge for providing more optimized WordPress hosting plans and a variety of free extras.
SiteGround Has a Wider Range of Performance Features
CrazyDomains delivers its services through its server locations in Australia, U.K., U.S.A., Belgium, India, Hong Kong, and Singapore. On the other hand, SiteGround has servers in U.S.A., U.K., the Netherlands, and Singapore.
CrazyDomains only uses SSD storage with specific plans while SiteGround uses it with all its plans. SSD storage performs much faster than the regular HDD storage, in terms of website data processing. In return, this reflects directly on the website’s loading speeds and overall performance.
SiteGround includes free CloudFlare CDN with all its plans. This is not the case with CrazyDomains. CDN or Content Delivery Network boosts the loading speeds of your website, among other benefits, from different locations around the world by placing it on a global network of cloud servers.
CrazyDomains promises a 99.9% uptime guarantee and Siteground promises a 99.99% uptime guarantee. Both hosts proved to exceed their promises with few to no downtimes.
When we tested CrazyDomains loading speed using Sucuri, it showed good timings from the U.S.A. locations, but the rest of the locations weren’t as promising. This resulted in an overall test result of a C. See all results in this CrazyDomains review.
When testing the loading speeds of SiteGround, the individual loading times near the U.S.A. and some locations in Europe and Asia were promising, but there were several other locations that showed poor numbers. Like CrazyDomains, SiteGround also scored a C. Then again this can be improved by using CloudFlare CDN. Check this SiteGround in-depth review and see all the results.
SiteGround’s wider range of performance features earn it the winning title of this round.
SiteGround Offers More Security Features
CrazyDomains protects all its websites with DDoS protection and 24/7 server monitoring. All email accounts are protected with anti spam and antivirus.
On the other hand, SiteGround’s security features include web application firewall (WAF), it’s own artificial intelligence (AI) anti-bot system (protects against malicious attacks including DDoS and Brute-Force attacks), 24/7 server monitoring, and access to the Sucuri-developed SG Scanner (antimalware).
CrazyDomains uses CloudLinux OS with all its Linux-based plans. SiteGround uses a similar system referred to as Unique Account Isolation. Both these systems are responsible for securely isolating your website or account from others on the same server to protect it against any unwanted threats targeting the others.
CrazyDomains includes automatic weekly backups with its plans and offers daily backups as an optional paid add-on. On the contrary, SiteGround includes daily backups with all its plans for free.
Both CrazyDomains and SiteGround clearly take their security seriously. However, SiteGround has more to offer in this department making it the winner of this challenge.
SiteGround’s Support Staff Are Better Trained and More Attentive
CrazyDomains has a neat website that’s easy to browse, but SiteGround has an even sleeker and more user-friendly website.
Both CrazyDomains and SiteGround offer informative and comprehensive Knowledgebase sections covering most major topics. In addition, SiteGround offers video tutorials on both the website and YouTube.
CrazyDomains’ support is available 24/7 through live chat, phone, email, and support ticket. However, the sales chat team can sometimes be offline and will direct you to the email channel. When I tried the live chat, I was instantly connected, but there were several time gaps between questions and answers and sometimes the information provided was inaccurate.
SiteGround also offers 24/7 support via live chat, phone, and support ticket. I went for the live chat and I was instantly connected to an agent. Unlike CrazyDomains, the agent here was quite Knowledgeable and there weren’t any time gaps between questions and answers, no matter how technical the questions got.
Even though SiteGround has fewer communication channels than CrazyDomain, the fact that the agents are more trained and more responsive proves that SiteGround is more reliable when it comes to support.
CrazyDomains Loses Out to SiteGround
It’s a cleancut win for SiteGround. While CrazyDomains brings the basic necessities to its hosting packages, SiteGround brings more value-added features and uses more advanced technologies to provide an overall better performance.
That’s why SiteGround is a little more expensive than CrazyDomains. Nevertheless, SiteGround offers lots of free extras that CrazyDomains charges you for, and that was a big drawback for CrazyDomains in the comparison.
SiteGround is also listed by our experts among the best web hosting services in the market today.
|Plans and Pricing||Cheaper initial prices, lots of paid addons, and offers a 60-day money-back guarantee.||Slightly more expensive plans, offers more freebies, and offers a 30-day money-back guarantee.|
|Key Features||SSD storage,cPanel, and Plesk||Free SSL, SSD storage, free Weebly site builder, and Site Tools|
|Performance||More server locations, SSD storage with specific plans, 99.9% uptime guarantee, very few downtimes, below average loading speeds||Less server locations, SSD storage with all plans, free CloudFlare CDN, 99.99% uptime guarantee, very few downtimes, average loading speeds|
|Security||DDoS protection, antispam/antivirus, 24/7 server monitoring CloudLinux OS, free weekly backups (with WordPress hosting), optional paid automatic daily backups||WAF, AI anti-bot system, 24/7 server monitoring, SG scanner, Unique Account Isolation, free automatic daily backups with all plans|
|Support||Comprehensive Knowledgebase, 24/7, live chat (not always available), phone, email, support ticket, inadequate staff||Comprehensive Knowledgebase, video tutorials, 24/7, live chat, phone, support ticket, knowledgeable staff|