You can ask SiteGround for renewal discount, directly, to see how much they would offer. My wife’s Association did it, and they got some discount.
But then again, why would you have to ask for a discount to even have a plan that you wanna use? 😃 If the renewal fee by default are too high for people and they consider moving away, then it means that the value they get isn’t worth the renewal cost.. Correct?
I asked them for a discount and told them I’d go elsewhere and they didn’t offer me anything
You made the right decision. SiteGround , irrespective of price, is a bad choice. There are many good one, but all depends on your requirement, skills, and budget. Closte, Kinsta, Flywheel, or vps through Runcloud, Ploi are some great alternatives.
I switched to GreenGeeks a few months ago mainly because I could reach knowledgeable and helpful customer and tech support on the phone with little wait time. No filing a ticket , waiting, and if initial advice not good, endless back and forth. Also a month money back offer and even if I had to walk away, not a bank breaker. So far, so good.
I also just decided to go with GreenGeeks. I haven’t signed up yet. They have a great green policy which is important to me and the reviews I have read have been mostly good. I would love to hear what users of GreenGeeks in this group think of the service too.
I am also migrating to Dreamhost. SG expensive and having an Inode problem whereby they try to force you to upgrade to even more expensive hosting.
If you go with GreenGeeks first check whether they still throttle “disk I/iO.” It can really hamper performance.
i would suggest dreamhost, their infrastructure is much more mature
I would suggest to get a own VPS from Digital Ocean, Contabo, Hetzner, Linode. If not, go with Cloudways or take a look at NameHero. Great support and they have LiteSpeed servers.