GreenGeeks

Basic web hosting provider, no custom Wordpress setup

Signup Experience

GreenGeeks - Wordpress hosting - Intro Greengeeks makes some quite impressive claims on their Wordpress hosting landing page; unlimited storage, unlimited bandwith, free migration, free domain and 24/7 support. If they can live up to these claims, it would easily be one of the better Wordpress hosting solutions out there.

GreenGeeks - Wordpress hosting - Security Aside from their easy Wordpress setup and blazing fast performance, Greengeeks also offers some great security features; automatic updates, daily backups and 24/7 monitoring.

GreenGeeks - Wordpress hosting - Domain Greengeeks gives you a free domain when you signup. You can either choose a brand new domain, or use your existing one.

GreenGeeks - Wordpress hosting - Package During signup, I noticed Greengeeks will by default try to lock you in for 3 years. They also require a $15 signup fee that isn’t mentioned anywhere else. If you’re just signing up for a month, instead of $9.95, you’ll have to pay $24.95.

Greengeeks requires further verification for some orders, so you might have to wait for the phone call before your account is activated.

Update: Only 2 days later I received an email that my account was activated.

GreenGeeks - Wordpress hosting - cPanel At this point Greengeeks provided me with a default cPanel screen, which is essentially your basic webhosting service. They don’t provide you with any specialized software or wizards to install Wordpress.

GreenGeeks - Wordpress hosting - Wordpress Installation After a lot of search, I was able to find their service to install Wordpress, which is essentially a single page screen which will upload the Wordpress source code, set up your database and change your config files.

Features

Auto Update

The WordPress Auto-update feature automatically backups and upgrades your WordPress application each time there is a new WordPress version alongside all your plugins if you wish. Saves you a lot of headaches on security.

Automated backups

Greengeeks provides you with daily automated backups, so you’ll always have an up to date backup of your site.

Site Migration

Greengeeks offers site migration for existing Wordpress sites.

Free trial

While Greengeeks doesn’t have a free trial, they offer a 30-day Money Back guarantee.

Domain Included

A free domain name is included in every plan.

Support

Greengeeks claims to offer 24/7 support.

Cancel Subscription

I couldn’t find any page where I could cancel my subscription, I had to go through suppor to do this. Only after a couple of emails, and explicitly asking for it, they issues me a refund. Keep in mind that your refund does not include the $15 setup fees.

Pricing

At the time of writing, Greengeeks only seems to offer one plan.

Something they failed to mentioned is that a $15 signup fee is required.

Plan Pricing per month Pricing per year
  $9.95 $119.4

Payment Methods

  • AMEX
  • MasterCard
  • VISA
  • Discover
  • Paypal

Free trial

While Greengeeks doesn’t have a free trial, they offer a 30-day Money Back guarantee.

Summary

Greengeeks mainly uses Wordpress as marketing material, they don’t provide any custom tools to make it easier to install Wordpress. You essentially sign up for a basic webhosting package and are left to your own devices to set up Wordpress.

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