Shared Hosting Overview
On the face of it, GreenGeeks provides a standard set of shared hosting packages which should simplify the process of selecting the right package within your feature requirements adn budget. If you are looking to get a single website online the entry-level Lite plan will allow you to do so at an extremely competitive price of just $2.49/mo. The GreenGeeks mid-tier and high-tier plans, Pro and Premium respectively, both features unlimited websites, unlimited disk storage and more resources.
WordPress Tools for Beginners
You have to appreciate a host which invests their profits into making their customers lives easier. Thankfully, GreenGeeks is one of those hosts who has invested significantly into ensuring their customers get the smoothest experience possible, especially when it comes to the WordPress scene.
To start, GreenGeeks recently introduced a Quick Launch Wizard which makes installing WordPress as easy as a few clicks, including with a theme installer! In fact, it is so easy to get started with GreenGeeks we featured them as the primary host for our how to make a website guide.
More recently, GreenGeeks introduced a new WordPress Repair Tool which they claim can resolve up to 90% of the most common issues their customers have reported to them. Not bad!
Daily Nightly Backups
Another great thing about GreenGeeks is that they perform their disaster recovery backups every single night. This is a great service that ensures that you never lose your important files when disaster strikes.
The service is provided free of charge for all shared, reseller, and VPS hosting customers. You actually get one free restoration every month but keep other additional restores come with a small fee.
cPanel Control Panel
Since cPanel announced a significant price increase many web hosting providers have started to make the move to DirectAdmin, Plesk or custom control panels. GreenGeeks however remains on cPanel which while significantly more expensive, it is the industry standard.
By sticking with cPanel, you're almost guaranteed a similiar control panel experience if you are migrated from another hosting provider.
Hands-Free Migration Assistance
If you are migrating from another web hosting provider then GreenGeeks is a great choice for you. By signing up, you can benefit from a completely free, hands-off migration. Requesting a free migration is as simple as filling in a short form with your original hosting accounts login details and GreenGeeks will take care of the rest.
Unlimited Storage Policy
Generously, all GreenGeeks plans also come with unlimited storage and data transfer. Which is an excellent addition for those wanting to upload a lot of media or data to their website. That being said, as your site is one of many being hosted across the server, your usage will still be monitored and can be capped if you over-utilize resources.
When considering a web hosting provider offering unlimited storage, it is always worth checking the Terms and Conditions surrounding the unlimited allocation. After all, there is no such thing as an unlimited hard drive.
With GreenGeeks specifically, their Terms and Conditions cites Fair Usage as well as restricting certain website uses cases. Primarily, you can't use your unlimited GB hosting account to store backups and other unnecessary files. A common restriction among unlimited hosting providers so nothing new there.