Web Craft Masters: How Yoast’s Founder Built a Product Used on Millions of Websites

At SiteGround, we have the pleasure to host tens of thousands of businesses by remarkable entrepreneurs. They have great stories worth sharing and they're all masters of their own craft. We are starting a series of interviews where we'll feature how they got to where they are today. We hope their stories will inspire you to explore new ideas or methods in your own projects!

If you are a WordPress user, you have most probably used the popular Yoast SEO plugin, created by Joost de Valk, founder and CEO of Yoast. He is a developer, SEO specialist, and online marketer, actively involved in the WordPress community. For the start of our interview series, there’s no better person than Joost. We’re talking with him about SEO, his interesting story, and other different topics, so read on for what turned out to be an amazing interview!
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Our Top Customer Care Rep in November

Our Top Customer Care Rep in November 2017
As a huge fan of extreme sports, Radostin never misses a chance to go skiing, snowboarding or even bungee jumping. He puts the same passion and dedication in his work, which led him to the top of this month’s Customer Care Representative of the Month ranking. Read more about Radostin and his interesting hobbies in this interview!
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The Road to Nashville – WordCamp US 2017

Even if you’ve been to a lot of WordCamps, there are two special ones that are nothing like the others - WordCamp Europe and WordCamp US. This year, WordCamp US will be held in an iconic place - Nashville, TN, on December 1-3. The city alone deserves its own get-around guide but I will try to focus more on the WordPress part of it and use words like “barbeque” and “blues” as little as possible. Here is my list of things to help you get the most out of this massive event.
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The Mysterious Job of a Kernel Developer: An Interview with a SiteGrounder

There’s a lot of work involved in crafting a great hosting product. Part of our efforts to guarantee that our clients' websites perform better in all circumstances, is our unique hosting infrastructure built entirely on Linux containers. The specifics of this custom setup require a special kind of talent and skill set to maintain it - that of a Linux Kernel developer. Since there aren’t that many people programming on such level, their job description sounds almost mysterious. That’s why we’re very happy to have such rare talent on our team at SiteGround. We thought it would be interesting to tell you more about their work and how it helps your sites work better and safer- from our StartUp solutions to the Enterprise level. Meet Angel Shtilianov, our high-level specialist, responsible for Linux kernel development on our servers.

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Our Top Customer Care Rep in October

Our Top Customer Care Rep in October 2017
Yoana is a proof that artistic talent and technical skills can go perfectly together. When she is not helping customers with their websites, she moves to the world of magic. Writing short fantasy stories is her passion, inspired by all the fantasy books, shows and magic places she’s encountered. If there is anything she can’t express in words, she tells it in the language of dance. Find out more about Yoana in her interview!

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Communities, WordPress, and now SiteGround too – that is what I do and love!

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This September I joined the SiteGround team. This was a move from freelancing to working for a big company. I was a little anxious about such a serious change. However, it actually felt like quite a natural development. Now, as part of the SiteGround team, I will spend even more time doing what I truly love - being actively involved with the WordPress community. For the past few years I have organized regular WordPress meetups and a WordCamp in my hometown - Torino, Italy. I have also participated in the organization of WordCamp Europe. Now I will continue to be part of these and even more WordPress events. I will keep sharing my experience and volunteering with my time for the WordPress community. What is new is that I will also be part of one of the most amazing teams I have previously only met at WordCamps -- the people of SiteGround. Read below to see how I've ended up here and what is coming.

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Our Top Technical Support Rep in September

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Maria can solve your website conundrums with the same ease that she can cook one of her cherry-picked recipes. It’s all a piece of cake. She likes a good dose of thriller and crime in her life, which she thankfully finds only in her favorite books and shows. Find out more about her!

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PHP 7.2 RC Available on All SiteGround Servers

We are quite excited to see PHP 7.2 coming. It is expected to bring some considerable speed, security and efficiency improvement. As always, you can count on SiteGround to provide you with the hottest technologies as they come. The latest release candidate of PHP 7.2 has just been made available on our servers. To learn how to test it safely read below.

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