Top Technical Support of July

Top Technical Support Rep July

This month we are happy to introduce to you Georgi Ganchev, who is part of our Technical Support team. He says he’s there not only on duty, but with his heart. He loves helping others, gaining knowledge and taking part in various adventurous activities outside the office. Check out what he told us about himself in the interview.

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Safe from httpoxy Vulnerability or How Thinking Ahead Pays Off

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A dangerous easy-to-exploit vulnerability called httpoxy discovered 15 years ago, reappeared again yesterday, leaving server-side website software potentially open to attackers. This security hole impacts a large number of PHP and CGI web-apps. This means that anything that runs on PHP, Apache, Go, HHVM, Python can be vulnerable. The exploit allows man-in-the-middle attacks that could compromise web servers and potentially access sensitive data or seize control of the code. Thanks to our unique in-house developed systems and some precautions taken ahead of time by our DevOps team, SiteGround customers are unaffected by the return of the vulnerability.

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How our new backup system saved 24+ hours of downtime

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Remember when we announced our new infrastructure in October last year? Part of the innovation, which we were particularly proud of, was our in-house created backup/restore system. A few days ago this system was put to its first critical real-life test and the results were impressive. We were able to restore 3 times more data, 7 times faster, compared to the previous such event when we were still using the old backup solution. Here is how we did it.

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SiteGround Goes Open Air

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Last year, after a massive growth in the number of SiteGround employees, we held several separate team building events instead of one mega gathering. You may have heard all about our fancy beachside customer care and tech team buildings. But what you missed was an almost business-like meetup of our Marketing, Dev and Creative teams, where we brainstormed ideas about the perfect format of the next SiteGround team gathering. Not surprisingly - brainstorming doesn’t sound as exciting as jumping off a yacht, does it? One year later, however, now that we saw the idea born there come to life, there is not a single doubt that it was worth every splash we missed.

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Top Customer Care of the Month: June

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Doroteya is one of our happy, social and friendly girls, part of the Customer Care Team. Our customers surely notice that she is a pro with hosting matters. What you may not know is that she’s also a glam mom, great with constructing Legos and an avid traveller. Apart from her lovely little boy, you can now find out what else gives her energy and pleasure in her daily life.

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