Understanding Site Speed: The Time to First Byte (TTFB)

When troubleshooting a slow website, there are a few helpful metrics to determine the causes and solutions. One of those metrics is the Time To First Byte (TTFB), a measurement used by all site performance benchmarking tools. It’s an important metric to measure how fast your website starts loading in a specific location or with a particular combination of settings. Understanding TTFB can help you get a better grasp of how website speed works, what’s slowing down your site, and how to fix it.

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Starting WordPress sites on SiteGround Just Got Easier

You can build just about anything using WordPress. With thousands of themes and plugins, anyone can access the features and functionalities they need to achieve their goals. But for a person just starting out, all the options can be overwhelming. Rather than be a source of inspiration, the choices can become a blocker to launching that brand new site.

To solve this problem, we've developed a WordPress Starter plugin that takes the confusion out of building a new WordPress site. Our plugin walks you through a curated number of themes and the most common site features so you can choose exactly what you need and launch your website more quickly.

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Our Top Customer Care Rep in August

Our Top Customer Care Rep in August 2018
The Customer Care Rep for August is Nikolay, who also managed to score the highest number of chats - 1163! Nikolay is knowledgeable, hardworking, and has a great sense of humor which makes him a pleasure to talk and work with. Learn more about his passions, favorite books, and what surprised him when he first started at SiteGround in the interview below.
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Get the Expert WordPress Help You Need with Codeable

A lot of work goes into building a successful website, big or small. SiteGround’s mission is to help people tell their story, share their work, or grow their business online by creating a high-performance and secure foundation for their site. However, there are things outside of our hosting expertise that we can't deliver at scale.

For these tasks, we wanted to refer our customers to trustworthy partners, so we don’t leave a client-in-need wondering what to do. When we met Codeable, a service that can perform common WordPress development and design tasks, we knew they could deliver the services many of our customers need.

To kickstart our partnership, we’re offering SiteGround customers $60 they can put towards their first Codeable project or up to a one-hour consultation with a WordPress professional.

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Our Top Customer Care Rep in July


With the recent World Cup finals, we couldn’t be happier that namely Steliyan is our Top Customer Care representative for July. Before joining the SiteGround team, Steliyan played professional football for most of his life. See what helped him get close to 99% client satisfaction rate this month and what useful tools he recommends to website owners. 🙂

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Get Ready for Gutenberg, the New WordPress Editor

Some noteworthy changes are coming for all WordPress users, including our customers. In the next months, WordPress will release a new publishing experience that will change the way you create posts and pages. Gutenberg is the code name for this new editor and with it, website owners can expect a new set of tools for content creation.

To help you prepare, we’ve outlined some of the changes to expect with Gutenberg and how you can test it before the official release. Our goal is to make this change as smooth as possible for all SiteGround customers.

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How our Team Festival Embodies our Values

At SiteGround, some people work from our offices, some from home, and some alternate between the two. We are a remote-friendly, but not entirely distributed team. It’s one of the things that makes us interesting.  Our team of 500+ employees is scattered in four office locations and around the world. We usually communicate on Slack, Hangouts, and Zoom, but once a year, we try to get everyone together for our two-day SiteGround Team Festival. It’s our special way of creating bonds that last long after the event is over, and directly contribute to making us a better, stronger, and more productive team.

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A New, Easier Way to Move WordPress Sites to SiteGround

Many site owners settle for less-than-ideal server performance and security just to avoid the hassle of migrating their website. Luckily at SiteGround, we’ve made it easier than ever to transfer your WordPress website to us. How did we do it? With a WordPress plugin! By installing our new SiteGround Migrator plugin on your WordPress site, you can move your installation to us with a few clicks.

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