Stoyko joined us less than 4 months ago and is already among our Top Customer Care Stars. He is an excellent learner and often looks to broaden his skills watching YouTube tutorials. When he is not geeking away in front of a computer, you could see him with his camera in hand, documenting memories of his adventures. Learn more from his interview!
The weekend of our team building was quite remarkable, unifying and overall amazing for all of us SiteGrounders! After a very successful 2016 when we almost doubled our employees for a second year in a row, our big multinational family grew to more than 450 people in 11 countries, speaking over 30 languages. We decided to invite all of them on an epic weekend meetup. To break down the geographical barriers and bond with colleagues we usually see only behind monitors, we decided to continue last year’s tradition and organize our own SiteGround Festival, this time on the beach!
As the Harry Potter magic just turned 20 this week, it’s a curious coincidence that our Top Customer Care Rep in June is among its most passionate fans. Toni Madjarova loves to immerse herself in the magical books, preferably while vacationing in a sunny destination. A secret hope she still keeps is to receive her acceptance letter from Hogwarts. We are pretty sure too she can’t be a muggle as she knows how to summon all her willpower and skills to overcome challenge after challenge.
Vary is а powerful HTTP header that plays a significant role in how your website cache is working. When this header is set correctly, it ensures that your site visitors see the right content, regardless of the caching applied. However, if this header is set up incorrectly, it can totally overrule even the benefits of the best caching system and cause resource overusage. In this blog post, I want to shed some light on how the Vary header affects your SiteGround hosted site and specifically our caching system, and to show you what's the recommended use of Vary header for your site.
Taming bots not to consume extensive amount of hosting resources has been an ongoing task for us. After the successful launch of the new Anti-bot AI system, which has already blоcked more than 1 billion hits only from malicious bots, we’d like to shed some more light on another measure in that area - the crawl-delay setting. Read on to find out what it is, why you might want to consider it and why we no longer apply a default crawl-delay setting on our servers.
Our Top Customer Care Rep of the Month Velizar can easily solve complex technical issues, but he can also masterfully play Mozart pieces on the violin, or tell you about War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy. He has a wide range of interests and an amazingly positive personality, which is probably why so many of the customers he serves are happy.
It's that time of the year when we're getting ready to celebrate another WordPress anniversary. Tomorrow, May 27th, WordPress turns 14! To mark the occasion the SiteGround way, we made a playlist featuring a track by every musician that's ever had a WordPress release named in their honor. The mix did wonders for our productivity in the office, so we decided to share it. We hope it makes your day better, whether you had to spend it working on your website or celebrating. Enjoy and a Happy 14th Birthday to the whole WordPress community!
Making SSL certificated accessible and used by everyone has been our ongoing effort for more than a year now. We were among the first to provide the free Let’s Encrypt certificates. Then, we automated the SSL issuing for all accounts. Later, we upgraded our WordPress plugin, SG Optimizer, to allow 1-click WordPress SSL configuration. Now we’re making the next step - our latest upgrade to the Let’s Encrypt tool in cPanel allows you to force all your domain traffic through HTTPS with a single click regardless of the application you are using. Read below to find out what are the new options in our Let’s Encrypt interface.