It was a beautiful Monday morning, 26th of December, when we gathered around the office Christmas tree. Under it there were gifts for each of us, all wrapped and pretty, all with carefully written name tags on them. But let us start from the beginning, so that we can better explain the scene described above.
Fantastico has been on our servers for a long time now, and it is quite possible that you know and like the smiley face in your cPanel, and have used it to install or update a software on your hosting account. However, we have started to get the impression that the guys behind the auto-installer have become a little spoiled by the fact that many people use Fantastico just because it is integrated in the cPanel and are sometimes a little negligent about the quality of their service. Just a few examples from our experience to back up this statement:
Last Friday was a long day. Really, really long, but it was totally worth it. We’ve been preparing for the Christmas party - which by the way has become a tradition in SiteGround - for a month and the day had finally come. Every year we gather our whole team around Christmas on something like a mini-Conference event. On that day the Goals of the Company for the past year are evaluated, future targets are set and all is presented by the Management team before all SG employees. Well when I say all, It's not 100% true, cause some of them are always on guard for you - our valued customer - but let's say most of your fave SG super-ninja employees. When that part is over, we go to a Wild party at a club.
This holiday season SiteGround not only offers its hosting plan for a whole year at the price of a single month, but has also added several chances for its customers to win the hot technological widgets as part of its aggressive Holiday promotion.
On behalf of the whole SiteGround team we would like to say a big "Thank you!" to all customers, who took part in our Thanksgiving initiative! The true stories you shared on your websites about your SiteGround experience were absolutely amazing, sincere and inspired. It is great to see that our team and service are appreciated for the things we believe are important and put special effort on. So it is our turn to say:
SiteGround is a proud sponsor of two WordCamps that will take place during December 2011. As part of our sponsorship we had a few free tickets to give away and the following WordPress users, who host a website with SiteGround and have expressed interest in one of the events have won the tickets:
WordCamp Orlando on December 3rd, 2011
I don't know if you have heard about it, but yesterday was the first hearing in the US Congress about the so called "Stop Online Piracy Act". And it was a messy day. It was all over the Internet. People cried out about it in all social networks and as a matter of fact they still do. All day long today I've been monitoring the word "SOPA" on twitter, and frankly I did not even imagine so many people and companies cared... Read More
I recently overheard my mother telling one of her neighbors that I work as a computer programmer. You can imagine my surprise, as I am a marketing person, and I have never written a single line of anything even remotely resembling a source code. But it was definitely not my mother's fault, it was me, apparently not being able to explain to her what web hosting is and what I do in a web hosting company. The thought that the situation can be similar for many of my co-workers worried me a little, because as Albert Einstein says: “You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother.”
I know that each and everyone in SiteGround is a fine expert in his/her day-to-day activity, but what each of us tend to miss to some extent is the big-picture perspective. So here comes the first internal conference aiming to make all of us understand the underlying trends in our industry and the company business strategies better.