We are proud to present the latest release to our WordPress free themes gallery. Our brand new WordPress theme Universe is finally here ready to be downloaded and used. It is optimized for a great performance with WordPress 3.0 and provides a unique set of features that you would hardly find in another freely distributed theme.
SiteGround.com, the leading web hosting company, today announced the launch of a new cloud hosting service. The new product uses the best virtualization technology to deliver a service with outstanding reliability, redundancy and flexibility, suitable for business websites of various sizes. The cloud hosting service includes number of free extras, which makes it the most affordable offer on the market.
SiteGround.com is happy to announce its partnership with Template Builder, a provider of innovative Joomla template customization services. As part of this agreement, SiteGround will provide its templates to Template Builder, where they could be easily customized.
SiteGround web hosting company launched a new Make website package that accommodates the needs of users without any experience in creating a website. The new service is a bundle of conveniently integrated services and products that allows any user to start and manage their own website.
Web hosting company SiteGround has recently extended its extra services portfolio with a powerful website building tool and launched a specialfree trial promotion for all its customers. The new website wizard is easy-to-use yet allows flexible addition of advanced functionality modules such as blog, shopping cart and more. The new sitebuilding tool has a drag-and-drop website editor, what-you-see-is-what-you-get editing mode, flash, and over 500 professional and customizable web design templates. Any customer can make a website without possessing any html knowledge or previous design experience.
SiteGround announced its Easter promotion, which gives all web users the opportunity to get one year hosting at the special price of $2.00/month. "Now users can get new full featured accounts at 80% off the regular price of $9.95/month," says Lilyana Yakimova, Marketing Manager. SiteGround's high quality hosting package includes unlimited web space and traffic, unlimited email accounts, free domain name for start-ups and free website files and database transfer for users with existing websites. Check out the promotion here.
SiteGround web hosting plan now includes free advertising credits worth $70. Each hosting customer can use $50 ad credits for the popular social network MySpace and $20 for BidVertiser - one of the fastest growing online advertising networks.
As probably most of you know, osCommerce is a shopping cart application for creating and managing online stores. It is very widely used and has many implementations and variations. Many popular shopping cart applications like OscMax, ZenCart, CreLoaded, etc. are actually based on osCommerce and use its code.
Unfortunately, for quite a while now, there has been a known vulnerability in the osCommerce code and the code of the applications based on it through which a hacker can exploit the admin area and take malicious actions. Although on the osCommerce official website there is some information how the problem can be avoided (http://svn.oscommerce.com/jira/browse/OSC-1069), the vulnerability has not been fixed yet in the latest osCommerce release and with each new download and installation of a related shopping cart software, new people and online stores become potential targets.
When there is a vulnerability in such a popular application and many sites are at risk, we at SiteGround do not believe in the approach: “let each user find and apply the bug fix him/herself”. First, most of the users understand about the issue only after they are already affected. Second, many of them are unable to apply the fix themselves. To protect our customers from hacker attacks, some of our best technical experts investigated the problem in details and applied a global solution to all potentially vulnerable customers' applications.
The results from our osCommerce patch operation are:
- the osCommerce package available for installation through Fantastico has been patched so that the new installations are not vulnerable to the exploit;
- all future transfer clients with osCommerce-based websites will get the vulnerability fix as part of the website transfer service we provide;
We are proud that once again SiteGround has provided a security service high above the standard level for a shared hosting company. Our knowledge and reaction in situations like these make us believe that we do provide the best osCommerce hosting.
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