SG Site Scanner powered by Sucuri

Having a website regularly scanned for security issues, is something we have always highly recommended to our customers. Our site scanning service (known as HackAlert until recently) has always been among the bestsellers and is used by thousands of our customers to check their websites and inform them in case of a malware. Today we are happy to announce that we have introduced a number of improvements to this services. It is now called SG Site Scanner, it is powered by one of the most prominent web security experts - Sucuri.net, and it is simply awesome!

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3 Things You Probably Don’t Know About SiteGround Clouds

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We introduced our new cloud platform built on Linux containers almost 2 years ago. Since then and especially during 2016, we have seen a very dynamic development in this service. There has been a sharp increase in the number of new cloud hosting accounts opened with SiteGround, as well as a threefold increase in the upgrade activity within existing cloud servers. So, we recently took time to analyze our users behavior and we have some interesting findings that we would like to share.
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We welcome 32 Site5 support stars!

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During the last few years SiteGround has been going through an impressive and steady growth. For the first three quarters of 2016 only, we have hired more than 100 new people and the number of our employees went well over 400. Among all these amazing new SiteGrounders there is one group, that is especially interesting. Their welcome packs were sent to 10 different countries, where we have never had employees before. They have tons of relevant experience: one of them has been doing web hosting for more than 14 years! And they all have been Site5 top performing customer service representatives. No doubt we are quite excited to have them with us, because the story how they joined our team is inspiring and also because what they bring to our company is of a special value.
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The Art of Website Migrations

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As a web hosting company we move around tons of websites all the time. The most challenging migrations happen when physical datacenter locations are changed. On such occasions we transfer upwards of 300TB of data. It usually travels over the wire, but we have also physically moved server machines and literally transported websites by the truckload!
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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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Our 12th Vintage Anniversary

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This was the 12th SiteGround’s birthday party and it was definitely different from any of the previous 11 SiteGround anniversaries I have been to. For me, this vintage party came after a very hard personal year, in which I grew older more than in any other year in my life before. For SiteGround it came after a tremendously successful year, in which the company grew bigger more than in any other year before.
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SiteGround Now Looks Better, on All Devices!

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We just launched an enhanced look of our website SiteGround.com. We have been working on it for a while and its launch date has been heavily influenced by Google’s announcement that mobile friendliness of a website is officially becoming an important factor for search engine placement as of tomorrow. And yes, you have guessed it right - the new site is fully responsive. However, what is even more important is that the new site is fully representative of who we are and how we do things around here.
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How do we compare to other hosts? – video and slides from the affiliate webinar

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The second webinar of our Affiliate Series aims to help people who recommend SiteGround be well prepared for the question: what makes SiteGround different from all the rest? We have done detailed real-life tests with 12 hosting companies we consider close competitors and in the webinar we will show some real numbers about:

  • How much faster exactly a website is on SiteGround servers
  • How our reaction to security issues is the most efficient out there
  • How much faster we resolve our customer support requests

You will also learn how do we achieve such great results and how to use this information to convince easier your referees that SiteGround is the best choice.

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