At SiteGround, we take pride in calling web hosting our “craft.” For us, a craftsperson is someone who puts heart and soul in their work, aims for delivering high-quality service, and pays attention to detail in all aspects of the process. But we were curious: is that how other people see it as well? How do we visually communicate the idea of craftsmanship in the highly technological context of the web hosting industry? Read More
Meet Martin, a top performer in October with the amazing 98.83% customer satisfaction ratings. He is a Bachelor in Psychology so it’s no wonder he always manages to make great conversations, but above all - be helpful! Read more about Martin in the interview below.
One of the great things about our multiple-PHP server setup is that it allows us to provide the latest PHP versions safely to anyone who wants it, even before their official stable release. As a perfect example, we've added the new PHP 7.3 to the list of available PHP branches you can use on your SiteGround account. Right now, we support PHP 7.3 RC3, which will be replaced by the final version once it’s released (expected in Dec 2018). So if you write your website code, you can start testing it for the upcoming changes.
For the last few years, the trend of moving towards encrypted browsing through HTTPS has been one of the most important developments on the Internet. With the free SSL certificates by Let’s Encrypt and Google openly promoting HTTPS protocol over the more widespread, but unsecure HTTP one, more and more sites have started to use SSL certificates.
We, at SiteGround, are very excited to announce that two recent developments in this area - TLS 1.3 and OCSP Stapling, which will make HTTPS sites faster, are already available on all our servers. Read below to learn how people using SSL will benefit from these innovations.
Congratulations to our September Top Technical Support Representative, Todor. He is a professional with outstanding technical and client service skills, which combined with his passion for technologies, got him 100% happy clients rating. Find out more about him in the interview below.
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.
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.
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.