PHP 7.0 is Now Default on SiteGround Servers

Last December we were among the first hosting companies to make PHP 7.0 available on our entire infrastructure. Thanks to our system which allows multiple PHPs to be used on one server, anyone could have switched to PHP 7.0 since its zero-day release, while we still kept an older and well-tested PHP version as the global default setting. Now, an year later we believe it's time for the next step - setting PHP 7.0 as default for all new accounts.

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PHP 7.1 Already Available on Our Servers

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We are thrilled to announce that one more time SiteGround has made the latest PHP version (PHP 7.1) available on most of its servers just minutes after it was officially released. PHP 7.1 comes with exciting new features for developers. However, it also introduces backward incompatible changes and migrations from 7.0 to 7.1 should be performed with great caution.
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Is Your Online Store Ready for Black Friday?

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Black Friday is a date, highly anticipated by marketeers and store owners across the entire world. What started as a purely American tradition is now a global event. On this day stores give their greatest discounts and a lot of people are anticipating it to get the item or service they've been looking forward to for months. Usually on Black Friday online stores get a huge traffic peak and multiply their sales. However, you have to make sure that both your website application (e.g. WordPress) and hosting environment are prepared for this traffic surge. Otherwise you risk turning a great sales day into a disaster. Read on to get more information on how to prepare your online store for the upcoming Black Friday and get the most out of it!

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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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When Your CMS Reaches End of Life

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End of Life (EOL) in the CMS world refers to the point in time when an older version stops being supported by the company or community that has built it, and all efforts are focused on current and future versions. No support means performance, and more importantly, security issues, which nobody wants.
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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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SiteGround x CreativeMornings/SOF

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“Everyone is creative. Everyone is welcome.” This is part of the manifesto of CreativeMornings–a global monthly breakfast lecture series for the creative community. Their motto in the spirit of our Community Series is just part of the reason why we love and support our local CM chapter. It is also what inspired our joint #CMCreativeTravels campaign that will take one person from our community to a CreativeMornings event of their choice anywhere in the world. But first, a little background.
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Safe from httpoxy Vulnerability or How Thinking Ahead Pays Off

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A dangerous easy-to-exploit vulnerability called httpoxy discovered 15 years ago, reappeared again yesterday, leaving server-side website software potentially open to attackers. This security hole impacts a large number of PHP and CGI web-apps. This means that anything that runs on PHP, Apache, Go, HHVM, Python can be vulnerable. The exploit allows man-in-the-middle attacks that could compromise web servers and potentially access sensitive data or seize control of the code. Thanks to our unique in-house developed systems and some precautions taken ahead of time by our DevOps team, SiteGround customers are unaffected by the return of the vulnerability.

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