2015 was a wild year for us, but we loved it. We almost doubled the number of new clients, went local in Spain, upgraded our platform, sponsored 100+ events, and a lot more. We have so many things to share, that we created a visual recap to tell you all about it. Check it out and if you like it, share it in social media: www.siteground.com/2015
A new WordPress security update 4.4.1 was announced yesterday. The latest version fixes a cross-site scripting vulnerability that allows a site to be compromised as well as some minor issues.
All WordPress sites at SiteGround with enabled autoupdate service have been updated to the new version 4.4.1 last night and are safe and sound. For all WordPress sites that do not have the autoupdate option on, we have applied a rule in our WAF (web application firewall) that will block possible hacking attempts. As our firewall rule is not covering all possible hack scenarios, we are additionally patching WordPress sites on versions 3.7 to 4.4 at a website level.
Regardless of the security shields we have placed, we still recommend all websites that have not been autoupdated to upgrade to the newest version 4.4.1 or to the latest version within their current branch as soon as possible.
As many of you know, we work with various CMS’s - WordPress, Joomla, Magento being some of the top favorites of our customers. No matter how straightforward we think these CMS’s are though, many customers have difficulties working with them. This is why we spent some time looking for the easiest website builder that we could integrate into our platform and offer to our customers as a solution to their hassles. We are happy to say that we found it in Weebly - a powerful yet simple drag & drop website building tool.
Today PHP 7 has reached its General Availability status. As you probably know it has been available on SiteGround servers for quite a while and you can refer to an earlier post of ours about its features. Now it has reached GA status which means PHP7 can be used on production sites. Read More
Our first data center location in Amsterdam has been serving our European clients quite well over the last few years. However, our strategy to constantly enhance our service urged us to look for more datacenter locations throughout the continent. Each new location we add allows us to deliver better performance and localized service to a certain group of our clients. Read More
The Internet as we all know it today wouldn’t have existed without the HTTP protocol. It is the heart and soul that pumps content to all of us. It makes it possible for us to read the latest news, order stuff online, watch videos on YouTube and get to our favourite websites on all types of devices - workstations with 27-inch displays, laptops, mobile phones, tablets and even e-readers that offer browsing capabilities. Sadly, that protocol has not been changed since 1999 when version 1.1 was released so, when HTTP/2 was released earlier this year, it was a source of major excitement. Of course, the SiteGround team has immediately started working on it and we are now happy to announce that all our shared and cloud servers support HTTP/2. Read More
Since approximately 2:00AM CET we started receiving multiple complaints from our European customers and site down reports. On some occasions clients were (and still are) unable to load SiteGround.com, but can access their own website or vice versa, or lose connection with any of our services. Read More
Most of our clients know that here at SiteGround we tend to upgrade our hardware quite often. We aim to ensure that all our clients’ sites run on the latest and fastest hardware on the market and when we spot a valuable new piece of hardware, we immediately start testing. This year again, we are getting ready to migrate all of our shared hosting servers to new supercharged monster servers. Unlike other times though, this time we’ll not only upgrade the hardware, but also the whole infrastructure of our shared hosting platform. Read More