Say Hello to our new chat

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Over the last 12 months, we have been working hard on new in-house developed chat software. The aim was to implement a series of improvements that would make the customer experience better and the work of our customer care departments even more efficient. Now I am very happy to announce that the new chat has been launched and we are already enjoying all the great improvements it introduced.

Pretty and Personal

Well, yes, we put quite an effort in the design in order to make the chat easier and more pleasing to our clients. We also made it very personal, so that you feel at first sight that you are chatting with a friend who cares. And in order to get to know our operators and learn more about them, we made their personal profiles more visible. With just a single click, you could check the profile of the operator you are chatting with, learn more about their interests and their work experience at SiteGround.

Mobile-friendly

Of course we also made this fancy interface compatible with mobile devices, so our customers could come to chat with us using their mobile devices without the annoying scroll.

Faster Connection

We wanted a faster chat connection. Now you get connected twice as fast to an available operator compared to the old chat software. One of the reasons for this fast connection is the usage of Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) protocol, which makes the exchange of messages and presence information nearly instantaneous.

Integrated Tools to help the operator

Now, even the admin back end is more user-friendly, with lots of tools inbuilt in order to speed up the actions of the operator when diagnosing a problem for the client. The operator sees if the server of the client is down and the internal notices reporting the event and the reasons for it. The operator can perform client-side checks for site and email service and automatically forward that report to a higher-end technical support on behalf of the client.

More efficient chat distribution system

We have a new system for distributing chats among operators, considering their skill level and number of active chats at the moment. Thus we achieve more efficient resource allocation, better quality of chats and faster servicing of the client.

It seems our customers are already enjoying the changes made! In the last month since we started using the new software, we received double the number of excellent ratings compared to the previous month. We’ve also received some feedback emails from our customers, expressing how great our new chat is. Thanks to all of you for sharing your feedback with us!

Dima Peteva

Head of Brand and Culture

Dima is leading all brand initiatives at SiteGround, where she started as one of our first team members way back in 2004. Since then, she has played a key role in different departments starting with Billing, Project Management, and Marketing. She’s witnessed the company grow from a handful of people to 500+ team members and more than 1.5 million domains hosted today. When she’s not leading the creative efforts at SiteGround, you can find her organising the local CreativeMornings chapter or taking her one-year-old Vizsla dog on a long walk.

Comments ( 45 )

greg

Dec 11, 2014

new chat?? WHere's the link - how do I get to it??

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Hristo Siteground Team

Dec 11, 2014

You can access the live chat through the link in the top menu of our site :)

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Shervelle Marquina

Oct 28, 2017

The chat link is not visible from the site if you are logged in. The chat button disappears.

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Hristo Pandjarov Siteground Team

Oct 31, 2017

Check out the Support section of your User Area :)

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Clare Fleishman

Dec 11, 2014

Hi, I have connected with Ivan regarding my site's security being compromised by spambots. I wrote that I would take care of it. He replied that I now had access. However I can't get past the first page--error page shows. can you help? Best, Clare Fleishman

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Hristo Siteground Team

Dec 11, 2014

Please open a ticket in your Help Desk system, my colleagues from the Support team will help you that.

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Jean E of ThinkShop

Dec 11, 2014

Congrats on the faster answering time in your chat system. Excellent - though I miss the little unfolding heart which was neat to watch instead of a static image-! BUT a query/complaint: has Siteground changed ownership or something? Because when I submitted an urgent "Install Backup- Site Down" ticket the other day (as a paying Premium backup customer), it took more than FORTY MINUTES for the tecchies to do this (and also several frantic calls from me). It used to take them less than 5 minutes... so what has changed?

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Marina Siteground Team

Dec 16, 2014

Hello Jean, thank you for the feedback.I was able to identify a ticket posted on Dec 10th for a paid service with the subject: Backup Restore - Full account. These tickets are handled by our technical supervisors in order to ensure the best quality of their execution, and thus might require more time. Please note the tickets that are handled with highest priority are from the Site Down category. So if your website is down and you need immediate reaction, please make sure to post a ticket there. Such requests are handles in 7 minutes on average and this hasn't changed since last year.

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Mohsin Karim

Dec 12, 2014

Siteground has the best customer service I have ever come across, I have hosted websites on many other providers however siteground is my all time favourite and now with this new chat it just got better. Thank you for all the good work

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ron

Dec 16, 2014

i want to migrtate this site to siteground and i am not sure what my options are studioanichinisas.it

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Hristo Siteground Team

Dec 17, 2014

I would advise you to take a look at our Joomla hosting page: http://www.siteground.com/joomla-hosting.htm and choose the plan that will suit your needes. If you have questions about which one will be most suitable for you, please contact us via the live chat :)

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Joseph Miller

Dec 29, 2014

The new chat looks great! One minor feedback item: When the chat finishes, it goes to a screen that lets you rate the chat (five star scale) or to email a copy of the chat to yourself. If you rate the chat, the screen changes and you no longer have the chance to email the chat to yourself. It would be nice if there was a way to do both, like if I could click rate and it would send my rating but then stay on the same screen so I can click the button to email the chat to myself.

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Hristo Siteground Team

Dec 30, 2014

Thanks for the feedback! I will forward it to the project manager of the chat system!

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Mike

Jan 03, 2015

This is awesome, truly. I just switched everything over with GoDaddy and the support offered here is just uncanny and incomparable. I even just got a call from someone WELCOMING me to Sitegournd... say WAAAAAT? Good stuff SG!

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reza abdolahi

Jan 05, 2015

Hi Dear I would like to transfer my web site hosting to you ,is it possible? and how can I pay you because I don't have any credit cards

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Hristo Siteground Team

Jan 06, 2015

Hey, please contact our Sales team via the live chat link on the top of our site. Muy colleagues will happily assist you further :)

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Cherie Aanonsen

Jan 07, 2015

I need to speak to someone about billing or renewal fees. I have the go big plan and it says it includes ssl certificate and yet I have been being charged for that all along. Also it says it is 7.95 a month and yet my renewal amount shows around 10.50 a month?

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Cherie Aanonsen

Jan 07, 2015

found the correct department

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Hristo Siteground Team

Jan 08, 2015

Awesome :)

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Val Hudgins

Jan 09, 2015

It would be nice if we could access your new live chat from inside the User's Area. I have to log out to get to it. Maybe that's necessary?

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Hristo Siteground Team

Jan 12, 2015

You can do it, just click on the Support tab and you will find a link in the right column :)

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Genealcol

Jan 11, 2015

Thanks to your chat team, they help Us faster and very, very professionals 01-10-2015

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Joseph

Feb 12, 2015

Hi Snejina, The chat interface is really cool, but I can't hear the notification sound even though I don't have any problem with my audio system on my desktop. For ticket, I really wish you guys include the replied message in the notification email. Currently, there is email notification saying that "Your ticket for xxx.com has been updated". But to read the message, we have to login and browse to the support tab. Cheers! Joseph

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Hristo Siteground Team

Feb 13, 2015

Hey Hoseph, Thanks for the feedback. I will pass on your comments about the sound to the project manager of that system, hopefully they'll find what's wrong with the notification sound. As to your other question, we don't send the ticket content because it often contains sensible information like passwords, keys, etc. and we really don't wand to send that type of information over email.

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mercy

Apr 29, 2015

Live Chat for Small Business, one user can take multiple chats at once to save internal resource, and Live Chat is useful for Improve Conversion, Improve Customer Service.

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Alicia Lewis

Sep 16, 2016

I was just on a chat with Ivan.Z and lost the chat box, tried to login again but it says I am still on a live chat so can't start a new chat. How the heck do i find the chat box i just lost?! or do I sign out and in again?

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Angelina Micheva

Sep 16, 2016

Alicia, We are sorry for the disrupted conversation. It will be best to sign out of your current conversation and open a new one. If Ivan Z. is available our reps will transfer the conversation to him as he will already be familiar with your case.

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Alicia Lewis

Sep 16, 2016

Thanks Angelina, much appreciated

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joyce

Jun 04, 2017

nice

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hengel antonante

Jul 07, 2018

hi, I have a website named domain.com with aruba and I want to transfer it on siteground, plus I want to purchase a new extention .org and need to redirect people on the .com one. How shall I proceed?

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Hristo Pandjarov Siteground Team

Jul 09, 2018

First, open your SiteGround account with your .com domain name and transfer your site to it. Then, you can Park the .org domain and redirect it to the .com one. That's done useing th Park Domains and Domain Redirection tools in cPanel. If you experience any issues with that, you can always contact our support team!

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Len

Jul 09, 2018

Hi, Can find the chat service on the website, I need an assist for my store and cant find chat service on the website

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Hristo Pandjarov Siteground Team

Jul 10, 2018

Please, login to your User Area and go to the Support Section, you will find it recommended for the appropriate issue categories.

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Nirav Hingu

Jul 12, 2018

HI , I am existing customer of Siteground unable to connect with support , this is regarding to access my cpanel to file manager .

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Hristo Pandjarov Siteground Team

Jul 12, 2018

You can login to your SiteGround User Area -> My Accounts and click on the Access cPanel link there :)

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Carlos Farcug

Aug 03, 2018

I can not find chat section i have a big problem need help

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Hristo Pandjarov Siteground Team

Aug 03, 2018

Please, login to your user area and go to the Support section, you will find the chat link there.

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Carl Allen

Aug 08, 2018

OK, I absolutely have no live chat feature on my portal on my desktop PC. I have checked everywhere including under the support tab. I can get a chat option if I go to the site ground portal on my mobile. I am happy to provide screen shots. I am also missing the section under @add Services' which allows me to buy credits and become a re-seller. I have had to search on google to find a link for this. Really confusing portal.

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Hristo Pandjarov Siteground Team

Aug 09, 2018

Please, make sure you have logged into your User Area. In addition to that we've uploaded a new header of the site these days and there's a slim chance that you've cached something during the upload process.

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Larry Bohen

Aug 13, 2018

I've been a GoGeek client for over two years and selected SG because of it's instant chat support feature. About one month ago, I discovered that I was not able to get chat support for the few issues I have these days. When I need support, I usually need it because something important is not working and needs to be resolved quickly especially for my client accounts. Now when I describe an issue, chat is NOT an option. Only submit a ticket is.

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Hristo Pandjarov Siteground Team

Aug 14, 2018

Chat support is there, you simply need to login to your user area and check the Support page. Furthermore, chat is always an option, other means of contact are just recommended.

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Nick Worthington

Aug 16, 2018

I have the same issue as Larry Bohen. I can find no link to the chat and I need to get answers quickly. Can you provide a URL so if for some bizarre reason the link is hidden I can get in touch quickly?

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Hristo Pandjarov Siteground Team

Aug 17, 2018

The link is moved in the Support section of your User Area. You need to login in order to get assistance through chat :)

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Motti Hen

Aug 20, 2018

Why is it so difficult to find the chat option now? That's really disappointing. I can't find it on your support page. only tickets...

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Hristo Pandjarov Siteground Team

Aug 21, 2018

Select the category for your problem and choose the chat contact method. We recommend you the best way for certain problems, but you can still select others.

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