SiteGround is turning 10 in March. That is why I will ask some of the people that have been working for most of these years at the company to share their personal top SiteGround achievements/ events/ experiences/ initiatives/ projects/ etc. They will be posted here in the blog in the following weeks. To pave the way I share below my own personal SiteGround top 7:
From the moment SiteGround started to offer virtual private servers in 2005, which later evolved in our current cloud hosting service, we have always been using virtualization platforms created by third party providers. This has sometimes led to issues that were beyond our control and we have been on the track of taking over everything for quite some time now. For the past 6 months we have been actively working on our own cloud platform and we are happy to announce the first stage of its official launch today!
Going to WordCamps is really great. Mainly because, no matter if you are just going to build your first personal blog, or you are part of a multinational business built around WordPress, you are sure to meet people that are up to the same challenges as you and are willing to share their experience. Visiting even a single session can be very beneficial, but if you go beyond just listening you will be amazed how much more you can learn. Looking over WordCamp Phoenix, we sponsored and visited last weekend, I can say it was a great example for the different ways you can benefit from such an event.
Recently there has been a growing buzz on the web that there are hosts taking quite a solid stand against having Joomla 1.5 on their servers. So in the light of the event I would like to take a minute and explain the SiteGround view point: what are the challenges of hosting Joomla 1.5 and how do we face them.
It's been a crazy 2013 and what better way to sum up such year than a crazier infographic! Check out how we at SiteGround will remember this year and what were the highlights for us!
The company conducting the SiteGround client satisfaction survey sent me the results yesterday. Their recap in the email was short: your data is plain boring! And yes, thank God, this was not “an interesting year” as far as it comes to business results and customer satisfaction! I would like to thank all the people, who participated in our 2013 customer survey and provided us with this great feedback. Keep reading for a summary of the most important results.
Yesterday, my day ended delivering a webinar on Joomla security, only to start today with a new critical vulnerability found in a popular Joomla! extension – eXtplorer File Manager. This vulnerability is a classic example of two of the most popular ways to exploit an application: vulnerable plugin and weak login details. Of course as soon as the issue got discovered we started working on protecting our Joomla customers on a server level. Below I will explain the vulnerability, what we did to fix it on our servers, and what you should do if you are not hosted by SiteGround.
Do you have our WordPress autoupdater switched on? Have you logged to your WordPress admin since Saturday? If your answer is YES to both questions, you should have already noticed that things no longer look the same at the backend. Changes in the WordPress administration area that you see are part of the newest WordPress version 3.8 that was released on Thursday, December 12th and was automatically applied to our customers’ websites less than 48 hours later.