An amazing 2012 recap event

An Amazing 2012 Recap

When you hear “end of year recap”, you probably imagine a big hall full of bored people that cannot wait for the managers to finish their polished presentations. Well, not when the recap event is happening at SiteGround! What we had instead, was a totally transformed office with one half of it looking like a gambling room with Roulette, Black Jack, Texas Hold'em and hot hostesses and the other half reminding of the Olympic Games and holding sport tournaments. These gaming activities were followed by the real yearly recap presentation that I bet was more fun and had better hosts and videos than the last Oscars. And the whole thing ended up with what can be surely awarded as the best night-life event of the year.

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WordPress 3.5 – The good and the bad

WordPress 3.5 "Elvin"

The latest stable WordPress version, named after the famous jazzman Elvin Jones is finally available for download. The star of the show is named "Media Manager" - the completely revamped tool for adding multimedia and organising it into galleries is both the best and the worst thing in the latest WordPress release.

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SuperCacher: we go beyond being just fast!

SuperCacher

Throughout the years SiteGround accomplished remarkable results in terms of performance and loading speed of our clients’ websites. To name a few of our achievements: frequent change of server gear with newer and more powerful one; rewriting the most commonly used software (such as Apache & php) in order to serve web pages even faster; tuning up our OS so it serves millions of requests per minute; adding multiple server locations across the globe so that content is nearer to your users, etc.

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Go CDN fast and secure with Cloudflare!

Have you noticed the shiny new banner in the your cPanel and the gold cloud in front of a sunburst icon that we have added at some point last month? If not, it is time to take a good look at them, because they link to a service that can make your website faster and safer. During the last few months we have been working on the implementation of the Cloudflare CDN into our web hosting service and now it is completely ready! Why did we bother and why should you care? Because Cloudflare CDN will add ninja power to your website with just one click and at no additional cost!

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Joomla World Conference: a story by different storytellers!

With Robbie Adair

Last week we returned from the inaugural Joomla World Conference – the first worldwide gathering for Joomla fans from all over the globe that was held in San Jose, California! As you probably know, we’ve supported and attended quite a lot of Joomla events this year, each of them absolutely fantastic and different in its own way, but this one turned out to be really special for us! Why? What really made a difference was the atmosphere and the feeling of the event – unlike the first Joomla events we attended when we felt a bit new to the community and didn’t know almost anyone, at the Joomla World Conference it was exactly the opposite – we felt like part of the community and being there wasn’t just about meeting new people, it was more like meeting friends! But most of all, it was the amazing SiteGround customers we met there and their great stories they’ve shared with us.

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Hardware Upgrades 2012

SiteGround New Gear

If you are a SiteGround client and you have been one for more than a couple of years, you probably have noticed that we tend to change our hardware quite often. This has been mine and SiteGrounds' philosophy for quite some time now.

Most hosts will brag about high-tech brand new hardware configurations on their websites but what remains hidden is that they use this hardware only for the new servers they set up. Usually, they won't replace a working machine for any reason. In fact they will keep it (even if 5 years old) until it’s dead broken and they are forced to restore all affected websites from a backup. This means that even if you get a good hardware initially, as time goes by you will be stuck with it and you will get slower and crappier service until your old server crashes and you are “lucky” to be moved to the new hardware.

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What did the SiteGround survey reveal?

SiteGround Customer Satisfaction Rate

Waiting for the results of the first official customer survey to come out was one of the main thrills during the last few days in the SiteGround offices. Now that we have the results submitted and processed and the winner of the iPad selected, we are impatient to share all the survey news with you!

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Update: AutoUpdate feature now available for WordPress and Joomla!

Joomla Auto Update UPDATE: SiteGround has now launched auto-updates for Joomla applications as well! All our Joomla users can now enjoy the same benefits and subscribe for free auto-updates of their application from the SiteGround auto-update tool in their cPanel. For a detailed tutorial how to turn on auto-updates for Joomla, check out our tutorial.

According to WordPress.com, there are about 56,4 million WP sites in the world right now. And that number is rapidly growing. Many big companies, such as CNN, NBC and UPS use WordPress for their company blogs, which makes the open source platform even more popular and trusted by people worldwide.

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