The world is going mobile – don’t stay behind

Do you know that feeling when you’re not in front of your computer, but you need to find something online quickly – you thank God for your smart phone. It has everything you need in the palm of your hand. You start browsing on your phone, looking up what you need online. And then the frustration kicks in - even if it is a website that you use every day on your computer, if it is not optimized for mobile devices, opening it up on a smart phone and finding what you need can take ages. Up to the point when you give up – and simply try googling a new site that will give you what you want faster, on time and in a way that you can easily read and interact with on your mobile phone. Read More

SiteGround goes SPAM FREE

When I say SPAM, you will most probably think of the annoying unwanted emails INCOMING to your own Inbox, and this is definitely one of the SPAM aspects we have been fighting for a long time and which I am proud we have already minimized very successfully. However, in this post I would like to address another aspect – the OUTGOING SPAM: how it affects you and what is the newest solution we have applied to it.

Since I started dealing with hosting (and probably many years before that), outgoing SPAM has been one of the most troublesome aspects for a hosting company. It might sound strange to you, but the spammers are causing hosting companies (and you, our customers) a lot of troubles, headaches and even migraines. How? I will explain in details below. Read More

[UPDATED: Winners announced] WordPress and Joomla conferences in February – free tickets!

It's time to announce our lucky winners who are going to attend for free the conferences we're sponsoring this month. We received great response and I'm really happy to know that there are many active Joomla and WordPress users among our customers willing to learn all-new Joomla & WordPress developments and acquire knowledge and insights on how to get the most of their websites. Without any further ado, here are our winners:

WordCamp Miami – 17-18 Feb 2012
Andrew Perez
Cindy Goodman

WordCamp Phoenix – 24-26 Feb 2012
Michael Davis
Tom Stokes

Joomla!Day Guatemala – 29 Feb – 3 Mar 2012
Luis Aguilar
Mario Torres
Elder Gutierrez
David Fuentes

We hope they all have a great time at the events. We have their promise to get some recaps and pictures of all events so stay tuned!

The initiative we started last December with sponsoring some WordCamps will continue and we plan to sponsor and attend multiple events related with the most popular applications among our customers throughout the whole 2012. The first couple of conferences we are supporting are right behind the corner and we are eager to give away a few free tickets to anyone, who is interested in attending them as part of our sponsorship.

Here are three events we are sponsoring in February:

WordCamp Miami - 17-18 Feb 2012
http://2012.miami.wordcamp.org/

WordCamp Phoenix - 24-26 Feb 2012
http://2012.phoenix.wordcamp.org/

Joomla!Day Guatemala - 29 Feb - 3 Mar 2012
http://www.joomlagt.org/joomladay2012/

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Free Google AdWords Vouchers for SiteGround Clients now available!

[Update: Offer is no longer valid] Barely into the start of the new year, we already have a new extra to tell you about! The Google AdWords online advertising program has been around for quite some time and has already proved to be one of the most successful and efficient ways to promote your website online. We have been trying for some time now to reach an agreement with Google to start promoting their program to SiteGround clients by giving vouchers for free advertising, because we really do believe that people who get the opportunity to try it out, will see for themselves how efficient it is. Google, however, have a very strict policy on the country availability for the program and it took us some time to finally get a chance to provide our customers with this service. Read More

Meet Saleh Bucay: “During the 8 year I was with SiteGround, they changed only for better”

SalehIt’s time for the second interview from our new blog series - “Meet our very special customers”. Today we introduce to you Saleh Bucay from Saudi Arabia. He has more than 10 websites hosted with us, and his first website al-nisa.net was uploaded on our servers only 2 months after launching SiteGround.com. What fascinates us most though are the projects he’s involved in. Read through the interview with him to learn who the Maranao people are and what the organization he’s involved in does to empower Muslim women. Read More