Today Joomla! has launched a new version of its software – 2.5. As some of you may guess from the number 2.5, this new version is considered a major release and marks the end of a whole cycle for Joomla. So, we took some time to test and review the new Joomla and see how it will work on our servers. The good news is that it is fully compatible and we can say for sure that it works on our hosting accounts flawlessly! Read More
SiteGround web hosting company has launched a campaign to encourage its customers to voice their opinion about the soon-to-be-voted in the House of Parliament PIPA bill. The goal of the campaign is to raise the awareness about the controversial legislation and to attract even more people to oppose the bill. The SiteGround clients are invited to embed a special stamp on their websites created by the company for the needs of the campaign and to spread the word against SOPA and PIPA in their social media channels. The company has even created a plugin for Joomla that will easily add the campaign stamp on Joomla websites. SiteGround has publicly opposed the bill back in November 2011 in their company blog and has been actively voicing their opposition in social networks ever since. Now they go further in their SOPA opposition by trying to engage their customers.
The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and its sister bill Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA) have become a very hot topic for all Internet businesses and users. We have already firmly stated SiteGround position against SOPA back in November and have been actively using our social media channels to raise awareness about the issue. In short: we are against those bills, because we believe they have the potential to take away the most important things we love Internet for – the freedom of speech and the possibilities to express oneself creatively. For more detailed explanation why many people support such a position we recommend the video below:
I work for SiteGround since the company was founded and I still remember well these hard and romantic times in the beginning, when each of us knew the name and the website of almost all our customers. Now, seven years and thousands of customers later, as a head of the Marketing Department I seldom have the chance to get to know in such details anyone using our services. However, at the end of the last year I got a new opportunity to learn more about some of our most outstanding clients. We had an initiative to find the most loyal customers and to surprise them with custom made t-shirts and with a blog post with an interview with each of them. So this is the start of a series that will present:
Customers who have built many websites and host them all with us
There were many people in this category and the person we will be happy to start with, is Michel Smekens, the SEO of a web design bureau in Belgium: webnology.be, who has chosen to host their customers with us. He will tell us more about his work and his reasons to be with SiteGround in his featured interview. Read More
It was a beautiful Monday morning, 26th of December, when we gathered around the office Christmas tree. Under it there were gifts for each of us, all wrapped and pretty, all with carefully written name tags on them. But let us start from the beginning, so that we can better explain the scene described above.
Fantastico has been on our servers for a long time now, and it is quite possible that you know and like the smiley face in your cPanel, and have used it to install or update a software on your hosting account. However, we have started to get the impression that the guys behind the auto-installer have become a little spoiled by the fact that many people use Fantastico just because it is integrated in the cPanel and are sometimes a little negligent about the quality of their service. Just a few examples from our experience to back up this statement:
Last Friday was a long day. Really, really long, but it was totally worth it. We’ve been preparing for the Christmas party - which by the way has become a tradition in SiteGround - for a month and the day had finally come. Every year we gather our whole team around Christmas on something like a mini-Conference event. On that day the Goals of the Company for the past year are evaluated, future targets are set and all is presented by the Management team before all SG employees. Well when I say all, It's not 100% true, cause some of them are always on guard for you - our valued customer - but let's say most of your fave SG super-ninja employees. When that part is over, we go to a Wild party at a club.