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 was uploaded on our servers only 2 months after launching 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

Joomla 2.5.0 is out and is working flawlessly on SiteGround servers

Joomla 2.5 ReleasedToday 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 involves customers in a “Stop Censorship” Campaign

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.
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UPDATED: Join our “Stop Censorship” Campaign – Let’s Oppose SOPA and PIPA together

UPDATE: Following the massive blackout last Wednesday at least 18 senators withdrew their support for PIPA and SOPA. The big news though came on Friday Jan 20, 2012 when the scheduled PIPA voting has been postponed: Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) pulled his planned cloture vote on the bill, agreeing to go back to the drawing table. This shows HUGE positive progress on both PIPA & SOPA and we'd like to say big thank you to everyone who joined the campaign.

However, the fight isn't over yet. These bills are NOT dead, they are just not coming up for a vote right now, which is why we still encourage all our supporters and believers in the open Internet to keep opposing the bills and fight for our rights of free speech and privacy. Stay tuned for updates!

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:

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