SiteGround.com is happy to announce its partnership with Template Builder, a provider of innovative Joomla template customization services. As part of this agreement, SiteGround will provide its templates to Template Builder, where they could be easily customized. Read More
SiteGround web hosting company launched a new Make website package that accommodates the needs of users without any experience in creating a website. The new service is a bundle of conveniently integrated services and products that allows any user to start and manage their own website. Read More
Web hosting company SiteGround has recently extended its extra services portfolio with a powerful website building tool and launched a specialfree trial promotion for all its customers. The new website wizard is easy-to-use yet allows flexible addition of advanced functionality modules such as blog, shopping cart and more. The new sitebuilding tool has a drag-and-drop website editor, what-you-see-is-what-you-get editing mode, flash, and over 500 professional and customizable web design templates. Any customer can make a website without possessing any html knowledge or previous design experience. Read More
A lot has been said about global warming and “going green”. Our team has always been enthusiastic about reducing pollution, saving energy and water, but we always felt that’s not enough. So, we decided to try a more effective, down-to-earth, hands-on approach to doing something good for our planet. This weekend the SiteGround team planted over 400 trees and cleaned the surrounding area.
There were more than 50 of us - SiteGround employees, friends, kids and a dog. Our task was to plant willows along a riverbank. Willows help both the local eco balance and prevents collapsing of the riverbank. We also cleaned up the waste from the area. It was exhausting, it was cold and muddy, and it was great fun!
We trooped up in front of the entrance of a big cave and the local ranger briefed us how to use a shovel to dig a hole, how to plant a sapling, how to mold and water it. Then, we separated into groups and went to the spots where the actual work and fun began.
Some were lucky to be planting on nice and easy-to-dig earth and planted their saplings in no time. Others got spots where the riverbank was stony and the soil was very hard. One of the groups had to cross the river bare-footed to reach their sites.
The guys dug enthusiastically their first few holes, but then the passion started to fade and it was time to take the beer out of the trunks to keep us going! The girls did the planting and watered the newly-planted trees with water from the river. After lunch we regrouped and those who were done with their spots went to help those who picked up the short stick with the stony soil.
It was a hard day's work that ended sooner than expected due to the pouring rain. Yet, we were quite proud with the result. We got home wet, exhausted, yet happy. And we immediately started planning when to do it again!
For us, that was just one small step for helping our planet. We are going to keep up with the green initiatives and think of ways of involving our customers and friends as well!
SiteGround announced its Easter promotion, which gives all web users the opportunity to get one year hosting at the special price of $2.00/month. "Now users can get new full featured accounts at 80% off the regular price of $9.95/month," says Lilyana Yakimova, Marketing Manager. SiteGround's high quality hosting package includes unlimited web space and traffic, unlimited email accounts, free domain name for start-ups and free website files and database transfer for users with existing websites. Check out the promotion here. Read More
SiteGround web hosting plan now includes free advertising credits worth $70. Each hosting customer can use $50 ad credits for the popular social network MySpace and $20 for BidVertiser - one of the fastest growing online advertising networks. Read More
SiteGround has now added a new service to its hosting portfolio – the Advanced Business Hosting. The new hosting solution is based on our long experience in providing shared hosting but targets people whose websites need more server resources and additional services than the standard shared hosting provides. The business hosting solution came out as a natural response to the rising demand for a middle solution between the standard shared and the high end dedicated hosting.
What are the advantages of the Business hosting?
1. Fewer accounts – more server resources
Our business servers host up to 10 times fewer accounts than a standard shared server. This means that a website hosted on this server will share its resources with ten times fewer websites and will enjoy great performance all the time.
As probably most of you know, osCommerce is a shopping cart application for creating and managing online stores. It is very widely used and has many implementations and variations. Many popular shopping cart applications like OscMax, ZenCart, CreLoaded, etc. are actually based on osCommerce and use its code.
Unfortunately, for quite a while now, there has been a known vulnerability in the osCommerce code and the code of the applications based on it through which a hacker can exploit the admin area and take malicious actions. Although on the osCommerce official website there is some information how the problem can be avoided (http://svn.oscommerce.com/jira/browse/OSC-1069), the vulnerability has not been fixed yet in the latest osCommerce release and with each new download and installation of a related shopping cart software, new people and online stores become potential targets.
When there is a vulnerability in such a popular application and many sites are at risk, we at SiteGround do not believe in the approach: “let each user find and apply the bug fix him/herself”. First, most of the users understand about the issue only after they are already affected. Second, many of them are unable to apply the fix themselves. To protect our customers from hacker attacks, some of our best technical experts investigated the problem in details and applied a global solution to all potentially vulnerable customers' applications.
The results from our osCommerce patch operation are:
the osCommerce package available for installation through Fantastico has been patched so that the new installations are not vulnerable to the exploit;
all future transfer clients with osCommerce-based websites will get the vulnerability fix as part of the website transfer service we provide;
We are proud that once again SiteGround has provided a security service high above the standard level for a shared hosting company. Our knowledge and reaction in situations like these make us believe that we do provide the best osCommerce hosting.