The SiteGround extras just keep piling up! Thanks to our latest collaboration with MySpace SiteGround customers from USA get $25 worth of MySpace advertising. The best part is that we are giving out the credit for FREE with our hosting package!
Target your audience with MySpace MyAds
MyAds- the MySpace advertising program gives you the opportunity to promote your website to more than 7 million MySpace users. It offers excellent targeting opportunities, allowing you to pinpoint your audience based on their interests, hobbies, age , gender, etc. This ensures your ad will be shown exactly to the people it was meant for, making for a great investment return. Now that I mentioned investment, the advertising rates of MySpace Ads are extremely flexible, giving you a chance to experiment with your advertising budget.
A head start with a FREE credit from SiteGround
It’s these kinds of unbeatable deals that we in SiteGround are constantly on the lookout for. So, claim your FREE MySpace Ad credit now to get an edge with your website promotion. Simply set up your MyAds account, create your ad campaign and watch your performance stats go up. Take your FREE credits here:
SiteGround web hosting has recently added an advanced in-house developed SSH access to their extra services portfolio. What gives it an edge over the competition is the increased security and the great flexibility of use compared to the common SSH solutions. Read More
SiteGround has always been focused on providing feature-rich hosting solutions. As we continue expanding our extra services to portfolio, we have recently enabled SSH access on our shared hosting servers.
What is SSH?
Secure Shell (SSH), known as Secure Socket Shell, is a network protocol allowing secure remote access over an encrypted connection. It is widely used by network administrators and web developers looking to enable direct secure access to their host server. Through an SSH connection you can easily manage your files and folders, modify their permissions, edit files directly on the server, etc. Both ends of the client/server connection are authenticated using a digital certificate and passwords are encrypted, providing a means for secure large data files transfer .
In-house developed SSH technology
So far so good, you probably already knew that - but why launching the service just now? As you know, at SiteGround we take great pride in our in-house technology innovations. We believe that technology should be designed to serve our clients’ specific needs, not the other way round.
The SSH technology we offer has been developed exclusively to meet the demands of SiteGround clients. Here are some of its main advantages:
1. Our SSH is installed in a chroot environment that is much more secure than what other SSH hosts offer. To put it simply - every customer with SSH gets access to their own secure, but restricted environment. The client is the only one allowed into it, but at the same time it blocks any access to the rest of the accounts hosted on the server. This is how we ensure providing greater flexibility for operations to those who need it, without affecting the rest of our clients in any way. In short - it’s a win-win combination.
2. The only authentication method we accept is through authentication keys for greater security. That way we ensure that even if someone has your login details, they will not be able to break into your account via SSH connection without the authentication keys.
3. We have designed the SSH service to allow greater flexibility to those who use it. The new SSH service allows you to set SSH connection permissions to your account depending on the IP address. Meaning, you have the opportunity to limit the SSH access to connections requested , for example, from your own IP address only.
4. For faster and easier management we integrated the custom SiteGround SSH solution in our cPanel. Therefore, all SiteGround clients can conveniently manage all features of their hosting accounts from one and the same place.
For more information on our SSH extra service, go ahead and visit our SSH hosting page. All registered SiteGround clients can order the SSH extra service as an upgrade from their Customer Area.
On a final note, let me just give you a hint that the SSH upgrade is just the beginning of a campaign of delivering new and better extra services to the large and growing SiteGround community. So stick around for our season treats this winter.
For quite some time now SiteGround's unique server setup has allowed our customers to use 4 different PHP versions - 4.4.7, 5.0.5, 5.1.6 and 5.2.5. on one and the same hosting account. Needless to say, our customers loved this feature. And there were three serious reasons for this:
1. No hassle with older applications when a new PHP version is released
In terms of backward compatibility, the implementation of 4 PHP versions on one server was a small technical miracle. It saved a lot of hassle to regular users in cases when the applications they used needed serious code modifications or complex upgrades to work with the next stable PHP version. With our setup they did not have to do anything to keep their sites running, as they just continued to use the older PHP version, while the other users on the same server could still use the newer PHP.
2. Different PHP in each subfolder
Another great option for our customers was the fact that they could have different PHP versions in one and the same account under different subfolders. This way you could run your main website on PHP 5.2.5 and at the same time have an older application running on PHP 4.4.7 in a subfolder.
3.Test code on different PHP versions
The availability of different PHP versions on one account was also loved by web developers because they could test their code on several PHP versions without having to purchase several hosting accounts on different servers just for testing purposes.
New PHP versions available now
Given that most hosting companies offer only one PHP version per server, having 4 PHP versions on one and the same account already gave us a serious edge over the competition. However, we like to spoil our customers even more! Now we decided to up the ante a little and offer 7 (that's right, seven) different PHP versions that each and every account on our shared servers can use. Along with the new PHP versions we've added, we have also upgraded and improved the previous ones:
PHP 5.2.9 + Suhosin patch
PHP 6.0.0 (Beta) [Update: PHP 6.0 no longer available]
As you can probably see, we've upgraded PHP 4.4.7 to 4.4.9 and PHP 5.2.5 to 5.2.9. The new PHP versions are 5.3.0 and 6.0.0. All PHP versions now come with IMAP SSL support (useful if you want to connect your application to GMail for example).
Since security has always been one of our top priorities, we decided to add a special PHP version that has been patched with the Suhosin advanced protection system. Basically, Suhosin protects your applications from many known vulnerabilities (bufferoverflows, remote URL inclusion, format string vulnerabilities and many more). See a list of Suhosin's features.
Another thing worth mentioning is the support for PHP 6. Although it is still in development, there's no doubt that soon this PHP version will be widely used. PHP developers will certainly appreciate the option to test their work on the latest PHP branch. Of course, you don't need to be a PHP developer to use PHP 6. As we all know, some people just like using the latest software available. In any case, we've done our best to make sure you are not caught unprepared 😉 [Update: The PHP 6.0 project was officially postponed March 2010]
SiteGround has been providing Joomla hosting since Joomla CMS appeared and many of our customers started to use it for creating and managing their websites. After so many years of experience in Joomla hosting we now have a big number of resources that make using this great application even easier. Many of these resources are available to all Joomla users, no matter if they are hosted by us or not.
Start your Joomla website in minutes!
Our Joomla customers enjoy an improved single-click Joomla installation system. With it they can install a Joomla with a several templates and a sample text created by SiteGround in less than a minute. With our system even people without technical knowledge can create and maintain successful Joomla websites without having to spend thousands for developers and designers.
Choose your website design!
Our devoted team of designers has created the Largest Joomla Templates Gallery on the Internet. We have designed a broad range of templates that will serve even the most demanding users. And the best part is that all templates are free to use even if you are not a SiteGround customer.
Learn how to use Joomla!
The SiteGround support team has created comprehensive Joomla Tutorial that covers the most common Joomla-related topics - from installation and configuration to more advanced topics like the How to create a Joomla template tutorial. We have prepared video tutorials to make it easier for you to learn and become a Joomla pro! In addition, if you don't find what you are looking for, you can search for it in our Knowledge Base that has hundreds of Joomla-related articles!
Get Joomla knowledge from our experts!
As we have thousands of customers that use Joomla our supporters and server administrators are among the best Joomla experts in the hosting industry. Our servers are especially set up so that Joomla and all its popular addons function in the best possible way. We are also sharing our Joomla knowledge both with clients and anyone else interested on the special Joomla section of our forum. You don't even have to be a SiteGround customer to receive some friendly advice from our team!
We believe that everyone should be able to create a website without having to spend many hours reading technical documentation. Joomla is a great tool and we do everything to make it easy for our customers to start using it and to help others learn how to use it!
As Halloween is getting near we went through the pictures from the last year SiteGround wild costume party and we remembered the great fun we had! Someone from the support team joked how great it would be if this year we can invite one of the funniest customers Mr. Jones, whose tickets have always been written with a great sense of humor, and see what costume he will choose. At first we laughed but after a while it stroke me that there is a place, where we can really invite all our friends and see how original they get. This place is our Facebook page, where we organized a Halloween Photo contest.
Halloween photo contest is now open!
You can now show us how original you get and how much fun you can have. Upload your scary, funny and unique Halloween photos on our Facebook page. You can start today by showing us your favorite moments from past Halloween celebrations. Later you can also add your 2009 Halloween adventures.
Share your Halloween spirit with us and we will give you a great treat. The best pictures will get one of the big prizes and all participants, whose pictures capture the audience, will receive free hosting from SiteGround. Just upload your best Halloween moments and you will compete for one of the following great prizes:
Sony CyberShot digital camera
Digital 7 inch photo frame
Free hosting for all popular pictures
Bring your friends
The contest is open for anyone that has a Facebook account. You can invite your friends to participate in the contest themselves or vote for your pictures. Just remind them to click on the “become a fan” link on the SiteGround page.
SiteGround organizes a Halloween photo contest on its Facebook fan page, where anyone can participate by uploading a Halloween picture and vote for the best photo. SiteGround has prepared a digital photo camera and a digital photo frame for the winners and many months of free web hosting for all the pictures that catch the audience attention. Read More
SiteGround web hosting has recently added the EV (Extended Validation) SSL certificate to its website. Now the green color in the address bar shows that SiteGround company has gone through a thorough validation process. The advanced SSL technology is also available for all SiteGround customers, who can add it as an upgrade to their hosting accounts. Read More