When Your CMS Reaches End of Life

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End of Life (EOL) in the CMS world refers to the point in time when an older version stops being supported by the company or community that has built it, and all efforts are focused on current and future versions. No support means performance, and more importantly, security issues, which nobody wants.
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We welcome 32 Site5 support stars!

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During the last few years SiteGround has been going through an impressive and steady growth. For the first three quarters of 2016 only, we have hired more than 100 new people and the number of our employees went well over 400. Among all these amazing new SiteGrounders there is one group, that is especially interesting. Their welcome packs were sent to 10 different countries, where we have never had employees before. They have tons of relevant experience: one of them has been doing web hosting for more than 14 years! And they all have been Site5 top performing customer service representatives. No doubt we are quite excited to have them with us, because the story how they joined our team is inspiring and also because what they bring to our company is of a special value.
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Top Customer Support Rep of September

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Our Top Technical Support Rep, with the highest customer satisfaction rating in the past month, is Daniela Ivanova. She is a Level 1 Technical Support Agent, who takes care of the customer support tickets reported through our User Area. To be in top shape to handle tough technical cases, she keeps on her nightstand books about Linux and web programming, along with Harry Potter. Check out her full interview.

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The Art of Website Migrations

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As a web hosting company we move around tons of websites all the time. The most challenging migrations happen when physical datacenter locations are changed. On such occasions we transfer upwards of 300TB of data. It usually travels over the wire, but we have also physically moved server machines and literally transported websites by the truckload!
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Top Customer Care Rep of August

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This month our Top Customer Care award goes to Nayden Naydenov. If you’ve spoken with him, you must have noticed that he is a really friendly soul and his knowledge and calmness allows him to explain even complicated stuff in simple language. Work aside, Nayden is a die-hard gamer who also takes interest in politics and always keeps up to date on the latest social media trends.

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SiteGround x CreativeMornings/SOF

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“Everyone is creative. Everyone is welcome.” This is part of the manifesto of CreativeMornings–a global monthly breakfast lecture series for the creative community. Their motto in the spirit of our Community Series is just part of the reason why we love and support our local CM chapter. It is also what inspired our joint #CMCreativeTravels campaign that will take one person from our community to a CreativeMornings event of their choice anywhere in the world. But first, a little background.
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Top Technical Support of July

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This month we are happy to introduce to you Georgi Ganchev, who is part of our Technical Support team. He says he’s there not only on duty, but with his heart. He loves helping others, gaining knowledge and taking part in various adventurous activities outside the office. Check out what he told us about himself in the interview.

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Safe from httpoxy Vulnerability or How Thinking Ahead Pays Off

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A dangerous easy-to-exploit vulnerability called httpoxy discovered 15 years ago, reappeared again yesterday, leaving server-side website software potentially open to attackers. This security hole impacts a large number of PHP and CGI web-apps. This means that anything that runs on PHP, Apache, Go, HHVM, Python can be vulnerable. The exploit allows man-in-the-middle attacks that could compromise web servers and potentially access sensitive data or seize control of the code. Thanks to our unique in-house developed systems and some precautions taken ahead of time by our DevOps team, SiteGround customers are unaffected by the return of the vulnerability.

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