Our Top Customer Care Representative in May joined us only a few months ago. It's unbelievable how fast he managed to achieve top performance, but once you get to know him better, you’ll understand why it comes as no surprise. His keys to success: diligence, patience and optimism. Darin has degrees in Economics and in Finance but always had a knack for IT and new technologies, so when he had the chance to work for SiteGround it just felt natural. He is a never changing optimist and always looks on the bright side of life. Unbelievably patient, Darin is always striving for perfection.
Following the introduction of Let’s Encrypt free SSL certificates on our hosting platform, we are now launching more major upgrades in our SSL offerings. We will no longer provide Standard SSL certificates and all our customers that already bought Standard SSL will be upgraded for free to the premium Wildcard SSL. We are also dropping the price of Wildcard SSLs more than half. The range of SSL certificates offered at SiteGround will now consist of Let’s Encrypt, Wildcard and Extended Validation (EV).
Four years ago we stumbled on the following somewhere on the web: “Offscreen - a print-only magazine about the people behind the internet and technology.” Naturally, our first thought was “Why make a print magazine for people who spend most of their time online?” It certainly piqued our curiosity, and that’s how we came to order our first issue of Offscreen. It was also issue No1 – a brand new magazine. Today, we happily received Issue No14 at the SiteGround office.
ImageMagick is one of the most widely used services to process images. Most of the web applications use it for many different purposes - to crop images, to resize them, to generate different thumbnail sizes, etc. Unfortunately, a serious vulnerability was discovered within the service, that allows an attacker to execute code remotely on your site. As usual our security team started working on a way to protect our customers immediately and came up with a solution hours after the vulnerability was disclosed.
At first glance our top customer care representative for April seems just like any other guy – he doesn’t kick off his day with anything special. Once you start to get to know him, however, you’ll see he’s just humble like that. Kamen got your top ratings this month and he wouldn’t even brag about it – maybe that’s because he’s already served nearly 25 000 clients at SiteGround, so he’s not easily impressed. Or maybe just because he’s a genuinely great guy who happens to love what he does – find out for yourself.
Recently a new Joomla! version (3.5) was released. We are really excited about it because it offers new features and also fully supports PHP 7.
This was the 12th SiteGround’s birthday party and it was definitely different from any of the previous 11 SiteGround anniversaries I have been to. For me, this vintage party came after a very hard personal year, in which I grew older more than in any other year in my life before. For SiteGround it came after a tremendously successful year, in which the company grew bigger more than in any other year before.