We are very happy and honored that SiteGround has been listed as a recommended WordPress hosting provider on the WordPress.org hosting page. We perceive this as a high evaluation of the quality of our hosting product and work with the WordPress community.
How did that happen?
Last year Matt Mullenweg, the founding developer of WordPress, reached out to hosting companies letting us know that they were looking to revise wordpress.org/hosting with a new list of the best hosts for WordPress sites. To be considered for an inclusion in the list, we had to fill out a detailed survey, the information from which would be used in the future decision about hosting companies to be listed on the page. We did answer all the questions and now, months later, we received a confirmation email that SiteGround has been selected for the recommended list.
From the confirmation email we were also informed that the hosts listed there will be regularly reviewed, there are no guarantees for any future placement, and there’s no compensation accepted. We were also informed that we were chosen based on a comprehensive look at all of the options available, including service monitoring and "secret shopper" interactions with our support over the past couple of months. The purpose of this page according to the email is to help users actually get a quality hosting service.
Needless to say, we intend to continue keeping up the level of our service, and developing our WordPress product to always include the most innovative and smart technologies and conveniences for our WordPress users.