Newsletter #36 / December, 2014
         
SiteGround Web Hosting
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Get Our Holiday Free Hosting Upgrade
With our holiday promo we give you a chance to take your site performance to the next level by adding more resources, space, premium and geeky features, and super-fast hardware. Any existing client on a lower plan can upgrade free of charge to GrowBig for up to one year, and to GoGeek for up to 3 months. If you are eligible for the promo it will be visible in your user area. See higher plans features and power up your website for the New Year
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New Live Chat: Faster & Better
You may have noticed the new chat interface lately. It is sleek and mobile friendly, but it is much more than just a better outlook. The brand new software beneath the surface results in faster connection and overall better customer experience. Learn more in our blog.
 
SiteGround Newest Office
In 2014 SiteGround has been growing pretty fast. This naturally led to the opening of our third office location. The newest recruits in our customer service and technical support team are already comfortably settled there. Take a peek at the new office in our Facebook album.
 
Lessons from CryptoPHP Infection
Using free, illegally-distributed copies of paid themes and plugins is definitely not very ethical, but in addition it also creates security risks. The latest outburst of spam activity we dealt with recently, revealed that such free versions were used by hackers to introduce malicious code to websites and later send spam.
Read details about our resolution →
 
PHP Version Update for WP Sites
We are happy to report more than 90% of our WordPress sites now run a PHP 5.5 or higher. The goal of the update campaign was to limit the number of the people using outdated PHP versions only to those, who really have a legit reason for that. The result is successful transition and better protected sites.
Learn about update benefits →