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Dear client,

To recap one of the most inspiring initiatives of last year, the How Cool Is That challenge, we asked you to vote for the coolest SiteGround technology. We received an overwhelming volume of feedback and comments! Nearly 1000 people shared their personal insight and we were extremely flattered to hear your evaluation of our services as unmatched in the industry – the greatest recognition, when it comes from our clients! Our promise for this year is to not only match, but exceed your expectations!

Tenko Nikolov
The Big Winners in the "How Cool Is That" Challenge
how cool is that winner

From all SiteGround exclusive features you ranked our security as the coolest one! The majority of voters explained their decision with the simple peace of mind – website security is essential for any reliable hosting provider. Our unique server technology, however, allows us to achieve unmatched security on a shared hosting environment and gives you the protection previously reserved only for the expensive hosting solutions.

The second runner-up in the vote is the technology that we launched last - our SuperCacher website accelerator. It runs only 3 votes behind the winner and we received great feedback of how amazing website speed gets with SuperCacher. If you have still not activated it on your site, we invite you to try it out, since it gives your website a unique advantage!

See what people using SuperCacher think of it

As promised, one of our clients who participated by sharing or voting in the How Cool Is That challenge was drawn to win a brand new MacBook Pro with Retina display. The lucky winner is Greg Ashley from Australia. Congrats!

New services in Europe and Asia-Pacific
map of europe and asia

Continuing the tendency from last year, this month we launched two more new services in our international datacenters: both our Semi-Dedicated and VPS plans are now available to order at our European and Asia-pacific facilities. Combined with the network of 23 Cloudflare server locations around the world, we can safely say we offer the best website speed for visitors worldwide on our most-popular hosting solutions: shared, shared PLUS, Semi Dedicated and VPS hosting plans.

Relocate your hosting account

Latest Application Security Releases
update wordpress & joomla

The Joomla and WordPress users out there should get on track with the latest application releases - respectively, WordPress 3.5.1, Joomla 2.5.9 and Joomla 3.0.3. All new versions contain important security fixes, so updating your application is highly recommended. SiteGround clients who have enabled SiteGround Auto-updates can keep calm - all WordPress applications are already up-to-date and Joomla clients will be taken care of within the next 24 hours, since the release was issued practically a few hour ago. But for the clients running these applications who have not activated auto-updates, we strongly recommend to check and update their software versions manually.

Learn how to check and update your application version

Activate Auto-updates to take away update worries

While on the subject of security, earlier in January the SiteGround team also took care of another vulnerability related to an outdated version of the Joomla JCE/ImageMaker. More info on the issue that affected a large number of websites globally and how it was handled on our servers may be found in our blog post.

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