Our Craftsmanship

Innovative and Empowering Technologies

Our web hosting service is built on the best available technologies combined with our unique solutions created in-house. This powerful, hands-on approach makes your sites faster, safer, and easier to manage.

High-speed Cutting-edge Platform

As a base for our highly customized hosting infrastructure we now use Google Cloud with its ultra-fast network, SSD persistent storage and 100% match of the energy consumed with renewable energy.

A software stack optimized for speed

We run on an in-house implementation of Linux Containers with Apache as a web server and Nginx as a reverse proxy. We provide custom PHP handling setup further optimized with OPCache extension. Our platform is built to provide an incredibly fast hosting service.

First to provide the latest speed technologies

We are consistently among the first hosting companies to provide their users access to the latest speed technologies. Our customers do not have to wait in order to take advantage of the newest PHP versions or the most innovative protocols like HTTP/2, TLS 1.3, OCSP Stapling and QUIC.

More speed boosting solutions

Our SuperCacher is a powerful in-house caching solution based on Nginx reverse proxy and Memcached. Free Cloudflare CDN with Railgun is included in all plans. WordPress users can boost their site speed even more with the help of our unique SG Optimizer plugin.

Latest integrations

SuperCacher for all

All three layers of the SuperCacher - our unique caching tool, are now available on all our hosting plans. What is more, the most effective caching mechanism - the dynamic cache, is already enabled for all sites by default, which will significantly increase the performance of all websites hosted on our platform.

Faster MYSQL setup

We have deployed a new MySQL setup that allows a much higher number of parallel requests to be processed simultaneously. This has a great impact on the effective handling of heavy MySQL queries and leads to a significant drop in the number of slow queries on our infrastructure.

Brotli Compression

Brotli - the next generation compression algorithm, developed by Google as a successor of the popular gzip, is already deployed and enabled on all our Site Tools servers. It speeds up your site by producing up to 20% smaller files than its predecessor.

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Ultrafast PHP

We developed a unique PHP implementation that significantly cuts the TTFB (time to first byte) and makes your pages load 30% faster on average. Our new PHP has lower memory usage and allows the server to process a bigger number of queries faster.

Security-First Approach

We maintain a highly specialized security team to address web security threats, a devops team to create advanced custom security solutions, and a 24/7 system administration team to watch over our platform.

Real-time server health checks

Our unique monitoring system checks the server status every 0.5 sec and not only detects ongoing issues and fixes many of them automatically, but is also able to prevent potential problems.

Smart WAF to protect you from exploits

Our security team is watching out for emerging threats and software vulnerabilities and writes smart new firewall rules to protect our servers and sites from hacking and breaches.

AI anti-bot against malicious traffic

Our smart AI system blocks between 500,000 and 2 million brute-force attempts per day and stops malicious traffic before it reaches our customers’ sites.

24/7 system administration team

A team of highly experienced system administrators is watching over our platform 24/7, ready to take immediate actions in case any issue is detected.

Our Own Interfaces for All Management Processes

Powerful yet easy-to-use interfaces and tools are at your disposal to manage your hosting and sites. Our client-facing software was designed in-house to guarantee an outstanding user experience and efficiency of operations on our platform. All our tools follow the same style guide to ensure a unified and consistent experience whether you use our Client Area and Site Tools or have installed any of the WordPress plugins we’ve developed for our clients. To learn more about the technologies we used to build our interfaces, check out the post below.

Powerful Software Built For Our Clients

We develop unique and superior in-house solutions for your convenience.

Backup & Restore Tools

We backup the sites of our customers each day. One-click restores can be done through our friendly backup tool. Apart from our automatic backups, you can also create on-demand site copies.

Let's Encrypt Integration

We were one of the first to integrate Let's Encrypt and issue and renew automatically a free SSL for every site created on our platform. We also give users the opportunity to click and add an SSL from their control panels.

Collaboration Tools

You can easily add as collaborators the developers who work on a specific website. You can also ship the site to the client once it is ready.

Smart WordPress Staging

Using our staging gives you control over your development process. You can easily create a copy of your site, test your changes on staging environment, and then push them live with confidence.

WordPress Starter Plugin

Our WordPress Starter plugin helps you create a fully functional site quickly. It recommends professional-looking themes and solid plugins and automates the installation of the ones you choose.

WordPress Migrator Plugin

Our WordPress Migrator plugin automatically copies and migrates your WordPress instances while your site remains fully functional. It works for as many migrations as you wish.

Proactive monitoring system

Our in-house created server-monitoring system is another work of art by the SiteGround DevOps team. It is extremely lightweight and can check the server status every 0.5 seconds — far more often than standard monitoring systems used in our industry! It not only detects current issues and fixes them immediately, but is also programmed to foresee and prevent a multitude of problems automatically.

Smart patches added to our WAF

We manage the overall security of your application at a server and firewall level by keeping track of application vulnerabilities and patching against exploits in the most popular CMSs and their plugins. We add dozens of rules each year and are able to protect your sites even before the official developers release a security update.

AI anti-bot system

Brute-force attacks by botnets are a serious global issue that very few companies can handle effectively. We have developed an extremely effective Artificial Intelligence solution that stops between 500,000 and 2 million brute-force attempts per hour across all our servers before they have even reached our customers’ sites. It not only prevents unauthorized access but saves your hosting resources.

24/7 expert system administration

Our philosophy is to proactively create solutions and policies that prevent security and downtime issues. This results in diminishing numbers of issues that require urgent human intervention. Still, we maintain an extremely experienced team of system administrators that are ready to step in immediately if the system requires their action.

Backup & Restore Tools

Through our Site Tools you have an easy access to all system backups we have created for your site. If anything goes wrong after a change you make on your site, you are a click away from Undo. The tool also allows you to create up to 5 on-demand backups of your site and the option is free for GrowBig and higher plans.

Free let’s encrypt ssl

Having an SSL is more than just a best practice for websites, it’s an industry standard. SSL certificates protect the data transmitted through your site and make sure you meet the requirements of search engines that flag unsecured sites. That is why we believe any client of ours should have an SSL installed on their website. To help you do that, we partnered and financially supported since its founding the Let’s Encrypt project, which offers free SSL for anyone. We developed an in-house integration with Let’s Encrypt that allows us to automatically issue and renew their certificates for a hassle-free user experience. All new sites hosted on our platform get the free Standard SSL enabled. Clients may switch to a free Wildcard SSL at any time from their Site Tools. Read more.

One-click Staging Tool

Many of our customers maintain dynamic sites that require updates and changes as their businesses grow. However, big changes can be risky and it's a good practice to test any major change in a safe environment that won't affect your live site. We've developed a tool that creates a copy of your site, allows you to work on the testing site, and then push the changes to your live site with confidence, in one click! Just to be on the safe side, we also perform automatic backups each time you upload a staging version to production. The tool is available on our GrowBig and GoGeek plans.

Launch a Beautiful and Functional Site

Once you install WordPress through our site setup wizard (or applications installer) and log into your site’s admin panel, you will be able to use our unique WordPress Starter. This tool allows you to choose from a selected collection of professional site designs and add key functionalities like contact forms, an online store, a portfolio, and more. All the features you select are automatically installed on your site, turning the standard default WordPress installation into a beautiful and fully-functional website in minutes - no technical knowledge required! Read more.

Free WordPress Migrator Plugin

Migrating a website with our WordPress Migrator is super easy and free. You just need to install our Migrator plugin on the site you want to migrate, get a token from your SiteGround Site Tools and put it in the plugin. The Migrator will securely move all of your content while keeping your configuration intact. The best thing is that it’s completely free and you can use it for as many migrations as you wish. Read more on our blog.