In-house Crafted Technologies

For website speed & security

Clients love our fully managed, state-of-the-art technologies and in-house built interfaces for top speed, security and convenience.

High-speed Ultra-fast Platform

Powered By Google Cloud

Running our service on Google Cloud guarantees premium availability and reliability and one of the fastest networks out there.

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Powerful Caching Technology

All our sites get fully cached, which improves their performance up to 5 times! We cache both their static resources such as images and CSS and the dynamic output of PHP into HTML. Furthermore, clients get the option to switch on Memcached for database-driven sites.

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Quick integration of the latest technologies

We are consistently among the first to integrate and offer the latest speed technologies such as the newest PHP versions, the fastest compression algorithms like Brotli, and more.

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Ultra-fast PHP Setup

We developed a unique PHP setup that cuts the TTFB (time to first byte) and makes the overall resource usage more efficient, to ultimately let your web pages load 30% faster compared to standard PHP setups.

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Unique MySQL Setup

Our MySQL setup allows for a large number of requests to be processed simultaneously and masterfully handles heavy queries so that your websites load quickly even under high load.

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Awesome WordPress Performance

On top of all, for WordPress sites, we have developed a unique plugin that gives you control over the server environment and various front-end optimizations to make your site run significantly faster.

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Latest Speed 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.

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

Smart WAF to protect you from hacks

Our dedicated Security Team is watching out for emerging threats and software exploits and writes smart firewall rules to protect our servers and sites from hacks and breaches.

AI anti-bot against bruteforce attacks

We successfully block between 0.5 and 2 million brute-force attempts per day.

24/7 Server Monitoring to react & prevent

On top of our unique monitoring system that checks the server status every 0.5 sec and signals for trouble, we have our Sys Admins 24/7 ready to prevent problems and apply immediate fixes.

Distributed & redundant backups to safeguard data

Our backups are distributed across different geographical locations for maximum data safety. In case of a disaster, our system is capable of restoring large amounts of data in a short period of time and jumpstart your website even on a server in a different continent.

WordPress Security plugin for app-level protection

For WordPress sites we crafted a special free plugin that helps users harden its security, starting from the most commonly exploited login form to more advanced settings like disabling the option to execute .php files on certain locations.

Free SSL to protect sensitive information

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

Recent Security Integrations

All-inclusive WordPress security plugin

Meet our SG Security plugin - an all-inclusive, free plugin that protects your WordPress from common hacks, bruteforce attacks, and malware. It’s a must-have for clients and non-clients alike.

Geographically distributed backups

We launched geographically distributed backups that minimize the risk of data loss and аllows for fast data recovery even in case of a serious incident that may affect a whole data center.

Powerful AI anti-bot

Each hour our AI antibot system blocks between 500 000 and 2 million brute-force attempts across all our servers. We not only prevent potential unauthorized logins, but also manage to save an enormous amount of server resources.

Powerful Tools Built For Our Clients

Simple and Friendly

Client Area & Control Panel

We have built our own account management software to guarantee an outstanding user experience and efficiency of operations on our platform. All our tools aim for maximum simplicity and efficiency that save you time. They follow the same style guide to ensure a unified and consistent experience.

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Sophisticated

Collaboration Tools

Whether you are an agency building sites or a small business client or blogger, we have made it really easy for you to add experts on your team and manage your workflow. You can use our collaboration tools to have several people work on one site, easily transfer a website to a client, or even resell and manage white-label hosting service.

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Tools for WordPress

Since the large majority of our clients use WordPress, we have invested extra effort into building automations and management solutions for them such as the WordPress Migrator plugin to help transfer sites easily, the WP Starter to get a theme and essential plugins installed, as well as the staging tool that creates a copy of your live site in a sec and more.

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Automatic

Scaling on Cloud

We develop unique technologies that facilitate our clients in building and managing their websites. Start with our in-house developed site control panel and go through a wide range of tools for WordPress and other users such as the WordPress Starter, WP Migrator, the staging tool and more.

Google Cloud Platform

Distributed SSD persistent storage

We are using Google’s SSD persistent storage, which has multiple redundancies. In the rare occasions where the hosting server fails, we can just spin up a new virtual machine on another hosting node in our cloud space and simply attach the distributed storage volume to the new instance, instead of the faulty one, without losing time in backup restores.

State-of-the-art network for faster sites

Google is known for maintaining one of the fastest and most powerful networks, which means that using their service will result in a high speed for our clients’ websites. One can hardly think of another global network that is better connected!

100% Renewable energy match

Our partner matches 100% the energy consumed by their global operations with renewable energy and maintains a commitment to carbon neutrality. Google has been a leader in energy efficiency with their achievements in reducing the compute emissions by improving higher efficiency of data serving and storage and diverting waste.

Ultrafast PHP setup

We have developed a unique PHP implementation that significantly cuts the TTFB (time to first byte) and makes your pages load 30% faster on average. This special PHP setup has lower memory usage and allows the server to process a bigger number of queries faster. People on GrowBig and higher plans can take advantage of the benefits of our unique and faster PHP implementation.

Unique MySQL Setup

One of the most frequent reasons a site might be slow are heavy MySQL queries. That is why we continuously upgrade our MySQL setup to accommodate the evolving needs of database-driven sites. Our latest update resulted in optimization that brought down the number of slow queries between 10 and 20 times!

Powerful Caching Technology

By default, we enable NGINX Direct Delivery for all sites on our servers, which means that certain items, like your images for example, will load faster from the memory of the server. We also run a full-page caching for all applications on our platform, which has proven to speed up sites between 50% and 500%! And ultimately, clients with database-driven sites on GrowBig and higher plans may switch on Memcached service, which further boosts performance.

Quick integration of the latest 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 and compression algorithms like Brotli, HTTP/2, TLS 1.3, OCSP Stapling and QUIC.

SG Optimizer Plugin for Top WordPress Performance

We provide a free all-in-one optimization plugin, the SG Optimizer, which is specifically created for top WordPress performance in our hosting environment. Through it you can also easily improve your site speed by setting the optimal PHP version, switching on the HTTPS option, and using our automated image optimizations, lazy image loading, GZIP compression, CSS&HTML minifications and more.

Smart patches added to our WAF

We secure our servers and your applications with a smart web application firewall. We keep track of application vulnerabilities and continuously patch against exploits in the most popular CMSs and their plugins. We add dozens of new, in-house written 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 server monitoring and administration

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.

Distributed & redundant backups

We have a sophisticated strategy for creating and keeping backups to guarantee maximum data preservation and fast disaster recovery. Each account gets backed up daily and multiple copies are stored in a data center location different from the one hosting the live account. That improves the chances for saving your data and putting it back online, not only due to incidents such as human errors, malware, and hardware failures, but even in case of graver accidents such as fire, natural disaster, power outages and others. Thanks to the distributed backups, we not only keep your data safer, but are also able to restore service much faster when needed.

Read more about our disaster recovery policies here.

SG Security Plugin

Our all-inclusive and free security plugin for WordPress helps you protect your application against common malware, bruteforce and other security issues. It allows you to enable 2 factor authentication, change the login URL, limit logins to certain IPs, delete the default readme.txt, hide your WP version, get a detailed activity login to pinpoint threats and more. You can read more about it here.

Free let’s encrypt ssl

Why do you need an 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. It is mandatory for ecommerce sites and those that gather user data.

Free SSL for all sites hosted on our platform

We partnered and financially supported since its founding the Let’s Encrypt project, which offers free SSL for anyone. With our in-house integration of Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates can be issued and renewed automatically for sites hosted on our platform.

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.

Client Area & Control Panel

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 here.

Tools for WordPress

WordPress Starter Plugin

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.

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.

Smart WordPress Staging

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, GoGeek, and Cloud plans. Read more.

Easy scaling for growing businesses

Add resources with a click and without reboot

You can manually upgrade the RAM, CPU and/or space of your Cloud plan at any time. The extra resources are immediately added without reboot or other downtime associated with this process.

Autoscaling to meet unexpected traffic spikes

You can also set up automatic scaling for the RAM and the CPU of your cloud. Our unique auto-scale option prevents slowness and downtime in the event of unexpected traffic spikes. If turned on, it will add more resources if your current ones are no longer enough. The added amount is pre-defined by you, so you have full control over auto-scale related charges.