SiteGround

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SiteGround Hosting Ltd.
Privately held company
Industry Web hosting
Founded March 22, 2004; 14 years ago (2004-03-22)[1]
Headquarters Sofia, Bulgaria[2]
Number of employees
500+
Website www.siteground.com

SiteGround is a web hosting company founded in 2004 by a few university friends. In most recent data, it reports servicing more than 1,700,000 domains worldwide. It provides shared hosting, cloud hosting and dedicated servers as well as email hosting and domain registration. Currently, the company employs over 400 people.[3]

Server infrastructure and setup[edit]

SiteGround has data centers in 4 countries: the United States,[4] the Netherlands,[5] UK,[6] and Singapore. SiteGround runs CentOS, Apache, MySQL, PHP and WHM/cPanel on its servers. The company has developed software solutions for account isolation, monitoring and reaction, and speed-optimization, sold under the 1H brand and used by other Linux hosting companies.[7]

SiteGround uses SSD (Solid State Drives) to store data.[8]

Involvement in open-source communities[edit]

SiteGround works with open source communities such as Joomla,[9][10] WordPress,.[11][12][13] Magento, and others. It provides custom server and application solutions for many open source applications, offers a collection of free tutorials and templates for many applications, and organizes educational webinars on different topics.[14] It has also been a sponsor of WordCamp Europe since 2013.[15]

Datacenters[edit]

SiteGround has data-centers in 4 locations around the world:[16]

  • Chicago, US
  • London, UK
  • Amsterdam, NL
  • Singapore, SG

Partners[edit]

SiteGround partners with multiple companies such as SingleHop, SoftLayer, CloudFlare,[17] OpenSRS, cPanel, GlobalSign, Softaculous, 1H, Spam Experts,[18], Open Classifieds, and Printful[19].

Kyup[edit]

In 2014 part of the SiteGround team began working on Kyup, a side-project that would allow the company to focus on the more technically-oriented markets of developers and devops.[20]

Internet freedom[edit]

SiteGround has publicly spoken against the PIPA and SOPA legislation.[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SiteGround.com WHOIS, DNS, & Domain Info - DomainTools". WHOIS. Retrieved 2016-11-17.
  2. ^ https://www.besthostnews.com/a-look-at-the-siteground-office-interior-design/
  3. ^ "About Siteground". SiteGround. SiteGround. 5 October 2018. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Server Locations on Three Continents".
  5. ^ Lily. "Hello Europe! Our first server location outside the US is now a fact". SiteGround. Retrieved 13 May 2014.
  6. ^ "Our Second European Datacenter is Now Live in London". 20 November 2015.
  7. ^ "About Us". 1h. Retrieved 6 October 2014.
  8. ^ Hosting, SiteGround Web. "SiteGround Speed Technology". www.siteground.com. Retrieved 2018-10-05.
  9. ^ "Main Sponsor: SiteGround". joomla.org. Retrieved 13 May 2014.
  10. ^ SiteGround Sponsors Joomla Day Chicago 2012 Archived March 29, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
  11. ^ "Thank You Siteground!". WordPress.org. Retrieved 13 May 2014.
  12. ^ "A Big Thanks to InMotion Hosting and SiteGround, Our Buena Vista Park Sponsors!". wordcamp.org. Retrieved 13 May 2014.
  13. ^ "welcome hosting company siteground as a commercial sponsor". PressNomics.com. Retrieved 13 May 2014.
  14. ^ Pearce, Richard. "Webinar: How to Speed up Your Joomla Site". BuildaJoomlaWebsite.com. Retrieved 13 May 2014.
  15. ^ "SiteGround – WordCamp Europe 2018". 2018.europe.wordcamp.org. Retrieved 2018-08-20.
  16. ^ "SiteGround Data Centers".
  17. ^ "Cloudflare RailGun Used by SiteGround". TechCrunch. 26 February 2013. Retrieved 1 October 2014.
  18. ^ "SPAMEXPERTS EXPANDS ITS CLIENT BASE BY ADDING SITEGROUND TO IT". SpamExperts BV. Retrieved 13 May 2014.
  19. ^ "Printful launches partnership with SiteGround to help set up WooCommerce stores". Printful. Retrieved 2018-08-20.
  20. ^ "Tenko Nikolov’s 3 tenets have made SiteGround a huge success | HostAdvice". HostAdvice. Retrieved 2017-09-25.
  21. ^ Justin Lee. "Web Host SiteGround Launches Anti-SOPA, PIPA Campaign". Retrieved 1 October 2014.

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