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Privately held company
Industry Web hosting
Founded March 22, 2004; 13 years ago (2004-03-22)[1]
Headquarters Sofia, Bulgaria[2]
Number of employees

SiteGround is a web hosting company founded in 2004 and servicing more than 500,000 domains worldwide. It provides shared hosting, cloud hosting and dedicated servers. Currently, the company employs over 400 people.[3]

Server infrastructure and setup[edit]

SiteGround has data centers in 5 countries, the United States,[4] the Netherlands,[5] UK,[6] Milan 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] Their in-house built SuperCacher provide users to boost their website speed and with the help LXC technology, they managed to build cutting edge server technology to deliver maximum server uptime.

In 2008, the company introduced the best account isolation protocol which protect each and every single account on a shared server. Before that, it was impossible and now the same system to isolate shared hosting account is commonly used by many web hosts.

SiteGround uses SSD (Solid State Drives) to store data that is why their servers are way faster than any other shared hosting service.

Involvement in open-source communities[edit]

SiteGround works with open source communities such as Joomla,[8][9] WordPress,.[10][11][12] 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.[13]


SiteGround has data-centers in 5 different locations:[14]

  • Chicago, USA
  • London, UK
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Milan, Italy
  • Singapore


SiteGround partners with multiple companies such as SingleHop, SoftLayer, CloudFlare,[15] OpenSRS, cPanel, GlobalSign, Softaculous, 1H, Spam Experts,[16] and Open Classifieds.

Internet freedom[edit]

SiteGround has publicly spoken against the PIPA and SOPA legislation.[17]


  1. ^ " WHOIS, DNS, & Domain Info - DomainTools". WHOIS. Retrieved 2016-11-17. 
  2. ^
  3. ^ "The SiteGround People". SiteGround. Retrieved 11 April 2017. 
  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. ^ "Main Sponsor: SiteGround". Retrieved 13 May 2014. 
  9. ^ SiteGround Sponsors Joomla Day Chicago 2012 Archived March 29, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ "Thank You Siteground!". Retrieved 13 May 2014. 
  11. ^ "A Big Thanks to InMotion Hosting and SiteGround, Our Buena Vista Park Sponsors!". Retrieved 13 May 2014. 
  12. ^ "welcome hosting company siteground as a commercial sponsor.". Retrieved 13 May 2014. 
  13. ^ Pearce, Richard. "Webinar: How to Speed up Your Joomla Site". Retrieved 13 May 2014. 
  14. ^ "Siteground Vs Bluehost - Comparing two of the biggest web hosting provider". Retrieved 1 August 2016. 
  15. ^ "Cloudflare RailGun Used by SiteGround". TechCrunch. 26 February 2013. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  17. ^ Justin Lee. "Web Host SiteGround Launches Anti-SOPA, PIPA Campaign". Retrieved 1 October 2014. 

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