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SiteGround Hosting Ltd.
Privately held company
IndustryWeb hosting
FoundedMarch 22, 2004; 16 years ago (2004-03-22)[1]
FounderIvo Tzenov
HeadquartersSofia, Bulgaria
Number of employees
500+
Websitewww.siteground.com

SiteGround is a web hosting company founded in 2004 in Sofia, Bulgaria. In most recent data, it reports servicing more than 2,000,000 domains worldwide[2]. It provides shared hosting, cloud hosting and enterprise solutions[3] as well as email hosting and domain registration. In 2019, the company employed over 500 people.[4][better source needed] It has offices in Sofia, Stara Zagora, Madrid and Plovdiv.

History[edit]

SiteGround was founded in 2004 in Sofia by a few university friends.[5] In January 2015, Joomla offered free hosted website solution on Joomla.com in partnership with SiteGround.[6] As of 2017 SiteGround has offices in Sofia, Plovdiv, Stara Zagora and Madrid.[5]

Server infrastructure and setup[edit]

According to the company's website, in May 2020, it had 6 data centers in 6 countries: the United States, the Netherlands, UK, Germany, Australia and Singapore.[7][8] SiteGround runs CentOS, Apache, MySQL, PHP and WHM/cPanel on its servers.[9] 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.[citation needed] SiteGround uses SSD (Solid-state drives) to store data.[10]

Products and services[edit]

SiteGround provides web hosting services for WordPress, Joomla, Magento, Drupal, PrestaShop and WooCommerce websites.[11][12][10] It also has a Weebly connector.[13] SiteGround has a reputation for very good uptime.[14][10]

On July 30th 2019, SiteGround announced the launching of their redesigned user area with a new control panel known as 'Site Tools'. The new system, according to the officials[15], took more than 3 years and over 20 new technical staffs to develop.

Partners[edit]

SiteGround partners with multiple companies such as SingleHop, SoftLayer, CloudFlare,[16] OpenSRS, cPanel, GlobalSign, Softaculous, 1H, Spam Experts,[17], Open Classifieds, and Printful[18].

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.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SiteGround.com WHOIS, DNS, & Domain Info - DomainTools". WHOIS. Retrieved 2016-11-17.
  2. ^ Jerry, Low. "SiteGround Review". HostScore. Retrieved 10 January 2020.
  3. ^ Hosting, SiteGround Web. "Enterprise Hosting - Premium Custom-made Solutions". www.siteground.com. Retrieved 2020-05-19.
  4. ^ "About Siteground". SiteGround. SiteGround. 5 October 2018. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  5. ^ a b Cherkezova, Darina (February 8, 2017). "На гости в офиса на... SiteGround" [Guest visit to Site Ground office]. karieri.bg (in Bulgarian). Retrieved September 1, 2019.
  6. ^ "Joomla! offers FREE hosted website solution on Joomla.com in partnership with SiteGround". Joomla. January 20, 2015. Retrieved September 1, 2019.
  7. ^ "Best Data Centers on Three Continents". SiteGround. 2019. Retrieved September 1, 2019.
  8. ^ Hosting, SiteGround Web (2020-05-18). "Faster CPUs, More Data Centers, Bigger GoGeek Plans". SiteGround Blog. Retrieved 2020-05-19.
  9. ^ Williams, Mike (August 21, 2019). "Best Linux web hosting services of 2019". TechRadar. Retrieved September 1, 2019.
  10. ^ a b c Wilson, Jeffrey L. (January 25, 2019). "SiteGround Web Hosting". PC Magazine. Retrieved September 1, 2019.
  11. ^ Lupold Bair, Amy (2019). Blogging For Dummies (7th ed.). John Wiley & Sons. p. 60. ISBN 978-1-119-58808-5.
  12. ^ Clymo, Rob (July 18, 2019). "The best web hosting services of 2019". techadvisor.co.uk. Retrieved September 1, 2019.
  13. ^ Clymo, Rob (June 24, 2019). "SiteGround review". techadvisor.co.uk. Retrieved September 1, 2019.
  14. ^ Finch, Nathan (May 30, 2019). "Siteground Review". bestwebhostingaustralia.org. Retrieved September 1, 2019.
  15. ^ Reneta, Tsankova. "The Future is Now: Our New Client Area and Site Tools Are Going Live". SiteGround Blog. Retrieved 10 January 2020.
  16. ^ "Cloudflare RailGun Used by SiteGround". TechCrunch. 26 February 2013. Retrieved 1 October 2014.
  17. ^ "Spam Experts SiteGround case study" (PDF). SpamExperts BV. Retrieved 10 Jan 2020.
  18. ^ "Printful launches partnership with SiteGround to help set up WooCommerce stores". Printful. Retrieved 2018-08-20.
  19. ^ Weinberg, Tamar (May 2, 2016). "Tenko Nikolov's 3 tenets have made SiteGround a huge success". hostadvice.com. Retrieved September 1, 2019.

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