SiteGround is a web hosting company, founded in 2004 in Sofia, Bulgaria. As of January 2020, it provides hosting for about 2,000,000 domains worldwide.[citation needed] It provides shared hosting, cloud hosting, enterprise solutions,[2] email hosting, and domain registration. In 2019, the company employed about 500 people.[3][better source needed] It has offices in Sofia, Plovdiv, Stara Zagora and Madrid.[4]

SiteGround Hosting Ltd.
TypePrivately held company
IndustryWeb hosting
FoundedMarch 22, 2004; 18 years ago (2004-03-22)[1]
FounderIvo Tzenov
HeadquartersSofia, Bulgaria
Number of employees
600+
Websitewww.siteground.com

HistoryEdit

SiteGround was founded in 2004 in Sofia by a few university friends.[4] In January 2015, Joomla partnered with SiteGround to offer free websites hosted on Joomla.com.[5]

Server infrastructure and setupEdit

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.[6][7] SiteGround runs CentOS, Apache, Nginx, MySQL, PHP, WHM and its in-house developed control panel – Site Tools on its servers.[8][9] SiteGround uses solid-state drives to store data.[10]

Products and servicesEdit

SiteGround provides web hosting services for WordPress, Joomla, Magento, Drupal, PrestaShop and WooCommerce websites.[11][12][10] It also has a Weebly connector.[13] A September 18, 2020, review by PCMag.com praised SiteGround for their strong uptime and customer support, but rated them 3.5/5 overall, before major price increases in 2021 and 2022. [10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "SiteGround.com WHOIS, DNS, & Domain Info - DomainTools". WHOIS. Retrieved 2016-11-17.
  2. ^ Hosting, SiteGround Web. "Enterprise Hosting - Premium Custom-made Solutions". www.siteground.com. Retrieved 2020-05-19.
  3. ^ "About Siteground". SiteGround. SiteGround. 5 October 2018. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ "Joomla! offers FREE hosted website solution on Joomla.com in partnership with SiteGround". Joomla. January 20, 2015. Retrieved September 1, 2019.
  6. ^ "Best Data Centers on Three Continents". SiteGround. 2019. Retrieved September 1, 2019.
  7. ^ Hosting, SiteGround Web (2020-05-18). "Faster CPUs, More Data Centers, Bigger GoGeek Plans". SiteGround Blog. Retrieved 2020-05-19.
  8. ^ Williams, Mike (August 21, 2019). "Best Linux web hosting services of 2019". TechRadar. Retrieved September 1, 2019.
  9. ^ "No More cPanel: Exploring SiteGround's 'Site Tools' Control Panel • GigaPress". GigaPress. 2021-07-27. Retrieved 2021-11-16.
  10. ^ a b c Wilson, Jeffrey L. (January 25, 2019). "SiteGround Web Hosting". PC Magazine. Retrieved January 3, 2021.
  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.

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