WordCamp Welcome from Gold Sponsor – SiteGround

We couldn’t have started 2014 better!

Happy 2014! The New Year couldn’t have started better for us! We at SiteGround are extremely proud to kick off 2014 with WordCamp Phoenix. As Gold Sponsors of the event, we finished 2013 eagerly preparing materials and giveaways for this fantastic gathering and look forward to January 17-19 to meet great WordPress folks and have fun together.

As of the last two years, we have been actively attending, sponsoring, and speaking at WordCamps, and we like talking to customers at these events. We believe these are the best places where we can find out what we do well and what we need to do better. So if you are going to WordCamp Phoenix 2014 (why would you miss it anyways), we sure hope you’ll stop by and have a chat! You can’t miss us – we have large colorful circles on our stand and lots of cool swag at the booth.

SiteGround is a web hosting company servicing more than 300,000 domains, a large percentage of which work with WordPress. As huge fans of the open source software, our involvement with WordPress started long ago when it was just a new blog tool that quickly became hot. Over the last few years, we watched with admiration how from just a handful of people who were using it on our servers – now there are tens of thousands of people working with it. The more of our clients chose WordPress, the more dedicated we became to supporting that software. Now we have an array of tools whose development went through with the purpose of creating convenience for our WordPress users.

SiteGround WordPress hosting now gives users the flexibility of a typical host and the convenience of a managed WordPress provider. On our servers, users could use any plugin or theme they like, have access to their account via FTP and SSH, while at the same time WordPress gets autoupdated by SiteGround together with all extensions added from the official repository.

Besides the server setup we maintain, we developed a caching solution for WordPress with static, dynamic and memcached included, to boost website performance. In terms of security, we have applied unique, in-house security solutions. For example, we were among the first to stop a huge brute-force attack that WordPress users suffered through in 2013, thanks to a combination of rules we added to our server software. And none of these solutions included stopping your login access to the admin area!

One more thing worth mentioning is that Siteground cares about user experience and to that end we develop tools like our Staging tool and integrated GIT, which allows users to work with WordPress conveniently. We also have a password manager for the WP admin that could be accessed from our cPanel, and offer free website migration to new clients.

And finally, we have lots of surprises for all attendees at WordCamp Phoenix, and we can’t wait to meet you all!