Why SiteGround is #1 WordPress Hosting?
SiteGround worked hard on multiple projects that extend and improve the tools they offer, enhance the performance of all websites on their platform, and block millions of security threats daily so that they never reach your sites. Judging by the outstanding 98% client satisfaction in their end-of-year survey, their efforts did not go unnoticed. Here are some of the highlights of the things SiteGround launched that helped to get your high mark.
SiteGround’s WordPress Starter
It’s insanely easy to build a real, functional; site with SiteGround’s WordPress Starter.
Site Ground’s WordPress Starter plugin makes the process of launching a fully-functional site a lot easier and faster. Quickly choose a theme and add important functional plugins, all of which get automatically installed on your site. In the short period of nearly three months since the release, the Starter plugin has been used to create 30,455 new sites!
It made your WordPress Sites even faster!
With the new version of SG Optimizer plugin, an all-inclusive performance solution is introduced for your WordPress sites. With its powerful caching capabilities and new front-end and image optimization features, it optimizes the performance of your site to the point that many sites experienced between 20% and 500% speed increase!
SiteGround’s WordPress Migrator
SiteGround developed a new tool — the WordPress Migrator that lets you transfer as many WP installations to SiteGround as you wish in just a few clicks and with no technical skills required! The migration is seamless and runs in the background. SiteGround has seen 3TB of data and 15,000+ sites migrated in the last five months without any hassle!
Anti-Bot AI Solution
SiteGround secures your sites better than ever, stopping millions of threats each day!
This year, SiteGround has been hard at work keeping your sites secured. They responded to three times more threats compared to last year in a way that you probably didn’t even notice. Statistically, they:
- Wrote 250 new custom firewall rules
- Added 125 livepatch kernel modules
- Mitigated 186 DDOS attacks
- Stopped 7 million brute-force attacks
- Stopped 160 million bad bot requests towards clients’ sites each day with their anti-bot AI solution
Free Encrypt Wildcard SSL
SiteGround gave Free Let’s Encrypt Wildcard SSL for your site and subdomains.
They made protecting the sensitive personal data on your main site and all its subdomains easier too. The FREE Encrypt Wildcard SSL certificates can be enabled with a few clicks. Even though there were challenges with the automatic renewal of this considerable volume of Let’s Encrypt certificates, in the end, they managed to streamline the process and fix all SSL-related issues for our clients.
Smooth Transition to WordPress 5.0
SiteGround went the extra mile to ensure a smooth transfer to Gutenberg.
The WordPress 5.0 version brought new key features, notably the Gutenberg editor which sparked a lot of buzz and some fears. SiteGround went the extra mile to make the transition to Gutenberg smooth and risk-free for our users. We closely monitored the results of the update and installed the previous Classic Editor plugin as an option, so you can have the flexibility to choose which one to use at any moment.