14 Feb

2014

My SiteGround

lili
SiteGround is turning 10 in March. That is why I will ask some of the people that have been working for most of these years at the company to share their personal top SiteGround achievements/ events/ experiences/ initiatives/ projects/ etc. They will be posted here in the blog in the following weeks. To pave the way I share below my own personal SiteGround top 7:

  1. The SiteGround name

    Choosing the name was great fun. We made an internal game. Each of us wrote down his/her suggestions and then each person voted for the one s/he liked best. SiteGround, which was one of my suggestions, won the vote over a fierce competition including suggestions like rambohosting.com and godzillahosting.com.

  2. The first team building

    This was the time, when the company was no longer just few close friends from college. We had grown, and it was great to see other people getting inspired by the same idea, sharing the same values and having great fun together.

  3. The learning

    Each day I learn something new from the people I work with. I also hope that each day another SiteGrounder learns something new from me.

  4. Coming back from the maternity leave

    How could you not love a company, that lets you dedicate fully a year and a half to your child and then come back as if you have left yesterday!

  5. The 1H project

    1h.com was the big project I was involved with right after my maternity leave. It made me realize how much SiteGround’s approach to web hosting technology had evolved, and how much better it actually was than what other companies were doing at the time.

  6. JoomlaDays and WordCamps

    I guess this was one of the best things we have started in the last 3 years. Sponsoring and visiting JoomlaDays and WordCamps is inspiring, enriching, exciting, rewarding and the right thing to do from any perspective.

  7. The rebranding last year

    It was not about having a new site and logo. It was about telling the SiteGround story right. And I think we made a great job with that.

Author: Lilyana Yakimova

Marketing Director

I have been with SiteGround since it was born and it has always amazed me to watch this company grow and develop its unique personality. My rewarding and challenging job is to help SiteGround communicate its strengths in the best way possible, learn from its mistakes and become a better person, oops, I meant a better brand!

Comments (15):

  1. Fred says:

    You should have named it sitesupport.com.
    I have never seen a more responsive and more competent support staff and I’ve been in IT for almost 30 years. I recommend you buy them lunch! :)

    • Stephen says:

      I’m just reviewing siteground to get my 1st website going and can’t agree more with Fred. I don’t know whats behind the word siteground but is has no special meaning to a newbie like me looking for my 1st site. But Sitesupport says it all and wants me know more about such a company. I read once from a business pro that one’s name should reflect what you do so people will find out more and then remember it.

      Since support is one of the main things that sets you apart from the other guys, why was site ground chosen? Good day

  2. George Kattapuram says:

    I could not agree more, Siteground.com provide the best hosting services available and the planet. Their support guys are the most responsive and knowledgeable, I wish other companies would learn from these guy.

  3. Web-Pepper says:

    Congratulations Sitegound!

    Indeed the best hosting services available and the planet, Crafted With Care, unique!

    Just keep up the great job you all are doing at SG!

  4. Kara says:

    I have never worked on a website before and kind of got thrown into it at work, so far Siteground has been great! Thank you!

  5. Jim Krenz says:

    Thank you for sponsoring WordCamps. I heard of SiteGround because of a sponsorship.

  6. Donna Fontenot says:

    My SiteGround haiku
    Thinks maternity leave rocks!
    A year and a half!

  7. Kirov2k7 says:

    Been a client for almost 5 years now, very happy that I switched to SiteGround! Happy 10th anniversary and more power!

  8. Joseph says:

    Just out of curiosity, would you please explain us why did you name “SiteGround”? :-)

    • Lily says:

      The idea was that this is the ground on which you build your website. Our first tagline back in the days was: solid ground for your website :)

  9. nick says:

    I just want the backpack :P

    PS: But you guys are great anyways ;)

  10. Shawn says:

    I am also curious about the background of the name, but I must agree with everyone. I have been a client for 2 years, when another hosting company almost lost my site. Never gone back and don’t plan to. Happy Anniversary!

  11. Zac says:

    That’s cool, I hadn’t seen 1h.com before. Was great meeting you at WordCamp :)

  12. jamie says:

    Siteground was the first and only hosting service I have ever been with. I built my website by learning on my own and nonstop research. Every time I ran into a technical problem that relates to a feature on Siteground and my website, I was able to solve it straight away with the live chat feature. The customer support is so knowledgeable and responsive and I love the new look that they did to their site. I always recommend Siteground to friends or people looking to make a website because they have great promotions and packages and are just superior to any other popular web hosts out here.

  13. JG Bezuidenhout says:

    This is very cool. And we think Site ground is amazing. Keep it up guys.