20 Jun

2012

We are already in Singapore!

Asia & Australia“Hey Lily, we’ve moved to Singapore!” I got this message few days ago on FaceBook from one of my college mates, who had just left Washington DC for a fresh start in Asia. Knowing what we were working on the last few weeks, I was tempted to answer: “We are already there too!”. I just imagined how she would read my reply several times, trying to figure out what was going on, knowing me as a person, who had never considered a relocation. The truth is that I haven’t packed for a new home, as I really love mine. However, SiteGround has added a new data center location and we now have servers in Singapore too!

Why Singapore?

After we have provided the benefit of a geographically closer server to our European users and received some great feedback about the increased website loading speeds, the time has come to address the needs of the next two biggest groups of SiteGround customer: the people from India and Australia. The two countries come in top positions in our lists both in number of existing customers and in amount of traffic they send to our website. Additionally, there are several more countries from the Asia-Pacific region like Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, etc. that stand out as having a good potential for using SiteGround services. So to offer all these people the same loading speed our USA and European customers enjoy we started to look for our next server location.

The geographical position of Singapore, being in the middle between India and Australia, was a good staring point. However, what really made our choice even easier was the fact that our long time partner SoftLayer has already set facilities there. So with this great geographical location and the quality data center we know we can count on, we searched no more: our servers in Singapore are already setup and are welcoming their first users from the Asia-Pacific region.

The hosting services currently available on our Singapore servers include Standard Shared plan, Shared PLUS plan and the Reseller Package. Additionally, all the extra services we provide like SSL, dedicated IP, daily backup, etc. will also be available in the new location. And one more thing: unlike other prices, which my just-arrived-in-Singapore friend described as amazingly high, SiteGround web hosting prices will be as low as they are in the USA and Europe!

Eager to try Singapore for yourself? You can choose this location on the order page during the sign up process and relocate your existing accounts from the user and reseller areas.

Lilyana Yakimova
Marketing Manager

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 (12):

  1. Bhavesh Gudhka says:

    Wow. I was looking for very reliable host like siteground near India and you are there. I was planning to switch now I will not. I want to move my sites to your new data center. How do I do that?

  2. Nathan Prugh says:

    one thing.. if you all relocate or purchase accounts to/in singapore, the government there has laws they can censor/fine or jail you depending on the content like if you have blogs with f*** or other swear words for example.. they will take action on it…

    no freedom of speech!!!

    also they will censor anything they want also…

    • Hristo says:

      You can be sure that we will not just take any action against a website on our servers if it does not violate our TOS or if there is no official authority request. If any issue is reported by the local Singapore authorities, we will investigate the case in details and will offer the best solution available.

  3. thankgodforchewinggumban says:

    Nathan … you are funny. Uncouth people writes such things … i wish they are locked up and sent to where you live. unfortunately there are lots of Singaporeans saying such nasty things … and they are not taken down even in our “gov” linked news websites

    from a singaporean.

  4. Tuyen Dinh says:

    Hi,

    That’s a good new. I want to use host with data center at Singapore to run file hosting site. Can I use to host file with size > 24mb? about 200MB upload file size.

    • Hristo says:

      Hi Tuyen,

      The 24mb file upload size limit is only for uploads via PHP forms. You can host much larger files on your account with us, simply upload them via FTP :)

  5. Hoang Anh says:

    Good news!
    Singapore is a good country,
    We’ve hoped this for long time.

  6. Quang says:

    Can you provide any example websites currently hosted in Singapore? Thanks!

  7. Lily says:

    If you need to test the speed and connectivity to the DataCenter I suggest you use the SoftLayer speedtest app.

    You can also use the following info:

    Speed Test:

    Ping/Trace Route For IP: 216.12.196.114

    This a the IP of a server based in the Singapore Data Center.

  8. retchiel says:

    We forgot the administrators password and email password of president@lifestylevacation.co

    • Marina says:

      Hello Retchiel, could you please contact our Customer Care via phone, chat or email, so we can assist you further?
      Phone: 1.866.605.2484
      Chat: https://newchat.siteground.com/hcl/live/main.php
      Email: sales (at) siteground.com

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