Our sponsor: SiteGround – Managed WordPress hosting that scales with you

SiteGround has over 9 years of experience in the hosting business, and they are as excited about the future of the web this year as they were their first.

Unshaken by the inherent challenges in the hosting industry, SiteGround is committed to providing first-class hosting technology, supported by some of the best customer service in the industry, finely tuned for WordPress — for a very affordable price.

How do they do it? They like to say it’s because of their dedicated staff of world-class developers and support personnel.

I met the SiteGround team in San Francisco, and I was quickly convinced of their dedication to providing great hosting, customer service, and optimizing it all for WordPress.

Their servers, available in 3 different data centers across the world, are optimized for speed and security and they provide many goodies for WordPress fans like us: automatic updates for WordPress Core and plugins, built in WordPress caching for great site speed, a staging tool for coders, and a unique WordPress auto-installer for starting users.

Whew. And it’s all crafted in-house by the SiteGround team.

And of course, if you need domain name registration, email service, and control panel access, they’ve got you covered.

Want to know something else awesome? In addition to being our wonderful Diamond sponsor, SiteGround is also giving away an entire year of free hosting to all WordCamp Birmingham attendees. That’s many times over the price of your ticket in value, all by itself. Is WordCamp feeling like a good decision yet? You’ll see how to get your free year at the event.

We’re incredibly thankful that SiteGround is our Diamond sponsor.