Lexington, Kentucky – (The Hosting News) – August 17, 2007 – Web hosting provider, SiteGround, has sponsored several initiatives, designed to promote Open Source projects, including the TextPattern templates competition, the BlogBackupOnline contest, and the 2007 DrupalCon.
For a second year, SiteGround contributed the top prize at the TextPlates competition for TextPattern templates held in July. The contest aims at increasing the popularity of the TextPattern software and to ease the creation of new TextPattern-based blogs by providing more free templates. With the last year’s contributions the number of the free TextPattern themes available at textplates.com is over 60.
SiteGround web hosting is also sponsoring the BlogBackupOnline contest, which provides free backup services for blog websites. The contest initiative is to increase the awareness of the blog users about the value of the back up creation through true-life stories. SiteGround hosts more than 10,000 blogs on its servers and strongly supports the idea of that regular back up creation is extremely important.
SiteGround will also be sponsoring this year DrupalCon held in Barcelona, including developers and designers from all over the world. SiteGround has been providing a special hosting pack for Drupal users since 2003. It has also created many resources, including tutorials and themes, which are publicly available for free use. The sponsorship of the conference once again shows SiteGroundâ€™s commitment to the Drupal community.
SiteGround web hosting has always been a strong supporter of Open Source applications, with a collection of over 100 free themes and templates for the most popular CMS, blog, gallery and forum tools; as well as over 30 tutorials for Open Source applications and a Knowledge base with detailed explanations on more complicated issues.
SiteGround provides web hosting services to customers worldwide, offering resources, customer care and 24/7 technical support. SiteGround was founded in August 2003 by a team of IT professionals and serves more than 20,000 websites. Its servers are located in San Antonio and Houston, Texas, USA. Its data centers are continually monitored and upgraded and secured by its System Administrators. SiteGround has received awards from WebHostingStuff.com, WebHostMagazine.com, mambohostingdirectory, and Joomla Hosting Directory.
For more information about SiteGround, please visit: www.siteground.com.