07
Dec 2016

WordPress 4.7 "Vaughan" hot off the press!

WordPress 4.7 was just officially released to the public, on the 6th December 2016. This new release is a tribute to American jazz singer Sarah "Sassy" Vaughan; the "Divine voice" according to many critics. This new release key features include the much awaited WordPress REST API, video headers, a new theme (Twenty Seven) aimed for business sites and many more. Updates and Features of WordPress 4.7 This new stable release […]

06
Dec 2016

How the Web works, Part II: What happens when you visit a URL

In the previous post, we’ve talked about how the Web came to be. In this post, we’ll  take a ride and see what happens when you visit a URL with your browser. We’ll also take a look at the  contemporary technologies being used in the Web and how they all fit together. The technologies involved, from the moment you press the Enter button to when you view a web page, are numerous. […]

01
Dec 2016

WordCamp 2016 Athens! Off To A Great Start!

  The first ever WordCamp Athens 2016 took place on the weekend 19-20 of November. It was an amazing experience that brought together people from different backgrounds, sharing a keen interest in WordPress. More than 400 attendees gathered  in the center of Athens, at the spacious and hospitable venue of Technopolis, Gazi. The first day of the event was comprised of an interesting and diverse series of speeches delivered by 20 […]

29
Nov 2016

How the Web works, Part I: History, Hypertext & HTTP

  “Vague but exciting” These were the words that Mike Sendall, Tim Berners Lee’s supervisor, wrote in his proposal regarding a new information management system for CERN. This was back in March 1989, and the world would never be the same again.  The problem he was trying to solve was surprisingly modern judging by today’s standards. The researchers at CERN were dealing with the typical issues that large and complex projects […]

22
Nov 2016

Secure your website with Let's Encrypt!

Let’s Encrypt is an initiative that provides a free and automated way of securing the HTTP traffic of your website. Setting up secure HTTPS was always an involved process, and we're happy to support any effort that makes the whole process simpler and more straightforward for people.  Generally speaking, in order to enable HTTPS on your website, you need to acquire a security certificate from a Certificate Authority (CA). A […]

18
Nov 2016

Get to know your audience with Google Analytics

What is Google Analytics and why is it important? Google Analytics is a very powerful tool provided by Google that enables  you to monitor your website's traffic in a very accurate way. You can  monitor and study useful insights of your website’s traffic from the  Pressidium Portal. But who are the visitors  of your website? Every bit of information about them helps you serve their needs better. With Google Analytics, […]

10
Nov 2016

“Dirty Cow” Linux Kernel Vulnerability (CVE-2016-5195)

A privilege escalation bug in the Linux kernel was recently made public, that has gone unnoticed since 2007! It’s name is derived from the “Copy-on-Write” mechanism that is being exploited. The bug allows a user to gain write access to parts in the memory that  are otherwise read-only, thus increasing their access rights inside the system.  What systems are affected by it ? Since the vulnerability exists in the Linux […]

08
Nov 2016

Power your Pressidium website with PHP7!

We are happy to announce that PHP7 is now also available on our standard plans. Furthermore, all newly created websites are configured to use PHP7 by default. PHP 7.0.0 was first released back in December 3rd, 2015. The announcement stated that this release would mark the start of a new major PHP7 series. We recommend that you get slowly acclimated with PHP7, and start upgrading your website whenever you feel ready. […]