16
Dec 2016

How email works

  The concept of electronic mail is older than the concept of Internet or ARPANET itself,  as it made its first appearance in the 1960s. Electronic mail is a technology used by people to exchange digital messages across a network. It is asynchronous, in the sense that users need not be online all the time in order to communicate. Each user has a mailbox, hosted in an SMTP mail server, which […]

14
Dec 2016

How DNS works

Computers communicate over the Internet using an addressing scheme called IP. An IP address, is a unique string of numbers, separated by full stops. However, humans tend to be terrible at remembering long strings of numbers. So, in order to make access to computers easier, a phone book of sorts was needed. A phone book that would map computer names to IP addresses; so that humans and software could easily connect […]

08
Dec 2016

Announcing Full Support for WordPress 4.7

  We are happy to announce that as of today, the Pressidium® Pinnacle Platform, offering the world's most Reliable & Secure WordPress Hosting, is now officially supporting the new stable release of WordPress 4.7, which was released to the public in December 2017. WordPress 4.7 has passed all our internal performance, stability and security testing & benchmarking, so we are happy to release it on our platform. As of today, all […]

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 […]