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Dec
2016

2016: Highlights and This One Important Thing

2016 as you would probably not doubt, was a very intense year, to say the least. Our company kept on growing fast while many exciting things were happening in WordPress. At the same time, the rest of the world was seemingly going mad. Let’s start with the world of WordPress. WordPress 2016 Highlights Undoubtedly, the […]

Dec
2016

The Travelling Santa Problem

  Christmas time is here and all of us, in Pressidium, have been working fervently behind the scenes to keep everything humming. At times,when we grow despondent (perhaps a little bit grumpy) we remind ourselves of all the things we are grateful for. We also remind ourselves that some others have it way more difficult […]

Dec
2016

Transferring files: the difference between FTP and SFTP.

  The concept of file transferring in computer networks is probably as old as email itself,  if not older. There are many ways and protocols used for file transferring and as technologies have evolved over the years, so has the process of file transferring. One file transfer protocol, which became a standard, is FTP (File Transfer […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 & […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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