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Pressidium® news and stories about fast, scalable and secure premium managed WordPress hosting.

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. […]

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 […]

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? […]

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 […]

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 […]

Oct
2016

Pressidium Awarded Top-Tier WordPress Performer for 2016

  Pressidium Awarded Top Tier WordPress Hosting Performance 2016 We’re proud to announce that for the second year in a row, Pressidium has been awarded Top Tier WordPress Hosting Performer in the industry’s well known WordPress hosting benchmark performed by Review Signal for 2016. This is the highest level performance award any host can aspire to achieve and […]

Sep
2016

Announcing the Global Launch of New Pressidium Data Center Regions

  Global Launch of New Pressidium Data Center Regions   After months of rigorous testing, we are very excited to announce the opening of two new data centers, serving the regions of North America and Oceania – Asia Pacific. Both data centers (including our flagship European data center in the UK) received a 200Gbps backhaul […]

Aug
2016

Announcing Full Support for WordPress 4.6

Pressidium® Pinnacle Platform Now Runs WordPress 4.6 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 4.6, which was released to the public in August 2016. After rigorous testing in our lab, […]

Aug
2016

WordPress 4.6 'Pepper' is here!

WordPress 4.6 “Pepper” is here ! On the 16th of August 2016, WordPress 4.6 was officially released to the public. This new release, which is named “Pepper” in honour of jazz baritone saxophonist Park Frederick “Pepper” Adams III, has landed on our dashboards with a variety of new features and functions, aiming to let you “focus […]

Apr
2016

Announcing Full Support for WordPress 4.5

Pressidium® Pinnacle Platform Now Runs WordPress 4.5 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 4.5, which was released to the public in April 2016. After rigorous testing in our lab, […]

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