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Jul
2015

Critical WordPress 4.2.3 Security Release

Today saw the release of the new WordPress 4.2.3 update, addressing critical security issues that can be potentially damaging to many WordPress sites. The critical cross-site vulnerability which was first reported by Jon Cave (part of the WordPress Security Team), had the potential to allow anonymous users to compromise a site.   The full details […]

Jul
2015

6 Reasons Why WooCommerce And Pressidium Is A Match Made In Heaven

WooCommerce is one of the most popular ways to sell products and services from a WordPress website. Thousands of sites use the free plugin as the basis of their eCommerce business. Clothing retailers, home accessory stores and even WordPress Theme vendors are just a small portion of the clientele. However with such a prestigious list […]

Jun
2015

The Brave New World Of Optimized Website Delivery

“Most men and women will grow up to love their servitude and will never dream of revolution.” – Aldous Huxley – A Brave New World   Website Optimization is a term bandied about quite liberally in the world of Hosting, Development and Design. It works on the premise that your site should be given a […]

Jun
2015

Database Service Disruption

RESOLVED   2015-JUNE-23 19:01 UTC (RESOLVED) All nodes have now been recovered and we are monitoring as the situation stabilizes. A post mortem with root-cause analysis will be sent to affected users over the following days.   2015-JUNE-23 18:40 UTC (UPDATE) While our systems engineering team are working on a solution to this issue, slowdowns […]

Jun
2015

How Does Pressidium Provide Reliability & Uptime?

You’ve seen them. They’re all over the web. Big, bright, flashy banners that make wild and elaborate promises. It’s only when you’ve bought into the promise, that you realize it’s nothing more than a myth, a ploy to part you with your cash. Of course I’m talking about web hosting and the wild claims of […]

May
2015

How Does Pressidium Help Me Manage WordPress Installs?

Manage WordPress Effortlessly   Managing a WordPress website isn’t always easy. There are plugins and themes to update, core WordPress files to upgrade, development to carry out and backups to keep safe and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Imagine that scenario times 10, or 20, or 100. This is the reality of many a […]

May
2015

Backing Up Your WordPress Site: The Pressidium Approach

Backing Up Your WordPress Website   Having regular backups of your website is important for the safety of your content. It’s something that’s drummed into us in articles across the web, in the courses we take and the how-to posts we consume on a daily basis. For anyone working regularly in the web design and […]

May
2015

Database Service Disruption

RESOLVED 2015-MAY-15 08:01UTC (RESOLVED) Our systems engineering team has completed a post mortem / root-cause analysis. The conclusion is that our C2 MySQL Cluster detected multiple conflicting transactions and automatically shutdown in order to avoid a split-brain situation which would result in data loss. This is a “by design” fail-safe feature built-in to all master – […]

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