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 highlight of this year was the  release of WordPress 4.7 "Vaughan". This new version features […]

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 than we do. And that includes Santa as well. No, we are not talking about […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 following our success last year in the same benchmark, the news came as "music to […]