Is there a Geo Blocking feature?

Yes, by hosting your sites on Pressidium platform you can use our Geo Blocking feature to block specific countries by accessing any of your sites. You only need to open a support ticket through our customer portal stating the site(s) and respective countries you want to have blocked.   Blocked visitors will be returned with the following error  

Can I manually upgrade my WordPress core ?

At Pressidium we are responsible for upgrading your WordPress site when a official stable release in announced (major or minor) so you don't need to move a finger. Since, we are doing the updates for you, we have disabled the default WordPress update procedure, which in turn means you cannot run default manual updates. Despite that, if for any reason our upgrade cycle does not fit your needs or you simply […]

Safe WordPress Upgrades

As you already know, part of our Pressidium® Pinnacle Platform managed service includes upgrading your WordPress core when a stable minor or major version is officially released to the public. Our upgrading policy is to push security releases (minor versions) within 24 hours after public announcement and major releases roughly two weeks after their official release. So, how we are actually performing the core upgrade of your WordPress site ? […]

How we handle WordPress core updates

At Pressidium, as part of our management services, we are responsible for updating our customer's WordPress core to the latest possible stable release. As you may already know, it is absolutely essential to maintain an as much as possible up-to-date version of  your WordPress core version to address vulnerabilities and new security issues that may arise. We update your WordPress core on the following schedule : Security releases (or minor […]

Which must-use plugins are pre-installed?

Which must-use plugins are pre-installed?   At Pressidium, each WordPress site is provisioned with a small number of pre-installed plugins (they are called must-use plugins) which cannot be disabled or altered in any way. These plugins do protect your site and in general they optimize your WordPress to work properly in the special Pressidium environment. Currently, we do pre-install the following plugins : Pressidium Plugin - This is our custom […]

What plugins are banned ?

What plugins are banned ? At the time of writing of this very article (which is somewhere in early October 2014) there were more than 30,000 (!!!) WordPress plugins available for download and use on your WordPress site. A very tiny percent of them (around 0.001%) are included in our banned plugin list, which essentially means that you will be unable to install and use them on a WordPress site hosted […]

Can I benchmark / load-test my website hosted on Pressidium?

Yes you can, although you will need to take into consideration a few limitations. Web server benchmarking is a common  way to see the responsiveness of software and the underlying infrastructure  when a website is visited at scale. Common tools used for this are usually ApacheBench, Siege and a few others. These tools are usually used to measure the maximum requests per second a web-server can handle  & the overall latency of […]

Who's ninukisadm user ?

If you noticed a strange user in your WordPress site called "ninukisadm", don't worry. It's a special admin user that it is being used by our support staff to provide support in case of emergency and for general troubleshooting  of your site when you request help. We are also  constantly changing, as a matter of fact every few minutes,  the password of this special user with a new randomly generated […]