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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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Do you provide SSL certificates?

No, currently Pressidium does not offer and sell SSL certificates, although we fully support SSL enabled websites. Have a look at this article regarding enabling SSL for your website As always if you need any assistance regarding SSL or any other issue please feel free to contact support and we will be more than happy […]

Do you support SSL?

Yes! we fully support SSL enabled websites. However we do not issue certificates, so you’ll need to buy your certificate from any third-party and install it on our servers. How to enable SSL for a Pressidium website? You first need to purchase a certificate from a third-party provider. The Certificate Provider  will ask for a CSR, […]

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