Platform specifications

A technical overview of our service specifications, together with the way the sub-components inter-operate.

Collecting data when an ad blocker is enabled

There’s always a smarter way to get to the destination. Here’s the automated way of collecting specific information about website visitors, such as if an user uses AdBlocker when accessing one of our client’s websites, along with stats comparing the requests with and without the AdBlocker enabled.

Presslabs backup policy

Doing backups is a must these days. This is why here at Presslabs we have a multi-layered backup policy, trying to minimise data loss down to zero in case of any event.

Presslabs Banned Plugins

Plugins solve a lot of wants, but also bring a lot of don’ts. We’ve compiled a list of banned plugins and the reasons we do not recommend using them on the sites we host our Presslabs platform.

Presslabs Cache Specifications

Cache information can be vital to your site performance. This is an overview of our Presslabs cache system, containing information about cache types, cached pages, expiration times, as well as a quick list of parameters we cache & pass to the back-end.

CDN specifications

This section is dedicated to CDN related topics. We have built our own Content Delivery Network, specifically for WordPress sites. Take a quick look to the way our CDN works!

Presslabs Database specifications

MySQL is our go-to database, also known as the default WordPress Database engine. Knowing how to request a database snapshot from our Managed Hosting Dashboard is a must-have.

DNS Specifications

Here you can find details about DNS management and how the DNS failover works. We also use Amazon Route53 for automatic failover and geo serving of the content and we’re ready to tell you all you need to know about it.

File Structure

Here’s our specs wardrobe—how WordPress site files organized at Presslabs, e.g. themes, plugins, uploads, as well as the special location for the files served at the root of the domain.

Geo serving

Master the basics of geo serving and its implementation at Presslabs, on top of Amazon’s highly available DNS service Route 53, and the positive impact it has on your site.

Presslabs Git servers

All the code of all the sites hosted on our Presslabs platform is being stored on our Git servers stack—a pair of servers in sync, with a failover mechanism in case something goes wrong with the primary server. Here’s how it works.

PHP Specifications

Be in the know. Check our PHP specifications that cover various topics of interest, ranging memory & execution time limitations and random script execution, to PHP sessions & PHP debugging, and reporting levels.

Reverse Proxy Setup

Serve traffic from a custom subpath, from your domain.

Presslabs security

Security is major concern for most publishers at the moment, and it always should be. Understand how Presslabs addresses security issues by exploring our platform, the reasons and advantages that have shaped our choices.

Presslabs SEO configurations

Search Engine Optimisation is a significant part of every publisher’s success story. That’s why we have invested time and energy in finding WordPress fixes. Here we exemplify frequent issues that our customers have experienced so far.

Service Specifications

This is an overview of our service specifications which includes email sending, disk usage, bandwidth usage, and support for WordPress Multisite with subfolders only.

Update policy

Security starts with clear terms. On this page you can find an overview of our always-updated policy regarding minor & major core versions, as well as plugins and themes upgrades.

WordPress specific customisations on Presslabs

Change is the only constant—any WordPress site owner knows it, duh! To keep up with WordPress updates, we’re continuously developing adjustments to help our clients make the most of their smart managed hosting experience.