A new version of DesktopServer (version 3.6.1) is now available. This version includes fixes for viewing WordPress administration screens that are exhibiting missing stylesheets on Windows (due to compression settings). This release is only necessary for Microsoft Windows users and is optional for Macintosh users running DesktopServer version 3.6.0. Users on Windows and Macintosh with DesktopServer version 3.5.9 and older should upgrade to our latest release to avoid compatibility issues.
We’d like to announce that with our latest release, the 3.5.x series of DesktopServer will be the last to support PowerPC processors on Macintosh systems. Due to some of the architectural changes we will be making in the future, our chosen compiler will no longer support PowerPC and so we must bid it adieu in order to stay on the cutting edge and to continue our ability to improve our product. Current PowerPC users will still get great support for DesktopServer 3.5.X over the next year or remaining duration of your support license, but consider this notice our official End Of Life notice for PowerPC based Macintosh systems. Intel processor based computers will continue to be supported with current and future optimized versions built specifically for Intel on Macintosh and Intel on Windows systems.
As DesktopServer has gained traction and popularity over the past year, the need for more help has grown. That’s why I am really excited to announce the addition of Gregg Franklin and Marc Benzakein to the ServerPress Team. Both Gregg and Marc have extensive experience since the early days of the Internet from running their own ISP company. Both are avid users of WordPress and seasoned developers that create WordPress based solutions. Read more »
A new version of DesktopServer (version 3.5.8) is now available in our downloads section. This version addresses important updates to both our free DesktopServer Limited and DesktopServer Premium version. Version 3.5.8 includes all changes that are present in version 3.5.7.
Backing up is always a good idea but producing a viable backup can be challenging. This is because WordPress stores its posts, pages, and other information in a series of locked database files that can potentially prevent backup software from creating a usable backup. To get around this issue, we strongly recommend using DesktopServer’s native export feature or the manual method for backing up your individual development websites. This creates a portable file that can be archived, shared, or ported to another system. However, this process is best for backing up a single development site. It does not backup your complete DesktopServer installation. This post will describe all of the items needed to backup your complete DesktopServer installation for your computer platform (Windows or Macintosh).