Which Cloudways Hosting Provider is Best for WooCommerce?

In the world of WooCommerce hosting there are a lot of options. One of the often recommended hosting services is Cloudways, which makes it very easy to spin up a reasonably performant WooCommerce site. You do still have to make a few choices though, including whether to use DigitalOcean, Vultr, Linode, AWS, or GCP. So… Continue reading Which Cloudways Hosting Provider is Best for WooCommerce?

Using Svelte in WordPress Plugins

Svelte is a relative newcomer to the JavaScript framework ecosystem. It’s incredibly fast to develop in, has great developer ergonomics, and allows you to move very quickly from thought to product. We’re currently in the process of developing a new WordPress plugin, and we’ve been able to integrate Svelte into our admin experience and wanted… Continue reading Using Svelte in WordPress Plugins

What’s New With Kernl – October 2020

Happy (almost) November! It was a very bug-fix and infrastructure heavy month for Kernl, so lets dive in! Features, Bugs, & Infrastructure Redis robust connection handling – We’ve done some resiliency work so that Redis failing will not cause any issues in Kernl. If Redis goes away, all traffic is handled un-cached. Once it comes… Continue reading What’s New With Kernl – October 2020

EasyWP Performance Review

EasyWP Authenticated – 500 Users Requests per Second

Back in 2019 I became aware of a new player in the managed WordPress hosting space: EasyWP by Namecheap. As a Namecheap customer (domain registrar) I was curious about their entry into this market and gave them a try. When I initially did performance tests, the platform was still very new and it showed. But… Continue reading EasyWP Performance Review

What’s New With Kernl – September 2020

Hello! I hope that everyone had a great September. This wasn’t a big feature month for Kernl, but we did fix some bugs and make some minor enhancements. Let’s dive in! Features, Bugs, and Other Improvements Load Testing – The 100th percentile for “final” response time distributions wasn’t being recorded. The reporting position changed in… Continue reading What’s New With Kernl – September 2020

How to Enable Two-Factor Auth (2FA) for WordPress

When running a WordPress site, security should be first and foremost at the front of your mind. One of the best ways to prevent malicious users from accessing your /wp-admin area is enabling two-factor auth (2FA) for WordPress. The easiest way to enable two factor auth for WordPress is the use the Wordfence Security plugin… Continue reading How to Enable Two-Factor Auth (2FA) for WordPress

What’s New With Kernl – August 2020

Hello everyone! It’s been awhile since the last update message, but now that summer is nearly over in the northern hemisphere Kernl will again be receiving regular updates and enhancements. This doesn’t mean that we weren’t busy though! Let’s dig in. New Features License Management Activated Domains – When viewing your license list, you can… Continue reading What’s New With Kernl – August 2020

Hummingbird Cache for WordPress Performance Review

The Hummingbird Cache plugin is one of many different caching plugins available in the WordPress ecosystem. Enabling it will increase your site’s performance significantly, but by how much? In this review we’re going to use Kernl’s WordPress Load Testing tool to push our Hummingbird Cache WordPress installation to it’s limits. Test System Setup As with… Continue reading Hummingbird Cache for WordPress Performance Review