February was a pretty busy month for Kernl! We had a lot of great tweaks to load testing, a few customer feature improvements, and some infrastructure work. Lets get started!
Features & Bugs
- Multi-Region Load Tests – You can now select multiple regions for your WordPress load tests! Instead of having all traffic come from a single region you can have it evenly distributed across all the available regions. This is useful for testing if you have a global audience.
- Load Testing Enters General Availability – Kernl’s WordPress load testing is now available for all customers.
- Delete Load Tests – You are now able to delete your load tests.
- License Max Version Bug – A customer brought to our attention that the “max_version” field behavior wasn’t quite right. This has been resolved.
- Customer Card Expiration Cron Job Bug – We recently discovered that the cron job that checks to see if a customer has paid their invoice was broken. This was going on for about 5 months, so some of you may have received you Kernl subscription for free during that time period. 😉
- Multiple License Domains – If you use our license management system and restrict via domains, you can now enter multiple domains on a per-license basis. This is useful if you want to use the same license for local, staging, and production.
- License Management UI Updates – We’ve simplified the list view in license management by removing some columns that were cluttering the screen. We’ve also lined up the action buttons better and will now notify you in the plugin/theme detail pages if you have license management enabled but no licenses associated with your product.
- The Kernl Analytics server was re-sized to be smaller. It was way over allocated.
- Load testing was moved to a Kernl sub-domain. Prior to this it had a top-level domain.
- Load testing servers that don’t come up after 3 minutes are removed from the load testing pool.
- Session handling (for OAuth) has been moved to cookies. Prior to this we stored sessions in Redis.
- We have removed our dependency on the ‘Q’ promise package on the Node.js app servers.
- Measuring the Performance of WordPress on Different Digital Ocean Droplet Levels – In this blog post we load tested lots of different Digital Ocean droplets to see what the best “bang for your buck” is.
Thats it for this month!