WordPress Site Health by Kernl

After 5 months of development and 2 months of closed beta, we are happy to announce the public availability of Kernl’s WordPress Site Health service.

Kernl WordPress Site Health screenshot

What is it?

Kernl’s WordPress Site Health service allows you to understand changes in your site’s health. But what does that mean? We monitor your response times, time to first byte (TTFB), Google Lighthouse scores, plugin changes (added, updated, or deleted), as well as CPU, disk, and memory usage.

Using the data above, you can see when the health of your site started to degrade and why. Maybe it was when a plugin got updated or installed? Perhaps you started to run out of memory? With Kernl’s WordPress Site Health you can figure this out at a glance.

WordPress plugin changes and lighthouse scores

Common Use Cases

While this tool is not a monitoring service, the value it can provide to you and your customers is immense.

  • Identify the source of performance regressions – The data gathered by our WordPress Site Health service makes it easy to identify the source of performance regressions. Because we capture machine-level information (CPU, Memory, Disk) and when plugins were added/updated/removed, it’s easy to draw a line between response time or TTFB increases and changes in your WordPress site & host.
  • Monitor changes in Google Lighthouse scores – Google Lighthouse is a series of tests against your site that checks for modern web best practices. Kernl runs Lighthouse against your site once per day and graphs the results. If you see a score go down, you can look at the other data we gather to try and tie it back to a change in your site.

WordPress Site Health Pricing & Limits

Kernl’s WordPress Site Health is included in every Kernl plan. The only thing that changes are the number of sites you can add and the check frequency.

Plan# of SiteCheck Frequency
Solo210 minutes
Agency105 minutes
UnlimitedUnlimited1 minute

Sign Up Now

You can sign up now for free. Kernl comes with a 30 day free trial and no credit card is required.