Introducing Team Management and the Kernl Unlimited Plan

One of the most requested features that Kernl gets is Team Management. Team management can take on a lot of different forms, but for Kernl’s purposes it is the ability to share access via the Kernl interface with multiple people with different sets of credentials. Team Management Starting today you can sign up for the… Continue reading Introducing Team Management and the Kernl Unlimited Plan

WordPress Database Performance Showdown: MySQL vs MariaDB vs Percona

WordPress requires that you use a MySQL compatible database for its database backend. It used to be that you could confidently choose MySQL and go on with life, but in 2019 the choice isn’t quite that simple. With the MySQL, MariaDB, and Percona as the attractive options, how do you know which to choose? Choosing… Continue reading WordPress Database Performance Showdown: MySQL vs MariaDB vs Percona

Load Testing Vultr’s New High Frequency Servers with WordPress

Run your own WordPress Load Tests with Kernl! Back in June Vultr announced the general availability of their new “High Frequency” servers. Reading through the announcement I was intrigued by their claim of using “3+GHZ processors and blazing fast NVMe storage!” and immediately wondered what WordPress performance would look like versus their regular Cloud Compute… Continue reading Load Testing Vultr’s New High Frequency Servers with WordPress

Digital Ocean 30 Hour WordPress Load Test for Reliability and Consistency

Perform your own 30 hour load tests with Kernl! Over the past 5 months I’ve been writing a lot of different articles testing WordPress performance when under heavy load. One of the comments that I often receive is “Yes, but how reliable is the host over time?”. To determine that answer I made some changes… Continue reading Digital Ocean 30 Hour WordPress Load Test for Reliability and Consistency

What’s New With Kernl – April 2019

Lots of great stuff came down the pipeline this month at Kernl, so lets dive in! Features / Bugs / Improvements Share Load Tests – You can now share your load tests publicly! Just click the “share” button that shows up after your load test is completed. Analytics Widget – If you scroll down past… Continue reading What’s New With Kernl – April 2019

Introducing Shareable WordPress Load Test Results

For quite awhile now Kernl has had the ability to throw some serious load at your WordPress site, but never a great way to share the results. Today that changes with the introduction of load test result sharing! Why would I share my load test results? The main use case for sharing your load test… Continue reading Introducing Shareable WordPress Load Test Results

Scaleway WordPress Performance Review

Test your own WordPress performance using Kernl’s WordPress Load Testing Service! Scaleway is a European cloud service that provides an easy to use cloud infrastructure for a reasonable price. If you’ve ever used Digital Ocean they feel a lot like that but with fewer features. For this WordPress performance review I load tested 5 different… Continue reading Scaleway WordPress Performance Review

Vultr Cloud Compute -vs- Dedicated -vs- Bare Metal WordPress Performance

Load test your own WordPress site with Kernl! Getting started is free! In the world of cloud computing there are a lot of different options to choose from. Normally you only need to choose how big your instance will be (2 vCPUs or 4, 2GB RAM or 6), but some cloud compute providers are upping… Continue reading Vultr Cloud Compute -vs- Dedicated -vs- Bare Metal WordPress Performance