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

W3 Total Cache Performance Review

Test your own site’s performance with Kernl WordPress Load Testing! In the world of WordPress performance, you can’t go far without talking about caching plugins. I’ve personally used several different caching plugins throughout my time as a WordPress developer but have never really took the time to see how the plugins perform under pressure. Until… Continue reading W3 Total Cache Performance Review

Is More RAM or More CPU Better for WordPress Hosting?

Want to performance test your own WordPress site? Try Kernl WordPress Load Testing! Throughout the lifetime of Kernl I’ve always kept an eye out for ways to reduce costs, which means I’ve constantly got an eye on Digital Ocean‘s droplet pricing to see if there are any cost efficiencies to be had. Back in January… Continue reading Is More RAM or More CPU Better for WordPress Hosting?

$5 WordPress VPS Performance Showdown

Want to load test your own WordPress site? Sign up for Kernl now! In the world of affordable WordPress hosting there is an array of different VPS providers to choose from. With so many choices how do you know who to choose? In addition to criteria such as ease of use and support, performance is… Continue reading $5 WordPress VPS Performance Showdown

What’s New With Kernl – February 2019

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… Continue reading What’s New With Kernl – February 2019

Measuring the Performance of WordPress on DigitalOcean Droplets

Earlier this year Kernl launched our WordPress Load Testing offering. Prior to the launch we had been doing a series of blog posts testing the performance of “managed” WordPress providers. In this blog post I’ll test the performance of Digital Ocean’s VPS solutions with a standard LEMP (Linux Nginx MySQL PHP-FPM) installation by scaling it… Continue reading Measuring the Performance of WordPress on DigitalOcean Droplets

Introducing WordPress Load Testing

In November 2018 Kernl launched the closed beta of our new WordPress load testing service. After a lot of changes based on the feedback we received we’re finally bringing WordPress Load Testing out of beta and into general availability. Why Load Test? There are a lot of different reasons to load test. Infrastructure and Hosting – Kernl… Continue reading Introducing WordPress Load Testing

Adventures in Scalable WordPress Hosting: Part 2

Interested in testing your WordPress scalability? Check out the Kernl WordPress Load Testing beta program! In part 1 of this series I explored scaling WordPress using WP Super Cache and by throwing more expensive hardware at the problem. In part 2 of this series we’ll go on adventure in horizontal scalability using load balancers, NFS,… Continue reading Adventures in Scalable WordPress Hosting: Part 2

Adventures in Scalable WordPress Hosting: Part 1

If you follow the Kernl Blog you’ll know that recently I’ve been writing about load testing different managed WordPress cloud providers. Half of the reason for doing this is to shake out any bugs in Kernl’s WordPress load testing platform and the other half is to learn whats out there in terms of managed WordPress… Continue reading Adventures in Scalable WordPress Hosting: Part 1