What’s New With Kernl – February 2021

February was a busy month for Kernl that focused on fixing some long-standing bugs, infrastructure upgrades, and a few behavior changes. Let’s dive in! Bugs, Performance, and Infrastructure RoboSwarm & Kernl Load Testing Upgrades – RoboSwarm and Kernl WordPress load testing have been updated to use the latest version of Locust, Python, and Ubuntu when… Continue reading What’s New With Kernl – February 2021

Vultr WooCommerce Showdown – Cloud or High Frequency?

So you’ve decided to host your WooCommerce site on Vultr. Great! You could be hosting through Cloudways or direct, but you still need to make the choice: Vultr Cloud or Vultr High Frequency? How do you choose? The pricing is pretty close and it hasn’t always been clear which has the best performance characteristics in… Continue reading Vultr WooCommerce Showdown – Cloud or High Frequency?

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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