What’s New With Kernl – March 2020

With all the uncertainty in the world right now due to COVID-19, we are intentionally keeping things boring at Kernl. Bug fixes, new docs, and increased capacity are all we did this month. Stay safe out there everyone! Features, Bugs, Updates NEW DOCUMENTATION! – After 5 years we finally moved to a real documentation generator!… Continue reading What’s New With Kernl – March 2020

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. 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… Continue reading WordPress Site Health by Kernl

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What’s New With Kernl – February 2020

I hope everyone had a great February! We didn’t too much feature development this month, but there was a lot of bug fixing and performance improvements, so let’s dive in! Feature, Bugs, and Performance Node.js – Kernl is now on Node.js 12.16.1. This release was all about security fixes. Load Testing Machine Provisioning – We… Continue reading What’s New With Kernl – February 2020

Should I use Memcached or Redis for WordPress caching?

Choosing between Memcached or Redis for your WordPress cache is a tough decision. Not because they have vastly different performance profiles (they don’t), but because either choice is a good one depending on your needs. In this post we’re going to explore the differences between Redis and Memcached, how they perform for WordPress, and a… Continue reading Should I use Memcached or Redis for WordPress caching?

The Crucible – Extreme WordPress Performance Challenge

Load testing is fun. Breaking things is fun. Breaking WordPress with load testing is even more fun. But in the era of highly scaleable WordPress hosting solutions, can we even break WordPress anymore? Oh yes, yes we can. The Crucible Challenge can. Crucible Challenge The Crucible WordPress Performance challenge is a deceptively simple test inspired… Continue reading The Crucible – Extreme WordPress Performance Challenge

What’s New With Kernl – January 2020

January was a pretty great month for Kernl. We got a lot of bug fixes, some performance improvements, and even a new beta feature out the door. Let’s dive in! WordPress Site Health Beta This month we released a beta of our WordPress Site Health service. The goal of this service is to help you… Continue reading What’s New With Kernl – January 2020

What’s New With Kernl – December 2019

Welcome to the end of 2019! I hope that everyone has had as good a year as Kernl. Let’s dive in to the final update of 2019 to see what’s new. Features, Bug Fixes, & Misc. Improved License Management Search – License management now includes improved search functionality. The previous search functionality was flaky (at… Continue reading What’s New With Kernl – December 2019

Yoast SEO: WordPress Plugin Performance Implications

Yoast SEO is a popular SEO enablement plugin for WordPress. It helps you avoid common mistakes when it comes to SEO on your blog and also handles things like social media “og:meta” tags. If your blog has a public audience, then it stands a good chance that you are using Yoast. As with the previous… Continue reading Yoast SEO: WordPress Plugin Performance Implications

Cloudways WordPress Performance Value Review

Cloudways is a managed WordPress hosting provider that allows you to deploy your WordPress site onto several different platforms. These platforms are: AWS Google Cloud Linode Vultr Digital Ocean If you are just starting with Cloudways it can be tough to figure out where your money is best spent! The prices are different for each… Continue reading Cloudways WordPress Performance Value Review

What’s New With Kernl – November 2019

November was a great month for Kernl! After several years of trying, we finally launched team management and also made our pricing structure easier to understand. Let’s dive in! Features Team Management – With our new Agency and Unlimited plans you can now grant users access to your account! The Agency plan allows for 3… Continue reading What’s New With Kernl – November 2019