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

WordPress Performance on DigitalOcean Managed MySQL

Want to performance test your own WordPress installation? Try Kernl’s WordPress Load Testing service. The database is the most important part of any WordPress site. If you aren’t adept at managing MySQL, it can be a serious risk for you and your clients. One way to de-risk this portion of your WordPress site is by… Continue reading WordPress Performance on DigitalOcean Managed MySQL