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

$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

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

Load Testing the WordPress.com Managed WordPress Service

This December Kernl launched it’s new WordPress Load Testing service. As part of the bug shakedown we decided to load test as many managed WordPress providers as we could. In this test, we turn our sights to WordPress.com. How do we judge the platform? For this series of blog posts we judge the platform via… Continue reading Load Testing the WordPress.com Managed WordPress Service

Load Testing the CloudWays Managed WordPress Service

At the beginning of December Kernl launched the closed beta of it’s WordPress load testing service. As a test to shake out any bugs we’ve decided to run a blog series load testing managed WordPress services. Today we’re going to talk about the CloudWays managed WordPress service. In particular, CloudWays deployed to Vultr. How is… Continue reading Load Testing the CloudWays Managed WordPress Service

What’s New With Kernl – November 2018

It has been a busy few months for Kernl. Lots of great work has gone into the WordPress load testing feature work as well as a few structural changes to increase reliability. Cache moved to Redis – For as long as Kernl has existed our cache backend was powered by Memcached. We have now finished… Continue reading What’s New With Kernl – November 2018