Running WordPress on Azure B1ls Virtual Machines

Have you ever wondered “How bad is it to run a WordPress site on a $3.80/month virtual machine in Azure?”. I haven’t either. But as I was browsing Azure virtual machine options the other day I came across the B1ls machines and figured I would give it a go. If for no reason other than… Continue reading Running WordPress on Azure B1ls Virtual Machines

WordPress Plugin Banners Now Supported

As of March 1, 2021 Kernl now supports WordPress plugin banners! As you can see, the plugin detail screen rendered without a banner is OK, but the screen looks a lot cleaner with banner support. Much better! You can add your own banners by going to -> Edit Plugin -> Icon & Banners while inside… Continue reading WordPress Plugin Banners Now Supported

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 – August 2020

Hello everyone! It’s been awhile since the last update message, but now that summer is nearly over in the northern hemisphere Kernl will again be receiving regular updates and enhancements. This doesn’t mean that we weren’t busy though! Let’s dig in. New Features License Management Activated Domains – When viewing your license list, you can… Continue reading What’s New With Kernl – August 2020

Hummingbird Cache for WordPress Performance Review

The Hummingbird Cache plugin is one of many different caching plugins available in the WordPress ecosystem. Enabling it will increase your site’s performance significantly, but by how much? In this review we’re going to use Kernl’s WordPress Load Testing tool to push our Hummingbird Cache WordPress installation to it’s limits. Test System Setup As with… Continue reading Hummingbird Cache for WordPress Performance Review

UpCloud WordPress Hosting Review

If you spend time in the WordPress hosting space and few names constantly come up, and one of them is UpCloud. UpCloud is a European cloud provider with data centers all over the world that claims to have the world’s “fastest cloud servers”. In this review we’re going to take a look at how WordPress… Continue reading UpCloud WordPress Hosting Review

Vultr One-Click WordPress Review

If you want to host your own copy of WordPress but don’t want to go through all the trouble of setting it up, it might be worth your time to explore using “one-click” installs from some of the major cloud providers. In this article, we’re going to explore the Vultr One-Click WordPress install and see… Continue reading Vultr One-Click WordPress Review

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