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

WordPress Plugin Performance Implications: Wordfence

Wordfence - Maximum Requests per Second

In the world of WordPress there are a lot of different plugins you can install to extend its functionality. One of the most popular plugins is Wordfence, a security plugin developed by the fine folks over at Defiant. Test the performance implications of your own WordPress plugins with Kernl WordPress Load Testing. Most WordPress developers… Continue reading WordPress Plugin Performance Implications: Wordfence

Introducing Team Management and the Kernl Unlimited Plan

One of the most requested features that Kernl gets is Team Management. Team management can take on a lot of different forms, but for Kernl’s purposes it is the ability to share access via the Kernl interface with multiple people with different sets of credentials. Team Management Starting today you can sign up for the… Continue reading Introducing Team Management and the Kernl Unlimited Plan

What’s New With Kernl – October 2019

October held a lot of great work for Kernl! Lots of refactoring, test coverage increases, and a new UI for managing Git deployments. Let’s dive in! Features Git Continuous Deployment UI Changes – Kernl now has a new and improved interface for adding continuous deployment to your projects. Installed Plugin List Filter – You can… Continue reading What’s New With Kernl – October 2019

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

What’s New With Kernl – July & August 2019

I hope everyone has had a great summer (or winter if you are in the southern hemisphere)! Over the past 2 months we’ve gotten a lot great stuff done, so let’s dive in. Features & Infrastructure Kernl has upgraded from Mongo 3.x to Mongo 4.2 with WiredTiger. We get improved performance and the latest features… Continue reading What’s New With Kernl – July & August 2019

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

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

Load Testing the ChemiCloud Managed WordPress Hosting Service

At the beginning of December Kernl launched a closed beta for our WordPress Load Testing service. As part of the bug shakedown we’ve been spending some time load testing different managed WordPress hosting services. Some of previous tests include WordPress.com, CloudWays, and GoDaddy. For this test, we turned our sights on ChemiCloud. How do we judge… Continue reading Load Testing the ChemiCloud Managed WordPress Hosting Service