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

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

Feature Flags – Managing a WordPress Beta Program

Let’s say that you’re an author of a premium (i.e. paid for) WordPress plugin or theme. You’ve been hard at work on an amazing new feature but it really needs some testing before it goes out to all of your customers. How do you manage this process? What’s the best way to get new code… Continue reading Feature Flags – Managing a WordPress Beta Program

What’s New With Kernl – December 2017

Happy December everyone! It’s been a busy month at Kernl. We’ve got a few great new features completed, some infrastructure updates, and a few bug fixes. Let’s get started. Features Customer Management – With the release of our new License Management product we introduced the concept of “customers”. As one would expect, a customer is… Continue reading What’s New With Kernl – December 2017

What’s New With Kernl – November 2017

Happy November! The last month was all heads down on one new feature: License Management. Features WordPress License Management – As many of you know Kernl has had “Purchase Codes” for awhile now. It was clunky to use but generally very effective at it’s goal. License Management is the next generation of Kernl’s purchase code… Continue reading What’s New With Kernl – November 2017

Introducing WordPress License Management with Kernl

For the past several years Kernl has been trusted with securing access to many people’s hard work via our license management system. We recently re-imagined our entire WordPress license management system, so we want to introduce it to you. WordPress License Management If you’ve ever sold a plugin or theme out on the open market, worrying… Continue reading Introducing WordPress License Management with Kernl

What’s New With Kernl – October 2017

This month wasn’t a big feature month for Kernl, but there were some smaller bug fixes and infrastructure updates that are helping us serve our customers better. In addition to that, we also put out a short survey. Thanks to everyone who responded! Changes & Bug Fixes We are now able to automatically manage your… Continue reading What’s New With Kernl – October 2017

Private Premium Plugin Updates with Kernl.us

If you’ve ever created a plugin for WordPress and wanted to sell it you’ve likely run in to the problem of delivering updates to your customers. Agencies and internal developers run in to this problem as well.  You can’t upload your plugin to the WordPress.org repository because then it will be free for everyone, but… Continue reading Private Premium Plugin Updates with Kernl.us