PHP 5.6 End of life. What should I do?

Written by Daniel Partadzhiev
From 31 December 2018 PHP 5.6 is no longer being maintained with security support by the PHP.net community, and PHP 7.1 will be no longer actively supported as well. For more detailed information about the supported PHP versions, please click here.

With that being said, the first questions that come to your mind are -

- Will my website be no longer secure?
- Am I exposed to hackers?

Take a deep breath if you're on Kualo's shared hosting, because the answer is almost certainly no!

Python: Now Available on Shared Hosting!

Written by Craig
We're incredibly excited to announce that we have now added support for Python on our shared and reseller hosting platforms.

First released in 1991, Python is well established - but it's developer Guido van Rossum couldn't have imagined that it would go on to become the world's fastest growing programming language.

In recent years, the popularity of Python as a programming language has been surging - and if this trend continues, it may well be on track to become the world's most popular programming language.

Case Study: Hosting Odoo with increased speed, security and reliability

Written by Jo Stonehouse
Odoo is a phenomenal all-in-one software solution that forms a complete suite of enterprise management applications. There are over 15,000 apps available in the Odoo marketplace, including CRM, invoicing, accounting, manufacturing, warehousing, project management, inventory management, HRM, e-commerce, blogging, marketing and much more besides. The vast range of applications means that it is suited to any business purpose, and for any business size - from startups to enterprises.

However, hosting Odoo on your own servers is not necessarily straightforward - especially if your use case demands scale or you require Odoo to run a web store at speed.

With nearly two decades of hosting experience, Kualo has the expertise to get your Odoo environment running quickly and efficiently.

Image optimization tools now available!

Written by Trifo

"A picture is worth a thousand words".

In 2018 it's more than likely that images on your web site are the largest assets downloaded by your visitors.

As a result, optimizing the images on your web site can often return some of the best performance improvements and byte savings as the fewer bytes the browser has to download, the less competition there is for the client's bandwidth and the faster the browser can download and render content on the screen.



And while with some content management systems like WordPress and Magento you get access to a dozen of different plugins and extensions that can help you optimize your web site images, that’s not the case with all applications and specifically – for custom built web sites.