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's more than a decade and a half of hosting experience

The shocking truth about e-commerce software security.

Written by Jo Stonehouse
When you shop online you, you're giving the store an enormous amount of personal information - your name, address, email and even payment data. When giving over this information, you have to trust that they'll handle it responsibly, that their systems are secure and that your data is not going to be compromised.

But what do you really know about the store?

GDPR: Changes to the Domain WHOIS Database

Written by Jo Stonehouse
As recently announced, the EU GDPR is coming into effect on 25th May, bringing in a raft of new data privacy laws. The law has implications for how domain registrations, in particular, how the global WHOIS database works. The aim of this article is to provide some background on what WHOIS actually is, and why the issue of compliance has been and remains a complex issue for domain registrars.

The short answer is that, from May 25th, WHOIS will be going dark - if you're an EU resident, no personal data will be displayed in WHOIS results for domains that you register with Kualo.

Insanely Fast Craft CMS Shared Hosting

Written by Jo Stonehouse
At Kualo, we're big fans of Craft CMS.

We first became aware of Craft a few years ago, but more recently we've seen an notable increase in the number of sites that are using it on our hosting platform.

Compared to other content management systems, Craft remains relatively unknown - but those who discover it quickly fall in love.

It's easy to see why, too.

Craft has many advantages over the "big gun" content management systems such as WordPress, Drupal and Joomla - both for content creators and developers alike. Craft is simple, intuitive, elegant and lightweight, yet at the same time, extremely powerful and extensible. But let's get one thing clear - Craft is not for bang-it-out template sites, nor DIY website enthusiasts. No, Craft is for designers and developers who want total creative freedom and flexibility, with the need to work within the constraints and bloat of a CMS with countless plugins, template limitations and security woes. Craft is aimed at people who see web development as a true craft.

So, this brings me to the purpose of this post - Craft CMS hosting.