How to Choose a Domain and Company Name

Written by Jo Stonehouse
Starting a company requires several important steps and choosing a name for your business that is effective is one of the most crucial stages, but also one of the most challenging. Trying to stand out from the crowd can be difficult that’s why we’ve written this guide, to help you choose a company name, as well as the perfect domain to match.

How to Increase Your Site's Conversion Rate with 10 Web Design Tactics

Written by Jo Stonehouse
This awesome Infographic from The Deep End Design outlines 10 conversion boosting web and UX design tactics to use in 2017. Try one of these tactics to boost your web sites conversions in 2017!

Even better website security... protected by a Ninja.

Written by Jo Stonehouse
Ensuring our web hosting is as secure as possible is a top priority for us at Kualo. Protecting our customers' web sites from the bad guys is much like a conventional arms race. As the arsenal available to cyber criminals grows ever larger and more formidable, the more we have to to do to protect the sites we host.

Today we're excited to announce that we've added a black belt to our cyber defenses: BitNinja.

High Performance Hosting on a Budget: Redis, Varnish & CloudFlare Railgun

Written by Jo Stonehouse

Warning: this is a long read. We make no apologies about it. What we cover in this post tries to explain in as simple terms as possible what it takes to optimise a web site so that it is lightning fast and scalable to handle very high numbers of visitors. The techniques we use are applicable to most applications our customers usually build their sites on, such as WordPress, Drupal, Joomla and Magento, amongst others. What's more, these techniques enable you to increase speed and capacity without great expense.


This isn't so much of a technical rundown for industry experts, but moreover, it's aimed at web site owners. If you run a web site that is either growing in popularity, likely to need to handle a high surge of traffic very rapidly, or which you simply want running at lightning fast speeds, this post will give you the basic understanding of what is involved.


Earth Overshoot Day Arrived Earlier Than Ever

Written by Jo Stonehouse
Earth Overshoot Day. It's not one of those holidays that you're probably familiar with. It's far less known than "Pancake Day", and much less fun than Appreciate a Dragon Day. Unfortunately, it's significantly more depressing. Earth Overshoot Day marks the day that the world has used as much from nature as the planet is capable of renewing in a whole year. And this year, it arrived far earlier than ever before - five days earlier than in 2015, and eleven days earlier than 2014. The day will most likely have passed you by without notice. Your life will have continued as it did before. Yet this day is a red flag, a warning that we humans are collectively draining the planet of its resources at an ever increasing pace.