Accelerating WordPress sites with Redis, LiteSpeed Cache & CloudFlare Railgun

Written by Jo Stonehouse
WordPress is the most popular content management systems on the internet today, powering some 25% of all websites. From a personal blogging site to a full WooCommerce powered shop, WordPress is a smart choice due to its extensive choice of themes, ease of use and powerful features available thanks to the thousands of plugins that have been written for it.

Over 70% of the sites that we host which use a CMS, are powered by WordPress. It's popularity is staggering, and as such every day we handle a wide number of queries relating to WordPress, from basic how to's, through to more advanced debugging.

One issue that comes up from time to time is speed.

We've invested heavily in developing a WordPress hosting infrastructure that's as fast as can be - with PHP7, OpCode Caching, HTTP/2, super-fast SSD based disks and more. Compared to most hosts, our platform for WordPress already is super-fast. But nonetheless, there were still cases where some of our customers ran into speed issues, usually the result of there being too many plugins, poorly written plugins, or unoptimised themes.

Historically, to get faster speeds out of these sites might have involved an upgrade to a virtual or dedicated server, where we can use specialist caching solutions and also leverage more server power. However, thanks to the introduction of server side page caching and backend database caching on our business hosting plans, these technologies are now also available without going to the expense of running your own server!

If WordPress was fast before, these technologies turbo charge it.

Better backups, more peace of mind.

Written by Tina Aleksieva
There's nothing worse than that sinking feeling you get when you realise you've accidentally deleted that all important business email, or wiped out a web project that you've been working so hard on over the past few weeks.



That's why it's so important to keep good backups of your hosting account, so that sinking feeling doesn't last for long.

Backing up your hosting account regularly is a very important step in case of an emergency. Whether you need to restore because you accidentally removed a file, a software update caused a problem, or because your site was hacked, it is essential that you have a backup so you can revert to it if the need arises.

It's all too easy to get carried away in our busy everyday life and forget to take regular backups. That's why we take the hassle out of backups for you and include automatic free backups with our hosting accounts. And now, we're proud to introduce our enhanced, turbo charged backup solution - JetBackup -  which mean our backups now include 30 days worth of snapshots, and the ability to self-restore files, databases, emails and much more besides.

Using our green hosting? Be proud, show your visitors you care.

Written by Trifo
Every year the Internet produces the same amount of carbon as Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangladesh, The Philippines, Sir Lanka and Mongolia... COMBINED!

At Kualo, we are passionate about web sites, but moreover, we are passionate about ensuring they don't damage our environment.

As part of our host green campaign, we released a beautiful, yet thought-provoking Infographic, to outline the impact of the Internet on our environment, and show you 6 things you can do to help!

You can now proudly let your visitors know that your web site runs on green hosting, by adding a green web hosting badge!

Why you need to migrate your website from HTTP to HTTPS immediately (and how to do it).

Written by Jo Stonehouse
Since 2014, Google has been ranking HTTPS powered websites more favourably. But that wasn't enough for most website owners to switch their sites to the secure web, and the vast majority of websites still run over the insecure HTTP protocol.

But that should be set to change. From January 31st 2017, Google Chrome will start marking sites that collect sensitive information as 'non-secure'.