Websites, at LiteSpeed.

Written by Jo Stonehouse
We recently announced the addition of Redis and Memcached to our Business Hosting Plans, two of the most widely used solutions to accelerate database queries through caching.

Today, we're introducing another speed enhancing tool - LiteSpeed Cache.

LiteSpeed Cache can dramatically increase the speed of your website. This can have significant impact on your search engine ranking and also improve your user experience and the number of prospective customers your business converts.

Once implemented, your site will operate, quite literally, at light speed.

The performance is simply breathtaking.

Want more speed? You got it. Redis & Memcached are now available!

Written by Jo Stonehouse
Get ready to enhance the performance of your database driven applications - Redis & Memcached have now arrived at Kualo!

The developers among you who have heard about these technologies will no doubt be incredibly excited to hear this.

But don't be despondent if you haven't the first idea what Redis or Memcached are - we'll explain everything to you in this post, and let you know how you can implement them.

And best of all, we're able to make Redis and Memcached available on shared hosting - both now included as standard with our Business Hosting plans.

Statement Regarding Hurricane Irma

Written by Jo Stonehouse
Update September 12: Hurricane Irma passed through Tampa without any disruption to our service. Normal operations have now resumed and new server provisions are once again possible.

With Hurricane Irma approaching Florida this weekend, where many of our U.S. based servers are located in our Tampa facility, we would like to assure our customers that every precaution has been made in preparation for the storm.

The facility that houses our servers was built with just this kind of weather event in mind, located 90ft above sea level in a hardened hurricane-resistant windowless bunker. The datacenter has 'critical infrastructure' designation with the Department of Homeland Security and City of Tampa, and as such has dual power connectivity to both the airport and hospital power grids.

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.

WordPress 4.6 “Pepper” Released: What's New?

Written by Trifo
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WordPress 4.6 known as “Pepper” in honour of jazz baritone saxophonist Park Frederick “Pepper” Adams III, was just released and is now available for download, installing through Softaculous or as an update in your existing WordPress dashboard.

It is the second major release of the year 2016, and delivers some exciting new improvements, as well as it fixes several bugs.

The new features in version 4.6 will help you to focus on the essential things while feeling more at "home", as explained by the WordPress crew.

In this article, we will show you what is new in WordPress 4.6 “Pepper” and which features you should try after updating your web sites.