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.

Free Hosting for Charities to Cut Costs & Get Online Now

Written by Jo Stonehouse
At Kualo, we've aimed to have a very straightforward pricing policy for many years. We often get asked by customers for discounts, but our policy has always been a flat no. Aside from introductory promos, everyone pays the same rates. Whether you're a charity, micro-business or startup - no custom discounts. Fair's fair, right?

That's how we always felt, anyway.

And then this happened...

Let's Encrypt is now available: Free SSL Certificates for all!

Written by Trifo
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We are happy to announce that we have integrated Let's Encrypt on the majority of our Shared and Reseller servers and we are now able to offer free SSL certificates.