Image optimization tools now available!

Written by Trifo

"A picture is worth a thousand words".

In 2018 it's more than likely that images on your web site are the largest assets downloaded by your visitors.

As a result, optimizing the images on your web site can often return some of the best performance improvements and byte savings as the fewer bytes the browser has to download, the less competition there is for the client's bandwidth and the faster the browser can download and render content on the screen.



And while with some content management systems like WordPress and Magento you get access to a dozen of different plugins and extensions that can help you optimize your web site images, that’s not the case with all applications and specifically – for custom built web sites.

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.

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.

Building a website with WordPress

Written by Tina Aleksieva
Are you a website away from a bringing your business idea to life? If money is tight, you could build a WordPress website yourself. Many people think website design and development is the preserve of the techno-geek, but it is possible for even complete novices to use this totally free, beginner-friendly platform to get their website locked, loaded and live.

Really, we’re not just saying that. It is achievable.