GDPR: Changes to the Domain WHOIS Database

Written by Jo Stonehouse
As recently announced, the EU GDPR is coming into effect on 25th May, bringing in a raft of new data privacy laws. The law has implications for how domain registrations, in particular, how the global WHOIS database works. The aim of this article is to provide some background on what WHOIS actually is, and why the issue of compliance has been and remains a complex issue for domain registrars.

The short answer is that, from May 25th, WHOIS will be going dark - if you're an EU resident, no personal data will be displayed in WHOIS results for domains that you register with Kualo.

GDPR: A Shared Responsibility for Data Security

Written by Craig
We recently posted about the upcoming GDPR, which becomes law on May 25th 2018. In that post we outlined more broadly what the GDPR is, and we touched on one of the concepts that this regulation brings in - the shared responsibility for data security. In this post, we will be expanding on this shared responsibility and, more specifically, outlining our responsibilities and measures in place to keep your data secure.

GDPR - Commitment Statement & General Overview

Written by Craig
The EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is coming into effect on May 25th 2018.

We're getting an increasing number of queries regarding the GDPR, and we are seeing a number of misconceptions about what it is and what it means for website owners. The purpose of this post is to firstly outline explicitly that Kualo are committed to being fully GDPR compliant by 25th May 2018. Secondly, we aim to address a number of general points with regards to what the GDPR is, and what you need to do to ensure that you are also compliant.

In summary, if you collect any personal data for EU residents, or if you provide the means for others to collect this data, you must ensure you are GDPR compliant and we strongly recommend reading on.

In what follows we outline the basics of the GDPR.

It is, however, a complex area - we are writing this for informational purposes only. We recommend that you conduct your own research and/or seek professional assistance, our guidance alone should not be relied on for any reason.

LiteSpeed Cache for Joomla now Released!

Written by Trifo
Today we are happy to announce the long awaited LiteSpeed Cache extension for Joomla.

LiteSpeed Cache is an user friendly, high-performance page cache extension for Joomla 3.x or later.

It will greatly speed up your Joomla web site, as well as optimize and reduce the generated CPU load, with just minimal management efforts.

A fast web site can significantly improve your search engine rankings, increase the number of visitors and prospective customers your business converts, and improve your user experience. What's not to love?

Maximise your startup's chances of success: begin with your web hosting

Written by David Kramaley
Being a startup founder can be tough. Prominent serial entrepreneur Elon Musk, has compared starting a company to eating glass. There are financial struggles, unpaid time, website downtime, taxes, accounting, and many other challenges (GDPR anyone?). It soon becomes obvious what Elon meant.

So, how can founders go from such adverse circumstances to prosperity and success? We recently raised £100,000 from investors and eventually closed on even more. To achieve that, we have needed every little advantage we could get. Regardless of how small, these advantages add up. In this post, I will share what I consider one of the important things we did right on our path to growth and success.

When your business depends on your web site, choosing fast and reliable web hosting is a must. These are seemingly simple things that if you get wrong, can come back to haunt you. Regardless of which web host you choose, you should look for the following things: