Even better website security… protected by a Ninja.

Even better website security… protected by a Ninja.

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.

Creating E-Commerce Web Sites with WordPress

Creating Ecommerce web site with WordPress

WordPress is great ♥.

One of the reasons WordPress is great, is there are literally hundreds and thousands of plugins, which will help you to change it into the system you need, by adding completely new set of functions and features to it, without the need of writing a single line of code.

One of the functions and features in question is turning your WordPress it into an Ecommerce web site.

Performance Hosting on a Budget: Lightning Fast, Scalable Web Sites with Redis, Varnish & CloudFlare Railgun

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Performance Hosting on a Budget: Lightning Fast, Scalable Web Sites with Redis, Varnish & CloudFlare Railgun

Warning: this is a long read. We make no apologies about it. What we cover in this post tries to explain in as simple terms as possible what it takes to optimise a web site so that it is lightning fast and scalable to handle very high numbers of visitors. The techniques we use are applicable to most applications our customers usually build their sites on, such as WordPress, Drupal, Joomla and Magento, amongst others. What’s more, these techniques enable you to increase speed and capacity without great expense.

This isn’t so much of a technical rundown for industry experts, but moreover, it’s aimed at web site owners. If you run a web site that is either growing in popularity, likely to need to handle a high surge of traffic very rapidly, or which you simply want running at lightning fast speeds, this post will give you the basic understanding of what is involved.

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

WordPress-4.6-Pepper-Released

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.

Earth Overshoot Day Arrived Earlier Than Ever

Earth Overshoot Day Arrived Earlier Than Ever

Earth Overshoot Day. It’s not one of those holidays that you’re probably familiar with. It’s far less known than “Pancake Day”, and much less fun than Appreciate a Dragon Day. Unfortunately, it’s significantly more depressing. Earth Overshoot Day marks the day that the world has used as much from nature as the planet is capable of renewing in a whole year. And this year, it arrived far earlier than ever before – five days earlier than in 2015, and eleven days earlier than 2014. The day will most likely have passed you by without notice. Your life will have continued as it did before. Yet this day is a red flag, a warning that we humans are collectively draining the planet of its resources at an ever increasing pace.

We’re on a mission to help charities cut costs and get online. Will you help us?

We’re on a mission to help charities cut costs and get online. Will you help us?

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…

Using GIT to update your website

Using GIT to update your website

Git is a version control system designed for rapid development and is built into most modern development IDEs and consoles. It allows you to manage the changes in a reversible fashion, so you can easily revert bad updates.

Here at Kualo, we love to provide customers with new and efficient ways to get their work done, so we’ve done exactly that. We would recommend that you set up an SSH public key, but you can also use your cPanel password to authenticate over SSH.

In this tutorial, we’ll go over how to push updates to your website.

Hello Joomla 3.5!

Joomla 3.5

The development of the new Joomla 3.5 started back in November, 2015, and five months later it is official and finally out.

It comes with 34 new functions, and many other improvements.

Main thing about Joomla 3.5? It now fully supports PHP 7, which significantly increases the web site speed!