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! Continue Reading →

Recommended WordPress Caching Plugins

Recommended WordPress Caching Plugins

Caching can significantly increase the performance of your WordPress web site by improving it’s loading time and reducing the generated CPU usage.

As a dynamic content management system (CMS), for every visitor’s request it has to process, WordPress has to connect to it’s database, check if the requested page exists, then output it’s content.

That might not be an issue for web sites that does not receive a lot of traffic, however a sudden spike caused by search engine spiders or just increase in the usual visitors, can quickly cause your WordPress web site to generate high CPU usage on the server, while trying to process needless duplicate requests over and over again.

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UK Domain Price Increases

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At the end of 2015 Nominet, the official registry for all UK domains, announced that it would be increasing domain pricing to all UK registrars. This increase affects the wholesale price that Kualo and all other domain registries are charged for registering and renewing domain names ending in .uk.

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How to Optimise Your Web Site for Better Performance

How to Optimise Your Web Site for Better Performance

For a webmaster or business that relays on it’s online presence, there is nothing worse than a slow loading web site.

Slow loading web site could drive your visitors and potential customers and profits away.

Unoptimised web sites are often ranked lower in the Search Engine results.
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How to Check, Repair and Optimize a Database in cPanel

How to Check, Repair and Optimize a Database in cPanel

Databases can grow huge in size, especially for blogs, forums and web sites that receive a lot of traffic.

Occasionally, due to software or hardware errors, or bugs in the MySQL database tables, you can come across various issues, such as errors connecting to the database or bad web site performance.

Periodically Checking, Repairing and Optimizing the database will help in preventing such issues, as well as improving the web site performance in general.

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Happy New Year 2016!

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On behalf of everyone at Kualo, we would like to wish you a happy and prosperous New Year!

May your web projects and dreams continue to grow and prosper in 2016.

10 Things To Do With Every New WordPress Install

10 Things To Do with Every New WordPress Install

WordPress is such a powerful tool and getting started can be frustrating.

Here are our 10 key points to help you make a great WordPress website.

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CodeGuard – backup your website in the cloud

CodeGuard’s idea is simple – a fully automatic time machine for your website

Deleted files are now recoverable, overwritten files are now obtainable, and if your site is hacked, the malware is easily removable.

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Joomla Code Execution Vulnerability Patched

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Today, the popular content management software Joomla! issued an update relating to a critical Remote Code Execution class vulnerability (CVE-2015-8562).  If you are a shared, reseller, semi-managed, or fully-managed cPanel client, you need not be concerned as a defense has already been deployed by our engineering team across these platforms.

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PHP7 is Finally Here!

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On the 3rd of December 2015 the PHP development team announced the immediate availability of PHP 7.0.0.

The release marks the start of the new major PHP 7 series.

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