Articles by Mark Gavalda

Mark has many years of experience leading teams in the fields of marketing, web design and development. As a dev guy he used his WP expertise to collect the know-hows of creating a reliable and customer friendly hosting company to satisfy the increasing demand of clients. He is an urban cyclist and autodidact who never stops learning new skills.

The Definitive PHP 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2 & HHVM Benchmarks (2018)

Each year we try and take a deep dive into performance benchmarks across various platforms and see how different versions of PHP and HHVM stack up …

Meet the New Kinsta – Fresh Look, Entry-Tier Plans, and CDN

Our team has literally been working around the clock and we’re thrilled to be able to finally launch the new Kinsta, along with new features! We …

Kinsta Feeds 300 Homeless for Thanksgiving

Here at Kinsta we try to give back to the community as much as we can. This year alone we’ve sponsored WordCamps in Orange County, Tokyo, …

We’re Revolutionizing Managed WordPress Hosting With Google Cloud

Today we are announcing a completely new infrastructure based on Google Cloud Platform. We’ve combined lightning fast PHP 7, MariaDB, latest LXD container technology and developer tools like SSH and WP-CLI. We believe we have created the best managed WordPress hosting solution available today.

WordPress Revolution with GraphQL

The REST API is great, however it may already be too late for its release! A new kid on the block called GraphQL – especially the ideology behind it – may prove to be a superior way of working with WordPress.

Independent Reviews of Kinsta

The web hosting industry is unfortunately full of fake reviews because affiliates will say anything to get you to sign up with one of their partners …

How We Got Our Stripe Account Back

Recently our Stripe account (the one we use to process credit card payments) was shut down in the middle of the night without fair notice. We tried to reach support, or anyone at Stripe, with no luck. After deciding to write it down as a loss, look for a new partner and share our experience in a blog post they quickly reached out to us and did everything to win back our trust.

Why Should Startups Avoid Stripe?

We’ve been thinking about starting a blog series where we share our experiences about the early days of our hosting startup company. The hosting industry is infamous for not being transparent, that needs to change. Today we got the final push to do it when we received an email from Stripe, our credit card processing company, that we’re kicked out of their service, effective immediately. In the middle of the night. With no fair notice.

WordPress Infographic – The World Of WordPress 2018

We put together an infographic about the current state of WordPress. WordPress now powers over 26% of all websites on the internet. This infographic is backed with a lot of data and famous quotes from the creators of the most popular CMS package! If you find it worthy, please share!

WordPress Version Control With VersionPress

This week we saw the announcement of an interesting project that could make proper version control available for all WordPress site owners, its name is VersionPress. However, due to the indecision of the project owners’ regarding its licensing we’re not celebrating just yet.