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, Sydney, Dallas, Rio de Janeiro, Nashville, Phoenix, Seattle, Stockholm, Geneva, Udaipur, Sao Paulo, and Barcelona. We also gave away a scholarship to WordCamp US. But sometimes we give back […]
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.
I love myself a speedy website and do everything to help to speed up the web. Unfortunately, WordPress, just like any other CMS, can become bloated over time. It will drain your server’s resources which in turn will deliver your pages to visitors in a couple of seconds instead of less than a second.
As the hosting industry is unfortunately full of fake reviews – because affiliates will say anything to get you to sign up with one of their partners to earn a hefty commission – it’s really hard to select a hosting company that you can trust. Lately Kinsta was featured in a couple of unique reviews that we think are as unbiased as possible.
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.
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.
We, at Kinsta simply love Fall. We wanted to surprise all of you with a little gift that our designer made: a Halloween Calendar Wallpaper.
Kinsta’s brand new guide has arrived! Our recent longread paints a picture of another sector where the use of WordPress is more and more common: Education.
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!
Despite it not being “stable” or “generally available”, PHP-NG is quite usable. Obviously you’ll have to test your site thoroughly and monitor it for any discrepancies, but this weekend I tested a fresh build of the PHP-NG branch with many of our WordPress sites and other than a few minor incompatibilities with one of the themes it worked great!
TL;DR In a local, Vagrant-based environment HHVM lost, probably due to a bug; it’s still investigated with the help of the HHVM guys! However on a DigitalOcean 4GB box it beat even the latest build of PHP-NG!
If you’re running a serious online business, I’m sure you know the following feeling all too well: your site is down. You don’t know why, and your hosting company’s support team isn’t replying. Visitors are still coming to the site as usual and immediately they’re bouncing back after not being able to load your site. One click back to the search engine and they have dozens of more sites to choose from…
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.
HipHop Virtual Machine, or HHVM for short, is taking the PHP world – you know, the programming language WordPress is written in – by storm. It is an open source PHP execution engine created by the good folks at Facebook and version 3 of it was recently released. It’s a big deal and you should care even if you’re not a developer or a system administrator.
It has been discovered very recently that the OpenSSL library suffers from a serious flaw that can result in data leakage if not treated. We are happy to announce that as soon as OpenSSL released the latest package with the fix for this vulnerability included, we switched to the new OpenSSL 1.0.1g package on all of […]
We’re happy to announce that we released our first of (hopefully) many WordPress freebies! It’s called Infinite Slider and it’s a free WordPress slider that’s built on a unique idea of featuring a horizontally scrollable set of tiles made up of your WordPress site’s featured images.
One might easily think that with all the new technology and consumer behavior change in the past one or two years means that something as old (in “internet years”) as WordPress cannot continue to be on the top for long. Au contraire! We believe that the coming years will be truly exciting and prosperous for the whole WP ecosystem.