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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, 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 […]

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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.

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WordPress with GraphQL

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.

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The Definitive PHP 7.0 & HHVM Benchmark

It’s been in the works for quite some time and after a long wait PHP 7 was released on December 3, 2015. We tested the most popular PHP based frameworks to see how they perform with PHP 7!

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Use WordPress as a Static Website Generator

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.

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Independent Reviews of Kinsta

Independent Reviews of Kinsta

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.

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How We Got Our Stripe Account Back

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.

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Why Should Startups Avoid Stripe

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.

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October Gift From Kinsta – Download Your Free Halloween Calendar Wallpaper

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.

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CDN v2.0 For The Cloud Generation

Content delivery networks (CDN for short) are awesome: they take the load off of your web server while speeding up the delivery of static content to your visitors thus making their experience better! We love them.

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Yet Another Guide – WordPress in the Service of Education

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.

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WordPress Infographic – The World Of WordPress 2016

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!

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Tutorial How To Install The Latest PHP-NG Version From Source

Tutorial: How To Install The Latest PHP-NG Version From Source

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!

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Real-World WordPress Benchmarks with PHP5.5 PHP5.6 PHP-NG and HHVM

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!

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Kinsta WordPress Hosting Is Now Accepting Bitcoin

We’re glad to announce that starting today we’re accepting Bitcoin payments for our hosting services, we’re the first to do that among WordPress hosting companies.

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Ultra High Availability WordPress Hosting Explained

Ultra High Availability WordPress Hosting Explained

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…

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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.

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PHP Revolution: HHVM and WordPress 3.9

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.

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Kinsta is Safe from the Heartbeat Bug

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 […]

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Infinite Slider – A Free, Innovative WordPress Slider Plugin

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.

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These Are Great Times to Work with WordPress

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.

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