This article is more on what’s new with my site than anything else. What’s new? It’s faster! For a while now (years?), I’ve been trying different things to make my site faster. This included upgrading my hosting plan, playing around with cache, and using content delivery networks. I’ve also hired WordPress developers to help in speeding up the site. Nothing really worked right or up to my satisfaction… until now. I finally found a way to make my site faster – a new host. It’s always a bit scary to change hosts which is why I really didn’t want to do this, but my new host (https://kinsta.com) made it easy with minimal issues. Kinsta is relatively new in the hosting world and they focus on WordPress only, which is what my site is based on. They also come highly recommended from the company that manages my memberships, Membermouse. So after some research, I thought I’d go for it. The good news is it seems to be working! My preliminary tests are it’s considerably faster. :)
Here are few reasons why I switched.
- They are obsessed with speed and offer resource isolation and automatic scalability.
- They monitor my site 24/7 with DDoS detection and hardwire firewalls.
- They are powered by Google Cloud Platform. If it’s good enough for Google, it’s good enough for me.
- They have automatic backups.
- They have a CDN (Content Delivery Network).
- They have a hack guarantee. They are proactive in preventing any hacks.
- And, of course, they are secure. It’s not a reason why I switched as my last host was too, but it helps.
Now some of what I mentioned above can be handled with WordPress plugins, but with Kinsta, they built most of it in the hosting, so I don’t need the plugins! No more resources being used for a backup plugin as an example. This lets the server do more on getting the pages faster to you.
I’m pretty excited about this as you can probably tell! I still have a little work to do, but this was a big step.
Has this stopped my tutorials? Nope – next week look for an all new tutorial on using Autofill on Safari on the Mac. This includes autofilling forms using your contact information, autofilling credit card forms, and most important, autofilling username and passwords!
If you have any questions, or even more though, if you have any issues, start a chat with me below or let me know via email.