Case Study: Hosting Odoo with increased speed, security and reliability

Written by Jo Stonehouse
Odoo is a phenomenal all-in-one software solution that forms a complete suite of enterprise management applications. There are over 15,000 apps available in the Odoo marketplace, including CRM, invoicing, accounting, manufacturing, warehousing, project management, inventory management, HRM, e-commerce, blogging, marketing and much more besides. The vast range of applications means that it is suited to any business purpose, and for any business size - from startups to enterprises.

However, hosting Odoo on your own servers is not necessarily straightforward - especially if your use case demands scale or you require Odoo to run a web store at speed.

With nearly two decades of hosting experience, Kualo's more than a decade and a half of hosting experience

Image optimization tools now available!

Written by Trifo

"A picture is worth a thousand words".

In 2018 it's more than likely that images on your web site are the largest assets downloaded by your visitors.

As a result, optimizing the images on your web site can often return some of the best performance improvements and byte savings as the fewer bytes the browser has to download, the less competition there is for the client's bandwidth and the faster the browser can download and render content on the screen.



And while with some content management systems like WordPress and Magento you get access to a dozen of different plugins and extensions that can help you optimize your web site images, that’s not the case with all applications and specifically – for custom built web sites.

LiteSpeed Cache for PrestaShop now Available!

Written by Rod
Great news for PrestaShop users - you can now make your store lightning fast, thanks to LiteSpeed Cache, which is now fully compatible with Prestashop versions 1.6 and up!

LiteSpeed Cache is a user friendly, high-performance page cache module that will help to greatly speed up your PrestaShop store, while also optimizing and reducing CPU load in just a few clicks, allowing you to handle more visitors.

And when we say fast, we mean it - we're talking about a time to first byte of <100ms, making total page loads times of under 1 second easily within reach.

That's awesome for your user experience, but moreover, a fast website can significantly improve your search engine rankings and increase the number of visitors and prospective customers your business converts - so vital for e-commerce stores!

The shocking truth about e-commerce software security.

Written by Jo Stonehouse
When you shop online you, you're giving the store an enormous amount of personal information - your name, address, email and even payment data. When giving over this information, you have to trust that they'll handle it responsibly, that their systems are secure and that your data is not going to be compromised.

But what do you really know about the store?

GDPR: Changes to the Domain WHOIS Database

Written by Jo Stonehouse
As recently announced, the EU GDPR is coming into effect on 25th May, bringing in a raft of new data privacy laws. The law has implications for how domain registrations, in particular, how the global WHOIS database works. The aim of this article is to provide some background on what WHOIS actually is, and why the issue of compliance has been and remains a complex issue for domain registrars.

The short answer is that, from May 25th, WHOIS will be going dark - if you're an EU resident, no personal data will be displayed in WHOIS results for domains that you register with Kualo.