Simply Fast WordPress [13] – Using KUSANAGI – Adding Always-On SSL and HTTP2 (Part 1. Let’s Encrypt)

This is a series of articles explaining how to speed up WordPress, the use of which is growing rapidly for CMS-based business sites and media sites. This time, we will add support for Always-On SSL and HTTP/2 to our WordPress site, and explain how to get a free SSL certificate from Let’s Encrypt.

In the last issue, we verified how fast KUSANAGI, the “1000x speed tuned” virtual machine for WordPress, really is.
In this practical guide, we will enable Always-On SSL and the high-speed transfer protocol HTTP/2 on a WordPress site. We will also explain how to get a free SSL certificate from Let’s Encrypt.

Simply Fast WordPress [12] – How fast is KUSANAGI, the “1000x speed” WordPress virtual machine?

This is a series of articles explaining how to speed up WordPress, the use of which is growing rapidly for CMS-based business sites and media sites. In his article, we will verify just how fast KUSANAGI is when operated on a public cloud.

Last time, we introduced seven merits of running a KUSANAGI, the WordPress 1000x speed-tuning virtual machine.
This time, we will launch KUSANAGI on a public cloud service, and verify its speed. We will use KUSANAGI for AWS (Amazon Web Services) and compare the results to the results from our speed-tuning efforts in articles 2-10.

Simply Fast WordPress [11] – What is KUSANAGI, the “instantly 1000x faster” speed-tuned WordPress virtual machine?

This is a series of articles explaining how to speed up WordPress, the use of which is growing rapidly for CMS-based business sites and media sites. --Kengyu Nakamura, Prime Strategy Co., Ltd.

In this article, we will introduce seven merits of using KUSANAGI, the speed-tuned virtual machine that achieves 1000x speed right away, without carrying out each individual tuning technique explained in previous articles.

Using these techniques, we increased WordPress’s requests per second from 11.24 (using the default LAMP – Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) to 205.2 (using Nginx and HHVM 3.15) to 12672.3 (with Nginx’s FastCGI page cache). In other words, we are able to speed up WordPress to 1127x its speed in the default environment. If you are using WordPress for business, there is no reason not to put these techniques to use.