Prime Strategy Co., Ltd.
TOKYO – October 30th, 2015 – Prime Strategy Co., Ltd. (hereby referred to as Prime Strategy) today announced the free version of KUSANAGI for ALTUS, the world’s fastest WordPress execution environment KUSANAGI, available for GMO Cloud ALTUS. It is capable of an execution time of 3 milliseconds and 1000 requests per second without page caching.
WooCommerce is used in 30% of e-commerce sites around the world (according to Builtwith), but the plugin community has only just begun activities to foster the spread of WooCommerce. Prime Strategy wanted to contribute to the cause, and with the help of GMO Cloud, we developed KUSANAGI for ALTUS with WooCommerce, and offer it on the ALTUS Isolate Series and ALTUS Basic Series.
KUSANAGI for ALTUS was developed with the cooperation of GMO Payment Gateway and WooExperts, Artisan Workshop Co. It is the first cloud service that offers KUSANAGI 7.8.2 right out of the box, with WooCommerce support.
From version 7.8, KUSANAGI also offers HTTP/2 support and Let’s Encrypt, which allows you to use SSL certification for free, and you can build an SSL-secured e-commerce site from the beginning. According to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, the B2B e-commerce market value is 280 trillion yen, and it is expected to only grow from there.
Comment from Yoshihiro Masuda, director of GMO Cloud
At GMO Cloud, we wholeheartedly welcome the use of KUSANAGI in our public cloud service, GMO Cloud ALTUS. Prime Strategy combines the knowledge garnered from hosting servers for over 130,000 corporate customers, with the achievementss gained from offering the most suitable IT infrastructures for global enterprises. We will continue to work with them in the realm of WordPress.
Comment from GMO Payment Gateway:
We are very happy that Prime Strategy decided to use our WordPress plugin to promote the “PG Multipayment Service” in their KUSANAGI for ALTUS. This plugin is the first e-commerce WordPress plugin that we have made, and we really believe it will come to the aid of people wanting to build an e-commerce site on WordPress. We hope to work with Prime Strategy again in the future to develop payment systems on WordPress.
ALTUS is a public cloud services offered by GMO Cloud. You can choose between three series: ALTUS Basic, ALTUS Isolate, and ALTUS Object Storage. Each series offers diverse features, the flexibility of a free resource plan, and the lowest prices in Japan. GMO Cloud also sustains its users’ businesses with 24/7 support.
GMO Payment Gateway’s “PG Multipayment Service” covers all your internet payment needs, such as credit cards, convenience store, or carrier payments, so that you can choose the ones right for your business. Once you have applied for the Service, you can use a plugin to have all sorts of payment options available for your mail order or e-commerce website.
WooCommerce is an e-commerce plugin for WordPress created by Automattic’s Woo team. It is flexible and has hundreds of features, so it is easy to see why 30% of the world’s online shops use WooCommerce.
GMO Payment Gateway and Artisan Workshop Co. worked together to develop a WordPress payment plugin for WooCommerce. This plugin is the first to use GMO Payment Gateway’s “PG Multipayment Service” as a payment system usable with WooCommerce. If you follow the instructions on the Dashboard, you can use this payment system with your WooCommerce site.
KUSANAGI is a free and open source virtual machine image developed by Prime Strategy, and it is the world’s fastest WordPress execution environment. Even without using page caching, a quad-core CPU WordPress execution time is 3 milliseconds and requests per second surpass 1000. If you choose to use page caching, requests per second will increase to the 60,000 range.
A new command has been added to KUSANAGI provisioning, so that you can automatically install the WooCommerce plugin as well as the WooCommerce theme Storefront. Even if you are already using KUSANAGI, perform a yum update in order to use the new command and WooCommerce.
For more information about KUSANAGI, please visit:
・WordPress latest version (KUSANAGI dedicated plug-ins included)
・PHP 7.0.5 (php-fpm, Cli)
・PHP 5.6 (php-fpm, Cli)
・MariaDB Galera Server 10.0
More than 25% of the world’s websites now use WordPress. Many people are already enjoying its merits. But on the other hand, large-scale sites have begun to wonder if they can use it, too. In order to meet their demand, we developed the world’s fastest WordPress execution environment KUSANAGI. KUSANAGI offers the latest technology and solutions as well as increased convenience and an improved operating environment for people already using WordPress. We hope to further develop KUSANAGI to make one of WordPress’ merits “high speed”.
Prime Strategy Group is a cloud integrator solving the issues of cloud computing for global companies, beginning with Asia. With presences in Japan, Singapore, and Indonesia, we offer cloud integration services, mainly in the form of SI and MSP on cloud platforms.
On the business front, we architect web systems for government bodies as well as corporations that represent both domestic and foreign industries. These include the Japan Aerospace eXploration Agency (JAXA), the University of Tokyo, TV Asahi, Mynavi, Adobe Systems, JTB Asia Pacific, and Bank Negara Indonesia. We have also constructed many large-scale WordPress sites in Japan.
We created the Ultrafast WordPress Virtual Machine KUSANAGI from years of experience. The VM is offered for free on most major cloud platforms, and we recommend KUSANAGI Fully Managed Service as a one-stop tuning and maintenance service from server to WordPress itself.
For more information on KUSANAGI Fully Managed Service, please visit:
For inquiries related to this article, please contact Kusunoki or Yoshimasa, our public relations managers at Prime Strategy.
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