Welcome to Tiny WordPress Insights

Hi. I am Pothi Kalimuthu, from Srivilliputhur, TamilNadu, India. I specialize in speeding up web sites, especially WordPress blogs. I am passionate about (web) performance in general.

About me

I have a strong background on servers with a keen eye for user experience. Primarily, I make sure that the site visitors do not have to stare at the blank screen while the site loads. Every micro seconds counts. That’s why I kept this site on Google’s own cloud and I use various technologies to speed-up the site, including some manual tweaks. Nothing comes close to a hand-tuned site or server.

About this blog

In this blog, I share what I know or what I learned on a particular day / week / month. The articles are mostly on Nginx. Rest of the articles are mostly about my own thoughts on various things around performance, servers, WordPress, WP Themes, WP Plugins, etc.

About freelancing

I have been freelancing since 2008 primarily via Upwork (erstwhile oDesk). However, due to ever growing race to the bottom (on pricing), I want to keep away from it as far as possible. If you have any site that needs performance tuning or if you need a customised server, please get in touch by filling the form below. I am glad to provide free analysis and possible steps to improve your site’s performance!


Amazon Lightsail Review

Amazon Lightsail by Amazon Web Services is targeted towards new webmasters, server admins, DIY enthusiasts among others. It provides much more predictable pricing than EC2 based servers where the pricing is calculated as a cumulative cost of individual components (server, disk, bandwidth, etc). Predictive pricing? Predictive pricing doesn’t mean fixed-price. Let’s get things straight. No …

WordPress Plugins and Themes – Bad Business Practices

It isn’t uncommon to see freemium plugins in the official WordPress repo. The basic functionality of the plugin would be free. Some fancy features would come with a premium price. There is nothing wrong with such business model. What’s bad (business model) is switching the free features into paid features without notification. How does it feel if …


Contact Pothi Kalimuthu

Please use the following form to send a message to Pothi or shoot him an email directly at any name at this domain name!