Liquid Web Hosting Services

Liquid Web provides web hosting on dedicated servers or with virtual private servers (VPS). It uses the latest technology to provide 100 percent uptime to clients and offer fast support guarantees.Key Features

  • 24/7 monitoring
  • Fully managed dedicated servers
  • Storm platform virtual private server (VPS) hosting
  • Storm private cloud
  • Guaranteed fast support
  • Privately owned data centers
  • Dedicated monitoring team

Liquid Web provides web hosting on dedicated servers or with virtual private servers (VPS). It uses the latest technology to provide 100 percent uptime to clients and offers fast support guarantees.


Privately Owned Data Centers

Liquid Web owns all the servers it uses, which are located in four data centers. Three are located in Lansing, Michigan and the fourth is in Scottsdale, Arizona in order to provide geographical redundancy. All are staffed 24/7 by highly trained engineers and designed to be state of the art. Getting started is easy with free supported migration.

24/7 monitoring by Liquid Web’s “Sonar Monitoring” Team

A proprietary suite of tools is employed to monitor the service and the state of the system to make sure each user’s servers are functioning optimally. This allows for early detection and quick resolution because Liquid Web’s dedicated monitoring team searches for problems proactively. In many cases, situations get resolved before the client even knows there was one. Where the monitors note configuration problems on managed servers, recommendations will be sent so users don’t have to try to track down the cause of the issue on their own.

Self-managed servers are available that don’t include the team’s engagement, but monitoring servers will send an email alert as soon as any kind of problem is detected.

Fully Managed, Dedicated Servers

Liquid Web’s commitment to providing state-of-the-art systems has resulted in its next-generation servers, called Storm servers. What makes the Storm platform stand out is that the servers not only run on dedicated hardware for the client’s infrastructure, but also have the same powerful features that cloud servers do. Storm servers also feature solid state drives (SSDs). Users have the ability to specify the exact hardware they want, such as CPU processor type or RAID configuration. The servers run on either Windows or Linux.

Dedicated servers are available in three versions—a single Intel quad-core processor, and two different configurations with Intel Dual Xeon processors. Each of those is customizable to get the desired number of CPUs and the right amount of RAM and drive space.


Storm Platform VPS Hosting

Users who don’t need an entire dedicated server can still benefit from the Storm platform with virtual private server (VPS) hosting. VPS is much less expensive because it is actually a shared server, but the “virtual” aspect gives the user the same kind of control he or she would have on a dedicated server.

VPS on the Storm platform includes the same support guarantee, monitoring, and 100 percent network uptime that dedicated servers offer. All the great cloud benefits are included as well: free incoming bandwidth and 5TB outgoing bandwidth; cPanel; application programming interface (API) access; the Storm firewall; and users can easily upgrade, downgrade, create server images, and more.

Another feature of the Storm platform is that it allows daily billing, which is not particularly valuable to anyone with a single ongoing website. However, for businesses that set up separate websites for each product, or do a lot of development or experimenting, this feature allows them to use high-end servers and only pay for the days they use, not the whole month.

Storm VPS hosting runs on SSD technology and the smallest unit available is 1GB memory with 50GB SSD disk space. There are nine higher tiers that also include free domain registration, a standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate (if the user wants it), and multiple CPU cores. Sizes range from 2GB memory with 100GB SSD disk space to 512GB memory with 1,800GB disk space and 24 CPU cores.  More Information on Liquid Web VPS here.

Storm Private Cloud

The Storm platform allows users to create their own private cloud network of servers, and allows them to move instances from a private cloud to a public cloud. Windows and Linux are both available for instances within the same account. Virtual instances can be configured however the user wants them to be, and they can be re-sized, moved, cloned, or destroyed. RAM, disk space, and the number of cores utilized by each instance can also be controlled.

Support is provided by a dedicated onsite team at each of Liquid Web’s data centers, and the company guarantees very short response times. Phone calls and live chat are answered within 59 seconds, and help-desk tickets have a 30-minute maximum wait time. If Liquid Web doesn’t make it in the promised time, the company credits the user 10 times the overage. The guarantee also extends to dedicated servers, and if a hardware problem is identified, the unit will be replaced within half an hour.

Liquid Web offers small VPS and dedicated server hosting, but small businesses with simple website needs can save money by going with much less expensive hosting. Resellers that build many different websites for clients, or enterprise-level businesses with multiple or complex websites, have access to the latest technology and the flexibility they need with Liquid Web.  More information on Liquid Web Private Cloud Services here.


Liquid Web provides you with dedicated servers to best match your needs and fulfills your requirements. This Dedicated Servers are the best possible extent, and combined with the Most Helpful Humans in Hosting® support; it is unbeatable.

All servers include the following features:

  • Standard DDoS Protection
  • Cloudflare CDN
  • Backup Drive
  • ServerSecure Advanced Security
  • Interworx, Plesk or cPanel Available
  • IPMI Access
  • Root Access
  • Dedicated IP Address
  • Business-grade SSD Storage
  • 100% Network and Power Uptime SLAs

They offer you six different packages of dedicated servers with variations in cores and SSD primary storage, backup storage, and RAM sizes. The kits are very reasonably priced so that they do not cut your pockets deep.

They provide excellent remote servers that are specifically dedicated to you. Liquid Web does not share your information and activity with any other customer or service. Monthly payment plans make it easier for you to pay.

VPS Hosting With SSD

If you want to have control of your dedicated server but keep the cost down, you can do it easily from the Liquid Web platform with VPS hosting. You have full authority to resize your server if you want to accommodate spikes in traffic or any such task.

The most significant advantage of resizing the server is that you would have to pay for only the services that you have used. Such a feature makes it very economical and feasible to use, and many customers benefit from this opportunity.

Although they provide you with four different packages, they have some features which are included in all packages as a standard bundle.

  • Gigabit Bandwidth
  • Unlimited Sites with InterWorx
  • Plesk and cPanel Available
  • Dedicated IP Address
  • Cloudflare CDN
  • Server Secure Advanced Security
  • Integrated Firewall
  • DDOS Attack Protection
  • Root Access
  • Easy Scalability (upgrade or downgrade)
  • 100% Network and Power Uptime SLAs

Moreover, you can ask for assistance as helplines are available 24/7 via email, call, or chat.  More information on Liquid Web VPS Hosting here.

Cloud Dedicated Servers

The enhanced version of the dedicated servers is the cloud dedicated servers. The traditional resources of the dedicated servers are combined with the provisioning and flexibility of a cloud platform to make it more useful, functional, and efficient.

If you want to create a custom cloud dedicated server, you can contact Liquid Web for such services. You will be addressed to and priced accordingly, and your custom plan created. Along with these, Liquid Web will also provide you with four different packages.

However, as the specs differ in the packages, some features are the same and standard for all the cloud dedicated servers:

  • Standard DDoS Protection
  • CloudFlare CDN
  • ServerSecure Advanced Security
  • Gigabit Uplink
  • Interworx, Plesk, and cPanel Available
  • Root Access
  • Dedicated IP Address
  • 100% Network and Power Uptime SLAs

More information can be found on Liquid Web Cloud Dedicated Servers here.

VMware Private Cloud Hosting

With the help of VMware and NetApp, the benefit of a traditional public cloud is added to the power, security, and performance.

The private cloud is the best solution if you are new to the field and confused, or are working previously and are looking for secure elasticity, or just not getting the support you want. Liquid Web provides you with the best solution and services for private hosting.

The single-tenant environment keeps you and your information secure with firewalls, v-Centers, and other features to make the process a lot more private for you.

There are three packages available, with the best of features, and that is the main reason for such high-end prices. But, they have some features included as standard so that your primitive and implicit need are met easily:

  • Fully Managed with 24/7/365 On-Site Support
  • Single-Tenant Solution on Dedicated Hardware
  • Firewall and Load Balancer Included
  • Scalable and Fully Customizable
  • High-Performance NetApp SAN Storage
  • Scheduled-Snapshot Backups for VMs
  • Free Standard DDoS Protection

More information on Liquid Web VMware Private Cloud Services here.

Managed WordPress Hosting

If you are involved in WordPress sites, there is no other solution for you, which is more suitable than this one. The boosted speeds on the website provide you with extensive and fast experience to save your time and give you a better experience of working.

They create a copy of your website, and every night, they test the plug-in updates so that they do not waste your time, and you do not have to bear the hectic work. Furthermore, you are provided with every minute’s information, and the white glove services make the experience much smooth and easy.

Liquid Web provides you with 24/7 support through various platforms. Moreover, there are no overage fees, metered pageviews, or traffic limits.

More information on Liquid Web WordPress Hosting can be found here.

Some of the features included are:

  • No Pageview/Traffic Limits
  • Full Server Access
  • Automatic Daily Backups
  • Automatic SSL
  • Amazing Speed
  • 24 Hour Support
  • Developer Tools

All these services prove Liquid Web as the best managers for WordPress sites as they understand the system and work zealously to provide you with all the functions and features that they promise.

Managed WooCommerce Hosting

This is a platform built specifically for eCommerce stores of all sizes. They understand that these stores do not work in the way WordPress sites do, so they have created an intelligent and efficient platform that is able to improve the load time of your store radically.

The query loads have been reduced by 95% with the help of different data tables, which increase your capacity by 75% without even upgrading. The revenue lost from abandoned carts is catered to with the help of Jilt, which is the best in the field.

They also provide performance tests to make sure your satisfactory standards are met, and you are happy and content with the results. Some of the notable features include:

  • 2-10x Faster Speed
  • Migration Support
  • A Total Solution
  • 24/7 Support
  • Thousands of Themes
  • Custom Look and Feel
  • Mobile-Optimized
  • Responsive Design
  • Custom Fields
  • Comprehensive Designs Included
  • Product Catalogues
  • Product Variations

The management of eCommerce sites can not be done better than the way Liquid Web does it.

Server Clusters at Liquid Web

It does not matter if you are scaling an eCommerce business or developing some sort of social media application. Liquid Web can still provide you with spectacular services that will entirely transform your work experience and make it run as smooth as butter and as fast as a supercar.

There are four different packages that have the main difference in the number of nodes. The lowest one has two nodes, then 3, then 4, and lastly, six nodes packages. However, there are some other features that are added on as you keep on upgrading.

Here are some generic features of the system:

App Server:

  • 4-cores @ 3.5 Ghz
  • 16GB RAM
  • 2 x 240GB SSD
  • Database Server
  • 6-cores @ 4 Ghz
  • 32 GB RAM
  • 2 x 240GB SSD – OS
  • 4 x 240GB SSD – Database

Private Switch:

  • 8-48 Port Gigabit Switches
  • Shared Load Balancer
  • SSL Termination
  • HTTP Compression
  • 1 Gbps throughput
  • 100,000 concurrent sessions
  • 2-10 servers
  • 1-10 virtual IPs


  • Cisco ASA 5506-X
  • 750 Mbps Throughput
  • 20,000 concurrent connections
  • 100 Mbps Max VPN Throughput
  • 50 IPSEC VPN User Sessions

Private VPS Parent

If you seek to create your cloud environment, within which you have the control to resize, move, shape, or destroy, any number of virtual instances, then you have to choose the private VPS parent service provided by Liquid Web.

The best feature is that you can create your virtual instances and customize them according to your requirements and preferences. For example, you can resize the RAM, Adjust the disk size, and configure the number of cores.

Whether you are creating a VPS Parent environment for your business or a client at the capacity of a reseller, it is the best fit. You have complete control and the ability to create an entire cloud infrastructure, which is solely controlled by you.

Liquid Web offers you four comprehensive packages to best match your needs. These have been designed by keeping in mind the factors of affordability as well as functionality. One can not get a better service provider in such fields.

High Performance

If you are running any kind of site or application, you would be aware of the problems that the traffic brings with it. Often, the site has to go under latency errors, or downtime errors, which reduce the performance.

However, Liquid Web has figured out a solution to this. They have proposed the use of a multi-server program combined with a load balancer. This would divide the load between multiple machines even under the heaviest of traffics and keep the site working at peak performance.

The incoming traffic on your site is encountered by the load balancer, which intelligently distributes it to different machines.

With passing the time, if your website or app can gain more traffic and become more popular, you also have the option to add more servers. It would help cater for the increased traffic and the load that it brings.

Hence, the efficiency of the site is promoted in a rather intelligent manner.

High Availability

If you want to run a successful business online, you need to take into consideration two major factors: server uptime and site availability. You might face a loss as a result of a downtime error. If you are generating revenue from a web presence, the reliability assurance is paramount.

High Availability (HA) mainly promotes a hardware environment, in which a floating IP address is assigned, a second physical server is added, and data replication keeps them in sync.

This produces such an environment, where if one server is down, the others keep the system going and hence, assuring your site availability.

The cloud infrastructure works far more efficiently than you can imagine. Customers have been noticed to be more than satisfied with what they got, and the results are fantastic.

If you are also a part of such a community where you correspondingly generate revenue, you should certainly give it a shot.

High Availability Database Hosting

The reliability of a website is said to be based upon and relative to that of the databases which empower it. High Availability (HA) Databases ensure that problems are avoided. They enable your site and insulate your business to make sure your databases are always available.

Downtime errors often prove costly, and that is the primary target of an HA database. It replicates the info to nodes to make it available on others when one is not possible to be accessed due to any reason.

This increases reliability as well as availability for your site and database. Not only does it reduce your chance of risks and losses, but it also improves your credibility and reputation on the Web, which would surely enhance your rankings and promote your business.

There are two packages available in this section. One is the business class configuration, and the other is the enterprise-class configuration. The first is designed for small to medium scale businesses while the latter is specified for large corporations. Learn more here about Liquid Web High Availability Database Hosting.

HIPAA Compliant Hosting

The HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) binds all those businesses who handle or deal with electronic health information to comply with some safeguards.

Liquid Web has found solutions for them as well. They have created an environment in which there would be no loss or compromise on the health information that might lead to destroyed reputation if not legal penalties.

Liquid WEB is HITECH Certified and confirmed by a third-party audit.

These are some of the features that Liquid Web uses to help you out:

  • Wholly owned Core Data Centers
  • Fully Managed Servers
  • Locked Server Cabinets Included
  • Business Associate Agreement (BAA) Available
  • 24/7/365 On-Site Support
  • Offsite Backup Available
  • High Availability Infrastructure
  • Extensive Administrative, Physical & Administrative Safeguards

There are two packages available in this service. They are dependent upon what number of servers you are using. The first is specified for single-server HIPAA hosting while the other is made for multi-server HIPAA hosting.

Learn more about Liquid Web HIPAA Compliant Hosting.

Add-on Features for Added Versatility

By supporting a series of add-on features, customers can design their Storm-based web presences to fit highly individual needs, though beware that some may add to the total cost of the solution. A few examples include:

  • Storm Block Storage – Users can create and destroy storage, adding up to 15TB in a matter of seconds.
  • Storm Object Storage – An API call provides direct access to secure, readily available storage of whatever size is needed. It is highly redundant, providing three copies, and is distributed across the system. Pricing for storage is on a per-gigabyte basis, so costs are easy to understand and plan for. The APIs used are Amazon S3-compliant.
  • Storm Load Balancer – Viral campaigns and popular events won’t crash your website because Storm Load Balancers distribute traffic to several servers, supporting an infrastructure that is fault-tolerantg. If traffic to your website increases, web servers can be easily and quickly added to the pool being managed by the load balancer.
  • Virtual Private Network (VPN) – You may be able to build a secure network in your office, but when you add employees connecting from mobile devices and working at remote locations, you need a secure network that encompasses it all. VPN is available with both dedicated and cloud servers.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Which is the assurance of liquid web?

Liquid Web provides a 100% network guarantee and power uptime. This is above the 99.99% industry norm.

  1. Will the web charge for the migration site?

Generally speaking, no. All Linux migrations are free on their website, but some more complicated migrations may not be fully free.

  1. Any liquid web trial free trail?

Yeah, they give new hosting customers a free 30-day trial.


Overall, Liquid Web is a full-featured web hoster with a fairly mature history. It’s been in business since 1997, and has been recognized by INC 5000 every year from 2007 to 2014 in the Fastest Growing Companies category. They have over 1000 onsite staff members, serving 32,000  customers in 150 countries. For customers looking for a hosting provider with some history, a stable platform, and eager support, Liquid Web is worth a look.

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