This article is a review of LiquidWeb as a hosting company, with whom I had a dedicated server for five months, and am now using one of their cloud servers. Today I’m covering how awesome Liquidweb are, detailed proof on how I can say that honestly, why I recommend a fully managed service if you’re not a Linux geek and some advice on CPU issues on shared hosts.
This is a detailed review, based on personal experience, and includes specific examples of the benefits I gained from having a fully managed server, rather than self-managed. I have screenshots of the server management interface. LiquidWeb also provide shared hosting — which you’d use for a smaller site than pwnwear — so if you’re looking at a website for yourself the information on their foundation services will be helpful. They own their own datacentres, instead of being a co-located host in some else’s facility, which in turn means they do not have outages as a result of other tenants. This helps a shared host equally to a VPS.
I cover these details on their web hosting:
- Server choices: dedicated, cloud or VPS
- SLAs and terms of service
- What it means to have a fully-managed server
- What this means in the real-world
- Foundation services
- Storm on Demand cloud computing
- Plus, since I also blog, how to minimise your WordPress CPU usage.
Read the full review here.