LiquidWeb launches WordPress Hosting & It looks Promising

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Gone are the days when hosting was specific under few categories. Now-a-days, managed WordPress hosting has become an official offering by all progressive web-hosting companies. It makes all the sense for web-hosting companies to have a dedicated offering for WordPress based sites as it powers 25% of the websites in the world.

WordPress needs an optimized hosting environment for running smoothly without performance degradation over the time. There are many technology innovations happening in past few weeks that includes the adoption of HTTP/2 (Based on SPYD), which would help anyone to improve their website loading time. Before you get into these kinds of technical optimization, the first thing you need to take care of is a rock-solid hosting company for your WordPress site.

For an entry level blogger, a shared hosting offered by companies like Bluehost, Hostgator which costs about $3-5/month is usually enough. For an entrepreneur, startups or a professional blogger, a shared hosting is not enough. They need hosting from managed WordPress hosting provider, as it takes care of all the aspects of hosting your WordPress sites. That includes security, updating, backup & faster loading of your website/blog.

Fun fact: WordPress is memory exhausting platform as it relies on PHP & mySQL. With a managed WordPress hosting, you can make your site load within seconds. 

If you are new to managed WordPress hosting, here are few refreshers for you:

A few years back it was not possible to afford a managed hosting for WordPress due to high cost. As competition has increased in the last few months, we have seen the cost has reduced significantly.

The latest entrant in this field is LiquidWeb, which is a well-known name in web-hosting industry. They started in 1997 & since then they have won INC.5000 Fastest Growing Companies award in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. The were famous for dedicated server & they have unveiled their latest WordPress managed hosting at WordCamp U.S. 2015.

LiquidWeb WordPress managed hosting offering & plan Comparision:

Technical side: Under the hood

Managed WP hosting technical specifications
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I will share the details on pricing & a comparison chart later. For now, let’s have a look at technical specifications. LiquidWeb managed WordPress hosting is powered by HipHop VM, which is popularly known as HHVM. In their words;

PHP is the backbone of WordPress; if PHP is faster, then WordPress is faster. HipHop VM (HHVM) is a virtual machine specifically designed as an execution engine for PHP. Originally written by PHP enthusiasts at Facebook, HHVM provides unmatchable PHP execution speeds.

Along with this, they offer Memcache & mod_pagespeed (Developed by Google). Memcache that is offered by all cutting edge hosting companies including shared hosting offered by Siteground. Memcache is distributed, high-performance, an in-memory caching system that is primarily used to speed up sites that make heavy use of databases.

100% SSD Storage:

The customers will get 100% SSD storage that would ensure your data would be served faster. A new standard in the web-hosting industry, & something you should always look for when buying a hosting for your site. Just for info: SSD’s are way costlier than normal drives, but they offer great speed & reliability at the same time.

Below you can find the image that shows other notable features of LiquidWeb managed WordPress hosting. Do notice the support for WordPress Multisite & Free migrations.

LiquidWeb managed WordPress features
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LiquidWeb WordPress hosting Pricing:

What made me consider featuring Liquidweb here is because of their pricing. They are way cheaper than all existing players (Unlimited visits) & popular name in WordPress managed WordPress hosting industry.  They offer four different WordPress hosting plans which are suitable for everyone needs.You should pick the right hosting plan based on a number of WordPress sites you want to host & hard disk space you need.

LiquidWeb pricing
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Unlike WPEngine, they don’t charge based on visitors. Their entry level plan is for only $79 which will let you host up to 5 sites with unlimited visitors.  Here is a comparison chart of LiquidWeb Vs. WPEngine, PageLy, Pantheon & FlyWheel.

LiquidWeb Vs. WPEngine Vs. Pagely Vs. Pantheon Vs. FlyWheel

LiquidWeb vs WPEngine Vs pagely
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Personally, I’m happy to see more big player offering managed hosting for WordPress. This will help to lower down the pricing & make it affordable for everyone. Being on managed WordPress hosting from last 3 years, I know how hassle-free managed WordPress hosting are.

Though it comes with a huge price tag & hopefully in the coming months, we can see more lucrative pricing due to more competition. For now, you can get your WordPress optimized hosting for $79 from Liquidweb.

I would look forward to read your reviews & experience with LiquidWeb. I’m trying to get a review account from them & if that happens, do expect a detailed hands-on review in the coming week. For now, let me know your opinion on more hosting companies entering into WordPress hosting business? How this benefits an end user like you & me?

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A Blogger, Author and a speaker! Harsh Agrawal is recognized as a leader in digital marketing and FinTech space. Fountainhead of ShoutMeLoud, and a Speaker at ASW, Hero Mindmine, Inorbit, IBM, India blockchain summit. Also, an award-winning blogger.

15 thoughts on “LiquidWeb launches WordPress Hosting & It looks Promising”

  1. Hey Harsh

    It is nice to here that they allow unlimited visitors in every plan. Almost all other managed WordPress hosting providers have limitation for visitor count.

  2. These are truly nice offerings but just as Ankit said they are quite pricey. I think the company should reduce it a little bit especially for the personal plan.

  3. High cost but it’s a good web hosting for WordPress bloggers who are serious about there blog and it’s growth.

  4. Hey Harsh,
    Nice review of the liquidweb hosting. Currently, I am on shared hosting and I do not think so I would need of managed wordpress hosting for my blog. are they offering shared hosting for wordpress blogS? If yes, please share the price…

    -Nikhil

  5. Harsh Nice review, but price is expensive for new comer and low budget sites.

    can you make new review for top shared hosting websites ? as for now.. Happy days are gone for bluehost or hostgator users. so a review will help to decide still peoples should buy hostgator or bluehost?

    for me, i am not suggesting any one to buy these two web hosting account.

    1. @Amit
      Price of managed WP Hosting is high. Regarding Bluehost & Hostgator, there are few alternatives like Siteground (Which I personally like) but it lacks unlimited resources. I will try few new shared hosting in coming months & will share review according to the collective experience. Thanks for suggesting this as have been thinking to find some new options.

  6. Seems like a pretty good hosting provider, but do you have any coupons which can be used to get extra discount.

    1. @Virender
      In comparison with existing player with the similar offering, this rate is the best at this moment. It would be unwise for us to compare their packages with entry level shared hosting.

  7. Thomas Haugen

    Great article, they’ve increased the price to $89 for the personal account now though. I inquiered about the option for just one site, but they couldn’t offer it and did not have any plans of offering it as of this time.

  8. Any additional comments about their service compared to WPengine? I am about to move away from Bluehost after my VPS went down for the 4th time in 3 months (I’m on day #2 of this outage) and looking for the best bang for my buck. At $140/mo for LiquidWeb I’ll have to raise my client’s hosting prices a bit but it’ll be worth it in the end for better up-time. I’ve lost hundreds of dollars as a result of Bluehost’s down time already. 🙁

  9. Hi Harhs,

    Were you able to actually test the page speed of LiquidWeb wordpress hosting? As a starter blogger I’m already experiencing problem with my current hosting provider due downtown and another was their server was under attack.

    LiquidWeb sounds promising and their entry plan as for me is already way above my monthly budget. Not unless my blog pays for itself which I’m hoping within a year will do so.

    I have a 1-3 starter website and I’m planning to transfer this to a wp manage hosting. Do you know a hosting provider that is low cost but has excellent service and top notch hosting?

    Thanks,
    John

    1. Hey John,

      If you are looking for shared hosting, I would recommend you bluehost.com. However, if you are looking for a managed hosting like Liquidweb, you can check out Kinsta. It is excellent.

  10. Good review about LiquidWeb hosting. LiquidWeb hosting services it looks initially costly but they provide high-quality service. I’m using LiquidWeb for my clients websites and they provide service amazingly.

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