This is a review of the Liquid Web Professional Plan web hosting package which I have been using for around two years now.
I first started using Liquid Web in 2010 and have tried a number of their services as I like to play with things. However for hosting this blog you are visiting now, I use the Liquid Web Professional Plan.
What do you get with the Liquid Web Professional Plan?
At the time of writing this review you get the following: –
- A Static Dedicated IP address
- Five Free Domain names with a one year registration or a one Year SSL Certificate
- CPanel and the Fantastico Installer
- 320GB Bandwidth
- Unlimited E-Mail accounts
- 24X7 Support
- 40GB RAID Protected Storage
- 5 Sub domains per domain
- Unlimited MYSQL Databases
- You can host up to five domains with additional domains costing an extra $5 per month.
The cost as I write this review is $24.95 which might seem expensive compared to some hosts. However I find the extra cost worth the reliability and speed of the service.
The web hosting plan with Liquid Web has been very reliable for me over the last two years. There has been the odd reboot required of the server due to maintenance or fixing an issue. However I always receive an e-mail to confirm what happened and why the reboot took place. My website is only offline for a very short period of time.
Support and Response Times
I find the Liquid Web support fantastic and helpful. They are very quick at answering my requests such as adding additional domains, removing domains, updating their name server addresses and making any changes that I request. I have never experienced any issues with the support system and I know I can rely on them if I have any problems.
Hosting WordPress is very easy. Using the Fantastico software means you can install and configure WordPress in a few minutes. Once up and running you can also amend the MYSQL database if required using the PHPMYADMIN interface provided in the hosting control panel.
Other Features of the Plan
E-Mail forwarding is included which means you can forward e-mail to alternate e-mail address if required. You can also check your Website visitors by using the AWSTATS package which is included in the plan.
Easy backups are possible which allows you to download your entire website, databases and e-mail settings in the event they are corrupted or lost due to a hardware failure.
As Fantastico is installed on the server there are one click installations of different web applications such as forums and web content management systems. If you have used CPanel based web hosting before then you will know about its features and usefulness.
I find the performance of my website to be very good. Whilst my website is not massive, it is not small either. The server load averages are very low so it doesn’t look like a large number of other hosts are also on the server. This means that performance should be very good overall. It certainly seems to be the case for my website any way.
In conclusion I can say that I am a very happy customer and will remain with Liquid Web for the foreseeable future. The higher price compared to some providers is worth the reliability, support and reassurance that your website is looked after and will continue to run without any issues.