Press Release: Liquid Web Achieves Best-in-Class Net Promoter Score of 74

For Immediate Release

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Lansing, MichLiquid Web, a professional web hosting and managed cloud services company that provides virtual private servers (VPS), dedicated bare metal cloud servers, and a variety of dedicated server solutions and customizable hosting services to a global customer base, announced that its Net Promoter Score reached an all-time high of 74 at the end of Q2 2015. This represents a “best-in-class” rating in the consumer-driven metric. Liquid Web’s score is particularly noteworthy as scores above 60 are extremely rare in the Web Hosting industry, where average scores historically hover in the single-digit realm. Regardless of industry, a score of 74 – on top of Liquid Web’s confirmed 12-month rolling average of 67 – is strongly indicative of excellent customer satisfaction.
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Liquid Web Celebrates Nine Years On The Inc. 5000 List!

Liquid Web Celebrates Nine Years on Inc 5000 List
We look forward to this announcement every year, and here it is again: We are officially on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing, privately-owned U.S. companies for the ninth year in a row! We owe this honor to a 64% growth rate and an addition of 141 new employees to our workforce over the last three years. Of all 5,000 companies on the list, only 22 companies have been on the list longer than Liquid Web.
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Caching Options for Optimizing Your VPS

It’s a fact: slow websites lead to a loss of visitors, preventing you from converting those visitors to paying customers. Studies done by Akamai show that more and more consumers expect quick-loading sites – a recent study shows that 30% of all consumers expect page load times of one second or less, compared to a mere 5% of all consumers in 2009. What’s the primary consequence of slow load times? Loss of revenue – Akamai estimates that over $3 billion dollars of revenue are lost due to slow checkout pages.
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Object Storage vs. Block Storage Use Cases

Object Storage vs Block Storage Use Cases
In our Storage Series, we’ve discussed the differences between Object Storage and Block Storage. Knowing the technical differences between these two storage products is vital when making storage decisions for your business. In this post, we’ll be highlighting some of the more popular use cases – and we’ll hopefully help you identify which storage solution is best for you.
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Hosting Technology Wrap-Up: What is WordPress & How Do I Use It?

Hosting Technology Wrap Up: What Is WordPress and How Do I Use It?
The most popular CMS with Liquid Web customers, and across the industry, is WordPress. In this Hosting Technology Wrap-Up, we’ll learn how WordPress is most often used, how to install WordPress, and how to secure and enhance your existing WordPress site.
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Avoid A Disastrous Website Migration With These Tips

Avoid A Disastrous Website Migration With These TipsIf you run a business with an online presence, then at some point it’s likely that you’ll find yourself considering a website migration – a scary prospect for some. However, migrations don’t have to be difficult or painful and properly preparing is the first step toward making the process easier!

There are many reasons why you might find yourself needing a migration. Increasing and fluctuating traffic might require you to make the move from a traditional dedicated server to a more scalable cloud dedicated environment. Or, you might find a more suitable hosting plan or even a new web host with a more trustworthy and reliable (dare we say Heroic?) support team. No matter why you’re migrating, preparation is key. Migrations can be complicated and, if not done correctly, they can result in a loss in traffic to your site that can’t be quickly regained. The below tips have been recommended by our highly specialized Heroic Support® team and will help make the process as easy as possible.
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Hosting Technology Wrap-Up: What is MySQL and How Do I Use It?

What Is MySQL and How Do I Use It?

As the most popular database server in web hosting, MySQL is utilized in every industry, from social media to ecommerce. As a database, it is used to store and organize content and data, which may be later used in the dynamic generation of websites and as the backend of web applications. In this MySQL wrap up we will learn how MySQL is used, what its main benefits are, and how to install and use the software on your server! Continue reading “Hosting Technology Wrap-Up: What is MySQL and How Do I Use It?”

Top 3 WordPress Caching Plugins

Top 3 WordPress Caching Plugins
One of the simplest methods of implementing caching for a WordPress site is through third-party plugins. Caching will speed up your site and reduce latency by temporarily storing frequently-requested data. Because repeated page requests can be slow and expensive in terms of resources, it is helpful to cache the results of those requests. You can learn more about the specifics of caching by reading our Knowledge Base article on What is Caching? You can also learn about other caching methods in addition to third party plugins, such as server caching and browser caching, in our Caching Options for Optimizing Your VPS blog post. Third-party caching plugins for WordPress are easy to implement and often offer a wide range of additional features such as GZIP compression, CSS, HTML and JavaScript minification, CDNs and more. Our top three recommended WordPress caching plugins include WP Super Cache, W3 Total Cache, and WP-FFPC (WordPress Fast Full Page Cache).
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KB Weekly Wrap-Up 6-12-15

Knowledge Base Weekly Wrap Up 6-12-15It’s the end of another week and we’re celebrating with a brand new KB Weekly Wrap-Up. Hopefully you’ve been checking in with our newly-designed Knowledge Base to find any helpful articles or how-to’s you might need. In this edition of the Weekly Wrap-Up, we feature instructions on how to update WordPress plugins to protect your site from security vulnerabilities, the Memcached PHP extension, Apache, how to check your MySQL version, and seven extremely useful Linux commands for beginners!
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