CEO Jim Geiger on the Impact of Web Hosting on Small Businesses

No matter the size of your business, having a strong web presence is necessary. That sentiment was repeated by nearly 80% of small and medium business owners in our recent study – and that makes choosing your web host even more critical. Liquid Web’s CEO, Jim Geiger, recently wrote an article for SmallBizTechnology.com that discussed the most important factors small and medium-sized businesses should take into account when choosing a web host.

“With an increasing number of businesses betting their success on their web presence and cloud reliant technologies, it is troubling to see the percentage that make this critical business decision based on price alone,” Geiger explained. “It can be a costly mistake, especially for businesses that can’t afford downtime, slow site performance or security breaches.”

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Web Hosting Focused on You Stands Out in a Competitive World

Recently, T.C. Doyle, the Senior Content Director of Channel Brands at Penton Technology, interviewed our CEO, Jim Geiger, and CTO, Joe Oesterling, about how and why Liquid Web stands out in the web hosting industry. They discussed Liquid Web’s number one priority: to help web-dependent professionals, like yourself, find reliable web hosting with a friendly and highly-trained staff. Since your business depends on the web, we know that choosing your web host is an important decision. After all, if your site or application goes down, your business is in trouble.

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Providing You Amazing Support with Red Hat Training

Providing You Amazing Support Through Red Hat Training

The ability to quickly reach a technician who can help solve your problems can’t be overvalued. That’s why we’ve been working with Red Hat Training and Certification to improve our customer support experience. We want make sure that every time you call our support line, you reached someone who is properly trained and can help solve your issues quickly. Continue reading “Providing You Amazing Support with Red Hat Training”

On Cloud 9 With a Top 10 Debut on Talkin’ Cloud’s List of 100 Top Cloud Service Providers

Pardon the pun, but we’ve had our heads in the clouds ever since we were named 7th in the world’s top Cloud Service Providers. We’re beyond excited about what this honor means! The 2016 Talkin’ Cloud 100 was put together by Penton Technology Channel Editors and lists the world’s top Cloud Service Providers (CSPs). According to Editor in Chief of Talkin’ Cloud, Nicole Henderson, the lists ranks providers based on infrastructure as well as cloud service revenue and growth. Continue reading “On Cloud 9 With a Top 10 Debut on Talkin’ Cloud’s List of 100 Top Cloud Service Providers”

Cyber Security Lessons You Need to Remember

Cyber Security Lessons You Need to RememberThere’s nothing scarier than losing your identity or finding out all of your critical data is gone – that’s why there is an entire month celebrating online security. This October is the 13th National Cyber Security Awareness Month – an event hosted by the Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance encouraging everyone to do their part to keep their online lives safe and secure. As a web host, we’re well aware of the part we play in this constant effort – and we follow stringent security practices both in our offices and our data centers.

We also make an effort to share best practices and tips to our customers, helping them become more secure. We sat down with a few members of our Security Team at Liquid Web and asked them what are the most common misconceptions they often need to counteract with online security. While you’re soaking in all the tips shared during this month, make sure to keep these ideas in mind. Continue reading “Cyber Security Lessons You Need to Remember”

Liquid Web makes Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing U.S. Companies 10 years in a Row!

Liquid Web Celebrates Ten Years on Inc 5000 ListThe past few weeks at Liquid Web have been a whirlwind of activity! Our recent acquisition of Rackspace’s Cloud Sites means we’ve grown to 550 employees, serving over 30,000 clients in 150 countries. If that’s not enough, we were also recently selected, for the 10th consecutive year, as one of Inc. Magazine’s 5000 Fastest-Growing U.S. Companies. Only 15 privately-owned U.S. companies have been able to achieve this honor more times than Liquid Web! Continue reading “Liquid Web makes Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing U.S. Companies 10 years in a Row!”

Boost Conversions with Expert E-commerce Site Performance Tips

Boost Conversions with Improved E-Commerce Site Performance
Did you know that the latest statistics quote shopping cart abandonment rates at a whopping 68.63% on e-commerce websites? That accounts for over two-thirds of your business’ potential sales! The question then arises, how can your e-commerce business overcome such a high abandonment rate and increase sales? The answer: improved e-commerce site performance. Even one second shaved off your page load times can boost conversions by 7%! Continue reading “Boost Conversions with Expert E-commerce Site Performance Tips”

Is Your E-Commerce Site an Obstacle to Customer Loyalty?

Use Your Website to Create Loyal E-commerce CustomersWhen building an e-commerce business, customer loyalty is important – especially because it costs six to seven times more to acquire new customers than keep existing ones. With that in mind, any prudent e-commerce growth strategy should include efforts to encourage repeat customers. Step one in that process is to make them feel welcome with a fast and available website that helps them find exactly what they want, when they want it.
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Prepare Your E-commerce Site for Traffic Surges

Prepare Your Site for Traffic Surges
Promotions, product launches, viral campaigns, and more all bring huge amounts of traffic to your site – but have you considered how that will affect the performance of your website? The worst thing that can happen during high traffic surges is a loss of revenue that results from a down website. In fact, 73% of small and medium sized businesses aren’t prepared for a sudden, 200% increase in traffic. The key to taking advantage of your incoming traffic without crashing your site is to optimize your server for high traffic loads with flexible hosting infrastructure. Use these tips to discuss how prepared your site is with your IT team and managed hosting provider. Continue reading “Prepare Your E-commerce Site for Traffic Surges”