Press Release: Liquid Web Outperforms Competition Across Web Hosting and Cloud Service Platforms Delivering Faster, Better User Experiences

Liquid Web’s Server-Side Performance Tops Amazon, Rackspace and DigitalOcean

LANSING, Mich. – May 17, 2017 – A study by performance analyst firm Cloud Spectator finds that Liquid Web LLC, a $100 million managed hosting provider, beats rivals Amazon, Rackspace and DigitalOcean when it comes to website and cloud application performance. Liquid Web’s virtual machines (VMs) exhibit faster processing and disk speeds, while performing more transactions and sustaining more requests per second.
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Press Release: ‘We’re Not Done Yet’: Liquid Web Brings Innovation Back to Managed WordPress Hosting

New visual comparison tool and automatic SSL address customer needs and pain points

LANSING, Mich. – April 18, 2017 – Liquid Web, a $100 million managed hosting provider focused on web-dependent professionals, brings innovation back to the world of managed WordPress hosting with the addition of a new visual comparison tool, automatic SSL and other capabilities expected to benefit customers. Continue reading “Press Release: ‘We’re Not Done Yet’: Liquid Web Brings Innovation Back to Managed WordPress Hosting”

Three Ways DDoS Attacks Are Evolving In 2017

Three Ways DDoS Attacks Are Evolving in 2017
The distributed denial of service attack is one of the oldest criminal activities on the web, a distinction it shares with ransomware. In spite of its age, however, DDoS attacks have weathered the years surprisingly well .The reason for that is quite simple – even though at its core, every DDoS attack does the same thing (overwhelms a target with fraudulent requests), DDoS attacks as a whole have evolved significantly over the past decades.

And 2017 saw some of the most significant evolutions yet. Continue reading “Three Ways DDoS Attacks Are Evolving In 2017”

The Truth About DDoS Attacks

The Truth About DDoS AttacksIt starts with a bit of unusual traffic – a surge of access requests from seemingly-unrelated IPs. Slowly but surely, your servers are overwhelmed. Your network-facing infrastructure starts slowing down, until it eventually grinds to a halt altogether. With a sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach, you realize what this means. You have been targeted by a distributed denial of service attack. And until such time as the attacker decides you are no longer a worthwhile target, all you can do is weather the storm. Continue reading “The Truth About DDoS Attacks”

World Backup Day Is Around The Corner – Have You Taken The Pledge?

World Backup Day is Around the Corner
It is easy to forget how ephemeral digital data really is. An errant spark, a burst pipe, or a single malicious individual is all it takes to erase an entire lifetime of memories – or an entire business’ worth of data. Catastrophes aside, data can be lost in other ways, too, by misplacing a tablet, laptop, or phone.

I expect it is something that most of us do not want to think about: our data is always vulnerable to something. Consider, for example, that 113 phones are lost or stolen every minute. 1 in 10 computers are infected with viruses every month. 29% of data disasters are caused completely on accident.

Some troubling statistics, no?
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Secure Storage: How You Can Keep Your Critical Backups Safe

Secure Storage: How You Can Keep Your Critical Backups Safe
There is a great deal that can go wrong with your data. Your servers can be damaged by faulty equipment, a natural disaster, or general wear and tear. A bad update can wipe out critical files in swathes, as can user error. And all of this does not even account for cybercrime, which is a constant, pressing issue for all businesses.

You therefore have every reason to maintain backups of critical systems and data – and no reason not to. Presumably, you already know this. But did you know that your backups themselves represent yet another attack surface for your organization? Continue reading “Secure Storage: How You Can Keep Your Critical Backups Safe”

Why Off-Site Backups Are The Only Way To Go

Why Off-Site Backups Are The Only Way To Go
Everyone knows that backups are important. Systems can be destroyed by malware, locked off by ransomware, or damaged by inclement weather. And they can fail, as well – no hardware lasts forever.

So you are probably backing up your data. You have an automated system in place to do so, and a disaster recovery plan. And that is all excellent. These are all measures you need to be taking. If your hardware fails or ends up compromised, you need to make sure you are still able to access your data. Here is the question, though – are you doing enough? Continue reading “Why Off-Site Backups Are The Only Way To Go”

Are You Monitoring Performance On Your Cloud Server?

Are You Monitoring Performance On Your Cloud Server?
As with any hosting environment, it’s important to regularly monitor the performance of your cloud server. No matter how powerful your cloud server is, if it isn’t optimized for performance, then you will be missing out. But what does that entail?

The short answer is “track and measure everything.” Of course, you can’t know if your server’s performance is good or bad if you don’t understand how your server normally performs by tracking and measuring resource usage over time. By determining what “normal” is, you can quickly determine if a spike in resource usage is something to worry about or ignore. In addition, you will also be equipped to investigate the cause of any unexpected outages or performance hiccups. Continue reading “Are You Monitoring Performance On Your Cloud Server?”

Press Release: Security and Reliability Fuel Hosting Concerns for Web-Dependent Designers, Developers, Digital Agencies and SMBs

Liquid Web Survey Reveals Business Challenges as Web and Cloud Reliance Grows

LANSING, Mich.– March 7, 2017 – There is no doubt that the adoption of web and cloud technologies continues to accelerate at a phenomenal rate. A recent survey by Liquid Web, LLC, a $100 million managed hosting provider focused on web-dependent professionals, found nearly 80 percent of designers, developers, digital agencies and SMBs expect their businesses will be more reliant on cloud and web technologies in the next five years. Continue reading “Press Release: Security and Reliability Fuel Hosting Concerns for Web-Dependent Designers, Developers, Digital Agencies and SMBs”

Four of the Biggest Cloud Computing Developments in 2016

Four of the Biggest Cloud Computing Developments in 2016There were some downright fascinating developments in cloud computing last year. From prominent security scares to major acquisitions, much has happened to change the landscape of the cloud. As we move through the second month of 2017, it is valuable for us to take a look back at what the year brought – if only because it will offer us some indication of what might be coming this year. Continue reading “Four of the Biggest Cloud Computing Developments in 2016”