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Melanie Purkis

Melanie Purkis is the Product Leader for Liquid Web's Managed Hosting Products & Services. Melanie has 23 years of experience with professional leadership, project management, process development, and technical support experience in the IT industry.

Choosing Which Control Panel is Best for Your Growing Business

Control panels are extremely useful interfaces for controlling web server options. When working with web servers, whether it be Windows or Linux, you may find yourself lost in the limitless possibilities of your web server applications. Control panels are designed and implemented so that making changes on web servers becomes simpler and easier for users […]

When to Invest in High Performance Hosting

Is your website or application growing exponentially, or are you experiencing downtime? Whether your company’s success is leading to website or application slowdowns, downtime, or availability issues, or you are expanding into a new business area that has different business requirements, there are many reasons why companies evolve into high performance hosting environments. But what […]

How Does a Clustered Server Environment Help Businesses Save Money?

Almost all businesses rely on online services for critical business processes, if not directly for revenue. Downtime and performance disruptions represent lost productivity and sales, along with mitigation, reputation, and other costs. The real cost of tech glitches and outdated technology could mean millions. For this reason, a large and growing number of businesses make […]

cPanel Price Increases, What Does This Mean to You?

In late June, cPanel, the most popular hosting control panel for Linux servers, announced a price increase to their clients which has caused a great deal of conversation in the industry. The majority of our customers, as well as employees, use cPanel, so this pricing change has certainly been the talk around the water cooler […]

Do I Need to Future-Proof My Growing Business With Managed Hosting?

As small business owners reflect on their successes and challenges over the past year and consider the year ahead, some will anticipate increasing needs for IT infrastructure, internet services, and website capabilities. A growing business may need to adopt new digital tools, launch a new site, or simply add capacity to an email service. Upgrading […]

Security Trends for 2019: DDoS Attacks, Credential Stuffing and Application-Level Attacks

Awareness of cybersecurity threats is one of the best gifts small business owners and system operators can give to themselves. As the threat landscape continues to evolve, knowing what kind of attacks have been happening and thinking about what could happen in the future is a key to effective preparation and maintaining a proactive security […]

Top 5 Most Common Security Issues and How to Fix Them

Most businesses are aware that a spam filter and antivirus program are not all they need to protect themselves from the constantly evolving landscape of cybersecurity threats. Knowing just what a comprehensive security stance entails, however, is far less obvious. Comprehensive web security includes a full suite of tools to protect against malware infections, data […]

How to Prepare for PHP 5 Going EOL

As any technology reaches the end of its life, there tends to be a group of users who wait as long as possible to switch to a new one. In the case of an important language like PHP, the end of security support for version 5 is a significant event, and website administrators need to […]