Liquidweb Review Web Hosting (Shared)
In August we published a review about dedicated servers with Liquidweb. This time we will review the shared web hosting accounts available from Liquidweb. This hosting review for Liquidweb will hopefully help you to make an informed decision when choosing a new web host for your website. Liquidweb.com offers 3 shared web hosting plans by default. The plans are “Shared Standard”, “Shared Webmaster”, and “Shared Professional”. The prices range from $14.95 to $24.95 per month. On a first look this might be expensive, but a visitor would make a mistake by not looking at the actual details and features for each plan.
The main features for each plan are very generous. The following screenshot provides you with an overview for the “Shared Standard” web hosting plan at Liquidweb.
The other 2 plans offer increased features and allowances + include up to 5 (!) free domain names. This is by far above standard compared to many other web hosting offers at other web hosts. One biggie is the SSH access offered with each account. Many web hosts have SSH turned off for customers due to security concerns and server performance concerns. Liquidweb.com is very confident with what they have to offer and therefore feel it is appropriate to offer SSH access.
Each shared hosting account comes with a solid 30 Day Money Back Guarantee and 24/7 Support (Phone and Email). Unlike most providers, Liquid Web owns and operates its entire infrastructure. This provides them with 100% control over their environment and removes many dependencies other web hosting businesses have to deal with. The result is uptime above industry standards and a very high level of customer satisfaction. cPanel and Fantastico provide easy account and script management tools for customers. It also allows easy and smooth transfer from other hosting providers – make sure to ask support to use the WHM website move feature to pull your website over or to restore it from a cpanel created backup.
Conclusion: Liquidweb shared web hosting provides best of breed features and resources. Combined with top level support and extremely high uptime a web hosting customer gets peace of mind when signing up with Liquidweb.com. The pricing for the different packages seems to be a touch above what you see at other web hosting places, but considering what you get in return it seems to be well worth it. Keep in mind that most often you get what you pay for. Especially in web hosting this can mean a lot of downtime and bad support. Liquidweb avoids dealing with the low end segment of the market by offering valuable hosting packages at a fair and affordable price. Two Thumbs of from Webhostingresourcekit.com.