Liquid Web has partnered with Nexcess to bring their Managed Apps plans to the next level. As per the Liquid Web team, Nexcess had some amazing features that they wanted to utilize with their current hosting platforms, so they combined them as part of their Managed WordPress & WooCommerce plans.
Starting December, Liquid Web’s Managed WordPress & Managed WooCommerce pages will be leading to their new Nexcess products.
Under Operation, you now start feeling the difference.
- Cloud Auto Scaling: Auto Scaling allows you to instantly scale concurrent users.
Suppose one of your article or product has gone viral. The last thing you will want is audience could not visit your website because of downtime that is the result of a spike in traffic. Auto scaling feature will come to the rescue releasing extra resource so that visitors experience the same fast speed. In the meantime, you will be contacted by Nexcess/Liquid Web team for an upgraded plan.
2. Cloud Accelerator: Powered by NGINX Caching, Cloud Accelerator makes your hosting significantly speed up load times, manage more concurrent users without needing to upgrade. Enabled by default, you can turn off with one click in the client portal.
- New Relic Performance Monitoring: This feature is for diagnosing performance issues.
For secure file transfer, you are given Secure Shell Access or SSH and FTP/SSL via explicit TLS.
3. DOMAIN OPTIONS
During sign up, you might have entered anything as the domain name for your proposed WordPress site. Modify Master Domain is where you put the domain name say tnssplendid.in as web address for World Wide Web visitors to access your WordPress site.
“Liquid Web’s Managed WordPress and Managed WooCommerce Hosting provides the ability to create a dev environment to test, design, and experiment with changes without affecting the performance of your live site. Once the staging site is created, it will have the same functionality as your live site, allowing you to view ideas and changes before making them public on your production site.” To know more, click Setting up a dev environment in managed WordPress and managed WooCommerce hosting.
Given the demand by Chrome browser to either have SSL certificate installed or flagged unsecured, it goes without saying that not just for ecommerce websites dealing with secured transactions, even blogs these days need to have SSL certificates installed in order to appear professional. Also SSL sites rank slightly higher on Google Search, other things remaining constant.
With Nexcess/LiquidWeb, you receive free SSL certificates for all your Managed WordPress websites.
7. Scheduled Tasks
This feature that makes it easy to build a new website tweaking an already existing one saves a lot of time. You get another copy of an already hosted website, which you customize while connecting with a new domain. So, no need to install plugins/themes/content afresh. Learn more here: Creating Stencil Sites in Managed WordPress Portal.
12. Visual Comparison
iThemes Security is a popular plugin for WordPress security with 900,000+ active installations.
Now, moving to the WordPress dashboard, one immediate difference you feel is iThemes Security Pro plugin installed that would otherwise cost $48 for one site/one year.
“iThemes Sync Pro is a full-featured toolset for the Web Professional’s toolbelt that allows you to complete all the maintenance and management tasks required to successfully run a WordPress site. iThemes Sync Pro is included with Managed WordPress plans including four or more sites.” For Personal Plan, iThemes sync not included. To know more, click iThemes Sync Pro in managed WordPress and managed WooCommerce hosting.
Besides now being hosted on Nexcess Cloud, there is a simplification of the products to only 5 & 6 plans total, a new lower price at $19/month!
Nexcess Auto-Scaling is now available with new Nexcess Cloud Hosting, so unique and needed for high-traffic sites.
What’s Staying the Same?
- Each site continue to have 10+ PHP Workers per site
- Automatic Plugin Updates
- No Overage Fees
- Email Included
- Staging Environments
- Daily Backups
- Free SSL
- 24/7 Support
Other than Managed WordPress and WooCommerce plans under Nexcess, VPS, Dedicated, and CloudSites hosting will continue to be on Liquid Web.
Update May 21, 2020
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