Digital Ocean vs. Liquid WebCompare 30 Web Hosting Plans

11 vs. 19

Different plans

$321 vs. $247

Average price*

90% vs. 85%

Average rating

98% vs. 82%

Host popularity

$10.00/mo*

Rating95%100

Type of server: Cloud

Location: Asia, Canada, EU, India, UK, USA

Features: CloudwaysBot, Daily Backups, FREE Trial, Git, HTTP/2, Managed, Memcached, Nginx Web Server, Resource Scaling, SFTP, Site Cloning, SSD Storage, SSH, SSL Certificate, Staging Site, Varnish Cache, Website Migration, WP-CLI

CPU: 1 Core

RAM: 1 GB

Space: 25 GB

Bandwidth: 1 TB

Payment options: Credit Card

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Cheap cloud plan to get started

I love that this plan is so cheap, it makes it a great plan for new websites. Also it is super scalable.

Web hosting provider for the cloud

With Cloudways you can get access to the best cloud services in the world. All with easy to use interfaces and even a a free trial account to try out a small plan by any of the cloud server providers. The trial last for 3 days and you don't even need to enter credit card details to try it.

Plan features

The CloudwaysBot is a server assistant that will monitor your servers, applications, billing issues, and overall performance. You can set up the alerts and recommendations you want to receive. You also get access to two Cloudways developed WordPress plugins. One for migrating your sites there, and one plugin that is supposedly best in class when it comes to caching WordPress sites.

Daily offsite backups

You can select yourself how often you want to have the automatically backups generated. You can also choose for how long they should be retained. It is also possible to generate backups on demand. $0.033/GB per server will be applied for off-site backup storage.

Lack of payment options

Only accepting credit and debit cards is a drawback to all the Cloudways plans ufortunately.

Cloudways expert live support

Get access to expert cloud tech support 24/7. You can also ask their live sales support any questions you might have before buying.

Scale your server as needed

There are lots of levels for scaling your server to just have the amount of resources you require. Starting at just 1 GB RAM and 1 CPU core, and going all the way up to 32 CPU cores and 192 GB RAM.

Data center locations

Choose between the following 11 data centers to host your websites and applications: USA - New York, USA - San Francisco, Canada - Toronto, Europe - London, Europe - Amsterdam, Europe - Frankfurt, Asia - Singapore, Asia / India - Banglore

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$22.00/mo*

Rating85%100

Type of server: Cloud

Location: Asia, Canada, EU, India, UK, USA

Features: CloudwaysBot, Daily Backups, FREE Trial, Git, HTTP/2, Managed, Memcached, Nginx Web Server, Resource Scaling, SFTP, Site Cloning, SSD Storage, SSH, SSL Certificate, Staging Site, Varnish Cache, Website Migration, WP-CLI

CPU: 1 Core

RAM: 2 GB

Space: 50 GB

Bandwidth: 2 TB

Payment options: Credit Card

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Web hosting provider for the cloud

With Cloudways you can get access to the best cloud services in the world. All with easy to use interfaces and even a a free trial account to try out a small plan by any of the cloud server providers. The trial last for 3 days and you don't even need to enter credit card details to try it.

Plan features

The CloudwaysBot is a server assistant that will monitor your servers, applications, billing issues, and overall performance. You can set up the alerts and recommendations you want to receive. You also get access to two Cloudways developed WordPress plugins. One for migrating your sites there, and one plugin that is supposedly best in class when it comes to caching WordPress sites.

Daily offsite backups

You can select yourself how often you want to have the automatically backups generated. You can also choose for how long they should be retained. It is also possible to generate backups on demand. $0.033/GB per server will be applied for off-site backup storage.

Lack of payment options

Only accepting credit and debit cards is a drawback to all the Cloudways plans ufortunately.

Cloudways expert live support

Get access to expert cloud tech support 24/7. You can also ask their live sales support any questions you might have before buying.

Scale your server as needed

There are lots of levels for scaling your server to just have the amount of resources you require. Starting at just 1 GB RAM and 1 CPU core, and going all the way up to 32 CPU cores and 192 GB RAM.

Data center locations

Choose between the following 11 data centers to host your websites and applications: USA - New York, USA - San Francisco, Canada - Toronto, Europe - London, Europe - Amsterdam, Europe - Frankfurt, Asia - Singapore, Asia / India - Banglore

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$42.00/mo*

Rating85%100

Type of server: Cloud

Location: Asia, Canada, EU, India, UK, USA

Features: CloudwaysBot, Daily Backups, Git, HTTP/2, Managed, Memcached, Nginx Web Server, Resource Scaling, SFTP, Site Cloning, SSD Storage, SSH, SSL Certificate, Staging Site, Varnish Cache, Website Migration, WP-CLI

CPU: 2 Cores

RAM: 4 GB

Space: 80 GB

Bandwidth: 4 TB

Payment options: Credit Card

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Web hosting provider for the cloud

With Cloudways you can get access to the best cloud services in the world. All with easy to use interfaces and even a a free trial account to try out a small plan by any of the cloud server providers. The trial last for 3 days and you don't even need to enter credit card details to try it.

Plan features

The CloudwaysBot is a server assistant that will monitor your servers, applications, billing issues, and overall performance. You can set up the alerts and recommendations you want to receive. You also get access to two Cloudways developed WordPress plugins. One for migrating your sites there, and one plugin that is supposedly best in class when it comes to caching WordPress sites.

Daily offsite backups

You can select yourself how often you want to have the automatically backups generated. You can also choose for how long they should be retained. It is also possible to generate backups on demand. $0.033/GB per server will be applied for off-site backup storage.

Lack of payment options

Only accepting credit and debit cards is a drawback to all the Cloudways plans ufortunately.

Cloudways expert live support

Get access to expert cloud tech support 24/7. You can also ask their live sales support any questions you might have before buying.

Scale your server as needed

There are lots of levels for scaling your server to just have the amount of resources you require. Starting at just 1 GB RAM and 1 CPU core, and going all the way up to 32 CPU cores and 192 GB RAM.

Data center locations

Choose between the following 11 data centers to host your websites and applications: USA - New York, USA - San Francisco, Canada - Toronto, Europe - London, Europe - Amsterdam, Europe - Frankfurt, Asia - Singapore, Asia / India - Banglore

Visit Cloudways

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$59.00/mo*

Rating80%100

Type of server: Cloud, VPS

Location: EU, USA

Features: CDN, cPanel, DDos Protection, Dedicated IP, Plesk, Resource Scaling, SSD Storage

Show optional extras: cPanel, Daily Backups, IP addresses, Plesk.

CPU: 2 Cores

RAM: 2 GB

Space: 40 GB

Bandwidth: 5 TB

Payment options: Credit Card, PayPal

Guarantees: 100% Network Uptime, 100% Power Uptime

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No discounts for choosing longer contracts. All prices are for month-to-month contracts. Prices does not include tax.

Premium web hosting

Liquid Web is a premium web host which offers lots and lots of hosting add-ons for security, software and performance. They have a wide selection of powerful web hosting plans available at their 3 data centers located in USA Central, USA West, and EU West. All of Liquid Web's hosting plans allow adult content, but there is one exception and that is when using the Akamai CDN - so don't use that if your sites contain adult content!

Fast cloud hosting w/ CDN

The Cloud VPS plans from Liquid Web claims to be the fastest managed VPS servers on the planet. And speed is important, as you know - both for your user's experience as well as for SEO. The CPU cores which are included here are vCPU (virtual CPU cores) and their performance would minimum be that of a regular 2.4 GHz physical core. All of their cloud VPS plans include 100% SSD storage. The benefit of hosting in the cloud is the easy scalability at once when you need it. If your website is growing fast or might have huge traffic spikes you would be prepared with a cloud VPS plan or a cloud dedicated plan from Liquid Web. You can also scale down the amount of resources you rent if you need to. The Cloudflare Pro CDN for one domain is included with every VPS hosting plan (worth $20/mo).

cPanel or Plesk is $10/mo and is included in our listed price, you can choose to include neither to get cheaper hosting. Daily Backups costs $0.12/mo per GB and is kept for up to 90 days if you specify to keep it for that long that on the billing page. You can upgrade the monthly bandwidth limit to 10 TB for an extra $50/mo or all the way up to 20 TB for an extra $100/mo.

Data center location

Choose between hosting in USA Central, USA West or EU West. USA Central is the default and also the cheapest option. USA West and EU West will increase the monthly bill substantially. I am glad they have multiple options though!

USA based suppport

24/7 live chat support, phone support and ticket support both sales and technical. All of their support is based in the USA providing the highest quality of english speaking support!

Conclusion

This is great host with a large USA based support team and fast servers. It does not come cheap though which is a drawback. So is the fact that there is no money back guarantee.

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$69.00/mo*

Rating80%100

Type of server: WordPress

Location: USA

Features: Daily Backups, Git, Image Optimization Plugin, Managed, Nginx Web Server, Plugin Updates, SSD Storage, SSH, SSL Certificate, Staging Site, Unlimited Traffic, USA Based Support, Varnish Cache, WP-CLI

Space: 30 GB

Bandwidth: 5 TB

Max websites: 1

Payment options: Credit Card, PayPal

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Plan features

This comes with free automatic SSL for your sites. The Daily Backups are kept for 30 days. The Stagin Site feature lets you try out plugins and othe rmodifications to your sites before putting them live to your production site. There are no limits to how many monthly users you can have, as long as your server can handle it! The server uses Nginx, PHP 7 and Varnish caching for delivering fast loading speed for your sites. You get SSH access and WP-CLI and Git with this plan. This is one of the few WordPress specific hosting plans that actually allow adult content.

24/7 live support

You get acees to a 24/7 expert USA based support team by phone, e-mail and chat.

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$79.00/mo*

Rating70%100

Type of server: Cloud, VPS

Location: EU, USA

Features: CDN, cPanel, DDos Protection, Dedicated IP, Plesk, Resource Scaling, SSD Storage

Show optional extras: cPanel, Daily Backups, IP addresses, Plesk.

CPU: 2 Cores

RAM: 2 GB

Space: 100 GB

Bandwidth: 5 TB

Payment options: Credit Card, PayPal

Guarantees: 100% Network Uptime, 100% Power Uptime

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No discounts for choosing longer contracts. All prices are for month-to-month contracts. Prices does not include tax.

Premium web hosting

Liquid Web is a premium web host which offers lots and lots of hosting add-ons for security, software and performance. They have a wide selection of powerful web hosting plans available at their 3 data centers located in USA Central, USA West, and EU West. All of Liquid Web's hosting plans allow adult content, but there is one exception and that is when using the Akamai CDN - so don't use that if your sites contain adult content!

Fast cloud hosting w/ CDN

The Cloud VPS plans from Liquid Web claims to be the fastest managed VPS servers on the planet. And speed is important, as you know - both for your user's experience as well as for SEO. The CPU cores which are included here are vCPU (virtual CPU cores) and their performance would minimum be that of a regular 2.4 GHz physical core. All of their cloud VPS plans include 100% SSD storage. The benefit of hosting in the cloud is the easy scalability at once when you need it. If your website is growing fast or might have huge traffic spikes you would be prepared with a cloud VPS plan or a cloud dedicated plan from Liquid Web. You can also scale down the amount of resources you rent if you need to. The Cloudflare Pro CDN for one domain is included with every VPS hosting plan (worth $20/mo).

cPanel or Plesk is $10/mo and is included in our listed price, you can choose to include neither to get cheaper hosting. Daily Backups costs $0.12/mo per GB and is kept for up to 90 days if you specify to keep it for that long that on the billing page. You can upgrade the monthly bandwidth limit to 10 TB for an extra $50/mo or all the way up to 20 TB for an extra $100/mo.

Data center location

Choose between hosting in USA Central, USA West or EU West. USA Central is the default and also the cheapest option. USA West and EU West will increase the monthly bill substantially. I am glad they have multiple options though!

USA based suppport

24/7 live chat support, phone support and ticket support both sales and technical. All of their support is based in the USA providing the highest quality of english speaking support!

Conclusion

This is great host with a large USA based support team and fast servers. It does not come cheap though which is a drawback. So is the fact that there is no money back guarantee.

Visit Liquid Web

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$80.00/mo*

Rating90%100

Type of server: Cloud

Location: Asia, Canada, EU, India, UK, USA

Features: CloudwaysBot, Daily Backups, FREE Trial, Git, HTTP/2, Managed, Memcached, Nginx Web Server, Resource Scaling, SFTP, Site Cloning, SSD Storage, SSH, SSL Certificate, Staging Site, Varnish Cache, Website Migration, WP-CLI

CPU: 4 Cores

RAM: 8 GB

Space: 160 GB

Bandwidth: 5 TB

Payment options: Credit Card

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Web hosting provider for the cloud

With Cloudways you can get access to the best cloud services in the world. All with easy to use interfaces and even a a free trial account to try out a small plan by any of the cloud server providers. The trial last for 3 days and you don't even need to enter credit card details to try it.

Plan features

The CloudwaysBot is a server assistant that will monitor your servers, applications, billing issues, and overall performance. You can set up the alerts and recommendations you want to receive. You also get access to two Cloudways developed WordPress plugins. One for migrating your sites there, and one plugin that is supposedly best in class when it comes to caching WordPress sites.

Daily offsite backups

You can select yourself how often you want to have the automatically backups generated. You can also choose for how long they should be retained. It is also possible to generate backups on demand. $0.033/GB per server will be applied for off-site backup storage.

Lack of payment options

Only accepting credit and debit cards is a drawback to all the Cloudways plans ufortunately.

Cloudways expert live support

Get access to expert cloud tech support 24/7. You can also ask their live sales support any questions you might have before buying.

Scale your server as needed

There are lots of levels for scaling your server to just have the amount of resources you require. Starting at just 1 GB RAM and 1 CPU core, and going all the way up to 32 CPU cores and 192 GB RAM.

Data center locations

Choose between the following 11 data centers to host your websites and applications: USA - New York, USA - San Francisco, Canada - Toronto, Europe - London, Europe - Amsterdam, Europe - Frankfurt, Asia - Singapore, Asia / India - Banglore

Visit Cloudways

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Type of server: WordPress

Location: USA

Features: Daily Backups, Git, Image Optimization Plugin, iThemes Sync, Managed, Nginx Web Server, Plugin Updates, SSD Storage, SSH, SSL Certificate, Staging Site, Unlimited Traffic, USA Based Support, Varnish Cache, WP-CLI

Space: 50 GB

Bandwidth: 5 TB

Max websites: 10

Payment options: Credit Card, PayPal

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Plan features

This comes with free automatic SSL for your sites. The Daily Backups are kept for 30 days. The Stagin Site feature lets you try out plugins and othe rmodifications to your sites before putting them live to your production site. There are no limits to how many monthly users you can have, as long as your server can handle it! The server uses Nginx, PHP 7 and Varnish caching for delivering fast loading speed for your sites. You get SSH access and WP-CLI and Git with this plan. This is one of the few WordPress specific hosting plans that actually allow adult content.

24/7 live support

You get acees to a 24/7 expert USA based support team by phone, e-mail and chat.

Visit Liquid Web

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$119.00/mo*

Rating80%100

Type of server: Cloud, VPS

Location: EU, USA

Features: CDN, cPanel, DDos Protection, Dedicated IP, Plesk, Resource Scaling, SSD Storage

Show optional extras: cPanel, Daily Backups, IP addresses, Plesk.

CPU: 4 Cores

RAM: 4 GB

Space: 125 GB

Bandwidth: 5 TB

Payment options: Credit Card, PayPal

Guarantees: 100% Network Uptime, 100% Power Uptime

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No discounts for choosing longer contracts. All prices are for month-to-month contracts. Prices does not include tax.

Premium web hosting

Liquid Web is a premium web host which offers lots and lots of hosting add-ons for security, software and performance. They have a wide selection of powerful web hosting plans available at their 3 data centers located in USA Central, USA West, and EU West. All of Liquid Web's hosting plans allow adult content, but there is one exception and that is when using the Akamai CDN - so don't use that if your sites contain adult content!

Fast cloud hosting w/ CDN

The Cloud VPS plans from Liquid Web claims to be the fastest managed VPS servers on the planet. And speed is important, as you know - both for your user's experience as well as for SEO. The CPU cores which are included here are vCPU (virtual CPU cores) and their performance would minimum be that of a regular 2.4 GHz physical core. All of their cloud VPS plans include 100% SSD storage. The benefit of hosting in the cloud is the easy scalability at once when you need it. If your website is growing fast or might have huge traffic spikes you would be prepared with a cloud VPS plan or a cloud dedicated plan from Liquid Web. You can also scale down the amount of resources you rent if you need to. The Cloudflare Pro CDN for one domain is included with every VPS hosting plan (worth $20/mo).

cPanel or Plesk is $10/mo and is included in our listed price, you can choose to include neither to get cheaper hosting. Daily Backups costs $0.12/mo per GB and is kept for up to 90 days if you specify to keep it for that long that on the billing page. You can upgrade the monthly bandwidth limit to 10 TB for an extra $50/mo or all the way up to 20 TB for an extra $100/mo.

Data center location

Choose between hosting in USA Central, USA West or EU West. USA Central is the default and also the cheapest option. USA West and EU West will increase the monthly bill substantially. I am glad they have multiple options though!

USA based suppport

24/7 live chat support, phone support and ticket support both sales and technical. All of their support is based in the USA providing the highest quality of english speaking support!

Conclusion

This is great host with a large USA based support team and fast servers. It does not come cheap though which is a drawback. So is the fact that there is no money back guarantee.

Visit Liquid Web

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$135.00/mo*

Rating90%100

Type of server: Cloud

Location: Asia, Canada, EU, India, UK, USA

Features: CloudwaysBot, Daily Backups, FREE Trial, Git, HTTP/2, Managed, Memcached, Nginx Web Server, Resource Scaling, SFTP, Site Cloning, SSD Storage, SSH, SSL Certificate, Staging Site, Varnish Cache, Website Migration, WP-CLI

CPU: 6 Cores

RAM: 16 GB

Space: 320 GB

Bandwidth: 6 TB

Payment options: Credit Card

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Web hosting provider for the cloud

With Cloudways you can get access to the best cloud services in the world. All with easy to use interfaces and even a a free trial account to try out a small plan by any of the cloud server providers. The trial last for 3 days and you don't even need to enter credit card details to try it.

Plan features

The CloudwaysBot is a server assistant that will monitor your servers, applications, billing issues, and overall performance. You can set up the alerts and recommendations you want to receive. You also get access to two Cloudways developed WordPress plugins. One for migrating your sites there, and one plugin that is supposedly best in class when it comes to caching WordPress sites.

Daily offsite backups

You can select yourself how often you want to have the automatically backups generated. You can also choose for how long they should be retained. It is also possible to generate backups on demand. $0.033/GB per server will be applied for off-site backup storage.

Lack of payment options

Only accepting credit and debit cards is a drawback to all the Cloudways plans ufortunately.

Cloudways expert live support

Get access to expert cloud tech support 24/7. You can also ask their live sales support any questions you might have before buying.

Scale your server as needed

There are lots of levels for scaling your server to just have the amount of resources you require. Starting at just 1 GB RAM and 1 CPU core, and going all the way up to 32 CPU cores and 192 GB RAM.

Data center locations

Choose between the following 11 data centers to host your websites and applications: USA - New York, USA - San Francisco, Canada - Toronto, Europe - London, Europe - Amsterdam, Europe - Frankfurt, Asia - Singapore, Asia / India - Banglore

Visit Cloudways

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