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Benchmarking Results Reveal Performance Upgrade for Liquid Web

October 30
13:16 2015

LANSING, MI— Cloud service analyst CloudHarmony recently released benchmarking results testing the performance of many leading web hosting and cloud services providers. The result? Liquid Web’s newest hosting zone tops the industry in a number of key metrics. Based in Lansing, Michigan with additional data center locations across the United States and Europe, Liquid Web placed first among industry competitors in CPU and Disk I/O performance, and boasted the best value for Random Write IOPS with its 2 GB SSD VPS offering.

These tests utilized the Geekbench 3 utility ( for CPU performance and CloudHarmony’s own test results for Disk I/O, and pitted similar offerings by Rackspace, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Liquid Web, and DigitalOcean against each other. CPU and Disk I/O benchmarks measure speed and performance in a number of categories important to data storage and transfer. Recently engineering a new server environment dubbed, “Zone C,” Liquid Web’s newest offering produced noteworthy results.

The CPU measurement, in which Liquid Web paced competitors with a score of 3,881 (for a single CPU) per GeekBench metrics, is considered a key indicator of a server’s speed and performance. According to these metrics, the CPUs in Liquid Web’s VPS instances perform 76% better than Rackspace, 84% better than Digital Ocean, and 191% faster than AWS. Also critical is Disk I/O, which measures the input and output operations (reading or writing data) that can be performed by the storage device every second and is referenced when judging a server’s potential to be slowed by the “bottlenecking” of inbound and outbound data. According to CloudHarmony’s metrics, Liquid Web’s VPS instances were 323% faster than Rackspace, 979% faster than Digital Ocean, and 388% faster than AWS in random write IOPS. Liquid Web’s Zone C 2 GB SSD VPS offering not only delivered the highest CPU score and highest Disk I/O numbers, but also delivered the best value per Write IOP at just $0.00 084.

Liquid Web Inc. is a privately held, managed web hosting company founded in 1997. The company owns and operates three data center facilities located in Lansing, Michigan in addition to having a software development office and a data center in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona. In 2014, the company also launched development space in Ann Arbor, Michigan as well as extending hosting operations to Europe (Amsterdam, NL) in 2015. It has established itself as a leader in the professional web hosting market with an unwavering dedication to providing the best hosting products and customer service available. With a client-base that spans beyond 120 countries, the company has assembled a world-class Heroic Support staff and a proactive Sonar Server Monitoring team, professionally educated and easily accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The rapidly expanding web host has been recognized amongst INC Magazine’s 5000 Fastest Growing Companies for nine consecutive years, beginning in 2007.

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