They say that no news is bad news and it appears that Liquid Web is taking that to heart by announcing the acquisition of yet another company, this time Chicago-based managed web hosting company WiredTree. HostJury first wrote about this at the end of November but the companies have publicly announced it today so its a fairly newsworthy tidbit. The acquisition follows the completed purchase of Rackspace's Cloud Sites business late last year.
In a letter to WiredTree clients, Liquid Web CEO Jim Geiger says that Liquid Web sought out well-run businesses with similar products, services, and customers – and WiredTree was a perfect match. WiredTree and Liquid Web have a shared history, a remarkably similar platform, and a common philosophy. We have been working behind the scenes preparing for this announcement and during this time, we’ve put in a lot of hard work to ensure this change is an elevation to your hosting experience.
- First, your pricing will not change. In fact, we intend to upgrade your services at your current pricing level. You will have the same or better products and services.
- We will be providing you with the same - or better - dedicated and VPS hosting products. Additionally, we have a broad portfolio of products and services available to you including Managed WordPress, Email, CDN, Advanced Spam protection, DDoS Protection and more.
- Additionally, if you are a reseller of hosting services, we have specialized programs and dedicated resources that can help you grow your business.
- Your IP address will stay the same and you may continue to use the same nameservers. Your new server will be given an additional IP address and when it is time to move traffic to the new server, your current IP addresses will be transferred so that no DNS changes are required.
Liquid Web CEO Jim Geiger also states in a publicly released statement that:
“With the addition of both WiredTree and Cloud Sites, we further our mission to empower web professionals worldwide to create content and commerce without worry. For web professionals whose websites fuel their businesses, we understand they need a partner to provide both a technological advantage and support, with a broad portfolio of products and a whatever-it-takes attitude. We're purposefully building a smart, easy, flexible experience that does just that – on our fully owned infrastructure, which is backed by the most helpful humans in hosting.
As their managed hosting provider, we want our newest customers to know that we are willing to go above and beyond to help them succeed. We look forward to creating an exceptional business partnership and would like to welcome each WiredTree customer to the Liquid Web family."
Liquid Web focuses its managed hosting products and highly responsive support on tech-savvy, web-reliant professionals. These professionals rely heavily on the web and cloud to grow their businesses or to power multiple websites and applications. They need a reliable, secure partner who is building products for them and guaranteeing 100 percent power and uptime.
Liquid Web wants to solidify its place as that partner and says their networking and security capabilities are significantly more sophisticated than the current configuration with WiredTree and have implemented a “double-protection” DDoS security architecture (addresses both volumetric and targeted attacks) which WiredTree clients will have by default when they are upgraded to the Liquid Web infrastructure. Liquid Web also guarantee 100% network and power uptime or they’ll credit your account 10x for the amount of any downtime experienced. If there’s a problem, we fix it fast. Liquid Web says they own and control their own data centers so if there’s a problem, they’ll fix it fast. They’re never closed!