Liquid Web and Nexcess compared

Managed hosters Liquid Web and Nexcess compared

When a company offers two similar products, it can get confusing. That’s the case with Liquid Web and Nexcess. Both brands offer hosting and servers, but which one is right for me?

Building on over 24 years of success, the Liquid Web family of brands delivers technology, services and support to businesses and non-profits running mission-critical websites, eCommerce stores and applications. Liquid Web (High Performance Managed Hosting), Nexcess (Digital Commerce Cloud) and StellarWP (WordPress Software and Tools) have more than 500,000+ websites under management.

The goal of this article is to show readers what type of hosting is best suited for their needs and to help choose the best hosting plan.

In the following table I have compared the most important offers of both hosters.

I think this quickly makes it clear that Liquid web is the provider for managed VPS, servers and cloud solutions. Nexcess, on the other hand, provides turnkey solutions for WordPress and e-commerce.

 Liquid Web Logo

  Powerful traditional, cloud and hybrid hosting environments.
Fast, reliable, highly secure and hassle-free hosting.

 Nexcess Logo

Digital commerce cloud hosting to optimize websites, stores and blogs with WPQuickStart bundles, affordable solutions that make it easier and faster to get started.

 Lightning-fast, fully managed, cloud-based virtual private server (VPS) hosting solutions with root access.
A hosting instance that resides within a parent server and is managed via an easy-to-use control panel.

Fully managed WordPress hosting optimized for secure, scalable and faster WordPress.
A complete solution for WordPress websites. Integrated CDN, automatic updates, instant auto-scaling, pre-installed plug-ins and 1-click staging.

 Fully customizable dedicated server hosting with real-time monitoring and 100% power and network uptime guarantee. Managed dedicated servers provide high performance and security for any website or application.

Managed WooCommerce hosting optimized for high performance stores. High-performance, fast, customizable & flexible platform, for eCommerce stores of any size with integrated CDN, instant auto-scaling, premium plugins plus the strongest WooCommerce support.

 Cloud Dedicated Bare Metal Servers combine the computing power and resources of a traditional dedicated server with the instant deployment and flexibility of a cloud platform.

Single tenant, on-demand, dedicated infrastructure with cloud capabilities, which means you can optimize and scale at any time to achieve peak performance despite ever-increasing traffic.

WPQuickStart solutions to create faster, smarter and better websites and stores for less. Membership Sites. Create WordPress-based membership sites, including Kadence, Restrict Content Pro and fully managed hosting from Nexcess.

StoreBuilder. Integrated intelligence engine that creates a unique, industry-tailored homepage for WooCommerce stores.

HIPAA compliant solutions to protect your VPS and cloud dedicated solutions. A third-party audit confirms that Liquid Web is HITECH certified.

Magento hosting optimized for speed, security and scale. Based on Nexcess Cloud, Magento Cloud is feature-rich and ready for commerce.   

 What is Managed Hosting?

Managed hosting is more than managed servers! The provider handles server administration, including hardware management, network management, support for operating systems and pre-installed software, proactive security patches and updates, and proactive service monitoring and recovery.

 Liquid Web and Nexcess Prices

Fast and secure hosting costs money. At Liquid Web, the small VPS starts at $15.00 per month. Managed WordPress hosting is available from Nexcess starting at $19.00 per month.

You can see more prices in the following chart:

 Managed hosting - Liquid Web and Nexcess compared
Managed hosting – Liquid Web and Nexcess compared 

Liquid Web

 Liquid Web Hosting Offers
 Liquid Web Hosting Offers

Liquid Web delivers high-performance traditional, cloud and cluster hosting environments and is known for fast, reliable, highly secure and hassle-free hosting.

 NPS Score of 67
NPS Score of 67 

If you need a server or VPS for one or more projects, you’ve come to the right place. Fully customizable dedicated server hosting with real-time monitoring and 100% power and network uptime guarantee.


  • Dedicated server
  • VPS
  • VMware Private Cloud
  • Multi-server solutions

Even though optimized WordPress hosting is the best choice for most blog owners, a dedicated server can sometimes be worth it in terms of price. Especially if other scripts are used as well.  

I also use such a solution to run my various projects on one host.


 Nexcess WordPress Hosting Services
Nexcess WordPress Hosting Services 

Nexcess – a premier eCommerce hosting provider. The brand joined the Liquid Web family of brands in 2019. Liquid Web has chosen Nexcess to benefit from their 20+ years of strong expertise in eCommerce.

Nexcess’ cloud platform now runs on their managed WordPress and Magento plans, providing superior speed, scalability and security on their proprietary cloud stack technology.

Nexcess is a fully managed cloud solution for optimizing content and commerce platforms, helping SMBs and their developers build better, faster, and smarter websites and stores.


  • Managed WordPress Hosting
  • Managed WooCommerce Hosting
  • Managed Magento Hosting


Even though Liquid Web and Nexcess operate on the same platform, their offerings are very different.

Liquid Web offers traditional servers and VPS. Nexcess specializes in WordPress and e-commerce.

By the way, Kadence and Restrict Content Pro also belong to Liquid Web.

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