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“Glued to Liquid Web” - Crazy Engineers Case Study

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INDUSTRY Community Forum PRODUCT(S) Cloud VPS, Dedicated PAIN POINTS Crazy Engineers needed a host who could provide reliable uptime and security for its growing engineering community forum. When their site suffered a debilitating hack, they knew it was time to call Liquid Web. HOW LIQUID WEB HELPED Liquid Web enhanced a site that wasn't quite right by offering steady upgrades, fast and versatile servers, and a full complement of database tools. The Most Helpful Humans in Hosting TM engineered the website to withstand a 70% increase in traffic, and delivered High- Availability Solutions to ensure community forums operated at peak performance. They also sped up database processes by 330%. "Glued to Liquid Web" Crazy Engineers Databases Get 330% Faster as Company Relies on Liquid Web for Hosting and Tech Expertise Kaustubh Katdare launched CrazyEngineers.com in 2005 to facilitate the exchange of ideas between engineering professionals. Since then, the site has made a name for itself by providing a constant stream of new and useful information and a vibrant online community where ideas that shape our future are discussed. As an engineer-built site for engineers, site management wasn't an initial concern. But problems did arise relating to hardware, uptime, and security: the original site suffered a debilitating hack that the previous host could not recover f rom. Growing the site as a startup also created a number of concerns, such as not having enough server capacity to handle fluctuating traffic needs as the site became more popular. Crazy Smart Technical Support Provides the Perfect Solution for Crazy Engineers Building on a shared environment currently in place, Liquid Web's full palette of security features protected the site, ensured superior uptime, and provided the technical support that helped Crazy Engineers move

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