Cloudways Review – High Performance WordPress Hosting

By Ann Hills / 3 weeks ago

What Exactly is Cloudways?

CloudWays is a managed cloud hosting platform that allows you to deploy multiple applications including WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, Magento and more in just one click.

Unlike other managed hosting providers, they actually don’t operate any physical servers themselves.

Instead, they provide an intuitive user interface that lets you deploy and manage servers from the top 5 cloud providers, such as:

  • Digital Ocean
  • Vultr
  • Linode
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Amazon Web Services

Pricing is a little complicated, as it depends both on the server spec you need and the cloud provider you choose.

What I Like about Cloudways

The Best Performance You Could Possibly Get

When your sites are hosted on your own cloud server, you’ll not have to share resources with anyone else.

That means better & more reliable performance.

You also won’t have any similar limitations that most shared hosting will put on your account.

For example, Siteground has quite low CPU limits for their hosting plans and once you reach the limit you would either have to upgrade or their system would automatically take your site offline until the issue is resolved.

Affordable Pricing That Fits Everyone's Budget

Cloudways has different pricing plans depending on the cloud server providers and sever specs you choose.

The higher the specs, the more you pay.

This is great because you only pay for what you need.

My recommendation is to go with Linode since they’ve consistently been showing the best performance during my tests.

Intuitive User Interface

Cloudways has done a great job at making a simple and easy to use admin panel.

They don’t have too many confusing options like CPANEL (it’s what most hosting companies use) and only feature what you need to deploy and manage your servers/applications.

After signing up for a trial account and logging in, you’ll be prompted to deploy your first server.

Launching a New WordPress Website In Just a Few Clicks

A default WordPress installation is already created when you deploy your server.

However, if you want to add more. It’s very easy!

Just visit Applications from the menu bar, then click on Add Application

Free WordPress Caching Plugin

When you launch a WordPress application using Cloudways, they’ll automatically install their own caching plugin on your website called Breeze.

It’s fairly simple to configure and can be a good alternative to W3 Total Cache or WP Rocket.

I tested it on a few sites and the results look comparable to the 2 plugins mentioned above.

Conclusion: Do I Recommend Cloudways?

Absolutely yes!

As I said earlier, I have moved all of my most important money websites to Cloudways in the past few months.

And trust me – that decision wasn’t made lightly as a fast & reliable hosting is the foundation of any website’s success.

They’re certainly not perfect. But their affordability, performance, and flexibility are hard to beat.

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About the author

Ann Hills

My name is Ann Hills and I am a food blogger and a yoga teacher. When I was a child, I often got around my mother and watched her cooking in our kitchen. My mom always says to me that: “Kitchen is the heart of any home”. I strongly believe in her saying that’s reason why I prefer spending my money to make my home better than other stuff.

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