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(Last Updated On: January 25, 2018)

what is Cloudways?

Here is an excerpt from the cloudways site. It tells about what is cloudways and what it does?

Cloudways is an intuitive cloud hosting platform, that enables novices, bloggers, designers, developers and agencies to easily manage and deploy applications on DigitalOcean, Amazon EC2, Vultr, Google and KYUP Containers. What Cloudways does is optimize and setup all the necessary software on the DigitalOcean, Amazon EC2, Vultr and Google servers. You don’t have to worry about installing Linux, MySQL, PHP, Varnish, Memcache, Apache, Nginx and other scripts on the servers.

Now, Let me make it simple for you.

Cloudways is a managed cloud hosting platform. Managed means everything managed, all technical thing is configured. You don’t have to worry about hosting your site on cloud host.

Some examples of such cloud hosting platforms are DigitalOcean, Amazon EC2, Vultr, Google and KYUP Containers.

Cloudways provides many applications to install. WordPress, PHP Stack, Laravel, Magento, Drupal, Joomla, Moodle, Thirty Bees, OpenCart are few of them. Among them, WordPress is the most popular one in the blogging community.

Cloudways Pricing

If you host on digital ocean, price will be—

cloudways price for digital ocean



If you host on Vultr,  price will be—

cloudways price for vultr

If you host on Linode,  price will be—

cloudways price for linode

If you host on Amazon Web Service,  price will be—

cloudways price for amazon web service

If you host on Google Cloud Platform,  price will be—

cloudways price for google cloud

Cloudways vs Siteground

Cloudways Siteground
 1. Only managed cloud hosting.  1. Shared Hosting, Dedicated server, cloud hosting.
 2. Managed Cloud Hosting.  2. Managed Cloud Hosting
 3. Cheaper than Siteground.  3. Costly.
 4. One click Application installer  4. One click Application installer.
 5. Customer support is good.  5. Customer support is good.

Cloudways vs DigitalOcean

Cloudways Digital Ocean
 1. Managed WordPress Hosting.  1. Not managed Hosting.
 2. Digital Ocean is one of the servers, they provide other servers too.  2. Digital Ocean Server.
 3. Price is more  3. Cheaper than Cloudways.
 4. Customer support is good.  4. Customer support is above average.

Cloudways vs WP Engine

Cloudways WP Engine
 1.Cheaper than WP Engine  1. Expensive
 2.More Resource  2. Less Resource
 3.Customer support is good  3. Customer support is good
 4.Managed WordPress: Easy to operate  4.Managed WordPress: Easy to operate


Cloudways vs Serverpilot

Cloudways Serverpilot
 1. Prices are almost same as serverpilot  1. Although serverpilot offers a free hosting service, you know what free means in the web hosting world.
 2. Digital Ocean Server, Vultr Server, Google Cloud, Amazon Web Server  2. Only Digital Ocean Server
 3. Fast Hosting  3. Fast Hosting
 4. Customer Service is good.  4. Customer service is average.

Here are the customer reviews of cloudways on HostAdvice. You may love reading them.

Cloudways WordPress

How to install WordPress on Cloudways?

cloudways wordpress

Select the Application. Here our application WordPress. Choose the first option under WordPress. This will be the latest version. There may be an option for unoptimized(clean) WordPress installation which we do not recommend.

If you choose the optimized WordPress by CloudWays, you get preinstalled caching plugin and some other optimizations.

Name your app as you wish and add a name to the project which you can change later on. Here I named it as First WPsite.

How to manage your application on Cloudways?

application management on cloudways

what’s next, you have installed WordPress. But, it is not pointed to your domain. You can do that in the domain management.


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  • One click Application installation
  • Simple Interface


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