what is Cloudways?
Here is an excerpt from the cloudways site. It tells about what is cloudways and what it does?
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.
If you host on digital ocean, price will be—
If you host on Vultr, price will be—
If you host on Linode, price will be—
If you host on Amazon Web Service, price will be—
If you host on Google Cloud Platform, price will be—
Cloudways vs 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
|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
|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
|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.
How to install WordPress on Cloudways?
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?
what’s next, you have installed WordPress. But, it is not pointed to your domain. You can do that in the domain management.