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Cloudways Hosting Review


Cloudways is not a new name in the hosting market. The company is located in Malta, a European country. It offers a cloud platform and easy to use application hosting on their platform. The company offers a one-stop solution for all types of hosting platform such as Google, Amazon, Vultr, Digital Ocean etc. The company focus on concept “you take care of the business and rest assured as far as site hosting is concerned. The company works at the global level and you can host your site anywhere where you considered best. There is no particular barrier as far site CMS is concerned. A customer can host Magento, Joomla, WordPress, Prestashop or any other PHP site without any trouble. Moreover customer will get all other additional services such as Email hosting, DNS and site backup at free of cost. The Platform is ideal for hosting WordPress, PHP, Drupal, Joomla and other CMS sites without any problem.

Cloudways Hosting Plans & Pricing:

This is the only concern as hosting the site on Cloudways server is expensive than hosting on any other platforms but do not forget that you are hosting on world’s top platforms. The service, resource, add-on, and facility provides along with hosting are really appreciable. You will receive 24X7 chat and phone support, and you will be assigned a dedicated manager to resolve your issues. Along with service, you will be given a free site backup on daily basis or you can change the frequency of site backup. Additionally, free email hosting will be provided with your account.

Generally hosting on Kyup, Google and Amazon will cost you bigger amount but reliability and server strength will help you grow your business.

We have listed down the comparison of Cloudways hosting plans with respect to Pricing. But one thing makes them superior that they allow the customer to scale up and down within few minutes. Let say you buy a digital ocean plan with basic features and after few days your site receives huge visitors then you can easily scale up without changing the server in a minute, visa-Versa downgrade if your site is receiving a lesser amount of traffic. The process will take less than 3 minutes and you will be charged on pro rata basis.

The company charges on monthly basis and customer can make payment using credit card, Debit card or Paypal.

  • Digital Ocean

    $7 /month

    • 512 MB RAM
    • 1 Core Processor
    • 1 TB Bandwidth
    • 20 GB Storage
    • Unlimited Sites
    • Free SSL

  • Vultr

    $11 /month

    • 1 GB RAM
    • 1 Core Processor
    • 1 TB Bandwidth
    • 25 GB Storage
    • Unlimited Sites
    • Free SSL

  • Amazon

    $88 /month

    • 3.75 GB RAM
    • 1 Core Processor
    • 2 GB Bandwidth
    • 4 GB Storage
    • Unlimited Sites
    • Free SSL

  • Google

    $70 /month

    • 3.75 GB RAM
    • 1 Core Processor
    • 2 GB Bandwidth
    • 20 GB Storage
    • Unlimited Sites
    • Free SSL

  • Kyup

    $75 /month

    • 2 GB RAM
    • 2 Core Processor
    • 2 TB Bandwidth
    • 40 GB Storage
    • Unlimited Sites
    • Free SSL

Cloudways Hosting Features & Services:

The Cloudways offers multiple cloud infrastructures such as Amazon, Google, Vultr, Digital Ocean and Kyup. Where you can manage server in just a few clicks. It has over 25 datacenters located in the various part of the world. Moreover there is over 10+ applications packages are available so you may choose as per your requirement. Hosting provider gives you a feel of dedicated environment where you can easily select the server configuration like – CPU, RAM, storage etc.

The company also offer “Let’s Encrypt” free SSL certificate, which easily can be installed on your site to run your site on https. Just entering the Email and domain name and within few second, it will be started serving your site on the network with SSL.

Apart from the server configuration few additional features which make it more user-friendly hosting such as one click delete application or server. Easy cloning of the application and moving to your site to the desirable server. Moreover, you need to worry about the backup as it will automatically backup your site without doing almost nothing, and if any day you messed up your site, then in a single click restore your site back up instantly.

Daily Site Backup
: The Data backup service will start along with buying a hosting plan. The data backup will be done on daily basis.

24X7 Support Available
:The company offers all types of support like Chat, Phone and Ticket support 24X7.

Free Site Migration
First Site migration is free on Cloudways, contact customer care executive after buying plan.

Payment Options
: The hosting company will raise the invoice every month end. You may pay as per your convenience – Debit card, Credit card and also allow PayPal mode.

Hosting Uptime
: 99.9%

Important Tech Features of Cloudways Hosting Company


Site hosting on the server which is powered by Thunderstruck, where you will get Varnish, Memcache, Apache, Nginx, and PHP-FPM. It helps your site to load extremely faster.

Multi-location Hostincentrescenters

The customer can choose the server location per their choice and host in the same country will be added advantage. The website will receive good speed and improve site loading time. Therefore select the infrastructure server which has the location nearby your site’s visitors. Mostly these types of environment help those customers who wish to serve the customer in the developed countries where currently no datacenters established by the bigger hosting brands.

Server Add-ons

Email and security will be the priority things you will receive from Cloudways. You don’t need to install the additional security features as it will automatically be configured. Server related management tasks will be monitored by the Cloudways bot and it will perform better in many cases.

Varnish UI

Site optimization and security will be improved with Varnish. You can manually configure few things to improve performance if you are a techie.

 Other Additional Cloudways Services:

  • Hosting:  “Cloudways” is a completely different hosting provider, allow a customer to host the site on world’s most reliable and powerful cloud servers like Google, Amazon, Digital Ocean without learning the chemistry of Server configurations. A non-tech guy can host the site and can get same types of comfort like other bigger site like Amazon, BBC, Paypal etc are getting.
  • Scaling: Cloudways allow the customer to scale up and down the server resource to avoid bigger hosting bills. Select your plan and in few server infrastructure like Kyup allow the customer to auto up/down of resource.
  • Technology: Top notch technology helps the customer to improve site speed, performance, and security.
  • SSL Certificate: Free SSL certificate for every site. If you are hosting 10 sites on the server then you may install free SSL certificate for all your 10 websites.
  • Uptime:  99.99% server uptime. But there is no guarantee or any other prior server maintenance notification. Once your site goes up then they will notify the customer via mail and after coming back to live, Cloudways will inform you.     
  • Server Location: 

Google – Europe, Taiwan, Japan, USA

Vultr  – UK, USA, Singapore, Australia, France, Japan, Germany

Digital Ocean – UK, USA, Singapore, Netherlands, Japan India, Germany

Amazon (AWS) – UK, Canada, Ireland, South Korea, India, USA, Singapore, Australia, Japan, Germany, Brazil

Kyup – UK, USA, Singapore, Netherlands

Frequently Ask Questions: Cloudways Hosting Company

Who should use Cloudways hosting?

Anyone, there is no restriction but preferably those people who want a great service and want to host their site on world’s best-optimised servers. In some of the cases, a newbie doesn’t prefer to buy hosting with few dollar involves.

Is it newbie friendly?

Absolutely it is newbie friendly hosting. They just have to enter the URL and everything will be done within few minutes. Therefore no technical knowledge required to host a site on the Cloudways server.

Is server location available in my country?

Servers are located all over the world and currently have over 25 server locations. You may check the location mentioned above.

Is Cloudways provide free site backup?

Site backup is available free of cost. Site backup process is done every day. Any day, if you want to restore then you may easily do.

Does a free CDN available?

No. Free CDN is not available but you get a free Cloud Flare service.

Does it better for WordPress site hosting?

Yes. WordPress setup can be installed while setting up an application. There is free and updated setup available.

Any downtime while moving from one server to another?

Within Cloudways, you will never face any downtime if you are downgrading, upgrading or changing the server. You may easily clone the site or server and create a new without a single minute downtime.

Does it better for WordPress site hosting?

Yes. WordPress setup can be installed while setting up an application. There is free and updated setup available.

Is any cheap hosting plan available on Cloudways?

You can check the pricing and compare on which hosting infrastrure you would like to host your site. Google, Amazon, and Kyup are expensive whereas Vultr and Digitalocean offer cheap web hosting.

Will I get dedicated IP?

Yes you will get a dedicated IP for every server.

How many sites can I host on one server?

It depends on the size of Database and Files. You can host unlimited site as long as the resource allows.

How many sites can I host on one server?

It depends on the size of Database and Files. You can host unlimited site as long as the resource allows.

What about customer support?

Customer support is one of the best feature. You will get your query solved within few minutes. And less than a minute you will be connected to customer care executive for any type of technical support.

Can I host other than Cloud server?

No. There is only cloud hosting available.

  • 1- Click Installation
  • Free First Site migration
  • Easy Setup and no technical knowledge needed
  • Better Customer Support
  • Better Site performance and almost zero downtime
  • Server Performance & Optimisation are World-class
  • Security

  • Moderate Pricing – No Cheap hosting available
  • Only cloud hosting
  • Heavy resources required big money

8 Total Score

“I am a big fan of Cloudways service, there I got tremendous support and best hosting resource. I am not a tech-friendly, therefore could not use the host sites directly on these servers. so someone suggested me to use the Cloudways for the world's powerful servers. i have been using their service for last 2 years and satisfied. Customer care is good but I would rate 8 out of 10 as they do not have much technical knowledge”

9.6Editor's score
7.3User's score
Server Uptime
Technical Support
  • Best performing server for higher speed.
  • Free Data Backup
  • 14 Days Free
  • Quick Customer Support
  • No Free trial available other than 14 days free
  • Expensive than other hosting providers
  • Limited to 10 major CMS. No support for most of the CMS
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