About Cloudways

The company is built and optimized for cloud providers including DigitalOcean, Linode, Vultr, AWS, and Google Cloud.
Cloudways was founded in 2009 by Uzair and Aaqib Gadit. The company is based out of Malta with offices in Dubai and Spain, with 45 points of presence within the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Australia including:
- Los Angeles, California
-Toronto, Canada
-Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
-Paris, France
-Hong Kong, China
-Sydney, Australia
Cloudways’ platform is a great option for entry level and intermediate bloggers, designers, and developers. Web developers won't have to worry about installing featured programs like Nginx, Memcached, Linux, or MySQL, considering that they are included in the Cloudways products.
With other features coupled with 24/7 client support, Cloudways could be the ultimate choice for your e-commerce business.


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Services We Offer

Prices start at $10 per month and vary depending on the data center that you choose. All services are contract-free, allowing you to pay on a monthly basis for any DigitalOcean, Linode, Vultr, AWS, or Google Cloud hosting plan.
With each plan, you’ll also receive 24/7/365 Live Chat and ticketing, infrastructure and platform support, an application support guide, and proactive monitor alerts.
Advanced plans include proactive investigations and monitoring as spyware and to prevent malware and digital attacks on your business.
Premium plans include a private slack channel and phone support. These support add-ons are either free, $100, or $500 based on the amount of space you need.
You’ll be happy to know that all plans come with:
? Free SSL Certificates
? Free Migration
? Unlimited Application Installation
? Dedicated Firewalls
? 24/7 Real Time Monitoring
Additionally, Cloudways provides a 3-day free trial so that you can get familiar with their platform and determine if they are the right cloud-based host for you.
With customizable pricing, lightning-fast load times, daily backups, and awesome security measures, Cloudways may be able to help you scale your business from a digital perspective.
Here are the plans and products that Cloudways has to offer your website and company.
Digital Ocean: Standard
$10/month
RAM: 1GB
Processor: 1Core
Storage: 25GB
Bandwidth: 1TB
$22/month
RAM: 2GB
Processor: 1 Core
Storage: 50GB
Bandwidth: 2TB

$42/month
RAM: 4GB
Processor: 2 Core
Storage: 80GB
Bandwidth: 4TB
$80/month
RAM: 8GB
Processor: 4 Core
Storage: 160GB
Bandwidth: 5TB
Cloudways uses DigitalOcean data centers to provide you with an adequate amount of space and speed to help you scale your online affairs.
You can expect automated backups, auto healing, HTTP/2 enabled servers, and SSH and SFTP Access as part of the standard plan as well.
DigitalOcean also offers developer-friendly products for novices to webmasters. One of them is called “Droplets” which has add-on storage, advanced security, and monitoring for your website.
“Spaces' ' is another feature that creates reliable storage via a drag-and-drop interaction, while “Kubernetes' ' is for developers and operators, and is used to deploy web applications, API, and even secure backend services.
DigitalOcean: Premium
$12/month
RAM 1GB
Processor: 1 Core
Storage 25GB
Bandwidth: 1TB
$26/month
RAM: 2GB
Processor: 1 Core
Storage: 50GB
Bandwidth: 2TB
$96/month
RAM: 8GB
Processor: 4 Core
Storage: 160GB
Bandwidth: 5TB
The major difference between DigitalOcean Standard and Premium plans are the amount of storage and bandwidth you receive. With the premium plans, you will receive faster speed and more space for your digital content due to the upgraded servers used.
Let’s also throw in that Cloudways uses DigitalOcean because of their superb uptime of 99% and speed time of 268ms.
With DigitalOcean, and the other cloud hosts that Cloudways uses, you can even install popular apps like WordPress, Strapi, and Ghost onto your website with the help of the powerful servers.
Linode
$12/month
RAM: 1GB
Processor: 1 Core
Storage: 25GB
Bandwidth: 1TB
$24/month
RAM: 2GB
Processor: 1 Core
Storage: 50GB
Bandwidth: 2TB
$50/month
RAM: 4GB
Processor: 2 Core
Storage: 80GB
Bandwidth: 4TB
$90/month
RAM: 8GB
Processor: 4 Core
Storage: 160GB
Bandwidth: 5TB
Linode offers many of the same features as DigitalOcean. One of the more notable features is the 24/7 real-time monitoring that keeps track of your website(s) with no-hassle on your part.
The dedicated firewall is great for protection while on a public VLAN. It also blocs or reforms traffic before it ever reaches your server.
Along with the dedicated firewall, Linode has very flexible options and selections of add-ons combined with great in-depth guides and tutorials for efficient web development.
However, Linode can sometimes lack in being effective for new users. Linode is based on the Linux operating system and if you are not seriously experienced with Linux, get ready to use those tutorials and guides we talked about.
Vultr: Standard
$11/month
RAM: 1GB
Processor: 1 Core
Storage: 25GB
Bandwidth: 1TB
$23/month
RAM: 2GB
Processor: 1 Core
Storage 55GB
Bandwidth: 2TB
$44/month
RAM: 4GB
Processor: 2 Core
Storage: 80GB
Bandwidth: 3TB
$84/month
RAM: 8GB
Processor: 4Core
Storage: 160GB
Bandwidth: 4TB
Unlike traditional hosting platforms, Cloudways uses PHP 7.3 Ready Servers for great uptime and quick speed. There’s also the CDN add-on that can be geographically distributed to provide fast delivery of internet content.
What also makes Vultr a great choice on the Cloudways platform is the 14 data centers that Vultr has. With this many centers, your digital content can be distributed globally to each center, and patrons from around the world can visit and explore your website with little-to-no issue.
Vultr: High Frequency
$11/month
RAM: 1GB
Processor: 1 Core
Storage: 25GB
Bandwidth: 1TB
$23/month
RAM: 2GB
Processor: 1 Core
Storage: 55GB
Bandwidth: 2TB
$44/month
RAM: 4GB
Processor: 2 Core
Storage: 80GB
Bandwidth: 3TB
$84/month
RAM: 8GB
Processor: 4 Core
Storage: 160GB
Bandwidth: 4TB
While on Cloudways platform, Vultr provides a great staging environment for your online presence. With this feature, you will be able to review your site and applications before it is visible on the live site.
The main purpose of this feature is to ensure that the new changes from your previous digital environments are functional on your new site before your patrons visit it.
Amazon Web Service: AWS
$36.51/month
RAM: 2GB
vCPU: 2
Storage: 20GB
Bandwidth: 2GB
$86.77/month
RAM: 4GB
vCPU: 2
Storage: 20GB
Bandwidth: 2GB
$176.26/month
RAM: 8GB
vCPU: 2
Storage: 20GB
Bandwidth: 2GB
$274.33/month
RAM: 16GB
vCPU: 4
Storage: 20GB
Bandwidth: 2GB
With Amazon Web Service (AWS), disk sizes are configurable to the amount of space and power that you need, and bandwidth is on a “pay as you go” basis. On the other hand, to access and launch the AWS servers, you’ll have to upgrade your account.
You may also like the fact that AWS is capable of being used on both Windows and Linux operating system servers.
Speaking of servers, with connection with Cloudways, AWS can easily provide your single site or multiple domains with extensive server support if a flaw were to be revealed or created.
Cloudways was also more than smart enough to add Amazon Web Services to their list of cloud hosts considering that AWS was voted Editor’s Choice for Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS).
Google Cloud
$33.18/month
RAM: 1.70GB
vCPU: 1
Storage: 20GB
Bandwidth: 2GB
$73.50/month
RAM: 3.75GB
vCPU: 1
Storage: 20GB
Bandwidth: 2GB
$138.52/month
RAM: 7.5GB
vCPU: 2
Storage: 20GB
Bandwidth: 2GB
$225.93/month
RAM: 15GB
vCPU: 4
Storage: 20GB
Bandwidth: 2GB
As one of the more popular companies to work with, Cloudways uses Google Cloud to provide optimal cloud hosting wherever Google is used.
Because of its global presence, Google Cloud has a vast array of global private networks which makes speed and connectivity fast, easy, and user-friendly. However, you should know that even on the Cloudways platform, integrating Google Cloud with non-Google products will be a challenge.
The automated backups are stored to your Google accounts and emails for future storage, and the platform is optimized with advanced caches. Let’s also mention the team management and 24/7 real-time monitoring that comes along with Google Cloud.

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How to Install WordPress on Cloudways
Step 1: From your “Server” click on the circular grid icon and select “WordPress Multisite.”
Step 2: Enter your login credentials for your WordPress account and login.
Step 3: Go to “Tool,” select “Network Setup,” then click on “deactivate your plugins.”
Step 4: Click “Plugins,” then select “Deactivate,” then click the “Apply” button.
Step 5: Choose your option of “Sub-domains” and “Sub-directories.” You’ll most likely choose “Sub-domains” for integrating WordPress.
Step 6: Go to “Tools” and click on “Network Setup.” Edit the wp-config.php and .htaccess as instructed.
Step 7: Go to “My Site” and click on “Network Admin.” Then, click on “Sites” and add a new domain to your platform.
Step 8: Navigate to the “Application Management” area in Cloudways platform and click “Domain Management.”
Add the “Domain Name”
Add all your sub-domains in the “Additional Domains” option, then click on “Save Changes.”
Then, log into your domain registrar and add “A Record” for all your sub-domains.
Step 9: In a new tab, check your WordPress site and all sub-domains to ensure that your website is working and provides an efficient user experience.


Limited Free Trial
Free trials are available with DigitalOcean, Linode, and Vultr but are not offered by AWS or Google Cloud.
You will have to upgrade your account to receive this feature. Overall, with this free trial, you will be able to see if the Cloudways platform and its capabilities align with your mission without having to provide a credit card.
Contract-Free Hosting Plans
To add, because these services are contract free, you will be able to launch multiple plans between separate servers depending on your needs.
All pricing plans charge hourly, so if you ever needed to make a change to a pricing plan, your billing will reflect it immediately allowing for no interruptions in service.
If you ever needed to cancel your plan, it’s as simple as deleting your servers, then only being charged for the time the servers were active.
Security Features
One of the most important factors that makes Cloudways a solid choice for your organization is the security factor.
Cloud computing is one of the most advanced ways to secure data and other confidential information for you, your employees, and your patrons.
Cloudways’ security services also reduce your workload through the resources of their reputable cloud management providers. Every account has layers of security features including firewalls, SSH and SFTP logins, bot protection, free SSL certificates, application isolation and many others.
Great Uptime of 99%
Cloudways speed and performance ratings makes it one of the highest performing hosting companies with a 99% uptime.
How? Because with Cloudways, it’s possible to have a server created within minutes by using the one-click installation applications and chatting with the 24/7 team management.
Additionally, with AWS, DigitalOcean, and Google Cloud being notorious for incredible load times, you can expect your website reliability to seldom falter. Your digital performance is based in a dedicated environment of SSD-based hosting with built-in advanced caches.
PHP 7.3 Ready Servers
Cloudways also offers its own Content Distribution Network (CDN) via PHP 7.3 Ready Servers starting at $1 for every 35GB used to give an additional boost of exceptional performance to your website.
This add-on is a powerful and simple application infrastructure to work with, allowing you to reach a wider audience with superior support via the PHP server management.
PHP 7.3 Ready Servers also include auto-healing managed cloud servers, so in a worst-case scenario, most of the issues within your server will be resolved through automatic restarts.


Frequently Asked Questions about Cloudways

  • How long is the free trial?

    The free trial is 3 days. After that time, your services will be pay-as-you-go when your account is upgraded.
    Cloudways accepts all major credit cards, even PayPal, and you are only billed at the end of your billing cycle, after you have used the services. There is also an option to add funds to your account to prepay for your services.

  • Do I need to pay for the servers I use on Cloudways?

    No, you do not have to pay to use Cloudways servers if you already have an account. Whether you sign up to use DigitalOcean, AWS, VULTR, Linode, or Google Cloud, the only charge you will receive is from Cloudways.

  • How many applications can be hosted on one server?

    Cloudways has unlimited applications and exceptional application settings which you can use to determine how many applications you need on one server.
    Factors such as the type of CMS you’re using, server specs and storage, and site traffic are just a few to help with application placement on your server.
    For example, the 1GB server could hold 5 smaller websites combining 50k views per month, while the 2GB plan with the same number of sites can hold double the traffic.

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