In this article I’m going to be reviewing the cloudways hosting platform. I’ll be discussing the pros and cons of there service and wether or not you should be using cloudways as your hosting provider.
Website speed is critical for any successful website. Website speed is used as one of googles many algorithms for ranking on their search engine. Having a fast website also increases user engagement thus lowering your bounce rate and increasing conversion rate on your website.
The impatience of people in regards to website speed is exteremly shocking. Amazon’s calculated that a page load slowdown of just one second could cost it $1.6 billion in sales each year.
Google has calculated that by slowing its search results by just four tenths of a second they could lose 8 million searches per day–meaning they’d serve up many millions fewer online adverts.
As you can see there are many reasons why you need to make sure your website is loading lighting fast. Cloudways enable you to achieve this for an affordable monthly fee.
Pro’s & Con’s
- Supports multiple cloud providers
- Lighting fast hosting
- Cloudways CDN
- Free Lets Encrypt SSL
- Easy install of WordPress and other apps
- Good Value
- 24/7 support
- Non-standard control panels
- Installer directly supports 12 apps only
Even though there live chat support can be a bit slack, I do massively rate there support ticketing system and cloudways support always do there best to help you. Cloudways also have a knowledge base, with indepth articles and how to’s to help you get the most from your hosting.
My experience with Cloudways
I have been using cloudways for roughly a year now. There is nothing bad for me to say about my experience with Cloudways. I currently host all of my websites with them. Even the one your on right now, my personal freelancing website is running on the Cloudways platform.
At first I found it quiet difficult to work my way around there control panel, it definitely took abit of getting use to. But now I love it! And I must say I prefer it over the standard cPanel that most web hosts provide you with.
The platform enables you to have mutliple servers. This enabling you to tailor your server to the best performance for different website applications.
There servers allow you to customise your backup times from every 6 hours up to 7 days and a maximum backup retention time of 4 weeks… Which is extremely good.
There is also the option of vertical scaling enabling you to have more resources on demand.
Packages start from £0.0111422 /hr or £8 /pm which is extremely afforadable.
All in all I hugely recommend using cloudways as your next hosting provider if your serious about your websites success. The speed and support they provide for a small monthly fee is second to non. If you need any help with getting started please do not hesitate to contact me wether it be migrating your exsisting website from another hosting provider, or you need help with setting up your CDN, I am available to help.
Website Speed Tools
Test your website with the below tools to see if you need to increase your speed: