In this Cloudways review, I’ll be taking a look at their web hosting reselling business and checking how much value they bring to the table.
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Cloudways is reselling virtual private servers from the most reputable providers in the business. But in an exchange for setting up and upkeeping your server Cloudways charges double the price. In this Cloudways review, I’ll be going over just how much value they can bring to the table and answering the question – is Cloudways worth it?
00:00 – Intro
00:20 – Cloudways Business Model
02:10 – Pricing
04:16 – Control Panel & Features
06:30 – Performance
08:00 – Downsides
10:55 – Support
12:45 – Recommendation
CLOUDWAYS BUSINESS MODEL
Cloudways has taken quite a different approach to web hosting. Instead of having web hosting servers and infrastructure themselves. They simply rent everything and provide users with a beginner-friendly and easy to manage method of hosting their websites. Offering quite an improvement in performance for a fraction of the cost. As I prepared for this Cloudways review, did performance tests, interacted with the support I definitely found that this approach allows Cloudways to do very well, while others….left to be desired.
Cloudways advertise monthly prices on their homepage. But the pricing system is a bit more complex. You actually build up your bill as you go, the more applications or websites you host, the more it’s going to cost. The more features you activate, the more it’s going to cost. The more space and bandwidth you use up…you guessed it, the more it’s going to cost.
On the bright side, you’re never overpaying while using Cloudways. because they charge you ONLY for the resources that you’re actually using. So even if you have a really powerful server, that you don’t utilize to capacity you won’t be charged extreme amounts.
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CONTROL PANEL AND FEATURES
The main advantage of Cloudways is the control panel. It provides you with an easy to use tool when managing your virtual private servers. And it boasts quite an impressive amount of features. For example, you can install all of the most popular content management systems like WordPress or Drupal. You get access to professional email services at an extra cost, you get free SSL certificates for the domains you connect. And creating new applications or servers is extremely easy.
During this cloudways review, I noticed that it’s the EASIEST way of managing your virtual private server that I have seen while working with web hosting.
Okay while this is a Cloudways review, they don’t actually own any of the servers. So, the performance is entirely dependant on their supplier and which web hosting provider you choose. For this review I went with VULTR and the performance was spectacular. The best I’ve seen this year and by paying $8 a month I was able to get a faster website than $20 or $30 shared web hosting plans.
If you’re looking for performance and speed VPS or Cloud Hosting is definitely the way to go and Cloudways will work spectacularly well.
SUPPORT & DOWNSIDES
While the performance is great, the pricing is awesome and the service itself is really enjoyable. The people behind Cloudways like to do a lot of shady and spammy marketing. I believe that the product they have is good enough and they don’t need this. But it is what it is.
Cloudways does a lot of marketing campaigns on forums, Reddit, and Facebook groups where they pretend to be customers and influence people to buy. At the same time, they do quite aggressive email marketing campaigns. And the support that they offer isn’t the best. They weren’t able to consult me on the problem I had in the video and it felt like at least in this Cloudways review video they simply wanted to get rid of me.
Cloudways pricing and performance ratio is just too good to pass up. Even though I don’t stand behind the people that run the company, I enjoy the service. I believe it’s an excellent web hosting choice for anyone looking for fast/stable/easy to use solution.
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I am affiliated, but not sponsored by any hosting provider. This means I might make money when you purchase hosting services through the links provided and I might be able to offer discounts when available. All of my opinions on this channel are always my own!