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Last reviewed Jun 5, 2016

Key features

  • PHP
  • Uptime Guarantee
  • Windows
  • Windows
  • Firewall Protection
  • Windows 2008

User Reviews - Total: 2


It so nice to work with just professionals. That team gives you much more that they offer at they pricing. Their response is fantastic. You only have to calculate very carefully which hosting provider to choose and what server size. Eg. my Google Cloud server is the only server I use with one year with NO downtime :-)


I was looking for an awesome host and came across Cloudways. I preferred Cloudways because of the following qualities:
1. Awesome support: Support with real human interaction in live chat. The live chat is always ON and you can easily get solution for any Cloudways related problem.
2. Easy web apps installation: 1 click WordPress installation, other apps are also available like Drupal, Joomla etc.
3. Cost: Unlike other cloud services, the cost starts $5 per month or $0.01 per hour. Initially, I started with 30 days free trial on basic server. No need to provide credit card details during signing up for free trial.
4. Customizable: A lot of options are available, you can choose between two cloud services (Amazon and DigitalOcean). You can easily customize the server resources according to your need. I was delighted to see region options too.

Based on cloud VMAN formula, it guaranties blazing speed. It is scalable. One of the other best feature that I really loved is free website migration.
In short, I got everything for a little price.

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Cloudways Founded: 2009

Cloudways Introduction

Based in Malta and founded in 2009, Cloudways offers fully managed, cloud-based hosting solutions. These are geared toward large websites and businesses looking for a solution that will manage administration for them. Soon, Cloudways will offer a self-managed cloud solutions geared toward individuals and developers for small website administration.


Like many of their peers, Cloudways offers live chat and a ticketing system. Both support options are available on any day and at any time. Real-time answers can be expected for minor problems. The site also has a knowledge base for simple answers to basic questions.


Whether you need PowerCloud, fully managed hosting for a large website, or Click&Go Cloud for individuals, Cloudways offers a set of helpful, basic features.

  • 24/7 live support via chat or support ticket
  • 30 days money-back guarantee
  • Free cloud migration
  • No contracts
  • Multi-site hosting
  • Regional managed hosting

Power Cloud

This solution is optimal if you own a large website, and prefer that Cloudways handle system administration and management, so you don’t have to.

  • Fully-managed, cloud hosting
  • 99.9% uptime guaranteed
  • 24/7 monitoring
  • You own your data and may migrate any time
  • Optional, separate database servers
  • On-demand scaling
  • Root access, SSH and sFTP
  • Additional, off-site backups for increased redundancy
  • Complete support for apps, like WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal
  • Multisite support from one admin panel
  • Support and automatic updating for plug-ins
  • Fully managed core application updates
  • Automatic scalability; no downtime
  • Optional automatic failover; prevents downtime by instantly switching to backup server if main server is down
  • SSL integration and optional PCI compliance add-on
  • Servers and apps are behind fully managed firewalls
  • Performance optimization features like Varnished, Memcached, and database optimization
  • Desktop and mobile monitoring of all your vital stats

Click&Go Cloud

This package is a simple, cloud hosting environment for individuals who wish to control management themselves. Also a good choice for developers to test and run sites.

  • One-click app deployment
  • Pre-installed, optimized apps
  • Partnered with Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud for reliable, redundant environment
  • Automatic and scheduled vertical scaling; one-click
  • Manual and automatic backups
  • One-click restore from backup
  • Performance optimization features like Varnished, Memcached, and NGINX
  • Dedicated servers with dedicated IPs
  • SSH access
  • You manage services like: MySQL, Apache, Varnish, and NGINX in control panel
  • Infrastructure planning and system consultancy
  • On-demand server provisioning
  • 100% uptime guaranteed
  • Advanced security measures to limit attack surface of servers


  • Root access included, despite being fully managed
  • Scalability in either account type
  • No contracts
  • Constant monitoring
  • Loads of optional features


  • Based outside the U.S. (sometimes a downside for customers in the U.S.)
  • Pricing is vague
  • Interested users must request a quote to find out more
  • No email or phone support

The Verdict
As the name suggests, Cloudways is all about cloud hosting and computing. You won’t find dedicated server plans with this company. However, those looking for simplicity and cloud-based hosting without the requirement of an experienced admin or Linux expert may find what they need with Cloudways. The fully-managed plans they offer are truly just that. With no contracts and a 30 day money-back guarantee, you can test drive their service to see if it meets your needs.

Cloudways Hosting Plans

Hosting Plan Features Disk Space Bandwidth Price
Power Cloud PHP Windows 2008 Firewall Protection Windows Windows Uptime Guarantee Unlimited Unlimited $99.90/month
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Cloud Hosting #1 PHP Windows 2008 Firewall Protection Windows Windows Uptime Guarantee 20GB 1TB $5.00/month
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Cloud Hosting #2 PHP APC PaaS IaaS Developer Managed 30GB 2TB $15.00/month
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Cloud Hosting #3 PHP Windows 2008 Firewall Protection Windows Windows Uptime Guarantee 40GB 3TB $30.00/month
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Cloud Hosting #4 PHP APC PaaS IaaS Developer Managed 60GB 4TB $75.00/month
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Cloud Hosting #5 PHP Windows 2008 Firewall Protection Windows Windows Uptime Guarantee 80GB 5TB $155.00/month
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Cloud Hosting #6 PHP APC PaaS IaaS Developer Managed 160GB 6TB $310.00/month
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Cloud Hosting #7 PHP Windows 2008 Firewall Protection Windows Windows Uptime Guarantee 320GB 7TB $570.00/month
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Cloud Hosting #8 PHP APC IaaS PaaS Developer Managed 480GB 8TB $855.00/month
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Cloudways Features

All Features

  • Apache
  • APC
  • Cloud
  • Developer
  • Drupal
  • IaaS
  • IIS 7.0
  • Joomla
  • Magento
  • Managed
  • MediaWiki
  • memcached
  • MongoDB
  • Moodle
  • PaaS
  • SMTP
  • SSH Access
  • SugarCRM

How does Cloudways compare to their competitors?

Overall ★★★★★
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