I have been working with the web since way back in the days. I have developed and built different websites with various CMSs like WordPress, Joomla, and others. Before that, I did use website builder tools that generated static websites. The demands on web hosting nowadays have changed a lot. Especially if you want to sell products or services online your website really needs to have high availability and be fast. Online customers do not wait around for your website to load. Even worse if it’s unavailable, they won’t come back.
There are a lot of big hosting companies with aggressive marketing campaigns that claim they will host your website for a few dollars per month. This is far from the truth. I have been setting up dozens of websites on many of these hosting companies. Recently I built a Woocommerce e-commerce site with more than 100,000 products. I have also been working with things like HA (High Availability) in various settings. Several of them had multiple large powerful servers spread across physically separated data centers. So it’s fair to say I have quite a lot of knowledge in the hosting area.
Cloudways works in a bit different way than other hosting companies. It’s a bit similar to Uber doesn’t have any taxis and Airbnb does not have its own properties. In the same way, Cloudways doesn’t host any own servers. Instead, they let you decide where to host and with who. Cloudways currently supports five different hosting providers, Linode, GPC (Google Cloud Platform), AWS, VULTR, and DigitalOcean.
My conclusion and what I recommend if you want a professional and scalable solution for hosting your WordPress website is Cloudways . I have hosted with them for the last couple of years and a half and could not be happier. So if you have been looking for a fast, reliable and cost-effective web or WordPress hosting, look no further, Cloudways is the answer.