My Dream WordPress Host | Cloudways Review


  • Choose your cloud provider
  • Host unlimited websites
  • Automated backup manager
  • One click staging for WordPress sites


  • Cost can get expensive
  • Support is mediocre

After months of searching, I finally found my dream WordPress web host.

Is it Amazon Web Services? Nope. After using Amazon Web Services for a few years, I decided it was time to break away when costs kept increasing and the cost of a cPanel license for my VPS spiked astronomically. I moved to shared hosting from Namecheap, but I was faced with frustrating limitations along with speed and reliability concerns.

I wished there was a better way – a way to have my own VPS that was affordable, and a way to have convenient hosting tools like one-click staging for WordPress sites and automated backups on a per-site level.

One day, someone left a comment on my WordPress web host comparison video saying I needed to try Cloudways. I looked it up, and as I started reading the website, I thought “Dang. If this does what it says it does, this is a miracle host.”

What is Cloudways?

Cloudways is a hosting platform that offers your own VPS from a cloud provider of your choice. You can pick from Digital Ocean, Vultr, Linode, AWS, or Google Cloud Platform. Cloudways will offer the same management experience regardless of the cloud platform you choose.

I decided to get a 1GB server from Digital Ocean during my 3-day free trial. After getting a feel for the features, I moved all of my websites over for a one month test run. One month later, I am in love with Cloudways.

Cloudways isn’t for everyone, so I would encourage you to watch my in-depth review to see if it’s a fit for you. When you’re ready to give it a shot, you can sign up for a 3-day free trial here.

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