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Managed Hosting plans are much more powerful or capable of handling heavy websites with almost no downtime. Cloudways has 5 cloud provider, all well known as the best in the market. DigitalOcean, Linode, Vultr, AWS, and Google Cloud are part of Cloudways.

Here I’m going to review Cloudways Managed Hosting plans features that bring change to your website or blog. If your website is currently hosted on a Shared Hosting server, you’ll see a significant difference once you switch to Managed Hosting Plan.

Cloudways: Plans, Features, and Pricing

Cloudways has a total of 5 cloud providers with unlimited app installation, PHP support, and an innovative control panel. Below you’ll find all the plans features including the prices for each of them. Some plans are expensive in comparison to regular Shared Hosting plans if you feel confused, feel free to take their standard free trial on your signup.

The 5 Cloud Providers:

  • DigitalOcean
  • Linode
  • Vultr
  • AWS
  • Google Cloud

Cloud ProvidersPlan 1 Charge/ hrPlan 2 Charge/ hrPlan 3 Charge/ hrPlan 4 Charge/ hr
DigitalOcean$ 0.0139$ 0.0306$ 0.0583$ 0.1111
Linode$ 0.0167$ 0.0333$ 0.0694$ 0.1250
Vultr$ 0.0153$ 0.0319$ 0.0611$ 0.1167
AWS$ 0.0507$ 0.1205$ 0.2448$ 0.3810
Google Cloud$ 0.0463$ 0.1023$ 0.1926$ 0.3140

As you can see in the comparison table above, you get charged hourly. That means if you are getting low on your budget and you have one unnecessary server active, you can pause the server to save some bucks.

DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean is well known among bloggers or mainly WordPress users. The Pricing starts from $0.0139/hr or $10/mo, which is the fair price for a Managed Hosting server with all the premium features. The base plan offers 1GB of RAM with 1 Core processor, 25GB Storage, 1TB Bandwidth, and all the premium features like 24×7 support, Free SSL, SSH & SFTP access, Free migration and more.

If these specs are not enough for you you can from $22/month, $42/month, or $80/month plans. The highest plan that costs $80/month or $0.1111/hr offers 8GB of RAM with 4 Core processor, 160GB Storage, 5TB Bandwidth, and all the other features.

Linode

Well, Linode and DigitalOcean’s plan offers the same features, the only difference is in the pricing. Of course, the platform is also different but the basic features that the plan provides are the same with a difference of slightly higher price.

Linode’s Base Plan starts at $12/month, with 3 more plans costing $24/month, $50/month, and $90/month.

Vultr

I’m personally using Vultr for a long time now and I love their amazingly performing servers available at a very affordable or to say at a fair price.

The Base plan of Vultr starts at just $11/month or $0.0153/hr offering 1GB RAM, 1 Core processor, 25GB of Storage, 1TB Bandwidth, and all other features like Free SSL, 24×7 support, Free migration, etc.

There are three more plans starting at $23/month, $44/month, and $84/month. The top plan that costs $84/month or $0.1167/hr offers 8GB of RAM, 4 Core processor, 160GB of Storage, 4TB Bandwidth including all other features.

AWS

AWS is well known among the high traffic websites because of its powerful servers. The Base plan of AWS starts at $36.51/month with 1.75GB of RAM, 1vCPU, 20GB Storage, 2GB Bandwidth and the other complementary features (check the list below).

The highest plan of AWS can cost you $274.33/month with two other plans in between at the price of $86.77/month, and $176.26/month. The top plan comes with a 16GB of RAM, 4vCPU, 20GB of Storage, 2GB Bandwidth and all the other features.

Google Cloud

Google Cloud is, well its a product of Google so you can imagine the quality of it. Their base plan starts at $33.30/month with three more plans costing $73.62/month, $138.64/month, and $226.05/month.

You can check the key features of the plans in the screenshot above. All the plan includes the features mentioned in the list below.

All Plans Come With

  • 24/7/365 Support
  • Free SSL
  • Built-in CDN
  • Free Migration
  • Unlimited Application Installation
  • Team Management
  • Dedicated Firewalls
  • 24/7 Real-time Monitoring
  • Automated Backups
  • Staging Environment
  • Optimized With Advanced Caches
  • Auto Healing
  • Regular Security Patching
  • HTTP/2 Enabled Servers
  • SSH and SFTP Access

Conclusion

If you give me an option to choose from Shared and Managed Cloud hosting, I’ll always choose the Managed hosting plan. It might cost a little bit higher than the other hosting option but it gives you so many features, security, and power to build an evergreen website or blog.

Signup to Cloudways with the Free Trial option and get to explore and test their platform without spending anything.

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