BEST CLOUDWAYS ALTERNATIVE
Nexcess is the easiest alternative to Cloudways, delivering the top-notch performance you crave, without expensive support or unstable pricing
Why you should consider an alternative to Cloudways
No plugin management
Weak in ecommerce
Easy to overpay
No money-back guarantee
Compare Cloudways to Nexcess
Quality support is held hostage
You won’t get the most out of WordPress
Cloudways WooCommerce isn’t mission-critical
Working with Magento?
It’s easy to overpay Cloudways
Three days, then you pay
Plenty of Cloudways customers seek an alternative
Unreliable managed hosting provider
Unreliable managed hosting provider. They update the OS of your server (without prior notice). They had issues during that (automated?) process and it took more than 24 hours to fix the problem they committed.To avoid for production environments.
Pricey and over-hyped
Unless you select the most basic plans (1 GB RAM and 1-core processor), the cost of the service is expensive for what you get. You choose the PHP version at the server level, so all applications on any one server will have the same PHP version. Having only one PHP version for all applications was a problem.
Very bad service, poor quality of service
After many hours, they didn't even start the migration, installed the migration plug and that's it, another few hours nothing. I could have done more and faster myself. Someone else replies to my e-mails, does not read what was previously in the correspondence, writing another big nonsense. I believe it is a waste of time and money for this terrible company!
Nexcess as a Cloudways alternative FAQ
If you have the time and money to invest in optimizing your own servers, yes. Cloudways is a better choice for users who are familiar with the terminology, tasks, and maintenance of dedicated server hosting. For a platform that offers seamless functionality and performance for users of all experience levels, Nexcess is the better choice.
Pay-as-you-go pricing, also known as usage-based pricing, allows Cloudways to charge customers more. While they supply your basic hosting needs, they will account for every line item. For sites with unique resource needs, the costs add up quickly. At Nexcess, your resources adapt to your site’s unique requirements. It doesn’t matter how you use your resources, Nexcess will keep them lean to reduce unnecessary expenses.
No, Cloudways only offers the ability to scale up your servers by buying more. You will have to clone your server to an additional smaller server for an additional fee per month. Nexcess offers 24 hours of free autoscaling per month, so you do not have to pay for extra server space.
Nope. Nexcess recommended concurrent users, but we do not limit them. Instead, we supply a generous number of PHP workers and dynamic, scaling resources to maximize concurrent users at all times. That means your site can handle more concurrent users at any given time based on plan resources. While Cloudways says they have unlimited concurrent users, what they mean is you can have unlimited concurrent users if you’re willing to pay overage fees every time you have a traffic surge.
To an extent, yes. But, you are responsible for optimizing those servers and contacting support if something isn’t working. Nexcess managed hosting is pre-optimized for your application of choice and works around the clock to maintain our industry-leading uptime and performance.
All Cloudways server solutions are cloud and container-based. They do not offer any bare-metal solutions for enterprise-grade security, reliability, and robust performance.
You can use Cloudways for ecommerce, but it isn’t their specialty. They give you the tools to build a fast ecommerce store, but they do not proactively tune for ecommerce. Nexcess has specialized in ecommerce hosting for 23 years; our hosting powers hundreds of thousands of ecommerce websites worldwide.
Like Nexcess, Cloudways sells secure hosting. The difference is that Nexcess owns its infrastructure — which means you are getting private, compliant hosting straight from the source. Cloudways, on the other hand, resells raw infrastructure. That means if Google Cloud has a breach, and you’re using Google servers by Cloudways, your data may be compromised both on Cloudways and on Google Cloud.