As a blogger, once you keep walking on this path, one big question that arisses for the website builders is, which Hosting is the best one for WordPress?
The thing is, that as you start, you have no clue to decide which WordPress hosting to choose.
There are hundreds of different hosting service providers, that all offer and say to be the best one.
Well, just reading their websites is not the best way to decide.
They all proclaim to have fast connection, good prices and so on.
I am not a full web developer engineer, but certainly I have learned what has worked and what has not worked among the different WordPress Hosting Services.
In this post I will talk about Siteground vs Cloudways, since those are the hosting services that I am still using.
I wanted to improve the speed of my Website.
I was getting the following numbers with Siteground.
Many cloud services were starting to become popular when I was using Siteground.
After reading some Facebook groups comments, I got to learn a bit more about Cloudways.
Cloudways is a managed cloud services that also offer WordPress Hosting.
The advantage of Cloudways is that you can select the cloud service that you want from different provider such as Vultr, Digital Ocean, Google Cloud Platfrom and AWS.
So actually you have the decision to try different cloud services from just one place.
Also, on the Woocommerce Facebook group from Mexico, many web developers recommended Vultr in High Requency.
So again, I jumped to another WordPress hosting Service.
As you can see, my Page Scores improved, and loading time was reduced.
For a blogger it seems, just good. Of course, my next step is to keep optimizing and improve the website speed so that it keep getting faster.
Having Elementor and WPML as plugins doesn’t help that much with speed.
Elementor did some Updates that affected back my website speed.
But still the DNS loading times are fast.
And I also need to do image optimization.
Another advantage of Cloudways with Vultr High Frequency is the price, since it only costs $13.
Of course Siteground has brought to me a flexible WordPress Hosting, where I have also hosted my e-mail accounts.
In contras, I recommend Cloudways with Vultr in High Frequency if you are looking for a website with speed at lower price.
If we give importance to the time in the market, we must place SiteGround as another of the best websites hosting today.
This was born in 2004 and since then they have expanded so much that, according to official figures, they host more than 2 million domains.
Very few providers offer guarantees of availability to customers on their servers and this is one of them.
On their website they boast a service available 365 days a year and 24 hours a day.
Aspects that also go into the advertising campaign of this site is that “they care a lot about the loading speed”, but, could it be that they really have a service as good as the one they promote or is it just a strategy to attract those users that hate the slow loading speed’.
We will detail the most important aspects of this website so that you know if it goes hand in hand with your website.
Everything from an objective point of view, so that personal opinions do not get in the way of the professional decisions you will have to make at some point.
To give you an idea of the cost of Siteground, we can look at the first three hosting plans that Siteground offers openly to all those users who are interested in becoming part of its network of customers:
Among the hosting websites that have changed for the better we can mention without a doubt SiteGround, which today presents itself to its potential customers as an intuitive and visually attractive solution. Which makes it easier to use.
We can not ignore that it has one of the best customer services, with a support that we can say that other envies.
Besides, both its e-mail account management and its loading speed are more than acceptable in this provider, but, is it worth its price?
It’s no secret to anyone, as we’ve mentioned slightly before, that their price range is somewhere between medium and high, but it’s also a provider that has to offer generally more than average.
Having highlighted the above, we must be frank. And is that this hosting website today is not thought for those projects that have a limited budget, or low.
It may sound a bit harsh, but it is currently intended for ambitious sites.
However, its advanced features still place it as one of the best options nowadays. But you should also know that some of these are not available in every one of their plans.
So it’s better to find out before hiring one and get an unpleasant surprise.
We all know that when it comes to advertising all hosting websites will be the best and that when we see some with prices perhaps a bit below average we fear the fact that their service is not the best.
However, Cloudways is one of those providers that have let themselves be defined by offering affordable cloud hosting, but other features that accompany their name is that they are a powerful server and also very simple to set up.
Their developers know that today they must be on hand with WordPress sites and that’s why they’re working harder and harder to offer a complete service in this area.
Although it may not make it into the top 3 due to some drawbacks that are found in it.
Is it possible that this provider works as a fast host, that it remains secure, and that you can have a high level of reliability in it without having to skyrocket its costs, you will have to decide for yourself.
But we will give you the tools to draw your own conclusions.
So that we can begin to evaluate how good, or not, Cloudways service is, we can start looking at the advantages and disadvantages of Cloudways.
We have chosen the most important ones so that you know where they are really strong and where they fall behind in the competition with their peers.
Without a doubt, Cloudways hosting has many strengths, such as the level of security it offers to customers and the loading speed that users will have when visiting the websites hosted by it.
With Vultr High Frequency they have perhaps one of the most attractive offers that not only gives you a low cost for the service, but one of the highest loading speeds.
So, for those projects that don’t have much of a budget or even if you have, and you are in search of a quality hosting provider, Cloudways can certainly be a great option.
In terms of price comparison between Siteground and Cloudways, Siteground has established pricing plans, and there are different cloud services that you could choose inside Cloudways that make pricing different..
Siteground plans go from $6.99 up to $14.99.
You should have in consideration that prices will get higher once your first period is done.
In the following chart you can see the lowest plans selected of the different services among the different cloud hosting platforms.
Digital Ocean has one of the lowest offers by price at Cloudways.
There are some other cloud services such as Vultr High Frequency.
Vultr High Frequency price is $13 at its starting point.
Among some of the most known cloud platforms is Google Cloud.
Inside Cloudways, you can manage Google Cloud for different applications.
It has a starting price of $33.18.
Siteground plans start with 10,000 visitors, then jumps to 50,000 visitors, and ends up with 100,000 visitors.
Cloudways doesn’t state a visitors limit explicitly, but they mention the Bandwith of their Cloud Hosting Platforms.
*For example, if you get 5,000 visitors a month, with the average visitor opening roughly 3 web pages, and each web page is approximately 2 MB in size, this means your bandwidth usage is:
5,000 x 3 x 2 = 25,000 MB, or 25 GB per month. Then 1 TB / 25 GB per month * 5,000 visitors would be 200,000 Visitors.
If we use the same analogy, then GCP, with its 2 GB Bandwith, it should be receiving nearly 3200 visitors per month.
Of course, if the math is done right.
Now, when it comes to storage, the different Cloud Hosting Services are quite similar.
Siteground basic plan starts with 10 GB of disk space storage.
GrowBig plan has 20 GB, and GoGeek plan has 40 GB of disk space storage.
Digital Ocean has 25 GB of disk space.
Vultr High Frequency offers 32 GB of disk space storage.
And Google Cloud Platform offers 20 GB of disk space storage.
Siteground or Cloudways, which way to go?
Siteground for sure has really good customer service.
They also give fast support with WordPress, and if you have some sort of issue that they can’t directly resolve, they can give guidance.
Siteground is recommended if you are planning also to host you own email and multiple simple WordPress Websites.
But if you are aiming to get a fast and scalable WordPress website, then Cloudways would be the option for you.
Cloudways has the advantage that you can choose among different Cloud Services, so you can have that flexibility of getting the resources that you need.
But when it comes to email, you should get an additional Add-on that would help you to set up your email.