Cpanel vs Cloud: what is the difference?

I have signed up to DO hosting through Cloudways. I am having trouble understanding difference between cpanel and cloud manager. Please help with the following:

  1. Cloudways says cloud is much more stable and secure because of the way it clones and manages the server, or something like that? is this correct
  2. no email manager available on CW, and only a few apps like wp. cpanel has everything. what is it that CW has that cpanel does not?
  3. No email manager in cw which does not make sense.
  4. i cant put my finger on it, but it is proposed cw (cloud) is much better cause of the way it keeps my site running stable 24/7. that is fine, but then to manage my email, i have to use ssh console. that does not help

i want everything to be click and go, and nothing missing

can anyone help?



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Hi there,

Pere here from Cloudways.

Click&Go is a service (platform) that works on top of Digital Ocean. While with Digital Ocean, you get a server and you need to configure it, with the Cloudways, you get a Digital Ocean server and very easily you can deploy/manage/monitor a perfectly configured application on top of it in one click from a nice console. This is the added value that Cloudways provides on top of Digital Ocean.

For email, this week we are adding an email add-on that solves this issue. You will be able to buy mailboxes linked to your account.

And you could deploy CPanel directly on top of a Digital Ocean server, but this again will not provide the same level of features, easiness of use and performance you will get with Cloudways.

Simply put, we try to make using great Digital Ocean servers much simpler and convenient.


These are questions you should probably be asking of Cloudways. They are the ones you’re paying, and they are the ones providing the service you’re paying for. Digital Ocean only provides the servers that run the applications that you’re paying Cloudways to set up.