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DigitalOcean + Cloudways slower than Shared Godaddy Hosting for Wordpress?

  • Posted December 25, 2014

Surely it can’t be right, can it? A 2GB RAM DO’s performance is terrible in this article. And why are there so many errors?

http://reviewsignal.com/blog/2014/11/03/wordpress-hosting-performance-benchmarks-november-2014/

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I use DigitalOcean via Cloudways for Joomla and Wordpress sites. My tests showed that it outperform any shared and managed hostings around, that is why I chose Cloudways. Sure it probably depends on many things, such as what kind of cache, plugins u use, how many visitors you have and what they do on site … I did many kind of testing and Cloudways always win. I have no any problem to use 512 the starting droplet for 2 sites with 1000 unique visitors per day. I tell you truth, all my website via Cloudways just fly without any problems. I did same test on Digital Ocean ubuntu + wordpress droplet, which had really bad results during testing, bc. it is not optimized. One thing is use great hardware and infrastructure, another also important to optimize software, update it and all managing around that.

Btw. shared hosting can sometimes show good results for test like this, but you are not able to do it long time, like is mentioned in that test, its up to 25 000 visits per month, so 500 current visitors are just teorethical, they will not allow you so high traffic on that plan.

Don’t care about any shared hosting, all are really far behind well optimized and managed cloud hostings …

I use DigitalOcean via Cloudways for Joomla and Wordpress sites. My tests showed that it outperform any shared and managed hostings around, that is why I chose Cloudways. Sure it probably depends on many things, such as what kind of cache, plugins u use, how many visitors you have and what they do on site … I did many kind of testing and Cloudways always win. I have no any problem to use 512 the starting droplet for 2 sites with 1000 unique visitors per day. I tell you truth, all my website via Cloudways just fly without any problems. I did same test on Digital Ocean ubuntu + wordpress droplet, which had really bad results during testing, bc. it is not optimized. One thing is use great hardware and infrastructure, another also important to optimize software, update it and all managing around that.

Btw. shared hosting can sometimes show good results for test like this, but you are not able to do it long time, like is mentioned in that test, its up to 25 000 visits per month, so 500 current visitors are just teorethical, they will not allow you so high traffic on that plan.

Don’t care about any shared hosting, all are really far behind well optimized and managed cloud hostings …

I know its an old post… but i have to jump in here also. Cloudways has an optimized stack for the masses. If you have an application and want to get that running in an optimal way Cloudways is the wrong provider. We will leave cloudways also with several servers. Also support knows only one answer “Increase your server you need more ram or cpu”. An optimized managed server is cheaper than cloudways and you get a lot more performance…

I really have to jump in here. I moved a simple WP site to Cloudways and I’m very unhappy. Site is offline frequently, bad support and I had to move up my plan (paying $30 per month now for a simple site now!). Please guys, just don’t go there.

I’m currently hosting a DO server on cloudways, the support seem fair enough, but I’m running a small application no more intensive than wordpress. in fact it’s idle the majority of time. The problem is that it seems to work perfectly fine, but the problem is that they have very frequent slow responsiveness, so slow that it actually causes it fails when other online apps. ie twilio make a get request to the url.

Overall I’m not impressed, cloudways throw loads of bloat on the server, they themselves don’t recommend the 512mb droplet for hosting live sites, overall I’m not impressed

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Read this > “CloudWays doesn’t do just WordPress, so it’s easy to understand why their performance might not quite be as good as some of their competitors who solely focus on WordPress.”

DO not as bad as that review makes it look. Other companies put a lot of work into making wordpress run fast and good. If you did the same on a DO VPS, you could get the same fast speeds and stuff, but you will have to put the work into it. Something like cloudways will give you better then out of the box install of WP, but you will still need to tweak it. Also what plugins you have installed and using on a WP install will greatly affect how well the site works. So keep that in mind.