Cloudways vs. Liquid Web

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cloudways
Score 9.7 out of 10
N/A
Cloudways headquartered in Malta offers a range of managed hosting solutions, including managed Wordpress, Drupal, Joomla, Magento, and others, with a choice of infrastructure providers and media delivery via CloudwaysVPN, and CloudwaysBot notification system.
$10
per month
Liquid Web
Score 7.4 out of 10
N/A
Liquid Web is a fully managed hosting service, boasting VPS hosting on the Storm Platform, and cloud dedicated hosting on the Storm Platform. Liquid Web supports managed WordPress, managed WooCommerce, VMware Private Cloud, as well as HIPAA and PCI compliant hosting, high availability database hosting, and dedicated or server clusters available for a variety of purposes, as well as websites.
$19
per month
Pricing
CloudwaysLiquid Web
Editions & Modules
Starting Price
$10.00
per month
Maximum Price
$274.33
per month
Managed WordPress
$19
per month
Managed WooCommerce
$19
per month
VPS
$35
per month
Magenta Cloud
$49
per month
Cloud Dedicated
$149
per month
Private VPS Parent
$149
per month
Dedicated
$169
per month
Cloud Servers
$265
per month
HIPPA
$343
per month
Server Clusters
$743
per month
High Performance
1,127
per month
High Availability
1,448
per month
Database Hosting
1,498
per month
VMware Private Cloud
1,599
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CloudwaysLiquid Web
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup Fee$25 per applicationNo setup fee
Additional DetailsCloudways offers 1 free migration to all customers. For any further migration needs the customer can use our free WordPress migration plugin and do it themselves. Or they can request paid migration services for any PHP based application, which start at $25 per application.
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CloudwaysLiquid Web
Small Businesses
Liquid Web
Liquid Web
Score 7.4 out of 10
Cloudways
Cloudways
Score 9.7 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Pantheon
Pantheon
Score 8.8 out of 10
Pantheon
Pantheon
Score 8.8 out of 10
Enterprises
Pantheon
Pantheon
Score 8.8 out of 10
Pantheon
Pantheon
Score 8.8 out of 10
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User Ratings
CloudwaysLiquid Web
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(3 ratings)
10.0
(6 ratings)
Support Rating
9.5
(3 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
CloudwaysLiquid Web
Likelihood to Recommend
Cloudways
When you dont know how to set up a cloud server technically, (The LAMP stack or the PHP settings etc) Cloudways comes handy. You can easily modify the server settings with one click.
Less Appropriate - If you want to save costs, go for direct cloud providers. Setting up technical stuff is a one time job.
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Liquid Web Inc.
Liquid Web is suitable for serious users who have high end web applications or critical business oriented websites. cPanel and WHM comes out of the box with almost every server you buy. And if you don't have time to manage your own server, Liquid Web will suit you well. Their support is awesome. They help beyond the scope of the support. I had to migrate almost 25 big sites to another Liquid Web server, the support guys made it so easy for me.
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Pros
Cloudways
  • Automatic Daily One Click Restore Backups
  • Integrated CDN
  • Easy & Intuitive Alternate Interface to cPanel and WHM
  • Very Affordable for High Specs
  • 24/7 Customer Support is Extremely Helpful
  • Serve & Application Management is a Breeze
  • Choose from Multiple Server Locations
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Liquid Web Inc.
  • Customer Service — Amazing support, if needed.
  • Site Speed — Our website sped up by 50% just by moving our hosting to Liquid-Web.
  • Knowledge — We've learned a lot as an organization by following the Liquid Web blog.
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Cons
Cloudways
  • PayPal is not supported.
  • Some Norwegian credit cards might not work properly.
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Liquid Web Inc.
  • The tutorial area is excellent, but perhaps they could add video tutorial.
  • Chat conversations should be added automatically to the client portal.
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Support Rating
Cloudways
They answer quick and always help solve my problems. Their documentation is also robust.
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Liquid Web Inc.
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Cloudways
VPS and dedicated hosting are costly, Therefore cloud hosting provides a cheaper way to own a powerful server, and IP is dedicated as well. Cloudways was the decision because:
1) Easy to set up without any linux commands we can set up the server
2) Live chat for technical help. (Excellent agents, they helped out of the scope issues too)
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Liquid Web Inc.
We evaluated Kinsta and WPEngine. Both offer great platforms but the lack of solid phone support and the substantial difference in server resource allocation made Liquid Web a clear winner.
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Return on Investment
Cloudways
  • We were able to reduce load on our main server.
  • By migrating social sentiment platform to cloudways, we were able to scale and run it effeciently.
  • It saved lot of time as well in terms of server management.
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Liquid Web Inc.
  • Liquid-Web has made it easier for me to take my focus away from handling constant server issues to being able to focus on my actual job in managing our websites. While there may not be a concrete number for this scenario, being able to perform my tasks more efficiently definitely helps company growth in the long run.
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