Cloudways vs. Lumen Edge Private Cloud

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cloudways
Score 9.5 out of 10
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Cloudways, by DigitalOcean, 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
Lumen Edge Private Cloud
Score 7.0 out of 10
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Lumen Private Edge Cloud (replacing the former CenturyLink® Private Cloud) is a Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) solution that brings VMware’s vSphere®, vSAN™ and NSX® into a natively integrated stack, delivering enterprise grade, globally available hyper-converged-infrastructure based on HPE® with CenturyLink automation and management capabilities for a consistent operational experience across cloud environments. CenturyLink Private Cloud helps boost application performance, minimize latency…N/A
Pricing
CloudwaysLumen Edge Private Cloud
Editions & Modules
Starting Price
$10.00
per month
Maximum Price
$274.33
per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CloudwaysLumen Edge Private Cloud
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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CloudwaysLumen Edge Private Cloud
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Best Alternatives
CloudwaysLumen Edge Private Cloud
Small Businesses
Flywheel
Flywheel
Score 9.6 out of 10

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Medium-sized Companies
WP Engine
WP Engine
Score 9.3 out of 10

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Enterprises
Pantheon
Pantheon
Score 8.4 out of 10

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User Ratings
CloudwaysLumen Edge Private Cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(4 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.7
(2 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
CloudwaysLumen Edge Private Cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
DigitalOcean
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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Lumen Technologies (formerly CenturyLink)
CenturyLink Private Cloud is well suited for companies that are smaller and wouldn't have to undergo scaling for a longer time. Apart from that, it does well in almost all categories. It wouldn't actually be useful for bigger companies since the UI is a bit laggy sometimes and usually, it's not advisable for big companies.
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Pros
DigitalOcean
  • 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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Lumen Technologies (formerly CenturyLink)
  • robust framework
  • amazing customer support in case you're facing maintenance issues
  • collaborative ability is off the charts
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Cons
DigitalOcean
  • Their free alternative to WP Rocket could be made more user-friendly and easier to understand
  • Create a function to automatically report heavy usage to specific email IDs
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Lumen Technologies (formerly CenturyLink)
  • UI can be really improved, since it sometimes lags a lot
  • Very few know about the product, so they should advertise a bit more
  • There maybe scaling issues since it's a relatively smaller company compared to its competitors
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Support Rating
DigitalOcean
Technical support is just 2-3 clicks away and the Cloudways homepage and the operators are available almost 24/7. They also are able to answer any kind of question related to their services, whether economical or technical. I sometimes made mistakes while using their services and they have been keen to help me, and fixed my problems really fast.
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Lumen Technologies (formerly CenturyLink)
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Alternatives Considered
DigitalOcean
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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Lumen Technologies (formerly CenturyLink)
It doesn't stack up that well against them, since these are big companies and have huge infrastructures and they provide smooth scaling features. However CenturyLink Private Cloud is a little concise and not many people know about it, so I feel like they should advertise more and try to improve their customer outreach.
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Return on Investment
DigitalOcean
  • Massive ROI compared to Go Daddy's Server
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Lumen Technologies (formerly CenturyLink)
  • We reduced our cloud hosting costs a lot after switching to CenturyLink Private Cloud
  • Maintenance is very easy since there is documentation available for every part
  • It had some issues with the UI but we can neglect those considering the pricing options they provide.
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