Cloudways vs. Netlify Platform

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cloudways
Score 9.5 out of 10
N/A
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
Netlify Platform
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
Netlify is a platform for developers from the company of the same name in San Francisco, used to build performant and dynamic web sites, e-commerce stores and applications. By uniting an ecosystem of technologies, services and APIs into one workflow.
$19
per month per user
Pricing
CloudwaysNetlify Platform
Editions & Modules
Starting Price
$10.00
per month
Maximum Price
$274.33
per month
Starter
$0
Pro
$19
per month per user
Business
$99
per month per user
Enterprise
Custom Quote
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CloudwaysNetlify Platform
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
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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Community Pulse
CloudwaysNetlify Platform
Top Pros

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Best Alternatives
CloudwaysNetlify Platform
Small Businesses
Flywheel
Flywheel
Score 9.7 out of 10
ManageWP
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Score 10.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
WP Engine
WP Engine
Score 9.4 out of 10
Pantheon
Pantheon
Score 8.4 out of 10
Enterprises
Pantheon
Pantheon
Score 8.4 out of 10
Pantheon
Pantheon
Score 8.4 out of 10
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User Ratings
CloudwaysNetlify Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(4 ratings)
9.0
(8 ratings)
Support Rating
9.7
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
CloudwaysNetlify Platform
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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Netlify
Netlify is a static website host, so it obviously wouldn't work for hosting dynamic websites built in PHP, such as WordPress or Drupal. It works very well with static sites with a git codebase on something like GitHub. It has automatic deployments, which include preview websites. It works very well with this workflow. There are solutions for allowing content authoring on static websites on Netlify, but I would probably reach for something like WordPress or Drupal for that.
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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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Netlify
  • I can connect Github/Gitlab repos or drag and drop code folders directly to host them onto the platform, and can customize build and publish details. It handles all granular details itself, so I don't have to worry about configuring everything like I would have to do on an IaaS like AWS
  • Netlify Platform has inbuilt scalability support - meaning automatic upgrading of servers to handle traffic, without us needing to do anything at all, again, unlike IaaS, where we'd have to manually configure scaling
  • It has a built in CDN, meaning static applications can be served blazing fast over the web without worrying about traffic or latency
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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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Netlify
  • it is not aimed at it but first party laravel support would be nice.
  • their free tier was so handy, i wish they start some similar efforts
  • incorporate more WebOps mindset
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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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Netlify
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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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Netlify
Netlify Platform is the first choice that we are using in this organization continuously and it's been a very promising platform to use. It also maintains the things very well. it also giving a very good updates. It is very easy to use and very easy to learn. overall it is good.
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Return on Investment
DigitalOcean
  • Massive ROI compared to Go Daddy's Server
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Netlify
  • it's free to get started and to work on small frontend projects for testing and qa
  • very nice DNS Management
  • quick and easy to use, reduces dev efforts
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ScreenShots

Cloudways Screenshots

Screenshot of Managed ServicesScreenshot of Team Management

Netlify Platform Screenshots

Screenshot of Netlify: Build with anything, connect to everything.Screenshot of Gather feedback right from the browser with Netlify collaborative Deploy Previews. Share progress early and often with preview links created automatically for every deploy. Netlify automatically builds a new Deploy Preview as a unique permanent URL for each Pull/Merge Request. With no coding or setup, every preview enables reviewers to submit feedback complete with screenshots, videos, and annotations.Screenshot of Team overview in the Netlify platform helps you monitor your team's usage, showing you the number of team members and how much build capacity and bandwidth your team is using.Screenshot of Netlify Edge Functions help you run code at the edge, close to your users. Netlify Edge Functions use Deno and the powerful V8 JavaScript runtime to let you run globally distributed functions for the fastest possible response times.Screenshot of Discover, connect, and configure dev tools and APIs all within the Netlify Integrations Hub to extend the limits of web performance and team productivity.Screenshot of Build interactive and connected web applications faster with Netlify Graph. Start using API services without spending time writing glue code, learning every API’s unique structure, or composing endless API endpoints to get data into your app. Token management becomes a non-issue. Graph Authentication handles token refresh and scope management so your APIs stay connected over time.