A good abstraction over complex cloud server setups
February 10, 2021

A good abstraction over complex cloud server setups

Kaushik Somaiya | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Cloudways

We have used [Cloudways] to host our social media monitoring platform in PHP. It is probably used by whole organization as our company is small.
What business problems does it address?
We needed a separate server since the social platform is very power consuming. That kind of power cannot be fulfilled by shared servers. And thus we need cloud servers. Cloudways was a good abstraction - it reduced the set up complexity of a cloud server. Everything was on a click.
  • Easy to set up
  • Inside user dashboard is amazing.
  • Live chat support is too handy.
  • Costly - Adds up additional cost over same servers that u can buy directly from Linode, AWS, Google etc.
  • Live chat support agents can access your code. Thus server access is not limited to the original user/owner.
  • Less control over certain features such as turning off PHP FPM
  • 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.
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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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.