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Introducing the All-New Cloudways Autonomous for WordPress: Get Early Access

Updated on January 18, 2024

7 Min Read
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Update: Cloudways Autoscale is now Cloudways Autonomous, showcasing our vision to provide an even more intuitive & intelligent platform that offers more than just fully-managed hosting. Autoscaling is just a start to this vision; stay tuned!

At Cloudways, we’ve always focused on providing flexible WordPress hosting solutions, allowing users to choose their infrastructure provider, server size, and custom configurations.

But we heard you loud and clear – you’ve expressed the need for a solution that is fully managed by us, delivering fast and reliable WordPress websites that generate revenue without interruptions.

That’s why we’re thrilled to introduce Cloudways Autonomous – our new fully managed WordPress hosting with autoscaling, load balancing, and high availability. So, you may focus on growing your business while we handle your hosting needs!

As we work towards adding more features and functionality, you can request early access to the BETA and be among the first to experience the future of cloud hosting.

See What Cloudways Autonomous Pricing Looks Like.

Only 250 seats available.

What Is Cloudways Autonomous (Previously Autoscale)?

Cloudways Autonomous is a fully managed web hosting solution for WordPress that scales resources automatically and in real-time to handle the traffic needs of your websites. It is designed to help you forget about servers and infrastructure and focus on your business.

Powered by Kubernetes, Autonomous uses load balancers to distribute traffic efficiently to maximize website speed and performance. Your hosting resources automatically scale up and down with traffic demand, keeping your WordPress or WooCommerce sites always up and running.

We’ve also integrated Cloudflare’s enterprise-level edge cache and CDN, delivering the fastest possible experience to customers globally. At the same time, the premium Redis Object Cache Pro plugin for WordPress is included at no extra cost, which helps to ensure your databases are optimized for maximum performance.

Cloudways Autonomous delivers hands-off High Availability (HA), practically infinite autoscaling, and enterprise-level performance. Our comprehensive approach takes care of the most important aspects a WordPress site needs to perform, helping to ensure it can handle high volumes of traffic and orders without slowing down or crashing.

Why Cloudways Autonomous?

With Autonomous, we are on a mission to help agencies, e-commerce businesses, and publishers never worry again about traffic spikes, servers, or scaling. We manage complex cloud technology in the backend, so you can have the peace of mind to focus on your business.

Cloudways Autonomous complements our existing managed cloud hosting solution. It is an ideal option for marketing & design agencies and online business owners who want to prioritize running their businesses and driving traffic to their websites.

While most managed WordPress hosting providers offer a simple and optimized WordPress hosting experience, they come with limitations on critical resources such as PHP workers, shared infrastructure that does not handle traffic surges well, or the need to migrate to a custom dedicated solution that takes time. In the meantime, you lose revenue.

Simply put, you pay high prices for simplicity, but when your traffic grows, your hosting fails to protect your website and online business from losses.

Cloudways Autonomous vs. Other Managed WordPress Hosting Providers: A Comparison

When we compare our starting plan to competitors’ entry offerings online, one can see that the average managed WordPress hosting provider at the moment lacks autoscaling and high availability. These are essential features for mission-critical websites with high traffic or traffic spikes.

Features Cloudways Autonomous Average Managed WordPress Hosting
Autoscaling (with HA) Yes No
PHP Workers Uncapped Capped
Disk Storage 15GB 10GB
Visits 30K 35K
Enterprise CDN Yes Yes
Edge Caching Yes Yes
Object Cache Object Cache Pro Unknown
Security (SSL, WAF & DDoS) Yes Yes
24/7 Expert Support Yes Yes
Starting Price $35 $35

Who Is Cloudways Autonomous For?

Cloudways Autonomous is particularly beneficial for growing or mission-critical websites with high traffic, unexpected traffic spikes, or even planned peak traffic periods.

Such sites most often are WooCommerce stores focusing on marketing campaigns and promotions, websites for booking events and purchasing tickets, news sites, professional blogs, and online learning platforms.

During the private BETA testing, we worked with a diverse range of clients, including agency owners, online store owners, and publishers. The feedback we received was invaluable.

“With an average of 450+ orders and 1,500 tickets sold daily, the ability to autoscale has been a tremendous help in keeping my client’s holiday event ticket website running smoothly during peak periods (30-40 concurrent orders), reducing customer service requests by 50%”

Eric Kuznacic

Eric Kuznacic

Agency Owner, Why The Fuss? Technical Solutions

“Long-time Cloudways user here! During early access, my site TechYorker received several traffic spikes, and with autoscaling, I never had to worry about upgrading and downgrading servers. I couldn’t be more satisfied with the product.”

Ratnesh Kumar

Ratnesh Kumar

Owner & Content Creator, TechYorker

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Quickly sign up to join the waitlist. View what the price looks like on our website.

Why Does Technology Matter?

When we talk to users like you, we understand that you don’t only prioritize high performance and saving time in the search for an ideal hosting provider. You also seek a close partner who can help you stay ahead of the curve regarding technology and reap its benefits!

That is why we are very proud to launch Cloudways Autonomous, an all-in-one hands-off cloud hosting experience for WordPress featuring cloud autoscaling, high availability, and high performance.

cloudways autoscale technology

Powered by Kubernetes

Kubernetes is a cutting-edge technology transforming how organizations manage their cloud infrastructure. With Kubernetes, businesses can easily manage and scale their applications without worrying about the underlying infrastructure.” said ChatGPT!

What ChatGPT does not say (if you don’t explicitly ask for it) is what Kubernetes needs from you: time and skills.

With Cloudways Autonomous, we have invested the time, money, and resources in developing and simplifying complex cloud infrastructure tech, so you don’t have to.

True Autoscaling and High Availability

Whether you’re featured on Product Hunt, Techcrunch, or Shark Tank, Autonomous will effortlessly handle the amount of traffic your website attracts.

Cloudways Autonomous automatically allocates resources based on your website’s traffic, providing horizontal autoscaling that easily handles extreme traffic spikes within seconds without limiting critical resources such as PHP workers per plan.

Don’t worry! We will never ask you to manually upgrade to a larger plan or migrate to a bigger server in case of a traffic surge. Our platform automatically handles traffic volume and scales down to your regular plan once resources are not needed.

Integrated CDN, Edge Caching, and Security

Cloudways Autonomous offers integrated enterprise-grade caching and CDN powered by Cloudflare Enterprise, optimized for WordPress, ensuring fast content delivery to your customers, regardless of their location.

Additionally, Cloudflare Enterprise protects your websites from DDoS attacks, malicious traffic, and new online threats as they appear with its intelligent Web Application Firewall (WAF). As a result, it helps ensure your websites, customer data, brand reputation, and revenue are protected at all times.

Furthermore, with Cloudways Autonomous’ integrated cache, you can rest assured that your website loads the fastest possible, not affecting your conversions, Google rankings, and Core Web Vitals.

Redis Object Cache

Redis Object Cache

~ Image Source: OCP

As a WooCommerce store owner, you understand the importance of delivering a fast and seamless user experience to your customers. However, when traffic surges, you may still face performance issues, even with edge and CDN caching.

This is where Cloudways Autonomous comes in with its integrated Object Cache, a valuable feature for websites with multiple orders coming in fast.

Redis Object Cache Pro plugin for WordPress is included at no extra cost (normally $95) with Cloudways Autonomous, so you get a reliable, highly-optimized, and fully customizable Redis object cache backend for your business. Object Cache Pro is already trusted by 1.1 million sites and counting to deliver raw performance by avoiding unnecessary Redis reads and writes while minimizing the memory footprint.

By implementing Redis Object Cache, you can dramatically reduce cart abandonment and bounce rates, ensuring your WooCommerce site responds quickly during checkout regardless of the number of visitors. This also saves time for your team handling customer orders daily in the backend, freeing them to focus on other essential tasks.

Introducing a Sleek & Modern User Interface

modern ui

With Autonomous, we are introducing a new, intuitive interface across our products, making it super easy to create, monitor & manage WordPress and WooCommerce applications.

24/7 Support

We understand the critical role that hosting plays in your business. That’s why we are committed to providing top-notch support to ensure your success. At Cloudways, we offer round-the-clock expert assistance so that you have the support you need when needed.

Our support team is available 24/7 via live chat and tickets and is dedicated to resolving any issues that may arise promptly and efficiently.

How to Get Cloudways Autoscale (Now Autonomous)?

You can request early access to Cloudways Autonomous by filling in the form on our page. Once filled, we’ll get back to you via email as soon as possible. Pricing starts at $35 per month.

During our private BETA, we carefully assessed our infrastructure’s reliability. As we gradually open up our new offering to customers, we want to make sure we will continue to provide the same high-level support Cloudways users expect.

Cloudways Autonomous complements our existing managed cloud hosting, favored by developers, IT professionals, and early adopters. With fully managed WordPress hosting, we’re expanding the cloud’s capabilities for web professionals and SMBs worldwide. Our main goal is to simplify the cloud for business growth.

As always, if you have something to share with us, feel free to reach out via chat or ticket.

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Saad Khan

Muhammad Saad Khan is a Director of Product Marketing at Cloudways (by DigitalOcean), a Growth Hacker extraordinaire, and a force to be reckoned with on the table tennis court. He's spent a decade building innovative customer-led growth strategies that helped Cloudways grow from 0 to 89,000 customers & is a regular at WordCamp events worldwide.


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