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What You as a User Can Do With Cloudways PHP Stack

Updated on July 13, 2023

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With Cloudways , you can do plenty with the vast array of features it offers. The Cloudways PHP Stack is just one of those features that allow you, as a user, to take advantage of the platform and supercharge your websites.

A stack is a straight dynamic data structure that follows Last-In/First-Out (LIFO) guideline . In a stack, adding a modern component and canceling a component happens at the same conclusion, which infers that the component added last within the stack will be the primary to be removed from the stack.

You may already know what a PHP Stack is, but if you’re not familiar with it, or don’t know how the Cloudways PHP Stack differs from the traditional stack, then you’re about to find out.

What’s a PHP Stack?

When we talk about a stack, we’re talking about the operating system, web server, PHP, and anything PHP consumes or interacts with, including queues, databases, APIs, caches, and more.

The PHP stack is the class that is utilized for storing the components within the stack memory. The stack is the successive set of collections based on a specific property.

Theoretically, a stack is a linear list of items in which it pushes and pops the list, which is confined to one end – defined as the “top” (of the stack). The fundamental operations that characterize a stack are: init – create the stack, push – add an item to the top of the stack.

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You can use a stack to assess expressions consisting of operands and administrators. Stacks can be utilized for efficient memory management and backtracking, i.e., to check bracket coordinating in an expression. You can also use them to convert one frame of expression to another shape.

The Cloudways PHP Stack is aptly called the ‘ ThunderStack .’ It’s a unique formula created in the Cloudways laboratory consisting of the best cache and server technology. ThunderStack comprises of following components:

These components help deliver a fast hosting stack. They work in conjunction to provide your website with blazing fast load times, keeping your customers satisfied and ensuring your visitors convert into clients.

Varnish, an HTTP accelerator, is permanently enabled on Cloudways ThunderStack. It’s a must-have for content-heavy and multimedia-rich websites and boosts their performance, making it a crucial part of the stack.

How to Launch Your PHP Stack

Launching your PHP Stack on Cloudways is simple. First, sign up on Cloudways, then launch the your server with PHP Stack Application.

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Advantages of Using Cloudways PHP Stack

Working with the Cloudways PHP stack allows you to be flexible and customize as per your needs. Let’s learn more about the benefits of using the Cloudways PHP stack:

Upload or Clone your Custom made PHP Site

You can upload your custom PHP-made site via FileZilla or SFTP. If you want to clone your website, you can use GIT using the Cloudways UI or the Git Clone via the SSH terminal.

Install Any PHP Framework

You can install any PHP Framework or CMS on the Cloudways PHP stack, including Craft CMS hosting. For example, head here for our guide to installing the Craft CMS on your PHP stack.

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Cloudways supports all your favorite CMS or PHP frameworks on its stack, so you may remain carefree and opt for Cloudways’ performance-optimized hosting.

Create Cross-Platform Applications

Cloudways lets you configure your PHP stack to create cross-platform applications and take advantage of the platforms you want to port your application.

Run Your APIs on PHP Stack

Do you have an API that you want to run on the PHP Stack? No problem, because you can do that too!

You can also use REST APIs like Slim, Silex, Lumen, and others. Using an API gives you many benefits, a few of which are speedy performance and easily scalable servers. So if you think your API response time is getting slower due to many requests, you can quickly scale your server with just 1-click to maximize the response time.

Create Custom Panel to Interact with Cloudways

Using the Cloudways API, you can create a custom panel to interact with Cloudways. Here are some useful guides to shed light on how to use the Cloudways API to your advantage.

Install MySQL Manager

Installing your favorite MySQL manager on the Cloudways PHP Stack is easy. The default MySQL manager provided is already secure. However, if you install PHPMyAdmin , you can increase the security even further.


The Cloudways PHP stack removes all limitations and lets you enjoy your favorite CMS or PHP framework in all its glory. Plus, you get uncompromised performance, easy scalability, and more at affordable prices.

If you have any suggestions or questions in mind, let us know in the comment section below!

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Shahzeb Ahmed

Shahzeb is a Digital Marketer with a Software Engineering background, works as a Community Manager — PHP Community at Cloudways. He is growth ambitious and aims to learn & share information about PHP & Laravel Development through practice and experimentation. He loves to travel and explore new ideas whenever he finds time. Get in touch with him at [email protected]


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