Cloudways is the GoDaddy alternative for businesses with mission-critical websites

Yes, GoDaddy works great for smaller sites with low traffic. But price hikes and performance issues hit you once you start growing. Cloudways keeps your sites fast and affordable, even as they keep growing.

GoDaddy websites fall apart when you try to scale up

GoDaddy is cheap when you are starting and doesn’t charge you for traffic. Sounds like the perfect fit for small businesses, but here’s the downside that makes people consider GoDaddy alternatives.

High Paying Commission

You’re locked into a 1-3 year contract, with a price increase upon renewal.

Earn at your Pace with Flexibility

Your site is hosted on a shared server that’s slow, risky, and not built for high traffic.

(Robust and Reliable) Tracking System

Support can be difficult to reach, and slow to respond when you need critical help.

Cloudways Gives You Higher Performance

Every server you launch on Cloudways is backed by an optimized stack to ensure maximum performance.

For 4 Months &
40 Free Migrations

Features on all Plans:

  • 24/7/365 Support
  • Free SSL 🔥
  • Free Migration
  • Unlimited Applications
  • Team Management
  • Dedicated Firewalls
  • 24/7 Real-time Monitoring
  • Automated Backups
  • Staging Environment
  • Optimised Cache
  • Cloudflare Add-on
    Paid
  • Auto Healing
  • Regular Security Patching
  • HTTP/2 Enabled Servers
  • SSH and SFTP Access
Data Centers
  • DO1GB
  • 1 GB
  • 1 Core
  • 25 GB
  • 1 TB
  • $11
    USD/Mon
    $0.0153
    USD/hr
  • Start Free
  • DO2GB
  • 2 GB
  • 1 Core
  • 50 GB
  • 2 TB
  • $24
    USD/Mon
    $0.0333
    USD/hr
  • Start Free
  • DO4GB
  • 4 GB
  • 2 Core
  • 80 GB
  • 4 TB
  • $46
    USD/Mon
    $0.0639
    USD/hr
  • Start Free
  • DO8GB
  • 8 GB
  • 4 Core
  • 160 GB
  • 5 TB
  • $88
    USD/Mon
    $0.1222
    USD/hr
  • Start Free
  • DO16GB
  • 16 GB
  • 8 Core
  • 320 GB
  • 6 TB
  • $149
    USD/Mon
    $0.2069
    USD/hr
  • Start Free
  • DO32GB
  • 32 GB
  • 8 Core
  • 640 GB
  • 7 TB
  • $240
    USD/Mon
    $0.3333
    USD/hr
  • Start Free
  • DO48GB
  • 48 GB
  • 12 Core
  • 960 GB
  • 8 TB
  • $342
    USD/Mon
    $0.4750
    USD/hr
  • Start Free
  • DO64GB
  • 64 GB
  • 16 Core
  • 1280 GB
  • 9 TB
  • $421
    USD/Mon
    $0.5847
    USD/hr
  • Start Free
  • DO92GB
  • 92 GB
  • 20 Core
  • 1920 GB
  • 10 TB
  • $566
    USD/Mon
    $0.7861
    USD/hr
  • Start Free
  • DO128GB
  • 128 GB
  • 24 Core
  • 2560 GB
  • 11 TB
  • $729
    USD/Mon
    $1.0125
    USD/hr
  • Start Free
  • DO192GB
  • 192 GB
  • 32 Core
  • 3840 GB
  • 12 TB
  • $1056
    USD/Mon
    $1.4667
    USD/hr
  • Start Free
  • DO1GB
  • 1 GB
  • 1 Core
  • 25 GB
  • 1 TB
  • $14
    USD/Mon
    $0.0194
    USD/hr
  • Start Free
  • DO2GB
  • 2 GB
  • 1 Core
  • 50 GB
  • 2 TB
  • $28
    USD/Mon
    $0.0389
    USD/hr
  • Start Free
  • DO4GB
  • 4 GB
  • 2 Core
  • 80 GB
  • 4 TB
  • $54
    USD/Mon
    $0.0750
    USD/hr
  • Start Free
  • DO8GB
  • 8 GB
  • 4 Core
  • 160 GB
  • 5 TB
  • $99
    USD/Mon
    $0.1375
    USD/hr
  • Start Free
  • DO16GB
  • 16 GB
  • 8 Core
  • 320 GB
  • 6 TB
  • $170
    USD/Mon
    $0.2361
    USD/hr
  • Start Free
  • DO32GB
  • 32 GB
  • 8 Core
  • 640 GB
  • 7 TB
  • $279
    USD/Mon
    $0.3875
    USD/hr
  • Start Free
  • DO48GB
  • 48 GB
  • 12 Core
  • 960 GB
  • 8 TB
  • $388
    USD/Mon
    $0.5389
    USD/hr
  • Start Free
  • DO64GB
  • 64 GB
  • 16 Core
  • 1280 GB
  • 9 TB
  • $487
    USD/Mon
    $0.6764
    USD/hr
  • Start Free
  • AWS Small
  • 2 GB
  • 2 Core
  • 20 GB
  • 2 GB
  • $38.56
    USD/Mon
    $0.0536
    USD/hr
  • Start Free
  • AWS Medium
  • 4 GB
  • 2 Core
  • 20 GB
  • 2 GB
  • $91.84
    USD/Mon
    $0.1276
    USD/hr
  • Start Free
  • AWS CO Large
  • 4 GB
  • 2 Core
  • 20 GB
  • 2 GB
  • $164.50
    USD/Mon
    $0.2285
    USD/hr
  • Start Free
  • AWS Large
  • 8 GB
  • 2 Core
  • 20 GB
  • 2 GB
  • $183.22
    USD/Mon
    $0.2545
    USD/hr
  • Start Free
  • AWS CO XL
  • 8 GB
  • 4 Core
  • 20 GB
  • 2 GB
  • $262.75
    USD/Mon
    $0.3649
    USD/hr
  • Start Free
  • AWS XL
  • 16 GB
  • 4 Core
  • 20 GB
  • 2 GB
  • $285.21
    USD/Mon
    $0.3961
    USD/hr
  • Start Free
  • AWS CO 2XL
  • 16 GB
  • 8 Core
  • 20 GB
  • 2 GB
  • $412.81
    USD/Mon
    $0.5733
    USD/hr
  • Start Free
  • AWS 2XL
  • 32 GB
  • 8 Core
  • 20 GB
  • 2 GB
  • $445.76
    USD/Mon
    $0.6191
    USD/hr
  • Start Free
  • AWS CO 4XL
  • 32 GB
  • 16 Core
  • 20 GB
  • 2 GB
  • $667.40
    USD/Mon
    $0.9269
    USD/hr
  • Start Free
  • AWS 4XL
  • 64 GB
  • 16 Core
  • 20 GB
  • 2 GB
  • $733.30
    USD/Mon
    $1.0185
    USD/hr
  • Start Free
  • AWS CO 9XL
  • 72 GB
  • 36 Core
  • 20 GB
  • 2 GB
  • $1407.88
    USD/Mon
    $1.9554
    USD/hr
  • Start Free
  • AWS 8XL
  • 128 GB
  • 32 Core
  • 20 GB
  • 2 GB
  • $1407.88
    USD/Mon
    $1.9554
    USD/hr
  • Start Free
  • AWS CO 12XL
  • 96 GB
  • 48 Core
  • 20 GB
  • 2 GB
  • $1721.0
    USD/Mon
    $2.3903
    USD/hr
  • Start Free
  • AWS 12XL
  • 192 GB
  • 49 Core
  • 20 GB
  • 2 GB
  • $1911.10
    USD/Mon
    $2.6543
    USD/hr
  • Start Free
  • AWS CO 18XL
  • 144 GB
  • 72 Core
  • 20 GB
  • 2 GB
  • $2455.42
    USD/Mon
    $3.4103
    USD/hr
  • Start Free
  • AWS 16XL
  • 256 GB
  • 64 Core
  • 20 GB
  • 2 GB
  • $2464.06
    USD/Mon
    $3.4223
    USD/hr
  • Start Free
  • AWS CO 24XL
  • 192 GB
  • 96 Core
  • 20 GB
  • 2 GB
  • $3189.82
    USD/Mon
    $4.4303
    USD/hr
  • Start Free
  • AWS 24XL
  • 384 GB
  • 96 Core
  • 20 GB
  • 2 GB
  • $3569.98
    USD/Mon
    $4.9583
    USD/hr
  • Start Free
  • GCE Small
  • 1.75 GB
  • 1 Core
  • 20 GB
  • 2 GB
  • $37.45
    USD/Mon
    $0.0520
    USD/hr
  • Start Free
  • GCE Medium
  • 3.75 GB
  • 1 Core
  • 20 GB
  • 2 GB
  • $84.12
    USD/Mon
    $0.1168
    USD/hr
  • Start Free
  • GCE Large
  • 7.5 GB
  • 2 Core
  • 20 GB
  • 2 GB
  • $152.14
    USD/Mon
    $0.1243
    USD/hr
  • Start Free
  • GCE XL
  • 15 GB
  • 4 Core
  • 20 GB
  • 2 GB
  • $241.62
    USD/Mon
    $0.2113
    USD/hr
  • Start Free
  • GCE 2XL
  • 30 GB
  • 8 Core
  • 20 GB
  • 2 GB
  • $412.82
    USD/Mon
    $0.2810
    USD/hr
  • Start Free
  • GCE 4XL
  • 72 GB
  • 16 Core
  • 20 GB
  • 2 GB
  • $722.06
    USD/Mon
    $0.3356
    USD/hr
  • Start Free
  • GCE 6XL
  • 120 GB
  • 32 Core
  • 20 GB
  • 2 GB
  • $1290.42
    USD/Mon
    $0.3548
    USD/hr
  • Start Free
  • GCE CO XL
  • 16 GB
  • 4 Core
  • 20 GB
  • 2 GB
  • $255.49
    USD/Mon
    $0.5090
    USD/hr
  • Start Free
  • GCE CO 2XL
  • 32 GB
  • 8 Core
  • 20 GB
  • 2 GB
  • $397.84
    USD/Mon
    $0.5526
    USD/hr
  • Start Free
  • GCE CO 4XL
  • 64 GB
  • 16 Core
  • 20 GB
  • 2 GB
  • $741.67
    USD/Mon
    $0.5734
    USD/hr
  • Start Free
  • GCE CO 7XL
  • 120 GB
  • 30 Core
  • 20 GB
  • 2 GB
  • $1218.36
    USD/Mon
    $0.7827
    USD/hr
  • Start Free
  • GCE CO 14XL
  • 240 GB
  • 48 Core
  • 20 GB
  • 2 GB
  • $2133.05
    USD/Mon
    $1.0029
    USD/hr
  • Start Free
  • GCE HC LARGE
  • 2 GB
  • 2 Core
  • 20 GB
  • 2 GB
  • $89.49
    USD/Mon
    $1.0301
    USD/hr
  • Start Free
  • GCE HC XL
  • 4 GB
  • 4 Core
  • 20 GB
  • 2 GB
  • $202.32
    USD/Mon
    $1.2826
    USD/hr
  • Start Free
  • GCE HC 2XL
  • 8 GB
  • 8 Core
  • 20 GB
  • 2 GB
  • $366.45
    USD/Mon
    $1.6922
    USD/hr
  • Start Free
  • GCE HC 4XL
  • 19 GB
  • 96 Core
  • 20 GB
  • 2 GB
  • $563.55
    USD/Mon
    $1.7923
    USD/hr
  • Start Free
  • GCE HC 8XL
  • 32 GB
  • 32 Core
  • 20 GB
  • 2 GB
  • $923.44
    USD/Mon
    $2.2133
    USD/hr
  • Start Free
  • GCE HC 16XL
  • 64 GB
  • 64 Core
  • 20 GB
  • 2 GB
  • $1593.58
    USD/Mon
    $2.9626
    USD/hr
  • Start Free

Additional Information

  • $0.033/GB per server will be applied for offsite backup storage.

Additional Information

  • Free trial is not available for Amazon Web Services. You need to upgrade your account to launch and access AWS servers.
  • With Amazon (AWS), Disk Sizes are configurable and Bandwidth is on pay as you go basis.
  • $0.033/GB per server will be applied for offsite backup storage.

Additional Information

  • Free trial is not available for Google Compute Engine. You need to upgrade your account to launch and access GCE servers.
  • With Google (GCE), Disk Sizes are configurable and Bandwidth is on pay as you go basis.
  • $0.033/GB per server will be applied for offsite backup storage.

Feature-Rich Security for Unmatched Value

Get complete app & server security with dynamic hosting features, outshining the competitors:

Managed Hosting Shared Hosting
(GO Daddy)
Managed Hosting Shared Hosting
(GO Daddy)
App Level
Optimized caching Techniques
Content Delivery Network (CDN) available
Auto healing servers
Choose your server provider
Server Level
Free SSL certificates
Dedicated firewalls
24/7 real-time monitoring
Regular security patching
Automated Backups

Switch To Blazing Fast Cloud Hosting & Avoid Hassles.

Migrate For Free Without Any Glitches

We’ll move your first website to Cloudways from any web host for FREE (Without breaking yoursite hosted on the old host)

Migrate for FREE

What Drives Cloudways Extraordinary Performance

Cloudways provides accelerated website performance using a combination of performance enhancing feature set.

Blazing-Fast Speeds.

We have partnered with the leading cloud providers to bring you 99.99% uptime and loading speeds of around 200–400 milliseconds.

“Migrated to Cloudways, Varnish setup seems faster than our Litespeed config ever was. This seems to have been a great decision.”

Andrew Suroor Bonar – Executive Advisor at Halon

Enterprise-Grade Security.

Stay fully protected with Cloudways’ end-to-end encryption, free SSL certification, and two-factor authentication – not to mention advanced mitigation of DDoS attacks with Cloudflare Enterprise.

“Best way to protect the WordPress site: Cloudways bot protection + Cloudflare + Wordfence Security + Google reCAPTCHA”

Jan Tegze – Director of Technical Recruiting at Tricentis

High-performance, security, and 24/7 support — even on the lowest hosting plans

Fuel your small or medium-sized businesses with hosting features that redefine success.

SSD Hosting

SSD greatly improves your store’s performance and speed since the data transfer rate is much higher as compared to traditional storage.

Built-in Caches

Built-in performance-boosting caching such as Memcached, Varnish, and Redis speed up stores while reducing database load.

Optimized Stack

Our hosting stack comprises NGINX, Apache, MySQL/MariaDB, and PHP-FPM to tackle high volume traffic and server requests resulting in better performance and faster load times.

PHP 8 Ready

Host WooCommerce store on PHP 8 ready server that’s significantly faster, secure, and more versatile than previous versions.

Cloudflare

Expedite your websites, get constant availability, and secure them against DDoS attacks & malicious traffic with the Cloudflare add-on.

Breeze Plugin

We take caching quite seriously that’s why developed a free, light-weight, and feature-rich cache plugin that comes pre-installed on WooCommerce stores.

Dedicated Firewalls

Our platform-level firewalls protect your server against attacks such as IP spoofing, phishing, and everything that’s not authorized.

SSL Certificates

Get Let’s Encrypt free SSL certificates to indicate your visitors/customers that their data is encrypted and your online store is authentic.

Login Security

We protect your account with 2FA and also notify you of any login attempts made from an unidentified device.

IP Whitelisting

You can create a whitelist of IP addresses for unrestricted access over regions and networks through SSH and SFTP.

Application Isolation

Every WooCommerce store hosted on your server is isolated to keep it protected from other stores on hosted the same server.

Database Security

Valuable data of your WooCommerce store is well protected and is only allowed to be accessed remotely via whitelisted IP addresses.

24/7 Expert Support

We offer 24/7 live chat support in all areas to help you run your WooCommerce store without any hiccups.

Active Community

Our effective and strong community of WooCommerce experts who share their skills and knowledge to help users around the world.

Knowledge Base

We have a centralized resource center for our customers. You can refer to the Knowledge Base for any help related to our platform.

Ticketing System

Leave your queries through our ticketing system to avoid waiting in queues. Our engineers respond promptly to every query.

Support Add-ons

We offer advanced and premium add-ons for priority support. Tell us about your requirements and we’ll take care of it.

Troubleshooting

We have a server and application monitoring tool for troubleshooting. You also can contact our support engineers to take you out of the situation.

Migrate For Free Without Any Glitches

We’ll move your first website to Cloudways from any web host for FREE (Without breaking yoursite hosted on the old host)

Migrate My Website

Real Success Stories. Powered By Cloudways.

Read real-life case studies of companies that used our managed cloud server hosting to take their online businesses to the next level!

Extend Security Features With Optional Add-Ons

Strengthen your site’s security further with premium add-ons, ensuring comprehensive protection, automatic updates, and trusted email hosting for a worry-free online experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

Cloudways offers 24/7/365 support through live chat and tickets. It also provides a rich knowledge base, a Facebook community, and additional add-on services for premium support.

GoDaddy offers a free trial for some of its services. However, it’s important to note that the availability and duration of the free trial may vary depending on the specific product or service.

Cloudways provides robust security measures, including DDoS protection, OS-level firewalls, free SSL certificates, two-factor authentication, IP whitelisting, regular security patching, and more.

In terms of speed and performance, Cloudways generally outperforms GoDaddy. This is due to its advanced stack, which includes Nginx, Varnish, Memcached, Redis, MySQL/MariaDB, and PHP-FPM.

Cloudways is a highly recommended alternative to GoDaddy. It offers managed cloud hosting services with more advanced features like SSD-based hosting, built-in advanced caches, PHP 8-ready servers, and more