Cloudways Is the High-Performance WPEngine Alternative

Choose a hosting provider that outperforms WPEngine in speed and performance.

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Why Choose Cloudways as a WPEngine Alternative?

Because Cloudways offers a seamless web hosting experience, you can optimize performance, enjoy user-friendly interfaces, and benefit from expert support – all in one place.

All the Features.
Half the Costs.

Get faster speed, more storage, and increased bandwidth at lower rates compared to WPEngine. With our starter plan, enjoy 1TB bandwidth, surpassing WPEngine’s 50GB limit.

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Join thousands of satisfied customers who rate Cloudways 4.7 on G2, compared to WPEngine’s 4.6 rating. And the difference is even bigger on Trustpilot, with Cloudways scoring 4.6 vs. WEngine’s 3.8 rating.

Multiple Cloud Providers & Datacenters.

Choose from 50+ data centers vs. WPEngine’s 8 data centers worldwide for superior performance. Plus benefit from multiple cloud providers to ensure your website operates at its best.


Starting With Cloudways Saves You More $$$

Started Simple Plan  

Monthly Price $30/mon
Site Included 1 Unlimited
Visit/Month 250,000 Unlimited
Storage 10GB 50GB
Bandwidth 50GB 2TB
Ram Undisclosed 2GB
Processor Processor 1 Core
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Cloudways Autonomous:

High Availability & Autoscaling
WordPress Hosting

Handle any traffic without the fear of seeing ANY downtime.

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  • Fully Managed Experience
  • Built on Google Kubernetes
  • Autoscaling & Load Balancers
  • Free Cloudflare Enterprise
  • Free Object Cache Pro
  • Free 1-Click Staging

Your Hosting Provider Shouldn’t Slow You Down As Your Business Ramps Up

WPEngine is one of the best-known brands in the WordPress hosting space. But users only discover after paying for WPEngine that it:

  • Won’t let you pick which server to host your site on
  • Eats up storage and bandwidth as your site grows
  • Locks critical features behind their higher plans

Cloudways Gives You 3x More Data Centers Than WPEngine

WPEngine is one of the best-known brands in the WordPress hosting space. But users only discover after paying for WPEngine that it:

  • 55+ Cloudways Datacenters
  • 08 WPEngine Datacenters

Proven Superiority of Cloudways

Cloudways has proven to be the best choice for hosting your site as opposed to WPEngine.

WordPress? Check. Any Other PHP CMS? Also Check.

Our PHP 8.2 servers running on PHP-FPM (Fast Process Management) will optimize your website for fast, reliable loading time.

“Even the smallest and cheapest of servers perform great with Cloudways for WordPress sites. Magento is a bit more power hungry but Cloudways’ services work great with both apps.”

Arda Burak Sepici

Choose The Cloud Provider You Trust The Most.

WPEngine shoehorns your website into whichever cloud provider they choose. Cloudways gives you the power of choice. Pick a server that matches your budget and performance needs, from 5 world-class companies.

“The easiest way to use AWS servers without the need of high technical skills.”

Pedro Flores

All Core Features
Included On All Plans.

With Cloudways, you get unlimited sites, free SSL, Firewalls, Monitoring, Backups, Staging, and more included on any plan — for as low as $11/mo.

“Demonstrating people they can start their own website with great quality at an affordable price.”

Rubén Castellanos

Launch 1 Or 100 Sites —
There’s No Limit.

WPEngine limits how many sites you can host on each plan. With Cloudways, you can have as many as you want, as long as you have resources available in your plan. Ideal for agencies.

“You get *unlimited* applications, even with the most basic plan, which is a w e s o m e !.”

Yanay Reingewertz

Focus On Content Creation, Not Site Maintenance.

Hate managing servers? Cloudways solves it for you. Enjoy access to top cloud server solutions without having to manage every detail. Cloudways makes sure your site runs as expected.

“Cloudways is highly recommended for those who want to move to cloud hosting without the hassles of managing cloud services which may be a bit too technical.”

Neel Kamal Kalita

Adapt Cloudways To Your Needs, Not The Other Way Around.

WordPress is built as an open ecosystem that anyone can modify for their needs. WPEngine, though, has more of a closed-in approach: it’s their way or the highway. Cloudways sits closer to the WordPress ideology, offering open customization: No plugin restrictions & PHP extension additions.

It saves me hassle and it simply works that well, that I even forget the name of the company as I don’t need to login to the portal unless I deploy new apps.

Neel Kamal Kalita

For Those Who Hate The Idea Of Switching Hosting Providers

Cloudways is the WPEngine alternative that lets you choose between 3 top IAAS providers, including GCE.

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Fast, Scalable, Fully-Featured Managed Hosting

Secure and performance-focused managed cloud hosting that lets you focus on things that really make a difference.

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 your website on PHP 8 ready server that’s significantly faster, secure, and more versatile than previous versions.


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 Laravel apps.

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 Laravel app hosted on your server is isolated to keep it protected from other stores on hosted the same server.

Database Security

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

IaaS Providers

Choose from 60+ data centers of world-class providers such as DigitalOcean, Amazon Web Services & Google Compute Engine for fast Laravel apps.

Block Storage

Leverage high-performance block storage service while expanding your storage flexibly without changing other server parameters.

Vertical Scaling

Scale up your server resources such as RAM, CPU, and storage for high-availability and performance at the lowest possible costs.

No Contract

With pay-as-you-go plans, you only need to pay for the resources you use. Never pay a fixed amount or enter into any contract.

1-Click Actions

Our 1-click actions allow you to perform several operational tasks, such as backup/restore, website/server cloning in no time.

PHP Versions

You have the option to easily switch between different versions of PHP. We support PHP 5.6 and the latest versions of PHP 8.2.

24/7 Expert Support

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

Active Community

Our effective and strong community of Laravel 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.


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

Git Integration

Pre-installed Git on our managed Laravel hosting platform helps you set up auto-deployment on your live servers without worrying about code changes.

SSH and SFTP Access

SSH and SFTP allow you to securely access servers and update files for your application. You can also create SFTP credentials for your team members.

1-Click Cloning

Make copies of your Laravel Hosting app or clone the entire server in just 1-click. You will get new staging URLs for themes/plugins compatibility testing, etc.

Team Collaboration

It is easy to split projects between relevant teams since we allow one team member to be a part of different teams for collaboration.

Staging URLs

We offer free staging URLs and areas that you can use while setting up, testing, and developing your Laravel apps.

User Roles

You can divide work within the team, regardless of their location and assign them full or limited access to your Laravel app or server.

Cloudways Serves Drastically More
Visitors Each Month than WPEngine.

Results based on, comparing plans at three levels.

Get Higher ROI From Your

With Cloudways, your websites are faster, more secure, and backed by 24/7 real-time expert support.

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Cloudways Consistently Outperforms WPEngine’s Response Time.

Results based on, comparing similar sites and plans
for speed optimizations.

More Visitors with Speed Sound Greats.

With time-saving features, workflows, a simple interface and pricing that blows competition away, you get incredible value for money.

Results from load testing small business-scale plans for WPEngine, Kinsta, and Cloudways. See test details

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!

Frequently Asked Questions

Managed WordPress hosting is a form of web-hosting that makes installing and managing your WordPress site easier, where most technical and server-side issues are managed by the company you hire. Managed hosting means freeing up your time from having to handle security risks, backups, monitoring your sites’ uptime, and scaling your infrastructure when your site grows.

Cloudways provides managed WordPress services, but doesn’t stop at WordPress. You can also host other applications, such as Joomla, Magento, Drupal, and other PHP-based apps.

The main difference between WP Engine and Cloudways is that WP Engine offers plans based on core feature limitations and number of sites you can host.

With Cloudways you can launch as many sites as you want, on any plan. And you get access to the same set of features, no matter which plan you choose. We believe that structuring our plans this way helps all kinds of business start and grow with total control on their websites’ performance.

WP Engine’s lowest plan starts at $30/mo and includes only 1 site. With Cloudways you can get started for as low as $11/mo, with unlimited sites.

At Cloudways, we believe no one should stress about their website being down or not working. We put a lot of effort and resources into making that a reality, with the help of our support team.

Standard Support: It’s free and includes 24/7/365 access to Live Chat assistance with trained Support Team members.

Advanced Support add-on: Speeds up Live Chat response times and includes deeper application troubleshooting, customization support, and proactive monitoring.

Premium Support add-on: For businesses running mission-critical sites where every minute matters. Advanced service with even quicker response times, a dedicated Account Manager, a private Slack channel, and direct phone support.

Cloudways offers an out-of-the-box caching stack which includes Memcached, Varnish, Nginx, and Redis to deliver fast responses. WP Engine forces you to install an Advanced Caching plugin to match this level of performance.

WP Engine also disallows plugins like WP Super Cache, WP File Cache, and W3 Total Cache, preventing you to apply further optimizations that can’t be done server-side.

Yes — it’s included on any plan you choose. You can easily set up CDN from your dashboard, even if you’ve never done this kind of integration before. CloudwaysCDN delivers extremely fast experiences for your user, starting as low as $1 per 25GB.

Security is a top priority at Cloudways. We take a proactive approach to keeping your servers safe and secure from malicious traffic, malware and attacks.

These measures are available on any plan you choose:

  • Dedicated Firewalls
  • 1-Click Free SSL Certificate
  • IP Whitelisting
  • Regular Security Patching
  • Two-Factor Authentication
  • Bot Protection