20 Reasons why CloudWays is better than DigitalOcean

Ok, so i have both Native DigitalOcean and CloudWays services since i only knew DigitalOcean before i met CloudWays. In terms of platform, they are the same. Both uses DigitalOcean but CloudWays is more towards a managed service provider for CloudWays through PaaS model. Well, i fall in love with it immediately upon reading it and sign up for 14 days free trial immediately.

Dude, it’s Managed Service!

Businessman with cloud computing and connectivity concept
Businessman with cloud computing and connectivity concept

This is pretty obvious, CloudWays are throwing out the towel to provide you with a manage services without additional cost using DigitalOcean, if its cPanel, you’ll be paying additional $10-35 for that shitty piece of software!

You get more for the same price you pay

You can choose to do everything on command line or use the interface provided to you, its all up to you but you can do more for the same price guys! It’s like buying a future iPhone with the same price!

Optimized environment

Everything is readily prepared and setup for you. I won’t said its totally optimized for all scenario but for end user, this is like “WOW VERY OPTIMIZED PLATFORM, GOOD, GOOD!” kind praises you will hear from many non-sysadmin users!

Instant Installation

Instant Installation software like Softaculousor Fantastico or Installatron charges $10-$20 a month for such installation! It’s free in CloudWays and time is money, we need to know how to save all these time! Its just magic.

Easy Monitoring with NewRelic

Never heard of NewRelic? It’s one of the most powerful server monitoring SaaS platform you get out there. If you truly wish to monitor and find out what problems you are facing, NewRelic is one of those tool you go to, what’s more, its already integrated with CloudWays! Less Work! Yeah!

Less human error

We human are the problem. Try doing a command and delete something or edit something wrong? Downtime 😉


It’s definitely more secure than someone who has never work on a server before.’

Easily Configure

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Want to configure but don’t know where is the config file? Afraid you will do something wrong in the configure file? CloudWays provide a interface for it!

Ready MySQL Manager

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It’s not PhpMyAdmin, but it still provides you with a way to upgrade and downgrade MySQL, PHP and Redis.


If you don’t know how to secure a SSH or activate a SFTP. This really save you some time now.

CronJob Management Interface

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Looking to add a new cron job? Don’t know how to do a crontab or afraid to make mistake? An interface is here to help!

Domain Management

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Want to add more domain into your single hosting account? Easy!

SSL Management

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Don’t know how to add a SSL cert into your apache or Nginx? CloudWays has an easy tool to help!

Backup and Restore

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Have to figure out how to write your own script to backup all your files and database? How about letting CloudWays do it for you?

Deployment in Git

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Using Jenkin? Got a project you want to update on the server? No interface for it? Here you go.

Application Addon

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Need other services such as migration, load testing and etc? Just do a addon!

Migration Tools

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Want to migrate your WordPress to CloudWays or DigitalOcean? CloudWays has a plugin for you! Now who else has this?!

Manage Services Interface

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Want to migrate anything under the sun? How about pressing a button rather than SSH?

Automatic Patching

Worry about Kernel or server security isn’t patched? How about CloudWays do it for you?

It just save time

This is like conclusion, it save us time and time is money. It’s like cPanel saving a lot of human error.

Summary reaons why Cloudways is better!

OMG, i really listed out 20 good reasons why CloudWays is better than DigitalOcean! I can’t believe there are so much benefits as compare to using it natively. If you don’t like what CloudWays has throw out the plate, just ssh and use it natively exactly like DigitalOcean without any differences! Enter “WEBHOSTINEGG” as promo code when sign up to get $10 credit.

1 Comment so far

  1. Good article and I love cloudways. Same as you I started hosting sites at DigitalOcean (which is great) but I am not a sysadmin so managing the servers takes me too much time. With cloudways I just pay a few bugs extra and everything is done for you. And also, the servers are optimized for performance, and you really notice that. Compare for example: http://www.silvasoft.nl/ and http://emvee-solutions.com/ the first is hosted at CloudWays, the second at DigitalOcean. Because the server uses better stuff such as nGinx and Varnish you really have significant performance improvements, especially when having lots of concurrent visitors.

    Way to go Cloudways!

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