For beginners cloudways is a bit complicated but rocket.net is very easy. But cloudways is a good option for low budget users.Cloudways Vs Rocket.net
When you are looking for a good WordPress hosting, then you look at its features, speed, security, customer support, prices, reviews, comparision and so on. But in all the reviews on the internet, a simple WordPress site is tested. There is a difference between the testing site and the actual site used. Maximum only tests desktop sites in which the results show well. But when the user uses hosting in real, he does not get the same results.
So we created a real WordPress site with all the necessary plugins, files, pages, images and posts. After that we optimized it at a normal user level and did speed and load tests. So that when a user buys hosting, he gets the same results that he had seen.
|Sign Up Offer (Affiliate Link)||Get Offer||Get Offer|
|WordPress Multisite Support||Yes||Yes|
|CMS Support||WordPress, Magento, Laravel & PHP||WordPress Only|
|Trustpilot Rating||4.5/5.0 (1667 reviews)||4.9/5.0 (135 reviews)|
|Free Migration||Yes (1), Cloudways Migration Plugin||Yes, Unlimited|
|CPU, RAM & Storage||1Core, 1GB RAM & 25GB SSD||32Core, 128GB RAM & 10GB NVMe SSD|
|Monthly Visits||Unlimited||2,50,000 (doesn’t count same user in 24hours)|
|Cache Plugin||Breeze||No need|
|Object Cache Pro||Yes (Available above 1GB Plan)||No (Available in enterprise plans)|
|Server Locations||44 Global Server locations (Digital Ocean, AWS, Google Cloud)||Doesn’t Matter ( Cloudflare Enterprise 275+ Edge Locations)|
|CDN ( Cloudflare Enterprise )||Cloudflare Enterprise $4.99/Month||Cloudflare Enterprise|
|Free SSL Certificate||Yes||Yes|
|Email Hosting||No (Rackspace Integration costs $1/Month)||No (Zoho Offers 5 Free Emails)|
|WordPress Security||Bot Protection by Malcare||Immunify 360|
|Control Panel||Complicated for beginners||easy to understand|
|Malware Removal Tool||No||Yes, Immunify 360|
|Firewall||Dedicated Firewall||Dedicated Firewall|
|File Manager||No. But database manager available||Yes|
|PHP Version||Latest php 8.2 available||upto php 8.1|
|Backups & Restore||Easy||Learning Curve|
|Automatic Updates (Security, Plugins & Themes)||Yes (SafeUpdates integration costs $3/Month)||Yes|
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Cloudways Vs Rocket.net – Testing Parameters
Cloudways Plan: We have integrated Cloudways Digital Ocean 1GB Server ($11) with Cloudflare Enterprise ($4.99). Its total monthly cost is $16 (without taxes).
Cloudways Server Location: New York, USA
Cloudways Optimization: We enabled html minify, css minify & Java minify in cloudways brezze plugin. Also enabled Redis cache. We did max optimization without breaking anything.
Rocket.net Plan: We have chosen Rocket.net’s $30 plan in which single wordpress can be installed and Cloudflare Enterprise is also integrated in it.
Rocket.net Server Location: Ashburn, USA
Rocket.net Optimization: No plugin is required for optimization in Rocket.net. Rocket.net does all the optimization in the backend.
Cloudways Vs Rocket.net – Google Page Speed Insights
Google PageSpeed Insights (Cloudways):
Google PageSpeed Insights (Rocket.net):
Cloudways Vs Rocket.net – Uptime
Cloudways Global Uptime: 100% Uptime (July)
Rocket.net Global Uptime: 100% Uptime (July)
Both Cloudways and rocket.net perform best in terms of uptime. Both hosting providers constantly update their servers and also update at the hardware level. We have monitored the uptime of both hosting for a long time and they have always lived up to it.
Cloudways Vs Rocket.net – Load Handling ( K6 Load )
K6 Load (Cloudways):
K6 Load (Rocket.net):
We sent 50 virtual users to both sites for 5 consecutive minutes. Cloudways took 14,700 requests in 5 minutes and Rocket.net took 14,650 requests in 5 minutes. Cloudways average response time was 30ms while Rocket.net’s was 26ms. Both Cloudways and rocket.net have performed well in the load test.https://ithemes.com/security/
Cloudways Vs Rocket.net – Security
Cloudways Security: It is a managed server provider and has support for dedicated firewalls and regular security patches. Cloudways is fully responsible for server security. But for WordPress security, you have to manage yourself. However, you will get the benefits of bot protection and cloudflare enterprise. For extra security, you can use security plugins like iTheme Security, Sucuri or Wordfence.
Rocket.net Security: Rocket.net takes full responsibility for the security of your server and WordPress site. Cloudflare Enterprise and Imunify 360 are used for WordPress security. If there is any malware in your website or the website has been hacked then Rocket.net will help you fully.
Cloudways Vs Rocket.net – Backups & Restore
Cloudways Backups & Restore: Cloudways takes daily backup and keeps it for 7 days. You can back up manually and restore with one click.
Rocket.net Backups & Restore: Rocket.net takes daily backups but can be restored step by step.
Cloudways Vs Rocket.net – Dashboard
Cloudways Dashboard: Cloudways’ dashboard is good but things are scattered here and difficult to find for beginners. Because cloudways is a managed server hosting and its main focus is to offer server things. In this, Themes and plugins can be managed from the WordPress dashboard only. But it gives you a free hand to change the server configuration. In this you can see all the services. You can also change the version of PhP and mariaDB.
Rocket.net Dashboard: Its dashboard is very simple and everything is well managed. In this, everything becomes easy for a beginner. In this, you can update / manage themes and plugins from the dashboard itself. You can’t manage server side things.
Cloudways Vs Rocket.net – Support
Cloudways Support: They only provide server side support, they do not provide support for errors in the website. Its free support is not that great and it takes time to provide solution. But the support team definitely helps you. Cloudways also has support articles to help you understand things. Cloudways paid support starts at $100/Month which is not worth it at all for small sites.
Rocket.net Support: Currently rocket.net provides instant support and you get instant replies. It solves your problem as soon as possible.
Cloudways Vs Rocket.net – Pricing
|Cloudways (Digital Ocean Regular)||Cloudways (Digital Ocean Premium Intel + NVMe SSD)||Cloudways (AWS)||Cloudways (GCP)||Rocket.net|
|Starter Plan||$11/Month • 1GB RAM/1Core • 25GB SSD & 1TB Bandwidth||$14/Month • 1GB RAM/1Core • 25GB NVMe SSD & 1TB Bandwidth||$38.56/Month • 2GB RAM/2Core • 20GB SSD & 2GB Bandwidth||$37.42/Month • 1.75GB RAM/1Core • 20GB SSD & 2GB Bandwidth||$30/Month • 128GB RAM/32Core • 10GB NVMe SSD & 50GB Bandwidth|
|2nd Plan||$24/Month • 2GB RAM/1Core • 50GB SSD & 2TB Bandwidth||$28/Month|
• 2GB RAM/1Core • 50GB NVMe SSD & 2TB Bandwidth
|$91.84/Month • 4GB RAM/2Core • 20GB SSD & 2GB Bandwidth||$84.12/Month • 3.75GB RAM/1Core • 20GB SSD & 2GB Bandwidth||$60/Month • 128GB RAM/32Core • 20GB NVMe SSD & 100GB Bandwidth|
• 4GB RAM/2Core • 80GB SSD & 4TB Bandwidth
|$54/Month • 4GB RAM/2Core • 80GB NVMe SSD & 4TB Bandwidth||$164.50/Month • 4GB RAM/2Core • 20GB SSD & 2GB Bandwidth||$152.14/Month • 7.5GB RAM/2Core • 20GB SSD & 2GB Bandwidth||$100/Month • 128GB RAM/32Core • 40GB NVMe SSD & 300GB Bandwidth|
|4th Plan||$88/Month • 8GB RAM/4Core • 160GB SSD & 5TB Bandwidth||$99/Month • 8GB RAM/4Core • 160GB NVMe SSD & 5TB Bandwidth||$183.22/Month • 8GB RAM/2Core • 20GB SSD & 2GB Bandwidth||$241.62/Month • 15GB RAM/4Core • 20GB SSD & 2GB Bandwidth||$200/Month • 128GB RAM/32Core • 50GB NVMe SSD & 500GB Bandwidth|
|5th Plan||$149/Month • 16GB RAM/8Core • 320GB SSD & 6TB Bandwidth||$170/Month • 16GB RAM/8Core • 320GB NVMe SSD & 6TB Bandwidth||$262.75/Month • 8GB RAM/4Core • 20GB SSD & 2GB Bandwidth||$412.82/Month • 30GB RAM/8Core • 20GB SSD & 2GB Bandwidth||$300/Month (Agency Plan) • 128GB RAM/32Core • 100GB NVMe SSD & 600GB Bandwidth|
Cloudways Vs Rocket.net – Which One To Choose
|Reasons To Choose Cloudways||Reasons To Choose Rocket.net|
|Affordable Managed Server (DO, GCP & AWS)||Everything is managed|
|Cloudflare Enterprise Costs Only $5/Month||Cloudflare Integration|
|SafeUpdates to avoid errors in updates||Malware Removal|
|Reasons To Avoid Cloudways||Reasons To Avoid Rocket.net|
|No WordPress Support||Expensive|
|4GB RAM & above plans costs expensive||Less Bandwidth|
|No Malware removal tool||Everything in backend|
|Lacks in support||Visitors Limit|