Price (1 year): $34.91/mo ($418.9)
Type: Cloud Hosting
Location: Asia, Australia, EU, South America, UK, USA
Features: 24/7 Live Tech Support, CloudwaysBot, Daily Backups, FREE Trial, Git, HTTP/2, Managed, Memcached, Nginx Web Server, Resource Scaling, SFTP, Site Cloning, SSD Storage, SSH, SSL Certificate, Staging Site, Varnish Cache, Website Migration, WP-CLI
CPU: 1 vCPU
RAM: 1.75 GB
Space: 4 GB
Bandwidth: 2 GB
Top web hosting provider for the cloud
With Cloudways you can get access to the best cloud hosting companies in the world. All with easy to use interfaces and an expert support team ready to assist. Cloudways gives away free trial accounts to anyone that want to try them out. The trial lasts for 3 days, and you don't even need to enter any credit card details to try it out. It is available for all of the different cloud hosting providers they are partners with, but only for starter plans. You can quickly scale the web server after the trial though, to meet your server resource requirements.
The CloudwaysBot is a server assistant that will monitor your servers, applications, billing issues, and overall performance. You can set up the alerts and recommendations you want to receive. You also get access to two Cloudways developed WordPress plugins. One for migrating your sites there, and one plugin that is supposedly best in class when it comes to caching WordPress sites.
Daily off-site backups
You can choose how often you want to have backups generated. You can also choose how long they should be retained. It is even possible to generate backups on demand. $0.033/GB per server will be applied for off-site backup storage.
Lack of payment options
Only accepting credit and debit cards is a drawback to all the Cloudways plans unfortunately.
Cloudways expert live support
Get access to expert cloud tech support 24/7. You can also ask their live sales support any questions you might have before buying.
Hosted with Amazon Web Services
This cloud web server is hosted on one of the most popular and most advanced cloud data centers in the world, with Amazon Web Services. You get all the benefits of both the AWS cloud and also the top Cloudways web hosting features and support as well.
Scale your server as needed
There are lots of levels for scaling your server to having just the amount of resources you require. Starting at 1.75 GB RAM and 1 virtual CPU core, and going all the way up to 64 virtual CPU cores and 256 GB RAM!
Storage and bandwidth prices
The AWS cloud plans comes with just 2 GB of storage and bandwidth, but you surely can use a lot more than that. It will be billed 0.10$ per GB of storage and $0.12 per GB of bandwidth.
Data center locations
Choose between 14 data centers all around the world: USA - Northern Virginia, USA - Northern California, USA - Oregon, Europe - Ireland, Europe - Frankfurt, Asia Pacific - Singapore, Asia Pacific - Sydney, Asia Pacific - Tokyo, Asia Pacific - Seoul, Asia - Mumbai, South America - Sao Paulo, Canada - Montreal, United Kingdom - London, USA - Ohio
The only reason this plan does not get top ratings of 90%+ is because of the pricing. Being hosted on the AWS comes at a premium compared with other cloud providers, and I am not sure that the quality of the AWS cloud is worth the price increase. It very well might be to you though!