Price (1 year): $350.61/mo ($4207.3)
Type: Cloud Hosting
Location: Asia or Australia or EU or UK or USA
Features: 1-Click Installer, 24/7 Live Tech Support, CloudwaysBot, Daily Backups, Git, HTTP/2, Memcached, Nginx Web Server, Resource Scaling, SFTP, Site Cloning, SSD Storage, SSH, SSL Certificate, Staging Site, Varnish Cache, Website Migration, WP-CLI
Control Panel: Custom Built
CPU: 8 vCPU
RAM: 7.2 GB
Storage: 20 GB
Bandwidth: 2 GB
Optional extras: Email.
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 give away free trial accounts to anyone that wants 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 your server after the trial though, to meet your resource requirements.
When you select a server to deploy you can add an application like a custom PHP application or the latest WordPress version with 1 click.
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.
Currently, at least, email is not included and costs $1/mo per address you create.
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. $0.033/GB per server will be applied for off-site backup storage.
Lack of payment options
Only accepting credit and debit cards is a drawback to all the Cloudways plans, unfortunately.
Cloudways expert live support
Get access to expert cloud tech support 24/7. You can also ask their live sales support any questions you might have before buying.
Hosted with the Google Cloud
This cloud server is hosted in one of the top data centers in the world, part of the Google Cloud. You do get all the benefits of being hosted on the Google Cloud and the ease and functionality and support by being a customer of the Cloudways web hosting company as well.
Scale your server as needed
There are lots of levels for scaling your server to having just the amount of resources you require. Starting at 1.70 GB RAM and 1 virtual CPU core, and going all the way up to 32 virtual CPU cores and 120 GB RAM.
This a premium web hosting option, and far from the cheapest way to get about 2 GB of RAM out there.
Storage and bandwidth prices
The Google Cloud plans come with 20 GB of storage and just 2 GB of bandwidth, but you surely can use a lot more than that. It will be billed 0.12$ per GB of storage and $0.14 per GB of bandwidth.
Data center locations
Choose between the following 11 data centers to host your websites and applications: USA – Iowa, USA – South Carolina, USA – North Virginia, USA – Oregon, Europe – London, Europe – Frankfurt, Europe – Belgium, Asia Pacific – Singapore, Asia Pacific – Sydney, Asia Pacific – Taiwan, Asia Pacific – Tokyo
The only reason this plan does not get top ratings of 90%+ is because of the pricing. Similar plans with similar resources per cloud server have lower prices.
I don’t know if the extra value of being hosted on the Google Cloud is worth the price increase.
Computing intensive server
These types of cloud hosting plans have more power and faster CPU cores better suitable for CPU intensive tasks
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Price (1 year): $333.33/mo ($4000)
Price (1 month): $400.00/mo
Type: Cloud Hosting, WordPress Hosting
Location: Asia, Australia, EU, India, UK, USA
Features: CDN, Daily Backups, Expert WP Support, Git, HTTP/2, Managed, Nginx Web Server, Resource Scaling, Site Cloning, SSD Storage, SSH, SSL Certificate, Staging Site, Website Migration, WP-CLI
Space: 40 GB
Max Websites: 40
Optional Extras: Cloudflare Railgun, Elasticsearch, Nginx Reverse Proxy, Redis.
You need to select yearly billing to get the listed price which includes 2 months for free.
This plan is limited to up to 600.000 monthly visitors and 10 WP installations. The included CDN is limited to 500 GB/mo. These are not hard limits, and your sites will continue to function if you exceed these numbers, it will cost extra though. $1 per 1.000 visit and $0.1 per GB CDN usage. You can also easily change into a more powerful plan, or a less powerful plan, with 1 click in your hosting dashboard.
WordPress hosted on the Google Cloud
With Kinsta you can host your WP site on lightning-fast Google data centers, all connected on their private global fiber network.
Data center location
Choose between the following 15 data centers: USA – Iowa, Oregon, South Carolina, Northern Virginia or Europe – Belgium, Germany, England, Netherlands or Asia – Singapore, India, Japan, Taiwan or Australia – Sydney or South America – Brazil or Canada.
Hosting plan features
With expert WordPress support, fast SSD storage, HTTP/2, Nginx and free CDN this plan is one of the absolute best choices for WordPress hosting. Maybe the fastest hosting of them all. The CDN is delivered by KeyCDN. Kinsta also does server-level caching and offers a custom-developed caching plugin for WordPress with auto purging when changes are made to your site.
Daily backups included is also really nice and adds even more value to this plan. With the staging area feature, you can easily create a copy of your site and test out new changes and plugins then push them to your live site with a click.
Price (1 year): $419.00/mo ($5028)
Type: Dedicated Server
Location: Asia, EU, UK, USA
Features: 9 Gbps, cPanel, FREE Domain, Managed, SSD Storage
CPU: 16 Cores @ 2.5 GHz
RAM: 64 GB
Space: 1280 GB
Bandwidth: 20 TB
Optional Extras: APC, Daily Backups, Domain Whois Privacy, Memcached, SEO Audit, SpamExperts.
Guarantees: 7 Day Money Back
All of the web hosting plans by FastComet renews at the same initial prices, and their dedicated server hosting is no exception. You might want to compare these servers vs. those offered by LiquidWeb which also offers "no fancy" monthly billing. You can get the listed price here with monthly billing, and currently, there are no discounts for going with longer billing cycles.
Included in the price
You get a lot of nice features included with these servers. All SSD storage, choice of your preferred location in of the 8 different global data center locations, included cPanel/WHM and lots of server hardware resources. Network out speeds starting at 5000 Mbit and increasing for the more expensive servers.
Expensive backups and add-ons
The daily cloud backups currently costs $24.95/mo and includes 10 independent daily snapshots. The SpamExperts addon is also expensive at about $20/mo.
Great customer guarantees
I like that there are no setup fees for these servers and also that they have a 7 day money back guarantee.
Price (1 year): $299.00/mo ($3588)
Type: Dedicated Server
Features: 24/7 Live Tech Support, CDN, DDoS Protection, Dedicated IP, Managed, ServerSecure, SSD Storage, USA Based Support
CPU: 6 Cores @ 4 GHz
RAM: 16 GB
Space: 250 GB
Bandwidth: 5 TB
Optional Extras: cPanel, LiteSpeed Web Server, Plesk, Remote Backup.
Guarantees: 100% Network Uptime, 100% Power Uptime
No discounts for choosing longer contracts. All prices are for month-to-month contracts. Prices does not include tax.
Premium web hosting
Liquid Web is a premium web host which offers lots and lots of hosting add-ons for security, software and performance. They have a wide selection of powerful web hosting plans available at their 3 data centers located in USA Central, USA West, and EU West. Liquid Web advertises their web hosting services as a fit for mission critical websites. All of Liquid Web's hosting plans are suitable for adult web hosting, but there is one exception, and that is when using the Akamai CDN - so don't use that if your sites contain adult content!
The storage is 2x 250 GB SSD disks in RAID-1 + 1 TB HDD backup drive.
The Liquid Web dedicated servers have lots of customization options. You can add resources to your server like extra RAM, CPU, and storage, including NVMe SSD storage. You can also choose OS, and if you want cPanel, Plesk or not.
The dedicated servers comes with ServerSecure which includes anti-spam & anti-virus protection, daily security audits and more. cPanel or Plesk is another $20/mo.
24/7 Fast USA based suppport
Liquid Web has trademarked "The most helpful humans in hosting". Their high-quality support might be the number one reason to go with this web host. If you have mission critical sites such as an important ecommerce store or a popular blog that you need to keep online all the time then this host very well might be your best choice.
They offer 24/7 live chat tech support, phone support, and ticket support. They guarantee to give a support response by chat or phone in just 59 seconds. All of their support persons are based in the USA providing the highest quality of English speaking support!