As a blogger, you know that you need to find the best hosting solution for your website. You may have heard of Cloudways and Cpanel, but which one is right for you?
In this article, we’ll compare Cloudways and Cpanel and help you decide which is the best option for your blog. We’ll look at the features of each platform, as well as the costs involved, so that you can make an informed decision about which hosting service is right for you. Let’s get started!
Cloudways is a managed hosting provider that emphasizes performance and simplicity. From the simple server and application launch to the ongoing server maintenance, Cloudways takes away all the hassles of server management so that you can continue to focus on growing your business.
When you join Cloudways, you get a suite of powerful tools and services to manage your eCommerce stores and business websites. The core USP of Cloudways is choice – the choice of cloud providers, the choice of hosting almost every PHP-powered application, the choice of using a paid or free SSL and the choice of deploying multiple applications on single servers.
As a user, you can simply launch all leading applications on Cloudways. The server and hosting management layer of Cloudways is based on the Google Compute Engine (GCE) and Amazon AWS technology stack.
However, this does not imply that all GCE or AWS tools and services are supported by Cloudways platform. This only means that the core architecture and code base is supported by both GCE and AWS – [add other reasons why the backend is supported here].
The unique advantage of launching LAMP stacks (Linux, Apache, MySQL & PHP) or LEMP stacks (Nginx, HTTPd, MySQL & PHP) using Cloudways is their ability to automatically configure popular cache modules at the kernel level.
These include APC, Memcached, Redis, and Varnish. A built-in caching engine automatically caches your website content and minimizes execution time for repeated code that’s used frequently on the pages of the websites.
The cPanel & WHM software is an industry-standard Web hosting automation interface. It offers commercial (licensed) and free (community) editions to host providers, web designers, script developers, and small business owners.
cPanel’s user interface enables you to control all of your hosting account functions through a single system. From the initial account creation process through domain registration; website creation; FTP access; email account synchronization (POP3, SMTP, IMAP);
web statistics analysis; server management – including DNS record editing; hard drive partitioning; software installation and removal; power user scripting with Perl or CGI BIN access; file upload/download management – you can do it all from within the same cPanel interface. The best part is that you’ll still have complete management access to your servers via a remote SSH client.
There are three primary types of cPanel users:
- the web host
- the web master and
- the website owner
With a commercial license, providers can use cPanel & WHM for their own Web hosting automation needs. This includes shared hosting resellers who wish to simplify server account management for their customers; dedicated or semi-dedicated server owners who use control panels such as DirectAdmin or Virtualizor on their servers.
But find themselves locked out from certain features due to lack of integration; and cloud hosting providers who utilize custom panel architectures with application support. Commercial licensing allows users to opt out of certain panels, modules, and features.
Commercial licensing is just one example of cPanel’s flexible licensing model that enables you to tailor your purchase according to your site’s needs. Whether you’re hosting one web site or 1,000, cPanel has a license designed for your automation requirements.
License-Free Hosting – If you do not wish to pay for your hosting automation solution, new users can sign up for an account with no restrictions on the number of websites/web hosting accounts they create (unlike other popular control panel solutions).
Web Development Tools – The ease of use available in cPanel & WHM encourages developers and website owners to develop dynamic applications that integrate into the same interface. cPanel’s extensive list of supported web languages makes this easy to do.
cPanel Cloud Hosting – cPanel & WHM is the ideal control panel solution for cloud hosting providers, whether they be small business owners leasing virtual private servers (VPS) or large corporations utilizing dedicated physical hardware.
Websites that are hosted on VPS or dedicated servers can benefit from reduced cost and increased reliability when you install cPanel & WHM because it becomes the operating system for each server. And since it resembles a Web hosting control panel rather than a traditional operating system, your website visitors never have to know the difference!
Features of Cloudways
This is the best part for me because I always wanted to host unlimited applications without worrying about any restrictions and limitations of my service provider, and now with CloudWays, there are no such limitations.
You can add as many applications as you want on your server. All the cloud hosting plans support unlimited applications on them; all you need to do is add an application on your server or remove it if you don’t need it anymore.
The migration service allows transferring any application by using a simple wizard from anywhere like Github, Bitbucket etc.
You don’t need to download the files; you can transfer applications just with few clicks by following simple wizards available for migrations on CloudWays platform.
Pay as you go:
I am sure everyone’s aware that cloud hosting services bill you at the end of every month for the service you have used during that month like RAM, CPU etc.
But CloudWays has taken a different path to bill their customers. They take money as and when you use the service which means you will be billed only for what you have used not for what you haven’t used yet.
SSD-Disk storage [developed in partnership with Digital Ocean] so possibility for super fast website load times [that is a huge bonus]. This feature improves user experiences by making the page loading time faster than ever before.
Many people don’t actually finish reading a page if it takes too long to load thus decreasing your conversion rates . Cloudways deals with this issue confidently and presents you with the ability to load faster.
Built for scalability
Built for scalability, meaning that your online store will never face interruptions and you can manage as many stores as you want and work on them simultaneously without experiencing any downtime or delays which might be caused by traffic surge.
CloudwaysCDN [developed in partnership with MaxCDN] is a cloud-based content delivery network that ensures your web pages are served from the nearest possible data center resulting in lower latency, increased transfer speeds, and increased cache hits, all these features combined result in an improved user experience.
The user gets a faster loading time for those pages he visits frequently. This feature makes sure that no matter where your customers are situated across the globe they have fast access to your site resources. Also, the content delivery network means that your website is safe in case anything happens to one of its data centers.
Team Collaboration at Cloudways:
Now this is a feature which I really liked and still like. the feature gives team collaboration to your cloud hosting servers so you can get your server deployed within minutes of signup on CloudWays.
Features of cPanel
Domain and Website Management:
cPanel allows you to manage all of your host’s domains and website files through a simple, intuitive interface. You can also upload your own files or import from an existing FTP server.
You can further the functionality by adding the Fantastico Add On which grants access to over 200 popular pieces of software as well as scripts for personalized purposes such as building a wiki.
In addition, if you register a new domain name through HostMonster, cPanel will automatically create a matching email account(s) for you! Your cPanel will allow you to easily manage this new account right from the same screen.
Email Accounts & Tools:
Create unlimited email accounts with customised for each mailbox (i.e. john@ or johnonlinebusiness.com). Mailboxes can also be shared with friends and family, so you can all send/receive email without worrying about multiple logins – great for small businesses (i.e. [email protected])
The email accounts section of cPanel allows each mailbox to be set up with advanced spam filter options, list-management tools for dealing with junk email, as well as powerful mail storage tools that include message rules, disclaimers, forwarders & aliases!
Web-based File Manager:
Easily manage files on your website through our intuitive web-based file manager. You’ll have the ability to upload new images or documents quickly and easily via FTP or front page server extensions.
The file manager also includes advanced options for compressing and decompressing GZIP files, as well as an advanced line ending converter for those files that need to be processed quickly!
You’ll find that cPanel’s file manager is just as powerful when it comes to managing existing website documents through the use of multiple search tools, easily downloadable archives and bulk file deletes.
One of the simplest methods for promoting your site is to forward traffic from an attractive domain name (yourbusinessname .com) to your new, unregistered website address (yournewdomain .hostmonster).
With cPanel’s easy-to-use forwarding tools, you’ll be able to manage all domain forwards with a single click in order to quickly direct visitors from a more recognizable URL to a brand new one.
In addition, by using a wildcard DNS * record in conjunction with cPanel’s automatic redirection for unmatched domains you can have even more control over domain forwarding!
HostMonster has partnered with Google to bring you a FREE Gmail account with each new hosting plan that you purchase. Now, instead of having a seperate email address for your website and your personal mail, all of your mail will be sent to one central account!
In addition to unlimited storage, spam filtering and virus scanning these web-based emails include features such as personalized signatures, message rules & disclaimers.
You’ll also have the option to send or recieve email from up to 10 other accounts if you choose via POP3/IMAP so you can manage all of your mail from one place – perfect for businesses who need their employees to access from their work computers as well.
cPanel gives you unlimited access to MySQL databases without having to buy expensive software or jump through hoops!
You can quickly create, rename and delete databases with just a few clicks. cPanel also includes the ability to manage your existing tables, index creation (to speed up searches), backup/restore options, and much more!