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side-by-side comparison of Cloudways vs. WP Engine
based on preference data from user reviews. Cloudways rates 4.8/5 stars with 152 reviews. By contrast, WP Engine rates 4.6/5 stars with 140 reviews. Each product's score is calculated with real-time data from verified user reviews, to help you make the best choice between these two options, and decide which one is best for your business needs.
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Cloudways
Cloudways
(152)
4.8 out of 5
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WP Engine
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4.6 out of 5
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Cloudways
Cloudways
WP Engine
WP Engine
Market Segments
Cloudways
Cloudways
Small-Business (95.7% of reviews)
WP Engine
WP Engine
Small-Business (76.7% of reviews)
Entry Level Price
Cloudways
Cloudways
$10.00 per month
WP Engine
WP Engine
$30 per month

Cloudways vs WP Engine

When assessing the two solutions, reviewers found Cloudways easier to use, set up, and administer. Reviewers also preferred doing business with Cloudways overall.

  • Reviewers felt that Cloudways meets the needs of their business better than WP Engine.
  • When comparing quality of ongoing product support, reviewers felt that Cloudways is the preferred option.
  • For feature updates and roadmaps, our reviewers preferred the direction of Cloudways over WP Engine.
Categories
Shared Categories
Cloudways
Cloudways
WP Engine
WP Engine
Cloudways and WP Engine are categorized as Managed Hosting
Unique Categories
Cloudways
Cloudways has no unique categories
WP Engine
WP Engine is categorized as Web Hosting
Pricing
Cloudways
Cloudways Pricing
Managed Digital Ocean 1GB
$10.00per month
Managed DigitalOcean 2GB
$22.00per month
Managed DigitalOcean 4GB
$42.00per month
Managed DigitalOcean 8GB
$80.00per month
Free Trial
WP Engine
WP Engine Pricing
Startup
$30per month
Growth
$115per month
Scale
$290per month
Premium
Contact US(877) 973-6446
Enterprise
Contact US(877) 973-6446
Free Trial
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Ratings
Meets Requirements
Cloudways
Cloudways
9.5
Responses: 113
WP Engine
WP Engine
9.3
Responses: 127
Ease of Use
Cloudways
Cloudways
9.5
Responses: 114
WP Engine
WP Engine
9.1
Responses: 127
Ease of Setup
Cloudways
Cloudways
9.4
Responses: 77
WP Engine
WP Engine
9.0
Responses: 98
Ease of Admin
Cloudways
Cloudways
9.1
Responses: 78
WP Engine
WP Engine
9.0
Responses: 100
Quality of Support
Cloudways
Cloudways
9.4
Responses: 114
WP Engine
WP Engine
9.3
Responses: 125
Ease of Doing Business With
Cloudways
Cloudways
9.5
Responses: 78
WP Engine
WP Engine
9.4
Responses: 97
Product Direction (% positive)
Cloudways
Cloudways
9.3
Responses: 111
WP Engine
WP Engine
9.1
Responses: 127
Reviewers' Company Size
Reviewers of both Cloudways and WP Engine were most often representing companies in the Small-Business segment.
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
Cloudways
Cloudways
95.7%
WP Engine
WP Engine
76.7%
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
Cloudways
Cloudways
2.9%
WP Engine
WP Engine
19.5%
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
Cloudways
Cloudways
1.4%
WP Engine
WP Engine
3.8%
Reviewers' Industry
Cloudways
Cloudways Industry
Marketing and Advertising
22.1%
Internet
9.3%
Information Technology and Services
6.4%
Design
5.0%
Food & Beverages
4.3%
Other
52.9%
WP Engine
WP Engine Industry
Marketing and Advertising
24.8%
Internet
12.0%
Information Technology and Services
12.0%
Computer Software
7.5%
Design
6.8%
Other
36.8%
Reviews
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Cloudways
Ikhbayar M.
Administrator in Marketing and Advertising

Wordpress install is so easy and fast, Therefore server is awesome

WP Engine
Jared M.
Administrator in Hospital & Health Care

WP Engine is a great product for managing website consolidation, quick M&A turnaround and new properties that you need stood up quick. It also makes it seamless for internal and 3rd party development with good staging and production flows to roll things up...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Cloudways
G
Administrator in Non-Profit Organization Management

Not sure how it really works. Pricing seems to continue to increase, not sure why.

WP Engine
Leon H.
Administrator in Information Technology and Services

Recently we experienced a few outages with WP Engine and the way they have been handling it, is unprofessional and doesn't actually solve the problem. I can't recommend WP Engine as a reliable hosting service. My own (external) monitoring alerted me that...

Discussions
Cloudways
Cloudways Discussions
What or who do people use for domain and DNS management?
2 comments
Bret W.
BW
I use namecheap.com to regitser all of my domains and manage DNS at dnsmadeeasy.com It's the perfect combination for me!Read more
What is the best way to use it as an reseller hosting?
1 comment
Christos T.
CT
I don't work for them, with that being said: You "own" the host, you can have as many applications (as it can hold) - keep in mind it is not unlimited and...Read more
Why don't you puit an .htaccess editor and a file editor in your panel? It's easier and faster than use FTP or SSH.
1 comment
Marcelo S.
MS
I don't work for cloudways but in order to access those files the way you want you need a panel like cpanel. Cloudways does not have that. you get a pure...Read more
WP Engine
WP Engine Discussions
Hosting Other Websites
2 comments
G2
Currently they are only hosting Wordpress sites, its their specialty .Read more
Queue Line
1 comment
OP
yes it does seem to take a bit of time, not sure why.Read more
Monty the Mongoose crying
WP Engine has no more discussions with answers
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