If you are trying to figure out the differences between WPX Hosting and Cloudways, you are reading the right post at the moment.
In this post, I will try to make you aware of all the important differences between Cloudways and WPX Hosting.
Few visitors asked me to update this post as they are looking to choose between WPX or Cloudways this Black Friday. If you are in such a scenario, continue reading.
- If you are looking for truly Managed WordPress hosting, Cloudways should be your ultimate choice. WPX is technically a shared hosting with a focus on performance.
- Cloudways allows unlimited site installs on any of their plans, while the WPX plan comes with limits.
- WPX deal is not impressive. You need to spend a minimum of $499 to get six months of free hosting. Cloudways offers 40% OFF for the first four months; their pricing will be $6/mo after discounts.
- Coming to performance, Cloudways easily outranks WPX, which I explained below.
- Overall, I recommend Cloudways over WPX.
- WPX pays $100 per referral, while Cloudways pay $50 per referral. I'm saying this to know that I'm not inclined towards any particular host because of affiliate commissions. I go with Cloudways even if it pays lesser.
- Sign up for Cloudways with the Black Friday deal.
History of WPX Hosting and Cloudways
WPX Hosting entered the industry in 2013 and one of those companies got good positive word of mouth reviews among online communities. so far the service has been pretty impressive with amazing speed, stability, and security.
Cloudways is a managed cloud hosting platform founded in 2009. Over the years, the company offered brilliant managed hosting solutions for digital agencies and eCommerce businesses. Most importantly, the platform provides customers with excellent flexibility and choice alongside having a very dedicated support team.
WPX Hosting Vs Cloudways: Performance
WPX Hosting guarantees 99.95% uptime SLA while Cloudways with Vultr offers 100% uptime SLA (Digital Ocean – 99.99% SLA). So, Cloudways is a clear winner, and now its time to see which host performs faster.
I put a single demo site on WPX Hosting and three demo sites on Cloudways cheapest plans (Linode, Digital Ocean, and Vultr). The tool tracked the response time across ten USA locations and here are the average response time reports.
- Cloudways Linode: 379ms
- Cloudways Digital Ocean: 352ms
- Cloudways Vultr: 343ms
- WPX Hosting: 432ms
While Cloudways response time is 343ms on Vultr, WPX response time is 432 ms which makes Cloudways, the fastest hosting between the two.
Cloudways also gets a leading edge over WPX Hosting in terms of data center locations. Cloudways has over 60 data center locations while WPX Hosting has just 3 data center locations only.
This means Cloudways customers can easily select the data center locations close to their target audience for better content delivery while WPX Hosting customers don't have so many options to choose from.
WPX Hosting or Cloudways: Which is good for Support?
Here is an interesting difference I observed in terms of support.
Even though both WPX Hosting and Cloudways are known for good support through live chat and tickets, I found WPX Hosting support service to be comparatively better since it is fast to connect within seconds and the executives are pretty knowledgeable.
However, in the case of Cloudways, customers usually have to chat with a bot first before they can chat with a real person.
Cloudways and WPX Hosting: Features
Moving over to the essential features, WPX Hosting offers CDN and email for free. However, it is available as an add-on in Cloudways and costs $1.
WPX Hosting provides customers with DDoS Protection and Malware Removal. Some of the features that both the services have in common are staging sites, automatic backups, and the latest PHP.
Cloudways Vs WPX Hosting: Pricing
If we consider the plans and pricing, Cloudways is certainly better than WPX Hosting with more resources and unlimited sites for comparatively much affordable prices.
For instance, Cloudways lowest tier plan of $10 per month comes with unlimited sites and a generous resource limit of 1TB bandwidth while WPX Hosting lowest tier plan costs comparatively more than double the price of that of Cloudways with $24.99 per month and it also comes with only 5 sites support and 10GB Bandwidth.
Cloudways is certainly the winner in terms of pricing. Being an existing Cloudways user, they are generous enough to offer $25 free credit for my site visitors. Use code “BIO25” while signing up or check our exclusive Cloudways Promo Code 2020 post for more coupons and deals.
Another thing, Cloudways is built on Cloud architecture, which mean, scaling is easier at just few clicks. However, WPX Hosting is like shared hosting, scaling is not possible and once you hit the bandwidth limit, you need to upgrade for higher plan.
If we consider performance, pricing, and features, choosing Cloudways (with $25 credits) over WPX Hosting would be the right thing to do for sure.
However, if you are looking for fast technical support, WPX Hosting is the one to choose from.