My Thoughts On Traditional WordPress Web Hosting VS Fast And Flexible Cloud Hosting Solutions

In this screencast I share my own thoughts and experiences with both traditional WordPress web hosting (i.e.. Dedicated Servers, Virtual Private Servers (VPS), and Shared Hosting) with the more current and growing in popularity Cloud Hosting solutions. I discuss some of the technical aspects of servers as well as the big names in Cloud Hosting like Digital Ocean, Linode, and Vultr, as well as excellent managed Cloud Hosting solutions like CloudWays.


Baldwin Jackson says:

Great effort mate. I have been using DigitalOcean on Cloudways ThunderStack for hosting my WordPress website which has amazing improve my website overall speed and help me to achieve that 90+ score benchmark in various speed optimization tools like: Pingdom. Anyway thanks for highlighting the other provider as well.

Rob McDonald says:

Hey Eric, nice video but I a little surprised that you didn’t mention Google Cloud or AWS. Where, if truth be known, most of these services are using them anyway, as they are the biggest and actually more reasonably priced. There is a little bit or a learning curve, but you mentioned you like to play with servers anyway. And I like how Cloudways will let you pick between these services and set them up for you when you can go straight to them yourself. I have been using Google Cloud for some time now, and I have not found a faster service with more realiablity and control.

Matt Lambert says:

Digital Ocean, Vultr and ServerPilot – that’s exactly what I chose. Great, now I feel clever because Eric chose it too! It has been incredibly reliable, and fast, which is what the Search Engines want. There is also Sendgrid for Email and form submissions.

Gary Kaminski says:

Thanks for the rundown on all this Eric. It came at a good time. Testing out Vultr right now with CloudWays. I may also try a development server with a management panel. Has anyone tried using RunCloud?

David Waumsley says:

Very nice Eric. Great overview. One thing I noticed using Vultr with Cloudway is you had to use something like Mailgun to send form submissions from the server. With Digital Ocean and ServerPilot I did not need to (although probably better to)

I think these solution are the way forward, but yep like you I suggest Siteground (shared only – not their cloud) to those who this is all too much for. It was great for me and still is for some self managing clients.

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