This comparison is for 2 of the best WordPress hosting services available today, but they are entirely different. The main difference is the control panel that you use to configure your hosting and having dedicated resources. Siteground uses cPanel where Cloudways has its own custom build control panel. So the benefit of cPanel with Siteground is that you can have email accounts on the service, a file manager, DNS management and much more. But the downside is that cPanel 100% slows your hosting down, it's just a fact. This is where Cloudways shines because you get dedicated resources with an easy to use control panel that is not cPanel. But with that, you don't get some conveniences like hosting email, a file manager, DNS manager, etc. Siteground and all other WordPress shared hosting will never be as fast as Cloudways. With regards to support, Siteground wins in that department, they have exceptional support. Cloudways support is good, but not exceptional. So it all really depends on your priorities and what matters most to you.
Cloudways Vs Siteground 2019
by Adam @ WPCrafter | Last Updated: June 30, 2019
Cloudways in a managed cloud server service where you choose the cloud provider and Cloudways connects their platform to it which makes it incredibly easy to manage. You pay a small monthly premium vs going direct in exchange for the management platform and support when you need it.
SiteGround is a highly recommended web host online because they have catered to WordPress users and yet still have affordable pricing. They are most known for their fast performance and equally fast support.
Current Pricing: $11 And Up
Current Pricing: $3.95
Ease Of Use
The service is extremely easy to use, but you have to understand certain technical things for a smoother experience.
Ease Of Use
Service is super easy to use and they have exclusive features for WordPress users such as staging, migrations, performance optimizations and more.
Price / Value
While the normal servers are an incredible value, as you scale your server up, the premium you pay also goes up and can get pricy.
Price / Value
You really can’t beat the value on the initial offer that saves you 70% when ordering. However, when you renew, be ready to pay full price.
In the past Cloudways support needed improvement, but over the first half of 2019, I have experienced a huge improvement with their support.
Everyone raves about SiteGround support and I will agree that it’s better than most. It’s not perfect though, I have some issues that they didn’t fix properly.