Liquid Web vs Cloudways

Comparison
Compared options Visit Liquid Web Visit Cloudways
Pricing
16 hosting plans 27 hosting plans
Starting price $15.00 / month $0.00 / month
Free domain Yes No
Coupons No 1 coupon
User Ratings
4.6
4.6
Reliability 4.5
4.5
Pricing 4.5
4.5
User Friendly 4.5
4.5
Support 4.5
4.5
Features 4.5
4.5
User Reviews
197 reviews 532 reviews
Latest positive review
Liquid Web Support is Excellent
Gary Driskill,
10
I have been a Liquid Web customer for 15 years. I have two (2) servers with them and they have always provided excellent products and services at good prices. Also, there support is always friendly, knowledgeable and timely.
Best decision ever
Sam Hayman,
10
I can set up servers optimised for WordPress (or stack you like) with just a few clicks + the ability to SSH in and use CLI as well. Super fast servers & excellent support!
Latest negative review
Cancelled for Complaining
Aaron Crow,
5.6
Long story short. I spun up a few VMs in an attempt to get sequential IP addresses. The next day I found they limited my account to only allow 1 IP address per VM and didn't tell me why. I tried contacting support, billing... More and then sales but nobody could tell me why I was on a "limited" account. They insisted that I provide my drivers license before they would speak to me. I don't give out my DL to anyone especially when I did nothing wrong.
I then complained on another website and they asked me to contact them directly. Then they went silent, so when I complained again they sent me a message stating I had violated their acceptable use policy and then terminated my account. Their policy is vague and can be used to terminate anyone for any reason.
I still have no idea what my original "infraction" was and was told by several employees in my phone calls I had done nothing wrong. It's my person opinion I am being punished because I complained publicly.
I was treated unfairly throughout this entire process and YES I will go somewhere else. But, not before I let everyone know how I was treated.
I have given support 1 star for their unwillingness to communicate and reliability 1 star because it took ME making phone calls and tracking down what was happening when they limited my account. They didn't other sending me the email to let me know there was an issue until AFTER I complained online.
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Pretty pricey for SHARED VPS
dan marley,
4.0
forget it that you get "VPS" or "MANAGED" its just plain shared VPS if you wont go with amazon or google cloud.
SO BASICLLY YOU PAYING HIGH PRICES FOR SHARED HOSTING WITHOUT ANY BENEFITS.
everything cost there money, plain "... More upgrade" if you want it to handle woocomerce as pricey as kinsta or any other service.
Support isn't really knowlegebale so..
GOING back to my previous host.
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VPS
7 plans from $15.00 to $135.00 2 plans from $0.00 to $11.00
Under $4 No

Start for free

$0.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Start for free plan
Under $8 No No
Over $10

Cloud VPS 2GB

$15.00 / MO
  • Space: 40 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Cloud VPS 2GB plan

Vultr Starter Plan

$11.00 / MO
  • Space: 25 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Vultr Starter Plan plan
Dedicated Server
6 plans from $199.00 to $549.00 1 plan from $12.00 to $12.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

Intel Xeon E3-1230v5

$199.00 / MO
  • Space: 240 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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DO Premium

$12.00 / MO
  • Space: 25 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Cloud Hosting
3 plans from $110.98 to $222.58 24 plans from $10.00 to $1,035.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

Standard

$110.98 / MO
  • Space: 960 GB
  • Bandwidth: 10 TB
View Standard plan

Vultr Starter Plan

$11.00 / MO
  • Space: 25 GB
  • Bandwidth: 1 TB
View Vultr Starter Plan plan
Data Centers
2 of 6 5 of 6
North America Yes Yes
Europe Yes Yes
Asia No Yes
Oceânia No Yes
South America No Yes
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
5 of 6 5 of 6
Live Chat Yes Yes
Phone Support Yes No
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support No Yes
Video guides Yes Yes
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
2 of 6 5 of 6
WordPress No Yes
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal Yes Yes
Magento No Yes
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop No Yes
OS Support
2 of 2 2 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET Yes Yes
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
7 of 8 1 of 8
PHP Yes Yes
Java Yes No
Python Yes No
Node.js Yes No
Django Yes No
Perl Yes No
Ruby on Rails Yes No
ASP.NET No No
Database Support
3 of 3 2 of 3
MongoDB Yes Yes
MySQL Yes Yes
PostgreSQL Yes No
Payment Types Support
2 of 6 2 of 6
PayPal Yes Yes
Credit Card No Yes
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer Yes No
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
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