ServerAvatar vs Cloudways

This is a well-researched comparison between ServerAvatar and Cloudways.

Fundamentals

At fundamentals, Both the platforms are here to make your cloud hosting experience easier. However, There are major differences between both. In this section, we will go through fundamental differences between two panels.

Control Panel / Management Panel

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Managed Hosting Provider

Pricing

The cost to host your sites matter a lot when you start growing. The pricing of both the services vary a lot due to different fundamental nature of both the systems. Select the one that fits your requirements the best.

Flat Pricing

ServerAvatar offers two pricing plans: “Newbie” at $9/month for managing up to 3 servers and unlimited sites, and “Pro” at $29/month for unlimited servers and team management.

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Pay-as-you-grow

Cloudways charges 2x (+100%) the cost of each instance. If the cost of the instance is $24/month in Digitalocean, You will get it at $48/month in Cloudways. It is safe to say that you are paying $24 for instance, and $24 to manage your server on Cloudways.

Supported Servers

Due to fundamental differences in how both the systems operate, Cloudways has major limitations in comparison with ServerAvatar in this case.

Custom Servers: Custom servers are servers from other cloud/server providers like Hostinger, Bluehost, Racknerd, SSDNodes, and all other vendors who provide Ubuntu VMs/VPSes/Dedicated Servers.

 

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Technology Stacks

When you first create a server at cloud platform or VPS provider. It only comes with the OS installed. To host any site on the server, You have to configure it with a specific tech stack.

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Supported Apps

In case of supported applications, ServerAvatar and Cloudways both are exactly the same. Both the systems support all types of PHP applications.

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App Auto-installers

Auto-installers allow you to quickly deploy new applications on your servers without going through the manual installation process.

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Git Deployments

Git deployments allow you to deploy custom or open-source applications directly using the repository link and deployment scripts.

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Server Management

Cloud Platform integrations allow you to bypass the server creation and connection process. Just like any other managed cloud platforms, You can create servers directly from the control panels.

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Application Management

Application management includes the controls you have to manage your application on your server. In this section, we will list all the application management features both the control panel provides.

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Database Management

Database management allows you to manage databases on your servers along with the access management. Both the control panel provides databases management.

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Security

Security of your servers and sites is crucial. It is important to make sure you have closed as many doors as possible for a bad guy to access the backend of your sites.

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Team Management

When you are managing multiple projects, You need a team. Both the control panels provide almost the same team management features.

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Backups & Restore

Backups are crucial. When something goes wrong at server or application level, You need backups to restore your sites to latest stable version and resolve the disaster.

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Explore ServerAvatar Pricing & Plans

Monthly Annual Get 2 Months Free!

Newbie

$
9
/ month
Perfect for freelancers
  • All Features
  • Manage Upto 3 Servers
  • Unlimited Applications
  • Team Collaboration
No credit card required
Popular

Pro

$
29
/ month
Perfect for businesses
  • All Features
  • Manage Unlimited Servers
  • Unlimited Applications
  • Team Collaboration
No credit card required

Newbie

$
90
/ year
Perfect for freelancers
  • All Features
  • Manage Upto 3 Servers
  • Unlimited Applications
  • Team Collaboration
No credit card required
Popular

Pro

$
290
/ year
Perfect for businesses
  • All Features
  • Manage Unlimited Servers
  • Unlimited Applications
  • Team Collaboration
No credit card required

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4.8/5

On our official Facebook Page, 94 of our customers rated ServerAvatar 4.8/5.0.

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4.7/5

High Performer Fall 2023
Rated 4.7/5.0 by 22 customers.

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4.6/5

On our official TrustPilot page, ServerAvatar has been rated 4.6/5.0 by 24 customers.

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Alban T.

Directeur General
A really easy and powerful way to manage PHP-based servers. I've been using ServerAvatar since 2 years, managing 10 servers and many sites on them.
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Nitin Yawalkar

Founder
The simple UI and UX for connecting different servers is the most valuable thing I like the best in ServerAvatar. I used it to connect AWS server and it just work out of the box.
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EI Mostapha M.

Co-founder
Simplicity, stability, security, ease of use, awesome support, active and responsive founder, and best pricing in the industry for the value it gives.
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Jyll Stuard

CTO at Mailchimp
ServerAvatar helps me achieve my goals in providing isolated servers for my clients that I can custom tweak and support.