Managed hosting provider Cloudways has announced that it will be raising prices for its popular plans effective April 1st, 2023, marking the first price increase since 2017. The company, which offers hosting performance, ease of use, market-leading support, and exceptional value for money, has made several significant updates and improvements to its products over the past five years, including improved staging and backups management, SafeUpdates feature for WordPress, and Cloudflare Enterprise add-on.
Cloudways has stated that it remains committed to offering extremely competitive prices compared to other hosting providers and to transparent, flexible, and pay-as-you-go pricing. The revised pricing will apply to the company’s most popular plans, including DigitalOcean Premium 4GB, Vultr High Frequency 4GB, Linode Standard 4GB, AWS Standard 4GB, and Google Cloud Standard 3.75GB.
In addition to the price increase, Cloudways will also begin collecting local tax in certain locations in compliance with local regulations. Customers have been asked to update their billing information to ensure accurate tax charges based on their billing address.
Cloudways, which hosts more than 570,000 websites and has over 86,000 customers, is ranked the #1 managed hosting provider on G2. The company has expressed its commitment to empowering its customers’ goals and dreams and has invited feedback or concerns directly to the team.
|Plan||Current Monthly Pricing||New Monthly Pricing (effective April 1st, 2023)||Price Difference|
|DigitalOcean Premium 4GB||$50||$54||$4|
|Vultr High Frequency 4GB||$50||$60||$10|
|Linode Standard 4GB||$50||$59||$9|
|AWS Standard 4GB||$86.77||$91.84||$5.07|
|Google Cloud Standard 3.75GB||$73.50||$84.00||$10.50|
Will other Hosting Providers Follow?
It’s difficult to predict whether other hosting providers will also increase their prices, as pricing decisions are typically based on various factors unique to each company. However, it’s not uncommon for hosting providers to adjust their prices over time in response to changes in market conditions or to keep up with rising costs. Customers are encouraged to regularly check for any updates or announcements from their hosting providers regarding changes to pricing or services.