A Long Time Ago, In A Galaxy Far Far Away, Website Hosts that use cPanel such as Hostgator or Bluehost or Godaddy, used to be the go-to for backend website administration.
But now Website Hosts that use cPanel are outdated, confusing, and a total cash-grab. They constantly try to upsell, cross-sell, trying to get money for the most basic features, like an SSL certificates, email services, and basic security features.
Instead, Cloudways provides a simple setup-and-go server setup and management, that I've been personally using for the last 3-4 years.
Cloudways is great because:
- quick setup-and-go WordPress websites
- quick to launch landing page hosting
- their web servers only charge by the minute (launch and delete your server if you don't need it)
- AND one-click server performance increase and decrease
In this tutorial, I show the CORRECT process of transferring from cPanel (and most hosting providers), to Cloudways (including Cloudflare integration).
Switching From cPanel To CloudWays (& CloudFlare)
Tools You Will Need
Recommendations & Tips
In “Manage Services”
- Enable Varnish (caching service to speed up site)
- Enable Redis (caching service to speed up site)
In “Settings & Packages”
- Upgrade your PHP (latest version)
- Upgrade MariaDB (latest version)
- Install ElasticSearch (latest version)
In Your Website on Cloudways:
- I normally don't put in my real email, to avoid notifications of SSL expiration/renewal (too many sites, too many expiration notifications)
- Enable Varnish Caching
- Enable HTTPS Redirection (after you've connected Cloudflare and installed the SSL wordpress plugin)
For More Indepth WordPress Page Building & CloudFlare/Cloudways Setup
I highly recommend you watch this video as well to fill in some gaps in performance:
As stated before, cPanel sucks, and is pretty much dead.
If I find a better platform than Cloudways, I will switch, but for now, it's the best platform to use for quickly setting up websites and Landing Pages.
Feel free to ask any questions, and I'll be glad to answer them.
Your Internet Marketing Buddy,
“We should reward people, not ridicule them, for thinking the impossible.”
~ Nassim Taleb, Author of Black Swan