I’m with Cloudways since October, 2017.
My plan of app: “Windows Latest App”
- Digital Ocean NYC with 32GB RAM, 8VCPU, and one application with up to 20-40K pageviews a day.
In google analytics >> Behavior >> Site speed >>, I’m seeing a huge spike in site speed across the day, it is as fast as 5-8s, and up to 41s sometimes, and there are spikes in server response time as well. My server is never on overload, in fact, I believe I don’t need this high-specs server, but I’m using it for sake of fast speed and better user experience.
I’ve optimized the frontend of the site, and I’m a getting score of 80s in Google Page Insight. According to Pingdom, the site is very fast (under 2s), but the speed variation is bothering me as it could affect my SEO after Google speed update arriving in July.
My friend, Hitesh also experienced this problem. He is leaving Cloudways for Kinsta today after facing the aforementioned issue on his site, and having a pathetic support experience while cloning server to AWS which took more than 7-8 hours for a site with 30GB storage.
I’m not planning to leave Cloudways, I’m thinking of AWS Ohio CO XL + CDN and later Sucuri - Is this going to help?