Woocommerce on cloudways?



I have a woocommerce website on an optimized shared hosting, the website is slow, I’m also using a lot of plugins. Though I’m using caching and all kinds of speed tricks, it’s still slow. If I move to a 1gb cloud server, what’s the speed difference will be like? like how much more faster? will it be overwhelmingly faster or just slightly ?



i migrated the prestashop from shared hosting. whatever i tried in shared hosting, the speed in real world never fast enough. i got more than 80 on GTmatrix and pingdon. but customers have been complaining.
moved to cloudways, DO. man. it’s day and night.


How much faster (or whether it’ll be faster at all) is going to depend on WHY it’s slow now. Inefficient code is going to be slow no matter what the hosting. On the other hand, if the site is clean, well-optimised code but your current hosting is insufficient, there could be a major speedup.

Put another way - new hosting is not a guaranteed solution for a slow website.


Hosting will most likely not do much due to the mentions you make. A full audit is needed to understand why your site is slow. You probably need BOTH increased hosting power AND a plugin/code audit.

I see people struggle for years where you are. My best advise, hire a well know dev and have them look and provide advise. It will pay for itself. And when shopping for a dev, be sure they have 5 to 10 years min under their belt.


Hi @bashar,

Speeding up the site requires a lot of consideration. Make sure that you choose the data center which is closest to your target market. Perform an initial speed test after migrating your site to Cloudways to identify the issues. Optimize your images by using wpcompress plugin which let you optimize 5000 images for free. WP Compress – A Fast WordPress Image Compression Plugin.
Use breeze cache plugin for caching, compression and minification of CSS and JS files.
Also take advantage of CloudwaysCDN for fast delivery of static content if you have global audience. Keep your WordPress, theme and plugins updated to avoid performance and security issues.
Also have a look at A Guide To Speed Up WooCommerce Store



Using too man plugins is anyway not the correct way to do on any hosting.

But I am also interested to know people experience after migrating Woocommerce shops to Cloudways ? Where did you choose to host them ?

Thank you.


Cloudways is pretty much the same thing you have. While you are on cloud you get better options for backups, more options for setting up your apps but still you are basically on shared hosting plan unless you pay super extra for dedicated server just for your apps. When we have moved from shared plan to clouways speed at the beginning was fantastic but after some time it declined and is pretty much the same as per any shared plan. Our shared plan was something like $60 per year while we pay here around $100 per month. It is still worth it because you have live chat option here with decent support.

Regarding slow site , make sure to deactivate plugins you don’t really need or find alternatives. Woocomerce itself feels like not very well optimised together with Wordpress. It requires way two many plugins to get basic functionality. All that together makes is run very slow. Im considering to move to Magento.