In terms of features, Cloudways matches WPMU DEV like-for-like in many aspects. However, in this comparison it's also important to consider that it's not a managed WordPress platform.
See how it compares with WPMU DEV below.
How the battle went down.
For these tests, we used two different (and free) performance testing tools:
A load testing service that allows you to stress test your web-apps and APIs with thousands of concurrent connections. Find out more
KeyCDN's performance testing tool
This tool measures the performance of any URL from 10 different locations around the world. We used this to test TTFB. Find out more
As you can see above, WPMU DEV doubles Cloudways when it comes to parallel users - meaning in the real world, more users would be able to make requests at the same time before the server became overwhelmed.
On the other hand, Cloudways comes out on top in both areas of TTFB speed, although there isn't a whole lot to separate the two. As mentioned, Cloudways also is not a managed WP platform, so site limits do not apply.
Full TTFB results:
Check out the full list of TTFB times (depending on location) below if you want to see who delivers the speed closer to your area.
How did we come to the above results?
Get a behind-the-scenes look at our hosting testing methodology.
Max Parallel Users? Average TTFB? Geo-optimized TTFB?! What does it all mean? Get a behind-the-scenes, step-by-step look at our exact hosting performance testing methodology.See how we tested
Battle of the hosting features:
Put WPMU DEV to the test yourself.
Check out our hosting plans or take a WPMU DEV Agency membership (Incl. one Bronze level site) for a free 7 day trial. See how it performs for yourself and run your own tests following our methodology (or any other you prefer).
Want to test for longer than 7 days? Everything WPMU DEV comes with an automatic 30 day money-back guarantee.