208 votesMatt commented
Reseller isn't really necessary the plan pricing offered a larger set of benefits with the higher-tiered prices or for the number of servers under a given account.
For instance, at the $7/month plan, a client who's coming to me for hosting is not going to be thrilled that I'm charing (for example) $30/month when they can the same hosting resources for $7/month if they were to pay Cloudways directly. Or worse...if I'm subscribed at a higher price point but then divvy up the resources between 10 clients, they are actually getting less for their money by 'sharing' the resources.
We have started working on the “Staging” feature, we are hoping to have it available by May end.
Cloudways TeamMatt supported this idea ·Matt commented
I’ve read a couple articles but all of your competitors have a much simpler process.
This is the one missing element that has been keeping me from immediately moving my clients to Cloudways.
1. Allow for creating a snapshot of the production site as the staging site.
2. Allow setting my custom domain with a staging URL, such as a subdomain
3. Allow for publishing (overwriting) the production site with my changes.
4. Allow for taking a new snapshot of the production site to overwrite the staging site again.
5. Do NOT overwrite any traffic data when publishing changes from staging to production.
6. Make sure all URLs when publishing from staging to production use the Production format...not the staging URL.
Again, WP Engine, Flywheel, and many others have done so beautifully. But, I do not enjoy paying PER WordPress site...especially when a client has two tiny WordPress sites.