Getting Started

Help onboarding to Cloudways and getting started

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Choosing Server and Application

How to Launch a New Application on a New Server

In this post, you will learn about the steps to deploy a new web application on a new application.
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How to Add an Application to an Existing Server

Learn how to add an application to an existing server on Cloudways. Do this in just 3 simple steps.
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Which Web Applications Can be Hosted on Cloudways?

Cloudways supports a variety of CMS, E-commerce, and other PHP web applications. These are all available as 1-click installations.
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Which Infrastructure Provider Do I Have to Choose?

Can’t decide what infrastructure provider to choose at Cloudways? Here’s a comprehensive guide to help you out.
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GCE Servers Lineup at Cloudways

With Cloudways, you can build and deploy high-performance and scalable applications on GCP with simplicity and freedom.
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DigitalOcean Premium Droplets at Cloudways

In this guide, you will learn more about DigitalOcean’s Premium Droplets and why they are different from the standard series machines.
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Vultr High Frequency Instances at Cloudways

Launching and managing Vultr High-Frequency Compute Instances just got a whole lot easier. Here's how you can do this through Cloudways.
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Securing Website Using SSL

What is an SSL and How Does an SSL Work?

A detailed guide on What an SSL certificate is and why is it important for your website.
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Guide to Installing SSL Certificates at Cloudways

Don’t know how to install SSL certificates on Cloudways? This guide is perfect for you.
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Difference Between Single, Multiple and Wildcard SSL

What is the difference between Single, Multiple, and Wildcard SSL? And which one is best for your website? Learn from Cloudways.
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How to Install Let's Encrypt SSL Certificate

A step-by-step guide on how you can Install the Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate [with video tutorial].
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Let's Encrypt SSL Certificates Limitations

This KB article explains the limitations of the Let’s Encrypt SSL Certificate.
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How to Configure Cloudflare Origin Certificate

Learn how to configure the Cloudflare origin certificate on the Cloudways Platform. Official Cloudways Help Center guide.
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How to Install Custom SSL Certificate on Your Application

To make your website secure and safe, learn how to install a custom SSL certificate on your application.
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Recommended Measures After Installing SSL Certificate

Here we have shared a few of the safety measures that Cloudways recommends you should take after deploying an SSL certificate.
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How to Verify Your SSL Certificate

Want to verify your SSL certificate configuration after installation? Here's how you can do it from the Cloudways Platform.
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How to Redirect HTTP to HTTPS

A comprehensive guide on how you can redirect your website from HTTP to HTTPS protocol.
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How to Enable HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) Policy

This KB will demonstrate the steps for enabling the HTTP (HSTS) policy for your website including what they are and why they are important.
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How to Update the TLS Version

Learn everything you need to know about TLS. How to update, verify and check TLS version on Cloudways.
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Setting Up Email Service

Which Email Add-on Should I Use?

Cloudways offers many add-ons related to email. This KB explains the available options so you can better understand and use them.
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How to Activate the Elastic Email Add-on

Elastic Email is a fast and reliable email delivery service for sending marketing and transactional emails. Here's how to use it.
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How to Configure My Email Client with Rackspace Mailbox

Learn how to activate and configure your email client with Rackspace mailbox. Cloudways Learning!
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How to Use Rackspace Email Add-on

If you need mailboxes for your domain we have partnered with Rackspace to offer their reliable Rackspace Email service. Learn how to use it.
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Set FROM Address from the Cloudways Console

In this KB article, you will learn about setting the FROM address, also known as Default Email Sender address, using the Cloudways Platform.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Rackspace Add-on

Want to learn more about Rackspace? Check out our FAQ knowledge base.
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How to Activate the Custom SMTP Add-on

In this KB, you will learn about the procedure of activating the Custom SMTP add-on on your Cloudways server using the Cloudways Platform.
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How to Configure Gmail SMTP

In this KB, you will learn about the procedure of integrating the Gmail SMTP Add-on on your Cloudways server using the Cloudways Platform.
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How to Configure SendGrid SMTP

Learn about the procedure of integrating the SendGrid SMTP Add-on on your Cloudways server effortlessly using the Cloudways Platform.
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How to Configure Mailgun SMTP

In this KB, you will learn about the procedure of integrating the Mailgun SMTP Add-on on your Cloudways server using the Cloudways Platform.
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Configure Your Domain with Mailgun SPF and DKIM Records

Learn how to configure your domain with Mailgun SPF and DKIM records.
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How to Merge Multiple SPF Records

Learn how to merge multiple SPF records for a single domain. [With Code example]
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How to Configure WP Mail SMTP Plugin to Send Emails

This KB explains how to configure SMTP service for transactional (outgoing) emails on a WordPress application.
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Configure Mageplaza SMTP Email Extension on Magento 2.x

Learn how to configure the Mageplaza SMTP email extension on Magento 2.x or later version.
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Making Website Faster

How to Use Astra Pro at Cloudways

Enjoy a one-year free subscription of Astra Pro with Cloudways. Learn how you can install Astra on new and existing applications.
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How to Use and Serve WebP Images in WordPress

In this article, you’ll learn what WebP is, how you can use it, and the process of enabling WebP fallback redirection at Cloudways.
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Speed Up Your WordPress Application Using Object Cache Pro

Speed up your WordPress application using Object Cache Pro. Learn how to install, setup, and use the plugin.
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Cloudflare: Why You Should Use Cloudflare Enterprise

Why you should use Cloudflare Enterprise to protect your website? Here are a few reasons…
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How to Integrate Cloudflare with your Application

A step-by-step guide [with images] on how you can integrate, manage, and configure Cloudflare with your application.
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How to Setup CloudwaysCDN With Your Website

Learn how to setup, verify, integrate and remove CloudwaysCDN from your website.
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How to Use Your Own CDN with Breeze

Learn how to use your own CDN with Breeze. Step-by-step instructions with push and pull guidelines.
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How to Use Cloudflare CDN on Cloudways

Learn how to use and integrate Cloudflare CDN on Cloudways. Only for customers who are not using the add-on feature.
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How to Use Varnish at Cloudways

This KB article explains how you can install and configure Varnish as part of your optimization stack on the Cloudways Platform.
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Which Magento Cache Plugin Should I Use?

In this KB, we will give you a brief overview of all the Magento cache plugins available in the Cloudways Platform.
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Which WordPress Cache Plugin Should I Use?

This KB talks about the best WordPress cache plugins and differentiates some features based on performance.
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How to Configure WordPress W3 Total Cache

In this KB, we will explain how you can configure the WordPress W3 Total Cache plugin for your website(s) on the Cloudways Platform.
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How to Install and Configure Breeze WordPress Cache Plugin

Everything you need to know about the Breeze plugin on WordPress. From configuration to installation and more on Cloudways articles.
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How to Configure WP Rocket Plugin for WordPress

Learn how to Install and confiture WP Rocket Plugin for WordPress website on Cloudways platform.
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How to Use CDNs with Breeze WordPress Cache

We are proud to offer CloudwaysCDN for our customers. A fully tested and compatible CND option - Learn how to set it up.
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How to Use Breeze with Amazon Cloudfront

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how you can use Breeze with Amazon Cloudfront on your WordPress website.
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How to Use Breeze with MaxCDN

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how you can use Breeze with MaxCDN on the Cloudways platform.
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How to Use Breeze with KeyCDN

Breeze Cache plugin supports CDNs that have Pull Zone. The following steps will explain how to use KeyCDN with Breeze.
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