Unsurprisingly, Cloudways is not the top performer in our benchmark tables. It’s just as good as NameHero, Kinsta, Nexcess, A2Hosting, and SiteGround. The performance of companies like Nexus Bytes, EthernetServers, NameHero, Nexcess, Snappy Host, WP Engine, 20i, and Raidboxes is degraded due to unoptimised MySQL settings. As a result, these companies appear to offer the worst performance scores in the “Database” and “WordPress Performance” sections. This can be cause by the settings created during the high availability cloud
shared server deployment, so reality might be more complex than just using unprofessional sysadmin. Some of the companies above don’t have in-house sysadmins and rent resources from a Data Center, who configures high availability cloud shared servers, the CloudLinux, and CentOS 8 installation themselves.