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Plesk vs CloudPages default WordPress Installation
September 15, 2021

How come Plesk vs CloudPages in mind. Yesterday, I was doing a test for a friend and he asked me to compare the speed/performance of Plesk and CloudPages. As a first step, I asked him to do that himself and let me know the results. After some time, he came back with a surprising difference. As I did a test a few days ago, I know that there is a big difference between both platforms’ performance. Here I am going to compare Plesk and CloudPages.

After his great experience, I made a plan to do the same test myself again and share it with all CloudPage users and make it public as well. Therefore, I did it and then I wrote this article for the public, and I would like to know your opinion as well as if someone gives it a try on its own, and shows me the results in the comment section, that would be very helpful.  

Plesk vs CloudPages Pre Requisites:

To begin with, I tested both servers with the same resources, the same location, and the same provider.

  1. Provider: Digital Ocean
  2. CPU: 1 Intel CPU
  3. RAM: 1 GB
  4. Location: New York
  5. Operating System: Ubuntu 20.04
  6. Hard Disk: 25 GB NVMe SSDs

I performed these tests on Loader.io and also kept everything the same there as well. Therefore, there is no difference between the two.   

 Plesk Setup:

In order to perform this task, I signed up for a free trial of Plesk. I require it just to perform this task and evaluate their performance.   

First, I got a trial key with the help of this article. More there is a free trial button on the Plesk site just click that and get a free trial key

Plesk vs CloudPages

Then I signup to the Plesk and for that simply I go to the Plesk site and then you can see a My Plesk button on the top right side click there.

Plesk

Here on this screen you can sign in to your account or sign up and create a new account after doing that log in to your account and provide the trial key to your account or buy any license to use.

After doing all these setups now you can set up a server on Plesk I set up using this tutorial and from this article, I choose the one-click method.

After setting all these now you have to setup server on Plesk using this article

Then you can set up a server with Plesk and by following from this article.

Here you can find all the articles you need to set up everything. You should also configure your WordPress site after setting up the server through Plesk. Plesk provides a temporary domain name feature that I used for the test. Here are the results of my test using loader.io after setting everything up from Plesk.   

Test results with default Plesk installation:

Plesk test

Response Times

Average133 ms
Min/Max78 / 355 ms

Response Counts

Success250Timeout0
400/5000 / 0Network0

Bandwidth

Sent69.34 KB
Received2.98 MB

Redirects

Valid250
Invalid0

Here is the link to the test you can see.

CloudPages Setup:

On CloudPages I set up a new server with the same resources, location, and price. For this also created a fresh CloudPagese account on platfrom.cloudpages.cloud

  1. Then i deployed a server using this article
  2. Then deployed a WordPress site using this article

After doing all this i just performed a test with this default installation too and below are the results.

Test results with default CloudPages installation:

CloudPages tes

Response Times

Average19 ms
Min/Max13 / 37 ms

Response Counts

Success250Timeout0
400/5000 / 0Network0

Bandwidth

Sent29.05 KB
Received2.91 MB

Redirects

Valid0
Invalid0

Here is the link to test you can check.

You can do these tests on your own and let me know the results.

Also, one of our clients said on live chat that he had set up the same sites with Plesk vs CloudPages, but that our performance was better.   

Ultimately, in Plesk vs CloudPages, the performance of CloudPages is superior to Plesk. To make sure we’re not being biased, I request that you test it and let me know how it goes.   

Shoaib is our CEO. He loves to write code and occasionally write articles related to WordPress.

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