Cloudways offers great hosting services for fledglings and advanced clients alike. Then there’s Laravel Forge, an extraordinary tool created by the Laravel Framework developers for deploying and configuring Laravel and PHP applications (or web applications that use any PHP Server.)
So which one comes out on top when it comes to Laravel installation and performance?
Laravel Hosting – Cloudways vs Forge
How Does Laravel Work with Cloudways and Forge?
With Cloudways, you don’t require any specialized skills to install and launch a Laravel project – we’ll show you how to accomplish this within a few steps.
Cloudways also offers a host of Laravel-friendly features, like PHP 7.3 ready servers, a custom-made CDN service, and an optimized stack, that boost application speed and performance.
Laravel Forge is a server management tool specifically built to deploy PHP and Laravel web applications. Taylor Otwell, Laravel’s creator, released this platform to monetize the open-source system, and it did so well that he committed to the venture full-time.
Forge is an extraordinary addition to the family of Laravel products. It allows developers to focus solely on development, rather than agonizing over deployment and hosting. The control board is elegant, simple, and useful, but the platform still lacks a few features and could improve its performance and support. Still, the simplicity of Forge makes it worth opting for – particularly for side projects or small PHP applications that do not require a specialized foundation.
So Which Performs Better: Cloudways OR Laravel Forge?
Let’s dive into a comparison of the two platforms’ security and performance-related features to see which is right for your Laravel project.
Security & Stability
Both Laravel and Forge have some similarity when it comes to security and stability measures. Cloudways lets you securely manage sensitive client data, offers SSL certificates, encrypts the data on your website or Laravel application, and passes it through a secure connection.
Like Cloudways, Laravel Forge also uses SSH to log into your server and install all the programs required to run the most advanced PHP applications. One advantage to this approach is that it’s convenient – you have the flexibility to switch hosting providers anytime, yet maintain reliable server setups. Moreover, Forge makes installing bundles and setting your server’s security settings less error-prone.
Both Cloudways and Forge give the choice to choose between top hosting providers. With Cloudways, you can choose from the top 5 cloud service providers — Digital Ocean, AWS, Linode, Google Cloud, and Vultr. You can deploy Laravel applications on any cloud provider within just a few clicks, as there are no extra software or additional installation packages required.
With Forge, you can choose
This article was written by Shahzeb Ahmed and originally published on The Official Cloudways Blog.