RunCloud is a control panel for the web hosting of every PHP script, like WordPress. You can handle anything from the server control panel while picking your own "naked" cloud hosting service.
There are two main distinctions between RunCloud and Cloudways:
Although RunCloud functions with any PHP programme, WordPress-specific features such as simple staging sites, firewalls, one-click downloads, SSL certs with one click, backups, and more are also included.
For RunCloud, to use the RunCloud hosting control panel, you can pay one cent. Then you will still need to pay directly (e.g. DigitalOcean or Vultr) to the cloud service provider. For a single small server, Cloudways is cheaper than RunCloud, but RunCloud is typically cheaper for many servers or high-resource servers.
In order to operate a single server, RunCloud itself costs $8 per month or $15 per month to manage infinite servers.