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Posted On: 2018-07-30 23:03:23
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Which is better: Amazon EC2 or Dedicated Server Hosting?

Hey all,
We are looking to host a new Site which we plan to grow rapidly to host about 5,000 products and should serve close to 1 Million users. What we we want to know is: based on your real world experience, which do you think is the better hosting solution: Amazon EC2 or Dedicated Server Hosting? And for consideration are these issues:
1- Monthly hosting costs
2- Monthly bandwidth costs
3- Ease of management and adding resources
4- Security
THANKS.

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4 weeks 2 days ago

I use a dedicated server. Plus the fact that you do not depend on anyone and you can customize everything for yourself
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Yes, I think so too. It is amazing though how many businesses so blindly jumping on the AWS band wagon, not thinking of all the dangers of hosting your Site with zillions of other businesses on this one Mega Wall Street based company. I mean Dedicated hosting can be dangerous too, but the scale of control that you lose going AWS is wow!
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Agreed! It really depends on what you want and what your goals! Do you have the staff and know how for a Dedicated Server or are you just a small business owner and need Hosting services!
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1 week 3 days ago
But how is a " small business owner" better with Amazon EC2?
Since Amazon EC2 has a steep learning curve and many headaches associated with such a massive offering.
Have you used Amazon EC2 as a small business owner? Or are you now?
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1 week 3 days ago
I was thinking of trying it! Are you suggesting that it is harder to use than Dedicated Server Hosting?
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Well that is the KEY issue that we are trying to decide here by discussing it. So far to me, I have not seen any compelling reasons provided by anyone that AWS is better than Dedicated Hosting. And it seems from the discussions and evidence provided so far, that Dedicated hosting is far better, IF you have the expertise in house to operate a Dedicated sever, but then you would need similar level but different expertise to operate an AWS based site. So...
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It sounds like the only difference really is that Amazon EC2 is a virtual server and can expand in size as needed otherwise you will need the same skill set as a Dedicated Server!
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Well yes. But the point is why spend all the time/Money to learn AWS when we have spent so much time/Money to learn Dedicated hosting on Linux and it is just as expandable as AWS if you know what you are doing in so far as adding more server resources.
Also, with AWS you are the Mercy of 1 GIANT Wall Street based company who it may decide any time it wants to do X and you have no control over that X.
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Very true! An excellent point!
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1 month 3 weeks ago

In my opinion, the dedicated server hosting is better than the Amazon EC2.
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1 month 1 week ago
But Why? Question is based on what facts you think which option is better!
I mean based on what facts are your opinion formed?
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2 months 3 weeks ago

If you want to be independent and be able to grow at will, then choose Dedicated Server Hosting. If you want to be held by the neck by a Mega Wall Street based BIG BROTHER, then go Amazon EC2.
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Yes, I think that is a Key important factor. That is although with Dedicated Server Hosting you are still at the mercy of some ISP, still many ISPs are much smaller in size than the Mega Wall Street based BIG BROTHER Amazon. But you know, I am afraid to say that that is not enough reason to choose a Dedicated Server Hosting for most businesses. We need more reasons.
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Why dumbo? Why is Amazon EC2 a better choice than Dedicated Server Hosting? I bit you have NO real idea as you are not hosting a Site under either, judging from the fact that your Web site is a childish site hosted on free hosting Blogpost.
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7 months 1 week ago

amazon ec2 is better than dedicated server hosting
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WHY! Why? That is the question. By which facts is "amazon ec2 is better than dedicated server hosting"? Or are you Arabs never able to process any complex thoughts!
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7 months 1 week ago
Manfred is right. Question is by what facts are you making such statement? Since as per facts listed below, seems like dedicated server hosting is FAR better than AWS.
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3 months 1 week ago
I am still waiting to hear based on what FACTS, you know FACTS, is Amazon EC2 better than Dedicated server hosting?
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