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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
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3 weeks 4 days 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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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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5 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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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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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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Dedicated server is the better than amazon EC2.it gives you real world experience.
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How is it that Dedicated server gives you real world experience?
I am for Dedicated hosting over Amazon myself, but do think your reasoning is clear.
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6 months 2 weeks ago

IMHO, EC2 is a different than Dedicated Hosting in some Key ways. You want to use EC if you have a World Cup Ad or something running in X Days which may cause uknown Spike in your traffic. Otherwise it is more expensive and more restrictive in what you can do compared to Dedicated Server Hosting.
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True. But Dedicated Servers have hidden charges such as Backups, and many have crappy Uptime SLA!
So on Amazon EC2 backup is part of the service so you dont have top worry about it, while back up on DS is rather extensive and you need to do it yourself. Also on DS what your own backups fails? On Amazon EC2 this is all taken care off for you.
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Although there is some Truth in what you are saying and I agree that one of the strengths of Amazon over Dedicated Hosting is that you get goo Backup as pert of the service, I think you do not know how Linux Backup can be setup and works. We have a Auto Backup of our servers to a central server and this back up Bash script was written in 30 Minutes and been working for many Years without a click. And just as our central server can crash, so can Amazon servers, they are not God made.
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