Amazon EC2 vs. Amazon LightSail

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What is Amazon EC2?

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) is a web service that provides resizable compute capacity in the cloud. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers.

What is Amazon LightSail?

Everything you need to jumpstart your project on AWS—compute, storage, and networking—for a low, predictable price. Launch a virtual private server with just a few clicks.
Why do developers choose Amazon EC2?
Why do you like Amazon EC2?

Why do developers choose Amazon LightSail?
Why do you like Amazon LightSail?

What are the cons of using Amazon EC2?
Downsides of Amazon EC2?

What are the cons of using Amazon LightSail?
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How much does Amazon EC2 cost?
Amazon EC2 Pricing
How much does Amazon LightSail cost?
What companies use Amazon EC2?
4455 companies on StackShare use Amazon EC2
What companies use Amazon LightSail?
6 companies on StackShare use Amazon LightSail
What tools integrate with Amazon EC2?
90 tools on StackShare integrate with Amazon EC2
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to Amazon EC2 and Amazon LightSail?

  • DigitalOcean - Deploy an SSD cloud server in less than 55 seconds with a dedicated IP and root access.
  • Microsoft Azure - Integrated cloud services and infrastructure to support computing, database, analytics, mobile, and web scenarios.
  • Google Compute Engine - Run large-scale workloads on virtual machines hosted on Google's infrastructure.
  • Linode - Deploy and Manage Linux Virtual Servers in the Linode Cloud.

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