Amazon EC2 vs. WebFaction vs. FireHost

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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 WebFaction?

No need to spend hours installing and configuring the software, database and other tools. We have over 50 one-click installers in our control panel.

What is FireHost?

FireHost offers the most comprehensive fully managed cloud infrastructure-as-a-service available today, built specifically for the needs of companies governed by PCI and HIPAA compliance regulations. Some of the largest healthcare, payments and SaaS companies in the world subscribe to FireHost’s secure cloud to ensure their data is safe and always available.

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Why do developers choose Amazon EC2?
Why do you like Amazon EC2?

Why do developers choose WebFaction?
Why do you like WebFaction?

Why do developers choose FireHost?
Why do you like FireHost?


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

What are the cons of using WebFaction?
No Cons submitted yet for WebFaction
Downsides of WebFaction?

What are the cons of using FireHost?
No Cons submitted yet for FireHost
Downsides of FireHost?


How much does Amazon EC2 cost?
Amazon EC2 Pricing
How much does WebFaction cost?
How much does FireHost cost?


What companies use Amazon EC2?
4227 companies on StackShare use Amazon EC2
What companies use WebFaction?
3 companies on StackShare use WebFaction
What companies use FireHost?
2 companies on StackShare use FireHost


What tools integrate with Amazon EC2?
85 tools on StackShare integrate with Amazon EC2
No integrations listed yet
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to Amazon EC2, WebFaction, and FireHost?

  • 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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