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Description

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 Google Compute Engine?

Google Compute Engine is a service that provides virtual machines that run on Google infrastructure. Google Compute Engine offers scale, performance, and value that allows you to easily launch large compute clusters on Google's infrastructure. There are no upfront investments and you can run up to thousands of virtual CPUs on a system that has been designed from the ground up to be fast, and to offer strong consistency of performance.

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.

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Why do developers choose Amazon EC2?
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    Why do developers choose Google Compute Engine?
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    Why do developers choose WebFaction?
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    Cons

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

    What are the cons of using Google Compute Engine?
    No Cons submitted yet for Google Compute Engine
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    What are the cons of using WebFaction?
    No Cons submitted yet for WebFaction
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    Pricing

    How much does Amazon EC2 cost?
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    How much does Google Compute Engine cost?
    How much does WebFaction cost?

    Companies

    What companies use Amazon EC2?
    3220 companies on StackShare use Amazon EC2
    What companies use Google Compute Engine?
    455 companies on StackShare use Google Compute Engine
    What companies use WebFaction?
    2 companies on StackShare use WebFaction

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Amazon EC2?
    79 tools on StackShare integrate with Amazon EC2
    What tools integrate with Google Compute Engine?
    41 tools on StackShare integrate with Google Compute Engine
    No integrations listed yet

    What are some alternatives to Amazon EC2, Google Compute Engine, and WebFaction?

    • 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.
    • Linode - Deploy and Manage Linux Virtual Servers in the Linode Cloud.
    • Rackspace Cloud Servers - Powerful Linux and Windows servers in minutes

    See all alternatives to Amazon EC2

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