Amazon EC2 vs. Rackspace Cloud Servers vs. WebFaction



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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 Rackspace Cloud Servers?

Cloud Servers is based on OpenStack, the open and scalable operating system for building public and private clouds. With the open cloud, you get reliable cloud hosting, without locking your data into one proprietary platform.

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 Rackspace Cloud Servers?
Why do you like Rackspace Cloud Servers?

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

What are the cons of using Amazon EC2?
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What are the cons of using Rackspace Cloud Servers?
No Cons submitted yet for Rackspace Cloud Servers
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What are the cons of using WebFaction?
No Cons submitted yet for WebFaction
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How much does Amazon EC2 cost?
Amazon EC2 Pricing
How much does Rackspace Cloud Servers cost?
Rackspace Cloud Servers Pricing
How much does WebFaction cost?
What companies use Amazon EC2?
4378 companies on StackShare use Amazon EC2
What companies use Rackspace Cloud Servers?
130 companies on StackShare use Rackspace Cloud Servers
What companies use WebFaction?
3 companies on StackShare use WebFaction
What tools integrate with Amazon EC2?
87 tools on StackShare integrate with Amazon EC2
What tools integrate with Rackspace Cloud Servers?
32 tools on StackShare integrate with Rackspace Cloud Servers
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to Amazon EC2, Rackspace Cloud Servers, 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.
  • 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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