PythonAnywhere vs WebFaction: What are the differences?
Developers describe PythonAnywhere as "Micro PaaS for Python web apps. Develop and host Python from your browser". It's somewhat unique. A small PaaS that supports web apps (Python only) as well as scheduled jobs with shell access. It is an expensive way to tinker and run several small apps. On the other hand, WebFaction is detailed as "Hosting for developers: full shell access to fast servers with all your favorite tools pre-installed and maintained for you". 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.
PythonAnywhere can be classified as a tool in the "Platform as a Service" category, while WebFaction is grouped under "Cloud Hosting".
"Web apps" is the primary reason why developers consider PythonAnywhere over the competitors, whereas "Cost effective" was stated as the key factor in picking WebFaction.