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This service is run by Amazon.com so it is really unlike anything else out there. They don’t just provide web hosting, but rather they offer a suite of services to help businesses. It seems they are mostly targeting individuals and businesses that sell products on the Amazon platform, but I don’t see any restrictions that limit it only to this type of site.
They have a lot of options to choose from, but they aren’t what you’ll be used to. What this service is mostly ideal for is load balancing and offloading some hosting and processing tasks to Amazon, since they have the infrastructure to handle it. The bottom line is this is really a set of services for web experts and those who need the specifics that they are offering.
Uptime & Reliability
This is really what people are paying for when they use Amazon web solutions. They have full redundancy, server cloaning, automated backup and many other features that help to ensure their services never go down. They also run the world’s largest online retailer (Amazon.com) so they obviously need to have their sites up at all times.
You can choose from multiple data centers as well. The data centers are located in Sao Paulo, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Virginia, Oregon and California.
Seemingly Endless Features
This company offers tons of different services including scheduled backups, elastic load balancing, many data center locations, a virtual cloud, content delivery and much more. Selecting exactly what you want can be confusing for the average webmaster, however, so make sure you take your time and really understand what it is that they are offering before you sign up.
Their hosting allows a number of different platforms including Joomla, Ruby, WordPress, Drupal, Dot Net and Magento. They also offer both Windows and Linux hosting options, which is always nice.
Not surprisingly, they offer extremely high quality support. Amazon is well known for their customer service, and they have put that stress in their hosting solution as well. You can contact them anytime to get assistance if you need it, and their team of experts will be able to help you every step of the way.
Unique pricing options
For the use of their Amazon cloud hosting you actually pay per hour, month or year depending on what you need. The base price starts at $.08 per hour (eight cents per hour). You can also pay monthly, which is $57.60 or annually at $691.20. Obviously this is not your normal web hosting solution, and you will be paying for the extra services that they offer, so make sure you know how to use them before considering this option.
Great service if you need it
This is one of those options that if you need what they are offering, they are the best in the business. If you don’t need it, however, it should not even be considered. For most people, there is no need to go this route for general hosting.
I subscribed to this DNS hosting for my business. I was unaware that they don't offer human beings for technical support. When I transferred my DNS and services to Spectrum, AWS did not do it correctly, and caused my services to be screwed up since March 2021 until now 9/23/21.
I finally got a human being at AWS who claims that I did something wrong (I wouldn't even know how to) and that they are going to fix it and contact me about it. Right.
AWS is really horrible, don't know how such big companies made shitty products. I have a bucket on AWS S3, and have some backup files in this. But, when my project is ended, I am unable to terminate the bucket, their bucket termination process is super slow, the system deleting file one by one, also the termination process cannot run on background, so if you close the page the process will be stopped. We have no other choice instead of keeping our computer on for 3-4 days and delete the bucket keeping the screen on.
Amazon AWS takes political sides and will deplatform you on baseless claims
Amazon AWS takes political sides and will deplatform you on baseless claims. Amazon has acted in an extremely unethical way to destroy social media competitors for facebook and twitter due to executives being friends. Amazon has been pulled in front of Congressional Antitrust hearing for unethical behavior. I would not recommend anyone to use their products and services. Stay far far away or you might end up like Parler. Boycott the bastards
AWS, I wouldn't recommend you to go with them as it can be very hard to manage and you may be charged for things automatically that you are not aware of. They have no idea what they are doing, there is now AMAZON WEB SERVICE, it should be renamed AMAZON WEB SCAM.
AWS offers no benefits over a Linux server. It is far more expensive, even when employing a serverless solution, and is orders of magnitude more complicated to set up and maintain, particularly networking. It is less reliable, with services for entire regions going down for several hours multiple times per year. Documentation is the single worst in the technology industry and support is entirely unhelpful and defensive. I resent that I have been required to use AWS in my working life.
I am a student, and try to do a project via AWS as my University pushed me to do, I had a basic plan with free tier. I changed it to Developer to get support otherwise AWS do not support. (This gives us the sense of how good the service is) Then I paid $30 and got the dev support, and no special support has received, and I cancelled. Then the next month just 3days in, I got another bill from AWS $31.90 for developer support even after cancelled. I called AWS to dispute the charges, Ironically AWS has no log files of my cancellation. What a great service. God bless you AWS.!!!
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