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Score 6.2 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

    A2 Hosting

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.6

    Amazon Lightsail

    86%
    Amazon Lightsail ranks higher in 9/9 features

    Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    5 Ratings

    Dynamic scaling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    4 Ratings

    Elastic load balancing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    4 Ratings

    Pre-configured templates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    5 Ratings

    Monitoring tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    5 Ratings

    Pre-defined machine images

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    5 Ratings

    Operating system support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    5 Ratings

    Security controls

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    5 Ratings

    Automation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    4 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Amazon Lightsail is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    1.0

    A2 Hosting

    10%
    2 Ratings
    8.9

    Amazon Lightsail

    89%
    5 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    1.0

    A2 Hosting

    10%
    1 Rating

    Amazon Lightsail

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    1.0

    A2 Hosting

    10%
    1 Rating

    Amazon Lightsail

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Availability

    1.0

    A2 Hosting

    10%
    1 Rating

    Amazon Lightsail

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    1.0

    A2 Hosting

    10%
    1 Rating

    Amazon Lightsail

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    1.0

    A2 Hosting

    10%
    2 Ratings

    Amazon Lightsail

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    1.0

    A2 Hosting

    10%
    1 Rating

    Amazon Lightsail

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    1.0

    A2 Hosting

    10%
    1 Rating

    Amazon Lightsail

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    A2 Hosting

    Never would I recommend this company to anyone. [In my experience] they are total nightmares to deal with and depend on. You can't depend on them at all. Plus, [I feel that] they lie and manipulate the search queries based on lies (they do NOT have radio hosting yet they have ads saying that they do).
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    Amazon AWS

    We utilized Amazon Lightsail to get a web application proof of concept up and running. It's easy to set up, requires minimal configuration, and lets us to concentrate on the coding. It's designed to help you get started fast and easily, but it's not designed for corporate applications or workloads.
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    Pros

    A2 Hosting

    • the hosting hardware they provide is decent when you consider the price
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    Amazon AWS

    • static web hosting & non public managments
    • low cost remote access
    • media distribution
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    Cons

    A2 Hosting

    • [In my experience] customer service is awful.
    • [From what I've seen] they don't care about clients.
    • [In my situation their] first reaction is always to blame it on the unmanaged factor.
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    Amazon AWS

    • slow
    • complex integration to AWS Cloudwatch - complex setup required
    • No IPv6, a big downside
    • less value compared with Linode or Digital Ocean
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    Pricing Details

    A2 Hosting

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    A2 Hosting editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Amazon Lightsail

      Starting Price

      $3.5 per month

      Editions & Modules

      Amazon Lightsail editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules
      512 MB Linux$3.501
      1 GB Linux$5.002
      2 GB Linux$10.003

      Footnotes

      1. per month
      2. per month
      3. per month

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      A2 Hosting

      Never would I use this service. I canceled 7 accounts I believe so far. [In my opinion] it's a waste.
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      Amazon AWS

      No answers on this topic

      Usability

      A2 Hosting

      [In my opinion] it barely works.
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      Amazon AWS

      No answers on this topic

      Reliability and Availability

      A2 Hosting

      they are only technically available but having someone say hello, i'm here to help, immediately is not real responsive if they actually never address the issue being reported. we don't contact support for the bland greeting, we are actually trying to solve a business process interruption
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      Amazon AWS

      No answers on this topic

      Performance

      A2 Hosting

      They are only good if you never update your website and i mean never. Otherwise their main performance diffrentiator is turbo web hosting, their highest shared hosting plan. When caching is working it performs well reducing load times by half, but as soon as you add a new page to the site, the updates don't show up until you clear the cache manually from multiple locations (wordpress a2optimized plugin, cpanel etc..). As they make updates to the turbo hosting A2optimized plugin, they do not test them properly and do not handle customer feedback about them, instead they are in denial and try to immediately convince the customer there is no issue at all! the old developer joke when they don't want to fix feedback: it works on my machine!
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      Amazon AWS

      No answers on this topic

      Support Rating

      A2 Hosting

      In my opinion they are unresponsive, rude, incompetent, and untrustworthy to boot.
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      Amazon AWS

      No answers on this topic

      Implementation Rating

      A2 Hosting

      [In my experience] it was a mess from the start and created problems ever since day one.
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      Amazon AWS

      No answers on this topic

      Alternatives Considered

      A2 Hosting

      No answers on this topic

      Amazon AWS

      Amazon Lightsail is a great platform. Before we started using it, we were using AWS EC2 instances as our primary servers after being dissatisfied with other providers. After Amazon Lightsail's introduction, we were able to reduce our operating costs, improve our quality assurance tasks, and provide much more efficient and better apps with our microservices architecture.
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      Scalability

      A2 Hosting

      I believe they do not care about addressing failures when they occur. Starting out with a working service counts for nothing if you can't maintain it, fix issues when reported, and actually take the extra step to prevent them from happening again. You have to care about quality and customer service, and A2 couldn't care less
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      Amazon AWS

      No answers on this topic

      Return on Investment

      A2 Hosting

      • [In my experience] they have upheaved my entire business many times by not having working servers.
      • [I feel like] they have inconvenienced us many hours with tech calls over stupid things.
      • [In my opinion] they have wasted so much time and man hours.
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      Amazon AWS

      • Saved a lot of time on set up and configuration
      • Saved money on trial period
      • Customer service was less helpful
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