Amazon Lightsail vs. HouseCall Pro

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Amazon Lightsail
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Amazon Lightsail is a virtual private server (VPS) designed to present an easy-to-use cloud platform that offers everything needed to build an application or website, plus a cost-effective, monthly plan.
$3.50
per month
HouseCall Pro
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
HouseCall Pro is a field service management solution built for any professional service-based industry. It includes features such as scheduling and dispatch, customer databases, and live mapping and tracking.
$65
per month 1 user
Pricing
Amazon LightsailHouseCall Pro
Editions & Modules
512 MB Linux
$3.50
per month
1 GB Linux
$5.00
per month
2 GB Linux
$10.00
per month
Website Builder
$25
per month/add on
Additional Users
$30
per user/per month
Sales Proposal Tool
$40
per month/add on
Recurring Servicing Plans
$40
per month/add on
Start
$65
per month
Grow
$149
per month
Manage
$229
per month
XL
Contact sales team
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Amazon LightsailHouseCall Pro
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
Amazon LightsailHouseCall Pro
Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)
Comparison of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) features of Product A and Product B
Amazon Lightsail
9.0
5 Ratings
8% above category average
HouseCall Pro
-
Ratings
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime8.75 Ratings00 Ratings
Dynamic scaling9.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Elastic load balancing9.34 Ratings00 Ratings
Pre-configured templates8.95 Ratings00 Ratings
Monitoring tools8.75 Ratings00 Ratings
Pre-defined machine images8.85 Ratings00 Ratings
Operating system support9.55 Ratings00 Ratings
Security controls8.75 Ratings00 Ratings
Automation9.64 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Amazon LightsailHouseCall Pro
Likelihood to Recommend
9.6
(5 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Amazon LightsailHouseCall Pro
Likelihood to Recommend
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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HouseCall Pro
[HouseCall Pro] would be great for service techs and smaller companies but is tough for companies that do multiple types of jobs, [do] not sync well with QBO for us, and creates an accounting mess. Also does not do job costing so hard to actually keep track of jobs
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Pros
Amazon AWS
  • static web hosting & non public managments
  • low cost remote access
  • media distribution
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HouseCall Pro
  • Online Booking
  • Instant credit card funding
  • Customer Text Notifications
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Cons
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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HouseCall Pro
  • Job costing
  • QBO integration
  • Reporting
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Alternatives Considered
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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HouseCall Pro
Much easier to use.
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Return on Investment
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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HouseCall Pro
  • Negative is time lost fixing books.
  • Negative is having to use multiple programs to fulfill needs so it takes 2x as long.
  • [The] positive is that it is very user-friendly so our team has picked it up easily and techs save time in the field.
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