Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Amazon Lightsail
Score 8.6 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
Pantheon
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
Pantheon is a WebOps platform where marketers and developers collaborate to drive results. The vendor states that with Pantheon, site owners maximize their capacity to update website design and functionality, responding to market trends, catering to consumer behavior, and adding real value to the business's bottom line. Today, companies compete on the basis of digital experiences, and the best results emerge from an agile build-test-learn process. Whether it's publishing content,…
$29
per month
Pricing
Amazon LightsailPantheon
Editions & Modules
512 MB Linux
$3.50
per month
1 GB Linux
$5.00
per month
2 GB Linux
$10.00
per month
Basic
$29
per month
Performance
$114
per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Amazon LightsailPantheon
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Amazon LightsailPantheon
Considered Both Products
Amazon Lightsail

No answer on this topic

Pantheon
Chose Pantheon
Although it may seem a good fit for a company that needs extra control over the deployment process and development process, for a firm that is mainly concentrating on SEO, it would be an overkill. Pantheon provides that sweet automation that allows us to shed some weight on …
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Features
Amazon LightsailPantheon
Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)
Comparison of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) features of Product A and Product B
Amazon Lightsail
8.9
5 Ratings
7% above category average
Pantheon
-
Ratings
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime8.45 Ratings00 Ratings
Dynamic scaling9.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Elastic load balancing9.34 Ratings00 Ratings
Pre-configured templates8.85 Ratings00 Ratings
Monitoring tools8.55 Ratings00 Ratings
Pre-defined machine images8.75 Ratings00 Ratings
Operating system support9.55 Ratings00 Ratings
Security controls8.65 Ratings00 Ratings
Automation9.54 Ratings00 Ratings
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Amazon LightsailPantheon
Small Businesses
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Server - VPC
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Server - VPC
Score 9.3 out of 10
Bloomreach Commerce Experience Cloud
Bloomreach Commerce Experience Cloud
Score 9.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Amazon S3
Amazon S3
Score 9.0 out of 10
Bloomreach Commerce Experience Cloud
Bloomreach Commerce Experience Cloud
Score 9.0 out of 10
Enterprises
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Server - VPC
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Server - VPC
Score 9.3 out of 10
Bloomreach Commerce Experience Cloud
Bloomreach Commerce Experience Cloud
Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
Amazon LightsailPantheon
Likelihood to Recommend
9.4
(5 ratings)
8.6
(70 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(30 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Amazon LightsailPantheon
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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Pantheon
Well-suited: Below are the criteria that you should consider if you want to check whether you should jump into Pantheon. if you're firm whose primary focus is not web development you're most business is centered around SEO, where implementation of idea take precedence. if you want to focus on content of website or posts of your blog you dont want to manage the tideos task of DevOps engineer to deploy and maintain your website. Less Appropriate: below if you're primarily a development firm need custom solution with extra control on resources.
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Pros
Amazon AWS
  • static web hosting & non public managments
  • low cost remote access
  • media distribution
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Pantheon
  • Effective use of our codebase deployment and implementation.
  • The dashboard functionality and general stability and security are excellent.
  • The server is quite consistent, and if you need assistance from the support team, they are very quick to respond.
  • Automatic updates let me ensure that my customers have safe websites without increasing my own expense.
  • The team offers excellent assistance and help for chat.
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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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Pantheon
  • Pricing structure has too large of a jump between Basic and Performance plans
  • Have run into issues with prescribed WP updates not working through dashboard and having to do manually.
  • Pantheon site dashboard occasionally is unavailable (the site is never affected though)
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Likelihood to Renew
Amazon AWS
No answers on this topic
Pantheon
The environment is stable and we have not had any issues/downtime. The annual cost is reasonable.
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Usability
Amazon AWS
No answers on this topic
Pantheon
Pantheon is an easy system, especially to the users with previous experience with other similar platform and the interface is clear enough to easily understand how things operates. On the Cloud deployment everything also works effectively and the technical team from Pantheon community are very helpful on providing the necessary assistant to their customers.
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Support Rating
Amazon AWS
No answers on this topic
Pantheon
Even tier 1 Pantheon chat and ticket support are knowledgeable, competent, and useful. They routinely understand and promptly resolve urgent, complex, and/or unusual issues that other hosts need to escalate to tier 2 or tier 3 support personnel. I honestly can't think of a truly negative or disappointing support experience in the years I've used Pantheon hosting for client websites.
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Implementation Rating
Amazon AWS
No answers on this topic
Pantheon
Once the environments were up and running, the implementation was easy to synchronize with latest data prior to switchover.
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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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Pantheon
Pantheon stacks up fairly equally, and we chose Pantheon originally because, at the time of making our decision, they were the best partner for our business size, and who could help us through challenges that VIP could not. Today, we are with VIP as that was a faster and more connected integration to our website's CMS, which is also WordPress, and was merely the choice for us due to relationships our longtime developers had with the WordPress VIP team, yielding us insider discounts and enhanced customer service abilities.
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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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Pantheon
  • Pantheon allows ordinary sites to excel esp if there is consistent development going on behind the scenes.
  • Website management is super easy and the hosting fee gets paid off as you save on developer hours.
  • Expensive for those who are not consistently developing on the platform, there are other options out there at better price points.
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