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Score 8.2 out of 100

Vultr

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Score 7.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Amazon Lightsail ranks higher in 1 feature set: Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

8.6

Amazon Lightsail

86%
8.0

Vultr

80%
Amazon Lightsail ranks higher in 7/9 features

Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime

7.6
76%
5 Ratings
9.3
93%
7 Ratings

Dynamic scaling

9.0
90%
4 Ratings
8.1
81%
6 Ratings

Elastic load balancing

9.1
91%
4 Ratings
8.1
81%
5 Ratings

Pre-configured templates

8.7
87%
5 Ratings
7.7
77%
6 Ratings

Monitoring tools

7.8
78%
5 Ratings
7.0
70%
6 Ratings

Pre-defined machine images

8.5
85%
5 Ratings
9.2
92%
7 Ratings

Operating system support

9.3
93%
5 Ratings
9.2
92%
8 Ratings

Security controls

8.2
82%
5 Ratings
7.1
71%
6 Ratings

Automation

9.3
93%
4 Ratings
6.4
64%
5 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

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

Likelihood to Recommend

8.9

Amazon Lightsail

89%
5 Ratings
6.9

Vultr

69%
11 Ratings

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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Vultr

Vultr is very well suited for development workloads and workloads that may require a diverse group of locations. For production workloads, if the region you're looking to invest in has availability, it will be great. We're running both our development and production workloads on Vultr currently. Unfortunately for us, we chose one of their least available locations as a home base which has made it very challenging to expand within the region. Update to review: Availability was an issue until the surprise announcement of the new Optimized Compute. It appears now that they were not restocking the hardware we were using as they intended to replace it.
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Pros

Amazon AWS

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

  • Speed
  • Precision
  • Accuracy
  • Ease
  • beginner
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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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Vultr

  • Price
  • Bandwidth
  • Tiers (more)
  • Remove redundancy. Why have 3 things with 1 CPU and 2 GB of RAM? Just let them pick intel or AMD at the end.
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Pricing 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

Vultr

Starting Price

$2.5 per month

Editions & Modules

Vultr editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Cloud Compute2.501
Optimized Cloud Compute28.002
Cloud GPU90.003
Bare Metal120.004
Direct Connect5.005
Kubernetes Engine15.006
Managed Databases15.007
Block Storage1.008
Object Storage5.009
Load Balancers10.0010

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Pricing is based on specifications chosen in each product category. Bandwidth is also included up to a certain amount each month.

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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Vultr

I just like the Vultr environment. DigitalOcean, for example, has many restrictions about the configuration of 25 ports (email server) and this is really bad for my business. Linode has had security issues in the past, someone has stolen data from one user on their platform. I guess Vultr is more indicated to advanced people with critical tasks to be done.
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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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Vultr

  • My Business achieved more Returns on Investment since the servers are more affordable and highly available than what I've used before.
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