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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services is well suited for companies that don't want to have deal with physical infrastructure and want a high level of security and availability. In most cases Amazon Web Services is a great option for most, but may not be an option if you have met the tipping point of physical cost vs. Amazon Web Services cost. It may end up being a better option in the long run to manage the infrastructure yourself if the cost per hour of Amazon Web Services is greater than what you can provide if your level of availability is equal to or greater than Amazon Web Services.
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Bluehost

Bluehost is great for entrepreneurs, small startups, and anyone wanting to get started blogging or publishing online. It may not be the best solution for large companies or enterprises, or developers who are wanting more flexibility.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Amazon Web Services
8.3
Bluehost
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Amazon Web Services
8.9
Bluehost
Dynamic scaling
Amazon Web Services
9.1
Bluehost
Elastic load balancing
Amazon Web Services
8.7
Bluehost
Pre-configured templates
Amazon Web Services
7.6
Bluehost
Monitoring tools
Amazon Web Services
7.5
Bluehost
Pre-defined machine images
Amazon Web Services
7.9
Bluehost
Operating system support
Amazon Web Services
7.9
Bluehost
Security controls
Amazon Web Services
8.4
Bluehost

Pros

  • Launching a VIrtual Machine quickly, especially from AMI images from verified providers.
  • Launching RDS instances, configuring and managing parameters
  • Managing monthly costs and budget
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  • Good website speed and uptime.
  • Great hosting and domain pricing.
  • Good customer service.
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Cons

  • Some resources parameters needed and prerequisites are difficult to understand, even with services that have well-known solutions that are easy to understand. For example, IAM and SSO solutions are more complicated and confusing than other services.
  • Generally, the User Experience is lacking WITHIN services is poor compared to other comparable platforms, however high-level access to the many services in AWS is good - as compared to other platforms.
  • Some services seem fragmented - as interrelated functions withing services don't seem to provide detail weel without some work. The billing area is an example of where getting and reviewing information is difficult.
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  • Years ago, we were forced to upgrade our hosting package to cloud services as the payment gateway was retired.
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Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Web Services9.4
Based on 10 answers
AWS is still the platform of choice for our customers.
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Usability

Amazon Web Services9.0
Based on 3 answers
Easy to use/learning curve. If you are new to the use of cloud storage, AWS is your entry point. If you have experience in that field, AWS is the way to go.
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Bluehost6.0
Based on 1 answer
Overall Bluehost had a good interface through Cpanel but it wasn't the best for beginner webmasters and those that might need technical support. It was also a little cumbersome to obtain technical support
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Reliability and Availability

Amazon Web Services9.0
Based on 1 answer
Availability is very good, with the exception of occasional spectacular outages.
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Performance

AWS does not provide the raw performance that you can get by building your own custom infrastructure. However, it is often the case that the benefits of specialized, high-performance hardware do not necessarily outweigh the significant extra cost and risk. Performance as perceived by the user is very different from raw throughput.
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Support

Amazon Web Services3.0
Based on 3 answers
Neutral, no experience with either.
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Implementation

Amazon Web Services10.0
Based on 3 answers
The API's were very well documented and was Janova's main point of entry into the services.
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Alternatives Considered

The particular services I am using in AWS is easier to set up and manage than Microsoft Azure. IBM Bluemix/Cloud previously has too many product beta and preview released along with their products. Microsoft also releases too many products in preview or beta.
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We've been with Bluehost for over 6 years and have been very happy with them.
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Return on Investment

  • Dynamic scaling has allowed us to match cost to revenue producing traffic
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  • Very affordable quality hosting.
  • Daily, weekly & monthly server backup and restore features are great to have - can be a life saver when something goes wrong!
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Pricing Details

Amazon Web Services

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Bluehost

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details