EC2 review from a small interactive shop
Corey Birkmann | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 04, 2018

EC2 review from a small interactive shop

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

We have utilized EC2 for a wide variety of clients to help deploy a variety of websites & web applications & mobile apps. It is affordable and scalable. Has provide phenomenal uptime, and support has been top notch on the rare occasion I have had to reach out on an issue or question.
  • Cost effictiveness is great, they only charge for what you use so you do not have to pay for what you dont use
  • Intuitive interface, makes setting up and deploying new and existing projects an ease
  • Secure. Have not had server attacks since we migrated to them, so the uptime has been phenomenal
  • The PEM keys are a bit confusing if you are not accustomed to it
  • A dummy version/starter guide would be great. Once you have it configured its easy to use and makes sense, but my first interaction with it was a bit to grasp
  • Add easily installable cPanel or Plesk or equivalent as an option for customers just wanting to host sites, who don't need the more in-depth options
  • Saved us money on certain app deployment resource costs
  • ROI has been great on it, as it keeps costs low, and uptime keeps clients happy and us not having to do extra work
  • Security level has been top notch and helped us avoid costly and frustrating up time
It stacks up at the top when you need overall server access and have someone available to manage every aspect of it. I use it on some projects, but for others it's better to choose another hosting option when you don't need as much control and would prefer a pre-defined interface
When you need total control of your server as if it were a black box in your office, EC2 works great. You can set it up however you need and know it will be reliable as long as your work is reliable. If you are just needing a web host and aren't incredibly server saavy, then you may be better suited looking elsewhere