01. SAVE MONEY
Depending on your traffic, you’ll likely be eligible for a year’s worth of free hosting (a $96 value). After that, converting to a spot or reserved instance will save you 40-90% on the list price.
02. TRANSPARENT PRICING
Built for engineers & IT gurus, AWS can’t get away with 50x markups or lumping services together into packages users barely use, like traditional hosting companies can. You get better service and better response time.
For instance, with GoDaddy, a crashed server takes 24 hours to restore. With AWS, it takes 10 minutes. Server outages on rare occasions are a part of life, but the ability to get your website back up and running within minutes is priceless.
03. STOP GUESSING CAPACITY
With traditional hosting companies, if you buy a package that’s too small, your site might crash under your traffic load or you might not have enough server space to transfer over a new website. And if you over provision, you’ll overpay for unused resources.
With AWS you’ll have just what you need, when you need it. Instead of being billed for a monthly or annual package, you’re billed by the hour (for most clients, about 1 cent per hour), based on exactly what you’re using in that hour.
That means if you have a rush of traffic for a few hours after promoting a new blog post on Pinterest, you might pay 4 cents/hour for those few hours, before automatically scaling back down to your standard 1 cent/hour fee.
This saves you a dramatic amount of money, and since the processes happen automatically in the background, you never have to worry about whether you have what you need when you need it.
04. FAST SERVER RESPONSE TIMES
By storing your custom-built website code in a server in the AWS cloud, you’re guaranteed best-in-the-game server maintenance. AWS will power a consistent user experience (UX) and page speed delivery (maximizing your SEO), while automatically scaling to match resource consumption to demand.
05. UNBEATABLE SECURITY
Layered firewalls and world-class security features harden your server and mitigate packet sniffing, DDoS, and network attacks.
06. AMAZON TRUST & EASY RENEWAL
Link an existing Amazon account to your AWS profile to consolidate your billing and keep your contact information up-to-date.
07. GO GLOBAL IN MINUTES
Whether you’re a blogger aiming at an international audience, or a startup seeking a scalable web application with high levels of availability and resilience, AWS is the most cost-effective to way to serve a gobal audience.
08. SPEED UP YOUR SITE
For sites with lots of photos or videos, AWS provides the easiest and cheapest tools to speed up page load times and content delivery.
Even a single video in your site can dramatically slow down page load times if implemented incorrectly. AWS provides the tools you need to speed things up. For most clients, the cost of using these tools rings in at less than $1 USD/year, but the benefit is significant.
09. SAVE YOUR DEVELOPER TIME
With AWS, it takes less than 5 minutes for us to set up a WordPress site and customize your server and WordPress configuration. With traditional hosts like GoDaddy, their “Famous 5-minute install” process doesn’t even begin to cover all the configuration that must be done around it, and the setup process can easily take 5-6 hours spread over 48 hours of processing time. We really appreciate the ability to get you up and running in minutes, not days!
10. NO AFFILIATE PROGRAM
We’ll let you in on a little secret: traditional hosting companies like BlueHost offer web developers and bloggers a 40% commission anytime they can convince a client to sign up for a new package.
AWS has no affiliate program, and it doesn’t need one. We recommend AWS simply because it’s the best–it’s fun to work with, gives you infinite possibilities, is cost-effective, and gives us access to all the tools we need to give you the quality you’re looking for.
With AWS, your developers have complete control over your hosting environment, so if you can dream it, we can build it.