I saw there was a topic that touched on this, but didn’t completely explain, and I’ve tried to find a decent answer across the internet but I’m really struggling with this one;
Why is there such a vast difference in price for AWS & GCE vs the others provided by Cloudways?
My experience with any of them is extremely limited, and Cloudways seems to offer a great way to get a decent managed cloud server with a provider of your choosing but as far as I can see these are just compute instances/VPS which should have roughly a similar performance, right?
I can totally understand picking a provider with a DC closest to visitors, but beyond this I just don’t get it (even this is irrelevant if using a decent CDN). Speed benchmarks I’ve seen also seem to sometimes even put some like DigitalOcean ahead of AWS on like-for-like specs. 8gb 4core AWS is over 3 times the price of a DO machine - is it going to be 3 times better in some aspect?
I know I must be missing something so I’d really appreciate it if somebody could explain this to me, or point me to resources which would enlighten me and help me make an informed decision on which provider/server I should pick.
I performed some tests and already know that a fairly low spec DO machine is already consistently 20% faster than my current setup, so I’m happy with this but I’d rather know I’m picking a provider which may work out better for me.