Amazon Web Services Alternatives and Similar Websites and Apps

You know Amazon, and you know Amazon has a giant data infrastructure with seemingly unlimited cloud computing potential. That's why Amazon Web Services exists and is as known as it is, after all.

Amazon Web Services offers in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon's own back-end technology platform.

If you find you don't need the backing of the massive processing resources that Amazon can provide potentially at the expense of you or your business's privacy, self-hosted alternatives to AWS could provide some peace of mind.

If you are more privacy inclined and would like to avoid using the infrastructure of a company that buys and sells data as frequently as Amazon, we here at AlternativeTo created a list of web hosting providers that emphasize privacy.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 8/29/2019 7:37:00 AM

Alternatives to Amazon Web Services for all platforms with any license

  • Heroku

    Heroku is a cloud application platform for Ruby, Rails, Node.js, Java, Python, Scala and Clojure web apps. Everything you need to build, run, and scale: Dynos: Run virtually any language at any scale. Database: Enterprise-grade Postgres as a service. Elements: Marketplace of tools, components and services for your app. Heroku Connect: Seamlessly integrate and sync with Salesforce. Heroku provides services and tools to build, run and scale web apps.

    Freemium $ $ $ Mac Windows Linux Web

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  • Cloudflare

    Cloudflare protects and accelerates any website online. Once your website is a part of the Cloudflare community, its web traffic is routed through Cloudflare's intelligent global network. Cloudflare will automatically optimize the delivery of your web pages so your visitors get the fastest page load times and best performance. Cloudflare will also block threats and limit abusive bots and crawlers from wasting your bandwidth and server resources.

    • AWS provides VPS, VDS, storage and other servers. Cloudflare is DDoS protection and DNS. Guest • Jul 2019 Disagree   Agree

    Freemium $ $ $ Web

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  • Linode

    Whether you’re just getting started or deploying a complex system, launching a Linode cloud server has never been easier. We offer the fastest hardware and network in the industry with scalable environments. Our 24x7 customer support team is always standing by to help with any questions. Zeus-like power Unleash the power of cloud hosting with native SSDs, a 40Gbps network, fast processing, and more.

    Commercial $ $ $ Linux Web

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  • Google App Engine

    Google App Engine is a free* platform for developing and hosting web applications in Google-managed data centers. App Engine offers fast development and deployment; simple administration, with no need to worry about hardware, patches or backups; and effortless scalability. *Prices can be found at

    • Google cloud app engine is the rival of amazon web services Guest • Apr 2016 Disagree   Agree

    Freemium Web

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  • Nanobox

    Nanobox is the ideal platform for developers. Taking on the role of DevOps, so you don't have to, Nanobox does all your infrastructure creation, configuration, and management, so you're able to focus on code, not config. Create consistent, isolated, development environments that are easily shareable with anyone, and can be deployed to any host (AWS, Digital Ocean, Azure, Google, etc.). Easily manage production applications with the Nanobox dashboard.

    Commercial Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web

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  • OVH

    OVH provides all server solutions, whether it be cloud computing, VPS or a dedicated server. OVH under its brand name sells high end servers, mid-range servers by the brand name 'So You Start' and low-end under the brand name 'Kimsufi'. OVH servers have anti-DDoS as a standard, rather than an option. OVH is based in France.

    Commercial $ $ $ Windows Linux Web Self-Hosted

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  • Golem

    The Golem Project creates the first global market for idle computer power. Golem is a global, open sourced, decentralized supercomputer that anyone can access. It's made up of the combined power of user's machines, from personal laptops to entire datacenters. Anyone will be able to use Golem to compute (almost) any program you can think of, from rendering to research to running websites, in a completely decentralized & inexpensive way.

    Free Open Source Web

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  • Google Cloud Platform

    Google Cloud platform enables you to build and host web apps on the same systems that power Google applications. App Engine offers fast development and deployment; simple administration, with no need to worry about the underlying infrastructure and systems, patches or backups, and 99.95% SLA for business users; and effortless scalability from hundreds to millions of users.

    Commercial Web

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  • Cloudways

    Cloudways is a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) provider that takes care of all problems associated with installing and managing various websites and applications on a cloud server. It allows you to install most of the popular applications like WordPress, WooCommerce, PHP, Laraval and many more with just a few clicks. Cloudways allows you to choose the cloud hosting services from any of the 3 industry leaders, DigitalOcean, Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform.

    • Cloudways provides platform to install web applications on AWS on one click owaisalamDec 2016 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Cloudways Provide One Click Installation naveedkhanDec 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Cloudways provides managed AWS hosting. jamilaliahmedDec 2016 Disagree   Agree

    Commercial $ $ $ Web

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  • Google Cloud DNS

    NOTE: Not to be confused with Google Public DNS. Google Cloud DNS is for DNS Zone Hosting. Create DNS records with an easy to use command line interface, or program against a full featured RESTful API to customize the service to your specific needs. Features High performance, reliable DNS service Use Google’s infrastructure for production quality, high volume DNS serving.

    Commercial Web

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  • P2PVPS

    The P2P VPS network offers Virtual Private Servers (VPS), similar to established companies like Amazon EC2, Digital Ocean, Vultr, and Linode. However, instead of using centralized and expensive data centers, the marketplace uses a network of personal computers and IoT devices hosted by people participating in the network. Anyone with an internet connection and a device capable of running Docker can rent that device in the P2P VPS marketplace.

    Free Open Source Linux OpenBazaar Tor Raspberry Pi Docker ... Bitcoin Cash

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  • ZEIT Now

    Make Cloud Computing as Easy and Accessible as Mobile Computing. We build products for developers and designers. And those who aspire to become one. Easy To be truly easy, cloud computing should be as easy as a tap or command. Universal To connect everyone, applications have to be fast from every geographical point. Accessible To be accessible, great care has to go into the user experience and design.

    Freemium $ $ $ Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web GitHub Gist ... npm

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  • GoDaddy

    GoDaddy powers the world’s largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. With 18M customers worldwide and 77M domain names under management, GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers and manage their work.

    Commercial $ $ $ Web

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  • Last.Backend

    Last.Backend - Open-source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. It aims to provide a "platform for automating deployment, scaling, and operations of application containers across clusters of hosts". It works with a range of container tools, including Docker. Last.Backend Cloud is a cloud platform based on bare-metal servers around the world with fastest SSD disks. Last.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • HostGator

    Since its establishment in 2002, HostGator has been a world-leading provider of web hosting service. Although our headquarters is in Houston, Texas, we provide top-notch service to clients from over 200 countries internationally with our staff of over 750 employees. We offer Shared, Reseller, VPS, and Dedicated server packages for both beginners and professionals alike. Each of our shared Web Hosting plans includes 24/7/365 support, a 99.9% uptime guarantee, and a 45-day money-back guarantee.

    Commercial $ $ $ Web

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  • Rackspace

    Rackspace US, Inc. (NYSE: RAX) is an IT hosting company based in San Antonio, Texas. The company also has offices in Australia, the United Kingdom and The Netherlands[2] and data centers operating in Texas, Illinois, Virginia, the United Kingdom, and Hong Kong in late 2008. The company's email and apps division operates in Blacksburg, VA.

    Commercial Web

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    Our products are based under the unique terms of no limitations and no vendor lock-in technology in order to provide the best performance, high support level directly from the vendor, development agility in order to be integrated with any application or infrastructure and easiness to save time, costs and usability for developers, engineers and operators. Multilayered Application Delivery Controller.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • RamNode

    Our Mission RamNode exists for one purpose: providing affordable VPSs with powerful features. Our years of hosting experience as both clients & providers have inspired us to offer the kind of hosting that clients want at the kind of prices clients want to pay. Though our prices are low, performance is our main focus. We know our best assets are our loyal customers, so we strive to provide hosting they will rave about across the Internet.

    Commercial Web

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  • Scalingo

    In the blink of an eye deploy, update and scale your apps and their data in the cloud. Forget about system administration, focus on your app development.

    Commercial $ $ $ Web

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  • Bahnhof

    Sustainable data centers with maximum security Bahnhof is one of Sweden’s largest network operators, founded in 1994. We specialize in innovative data center construction: Extreme security coupled with low cost green energy has made us world famous. Secure your data by moving in to one of our Triple Green® certified data centers. Why our data centers make a difference – for you: Security Maximum security made Wikileaks choose Bahnhof.

    Commercial Web


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