COMPARE CLOUD SERVICE PROVIDERS

See why Host Color is a much better choice as a Cloud service provider for Small or Medium-sized businesses than Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Microsoft Azure. The Cloud comparison table listed below is based on our entry level CloudWeb 1 vs Amazon EC2 "a1.medium" vs Microsoft Azure "A1" service plans.
If you are surprised by the difference in the monthly service fees listed below, note that the main reason is that the so-called "Major Clouds" like overcharging their customers for data transfer, other computing resources and technical support.
Service Plan
Cloud Data Center Location
Cloud Platfrom
Cloud Service
HIGH AVAILABILITY
AUTOMATED FAULT-TOLERANCE
CPU Cores (vCPU)
Memory (RAM)
STORAGE POLICY
Persistent and Temporary Storage to the Cloud service plan.
Data Storage Type
Included SSD Storage
& Pricing
DATA TRASNFER
Transfer Out
Transfer In)
IPv4 Addresses
IPv6 Subnet
Linux or Windows OS
Full Root Access
Uptime Monitoring
Connect to Clouds
VPN & Firewall
CPU, RAM, Storage Scale Up
Contract
Level of Support

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

AWS features.
a1.medium
US East (Ohio)
Xen virtualization
Public Cloud
No / Not Specified
No / Not Specified
1 vCPU Core
2 GB RAM
No Persistent Storage
It is Charged Separately. Client must add Amazon EBS Volumes.
50 GB SSD Storage 1000 IOPS (io1)
OS Disk: Custom
Persistent Storage: Custom
2000 GB Data Transfer
1200 GB Data Transfer Out: $107.91/mo
800 GB Data Transfer In: $0.00/mo
1 Public IP address
No IPv6 addresses
Linux (CentOS)
Yes
Not Specified
Yes. Terms Apply
Add-On Service
Yes. Terms Apply
Pay as you go
BASIC SUPPORT (No support included)
Access to our Resource Center, Service Health Dashboard, Product FAQs, Discussion Forums, and Support for Health Checks at no charge. AWS Customers who "desire a deeper level of support" can subscribe to AWS Support at the Developer, Business, or Enterprise level.
$194.48/mo

Microsoft Azure Cloud infrastructure

Azure features.
A1 v2
North Central US
Azure hypervisor
Public Cloud
No / Not Specified
No / Not Specified
1 vCPU Core
2 GB RAM
No Persistent Storage
10 GB SATA Temporary Storage (deleted each 24 hours).
50 GB SSD Storage
30 GB OS Disk, 1000 Storage Transactions
20 GB SSD Persistent Storage
2000 GB Data Transfer
1200 GB Data Transfer Out: $106.38/mo
800 GB Data Transfer In: $0.00/mo
1 Public IP address
No IPv6 addresses
Linux (CentOS)
Yes
1 Connection Monitoring / 10 connections
Yes. Terms Apply
Add-On Service
Yes. Terms Apply
Pay as you go
Standard Tier / Support "Included"
24x7 access to billing and subscription support, online self-help, documentation, whitepapers, and support forums. Access to full set of Azure Advisor recommendations. Access to personalized Service Health Dashboard & Health API.
$139.53/mo

HOST COLOR
Cloud IaaS

HC Cloud features.
CloudWeb 1
Midwest U.S.
VMware ESXi
Public Cloud
Yes! Add-On Service
Yes! Add-On Service
1 vCPU Core
2 GB vRAM
50 GB SSD Persistent Storage Included
FAULT-TOLERANCE & built-in data protection.
50 GB SSD Storage (10,000 IOPS)
OS Disk: Custom
Persistent Storage: 50 GB SSD
2000 GB Data Transfer Out/In
Data Transfer Out: Included
Data Transfer In: Included
1 Public IP address
/64 IPv6 block
Linux (CentOS)
Yes
Observium Monitoring (No restrictions)
Yes
Yes. 1 VPN (OpenVPN)
Yes. Monthly Term
Pay as you go
24/7/365 Technical Support
All Public, Private & Hybrid Clouds come with technical support. HC infrastructure specialist respond to customers on Support Tickets at HC Helpdesk, on LiveChat and via Phone Support.
The Cloud service comparison table has been created based on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure service calculators, publicly available on their websites on February 15, 2019. Their pricing may vary (increase or decrease) as well as Host Color's one or might have changed since then.

Compare Cloud Infrastructure Providers. AWS vs Microsoft Azure vs Host Color?

When you compare Amazon Web Services (ASW), Microsoft Azure and any smaller Cloud provider such as Host Color consider the following:
Compare Cloud Providers - Virtual CPU

Perplexity vs Simplicity

HC Public Cloud Servers and all Cloud service plans are easy to understand. Unlike AWS and Azure, Host Color's service model is simple. It doesn't require our clients to spend many ours of their reading manuals, making themselves familiar with various term of service and to adapt to the provider's technology framework.
Compare Cloud Services - Resource Usage

Control Over The Resource Usage

When you use any of the major clouds like AWS or Microsoft Azure, you don't have full a control over the resource usage. Their service models are designed to sell you as many items as possible. AWS, Microsoft Aure and other major clouds charge separate fees for services such as storage, data transfer, SSL certificates and more, which HC clients get as a standard functionality to their Cloud services.
Cloud Data Transfer

Data Transfer

AWS and Azure charge for "Data Transfer Out", which is usually the most data transfer (above 60%) of any Cloud instance accessible via public Internet. This makes the Cloud offered by the major cloud providers extremely expensive. Unless their customers pay premium for any network monitoring service, they never know for what kind of data transfer do they pay for - is it a legitimate human Internet traffic or a any performed by bots. The clients of HC Cloud have a certain data transfer quota included into the service plans (starting from 2000 GB per month) and are guaranteed full transparency as they have 24/7/365 access to the complimentary Observium network monitoring tool where they can review bandwidth graphs.
Network Performance Analytics - AWS vs Microsoft Azure vs Host Color

Network Performance & Traffic Analyzer

Each and every Cloud instance provisioned on the HC Cloud comes with two types of bandwidth graphs and data transfer monitoring tools - Cacti Graphs and Observium. We believe that we must help our clients to understand their outbound and inbound Internet traffic, rather than waiting for them to push more and charge a lot for that? We help you to monitor data transfer usage by: Application, User, Protocol and Location.
Secure Cloud Infrastructure

Secure Cloud Infrastructure

We mean "Secure Cloud Infrastructure". When our clients sign up and start configuring their Clouds and services we provide them with a complimentary consultation and help them to apply the best possible practices to secure their instances on an infrastructure and applications level. We suggest our clients using Virtual Private Network (VPN) connections which allow them to control the access to their It infrastructure.
Managed Cloud

Managed Cloud

We have been managing IT environments for almost two decades. through the last 10 years we have tested, deployed and used hundreds of Operating Systems, infrastructure and networking solutions, and software platforms. HC specialists lower the IT infrastructure TCO for hundreds of companies by taking on managing their Cloud environments. Our clients are always welcome to discuss their infrastructure management scenarios and challenges with our technical team.

Why Our Cloud Infrastructure?

3 important reasons to choose HC for a Cloud service provider instead of going with AWS or Microsoft Azure.
100% Storage Uptime

100% Storage Uptime

Your data is hosted on a fault-tolerant Storage Area Network (SAN) with built-in protection that safeguards the information under any circumstances without performance impact.
Highly Availability Cloud Hosting

Highly Availability Cloud

High Availability (HA) is not an average computing service. HA reduces IT service unavailability in an event of OS or physical host failure. 95% of the Cloud services you'd find don't support it. We do! It is a value added service to your Cloud servers.
Automated Fault-Tolerance

Fault-Tolerance (100% Uptime)

Automated Fault-Tolerance eliminates the risk of a service outage. It provides continuous availability (100% uptime) for your websites, apps and workloads in an event of an application unavailability, OS failure or physical host failure.