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How should I select the cloud server? Which cloud server provider is better?

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At present, there are many cloud server providers with varying strengths. During our selection of cloud servers, we consider no more than several factors such as stability, cost-effectiveness, and supporting services. Here we compare several cloud server providers, namely Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure and Alibaba Cloud, which can be regarded leaders in the cloud computing industry. What are the differences between them? I hope our analysis will help you to find a suitable cloud server.
Regarding the price, we should try to reduce the cost as much as possible because the project or company is in its infant stage, requiring a large amount of investment but with no benefits in sight. Compared with foreign Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS, Alibaba Cloud is cheaper. Recently Alibaba Cloud made another price adjustment, lowering down the charges by 50% at the most. The price is quite affordable.
Some also pay attention to the exemption of website record filing procedures when selecting the servers. All websites established and domain names registered domestically should complete the record filing procedures. I feel the website record filing services provided by Alibaba Cloud are comparatively complete compared with the overseas providers, and the record-filing is also quick and convenient. For example, a photo is required during the record-filing process, and Alibaba Cloud even provides a free-of-charge backdrop. Also after the application is submitted, a specialist will call you to provide instructions on filling in or modifying the application forms. They may help you to make the small edits as necessary after your approval. So the passing rate is quite high. If you choose an overseas cloud server, you should perform the record-filing procedures on your own. In addition, the websites on a cloud server in Hong Kong can be exempted from the record-filing procedures so some people may choose a Hong Kong-based server to save the trouble. In fact, the record-filing process isn't costly, but only troublesome. In particular, when the project is in its development stage, many details haven't been settled, so the record-filing procedure cannot be started. If you choose a Hong Kong-based server, you can skip the record-filing procedure. Just register a domain name, and your e-business website will be ready to be deployed online. If you don't want to bother yourself performing the record-filing procedures, you should note that Alibaba Cloud ECS has nodes in Hong Kong and Amazon AWS has nodes in Singapore.
With regard to the cloud host configurations, various cloud service providers also provide different configurations you can choose from based on your needs. The so-called elastic resizing of cloud servers means to upgrade the server computing capability and configurations without interrupting your services.
With regard to the bandwidth, you should also consider whether to choose dedicated or shared bandwidth for cloud servers. Because the bandwidth decides the access speed to the website pages which is an important element of user experience and the core productivity of a website. Alibaba Cloud provides dedicated bandwidth, which is also one advantage of Alibaba Cloud ECS.
You should also consider the quality of after-sales and supporting services. For example, in case your app gets popular unexpectedly, for access speed considerations you have to migrate your system in Hong Kong servers to Chinese mainland, and one server is not enough - you need to deploy ten servers - can the system be migrated between cities? How is the support for load balancing and big data? Is elastic expansion supported? These issues may not emerge in the initial stage, but you should make plans for the future. But out of after-sales service considerations, I recommend domestic cloud server providers. In China, I would like to recommend Alibaba Cloud which provides around-the-clock after-sales services in Chinese. Its after-sales service is among the top rated both at home and abroad. Besides, Alibaba Cloud provides a cloud market with rich software and application images. You can download or configure many services and software by just a click, which is very convenient.
At last, technical strength is also an important reference you should take into account when selecting the cloud server provider. At present, powerful internet companies technically include Google, Microsoft, Amazon and Alibaba Cloud in China. Alibaba's cloud computing is almost unparalleled in China. The Jushita platform structured on Apsara supports the transactions during the Double 11 and Double 12 shopping booms. In addition, the smooth operation of Yu'e Bao, Ant Financial, and Jubaopen businesses is also closely related to the Apsara. This is also the basic guarantee for Alibaba Cloud to win the millions of users.

Which cloud server is better?
To select a cloud server, you should evaluate the dedicated bandwidth, price properness, convenience in website record-filing, node selection in Hong Kong, Shenzhen and overseas, as well as support for cloud server images, migration and rich third-party applications. In the several dimensions, Alibaba Cloud may be the best choice among the several big cloud server provides both at home and abroad.
Never forget the website record-filing issue. I feel the website record filing services provided by Alibaba Cloud are comparatively complete, and the record-filing is also quick and convenient. For example, a photo is required during the record-filing process, and Alibaba Cloud even provides a free-of-charge backdrop. Also after the application is submitted, a specialist will call you to provide instructions on filling in or modifying the application forms. They may help you to make the small edits as necessary after your approval. So the passing rate is quite high. If you choose an overseas cloud server, you should perform the record-filing procedures on your own. In addition, the websites on a cloud server in Hong Kong can be exempted from the record-filing procedures so some people may choose a Hong Kong-based server to save the trouble. In fact, the record-filing process isn't costly, but only troublesome. In particular, when the project is in its development stage, many details haven't been settled, so the record-filing procedure cannot be started. If you choose a Hong Kong-based server, you can skip the record-filing procedure. Just register a domain name, and your e-business website will be ready to be deployed online. If you don’t want to bother yourself performing the record-filing procedures, you should note that Alibaba Cloud ECS has nodes in Hong Kong.
Amazon and Alibaba Cloud are good options both at home and abroad. Technical strength is also an important reference you should take into account when selecting the cloud server provider. At present, powerful internet companies technically include Google, Microsoft, Amazon and Alibaba Cloud in China. Alibaba's cloud computing is almost unparalleled in China. The Jushita platform structured on Apsara supports the transactions during the Double 11 and Double 12 shopping booms. In addition, the smooth operation of Yu'e Bao, Ant Financial, and Jubaopen businesses is also closely related to the Apsara. This is also the basic guarantee for Alibaba Cloud to win the millions of users.
From the perspective of cost-effectiveness, stability and after-sales services, Alibaba Cloud stands out. It has many solutions and has offered discounts recently.

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Posted time:Sep 12, 2017 19:45 PM
I found some links from where you can compare many cloud service providers.

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