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Anurag Rana
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PythonAnyWhere Vs AWS EC2 for Django hosting

We have hosted Django applications on AWS EC2 as well as on PythonAnyWhere. Here is a brief comparison of both.


  • Offers pay-as-you-go compute capacity
  • This is a small service that provides resizable compute capacity
  • Free for 12 months (750 hours of CPU usage)
  • Can use a custom domain in free tier plan (Extra charges may apply)
  • SSH access available
  • Browser-based SSH connection available
  • The developer needs to set up everything from scratch. Intermediate level of expertise required
  • Root level access available
  • Can install and use whatever tool/software is required
  • Highly scalable
  • The developer needs to manage the webserver
  • Pricing
  • Create a free account
  • Hosting the Django app on EC2


  • Offers fixed price shared hosting starting with $5 per month
  • Small Paas (platform as a service) provider which supports only Python web apps
  • Always free plan available. 100 CPU seconds per day. 512 MB space
  • Can not use a custom domain. The app will be hosted on
  • SSH access available
  • Browser-based terminals available
  • The application setup is extremely easy.
  • Root level access not available
  • Apart from web hosting, Only MySQL, Postgres and schedule tasks support is provided
  • Good for small to medium traffic apps
  • The developer needs to take care of code
  • Pricing
  • Create a free account
  • Hosting the Django app on PythonAnyWhere

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Originally published on PythonCircle.Com

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