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PythonAnyWhere Vs AWS EC2 for Django hosting

anuragrana profile image Anurag Rana Updated on ・2 min read

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

AWS EC2:

  • 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 https://aws.amazon.com/ec2/pricing/
  • Create a free account
  • Hosting the Django app on EC2

PythonAnyWhere:

  • 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 username.pythonanywhere.com
  • 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 https://www.pythonanywhere.com/pricing/
  • Create a free account
  • Hosting the Django app on PythonAnyWhere

If you want to add points, please comment below.

Originally published on PythonCircle.Com

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