What hosting to rent servers from?

Alexander Abgaryan

Alexander Abgaryan

Founder & CEO, 5 times AWS certified


Our customers often wonder what hosting to use for their business. At first, it is important to determine the objectives of how the service will be used, and based on that, you can find the best solution. It is hard to choose between the many available data centers, without the appropriate knowledge. We have prepared for you a short, experience-based review of several of the most popular hosting providers, namely Leaseweb, Hetzner, DigitalOcean and Amazon Web Services (AWS), and practical recommendations for choosing a web hosting service.

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Hetzner is a company that has been working successfully since 1997, with a headquarters in Germany, providing web hosting services. The data centers are located in Germany and Finland. Here you can order a server rental very quickly, and most importantly, at low prices. Hetzner uses a good internet connection; the technical support service also works quickly and efficiently. It should be remembered that the probability of server breakdowns in Hetzner is relatively high, and it can take a long time to repair, so you should provide yourself with an appropriate real-time data copying system in advance to avoid losses. Despite this, using Hetzner services is convenient and profitable, taking into account the low price of the services. It’s perfect for personal servers and small businesses, where unexpected downtime for technical reasons will not bring significant losses.


Leaseweb is one of the largest hosting companies with management in the Netherlands and offices around the world. Data centers are located in Europe, Asia, Australia, and the United States in order to provide the best service in all regions. Leaseweb offers both physical and virtual servers and various hosting services. The company uses the highest quality equipment, reliable Internet connection, and, accordingly, the prices for services are not small. Despite the solidity of the company, the time from filling out an application to actually receiving a server can be more than a week, especially when ordering non-standard configuration servers. Also, using the services of Leaseweb, you should not count on an instant response from a technical support specialist. Although, with the declared 99.999 uptime (percentage of server uptime), the likelihood of a breakdown is minimal.


DigitalOcean is a rapidly growing American company with a center in New York and data centers in various parts of the globe, providing web hosting services based on cloud technologies. Established in 2011, DigitalOcean is now one of the world leaders in providing cloud services. The company is focused on developers and offers them various useful features for deploying and scaling applications. The cost of renting a cloud server here is roughly similar to the prices of Leaseweb services and, accordingly, is lower than that of Amazon Web Services (AWS). In terms of a variety of useful services and reliability, DigitalOcean is significantly inferior to AWS. However, the service is great for developers in the process of creating and testing software products.

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

AWS can rightfully be considered a leader in the field of cloud hosting services. Since its launch in 2002, the platform gained more and more useful features every year. Currently, the service is very popular among various users, among them are owners of promising startups, large corporations, and government agencies. Now the hosting has more than 160 services that attract developers to opt for AWS. It is worth highlighting such an important function for customers as auto-scaling, which allows you to easily withstand large loads on the site. It is useful to know that the high price of AWS services can be reduced by more than 2 times, using the favorable offers of a long-term contract. We recommend AWS to our customers as the best hosting, providing excellent reliability and uninterrupted operation of systems, allowing to withstand high loads and utilize many useful service.

Contact us if you have a question related to server rental or migrating your project to another hosting. We will answer your questions and offer the best solution.

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