Kamatera vs AWS?
In our 12-round performance test, Kamatera won 10 times, AWS won once, and there was one tie. AWS could only beat Kamatera in data center numbers, but in the remainder of the tests, Kamatera emerged as the big dog, delivering the fastest TTFB (22 ms), relentless 100% uptime, and steadfast LCP (548 ms) at the most affordable rate.
While AWS’ cluttered dashboard, expensive instances, and “paid” free apps make it a less appealing choice for a beginner.
Let’s go over the test in depth.
|CPU||2.7GHz Intel Xeon||2GHz Standard|
|Ease of Use||Clean Dashboard||Cluttered Dashboard|
|Hosting Resource||1GB/20GB SSD/5TB||512MB/10GB SSD/5TB|
|Security||Cloud Firewall, DDoS Protection||AWS Lightsail|
|Support||Live Chat, Phone & Email||Only Ticket|
|Pricing||From $4/m||From $4/m|
|Try It||Try It|
Table of Contents
Battle 1: Which server responds faster?
When you enter your website URL into your browser to access content, the server generates a response and returns it to your browser. The time between producing a response and receiving the first byte is referred to as server response time (TTFB).
TTFB includes DNS lookup, TCP, SSL, and FB in the same order.
You can call it a bullet train’s engine. FCP and LCP will be faster if it is fast. Because it accounts for 40% of your LCP. As a result, Moz refers to it as a ranking factor.
We put up two WordPress websites, one on the New York server and the other on the Virginia server, to test the performance of both host servers (sadly, AWS does not own any New York servers). At least 1 GB of RAM was necessary. Kamatera’s entry plan, which costs $4 per month, was enough. While AWS EC2’s entry-level plan only provides 512 MB of RAM, we chose T2.micro, which costs $8 per month.
Kamatera $4 Server Specification
Intel Xeon Platinum 2.5GHz with 49MB Cache
RAM -1 GB
SSD Disk – 20GB
Bandwidth – 5TB
AWS EC2 $8 Server Specification
Regular Processor 2GHz
SSD Disk -20GB
We tested both host servers and figured out how they performed on the top 10 internet hubs.
Winner – Kamatera clearly blows away AWS in the round.
Battle-2 Which one loads faster?
After core web vitals updates, page speed became a serious part of the SEO game. As the comprehensive update discloses, full page speed is not a single thing we should care about. A good FID, LCP, and CLS score is required to send a good UX single to Google.
We put down both website urls in the popular GTMetrix and Page Speed Insight tools.
Winner – Kamatera punched AWS closely. But the millisecond difference is a huge number in the speed optimization world.
Battle 3 – Which lasts under load?
Real character only comes through a lot of burden. On spikes of traffic, a good host hits, and a poor one flops.
We flooded 10k concurrent users to both sites for a minute. Kamatera performed well, while AWS crawled poorly. Have a look at the test result.
Winner – With stunning performance, Kamatera steals the show.
Battle 4 – Who ups constant?
Running servers 24×7 requires additional resources like cooling systems, constant energy source and cyber & field protection.
It also helps us to determine how stable a host is and keep live up our web property.
So if you find a good one, no matter where you are. Whether you sleep at beaches or spend the first night with your beloved one, your website will keep running and generate revenue for you.
For testing both hosts’ reliability, we deployed Uptimerobot and tracked their uptime throughout 30 days.
Amazingly, Kamatera scored 100% uptime. It is noted that we conducted stress tests during the uptime test.
Mammoth AWS disappointed as it went down for 8 minutes.
Winner – With a perfect score, Kamatera is too far ahead in the race against AWS.
Battle 5: Which one is easier to use?
With loads of advanced features, AWS is not recommended for an out-and-out beginner. Literally, you will need to take a course on “how to host and manage a website on AWS.”
However, in their marketplace, multiple 1-click apps like WordPress, Drupal, Cyberpanel, etc. are listed.
It is strange that some apps, which are absolutely free, are available as paid ones.
Kamatera offers an easy-to-understand dashboard where you can commit backups, manage servers, upgrade, view usage of server resources, and install apps with a click.
Winner: Kamatera has the upper hand in providing better UX for a newbie.
Battle 6: Which has better resources?
The AWS entry plan (T1.micro) costs $4 and consists of 512 MB of RAM only. It is insufficient for launching a simple blog. Their T2.Micro plan is recommended to run a website properly. The plan comes with 1 GB of RAM, a single-core CPU, an undisclosed 20 GB of storage, a standard processor, and 1 TB of transfer for $8 per month.
Kamatera provides a 2.7GHz+ Intel Xeon processor, 1 GB of RAM, 20 GB of SSD storage, and a huge 5000 GB of bandwidth for a mere $4 per month.
Winner – Pricing affordability favors Kamatera by a huge margin.
Battle 7: Which one takes it back better?
Kamatera daily backup is available for $3, which gradually rises according to the plan upgrade. You can take 4 snapshots per server for $0.05/GB/month and clone your whole server.
AWS offers S3 backup at $0.05/GB/month and server snapshots at the same price. But they also charge for restoring S3 backups and server snapshots. Restoring prices are $0.02,
and $0.03 per GB.
Winner – AWS could win the battle, but restoring charges drill in their ship. Kamatera gets a slight edge.
Battle 8 : Who can manage your server?
AWS has no managed service plan. Kamatera offers it for a hefty $50 per month.
However, Kamatera is an easy peasy one for beginners in order to launch servers, install CMS like WordPress, Drupal, Laravel, etc., and manage the site. So the managed service is only recommended for web owners who want to utilize their whole energy and time on content production, SEO, and future blog plans.
Wibnner – the round is cutting cake for Kamatera.
Battle 9 : Who is more secure?
Kamatera offers a bunch of security mechanisms like a cloud firewall, disaster recovery management, enterprise grade infrastructure, and redundant power sources.
Giant AWS provides Lightsail (cloud firewall) and WAF to filter and allow only genuine traffic.
Both hosts manage a gigantic, secure cloud network with sophisticated encryption, so intrusion into your server is near to impossible.
Winner – Both hosts prioritize data security at the next level. So both win with equal hearts.
Battle 10 : Which has a big presence?
With 18 global data centers in 17 locations across 4 continents, Kamatera covers the whole world with ultimate availability and performance.
Moreover Kamatera has a 99.95% annual uptime guarantee policy. If their server doesn’t meet
the condition, they can grant a refund or service credit equal to a month’s bill or $500,
whichever is lower.
With 80+ data centers in 25 locations and 225 CloudFront CDN pop ups, AWS comfortably beats Kamatera. They also provide a 99.95% SLA with a refund policy if their servers fail to fulfill the policy.
Winner: Mammoth AWS knocks Kamatera out with a single punch.
Battle 11: Who solves queries faster?
The AWS support team is ticket system based only. You can look for forums and online documentation to get extended help.
Kamatera has great flexibility. They provide support through multiple channels, like live chat, phone calls, and tickets. You can also seek assistance from their extensive knowledge base.
Their expert replies are concise and precise.
Winner – Usually, most IAAS providers struggle for better support. But Kamatera has done epic things.
Battle 12: Who cares about your pocket more?
We don’t find AWS pocket friendly except for their insufficient entry level plan, which costs $4.
Their T2.Micro plan charges $8 per month for the resource bundle of 1 GB RAM, 20 GB storage, 1 core, and 1 TB transfer, which fulfills the minimum resource consumption required to run a site properly.
Their highest plan goes for $3214 per month with 48 cores, 384 MB of memory, 10 TB of transfer, and 1 TB of storage.
Kamatera takes care of your pocket better, as their beginning plan is only for $4 per month and returns 1 GB of RAM, 1 core, 20 GB of SSD, and 5 TB of transfer.
Their biggest plan is available for $1098 per month. The mighty plan consists of a 32-core CPU, 128 GB of RAM, 4 TB of SSD, and 5 TB of transfer.
Winner – Always Pocket loves cheap prices, and the round loves Kamatera.
Undoubtedly, Kamatera can’t compete with AWS’s gigantic cloud infrastructure, but they can outperform the mammoth in terms of performance, speed, uptime, and affordability.
Kamatera security and support are also promising and unlikely to encounter any issues.
Now it’s your turn to taste the real water of Kamatera on your own. You can initiate your testing for free.
Which is overall best between Kamatera and AWS?
Kamatera cloud servers won 10 rounds of our performance test, while AWS managed to win a single round. So better speed, reliable uptime, ironclad security, and flexible support present Kamatera as a big winner.
He is a professional WordPress speed optimizer and web hosting enthusiast with 3 years of experience in optimizing over 100 websites. As a speed optimization expert on Fiverr.com, he has honed his skills in the field and has since shared his strategies with over 1 lakh users annually via his blog, YouTube and social media platforms.