Good Morning Everyone. I have a site with approx 30,000 sku's that is on a shared server. The shared server has 150 other sites on it, approx 120 of which are static one page sites.

My problem is that my site (a Magento 2.1 site with PHP 7) has been a resource hog and seems to like to bog down everything. The server is 64 G with 8 cores. The site gets approx. 12000 page views a month with approx. 2000 user month.

I have been exploring going to either AWS or GCP. What are peoples experiences / preferences with either.

  • better to use dedicated server, your traffic is too low for cloud. like soyoustart or ovh – MagenX Dec 5 '17 at 8:30
  • also to make it clear about has been a resource hog and seems to like to bog down everything because you on shared server, your account is very limited, thats why it feels like it heavy, but its not... – MagenX Dec 23 '17 at 9:56
  • Does anyone else have a better answer to this question? – Jorjani Jul 19 '18 at 19:09

I can't comment on anything for GCP but I can offer some advice on the AWS front - Basically, there's a lot to learn/setup.

I've taken 2 courses for AWS and there is still an lot of their services I don't know about. You could probably setup an EC2, install PHP7, MySQL etc and get along quite nicely but you'd be missing out on the features AWS has to offer (Multi AZ, Auto-Scaling, high availability, RDS failover etc).

I think it would come down to your budget for hosting if you were to go to AWS, it's extremely scalable so you'd never outgrow the solution that's setup (If done correctly) and even if you have a low budget there are plenty of cost optimisations you can do to lower costs (Reserving instances instead of using on-demand for example) but if you're only wanting to spend £50-100/month on hosting then it may not be for you as a full AWS setup would probably cost in the region of £500+/month (Easily) It depends on which features you'd like, it could quite easily be £1,000+/month.

Was originally going to do this post as a comment as I can't offer a full comparison to GCP (or any info on it for that matter) but I ran out of space in the comment field. If anything I'll need to look into GCP now. Hope the above helps!

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