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I can think of two main reasons: Several of the larger companies offer cheap/free entry level tiers. As the company begins to grow and needs to scale, then the providers charge more. However, at this point most people are "locked in" to the cloud provider either through reservations of servers, provider specific services, or in-house expertise. Brand name ...


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Aside from @Peter s great answer are you comparing Apples with Apples? Your comparison only works, if you compare a VPS as a "box" with another VPS, based on soimplistic criteria such as CPU clock speed, memory and disk space. With a cloud provider you can dramatically reduce costs with the following ways: run night time instance sizes vs day time instance ...


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@jasper, and welcome to DevOps SE! While your statement can be confirmed by other voices, it's very hard to x-ray price policies of a company. It's a complex gameplay always driven by many factors and decisions and a question about pricing policies of Digital Ocean vs. AWS might be a good and on possibly well on topic question at Economics SE. For example, ...


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