I have dedicated servers for my website. Many hosting companies will charge about €30 / month for a server like this:
- CPU: i3 @3.4GHz
- RAM: 8GB
- HDD: 2x 1TB
Comparing this to a cloud configuration (for example PagodaBox), if you set the RAM to as low as 1GB per instance with a single instance you get a price of 100USD / month.
I don't understand why this is. I know that with a cloud you can easily scale your application, but for this price I don't think it's worth the price. Even stackoverflow has its own dedicated servers.
Do you think these prices are worth the advantages of the cloud?