I have experience with Amazon’s AWS cloudservices for years now, but still have problems with EBS (=amazon network storage) performance. It is not very fast and if you just want to run a simple LAMP server it requires a lot of work and experience to set it up the right way. But how fast is it? How does it compare to the offerings from Linode and the new kid on the block: DigitalOcean? Both have their own advantages: Linode has it’s standard 8 core architecture and RAID. DigitalOcean has fast SSD disks. But how do they stack up against Amazon?