Not long ago, to launch a site, you had to buy or rent your servers and then manage them yourself. It was costly and a huge headache. Now, with cloud providers, it costs just a few bucks to get up and running, and you needn’t accumulate any assets. While it isn’t a one-to-one replacement for a data center, running on a cloud provider should be every entrepreneur’s go-to choice when starting an online business or creating an online presence. The main reasons to do this align well with the four basic rules of running a startup: 1) launch a minimum viable product as soon as possible, 2) focus on your core competency, 3) iterate quickly and fail fast, and 4) keep burn low.
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