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People pay for convenience. AWS is just convenient. Managing your own servers requires more work. It is far far far cheaper in terms of server costs. You do have to:

- Know how to maintain a server by yourself

- Hire someone who can

AWS removes part of that and thus people pay for it. An average (good enough) sys admin costs the same as a programmer.

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