Created for applications that require strong compute power and optimal performance, AWS C4 instances run on the Intel Xeon E5-2666 v3 (Haswell) processor and provide improved networking. C4 instances offer higher network performance with dedicated EBS-optimized storage. The high level of performance is reflected in the pricing, making it a slightly more expensive option. Those searching for a more cost-effective service should look into AWS Reserved Instances.
The AWS C4 instance type is the go-to option for performance over cost, as it offers an extremely high level of compute power. These instances are well suited with applications that offer high-quality website hosting, rendering, simulation, online gaming and risk analysis.