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Alternatives to SoftLayer

DigitalOcean, OVH, Hetzner Online AG, Rackspace OnMetal, and 10gbps.io are the most popular alternatives and competitors to SoftLayer.
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What is SoftLayer and what are its top alternatives?

SoftLayer dedicated servers give you options from entry-level single processor servers to quad proc, hex-core, and even GPU-powered workhorses. They're all deployed in real time via our portal or API.
SoftLayer is a tool in the Dedicated Cloud Hosting category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to SoftLayer

  • DigitalOcean
    DigitalOcean

    We take the complexities out of cloud hosting by offering blazing fast, on-demand SSD cloud servers, straightforward pricing, a simple API, and an easy-to-use control panel. ...

  • OVH
    OVH

    OVHcloud is a global cloud provider that specialises in delivering industry-leading performance and cost-effective solutions to better manage, secure, and scale data. The group manages 30 data centres across 12 sites in 4 continents, man ...

  • Hetzner Online AG
    Hetzner Online AG

    Hetzner Online is a professional web hosting provider and experienced data center operator. Since 1997 the company has provided private and business clients with high-performance hosting products as well as the necessary infrastructure for the efficient operation of websites. ...

  • Rackspace OnMetal
    Rackspace OnMetal

    OnMetal servers are single-tenant, bare-metal servers provisioned via the same OpenStack API as our cloud. They can be spun up as quickly as VMs to offer the agility of multi-tenant environments with the performance of single-tenant hardware. OnMetal servers are our own design and are engineered in a highly opinionated way. We’ve made them 100 percent solid-state with external cooling, leading to increased mean time between failures (MTBF). They are also incredibly large, so you’ll need fewer of them. ...

  • 10gbps.io
    10gbps.io

    Dedicated server provider with latest technology hardware solutions and premium data delivery for bandwidth intensive businesses. All servers are fitted with high end components and unshared 10Gbps ports ...

  • SingleHop
    SingleHop

    SingleHop's bare metal dedicated servers offer a unique blend of on-demand computing and dedicated, predictable performance. By combining cloud-style automated deployment with physical dedicated servers, customers are able to deploy fully private computing resources in hours, not days or weeks. ...

  • WiredTree
    WiredTree

    We custom build your server by hand and manage it onsite and in person. Whatever your business requires, we give you a tailored hosting solution. ...

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DigitalOcean

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PROS OF DIGITALOCEAN
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    Great value for money
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    Simple dashboard
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    Good pricing
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    Ssds
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    Nice ui
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    Easy configuration
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    Great documentation
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    Ssh access
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    Great community
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    Docker
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    IPv6 support
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    Private networking
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    99.99% uptime SLA
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    Simple API
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    Great tutorials
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    55 Second Provisioning
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    LAMP
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    Simple Control Panel
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    Word Press
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    1Gb/sec Servers
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    Quick and no nonsense service
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    Speed
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    Mean
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    Hex Core machines with dedicated ECC Ram and RAID SSD s
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    Django
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    Runs CoreOS
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    Good Tutorials
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    GitLab
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    Ruby on Rails
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    CentOS
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    Spaces
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    KVM Virtualization
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    Amazing Hardware
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    Transfer Globally
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    Fedora
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    Drupal
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    Magento
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    ownCloud
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    RedMine
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    My go to server provider
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    Ease and simplicity
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    Nice
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    Find it superfitting with my requirements (SSD, ssh.
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    Easy Setup
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    Cheap
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    Static IP
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    It's the easiest to get started for small projects
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    Automatic Backup
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    Great support
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    Quick and easy to set up
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    Servers on demand - literally
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    Reliability
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OVH

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PROS OF OVH
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    Cost effective
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    Dedicated Hardware
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    DDoS Protection
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    Unmetered Bandwidth
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    Fun
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    SSH root access
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    Own network
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    Low cost
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    Fast delivery
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    Openstack
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    ceph
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    Ip address fail over support
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Joshua Dean Küpper
CEO at Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt) · | 6 upvotes · 86.9K views

We use Hetzner Online AG since the inception of our business, because of the great prices, marvelous support and great interface (especially the new cloud interface). Other options that we tested are DigitalOcean (was more expensive than the new hetzner cloud and didn't offer "huge" dedicated servers), @Vultr (about the same issue as with DigitalOcean , although the prices were better), OVH (Prices, old interface, no "tiny" packages and [at least back at the day] only monthly payment) and Living Bots (Only dedicated servers, too expensive for our needs).

Hetzner offered the best spectrum of servers and has great prices and REALLY great prices in the server auctions.

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Adrien Rey-Jarthon

Hosting updown.io started with a single OVH server and quickly grew to more server, first it was DigitalOcean VMs and we were very satisfied about them. But we then noticed some shortcomings about #IPv6 networking, although DigitalOcean supports it they don't provide the standard IP range to each VM (by choice) and thus have to block port 25 to avoid other machines being blocked in case of spammer. This is not good for us it means we can't monitor IPv6 SMTP servers properly, that's why we switched to @Vultr (one of their main competitors) which provides similar prices, more locations, and true IPv6 support with no blocked ports. Of course they offer less tools and the support is probably better at DigitalOcean but so far we're happy with @Vultr.

We still use some @OVH servers (which offers tremendous price/performance ratio) for the main web and database server + 2 of the daemons. In addition to this, we also have 2 DigitalOcean VMs for the secondary web and database server and for the automatic TLS termination proxy used to automatically issue Let's Encrypt certs for status page custom domains (for these servers the IPv6 port block is not an issue)

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Hetzner Online AG

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PROS OF HETZNER ONLINE AG
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    Perfect for all needs
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    Great performance / $
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    Quick support
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    German Data-Center location
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    Ssh & vnc access
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    Hcloud
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    Joshua Dean Küpper
    CEO at Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt) · | 6 upvotes · 86.9K views

    We use Hetzner Online AG since the inception of our business, because of the great prices, marvelous support and great interface (especially the new cloud interface). Other options that we tested are DigitalOcean (was more expensive than the new hetzner cloud and didn't offer "huge" dedicated servers), @Vultr (about the same issue as with DigitalOcean , although the prices were better), OVH (Prices, old interface, no "tiny" packages and [at least back at the day] only monthly payment) and Living Bots (Only dedicated servers, too expensive for our needs).

    Hetzner offered the best spectrum of servers and has great prices and REALLY great prices in the server auctions.

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    Rackspace OnMetal logo

    Rackspace OnMetal

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    Single-tenant, Baremetal Cloud Servers from Rackspace
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        10gbps.io

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            SingleHop

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                WiredTree

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                PROS OF WIREDTREE
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                  Great managed service
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                  Great Technical Support
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