Amazon EC2 vs DigitalOcean vs Gandi

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Amazon EC2

39.7K
28.3K
+ 1
2.5K
DigitalOcean

14.3K
10.2K
+ 1
2.6K
Gandi

50
47
+ 1
18
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Pros of Amazon EC2
Pros of DigitalOcean
Pros of Gandi
  • 644
    Quick and reliable cloud servers
  • 515
    Scalability
  • 391
    Easy management
  • 276
    Low cost
  • 269
    Auto-scaling
  • 88
    Market leader
  • 80
    Backed by amazon
  • 78
    Reliable
  • 66
    Free tier
  • 57
    Easy management, scalability
  • 12
    Flexible
  • 10
    Easy to Start
  • 9
    Web-scale
  • 8
    Widely used
  • 8
    Elastic
  • 7
    Node.js API
  • 4
    Industry Standard
  • 3
    Lots of configuration options
  • 2
    GPU instances
  • 1
    Amazing for individuals
  • 1
    Extremely simple to use
  • 1
    All the Open Source CLI tools you could want.
  • 1
    Simpler to understand and learn
  • 559
    Great value for money
  • 364
    Simple dashboard
  • 361
    Good pricing
  • 300
    Ssds
  • 249
    Nice ui
  • 192
    Easy configuration
  • 155
    Great documentation
  • 138
    Ssh access
  • 135
    Great community
  • 24
    Ubuntu
  • 13
    Docker
  • 12
    IPv6 support
  • 10
    Private networking
  • 8
    99.99% uptime SLA
  • 7
    Simple API
  • 7
    Great tutorials
  • 6
    55 Second Provisioning
  • 5
    One Click Applications
  • 4
    Dokku
  • 4
    Node.js
  • 4
    Debian
  • 4
    CoreOS
  • 4
    LAMP
  • 3
    LEMP
  • 3
    Ghost
  • 3
    Simple Control Panel
  • 3
    Word Press
  • 3
    1Gb/sec Servers
  • 2
    Quick and no nonsense service
  • 2
    Speed
  • 2
    Mean
  • 2
    Hex Core machines with dedicated ECC Ram and RAID SSD s
  • 2
    Django
  • 2
    Runs CoreOS
  • 2
    Good Tutorials
  • 2
    GitLab
  • 2
    Ruby on Rails
  • 1
    CentOS
  • 1
    Spaces
  • 1
    KVM Virtualization
  • 1
    Amazing Hardware
  • 1
    Transfer Globally
  • 1
    Fedora
  • 1
    FreeBSD
  • 1
    Drupal
  • 1
    FreeBSD Amp
  • 1
    Magento
  • 1
    ownCloud
  • 1
    RedMine
  • 1
    My go to server provider
  • 1
    Ease and simplicity
  • 1
    Nice
  • 1
    Find it superfitting with my requirements (SSD, ssh.
  • 1
    Easy Setup
  • 1
    Cheap
  • 1
    Static IP
  • 1
    It's the easiest to get started for small projects
  • 1
    Automatic Backup
  • 1
    Great support
  • 1
    Quick and easy to set up
  • 1
    Servers on demand - literally
  • 1
    Reliability
  • 0
    Variety of services
  • 0
    Managed Kubernetes
  • 4
    Powerful, flexible
  • 3
    No bullshit
  • 2
    SSH root access
  • 1
    Own network
  • 1
    Flexible pricing
  • 1
    Easy to scale
  • 1
    Activity monitoring
  • 1
    Free inbound traffic
  • 1
    Free support
  • 1
    Fast creation
  • 1
    Reliable
  • 1
    Scalable

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Cons of Amazon EC2
Cons of DigitalOcean
Cons of Gandi
  • 13
    Ui could use a lot of work
  • 6
    High learning curve when compared to PaaS
  • 3
    Extremely poor CPU performance
  • 3
    Pricing
  • 3
    No live support chat
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    What is Amazon EC2?

    It is a web service that provides resizable compute capacity in the cloud. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers.

    What is 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.

    What is Gandi?

    Gandi VPS Cloud Hosting offers you a flexible server with dedicated resources. The VPS virtualization is made possible by Xen technology.

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      What are some alternatives to Amazon EC2, DigitalOcean, and Gandi?
      Amazon LightSail
      Everything you need to jumpstart your project on AWS—compute, storage, and networking—for a low, predictable price. Launch a virtual private server with just a few clicks.
      Amazon S3
      Amazon Simple Storage Service provides a fully redundant data storage infrastructure for storing and retrieving any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web
      Amazon EC2 Container Service
      Amazon EC2 Container Service lets you launch and stop container-enabled applications with simple API calls, allows you to query the state of your cluster from a centralized service, and gives you access to many familiar Amazon EC2 features like security groups, EBS volumes and IAM roles.
      Beanstalk
      A single process to commit code, review with the team, and deploy the final result to your customers.
      Microsoft Azure
      Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform that enables you to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. You can build applications using any language, tool or framework. And you can integrate your public cloud applications with your existing IT environment.
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