Amazon EC2 vs. DigitalOcean vs. Rackspace Cloud Servers

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Description

What is Amazon EC2?

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) 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 Rackspace Cloud Servers?

Cloud Servers is based on OpenStack, the open and scalable operating system for building public and private clouds. With the open cloud, you get reliable cloud hosting, without locking your data into one proprietary platform.

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Why do developers choose Amazon EC2?
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    Why do developers choose DigitalOcean?
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    Why do developers choose Rackspace Cloud Servers?
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    Cons

    What are the cons of using Amazon EC2?
    Downsides of Amazon EC2?

    What are the cons of using DigitalOcean?
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    What are the cons of using Rackspace Cloud Servers?
    No Cons submitted yet for Rackspace Cloud Servers
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    Pricing

    How much does Amazon EC2 cost?
    Amazon EC2 Pricing
    How much does DigitalOcean cost?
    DigitalOcean Pricing
    How much does Rackspace Cloud Servers cost?
    Rackspace Cloud Servers Pricing

    Companies

    What companies use Amazon EC2?
    3216 companies on StackShare use Amazon EC2
    What companies use DigitalOcean?
    795 companies on StackShare use DigitalOcean
    What companies use Rackspace Cloud Servers?
    108 companies on StackShare use Rackspace Cloud Servers

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Amazon EC2?
    79 tools on StackShare integrate with Amazon EC2
    What tools integrate with DigitalOcean?
    28 tools on StackShare integrate with DigitalOcean
    What tools integrate with Rackspace Cloud Servers?
    32 tools on StackShare integrate with Rackspace Cloud Servers

    What are some alternatives to Amazon EC2, DigitalOcean, and Rackspace Cloud Servers?

    • Microsoft Azure - Integrated cloud services and infrastructure to support computing, database, analytics, mobile, and web scenarios.
    • Google Compute Engine - Run large-scale workloads on virtual machines hosted on Google's infrastructure.
    • Linode - Deploy and Manage Linux Virtual Servers in the Linode Cloud.
    • Scaleway - BareMetal SSD cloud servers

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