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What is 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.

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 Google Compute Engine?

Google Compute Engine is a service that provides virtual machines that run on Google infrastructure. Google Compute Engine offers scale, performance, and value that allows you to easily launch large compute clusters on Google's infrastructure. There are no upfront investments and you can run up to thousands of virtual CPUs on a system that has been designed from the ground up to be fast, and to offer strong consistency of performance.
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      What are some alternatives to Amazon LightSail, DigitalOcean, and Google Compute Engine?
      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.
      GoDaddy
      Go Daddy makes registering Domain Names fast, simple, and affordable
      Linode
      Get a server running in minutes with your choice of Linux distro, resources, and node location.
      Heroku
      Heroku is a cloud application platform – a new way of building and deploying web apps. Heroku lets app developers spend 100% of their time on their application code, not managing servers, deployment, ongoing operations, or scaling.
      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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      Review ofDigitalOceanDigitalOcean

      I started using DigitalOcean back in January to host a Ghost blog. I was a little worried at first because I didn't have too much experience setting up servers. There was always the option of a full service company that does all the work for you, but the point was that I wanted more control for the purpose of learning. And, learning turned out to be really easy thanks to the great community at DigitalOcean. There are tutorials for just about anything. It has been an amazing learning experience, and now I'm looking forward to hosting more complex projects here. I already have a couple in the works for the near future. I highly recommend it.

      I can't rate the Support great or bad, as I haven't really had a need to contact them yet. But everything else has been excellent so far.

      Review ofDigitalOceanDigitalOcean

      I am a freelancer and a researcher. I have had tried a lot of hosting services over the years. But DIgitalOcean stands out from the rest for its pricing. Its just five dollar a month for a basic node.

      And the other reason for loving Digital Ocean is that they support Docker. It you buy a VPS machine, chances are that docker support wont be available as with PV or hypervisor, docker need some extra config.

      So far I am loving DO :-)

      Review ofGoogle Compute EngineGoogle Compute Engine
      • I use Google Compute Engine instances as flexible, reproducible infrastructure that scale with my data science tasks.

      • Between Google Cloud and Amazon Web Services, I chose Google Cloud for its intuitive UI. SSH within the browser is very convenient.

      • Related blog post with example usage: Running an IPython Notebook on Google Compute Engine from Chrome

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      Review ofDigitalOceanDigitalOcean

      I use DigitalOcean for testing or hosting my apps. You can set up an Ubuntu server in less than a minute. There are also one-click-install apps, so I don't have to install e.g. the LAMP stack myself. The dashboard has a really easy UI and is easy to use. The costs begin at 5 bucks per month. Also DigitalOcean has a great support and an adorable community. They have a great support page with hundreds of tutorials.

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      Samuel Harrold uses Google Compute EngineGoogle Compute Engine
      • I use Google Compute Engine instances as flexible, reproducible infrastructure that scales with my data science tasks.
      • Between Google Cloud and Amazon Web Services, I chose Google Cloud for its intuitive UI. SSH within the browser is very convenient.
      • Related blog post with example usage: Running an IPython Notebook on Google Compute Engine from Chrome
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      Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt) uses DigitalOceanDigitalOcean

      DigitalOcean offers us everything we need to test out specific scenarios or we expect from small-servers like our monitoring-system. We also use digital-ocean in long-term and are very satisfied with their performance and scalability.

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      Cyrus Stoller uses DigitalOceanDigitalOcean

      Because I like having more control of my deployment, I am currently hosting this on DigitalOcean. I don't need to worry about arbitrary row limits and I can be sure that the app is always running.

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      Chris Saylor uses DigitalOceanDigitalOcean

      We use DigitalOcean to host our build tools (namely Drone.io) for a cheap CI and CD server.

      We'll be using this to host the server application during alpha phase.

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      ahamilton9 uses DigitalOceanDigitalOcean

      Been hosting with them for a while now. Never had an issue, great support, great docs: can't beat 'em. Though I'd probably move to AWS for large scale projects.

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      Casey Smith uses Google Compute EngineGoogle Compute Engine

      Infrastructure for Google App Engine, Google Cloud Endpoints, Memcached, and Google Cloud SQL components, as well as Git repository and Jenkins CI server.

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      Alexis Tyler uses DigitalOceanDigitalOcean

      DigitalOcean is the backbone for the whole stack. Without its cheap pricing and easy scalability this whole project wouldn't be possible.

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      BitBank uses Google Compute EngineGoogle Compute Engine

      Compute engine is used to run our live forecaster and cron jobs

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      Jonathan Fries uses Google Compute EngineGoogle Compute Engine

      Ghost runs on a VM from Google Compute Engine.

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      Partners in School Innovation uses Google Compute EngineGoogle Compute Engine

      Hosting our Bitnami PSQL instance

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