DigitalOcean vs. Google Compute Engine vs. Amazon LightSail

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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.

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.
Why do developers choose DigitalOcean?
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Why do developers choose Google Compute Engine?
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Why do developers choose Amazon LightSail?
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What are the cons of using DigitalOcean?
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What are the cons of using Google Compute Engine?
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What are the cons of using Amazon LightSail?
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How much does DigitalOcean cost?
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What companies use DigitalOcean?
1194 companies on StackShare use DigitalOcean
What companies use Google Compute Engine?
744 companies on StackShare use Google Compute Engine
What companies use Amazon LightSail?
6 companies on StackShare use Amazon LightSail
What tools integrate with DigitalOcean?
34 tools on StackShare integrate with DigitalOcean
What tools integrate with Google Compute Engine?
45 tools on StackShare integrate with Google Compute Engine
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to DigitalOcean, Google Compute Engine, and Amazon LightSail?

  • Amazon EC2 - Scalable, pay-as-you-go compute capacity in the cloud.
  • Microsoft Azure - Integrated cloud services and infrastructure to support computing, database, analytics, mobile, and web scenarios.
  • Linode - Deploy and Manage Linux Virtual Servers in the Linode Cloud.
  • Rackspace Cloud Servers - Powerful Linux and Windows servers in minutes

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