AppScale vs octohost: What are the differences?
What is AppScale? An open source implementation of Google App Engine. Run your applications in any cloud- public, private or hybrid. AppScale is a platform that allows users to deploy applications developed using the Google App Engine APIs over Amazon EC2, Rackspace, Google Compute Engine, Eucalyptus, Openstack, CloudStack, as well as KVM and VirtualBox.
What is octohost? Simple web focused Dockerfile based PaaS server. octohost helps you host any web site by adding a Dockerfile to your app's source repository.
AppScale and octohost can be categorized as "Platform as a Service" tools.
Some of the features offered by AppScale are:
- UI & Dashboard
- Manage Apps, Machines, and Logs
- Automated Data Persistence
On the other hand, octohost provides the following key features:
- Uses Dockerfiles rather than Procfiles
- More than 10 languages supported already, and many frameworks
- Support for Amazon, Digital Ocean, Rackspace
AppScale and octohost are both open source tools. It seems that AppScale with 2.39K GitHub stars and 273 forks on GitHub has more adoption than octohost with 444 GitHub stars and 32 GitHub forks.