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Cloudways vs DigitalOcean: What are the differences?

What is Cloudways ? Your Managed Cloud Hosting Platform. A platform that facilitates choice, simplicity and performance. All this is backed by caring expert support so that you stay focused on what you do best, win as an individual and succeed as a business.

What is DigitalOcean? Deploy an SSD cloud server in less than 55 seconds with a dedicated IP and root access. 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.

Cloudways and DigitalOcean can be categorized as "Cloud Hosting" tools.

Decisions about Cloudways and DigitalOcean
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DigitalOcean was where I began; its USD5/month is extremely competitive and the overall experience as highly user-friendly.

However, their offerings were lacking and integrating with other resources I had on AWS was getting more costly (due to transfer costs on AWS). Eventually I moved the entire project off DO's Droplets and onto AWS's EC2.

One may initially find the cost (w/o free tier) and interface of AWS daunting however with good planning you can achieve highly cost-efficient systems with savings plans, spot instances, etcetera.

Do not dive into AWS head-first! Seriously, don't. Stand back and read pricing documentation thoroughly. You can, not to the fault of AWS, easily go way overbudget. Your first action upon getting your AWS account should be to set up billing alarms for estimated and current bill totals.

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Pros of Cloudways
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      Great value for money
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      Simple dashboard
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      Good pricing
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      Ssds
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      Nice ui
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      Easy configuration
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      Great documentation
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      Ssh access
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      Great community
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      Ubuntu
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      Docker
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      IPv6 support
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      Private networking
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      99.99% uptime SLA
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      Great tutorials
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      Simple API
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      55 Second Provisioning
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      One Click Applications
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      Dokku
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      1Gb/sec Servers
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      Simple Control Panel
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      Runs CoreOS
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      Mean
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      Speed
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      Quick and no nonsense service
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      Good Tutorials
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      Ruby on Rails
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      Hex Core machines with dedicated ECC Ram and RAID SSD s
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      Spaces
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      My go to server provider
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      Ease and simplicity
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      Nice
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      Find it superfitting with my requirements (SSD, ssh.
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      Easy Setup
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      Transfer Globally
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      Drupal
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      FreeBSD Amp
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      Amazing Hardware
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      Fedora
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      FreeBSD
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      Cheap
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      Static IP
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      It's the easiest to get started for small projects
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      Automatic Backup
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      Great support
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      Quick and easy to set up
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      Servers on demand - literally
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      Reliability
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      Variety of services
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      Managed Kubernetes

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        Pricing
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        No live support chat

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      What is Cloudways ?

      A platform that facilitates choice, simplicity and performance. All this is backed by caring expert support so that you stay focused on what you do best, win as an individual and succeed as a business.

      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.

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