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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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Amazon EC2

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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Ookma Kyi

I chose DigitalOcean because their pricing is very fair. Their tech support is very quick to respond to any inquiries you may have. They also have a community of developer who are more then happy to help you with any non-account issues you may have.

The drawbacks of this decision are their managed services can be quite pricey at $15/mo extra for a MySQL database.

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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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      What are some alternatives to Cloudways and DigitalOcean?
      ServerPilot
      It is a SaaS platform for hosting PHP websites on Ubuntu servers. You can think of it as a modern, centralized hosting control panel. Manage all servers and sites through a single control panel or automate using our API.
      Runcloud
      SaaS based PHP cloud server control panel. Support Digital Ocean, Linode, AWS, Vultr, Azure and other custom VPS. GIT deployment webhook and easiest control panel to manage Laravel, Cake, Symphony or WordPress.
      Kinsta
      They provide high performance hosting on Google Apps servers, which means your site runs on the same infrastructure as Google
      SiteGround
      It is a web hosting company and reports servicing more than 1,800,000 domains worldwide. It provides shared hosting, cloud hosting and dedicated servers as well as email hosting and domain registration
      Laravel Forge
      Provision, host, and deploy PHP applications on AWS, DigitalOcean, and Linode.
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