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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 FireHost?

FireHost offers the most comprehensive fully managed cloud infrastructure-as-a-service available today, built specifically for the needs of companies governed by PCI and HIPAA compliance regulations. Some of the largest healthcare, payments and SaaS companies in the world subscribe to FireHost’s secure cloud to ensure their data is safe and always available.

What is Rackspace Cloud Servers?

Cloud Servers is based on OpenStack, the open and scalable operating system for building public and private clouds. With the open cloud, you get reliable cloud hosting, without locking your data into one proprietary platform.
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        What are some alternatives to DigitalOcean, FireHost, and Rackspace Cloud Servers?
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        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.
        Amazon EC2
        It is a web service that provides resizable compute capacity in the cloud. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers.
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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 :-)

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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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        Review ofRackspace Cloud ServersRackspace Cloud Servers

        Rackspace plays nice with Windows Server 2013. It is the most customizable platform I have worked with so far and the closest to running a private server. The dev tools are great and if you want to work in a familiar environment with as much customizability as you want this is the right server for you.

        How developers use DigitalOcean, FireHost, and Rackspace Cloud Servers
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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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        Refractal uses Rackspace Cloud ServersRackspace Cloud Servers

        For our cloud infrastructure, I cannot recommend Rackspace higher. They have consistently knocked it out of the park for us, especially in terms of direct support and help even beyond the call of duty.

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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 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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        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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        Blue Shell Games uses Rackspace Cloud ServersRackspace Cloud Servers

        Our hosting partner for four years running. Rackspace continually evolves to meet their customers' needs.

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        Publitory uses Rackspace Cloud ServersRackspace Cloud Servers

        Content is distributed via Rackspace CDN for faster file access

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        Aspire uses Rackspace Cloud ServersRackspace Cloud Servers

        Cloud host for our platform and public-facing sites.

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        HomeActions uses Rackspace Cloud ServersRackspace Cloud Servers

        We use Rackspace for our CDN for all assets.

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