DigitalOcean vs. Google Compute Engine vs. Linode



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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 Linode?

Get a server running in minutes with your choice of Linux distro, resources, and node location.

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Why do developers choose DigitalOcean?
Why do you like DigitalOcean?

Why do developers choose Google Compute Engine?
Why do you like Google Compute Engine?

Why do developers choose Linode?
Why do you like Linode?

What are the cons of using DigitalOcean?
Downsides of DigitalOcean?

What are the cons of using Google Compute Engine?
No Cons submitted yet for Google Compute Engine
Downsides of Google Compute Engine?

What are the cons of using Linode?
Downsides of Linode?

How much does DigitalOcean cost?
DigitalOcean Pricing
How much does Google Compute Engine cost?
How much does Linode cost?
Linode Pricing
What companies use DigitalOcean?
1165 companies on StackShare use DigitalOcean
What companies use Google Compute Engine?
724 companies on StackShare use Google Compute Engine
What companies use Linode?
150 companies on StackShare use Linode
What tools integrate with DigitalOcean?
32 tools on StackShare integrate with DigitalOcean
What tools integrate with Google Compute Engine?
43 tools on StackShare integrate with Google Compute Engine
What tools integrate with Linode?
7 tools on StackShare integrate with Linode

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

  • 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.
  • Rackspace Cloud Servers - Powerful Linux and Windows servers in minutes
  • Scaleway - BareMetal SSD cloud servers

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