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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 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.
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.
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DigitalOcean is an amazing community
March 31, 2014 07:04
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.
Its the best among the lot
July 09, 2014 12:37
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 :-)
February 20, 2015 09:13
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.
Azure for mobile dev
April 06, 2014 10:25
Windows Azure is more difficult to configure than some other cloud based technologies, however, it makes up for it with the incredible integrations and ease of development on mobile platforms (Android, iOS and of course Windows Phone).
The Azure Web Sites is a PaaS that is very easy to setup and is pretty powerful.
If you want VMs you can have them and even program when they come online.
There are tons of ways to use this service and there are a lot of free things you can get in order to try it out. The only downside is that you have to learn a new, although very powerful, platform.
Useful to me as a data scientist
March 23, 2016 17:23
I use Google Compute Engine instances as flexible, reproducible infrastructure that scale with my data science tasks.
Between Google Cloud and Amazon Web Services, I chose Google Cloud for its intuitive UI. SSH within the browser is very convenient.
Related blog post with example usage: Running an IPython Notebook on Google Compute Engine from Chrome
cyrusstoller uses DigitalOcean
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.
ahamilton9 uses DigitalOcean
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.
Blue Shell Games uses DigitalOcean
Dirt cheap bandwidth + global network + varnish = cheapest CDN on the Internets.
wnda uses DigitalOcean
Cheap-as-chips, quick-to-deploy, scalable/performant virtual servers for hosting. No brainer.
novarac23 uses DigitalOcean
Good for deploying apps where you want total control over everything. You need to have DevOps and SysAdmin skills tough.
danlangford uses DigitalOcean
$5/mo server with no extra charge for custom domain or custom SSL certs.
cjsaylor uses DigitalOcean
We use DigitalOcean to host our build tools (namely Drone.io) for a cheap CI and CD server.
We'll be using this to host the server application during alpha phase.
Yaakov-Belch uses DigitalOcean
Now, all my virtual machines are digital ocean droplets: easy to create, clone and destroy. SSD-fast. Affordable.
hellstad uses DigitalOcean
Better performance for your $$$ than EC2, no nasty surprise traffic fees when you're bootstrapped.
toolmantim uses DigitalOcean
A small droplet using the one-click Ubuntu+Docker supported the Buildkite agent for CI testing via Docker Compose.
aleccunningham uses DigitalOcean
Easy to use Droplets on DigitalOcean allow me to take snapshots of my deployed application, and is used as my main cloud host.
OmgImAlexis uses DigitalOcean
DigitalOcean is the backbone for the whole stack. Without its cheap pricing and easy scalability this whole project wouldn't be possible.
Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt) uses DigitalOcean
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.
SaberEsPoder uses DigitalOcean
We run a Blazer instance for all reporting needs; it has its own DigitalOcean droplet and is deployed automatically through mina.
kfancy uses DigitalOcean
DO's server management tools are quite easy and get me up and running quickly and then gets out of my way. Great pricing and SSD.
kycfeel uses DigitalOcean
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Dynamictivity uses DigitalOcean
We have a couple of hosts over in DO for disaster recovery purposes.
JimmyCode uses DigitalOcean
High performance SSD and reliable servers. As our underlying system. Operating budget.
Hndhld uses DigitalOcean
Benchmarks and load tests, as well as reliability, made DigitalOcean the best match for Hndhld's infrastructure.
Seen on Set uses Microsoft Azure
The Seen on Set website is hosted with Azure. We use SQL Azure for structured data persistence and Azure Web Apps is used to host the main web application.
thibmaek uses Microsoft Azure
Azure is used for deploying the bot to the cloud as a fallback to hardware device deployment.
PSESD uses Microsoft Azure
We currently host PRS and EARS on Azure as they are .Net apps, but we are currently porting these services to Scala and will be hosting them on Heroku with the other P2 SRX services.
heat uses Microsoft Azure
Serviço utilizado para deploy de toda a infraestrutura do projeto. Colocamos todas as peças do serviço no azure, garantindo uma forma rápida e garantia de escalibilidade.
Curabase uses Microsoft Azure
We are using virtual machines and now Kubernetes via their ACS (Azure Container Service) to make it scalable and highly available.
nickdecooman uses Microsoft Azure
Experience with the IoT Hub and the Azure Event bus. Also using Azure as storage provider for personal backup system.
SquadronROE uses Microsoft Azure
Blackbaud makes use of Azure and my current job is with Blackbaud. Therefore, due to the free credit and the ability to reuse tools, I rely on Azure quite a bit.
danielkovacs uses Microsoft Azure
My favourite cloud with all the great tools - web apps, mobile apps, storages, easy tables, blobs, app insights, cosmos DB... I think it is really usable and ergonomic. Plus point for mobile app.
csmith932 uses Google Compute Engine
Infrastructure for Google App Engine, Google Cloud Endpoints, Memcached, and Google Cloud SQL components, as well as Git repository and Jenkins CI server.
stharrold uses Google Compute Engine