octohost vs Pivotal Web Services (PWS): What are the differences?
What is octohost? Simple web focused Dockerfile based PaaS server. octohost helps you host any web site by adding a Dockerfile to your app's source repository.
What is Pivotal Web Services (PWS)? Deploy, Update and Scale Applications On-Demand. Pivotal Web Services is a public cloud version of the widely supported Open Source Cloud Foundry PaaS. PWS makes is an ideal platform for the rapid deployment, easy scaling and binding of third party apps for Java, PHP, Ruby, GO and Python apps. Focus on apps not dev ops.
octohost and Pivotal Web Services (PWS) can be categorized as "Platform as a Service" tools.
Some of the features offered by octohost are:
- Uses Dockerfiles rather than Procfiles
- More than 10 languages supported already, and many frameworks
- Support for Amazon, Digital Ocean, Rackspace
On the other hand, Pivotal Web Services (PWS) provides the following key features:
- Marketplace for 3rd party services
- Cloud Foundry Support
- Easy Deployment
octohost is an open source tool with 444 GitHub stars and 32 GitHub forks. Here's a link to octohost's open source repository on GitHub.