OVH vs Packet: What are the differences?
OVH: Dedicated infrastructure for your business. Hundreds of new servers are installed in our 12 datacenters everyday. For our clients, this guarantees bare-metal resources accessible in less than an hour, and the liberty to use it to rollout the software of their choice. The many functions available on our dedicated servers allow our clients to manage their infrastructure autonomously; Packet: The Leading Bare Metal Cloud for Developers. Deploy screaming fast dedicated servers in under 10 minutes via portal, API, or common cloud orchestration tools. No hypervisor, modern IPv6 network, and hourly pricing.
OVH can be classified as a tool in the "Dedicated Cloud Hosting" category, while Packet is grouped under "Cloud Hosting".
Some of the features offered by OVH are:
- Delivery of servers in less than an hour 24/7/365
- Full user control
- Guaranteed bandwidth
On the other hand, Packet provides the following key features:
- Premium configs, always available
- Fully dedicated, no hypervisors
- Deploy in less than 10 minutes
"Cost effective" is the primary reason why developers consider OVH over the competitors, whereas "Great performance" was stated as the key factor in picking Packet.
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We use Hetzner Online AG since the inception of our business, because of the great prices, marvelous support and great interface (especially the new cloud interface). Other options that we tested are DigitalOcean (was more expensive than the new hetzner cloud and didn't offer "huge" dedicated servers), @Vultr (about the same issue as with DigitalOcean , although the prices were better), OVH (Prices, old interface, no "tiny" packages and [at least back at the day] only monthly payment) and Living Bots (Only dedicated servers, too expensive for our needs).
Hetzner offered the best spectrum of servers and has great prices and REALLY great prices in the server auctions.
We use OVH to host the majority of our servers spread across the globe. This allows us to have a single point of contact for our main hosting when issues arise as well as giving us the ability to quickly failover servers when needed. OVH also helps us by keeping the price we pay for servers down therefore keeping the fees on our products themselves down.
The majority of our dedicated servers are hosted with OVH, due to their competitive pricing, easy to use control panels and quick on-site support options.