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Is DigitalOcean better?

Last updated on September 25, 2022 @ 1:25 pm

In this article, we are going to compare and contrast the two leading cloud computing providers, DigitalOcean and Amazon Web Services (AWS). We will explore the following topics:

1. Cost

2. Availability

3. Security

4. Support

5. Overall quality

DigitalOcean vs AWS: Cost

DigitalOcean is significantly cheaper than AWS. For a single server instance with 1GB of memory and a single SSD disk, you can purchase a DigitalOcean instance for $5/month. That same instance on AWS costs $60/month.

Additionally, DigitalOcean offers a free 1GB of storage. This means that you can create a barebones server with DigitalOcean for significantly less than the cost of an equivalent AWS instance.

DigitalOcean vs AWS: Availability

Both DigitalOcean and AWS are capable of providing 99.9% uptime. However, DigitalOcean offers a slightly higher availability guarantee at 99.95%.

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This is because DigitalOcean has a fleet of more reliable servers. AWS also offers a higher availability guarantee, but it is not as high as DigitalOcean’s.

DigitalOcean vs AWS: Security

DigitalOcean is significantly more secure than AWS. For example, AWS does not encrypt your data at rest. This means that your data is vulnerable to theft if it is stolen while it is on AWS’s systems. Additionally, AWS does not support two-factor authentication.

This means that your account can be compromised if someone has your login credentials. DigitalOcean supports two-factor authentication, which makes your account more secure.

DigitalOcean vs AWS: Support

DigitalOcean offers more support options than AWS. For example, DigitalOcean offers a support chat feature that allows you to communicate with a support representative in real time. AWS does not offer a support chat feature.

Additionally, DigitalOcean offers a support ticket system that allows you to track the status of your support request. AWS does not offer a support ticket system.

DigitalOcean vs AWS: Overall quality

Overall, we think that DigitalOcean is better than AWS. DigitalOcean is cheaper, more available, and more secure.

Additionally, DigitalOcean offers more support options than AWS.

Dale Leydon

Dale Leydon

Sysadmin turned Javascript developer. Owner of 20+ apps graveyard, and a couple of successful ones.