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DigitalOcean Alternatives

DigitalOcean is described as 'Deploy, manage, and scale cloud applications faster and more efficiently on DigitalOcean. We make managing infrastructure easy for teams and businesses, whether you’re running one virtual machine or ten thousand' and is a very popular Web Hosting service in the online services category. There are more than 100 alternatives to DigitalOcean for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Linux, Windows, Mac and Android. The best alternative is Vultr. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Vercel or OnWorks. Other great apps like DigitalOcean are Linode, Scaleway, Hetzner and Amazon Web Services.

DigitalOcean alternatives are mainly Web Hosting Services but may also be Cloud Computing Services or Cloud Hosting Services. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of DigitalOcean.
This page was last updated Jun 8, 2022
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  1. Vultr

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online

    Vultr, founded in 2014, is on a mission to empower developers and businesses by simplifying the deployment of infrastructure via its advanced cloud platform.

    Vultr vs DigitalOcean opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Vultr is a great alternative to DigitalOcean.

    Same price, nice and simple interface, more powerful cpus

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    macroTbeast

    It includes everything that vultr has, but the only downside is that snapshots costs in digitalocean while in vultr it does not. Otherwise, same price, simple interface and hourly billing.

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    Probably the main competitor to DigitalOcean, very similar in all possible aspects but offers some more locations and better infrastructure as the company is younger and smaller than DigitalOcean. The best alternative without doubt.

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  2. Linode’s cloud computing platform was launched in 2003, to accelerate innovation by making Linux virtual machines simple, affordable, and accessible to all.

    Linode vs DigitalOcean opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Linode is a great alternative to DigitalOcean.
    per_svensson

    Better support that actually gives you time to solve potential issues with your servers instead of silently throwing you out. So if you don't like to play Russian roulette with your business, choose Linode over Digitalocean.

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    One of the most similar alternatives, just like Vultr.

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  3. Scaleway

    • Linux
    • Online

    Manage Your Infrastructure at Scale. Build your cloud infrastructure in seconds.

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    Scaleway vs DigitalOcean opinions
    Most users think Scaleway is a great alternative to DigitalOcean.
    Magnus_Lind

    Their servers are cheap, but stay away from the ARMv7 servers tho as they're unstable. Also, beware of the strange IPv6 implementation which assigns a new IPv6 address to your server on every reboot.

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    A smaller provider focusing on 'physicalisation' in oppose to 'virtualisation'. Basically dedicated servers with the same flexibility as a cloud VPS. A great concept that offers true dedicated performance for a really great price.

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  4. Hetzner

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online

    Hetzner Online is a professional web hosting provider and experienced data center operator. Since 1997 the company has provided private and business clients with high-performance hosting products as well as the necessary infrastructure for the efficient operation of websites.

    Almost everyone thinks Hetzner is a great alternative to DigitalOcean.
  5. Amazon Web Services

    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    In 2006, Amazon Web Services LLC (“AWS”), an Amazon.com company, officially began offering developer customers access to in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon's own back-end technology platform.

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  6. Microsoft Azure

    • Online
    • Android
    • Android Tablet

    Microsoft Azure and SQL Azure enable you to build, host and scale applications in Microsoft datacenters.

  7. Cloudways provides managed hosting platform for deploying popular PHP based applications on infrastructure hosting in just a few clicks. It is affordable, you can configure the server as per your requirement and scale up later as and when needed.

    Cloudways vs DigitalOcean opinions
    Some users think Cloudways is a great alternative to DigitalOcean, some don't.
    darknight

    Cloudways platform makes it quick and easy to host on DigitalOcean or other cloud hosting.

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    nicholasporison

    One of the best hosting platform

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    per_svensson

    If you want someone to hold your hand while configuring your server, just hire an IT consultant. They charge per hour and be happy to help, always. Cloudways offers their fixed support prices of either $100/mo or $500/mo (after tripling the price on Digitalocean, Vultr and Amazon servers), if they consider you to not be profitable enough, then you can forget any further help.

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    Not really an alternative as it's managed while Digitalocean is unmanaged, it also utilize Digitalocean datacenters and charge you three times as much as Digitalocean. Might be useful to some people but probably not to those seeking alternatives to Digitalocean.

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    Resells DigitalOcean products but denies fundamental features like 'root' login etc..

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    furqan_rizwan

    Their managed cloud hosting is perfect for non tech savvy ! i really admire their support team!

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  8. Vercel

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • GitHub Gist
    • npm

    Deploy to the most powerful serverless platform in the world with just one command.

  9. Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) is a web service that provides resizable compute capacity in the cloud. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers.

    Most users think Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud is a great alternative to DigitalOcean.
  10. OVH

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    OVH provides all server solutions, whether it be cloud computing, VPS or a dedicated server. OVH under its brand name sells high end servers, mid-range servers by the brand name 'So You Start' and low-end under the brand name 'Kimsufi'.

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