There are many cloud hosting providers. Here, we will compare the most popular cloud hosting providers (Linode, DigitalOcean, and Vultr) in terms of pricing, scalability, and stability.
When it comes to cost-effective VPS providers, Linode, DigitalOcean, and Vultr are the most popular infrastructures around. These three offer a seamless hosting experience.
Benefits of Cloud Hosting and VPS over Shared Hosting
Cloud hosting is a better option than shared hosting if you experience high traffic or if you need more security features. It is better for e-commerce businesses or businesses with high traffic demands.
VPS hosting is mainly used by people who have websites with high traffic, and also those who require servers with custom needs according to their own requirements. It is more secure, flexible, and reliable when compared to shared hosting. Also, It offers more control as compared to shared hosting. And, the speed of a VPS hosting depends on server quality, the way you optimize it, and also on the resources that you purchase.
When it comes to the scalability of your VPS, DigitalOcean offers the easiest way to do so. Each of the VPS provides KVM virtualization which improves flexibility. KVM enables concurrent running of virtual machines on the same server and using the same network card and graphics adapter.
In short, KVM enables VPS to scale. You can add more resources to your build. All three of these enable you to add more CPUs, disk space, and RAMs.
DigitalOcean: DigitalOcean’s infrastructure is highly robust with great scalability and rapid provisioning. This makes their service one of the most reliable out there. According to their website, they offer an uptime of 99.99%.
Linode: Just like DigitalOcean, Linode offers excellent uptime. They provide a guarantee of 99.99% uptime which is the standard set by other players in the market. Also, if users experience a significant amount of downtime, Linode offers a pro-rata credit on the downtime.
Vultr: Vultr doesn’t have a great reputation in the market when it comes to stability. First of all, they only guarantee an uptime of 99.95% while other players aim for 99.99%. They do not provide the best uptime. Also, you may need to restart their $3.50 plan occasionally due to its server resource limitations. If your business depends heavily on uptime, you should check other VPS hosting providers out there including DigitalOcean and Linode.
Here, we compare the lowest plan which you can get in all the three providers. Vultr also has a $2.50 plan, but it does not include an IPv4 address by default.
|Host||Price (per month)||RAM||Storage (SSD)||Bandwidth||CPU Cores|
|Linode||$5||1 GB||25 GB||1 TB||1|
|Vultr||$3.50||512 MB||10 GB||500 GB||1|
|DigitalOcean||$5||1 GB||25 GB||1 TB||1|