Virtual Private Servers are technological term given to cloud networking through virtual servers. There are many companies in the market that offer VPS. However, each company varies from its counterpart in various fields. In this walk through, we’ll explain how
DigitalOcean Fares against its tough competitor – Vultr
Note: The comparison is based upon the minimum rates offered by respective companies. Each VPS has the following services on offer:
The amount of memory a server requires depends directly upon the traffic the website faces at a particular instant.
DigitalOcean offers its users 512 MB of space. Though this space is enough for normal websites, websites that face heavy traffic won’t be able to manage in this restriction.
Vultr on the other hand offers 512MB of memory to its users. This minimizes the problem website admins sometimes face when a huge influx of internet traffic occurs.
Like your computer, a VPS also requires a processor. A processor deals with how quickly a process completes itself. In simpler terms, better the processor, quicker will be the response rate.
DigitalOcean and Vultr both offer 1 core to their customers. As mentioned above, this is enough for a website that has a limited number of users.
As the term suggests, it is the basically the total amount of website’s data one can store in the server. If there is a large website that has too much information, a server with high storage should be chosen
DigitalOcean offers its customers 20GB of storage. This storage is in the form of Solid State Drive or a SSD. Anyone who has good knowledge of computers would know SSD are better than HDD.
Vultr offers their customers 20GB of SSD storage.
VPS companies set a monthly limit of some amount. That means that the traffic can upload and download data from the website. The sum of uploads and downloads made by all the users is termed under Transfer. However, if a website runs out of its transfer limit, then the admin of the website is charged extra.
DigitalOcean offers their customers 1TB or 1024 GB of transfer limit. They charge 0.02$/GB if the current transfer limit exceeds.
Vultr on the other hand offers their customer 1000GB of transfer limit.
Probably the most important factor, pricing is different for both the companies. The basic package of DigitalOcean starts at 5$/Month. If users want to use an hourly rate, then can do so which starts at 0.007$/hour.
The basic package of Vultr starts at 2.50$/month. The hourly rate of Vultr is quite low- 0.004$/hour.
Pros of Choosing Vultr:
- Cheap Rates
- Intel Core CPUs
- Easy Backup and Restore Process
Cons of Choosing Vultr:
- Support Structure is weak
- If a website’s experiences heavy traffic, the 10$ plan is best.
Pros of Choosing DigitalOcean:
- A dedicated community of developers makes sure that problems are solved quickly.
- Floating IP’s.
- Datacenters located across the globe.
- Cons of Choosing DigitalOcean
- They don’t offer Windows Servers.
- Prone to complete date loss.
If the website is well established and has regular high traffic, then opting for Vultr is best. However, for small scaled websites, DigitalOcean is a better option. Also, if the user is less experienced in Web Dev (or is a relatively new beginner) then DigitalOcean is a better option.