Welcome to part one of what will be a multi part series of reviews on cloud server providers. When we talk about cloud providers many people think about the big three, Google’s Compute, Amazon’s AWS, and Microsoft’s Azure. Thing is while these are powerful, they are generally complicated, can be expensive, and have pricing that may as well be written in hieroglyphics. Good news though there is relief for those of us who only need the basics, and value simplicity, enter “cloud” servers.
Cloud servers, or Cloud VPS are the new industry words for what we essentially knew as VPS (Virtual Private Servers), but slightly improved, and generally cheaper than traditional VPS providers. The cloud server companies that I looked at offer low pricing, pay as you go billing, instant server creation/destruction and simple interfaces. For part one of this series of reviews I have narrowed them down to the two that I absolutely love, Digital Ocean and Vultr.