When we talk about cloud providers many people think about the big three, Google’s Compute, Amazon’s AWS, and Microsoft’s Azure. While these are powerful services, they are generally complicated, and can be expensive. In some cases pricing may as well be written in hieroglyphics. There is relief for those of us who only need the basics, and value simplicity, enter cloud servers.
Cloud servers are the new iteration of what we knew as VPS (Virtual Private Servers), but greatly improved. These systems run on a cloud platform, and are generally cheaper than traditional VPS providers. Cloud servers also offer many add-on services and features that are invaluable to the busy developer. The cloud server companies that I looked at offer low, per hour, pricing. They also offer instant server creation/destruction and simple interfaces. I narrowed it down to 2 competitors, Digital Ocean vs Vultr, and both are great services.