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Digital Ocean vs Google Cloud Platform

Comparison
Compared options Visit Digital Ocean Visit Google Cloud Platform
Pricing
13 hosting plans 2 hosting plans
Starting price $5.00 / month $150.00 / month
Free domain No No
Coupons No No
User Ratings
2.8
3.2
Reliability 2.5
3.5
Pricing 3.0
3.0
User Friendly 3.0
3.0
Support 2.5
3.0
Features 3.0
3.5
User Reviews
97 reviews 21 reviews
Latest positive review
Great Service
John Howard,
8.8
Digital Ocean is a highly customisable cloud hosting service with reasonable rates. The only drawback for non-technical customers is you will need to configure your server VIA the command-line – the good thing is Digital Ocea... More n has easy to follow documentation that shows you how to do this among many other things. Less
Great Platform
Muhammad Faizan,
9.6
I'm already using Google platform for deploy the web, google provide great facility for Professional People who want start new business.
Latest negative review
Good plan prices with bad customer service
David Littlefield,
5.6
I will say that they have good plan prices. You will need to already know how to manage a server. If you don't have to interact with their customer service team then it's great.
The customer service at Digital Ocean is an unp... More leasant mess for the following reasons:
1. It's inconsistent: You receive replies from different people every time in the same email thread. 
2. It's uncoordinated: You receive identical template responses from different customer service representatives in the same email thread.
3. It's insincere: You are given offers to provide technical assistance without them following through.
4. It's inefficient: You literally have to interact with 5 to 10 customer service representatives to answer a simple question.
5. It's self-promoting: You receive are sent paragraphs of sales copy during your customer service request without having first received any customer service.
6. It's questionable: You receive responses that repeatedly avoid or completely ignore answering simple questions about performance capabilities.
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Terrible service and cloud provider
Matthew S,
2.4
They sneak in so many extra fees and services, and support are hopeless (literally lied about the hidden fees). They disregard GDPR law and other EU laws too, not to mention they're about 10x the cost of some other providers.
Cloud Hosting
13 plans from $5.00 to $960.00 2 plans from $150.00 to $400.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8

$5

$5.00 / MO
  • Space: 25 GB
  • Bandwidth: 1 TB
View $5 plan
No
Over $10

$10

$10.00 / MO
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: 2 TB
View $10 plan

Silver

$150.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Silver plan
Data Centers
3 of 6 1 of 6
North America Yes Yes
Europe Yes No
Asia Yes No
Oceânia No No
South America No No
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
5 of 6 5 of 6
Live Chat Yes No
Phone Support No Yes
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support Yes Yes
Video guides Yes Yes
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
4 of 6 4 of 6
WordPress Yes Yes
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal Yes Yes
Magento Yes Yes
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop No No
OS Support
1 of 2 2 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET No Yes
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
2 of 8 5 of 8
PHP Yes Yes
Java No Yes
Python No Yes
Node.js Yes Yes
Django No Yes
Perl No No
Ruby on Rails No No
ASP.NET No No
Database Support
1 of 3 3 of 3
MongoDB No Yes
MySQL Yes Yes
PostgreSQL No Yes
Payment Types Support
2 of 6 1 of 6
PayPal Yes No
Credit Card Yes Yes
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer No No
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
Second

Second

Winner

Winner

Winner: Google Cloud Platform

Michael Levanduski Expert Hosting Writer & Tester

When looking for cloud based hosting, Google Cloud Platform and Digital Ocean are two well-respected companies. While Digital Ocean may have slightly better prices, they really can’t compete with Google when it comes to the reliability, user friendliness, support, and overall features that are offered. If you’re willing to spend a few extra dollars per year, using Google Cloud Platform is definitely worth it, which is why we choose them as the winner of this comparison.