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Digital Ocean vs InterServer

Comparison
Compared options Visit Digital Ocean Visit InterServer
Pricing
13 hosting plans 66 hosting plans
Starting price $5.00 / month $2.50 / month
Free domain No No
Coupons No 2 coupons
User Ratings
2.8
4.4
Reliability 2.5
4.5
Pricing 3.0
4.5
User Friendly 3.0
4.5
Support 2.5
4.5
Features 3.0
4.5
User Reviews
97 reviews 392 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
Excellent service and great value.
John Pernu,
10
I'm quite new to websites. Over the last 18 months I've had a number of problems to sort out and had no one locally to ask. Without exception, Interserver has sorted every one out promptly, and efficiently. They have provi... More ded me with a most impressive service, and I have no hesitation in recommending them. Less
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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The worst customer services ever
Ossama Salamah,
3.6
Since we migrated to Interserver.our emails are marked as spam with our recipients and I have contacted customer service several times without any solutions. I tried escalating but they don't have any escalation process. I t... More ried reaching to their leadership on LinkedIn but no one is responding. I don't recommend them at all Less
Shared Hosting
No
3 plans from $2.50 to $8.00
Under $4 No

STANDARD

$2.50 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View STANDARD plan
Under $8 No

WINDOWS ASP.NET

$8.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: plesk
  • Number of Sites: 25
View WINDOWS ASP.NET plan
Over $10 No No
VPS
No
46 plans from $6.00 to $160.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No

VPS1 - Linux

$6.00 / MO
  • Space: 30 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View VPS1 - Linux plan
Over $10 No

VPS1 - Windows

$10.00 / MO
  • Space: 30 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View VPS1 - Windows plan
Dedicated Server
No
12 plans from $49.00 to $710.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

Intel E3-1230V5

$49.00 / MO
  • Space: 2 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Intel E3-1230V5 plan
Cloud Hosting
13 plans from $5.00 to $960.00
No
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
No
Resellers
No
5 plans from $19.95 to $69.95
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

RS One

$19.95 / MO
  • Space: 80 GB
  • Bandwidth: 500.02 GB
  • Panel: cpanel
View RS One 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 3 of 6
Live Chat Yes No
Phone Support No Yes
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support Yes Yes
Video guides Yes No
Knowledgebase Yes No
CMS support
4 of 6 5 of 6
WordPress Yes Yes
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal Yes Yes
Magento Yes Yes
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop No Yes
OS Support
1 of 2 2 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET No Yes
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
2 of 8 6 of 8
PHP Yes Yes
Java No No
Python No Yes
Node.js Yes No
Django No Yes
Perl No Yes
Ruby on Rails No Yes
ASP.NET No Yes
Database Support
1 of 3 3 of 3
MongoDB No Yes
MySQL Yes Yes
PostgreSQL No Yes
Payment Types Support
2 of 6 3 of 6
PayPal Yes Yes
Credit Card Yes Yes
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer No Yes
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
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Winner

Winner

Winner: InterServer

Bruno Mirchevski Hosting Expert

When comparing InterServer and Digital Ocean, you will notice that they offer many very similar services. At first, this can make it difficult to determine which company to go with for hosting your website(s). Once you really start to look at how users rated each company in different areas, however, you’ll quickly see that InterServer is the way to go. They have near perfect scores for reliability, pricing, user friendliness, tech support, features, and more.