We recently moved our customer servers from Amazon EC2 to Digital Ocean. Ignoring the huge cost savings for a second, the performance increase has been amazing. You get considerably more power for less money.
- Server costs were reduced by 60%
- Massive performance increase – drives are SSD based
- Base packages start as low as $5
- Support! Digital Ocean has online support techs which have always been very quick to get back to us.
There are a few features which I am really missing, like the ability to have multiple IPs to a cloud instance (or the ability to move IPs around your instances). I plan on writing a full blog review and comparison soon. In the meantime, if you haven't already looked into Digital Ocean, I highly recommend them. We couldn't be happier.