7 Best DigitalOcean Alternatives 2018

DigitalOcean is one of the best cloud hosting providers at affordable prices with scalable features. Though it is one of the best, it cannot satisfy everyone’s requirement. So, here I will be sharing 7 best DigitalOcean alternatives which may fulfill your needs.

Top DigitalOcean Alternatives of 2018


Best DigitalOcean Alternatives

Best DigitalOcean Alternatives

Why DigitalOcean Alternatives?

DigitalOcean offers a very affordable pricing structure. However, due to the high level of competition, you can also find some low priced Hosting providers than Digital Ocean.

Vultr [Starts from $0.004/hr]

Vultr will be the best choice when you search for DigitalOcean Alternatives.  They offer 100% uptime. In case if they fail to deliver, you will be credited for that outage period. We strongly recommend Vultr since we have hosted this blog on Vultr and we never faced any downtime.

Vultr does offer services on an hourly and monthly basis. Their lowest plan costs just $2.50 on which you will get  512MB RAM, 1-Core CPU, SSD-20GB storage and 500GB bandwidth. While the next plan cost similar to DigitalOcean’s basic $5 plan.

They allow you to create the snapshot of the server which saves time when redeploying to the new server.

Vultr provides different apps related to Linux, Windows, and web servers. The only downside is that they do not offer any live chat support.  You need to create a support ticket and wait for their reply. But you can expect a quick answer from them.  So if you are searching a low priced DigitalOcean Alternative, then Vultr will be the best choice.


Plans ranges (8 Plans)
Pricing $2.50/mo – $320/mo
Websites Unlimited
CPU 1 – 16 Cores
RAM 512MB – 64GB
Storage 20GB – 400GB SSD
Bandwidth 500GB – 10000GB


A2 Hosting

Another powerful Digital Ocean Alternative is the A2hosting which was launched in 2003. With the SSD disks, A2Hosting becomes one of the fastest hosting providers. Not only speed, they also provide you 100 % uptime.

Their basic plan costs just $5 which will be an excellent choice for beginners and bloggers. The plan comes with 20GB SSD storage, 512MB RAM,  2 TB Transfer


Plans ranges (3 Plans)
Pricing $5/mo – $32/mo
Websites Unlimited
CPU 1 – 2 Cores
RAM 512MB – 4GB
Storage 20GB – 75 GB SSD
Bandwidth 2TB – 6TB


It is the potential Digital Ocean Alternative considering that they provide managed hosting services. Cloudways offer cloud infrastructure platform from various providers Vultr, DigitalOcean, Google, Amazon, and KYUP. So if you wish to use DigitalOcean but confused as they do not offer live chat, then Cloudways is the best solution.

The starter plan costs just $7 which offers 512MB RAM, 20GB storage, 1TB bandwidth and free1-click SSL certificate. More bandwidth can be added to just $0.02/GB using the Digital Ocean platform. The plans are backed by 30 days refund policy.

They also offer you Varnish UI that improve site security and performance. They support different speed friendly technologies like NGINXPHP 7Memcached and Apache server for a smooth hosting experience. You can test their services, they offer 3-days trial account without credit card. Below are their plan details


Plans ranges (4 Plans)
Pricing $7- $70/mo
Websites Unlimited
CPU 1 – 2 Cores
RAM 512MB – 4GB
Storage 20GB – 60GB SSD
Bandwidth 1TB – 4TB


The list of DigitalOcean Alternatives continues with Host1Plus.  They offer both Linux and Windows servers. Their features include SSH access, DNS management and API access to the other functionalities makes it one of the best cloud hosting for developers.

Plans ranges (4 Plans)
Pricing $15/mo – $66/mo
Websites Unlimited
CPU 2-4 Cores
RAM 2GB – 16GB
Storage 40GB – 250GB SSD
Bandwidth 1-2 TB

They also offer custom plans which can be availed by contacting their support team.


Linode is also another best Digital Ocean alternative. They have the highest performing SSD Linux server that fulfills your needs. They have 5 different basic plans depending on the needs of the people. These plans include Linode 1GB, Linode 2GB, Linode 4GB,  Linode 8GB, Linode 12GB. They also have high memory plans up to 200GB.  All these packages have different prices depending on their package plans. These plans are discussed below.


Plans ranges (10 Plans)
Pricing $5 – $960/mo
Websites Unlimited
CPU 1 – 16 Cores
RAM 1GB – 200GB
Storage 20GB – 340GB SSD
Bandwidth 1TB – 9 TB



FastComet offers high performance cloud hosting with SSD-only servers, CloudFlare CDN & 24/7/365 dedicated support. Free domain & UNIQUE caching for brutal website speed. Daily Backups, Monitoring and amazing Control Panel. The plan details are mentioned below:

Plans ranges (3 Plans)
Pricing $2.95/mo – $9.95/mo
Websites 1- Unlimited
CPU 1 – 16 Cores
Storage 15GB – 36GB SSD
Visits 25000- 100000


Web Hosting

Siteground is our top choice for an alternative host to DigitalOcean because they’re offering something really useful for people who want something easier than Digital Ocean.

You don’t need to know how to install your server or use the command line in Linux or anything like that, you’ll have a super-simple visual dashboard instead.

The plan details are mentioned below:

Plans ranges (7 Plans)
Pricing $3.95/mo – $240/mo
Websites 1- Unlimited
CPU 1 – 8 Cores
RAM 2GB – 10GB
Storage 10GB – 120GB SSD
Bandwidth 1- 5TB


Picking up the best DigitalOcean alternatives becomes very simple by keeping an eye on the type of work you want to do. If you are searching the alternative for developing needs, then we recommend you try CloudWays because you will get all developer friendly tools and apps. Plus they also have 24/7 in-house live chat for dealing with the user’s queries promptly.

On the other hand, if you are a blogger or web marketer and want to host your blog on cloud hosting for a longer term (minimum 1-year) then A2Hosting offers peace of mind services. They are blazingly fast, above 99.9% uptime, easy to use and provides support services mainly through Live Chat, Phone, and ticketing. Plus, there are plenty of good reviews about A2Hosting.

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