VPS Comparison: DigitalOcean vs. SSD Nodes

So, you’ve created your online startup’s business plan, finished the final product, and you’re now ready to release it. Your web application or online game is finally ready to be deployed to production for the world to see. Or perhaps you’ve planned to build an online shop using OpenCart, or a WordPress blog. Whatever the nature of the online service or product you plan on releasing, you now need to choose a VPS provider to host your online product or service, and you’re wondering which is better, DigitalOcean or SSD Nodes?

This DigitalOcean vs. SSD Nodes article has the answer for you!

Notes and Similarities

Both DigitalOcean and SSD Nodes use SSD storage, a KVM hypervisor, and offer full root access. The plans we will compare are for unmanaged servers, which means that you are responsible for maintaining your server. Each plan also uses shared resources, which means that your server shares the underlying physical hardware with other servers.

Note that DigitalOcean calls their VPS a “droplet”.

We’ll compare the standard VPS option from each provider. At SSD Nodes, it’s the Standard VPS, while DigitalOcean calls theirs a Standard Droplet.

Comparing The Available Linux Distributions

Both DigitalOcean and SSD Nodes offer Ubuntu, Fedora, Debian, and CentOS. However, SSD Nodes offers the relatively new AlmaLinux distribution, while DigitalOcean does not. AlmaLinux is a production-grade enterprise operating system that is binary-compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux. It was initially released on March 2021 by CloudLinux to provide a community-supported spiritual successor to CentOS Linux.

If AlmaLinux sounds like your cup of tea, then going with SSD Nodes is your only option for now.

Comparing Standard VPS Plans with 8GB of RAM

Next in our SDD Nodes vs. DigitalOcean comparison, we’ll compare the prices of the standard 8GB RAM VPS plans, which are a good start for deploying applications and running several services at once for low traffic and low resource applications.

Let’s take a look at what each provider offers in the 8GB RAM option:

8GB RAM plans DigitalOcean SSD Nodes
RAM 8GB 8GB
CPU 4vCPUs 2vCPUs
Disk 160GB 160GB
Transfer 5TB 4TB
1-Month Price $48 $19
1-Year Price $576 $77
3-Year Price $1728 $183

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