Cloud platform makes your data elastic!
The cloud platform is an excellent platform for your data. You can upscale or downscale your data on a cloud platform.
Cloud platform is a very secure and safe platform; all the resources shared among different servers by keeping security as a primary objective. It means the resources like CPU, memory, disk space, etc. which considered during the hosting service, are stored on a typical physical architecture and are shared with all the cloud servers. So, whenever you require any of the resources, you can pull them from your cloud server.
In terms, we can say it is similar to online shopping, where you find so many products. Whatever product you like, you select them and put that product in your cart, which you think you need them. You can also make changes into your cart like you can add and subtract the products from the cart as per your selection, and finally, you can pay for those items that you want to purchase. Just like in a cloud platform, you need to spend as per your usage. There is no pressure on your resource usage. You can add or remove the resource whenever you want.
Things to remember when choosing a cloud partner:
If you are giving your data to the third party to keep it secure on the cloud, then you should be alert of their safety. Here are some tips for you that I think you should be aware of while selecting a cloud partner.
1) Certified team –
The cloud provider must have certified experts who can maintain your data on the cloud. These experts know how to scale your information when you want. They also give you expert advice about choosing a suitable scheme based on the requirement of your website. Cloud partners will save you time as well as cost.
2) Your Budget –
There is no specific that you will have to pay regardless of its use in a cloud platform. Therefore, most billing platforms simplify this by opting for a monthly billing system, and this means that you will only have to pay for what you use at the end of every month. Therefore, make sure that you plan your monthly budget by considering the expenses of the cloud platform so that you can enjoy the service without cutting.
3) Ease of use –
If you are taking service from the cloud partner, then they should be responsible for its overall management, and also, they have to make sure that our website is secure or not. Your partner should manage the complete server and should help you resolve the issues related to it.
There are two best cloud service providers first one is DigitalOcean, and the second one is AWS. Probably, you have to select anyone from them.
It is a cloud-based service that offers you an infrastructure as a service and also provides you a reliable and easy to use virtual servers and data storage. It was launched in 2011 by Uretskys. DigitalOcean aims to provide server provisioning and cloud hosting for software developers. Later DigitalOcean was declared as the third-largest web hosting company in the world in terms of web-facing computers. It had also ranked in Deloitte Technology’s Fast 500 List in 2018.
Benefits of DigitalOcean
It offers you virtual servers (VPS) or ‘droplets’ by using DigitalOcean terminology. It also uses the KVM terminology and also able to create droplets in so many different sizes.
AWS (Amazon web service) is a secondary part of the Amazon that provides the cloud service and APIs to the individuals, organizations, and government as per their demands, on the subscription basis. AWS’s version of the cloud, including the virtual computer, has qualities like a real computer that has CPU, GPU for processing, local/RAM, SSD storage, the choice of an operating system, and some of the pre-loaded software.
Benefits of AWS cloud
AWS offers you a wide range of cloud computing platforms, and the most standard from them are Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3). By way of 2017, AWS owns a large share of cloud (IaaS, Paas), which comes around to 34%.
DigitalOcean and AWS clouds both are the best choice and always been a hot topic for debate that which one is better, but here we won’t debate on any of the platforms we will try to explain to you both of them. It cannot be a face-off as both DigitalOcean and AWS built considering the needs of different audiences. Before going forward, I would like to answer the question below regarding these cloud platforms.
Q) Which operating system is best while using DigitalOcean or AWS cloud platform?
Ans) so, if you are using the Microsoft Windows operating system, then it may not be a suitable choice for you. It is because to deploy any servers of DigitalOcean, and you need to install the Linux only. But this is not in the case of the AWS cloud Amazon EC2 is compatible with every operating system.
Some parameters to find the best fit for your project:
Both are easy and straightforward to set-up. Both of them provide API that you can configure so you can easily add/ launch/modify/destroy/delete your data for the project.
|Signup and Payment method||In Digitalocean you can pay via pay pal or debit card. If you are using PayPal then you need to deposit $5 to verify your account. Only you have to verify the account and then you will be able to complete the sign-up process and only then, you can use a promo code.||The AWS takes a bit long process to sign-up for the new users, as it asks for both the phone verification and the credit card verification. There are only two chances to insert the pin if you lost both the chances it will automatically block the sign-up process for 12 hours.|
|Object Storage –|
Object storage is a very new concept introduced to host the static files in the Cloud, as we do it in Dropbox or Google Drive.
|It allows you to access the files through a standard portal and they can also be linked to your droplets. Object storage doesn’t have multiple packages instead has 1 package that can be used for free for the first 2 months. After that, you need to pay $5/month for the 250GB space and 1TB inbound traffic.||Amazon S3 gives you 99.999999999% durability. In AWS, data gets automatically distributed to the 3 physical servers that are separated by at least 10 kilometers within an AWS region. AWS is the most durable and scalable cloud platform. It has top-notch security and flexible data transfer management.|
|Specification of system||It doesn’t have any packages that can match with the Amazon.|
The prices of DigitalOcean are affordable by small businesses and even by startups.
|EC2 is based on the “pay as you use” concept where you need to pay only for the resources that you have exactly used. AWS also has a Lightsail option but that comes with the fixed-rate and fixed hardware specifications. The lowest package of EC2 starts from 0.5GB memory, and 1 CPU core with EBS space, but, this EBS space is slower than SSD space. This is mostly used by large corporate level businesses.|
|Static Content Hosting||Static content hosting is possible in DigitalOcean but, it doesn’t have any ready-made solution.||In AWS, the static content has a ready solution which is known as S3 service. This means any client-side script, HTML, CSS can be used with S3. This can be an added advantage for the static content developers.|
Note: In Digitalocean, there is standard bandwidth at no additional cost. Which means the plans that offered to you have the bandwidth feature. But with AWS EC2 instances, charges for bandwidth additionally incurred from the EC2 price.
DigitalOcean and AWS services are non-comparable. As we have seen, It targets to focus on small companies, whereas AWS is a massive service that serves everyone’s purpose. The difference in their audiences keeps the fight between them away and makes them a leader for their audiences. It is up to you which
Also, read our previous blog- What you need to know while selecting your domain and hosting plan