Is there a reason why DigitalOcean is more common than OVH VPS?

Mujkanovic

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I don't know why DigitalOcean is mentioned more than OVH when saying a VPS to start for newbies. Is DigitalOcean is better than OVH by cheaper, better networks or something else? or just DigitalOcean is promoted by their clients to new clients better on blogs or forums?
 

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DigitalOcean is just the most popular cloud hosting provider, I prefer linode which have better performances and is two times less expensive.
But OVH had a very bad reputation outside Europe because they provide unmanaged services and most of users doesn't understand that.
OVH doesn't have the same advertisement budget than DO, and no affiliates program.
 

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DigitalOcean is more popular than OVH and it also provide better web hosting services than OVH ,Customer support service of OVH is not good.
 

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it also provide web hosting services than OVH
I'm not sure to understand ?
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Customer support of OVH is very bad.
OVH support section

As the owner of your VPS, you have control over all aspects of the installation and configuration of software. Because you are the SysAdmin of your VPS, and to ensure the utmost security of your data, we do not have any access to the software on your machine, nor can we provide any support for it. We provide the infrastructure, and you provide the software expertise!
 

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Do is completely unmanaged ones and it is easy to deploy and rate is also good. The only issue with DO is we have to choose one of their plans and we dont have the option for a custom setup. If we need higher ram, then we need to upgrade to next plan. If the plans fits for you, then DO is the best as I have been hosting server's with them and remember no major outage from their part. Plan rate wise I can see OVH have much attractive lesser rates but I guess they needs some more good marketing strategy.

Another main attraction they have is hourly billing which enables the developers to test the sites at a lower cost. I guess this is what it makes customer more inclined to DO . Even me inclined to DO is mainly due to this as whenever I want some thing to test, I create a droplet and then use it for a few hours and then remove it. So no need to pay full amount.

You can see the comparison here.
 

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I don't know why DigitalOcean is mentioned more than OVH when saying a VPS to start for newbies. Is DigitalOcean is better than OVH by cheaper, better networks or something else? or just DigitalOcean is promoted by their clients to new clients better on blogs or forums?
I knew DigitalOcean when reading a post from an user who used their service and give good feedback for them, also promoting their services to earn extra bucks. I think its one of reason why DigitalOcean is more popular than OVH because they offering affiliate programs which give their customers opportunities to earn money from their hosting services.
 

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Yes, OVH doesn't care about affiliates/marketing/support because they are a IaaS (Infrastructure as a service). So they are not selling for basic customers, but for professionals/sysadmin/hosting providers etc ...
They are at least 3x times cheaper, and I have got only 15 minutes downtime in 6 years with all my servers and that was a planned maintenance. But they don't provide any kind of support, and they are not "customers friendly" because that's not their job.

DO, Vultr & Linode are good cloud hosting providers, but they are not working on the same level. And OVH is bigger than all of them together.
 
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