Comparison: AWS, Digital Ocean,Heroku, google app engine

+1 vote
What is the difference between the AWS, Digital Ocean Heroku, Google App Engine? I am actually looking for a better understanding of these topics
Apr 18, 2018 in Cloud Computing by brat_1
• 7,110 points
176 views

2 answers to this question.

+1 vote

For an introduction:

AWS and Digital Ocean are web hosting site used to host simple dynamic sites. Heroku and Google App Engine is used to deploy complex web applications. To give you specific definitions:

  • Digital Ocean is a "cloud" VPS provider. It will give you your usual VPS server.
  • AWS is one of the best cloud providers in the market. It will let you build your own data centre
  • Heroku : It will let you push your applications to git repositories
  • Google App Engine : it is similar to Heroku with some features different.
answered Apr 18, 2018 by hemant
• 5,750 points
0 votes

All of the host your code/webapp/whatever. The difference is to the level of control you have on the underlying box. For example, DO and AWS will give you SSH root access for a Linux box. Heroku and Google App Engine limit your access and you have a set of command line tools / web interfaces through which you tweak setting while they automate everything on the background. That said, Heroku /does/ host your app and that's why you're paying them :)
Again, it comes down to what sort of control you need over the infrastructure that your app runs on. It's completely personal preference whether you choose to worry for nothing but your code or have fine-grained access to the last detail on your server. Give them a spin, most of them offer some sort of trial.

answered Sep 3, 2018 by findingbugs
• 4,770 points

Related Questions In Cloud Computing

0 votes
1 answer

Clone AWS container instance to google container

you can try sharing the images where ...READ MORE

answered Apr 27, 2018 in Cloud Computing by shubham
• 6,890 points
37 views
+3 votes
3 answers

Is there a way to install apache drill on an EMR cluster on AWS that is already Running?

It looks to be trying to get ...READ MORE

answered Oct 11, 2018 in Cloud Computing by findingbugs
• 4,770 points
354 views
+4 votes
4 answers

AWS S3 cli isn’t working on Windows server

The error message has nothing to do ...READ MORE

answered Aug 20, 2018 in Cloud Computing by Priyaj
• 57,300 points
186 views
+3 votes
3 answers

Is it possible to delete a API in AWS API Gateway?

Yes, it is possible to delete an ...READ MORE

answered Mar 27, 2018 in Cloud Computing by brat_1
• 7,110 points
745 views
+4 votes
3 answers

AWS API Gateway with AWS WAF

Well that is not possible, Reason: API Gateway would ...READ MORE

answered Mar 27, 2018 in Cloud Computing by code_ninja
• 6,220 points
437 views
+4 votes
2 answers

AWS Cloud formation script

You may use the update-stack sub command. ...READ MORE

answered Mar 27, 2018 in Cloud Computing by code_ninja
• 6,220 points
112 views
+4 votes
3 answers

Deploy RESTful API with .net framework 4.5 in AWS Lambda

This is an old question (somewhat), but ...READ MORE

answered Jan 16 in Cloud Computing by Kirk Davis
697 views
+4 votes
2 answers

How come AWS S3 is erasing my extension from PDF files?

I think the problem should be with ...READ MORE

answered Mar 27, 2018 in Cloud Computing by code_ninja
• 6,220 points
174 views
+3 votes
5 answers

AWS EFS vs EBS vs S3 (differences & when to use?)

EFS is: May not yet be available in ...READ MORE

answered Apr 9, 2018 in Cloud Computing by hemant
• 5,750 points
1,625 views
+2 votes
3 answers

AWS S3 copy files and folders between two buckets

A simplified example using the aws-sdk gem: AWS.config(:access_key_id ...READ MORE

answered Aug 16, 2018 in Cloud Computing by Priyaj
• 57,300 points
875 views