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

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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
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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
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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
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