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Getting started with Heroku is very easy. It's a very straightforward procedure and a beginner can set up their first app in two minutes. Often it's just a matter of a couple of git commands and it's all set up and running. The official Heroku docmentation also helps a lot. See More
While starting with Heroku is fast and easy, and the first few deployments are actually very fast, larger applications tend to have slower deployments. It takes some time for the dynos to restart and while they are restarting the application is completely offline. Which means that you can lose precious seconds of application time. See More
Heroku has a vast list of plugins and services that can be added to an instance. These plugins cover things from databases to email systems. This remove the task of having to install services and setting them up manually. Heroku does it all for you. See More
DigitalOcean has a control panel that's intuitive and easy to use, new servers (Droplets) can be spun up in under a minute and they offer stock "apps" (LAMP, RoR, Wordpress) that can be deployed instantly. There's also an extensive documentation for people new to VPS. See More
When Digital Ocean detects what they think may be a DoS attack, they will cut traffic to the droplet to avoid performance drops to neighbors etc. This means if your droplet comes under attack, or appears to be under attack, it will be disconnected from the network, effectively down. See More
If you wanna host your database on the cloud server, you can have both the option as Database as a Service (Pre-installed and managed database) or Infrastructure as a Service (If you want to have root access and manually want to install the database). See More
If you mess things up in your Linode instance, for example with the filesystem or boot configuration, Linode allows you to run a recovery ISO so you can try and fix things yourself without relying on Linode's support team. See More
Linode allows you to create memory partitions and copy or move them around. Furthermore, it even lets you reboot your instance with smaller RAM in order to simulate how your application would act if your Linode instance gets downgraded. See More
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Sigma needs just an AWS account (for deploying your serverless app) and GitHub account (for saving your code and generated configurations). But even if you don't have either or both of them, you can still get started with a free demo account or one of the ready-made samples. See More
With Sigma, you can define your entities - buckets, databases, queues, APIs, etc. - as and when you encounter them in your code (reusing the previously defined ones when necessary). This ensures a seamless development experience, without any jump-arounds among multiple dashboards, documentation pages and configuration files. See More
Sigma seamlessly integrates with your GitHub account, so you can save and reload your projects from GitHub at any time. Sigma can also load public projects from any GitHub URL or profile, so sharing your latest adventure with your colleagues is just a matter of sharing your GitHub URL. See More
Convox is built on Docker and deployments are made using Docker containers. Because of this, developers have a large number of existing Docker images to choose from with which they can customize their environment to suit their needs. See More
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