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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 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
Vultr consistently has great results in benchmarks compared to other VPS providers. It's true that VPS benchmarks are famous for not being very credible because they depend on a myriad of outside variables (most notably instances hosted on the same hardware and distance from the data-center). But still, Vultr scores consistently high in several different benchmarks such as CPU performance and MySQL compilation times. See More
Bitcoin can only be used once the user has added their credit card info into their Luna node account. This pretty much negates the point of using bitcoin, if you need to hand over your personal information anyways. 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
You get what you pay for. Don't expect stellar customer support or blazing fast boxes. I only use these for really basic things. I have one running GitLab to back up my code, a couple running Cloud 9 so I can dev straight on the server, and one as a proxy for when I'm on public wifi or something. Don't think you are going to run your company's web site on these servers. See More