When comparing pCloud vs DigitalOcean, the Slant community recommends DigitalOcean for most people. In the question“What are the best cloud hosting services for small businesses?” DigitalOcean is ranked 1st while pCloud is ranked 9th. The most important reason people chose DigitalOcean is:
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](https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials) for people new to VPS.
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Pro No file size limits
Allows you to store your HD videos, FLAC music files, and large documents.
Pro Lifetime options for storage space
Backup and use your files from any device with Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, or iOS.
Pro Desktop app doesn't take space on hard disk
Computers see it as a network drive.
Pro Other users can upload files to your storage
Have others upload files directly to your account from any browser using "Upload links".
Pro Very reliable
Pro No synchronization speed limits
Sync files as fast as your internet plan allows you to.
Pro Free 20gb of storage
Higher than all the other cloud services except Mega.
Pro 2tb storage and 2tb bandwidth
Unlike all the other clouds this makes it great for sharing large files. To lots of people.
Pro Free bandwidth with ads
This is nice if you don't care about what is people see on the page when you share the file and you have large files to send.
Pro WebDAV access
Files can be accessed using WebDAV (although there is a limitation at the moment that prevents access via WebDAV if two-factor authentication is set up.. hopefully to be resolved in the near future)
Pro Linux client
Support for all file systems and distributions.
Pro Branding of Download links
Cool branding feature possible for the videos and pictures :)
Pro Easy Sharing
A lot of sharing options between accounts and other non-pCloud-users.
Pro Rewind option for FREE
Rewind option is possible for free up to 15 days back in time, 30 days back with Premium plans and you can pay for a whole year of file versioning only 39 EUR!
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.
Pro Pay-as-you-go with multiple payment options
Billing is done per hour. Each month has a 672 hour (28-day) billing cap with server runtime past that point being free of charge. DigitalOcean accepts payments via Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and PayPal.
Pro Competetive starter-level pricing
With pricing that starts at $5/month. It's a pretty cheap VPS provider.
Pro Good API
DigitalOcean has an API for creating and destroying droplets and replicating droplet control panel functionality. The API is RESTful, uses oAuth, supports IPv6 and comes with an extensive documentation.
Pro (New) Block Storage Volumes
You can now attach dynamic distributed (assuming SAN) storage to a droplet. Multiple droplets cannot attach to the same volume. The storage is very affordable and there are easy to follow how-to guides.
(as of writing, only in certain datacenters)
Pro Flexible backup mechanism
Automatic backups can be made for 20% of the droplet price and an unlimited amount of snapshots at $0.02 per GB of storage can be made manually.
Con Low bandwith
Con Not a well known company
Con No DDoS protection
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.
Con Limited Locations, compared to others
I know with many applications, locations are not always super important. However there are several good reason to have certain locations. Only having East Coast and West Coast happens to be an issue for us and a few of our partners.
Con Setup is not as fast as advertised
A person who wants to set this up, set that up, configure this and so forth - and who has minimal time pressures would be okay. But the time it takes to be set up can be crucial for people who want to get up and running as fast as possible.
Con Terrible support
Con Limited payment options
Con Don't accept Bitcoin yet
Even though it's one of the most voted suggestions on their customer feedback website, DigitalOcean does not accept any crypto-currency payment methods.