When comparing OVH vs Google App Engine, the Slant community recommends OVH for most people. In the question“What are the best cloud hosting services for small businesses?” OVH is ranked 8th while Google App Engine is ranked 9th. The most important reason people chose OVH is:
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The cheapest plan VPS SSD 1 is at $3.49 /month with :
2 GB RAM
10 GB SSD
Local RAID 10
Pro Advanced DDoS protection
DDoS protection available on most plans. And advanced game server DDoS protection available as well.
Pro Increases application speed considerably
Google App Engine integrates with Google's CDN out of the box and it distributes your application's assets through that, increasing loading speed considerably.
Pro Easy to use
Google App Engine is very easy to use. All you need to do is install the SDK (which in itself is easy as well, and the documentation is very heplful) and run the command needed depending on the type of project to deploy it.
For example, to deploy a golang application, you run
golang deploy inside the project folder and it will be automatically deployed.
Con Difficult, awkward to manage your server's resources
They only provide an upgrade path for CPU, RAM, disk. If you wish to downgrade later, you can't, you must rebuild your server from scratch.
Con Horrible support
I opened several tickets, but I didn't got ANY response.
Con Not a core Google product faces uncertin future
Google is notorious with flipping on technology directions, this product is clearly not the focus of Google.
Con Expenses are very hard to control
The monitoring for expenses is limited at best.
Con Problematic support even in the paid grade
Con No SQL database available
Google App Engine uses Google's NoSQL cloud database. There's no option to use a SQL database with your application.