Digital Ocean vs. Green Geeks: Which is the Better Hosting Option?

This article is a head-to-head comparison of Digital Ocean and Green Geeks – two of the most popular web hosting providers.

Digital Ocean

Digital Ocean is a good web hosting option for developers and teams. To begin with, their hosting is 100% cloud-based. This means that if you choose this hosting provider, your website will not be stored on a physical server, but rather on one of their virtual machines, called Droplets.

Two Types Of Droplets

Standard Droplets rent out at $5 per month for a virtual server with 1 virtual CPU, 1 GB of memory and 25 GB of SSD disk and 1 TB transfer, up to $960 per month for one with 32 virtual CPUs, 3,840 GB of SSD Disk, 192 GB of memory and 12 TB of Transfer.

Digital Ocean’s Standard Droplets are perfect for hosting and scaling blogs, web applications, testing or staging environments, in-memory caching and databases.

The Company’s Advanced Droplets rent out at $40 per month for a cloud-based server with 4 GB of memory, 2 virtual CPUs, 25 GB SSD disk, and 4 TB transfer, up to $640 per month for one with 64 GB of memory, 32 virtual CPUs, 400 GB SSD disk, and 9 TB of transfer.

The Advanced Droplets are most suitable for CPU-intensive applications like video encoding, machine learning, batch processing and active front-end web servers.

Green Geeks

The company is bragging about their one-of-a-kind environmentally-friendly hosting platform. We personally could not figure out why it is so important for a website hosting platform to be ecological, but it certainly sounds posh.

As web hosting is an energy-consuming business, Green Geeks boast that they are putting back three times the power they consume into the grid in the form of renewable energy.

Several Hosting Options

It becomes clear that in addition to standard web hosting, the company offers WordPress hosting and reseller hosting.

Currently, their standard web hosting plans start at $3.95 per month for small websites and blogs, up to $16.95 per month for busy websites and online stores.

Their WordPress hosting plan also costs $3.95 per month. The price includes one-click installation, automatic updates, daily backups and Green Geeks’ dedicated 24/7 customer support service.

The security of your WordPress website is no longer an issue, because the company’s hosting plan comes with a flexible variety of advanced security features to guarantee your site’s top-tier performance.

Our Verdict

In view of all the facts mentioned above, we think the undisputed winner of this head-to-head comparison is Green Geeks.

The fact that they are so green and eco friendly is not as decisive for their victory, though. What puts them ahead of the competition in the field of web hosting is the variety of hosting options and plans that they offer, including a WordPress site hosting plan.

Most importantly, you get more information per minute of browsing their website than you do that of their closest rival, Digital Ocean.

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