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What is the difference between Basic and Professional tiers?

From the documentation I can’t understand what is the difference between Basic and Professional plans for containers. They seem to be identic, the only difference is the price ($10 vs $12) and label that is first better for prototyping and second for production. But what is the real difference? Is the Basic plan unstable and can be down?


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Bobby Iliev
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December 8, 2022
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Hi there,

The App Platform Basic tier gives you hourly application metrics, shared CPU, auto OS patching, and vertical scaling so you can quickly deploy code.

The App Platform Professional tier is an excellent choice for professionals and includes shared and dedicated CPU, horizontal and vertical scaling, and high availability.

With the Basic tier you are limited to 1 container per service:

With the Professional tier, you can scale horizontally by adding more containers for each service:

The Basic tier is better for prototypes and proof of concepts.

For more details and information, you can take a look at the pricing page here:

https://www.digitalocean.com/pricing/app-platform

Best,

Bobby