Why is IONOS Cheaper than DigitalOcean and Which to Choose?
I can see DigitalOcean is charging $40/mo for
- 8GB RAM
- 4 vCPU
- 160GB SSD
IONOS 1 and 1 is charging $36/mo for
- 6 vCores CPU
- 12GB RAM
- 240GB SSD
I’m currently on $20 a month 2 vCPU with 4GB ram on DigitalOcean
For a few dollars extra at IONOS, I can get 4 vCPU and 8GB ram with 160GB disk
Am I paying the extra on DigitalOcean, for the better flexibility, ie volumes, spaces etc, or is there a different reason IONOS offer, what appears to be similar setup, at a much more cost efficient basis? They’re also offering first 6 months for $1.
My current setup has a big MySQL database and I am finding that my innoDB buffer data is exceeding the 3GB pool size and the system is slowing down a bit. More RAM and increased buffer pool size would probably help my situation.
Additionally, IONOS use SAN storage, is this why it’s cheaper?