“DigitalOcean is a new IaaS provider, similar to the Amazon EC2. Comparing to the AWS, DigitalOcean is still a small fish in the IaaS cloud market, but due to their offering of SSD storage, they are attracting more and more users.
OpenShift is a Platform as a Service (PaaS), developed by Red Hat. OpenShift Origin, compared to the Heroku is an Open-source project, so you can install it on your own machine and then run your own PaaS for web hosting.
OpenShift Online’s infrastructure is built on top of Amazon EC2, so I want to try how it would be to run my own PaaS, but on DigitalOcean. DigitalOcean, as I mentioned before, offers fast SSD storage and also a data-center in Amsterdam, which works well for EU citizens…”